Gift Guide No. 03: For Him

He says he doesn’t want anything, but we know that’s not true and with this gift guide, he won’t even be hard to shop for. We’ve found can’t-miss presents with something to appeal to all the men in your life. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our other gift guides: Thoughtful & Economical and For Her, and tomorrow, don’t miss Splurges.

No. 01: A shop favorite, Catstudio’s collegiate collection of hand-stitched pillows make such thoughtful gifts. Each pillow celebrates what’s special about that college town. James Madison University is a popular choice around here, but we have dozens from all over the country. (Available at Red Barn Mercantile, $168; others from the Catstudio Collegiate Collection, $158-$225)

No. 02: If the leading gentleman in your life enjoys a cool beverage of any kind, he will absolutely and completely love receiving a handmade sterling silver mint julep tumbler. I have zero doubts about this recommendation — these beautiful cups are forged by hand out of our Alexandria workshop and they serve as the perfect vessel for bourbon, whisky, water, whatever. They keep the liquid cool and your man feeling even cooler. We have very limited stock of these on hand (otherwise they are handmade by custom order), so move fast if you want one in time for Christmas! (Available at Alx&Co., $850)

No. 03: Calling cigar aficionados! Any gentlemen would appreciate this gorgeous ashtray made with shed horn. (Available at Kiskadee, $98)

No. 04: Ready to give in a beautiful box, the Molton Brown Black Pepper Set has his favorite scented shower gel and scrub bar. (Available at Bellacara, $45)

No. 05: The Lafco Diffuser in Feu de Bois brings the scent of firewood without the mess. He’ll love the smoky, woodsy scent of this diffuser each time he enters the room. My husband loves it! (Available at Bellacara, $115)

No. 06: It is rare that we carry things for men at our store but we didn’t want them to miss out on everyone’s favorite sock brand, Ilux. We aren’t sure how they do it, but these are the most comfortable socks around. (Available at The Shoe Hive, $17)

No. 07: Who says you’re the only one that appreciates a really good cut? Treat him to a gift card! (Available at Bazzak Salon)

No. 08: Secrid Wallets are a family favorite! The exterior is a beautiful leather and the interior is a nifty mechanism that pushes your credit cards up with the push of a button. It also protects your cards from getting hacked. (Available at TSALT, $110)

No. 09: Give the gift of younger-looking skin. Kiehl’s Men’s Heavy Lifters Gift Set includes the line’s anti-aging men’s skincare essentials. (Available at Bellacara, $68)

No. 10: Is your man equally at home in the woods or coaching youth soccer? This S’well bottle is for him! (Available at Kiskadee, $55)

No. 11: A classic game with a hilarious twist. Looks like a great guys’ night! (Available at Kiskadee, $22)

No. 12: Treat someone to the deliciously dapper gift of chocolate, bacon, and booze. The Vice Collection 8-piece Candy Bento Box is a crowd pleaser, and the packaging is so perfect you don’t even need to wrap it. (Available at Penny Post, $67.50 for the Vice Collection; other Sugarfina flavors, $9-25)

No. 13: Tamara absolutely loves Fulton & Roark colognes. She bought it for all of the men in her family because it smells amazing, it lasts forever, and it’s solid, making it so easy to pack and go! (Available at TSALT, $42)

No. 14: He can come into and out of the studio in style, or just up with loungewear game at home with these Ascend joggers. (Available at Ascend Cycle, $65)

No. 15: The perfect gift for him is SAXX Underwear. These flew off the shelves last year! Guys love them because of the “Ball-Park Pouch,”which is apparently the best thing since sliced bread. (Available at TSALT, $30+)

No. 16: The Big Ass Brick of soap is indeed enormous. It lasts roughly three times longer than ordinary bars, and comes in limited edition WWII-era propaganda packaging. Bars are available in the following scents: Victory, Achievement, Naval Supremacy. I think we all know someone who could use these. (Available at Red Barn Mercantile, $10)

No. 17: TRAVELER’S notebooks are completely customizable and created to last a lifetime. They are small enough to tote around, and a breeze to refill once the pages have been filled. (Available at Penny Post, $60-64; inserts and accessories, $6.50-$14)


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