Can’t-miss ideas for the guy in your life
You know that old saying: Men. Can’t live with them, can’t figure out what the heck to get them for the holidays. Another sweater? A necktie maybe? Do they still make The Pocket Fisherman? Oh, how about a gift card! They like gift cards, don’t they? No, no. It just sits in their wallets forever. Gift cards are terrible.
Thankfully, you have this handy guide to help out.
Just home in on that one perfectly special item he’ll love. Whether a practical — yet so stylish — winter parka to keep him warm, or a smart telescope that lets him ponder the mysteries of the universe, the male on your list will be most impressed with your giftbestowing prowess.
Yes, there are ways to stay warm and look good at the same time. Zara’s orange padded parka with removable, faux-fur-trimmed hood does both perfectly. $179, zara.com
If you want to help him elevate his style, start with his wrist. Bamford Watch Department’s brushed stainless steel and leather Mayfair watch is the perfect upgrade. It’s refined enough for the office and sporty enough for the weekend. $560, mrporter.com
Cool accessories can take his style to a new level, and Coach’s Rodeo wallet and Paul Smith’s quirky Dino leather card holder are two perfect ways to start. $195, coach.com, and $125, paulsmith.com
Crosley’s stylish C6 classic turntable with a built-in preamp sounds as good as it looks. $179.95, nordstrom.com
Have you ever had a pint in a glass as nice as Tom Dixon’s? Part of the designer’s Tank series, the glasses are mouth-blown to create a handsome sculptural shape that helps preserve a brew’s head. Set of two glasses. $90, mrporter.com and tomdixon.net