With the holidays just around the corner, it is time to start creating your christmas list full of epic and manly gear (or its time to find gifts to give to your guy friends and family). So cutting all the fluff and preamble, Menprovement is here to help save Christmas and we have compiled a list of awesome gifts to ask for or give!
The Menprovement Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Style and Clothing
Christmas is the perfect time to start updating your wardrobe and creating a style that reflects your personality and expresses your unique identity. To help you do that we have compiled some awesome resources that we have either personally tried or been referred to by friends.
1. The Tesuti Men’s Gift Box
While The Bespoke Post boxes have recently been all the rage among The Art of Manliness and Primer Magazine circles, our new favorite is the Hugo Boss, Tesuti box.
Coming equipped with one of the best fitting shirts I’ve ever owned, shaving gear, and one of the best journals and pens ever created, this gift box is one of the best all around gifts that you can give and makes an excellent stocking stuffer.
2. Jose and Markham Hendrix Brown Dress Shoes
This is by far my FAVORITE pair of shoes that I own and I will be doing an in depth review in the coming weeks! The Jose-Markham Hendrix’s are an epic pair of hand crafted oxfords made fro natural leather welt and cowhide with a full leather sole and a heel with rubber grips.
Within the first day of trying out my pair I had received probably 5-10 compliments from friends and strangers alike. Not only are they extremely comfortable (for dress shoes) and extremely stylish.
3. Say it With a Sockscription
A great and quirky stocking stuffer for any man in your family who is stylish and a little eccentric, the Say it with a Sock Sockscription. Not only are these socks well made and super cozy, but they are a great way to express your own personality and stand out from the crowd.
4. Drake and Hutch Underwear
Look guys, we’re all men here, and how you take care of the land down under is extremely important for personal comfort. Which is why we are huge fans of the new company Drake and Hutch
Their tailored underwear caters to the lifestyle of the modern man. As the first thing you put on and the last you take off, they believe underwear should be formed with the same attention to detail you would find on a bespoke suit.
That is why they spent 2 years working with Jermyn St. tailors to perfect the block on which Drake & Hutch underwear is made. This fit is unique to the brand, providing support while preventing garment rise. Every piece of clothing we design has its own story which links to our tailoring heritage.
5. Nectar Sunglasses
The last piece of an epic wardrobe is an epic pair of sunglasses. Which is exactly what the folks over at Nectar Sunglasses are bringing you. Featuring a polarized filter on lens, a lightweight frame specifically designed for maximum comfort and durable polycarbonate frame made to take a beating, Nectar sunglasses are not only extremely stylish but also extremely well made and practical.
6. Dark Knot Luxury Ties
Perhaps one of the most important accent pieces to any man’s attire, a well made luxury tie and can make or break an outfit.
If you are looking to kickstart your wardrobe with the addition of some exquisite hand made silk ties and pocket squares? Try the Dark Knot’s Three Ties and Three Pocket Squares Starter Kit, we ensure that you are covered.
7. Gangsterchief Pocket Squares
If you are looking to make a statement with your style and make a difference while you are at it, then Gangsterchief pocket squares are an excellent place to start.
Gangsterchief’s first limited-edition pocket square features legendary street photographer Robert Yager’s powerful image, “Crack-cocaine cash being counted.” Measuring 16”x16”, each square is handmade in Downtown LA from 100% silk with full, hand-rolled edges. Gangsterchief supports community-based organizations who work to reduce and prevent gang violence.
Other Awesome Stuff
While there are tons of epic style gifts that you can give/get, sometimes there are pieces of gear that are just to epic to pass up. From random alcohol paraphernalia to super cozy bedsheets, we have got it all for you.
If you enjoy the occasional beer (or even a good soda in a glass bottle) then you have to check out the folks over at Capcatchers, a customizable wall mounted bottle opener that offers an epic accent to any craft beer enthusiasts kitchen.
This Stainless Steel Wall-Mount Bottle Opener will never rust or tarnish. Install on any wall, cabana, post or tree, and begin opening bottles with style! Personalized with up to 3 lines of text, it makes a fantastic Groomsmen gift, Father’s Day gift or housewarming gift. Bottle opener comes in a recycled-paperboard window box with two mounting screws.
2. Bull & Stash Leather Notebook
Nearly every successful man has kept a habit of journaling, and the guys over at Bull & Stash have made this easier than ever with their awesome leather pocket journal.
Featuring a thick oiled leather cover, full metal hardware, thick bleed resistant 60# paper, and 30 pages of refillable paper, this awesome notebook is a must have stocking stuffer for any thoughtful man.
3. Brooklinen Bed Sheets
Sleep is possibly one of the most important contributors to your performance, and maximizing the quality of your sleep is one of the best investments you can make. That’s why Brooklinen has been working tirelessly to bring you a set of bed sheets that are both completely affordable and ridiculously cozy.
Their original line woven in a perfect cotton percale. These soft, cool and crisp sheets will make your whole bed feel like the cool side of the pillow. Made from a single ply, single pick construction with 60 count yarns, their 270 thread count Classic collection provides the optimal balance of softness and breathability.
4. Flaviar Spirits Tasting Pack
If you are over 21 (or over 18 in any country other than the U.S.) then developing a taste for fine spirits and whiskey is an important social skill that will elevate your value in all of your circles. Flaviar allows you to enjoy samplers of all kinds of whiskey and other spirits before purchasing a full bottle.
With a subscription you can explore fine spirits, from craft to big brands, you get 3 neatly packaged samples, delivered every month. And once you find your new favourite drink, order a full-size bottle with free shipping.
5. Just Chill Drinks
If you or someone you love enjoys energy drinks but wants to try and stay healthy, Just Chill is one of the best places to start. Just Chill is chalked full of great flavor, minimal sugar, and tons of great vitamins and minerals that give you a calm energy similar to something like Optimind.
Buy a case and crack them open while you roast chestnuts on an open fire. You’ll be glad you did.
6. An Awesome Nootropic Stack
For you or any other high performer in your life, a good nootropic stack is one of the best investments you can make into yourself. You will see increased productivity, memory, and performance in nearly every area of your life as long as you choose the RIGHT stack.
Our personal favorites are Optimind and Mind Lab Pro. Not only are they affordable, but they are also well reviewed and feature a proven blend for optimal brain performance. So pick them up and become limitless today.
So there you have it! Some awesome and somewhat untraditional gifts for all the high performing and stylish men out there. So whether you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe, brain function, or your tastes in whiskey, you will have something to check out and send to someone you love (or request for yourself)