Finding and gifting that one perfect present to someone you love is part of the whole Christmas magic, but sometimes, putting a smile on your favorite guy’s face doesn’t come without struggle.
Luckily, there are plenty of foolproof gifts out there if you just know who you’re shopping for. Whether it’s your best friend, your boyfriend, your husband or your brother, one of these fail-safe present ideas is sure to trigger your inspiration for the season.
Below, 5 gifts to give a guy that you absolutely can’t go wrong with.
1. A watch.
In being the most worn accessory piece by men, a watch makes for a great gift to give, particularly to the guy who knows to appreciate a timepiece as the testimony of style that it is.
Impress the corporate guy with a classic watch, the adventurer with a sturdy, functional one, the refined gent with a discreet and elegant piece, and the cool guy with a handsome black chronograph. Leave it to them to know how to match their suit to their beautiful new timepiece.
Above: Zenith Elite Ultra-Thin Roman DialAlligator Watch • LuminoxBlack Ops Carbon 8800 Series Watch • Sekford Type 1A Stainless Steel and Leather Watch • Kingsman+ Bremont ALT1-B Automatic Chronograph Watch.
2. A perfume.
It just takes knowing what aromas awaken his senses to make a perfume the one gift that won’t ever disappoint. Match an eau de parfum that captures fresh scents of nature and hints of smoky camp fires to the outdoorsy guy, and pick out a warming scent, mixing notes of tobacco leaf and spiced cinnamon for the man who dresses sharp and talks slick.
Trust a fragrance with warming pepper, spiced ginger and floral geranium to appeal to the modern guy, and one that’s at once sweet and spicy to thrill the urbane sophisticate.
Above: Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum – Lemon • Odin New YorkSemma Formula 11 Eau de Parfum – Sweet Tobacco, Warm Myrrh • Penhaligon’s No. 33 Cologne – Lavender, Citrus • Tom Ford Beauty Tom Ford Noir Eau de Parfum.
3. A bag.
If you’re interested in gifting a more functional present this Christmas, choose a stylish bag knowing it is likely to check all the right boxes. Here you can enthuse the laid-back guy with a slick, leather backpack, or surprise the nonconformist with a Bag Bugs design.
The guy who’s always on the go is likely to appreciate a luxe messenger bag, the same way a burnished leather briefcase is sure to satisfy the gentleman who’s always dashing between business meetings.
4. A home accessory.
Be it a single room, a cozy apartment or a gorgeous house, the space inhabited by your favorite guy is likely to betray a lot about his personal preferences, and his lifestyle. That’s why a home accessory that’s likely to fit in with the rest of the decor makes for another smart gift idea.
If his house always smells great, treat him to an ‘Earth’ scent diffuser with a mossy fresh fragrance. The tech savy is sure to love a radio that will consolidate all his home audio systems, and a luxurious chess set will make for a a striking talking point or gift to a fan of the game.
5. A pair of gloves.
There are plenty of stylish options both online, and in shops, ready to turn what is the gifting of men’s gloves into a gesture that is at once thoughtful, and elegant.
In between a pair of luxurious leather mittens for the guy who appreciates comfort and a checked flannel design for the heritage lover, a pair of driving gloves for the guys who love to add a nonchalant edge to their look and a supple pair of intrecciato leather gloves for the dapper gent, you’ll find the choices to be plenty.