The Sunday Sale: Shop the Best Under-$75 Gifts Early This Year at the Huckberry Outpost

Best gifts under $75 for men.

You’re not alone if it feels strange and sudden to already be talking about the best holiday gifts for men this year, be it for your brother, your brother-in-law, your father, your father-in-law… you get the picture. But as is the key with building the perfect wardrobe or hunting down one of the best pairs of boots, preparation is key.

Of course, that goes hand-in-hand with knowing where and when to shop for the best affordable gifts for everyone on your list, especially if they value classic, rugged good looks, functionality and style.

Best gifts for the whiskey lover.

That brings us to today’s essential holiday gift guide from the good folks at Huckberry, who happen to have curated several handy gift collections for everyone on your list (men and women included). The best among them to start your holiday shopping early? That’d be the Huckberry guide to the best gifts under $75, from stylish whiskey glasses (as seen above) to the best affordable sunglasses.

HELM Boots- $50 Off Your First Purchase

In fact, it’s probably easy to get carried away when shopping Huckberry in general (the site can quite literally outfit anyone from head to toe in stylish, rugged gear). This won’t be the last time I talk about the best gifts to buy from Huckberry, mark my words. Of course, I’m a big fan of essentially any of the site’s best men’s gifts under $75, be it an Old Fashioned cocktail kit or a great candle for your home (or someone else’s home, for that matter). Shopping early and often is of the essence, so I’m going to leave you to it today — happy (early) holiday shopping, my friends.

The List: These Are the Best Men’s Holiday Gifts to Buy at Huckberry Right Now

Our Top 10 Gifts of 2021 | Huckberry

Worried about knocking out the rest of your holiday shopping this year as time dwindles slowly but surely and the need to stock up on the best gifts for men only grows more urgent? You’re in luck, because I’ve rounded up some of the best gits for guys at Huckberry right now, and it should come as no surprise that there’s something for everyone (cliche and all) in this edition of The List. You see, the Huckberry 2021 Gift Guide is broken down into categories to suit every need, and you’re going to love what you find. Huckberry already covers plenty of different bases in the world of men’s style, from the best men’s boots to the best winter jacket, and it’s only going to get better this month. Shop to your heart’s content and start crossing stylish guys off your shopping list, because Huckberry’s gift guide has it all. See You Out There.

The Best Men’s Gifts to Buy at Huckberry Right Now

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Hudson Jacket — $298

Flint and Tinder makes some of the best menswear and the best waxed jackets on the planet, and this one is no exception. He’ll have it for years and years to come.

Ember Ember Mug2 — $99.95

This could just be the best gift for the coffee lover in your life: It’s a smart mug that lets you set an exact drinking temperature, and it looks very stylish on any counter in the process.

Seiko 5 Sports Watch — $315

I can nearly guarantee that the watch enthusiast in your life doesn’t have a timepiece like this… think of this one like a truly heirloom gift and one of the best watches for men to buy now.

Celia & Perah R3 DIY Bluetooth Speaker — $125

Know someone who loves high-quality audio and terrific music? This stylish Bluetooth speaker is a remarkable addition to any home or office.

Article One x Mission Workshop Sunglasses — $255

Some of the coolest men’s sunglasses on the planet are up for grabs this holiday season, and whoever ends up with these under the tree is going to be one stylish guy into 2022 and beyond.

Heimat Virgin Wool Scarf — $85

Luxury upgrades always make a great gift, especially when we’re talking about one of the best men’s scarves, made from fine virgin wool. This is another investment-level gift to be worn for years.

Whiskey Leatherworks Portable Traveling Mixologist Cocktail Kit — $145

Shopping for a guy who loves the fine art of making one of the best cocktails for winter and beyond? Gift him this handsome, rugged cocktail kit, complete with nine essential bartender tools.

Quoddy Cross Stitch Boots — $450

If you know a guy who absolutely loves some of the best leather boots on the market, then Huckberry’s digital shelves are packed full of the right ones to buy now. He’ll love these, and they’ll get better with age.

Wellen Seawool Fisherman Sweater — $148

This rugged fisherman sweater is a perfect gift for the style aficionado in your life, so stock up accordingly and prepare to impress ’em this season.

Pappy & Co. Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup — $38

Here’s a gift the whole family can enjoy. Pappy makes the best whiskey on the planet, and they’ve turned that into a covetable and delicious approach to maple syrup, too. Think of it like the best gift for the gourmand.

The best place to shop for gifts for men this season? If you ask me, it’s got to be Huckberry. The San Francisco retailer has tons of the very best gifts for guys, and if that’s not clear after reading this list, well, I implore you to check out the Web site once more and see what you find. I’m wishing you a happy and safe holiday season, with some seriously stylish gifts headed your way in the weeks ahead. Cheers and thanks for reading!

See Now, Buy Now: Gift this Shinola Leather Wallet to the Stylish Man In Your Life (Or Yourself)

If you’ve got a stylish guy on your Christmas list this year (or if you’re building out your own style wish list), it’s hard to go wrong with something as covetable and, well, stylish as one of the best men’s leather watches. That goes for just about anything you’re apt to find at Detroit-based Shinola, which just so happens to be stocking plenty of the best leather gifts for men this season. It’s an impressive assortment, and one that includes the Shinola Pocket Bifold, a handsome and refined leather wallet made for the modern man. And if the gentleman on your list happens to be in need of a new leather wallet, well, that’s really all the better. Yes indeed, the time is right now to upgrade his everyday carry and perhaps, to add a few covetable items from Shinola to your own list. After all, Shinola does so much more than just craft some of the best watches for men. They also happen to make one of the best men’s weekender bags and a throwback-inspired dress watch that any guy would be very happy to find under tree this season. But back to the Shinola Pocket Bifold — it’s an easy choice as far as a seriously upgraded leather wallet is concerned.

The Shinola Pocket Bifold isn’t any old wallet you might find made from cheap materials — far from it, in fact. It’s worth every bit of its $250 price tag, a true marker of quality and not just of a brand name. And the specs on the Shinola Pocket Bifold? I’m glad you asked, friends. It’s made from smooth, rich Vachetta leather, the kind that gets better with age the more you use it (and trust me, he’ll want to use the Shinola Pocket Bifold every single day). It’s neither too bulky nor too flimsy, made with six lined card pockets and an unlined bill pocket, plus a handy receipt pocket. It’s small touches like those that set the Shinola Pocket Bifold apart from others you can buy this season, make no mistake about that.

And it’s all the better to pick up one of the best wallets for men if the stylish guy in your life is already familiar with the esteemed maker of some of the best watches for men. It’s also stamped with the Shinola logo and sewn in the U.S.A. — again, the Shinola Pocket Bifold lives up to the brand’s reputation in every way you’d expect. If the guy in your life expects the best (which I’m sure he does), then the Shinola Pocket Bifold is one way to deliver that, right down to his accessories. Happy holidays, folks!

The List: Shop The Best Winter Gear and Gifts for Men at Taylor Stitch Today

Taylor Stitch review

Geared up for the season with Taylor Stitch.

Are you, like me, counting down the days until Christmas? And perhaps, that first (or second, or third) snow of the season? Then it’s time to shop another edition of The List, here just in time for the holidays and featuring some of the most rugged gear for men — all courtesy of our friends at San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch. Don’t let the relatively snow-free climes of San Fran throw you off, though: Taylor Stitch certainly specializes in some of the best winter gear for men, and you just might have enough time to get your hands on a few hard-earned stocking stuffers in under the wire here today. To see how I style my Taylor Stitch gear this winter, head to my Instagram.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Indigo Star — $125

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt

Get potentially your new favorite shirt from the TS Essentials Collection.

Let’s kick things off with a pick from the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection, a seriously cool shirt that looks great with everything from chinos to jeans (and the price ain’t half-bad, either).

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley in Heather Grey — $68 

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Collection

A rugged and timeless Taylor Stitch henley for daily winter layering.

It’s hard to go wrong with a classic henley from Taylor Stitch, especially one in a versatile color and a tailored fit (remember, the brand uses chest sizing as its main measurement — sizes 38, 40 and on!).

Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket — $998

Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket

Invest in a top-notch leather jacket from Taylor Stitch.

When you want to go big, and when you want to go with one of the best leather jackets on the market, it’s hard to go wrong with an essential, classic-yet-modern TS pick.

Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket in Deep Navy — $188

Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket

Get your new favorite shirt jacket here in time for tough winter weather.

When you want remarkably tough, comfortable and well-made layers, this Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket is the only way to go (plus, the classic color is excellent).

Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans in Everyday Denim — $98

Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans in Everyday Denim

A classic pair of slim blue jeans to break in and make your own.

Some of the best men’s denim for under $100 is yours for the taking with these sharp blue jeans in a tailored-but-not-skin-tight silhouette.

Taylor Stitch Trench Boots in Whiskey — $348

Taylor Stitch Trench Boots

Durable, rugged and seriously cool Taylor Stitch boots.

The great thing about Taylor Stitch is the fact that in addition to churning out some of the best men’s gear around, well, they also make some of the coolest leather boots on the market.

Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos in Organic British Khaki — $98

Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos

These Taylor Stitch chinos are the right way to go for daily wear.

Another day, another pair of stylish Taylor Stitch pants — and if you read the blog, you know that these slim chinos need no introduction.

Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket in Charcoal Birdseye Wool — $298

Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket

A durable Taylor Stitch jacket that you can wear all season long.

This versatile Taylor Stitch jacket doubles as a travel jacket and a rugged-yet-refined blazer, and it could just become a daily favorite.

Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt in Tan Plaid — $128

Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt

A rugged overshirt to layer up or wear on its own all winter long.

The hits just keep coming at Taylor Stitch, makers of some of the best men’s shirts out there, and the Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt is certainly no exception.

Taylor Stitch Scarf in Navy Baby Yak — $98

Taylor Stitch Scarf in Baby Yak

A refined scarf to add to your winter accessories rotation.

This is easily one of the warmest, best winter accessories — made from luxurious material, too — that you can add to your winter rotation (or someone else’s!).

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Blue Everyday Oxford — $98

Head back to the excellent Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection to pick up one of the best Oxford shirts for men on the market, no questions asked.

Taylor Stitch Drop Point Knife — $68

Taylor Stitch Drop Point Knife

A cool stocking stuffer — or just a cool pocket knife, any way you slice it.

Where else can you get both a stylish Oxford shirt and a rugged pocket knife? Why, Taylor Stitch is the place to go. Bring this one on all your winter adventures.

Alright, then: Are we convinced that Taylor Stitch truly has some of the best winter gear for men across the board? I sure hope so, whether it’s the rugged and dependable Taylor Stitch Drop Point Knife, one of the best Oxford shirts for men or some of the best winter accessories. Throw in the fact that you can stock up on some of the coolest leather boots  and quite a few pieces of strong outerwear, and this brand is assuredly a winner. Let me know what you think of all of your Taylor Stitch purchases on Twitter. Happy shopping!

The List: These Gear Picks Are the Perfect Last-Minute Gifts for Guys Right Now

Bundle up for winter and get ready for the holidays with stylish pieces — like these Hestra gloves, of note.

Folks, ’tis the season to ramp up your shopping for some of the best gifts for men (and perhaps yourself!) as we inch closer to Christmas. The thing about this time of year is that it also necessitates you pick up the best gear for winter for yourself in general, from the rugged leather gloves shown above to other critical men’s gear picks, including one of the best corduroy shirts out there. It’s all up for the taking below, and you’ve still got enough time to get ready for the big day. Away we go!

Hestra Utsj Gloves — $160

Rugged and extremely well-made gloves to please anyone on your list.

Are rugged leather gloves a more unusual gift than normal? In some ways, yes — but when you’re gifting some of the best leather gloves on the planet, a pair of long-lasting gloves from Hestra at that, all bets are off. These are the perfect winter gloves, and that’s all there is to it.

Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans — $99

Performance-friendly jeans from a sustainable brand.

Since when does Patagonia make a stylish pair of jeans for the active guy? Well, since they started slinging the Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans, that’s when. A welcome addition to any wardrobe for the guy on the go.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Cinnamon Corduroy — $125

Everything you’d expect from a Taylor Stitch shirt, made even better this season.

There are certain brands that demand your full attention when it comes to compiling your holiday wish list — Taylor Stitch, as we all know, is one of those brands. Take this particular Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, in the brand’s time-tested fit. It’s one of the best corduroy shirts you can buy, and it’s seriously unique — AKA, more than worthy of gifting.

Yuketen Tokyo DB Chukkas — $600

Beautifully made chukka boots to impress the guy on your list who, well, loves rugged boots.

As the caption notes above, these Yuketen chukka boots are some of the best leather boots available right now from, well, anywhere. They’re sure to become a new favorite of any guy who loves a great pair of boots — they’re unique, exceptionally well-made, and truly one of a kind.

Aeropostale Thermal Long-Sleeve Henley — $34.50

A classic henley at an affordable price. Not bad at all.

A relatively quick and affordable pick-up is what you might be looking for when it comes to the stylish guy in your life — and this Aeropostale henley is warm, comfortable, affordable, and yes, stylish. An ideal holiday layer.
Todd Snyder x Champion Popover Hooded Sweatshirt — $138

For when you want style that’s rugged and classic, plus perfect for Christmas, reach for this stylish hooded sweatshirt.

When it comes to gifts for the stylish guy, you can’t go wrong with something from Todd Snyder x Champion — that’s just been a fact for some time now. And this pleasingly rugged, super-cozy Todd Snyder x Champion Popover Hooded Sweatshirt is just the right kind of casual holiday layer for you  … or someone else.

UpWest Striped CozyUp Waffle Crewneck Tee — $48 

A cozy crewneck tee made with comfort and style in mind.

The recently launched UpWest brand (including both men’s and women’s styles) takes an approach that embodies living the good life and wearing the best clothing to give you some added self-care — yes, that’s possible through your clothes as much as anything else. Hopefully, someone in your life will appreciate the cozy comfort and easygoing style of this winter-ready waffle crewneck tee (A spoiler: It’s super-soft and comfortable!).

Flint and Tinder Wool-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $288

The classic Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket, now lined in wool.

As if the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket could get any better, well, this handsome and rugged waxed jacket is now lined with wool for extra warmth. It’s the perfect jacket for the stylish guy, even if he prefers dressier styles — this is a great off-duty winter jacket, mark my words.

Taft Holt Boots in Honey — $275

Rugged-yet-refined leather boots to ring in the season.

Shopping for the guy who loves a stylish pair of leather boots (and maybe appreciates when you make a major investment on the gift-giving front)? These refined, sharp Taft boots in a sharp wingtip design, featuring plaid wool detailing, are the right pair to buy now — and either gift, or perhaps … keep for yourself??

Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph — $128

A seriously affordable and highly stylish watch for the craftsman in your life.

Know someone who loves a rugged casual watch? Better yet, know someone who appreciates quality craftsmanship and style? Then the Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph is assuredly the one to buy for that person in your life.

Paulaner Salvator Double Bock — Price Varies

A flavorful, classic, hearty beer to enjoy this holiday season.

Take it from a legendary brewery that knows a thing or two about crafting rich, roasty beers with plenty of history and heritage: This could be your new favorite beer for the holidays. Paulaner has plenty of seasonally friendly options to gift (maybe with some stylish beer glasses?) or enjoy yourself at your next shindig.

Danner Mountain Pass Boots — $360

Expertly crafted boots for the guy who loves adventure.

When giving a great Christmas gift, it would seem you really have to know your audience. Hence, if you  know someone who loves made-in-America leather boots, and more specifically, rugged Danner boots, well, this is the pair to gift.

JACHS NY Olive Windowpane Elbow Patch Flannel Shirt — $99

The shirt strikes the right balanace between rugged and casual.

When searching for a shirt that’s casual and laidback, yet distinctive and fresh, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cooler option than a cozy elbow patch windowpane shirt such as this — it’s a steal for under $125 from JACHS NY, and you very well might have seen it on my Instagram (thanks to the brand for sending!).

Faribault Woolen Mills Shadowplaid Blanket — $200

A perfectly rugged blanket that’s ideal to gift this year.

We’re going to close things out here with a look at one of the coziest blankets you can buy, gift or enjoy this season — it’s from Faribault Woolen Mills, and it’ll provide years of warmth and comfort to who so ever receives it. Not bad at all.

 

So, how far along are you when it comes to your Christmas shopping? Perhaps you’ve just struck some new inspiration via the rugged Danner boots or else something like one of the coziest blankets you can buy, and maybe those items are in your shopping cart now? Maybe you’ll be picking up a rich beer or long-lasting gloves from Hestra? Hopefully, you’re getting close to being all set for Christmas (and winter style in general, for that matter). Good luck out there!

 

See Now, Buy Now: The Duke Cannon Supply Drop Is The Perfect Holiday Grooming Gift

Just one of many standout Duke Cannon grooming products to gift this season.

There are what you might call the expected holiday gifts for men (especially on Cyber Monday, not all of which are, honestly that *great*. Then, there are what you might call some of the best holiday gifts for men, like the essential and jam-packed Duke Cannon Supply Drop (featuring yuletide-themed holiday soaps and more men’s grooming essentials). Today, as you can tell, we’ll be focusing one of the best grooming gifts for men, a well-made collection of downright indispensable grooming goods — available for a Cyber Monday sale deal & made with care right in the U.S.A. If you read the blog regularly or check out my Instagram, you’ll know I’m a HUGE fan of Duke Cannon — these products, from beard oil to richly crafted soaps and colognes, feature bold scents and hardworking design. Seriously, where else can you get a Big Ass Bar of Soap in a variety of scents? Well, you can start with the Duke Cannon Supply Drop as a great men’s gift or as an early treat to yourself, and no one’s going to be disappointed with the results (again, especially on Cyber Monday!).

SHOP: The Duke Cannon Supply Drop 

Yes, these soaps have a distinct holiday theme — that’s for the best, as they smell great and perform very well.

So, what’s inside this action-packed men’s grooming subscription box? In short, a bit of everything — it’s going to make whoever gets it a very happy and well-groomed guy. The centerpiece of the Duke Cannon Supply Drop might just be the Big Ass Brick of Soap done up in holiday-themed, limited-edition scents — these soaps smell downright pleasant for the holidays (yes, even the “Lump  of Coal,” made with activated charcoal). They also do a great job at getting you cleaned up. The Supply Drop also features the brand’s famed Solid Cologne, to go along with its Shower Soap and the excellent Emergency Heat + Light Candle (as discussed in this post). Heck, you even get a steel flask in this lineup of the best men’s grooming goods — again, someone’s going to love this. The best part? The Duke Cannon Supply Drop delivers quarterly, ensuring whoever receives it never runs out of crucial men’s grooming gear. This box set is jam-packed, affordable & seriously essential — add it to your shopping list for the holidays.

SHOP: The Duke Cannon Supply Drop 

Shop The Best Trends For Men with Babbleboxx This Holiday Season — And Enter This Giveaway

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com

Get gifts like these for the stylish guy in your life (and yourself) with BabbleBoxx

If you, like me, prefer to take your time and put in the research when it comes to finding gifts for the stylish guy in your life, perhaps you’ll appreciate the BabbleBoxx Trends For Men Giveaway we’ve got going today on the blog. I’m all about making things easy in terms of gift-giving (not to mention handing out gift suggestions for myself to others!), and in that spirit, I think you’re really going to enjoy today’s giveaway — it features  a bevy of standout products, all of which I’ve been happy to test out recently. The giveaway is below, but before that, we’ll tell you all about these standout goods for men. So, here’s what’s in my box.

G-SHOCK Adrenalin Red Series GA700AR-1A from Casio 

A rugged watch you can wear every day this winter (and beyond).

If you follow the blog, you know I love a rugged casual watch — kind of like this tough watch from the recently introduced Adrenalin Red Series. This durable watch just so happens to feature 200 meters of water resistance, plus touches like a countdown timer, multiple alarms and a stopwatch for a combination of toughness and style. This men’s watch is, in short, ready for anything you throw at it.

GiftTree Engraved Bamboo Wine Tool Set & Personalized Wine Bottle 

The perfect gift for the wine lover in your life (or yourself!).

I’ve lately started trying to get more into wine, and if you know a wine lover in your life, then this GiftTree wine set could just be the perfect gift this season (and beyond). In fact, this GIftTree wine set would also make a great present if you’re on the hunt for personalized business gifts, too. The wine tool set’s refined bamboo box is engraved with your chosen initials and includes a stainless steel corkscrew and stopper, while the wine itself is a rich, lush blend from California featuring refined flavor notes of vanilla and black cherry. Even better? You can engrave the bottle with your chosen message and theme.

Zenni Optical 

Zenni Optical makes finding stylish glasses easy.

As an everyday glasses wearer, finding stylish glasses can be somewhat tricky, especially at a solid price — that’s where Zenni comes into play. Stylish eyewear like the pair shown above (these are the Woodgrain Rectangle Glasses) comes with built-in features like spring hinges and adjustable nose pads, and each pair can be made with your own prescription — or better yet, with tinted lenses — to give you even more versatility.

Solemates Blister Blocker SPORT & Deodorizer (Get 20 percent off through Dec. 21st with code ‘Babble20’)

Two essentials to care for your feet and your shoes, easily.

Taking care of your feet and your shoes in equal measure is something you’ve simply got to prioritize — that’s where Solemates comes into play, and they make things easy with products like the Blister Blocker Sport and Deodorizer, two essentials you’ve simply got to pick up ASAP (using that discount, preferably!). The Solemates Deodorizer is a handy footwear must-have, designed to dry quickly and remove odors in shoes, while the Blister Blocker is equally essential. It’s key in aiding blister prevention, and the formula is non-greasy, long-lasting and all-natural. It’s also (and again, this is key) fragrance-free. Two footwear care must-haves for a great deal — not bad, right?

How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines

For the maker or the engineer in your life, or for the guy who’s just curious about how things, well, work, it’s tough to surpass this beautifully composed book from Theodore Gray, complete with rich photography and a true all-ages feel for science fans at any level. You’ll be intrigued to learn how everyday machines work, and how we work with them, in turn — I guarantee it. It also happens to be the perfect gift book — hop to it!

Samuel Hubbard Great North Shoes

On the hunt for comfortable men’s shoes? Of course you are — that’s where these versatile, durable Samuel Hubbard shoes (featuring saddleback leather uppers & a comfortable XL EXTRALITE sole) enter the equation. Wear them with classic dark blue denim any day of the week.

OK, now to the giveaway …

From now until NOVEMBER 25, 2019, you can enter the below giveawy! One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive the following: Zenni Eyewear, Gift Tree Wine Bottle & Tool Set, G-SHOCK Watch, Solemates Blister Blocker Sport & Deodorizer.

NOTE: BabbleBoxx will randomly select winners from all program entries and will be responsible for fulfillment of prizes to the winner.

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!

 

Men’s Style Holiday Gift Guide

Editor’s note: Need more shopping help? Check out the Women’s Style Holiday Gift Guide.

OK, so it’s very quickly bearing down on us now — Christmas is coming, and if that’s something you desperately need to shop for at this point, The Style Guide has you covered.  We’ve already talked about how to dress for your holiday party and what to buy her this Christmas, but what about … what to buy him? Him being your dad, brother, father-in-law, significant other — you get the picture. If you’re still shopping for that perfect gift, you’ve come to the right place. Again, a thoughtful gift personalized to the recipient trumps anything on this list — but if there’s some crossover between the two, that’s all the better. Yessir, the good folks at Huckberry have a bevy of picks for everyone from the #menswear fan to the spirits aficionado. For more gift guide action, check out what my friends at The Manual & GearMoose have to say. And weigh in on the below picks via the trusty comments section, or check out style shopping inspiration on Instagram. More importantly — shop on, and good luck!

#Menswear: Lanona Shoe Co. Academic Boot — $298

A hard-wearing boot for the menswear fan in your life.

A hard-wearing boot for the menswear fan in your life.

Did you snag a pair of the durable, rugged and Huckberry-exclusive Academic Boot  when it was featured in this site’s rugged fall style ensemble? Yes? No? Thought about it? If you know a guy on your list who loves tough boots for inclement weather, this sturdy, stylish pair from Lanona Shoe Co. is the pair to buy. Consider it a big gift from Santa to supplement smaller gifts, perhaps. They’re a pair of boots to be worn with a classic chambray shirt and slim denim, plus a shawl-collar cardigan … then again, you won’t know unless you buy a pair for yourself too, right? (Wink, wink).

Watches: Luminox P-38 Lightning Chronograph — $379.98

Equal parts rugged, durable and essential for any watch fan.

Equal parts rugged, durable and essential for any watch fan.

Why put this reliable-as-heck, handsome-as-all-get-out P-38 Lightning Chronograph in the “Watches” category as opposed to another menswear option? Well, plenty of us love collecting stylish watches, and if you know an aficionado, watches are a bit of a devotion. It’s a good thing that this Luminox timepiece as sold by everyone’s favorite retail site (that’s Huckberry, duh) is in a league of its own. It’s Swiss-made, with the precision to keep exact time and the durability to pass everything from special forces to diving tests.

Home Goods, Part #1: Southern Lights Electric Original Bell Jar Table Lamp — $89.98

I love lamp. Yes, this lamp.

I love lamp. Yes, this lamp.

So, fear not — that’s indeed a lamp listed on this here gift guide. But not just any lamp. If you’ve got a guy in your life — say, a bachelor who could use some home design help *raises hand* — the Original Bell Jar Table Lamp is an interesting option to consider. It features an exposed Edison-style bulb at its center, not to mention that handsome, old-time aesthetic plenty of us crave in our home layouts. The solid wood base is manufactured in Nashville, while the name plate itself is silk-screened by hand. And the end result? A stylish, handsome table lamp to add some class to the recipient’s home, apartment or office.

Frank & Oak

Home Goods, Part #2: Norden 3-Candle Box Gift Set — $84.98

A masculine, subtly stylish candle set for the guy with an eye for design.

A masculine, subtly stylish candle set for the guy with an eye for design.

We’ve got another unique gift offering in the home goods department for y’all here. Candles are a somewhat unlikely present but again, if you’ve got a guy with a space that could a bit of TLC, look no further. Norden makes its finely crafted candles with sustainability in mind — the ceramic vessel carrying said candle can be washed out and re-used. Plus, the ceramic containers are a subtly stylish way to add a bit of visual interest to the lucky gift … getter’s apartment or home. And of course, each candle makes use of a unique, outdoors-y scent.

A great-looking blanket from a company that knows a thing or three about making 'em.

A great-looking blanket from a company that knows a thing or three about making ’em.

We’ll stick with the theme of well-made, premium pieces to upgrade your living space for this great Woolrich blanket. Items like these can be thoughtful touches to spruce up a couch or chair, and this particular blanket does a nice job at sticking with classic colors reminiscent of fine menswear. So, it’s but another option to supplement other gifts you might give. Oh, and Woolrich has been making blankets since the Civil War, so you can’t top ’em.
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Spirits & Libations: Whiskey Peaks Rocks Glasses (Set of 4) — $69.98 OR W&P Design Homemade Gin Kit — $44.98

Know someone who loves a well-made drink? Here are your gift picks, folks.

Know someone who loves a well-made drink? Here are your gift picks, folks.

Let’s say you’re buying for your father-in-law? Often tricky, right? And let’s say said father-in-law loves a good drink — I’d say you can’t go wrong with the neat, entirely unique set of Whiskey Peaks Rocks Glasses, or the even cooler W&P Design Homemade Gin Kit. The gin kit allows you to turn one bottle of vodka into your own blend of gin, complete with all of the ingredients needed to do so — including a secret botanical blend from W&P Design. Oh, and the Whiskey Peaks glasses? Talk about a one-of-a-kind offering — each glass features a raised impression of a different, famed American, well, peak. It’s a neat home design piece and a welcome way to enjoy your whiskey, all in one.

If you’re looking for more gift ideas here, we’ve reached the end of this year’s gift guide. Hopefully, you got some inspiration? And knocked out a few choice picks? Subtly stylish gifts like a beautiful Woolrich blanket or a one-of-a-kind table lamp are truly unique items to give this holiday season  — and hey, who doesn’t love a stylish watch  or an investment-worthy pair of rugged leather boots? If you’ve got someone on your list appreciates the finer things in life, premium whiskey glasses are just the ticket — and it gives you a reason to enjoy a glass with them, right? Got questions on what to gift in the days to come? Just shoot me a note on Twitter and we’ll set you right.

What will you be buying and gifting this holiday season?

Men’s Style Holiday Wish List 2016

Editor’s note: Be sure to check out last year’s Men’s Style Holiday Wish List as you shop around. Portions of this post use affiliate links, from which a small commission might be earned. Thanks for supporting the brands that support The Style Guide!

If you peruse the pages of ye olde Style Guide regularly, you might recognize that your author is a big fan of the much-coveted style wish list. From a seasonal favorite — the rugged-leaning Fall Style Wish List — to holiday-centric picks like the ones below, it’s fun to shop around, look ahead and set goals. That is to say, the pieces featured below are definitely investment-worthy, often made with beautiful construction, quality materials and classic styling potential for the holiday season and beyond. It’s a favorite of mine to write, and hey, it’s fun to dream about what Santa might be putting under the tree this Christmas. You’ll recognize picks from Style Guide-approved digital sites like Huckberry and brands like Apolis, along with new picks sure to surprise, delight and possibly hurt your credit card. Not convinced? Read on below and drop us a note on The Style Guide Facebook page.

#1. Thorogood Dodgeville Boots in Cognac — $375

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A handsome, rugged pair of boots made in America.

Who doesn’t love a pair of rugged leather boots? Very few, I’d say. And even fewer if the boots in question are the beautifully crafted, handsome-looking Thorogood Dodgeville Boots. They top this Wish List because, to be frank, last year’s Wish List featured leather sneakers at the top, and this year’s edition needed some refreshing — truly! Even more than that, they’re a unique change of pace from something like the Red Wing Iron Ranger — they’re unlined for a lighter weight and far less break-in time, and the Cognac color of the Dodgeville Boots should prove itself versatile, rich and investment-worthy — for you or someone else on your list.

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#2. Todd Snyder Suede Quad Jacket in Tobacco — $1,595

A simply stunning jacket that's unique, premium and yes ... expensive.

A simply stunning jacket that’s unique, premium and yes … expensive.

So, first things first: Wow. Just … wow. That jacket is something else! And were it not for your author’s love of rugged, durable boots, it would top this list. Now, is it realistic to spend more than $1,500 on a jacket for yourself? Ehh… not really. That’s why it’s on the Wish List, though — it reflects the type of premium approach to heritage staples that Todd Snyder has perfected. From the Todd Snyder x Champion Pocket Sweatshirt to the stunning Suede Quad Jacket, each piece is worthy of the purchase price in its own way. This upgraded hybrid field jacket is one you should wear as much as you can — with a shirt and tie, over a marled henley and out to Sunday brunch this holiday season.

#3. Lum-Tec Special Edition Combat B30 Bronze Watch — $899.98

Uniquely durable, well-designed and long-lasting -- a beautiful watch for your own wish list.

Uniquely durable, well-designed and long-lasting — a beautiful watch for your own wish list.

Yet again, another entry on this Holiday Style Wish List is a jaw-dropper — at least for this #menswear fan.  Of course, it’s a jaw-dropper in terms of price as well as looks — the Lum-Tec Special Edition Combat B30 Bronze Watch is the type of watch that’s somewhat rare, in that it’s built for the field and the office in equal measure thanks to its handsome profile. The bronze case will take on a unique patina over time, the Miyota automatic movement is one of the best around, and the Combat B30 Bronze Watch  comes with four heavy nylon straps — the interchangeability means it could be dressed up with a leather strap, too. So yes, it made my wish list pretty easily — how about yours?

#4. Flint and Tinder Bomber Jacket — $178

A versatile, easy-to-layer and oft-coveted bomber jacket for the holiday style wish list.

A versatile, easy-to-layer and oft-coveted bomber jacket for the holiday style wish list.

Now, it’s somewhat rare that a piece like the Flint and Tinder Bomber Jacket — more suited perhaps for fall than winter weather — makes a cold-weather style wish list. But then again, the Flint and Tinder Bomber Jacket  is no ordinary bomber jacket. It’s tough, durable and fully ready for winter layering — it’s the rare bomber jacket that also nails the hybrid between casual and dressier style, so it could reliably stand in for a blazer atop a blue Oxford for unique (and toasty) looks. That’s what makes it a worthy addition to this list — the Flint and Tinder Bomber Jacket is high-quality enough to hang with the best outerwear around, and versatile enough to work through the spring. Heck, you might want to gift it to someone — and then pick one up for yourself.

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A unique take on the trucker jacket in a winter-friendly fabric.

A unique take on the trucker jacket in a winter-friendly fabric.

We all love a versatile, durable denim jacket for the warmer months, right? And sure, you’ve got a tough waxed trucker jacket for the fall season. But what about when you need another casual layer during the chill of winter? Something to throw on underneath a slim topcoat or over a classic crewneck sweatshirt?  That’s exactly the type of jacket your friendly neighborhood menswear author had in mind when adding the Alta Wool Flannel Jean Jacket to this list – it’s unique in its silhouette and fabrication, cozy enough to wear over a marled henley with a winter scarf, and ready for prime layering this winter. Hopefully, Santa brings you one.

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BONUS PICK: Apolis Selvage Denim Chore Coat — $228

Apolis Selvage Denim Chore Coat

A Huckberry exclusive made with the best denim around.

We’ve got a bonus pick for you here today, ‘cuz Santa doesn’t leave just one gift under the tree — does he? Brands like Apolis stock darn near all the great menswear you could ask for, from rugged picks like the Huckberry-exclusive Selvage Denim Chore Coat to classic staples like its Standard Issue Utility Chino. But the coat featured above is the one to grab — or covet — this holiday season. It’s made from premium Cone Mills denim in an immensely wearable silhouette, from the office to the trail and back. Again, I sure hope Santa hooks you up.
And with that, the book is closed on this year’s Holiday Style Wish List. Well, partially. On second thought, might just open up another tab for that Flint and Tinder Bomber Jacket … at any rate, it’s an exercise in fun that should get you thinking about gift-giving and saving ahead for the new year. Yes, we’re all about style resolutions, and upgrading key wardrobe essentials like a rugged chore coat and a stylish field watch are great goals to keep in mind this holiday season and beyond. Chime in on additions to your own wish list in the comments or on Twitter. And let’s connect via Instagram for plenty more menswear fun.
As always, thanks for reading!
-Beau

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Dad This Year

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Here at The Style Guide, we love our gift guides. Just as we had you covered with Mother’s Day gifts, so too are we doing the same thing for Father’s Day this year with our (read: my) picks for the best gifts for Dad. Shopping for an occasion like this calls that you recognize the father figure in your life for all that they’ve done for you, and a token of appreciation is just one way to do that. I know that I’m grateful as heck for my own father — his advice, support, encouragement and life approach are things that really have changed my life, and I wouldn’t be where I am without him! So it goes without saying that I hope to provide a gift that offers at least some of that back. And that should (ideally) be your goal, too. As budgets can get tight this time of year, we’ll try to keep everything within reason (or at least let you know why some pieces are investment-worthy). Does your recipient have a favorite hobby? That’s what we’ve targeted below, too. Read on, shop on and let me know if I missed any picks over on Twitter!

For The #Menswear Fan: Naadam Pierce Cotton Cashmere Grey Hoodie — $100

Just the sort of hoodie your Dad could use -- upgraded, premium and stylish.

Just the sort of hoodie your Dad could use — upgraded, premium and stylish.

A hooded sweatshirt for $100? Oh, yes. As is a constant theme here on The Style Guide, making small upgrades to your everyday style should be a goal for all of us. And if your dad still has that beloved old college hoodie, perhaps this Naadam cotton cashmere sweater is a better update to his weekend wardrobe. Plus, it’s made ethically with Peruvian Pima cotton, so you know it’ll fit well and feel fantastic.

For The Watch Hound: Timex x Red Wing Waterbury Chrono — $158

Not too dressy, not too casual -- just right. Very well-made, very sharp and very appropriate for Dad.

Not too dressy, not too casual — just right. Very well-made, very sharp and very appropriate for Dad.

Building an essential watch collection is something  that takes time (pun intended), but can often be pretty enjoyable — especially if you’ve got a neat case in which to store all those watches. If your recipient already has a dependable casual watch or perhaps even a dive watch, providing a change of pace is in order. The stellar, rugged and refined Timex x Red Wing Waterbury Chrono (as previously covered on this site’s Style Pick of the Week series) is just the ticket, built with a thicker 42mm case diameter, a ridiculously tough Red Wing leather strap and all sorts of styling potential.
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For The Coffee Fiend: Timbuk2 x Blue Bottle Weekender Travel Kit — $139

For the guy who likes his coffee gourmet and on-the-go.

For the guy who likes his coffee gourmet and on-the-go.

Another pricey piece on this list, but one that’s definitely worth the investment — especially if your dad is into extraordinarily nice coffee. The waxed canvas Weekender Travel Kit from the good folks at Timbuk2 and Blue Bottle is packed chock-full of coffee essentials, including a sample of Blue Bottle’s delicious coffee, a Porlex Mini Hand Grinder, a travel dripper, two tumblers and a pack of compostable filters. The collaboration’s adage, “Brew Where You Are,” has never felt more fitting — it’ll be especially useful if you’re hitting the road in style this summer.

For The Golfer: Johnnie-O The Original Four-Button Polo — $89

Taking the classic polo and changing up the color and construction.

Taking the classic polo and changing up the color and construction.

A crisp, stylish summer polo is a definite go-to whether you’re a dad or not, so it only makes sense that prep style masters Johnnie-O deliver once again. The Original Four-Button Polo is an easy choice in this regard — the cotton jersey construction should be lightweight and breathable, the chest pocket and (small) logo add a bit of visual interest, and the Arctic color is a bit more subdued than stark white. And the best part? It’s not an athletic polo, and that means it can be worn off the links, too.

For The Amateur Chef: Bespoke Post “The Butcher” Box — $45 (With Bespoke Post Membership)

Just about everything a gourmet foodie could want -- including a seriously tough cutting board.

Just about everything a gourmet foodie could want — including a seriously tough cutting board.

Now, a box option from Bespoke Post made last year’s Father’s Day gift guide, but the brand’s smartly curated, downright useful boxes get a lot of things right for a lot of guys. Case in point — The Butcher Box features just about everything Dad might need to cook up a hearty meal (or two, or three…). We’re talking an edge-grain butcher block, your choice of gourmet meat or vegetables,  and other trappings like premium Sriracha sauce and mustard seeds. Is your mouth watering yet?

Even when shopping for someone besides yourself, it’s best to step into their shoes and get something that syncs up with their interests — heck, I’d be psyched to get any one of the items on this list. And you might be able to pick up a little something extra along the way as a, y’know, reward for a shopping job well-done. Of course, essentials like a great book are always welcomed, and customizable gifts can’t go amiss either. For rugged-yet-refined menswear accessories, I’d also recommend Owen & Fred’s extremely well-curated selection. You simply can’t go wrong. What will you be getting Dad this year? Let me know how it works out in the comments below!

Thanks, as always, for reading,

-Beau
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