Golf balls, and neckties, and slippers – oh, my! Guessing you can already tell from this list that we’re talking about gifts for men. Hopefully, none of those three make it to your shopping cart when scouring the shelves and websites for that special guy for his special day. So where does one turn to find something he’ll love that won’t end up in a dusty shoebox in the back of his closet? Well, the tips here are a good start. Also, think about what is aspirational for your man – what does he truly want but still would not get for himself out of frugality or a sense of obligation to others around him? Be the person who is caring and observant enough to pick up on what he is truly drawn to but for whatever reason hasn’t made his own. Yet.
Rather than having vast collections of stuff, does he own just a few pairs of shoes, or jackets, or any collectable but they are of the highest quality? Is he a fan of James Bond films? Does he have a very specific way of ordering his favorite cocktail? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then an ideal gift for him would be a stunning set of vintage barware and glassware from Weston Table. Gorgeous to look at and thrilling to drink from, choosing pieces from this carefully curated collection will certainly give him not just a present that is useful, has provenance, and quality but that gives him pride of ownership. Make his after-work highball that much more of a soothing experience by having it served in the perfect vessel.
Whether he is the penultimate grill master or you lovingly keep him yards away from the stove for his own safety, a subscription to Butcher Box shows your guy that his elevated tastes are acknowledged and celebrated. Some fellows are all about the sauces – the worcestershire, the tabasco, yes, even the ketchup. Others want their meat to taste like meat. If your guy is the latter then show him how much you care by pleasing his palate with these high-quality cuts of beef, pork, and chicken that arrive on a regular basis. Each perfectly packed and portioned pack of humanely raised proteins are delivered to your door for free on the schedule you select. Make his special day last longer than a day and create a reason to celebrate every time a new box of quality goods arrives for him and those he invites over to share in the bounty.
Does your guy like to look good? Yes, whether he admits it or not, he likes to look good. Back to what we were saying earlier, does he appreciate fine quality yet is hesitant to splurge on himself? Do his hands get cold in the winter? Okay, that was a no-brainer. So we’re thinking something that looks good, is high quality and keeps his hands warm. The answer is cashmere gloves from William Lockie, steeped in craftsmanship and tradition – especially if your guy has a bit of the Scot in him. William Lockie has been producing high quality, handmade textiles with superior raw materials for well over a century. These are the gloves to get him. Again, he would never think to get them for himself and has probably never actually owned any cashmere himself. Take this opportunity to give your guy the gift of warmth, comfort and fine tailored accessories that make him feel special every time he wears them.
So while your man may seem to have everything, or at least it is challenging to think of something he’d want that he doesn’t already have, hopefully this list has opened up some possibilities for you to gift with heart and intention. Any man of quality would appreciate any of these but you know which will be the true fit for your guy, which will help him match his aspirations. What better gift could you give someone than that?