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THE ULTIMATE 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR MEN

It’s our favourite time of the year again! Our Christmas tree is already standing tall in our living room, the first Christmas markets have been approved during our last trip to Vienna and we can’t wait to go to Paris and London to experience the magical Christmas atmosphere there in December!

It’s also time to think about what we’ll get our family members and friends for Christmas, so we decided to create a series of Holiday Gift Guides with some inspiration! You can find our Gift Guide with gifts under $50 here and our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Her here.

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Accessories

  • Maison Kitsuné Tote Bag – $60.44
    The best way to get your man to go grocery shopping. You can get this stylish tote bag from Franco-Japanese label Maison Kitsuné in both navy and white.
  • The Skateroom – Andy Warhol – $241.76
    An Andy Warhol based skateboard. Let your man decide if he wants to use it as a piece of art and hang it on the wall or attach wheels to it and skate!
  • Desmond & Dempsey Floral Pyjama – $98.90
    Add long matching trousers or short matching shorts to complete the look!
  • Cubitts Round-Frame Sunglasses – $159.34
  • Round sunglasses are on fleek, and this particular handcrafted pair from Cubitts will give any man that retro look.
  • Thunders Love Ribbed Socks – $30.77
    Is it even a holiday gift guide without a pair of socks?
  • Beams Plus Knitted Socks – $27.47
    For those cold cosy winters at home…
  • Anderson & Sheppard Cashmere Beenie – $120.88
    In most parts of the world it gets colder when the holidays arrive, and what better way to keep that head and those ears nice and warm than with a beenie that has been knitted in Scotland with the thickest cashmere?!
  • Dents Leather Tech Gloves – $82.42
    Until now, when choosing gloves, you always had to make a decision between stylish ones or practical ones that allow you to use your smartphone without taking them off. Not anymore! Finally someone decided to make good-looking tech gloves. Thanks Dents!

Swimshorts

  • Orlebar Brown Vintage Swimshorts – $288.46
    Nicolas just loves his Orlebar Brown swimwear. They always have very original designs and from time to time they do amazing limited editions such as the 007 one. We love their vintage designs, but should you have problems finding one you really like, you can always create your own by uploading a high-res picture and together with the OB Concierge you’ll create the perfect gift in no-time.
  • Solid and Striped shorts – $145
    This American brand produces some of the most comfortable and stylish swimwear both for him and her. Their California fit is absolutely perfect and will flatter all body types and if you feel a little cheeky you can order a matching set for yourself. Nicolas and I like to mix it up a little so we’ll sometimes wear the same pattern but in a different colour 🙂
  • Vilebrequin swimwear – $260
    Our top choice for father and son. Vilebrequin is a famous luxury swimwear brand from St-Tropez and they have the cutest matching shorts for daddy and son(s). Go for the iconic ones with a turtle design to really stand out on your next holiday.

Tech

  • Sony Noise-cancelling wireless headphones – $278
    These Sony over-ear headphones are the best in the business and are the perfect gift for people who travel a lot by train, plane, bus or other public transport. They block out all external noise, are super comfortable and deliver high-quality sound for an amazing price!
  • Apple Airpods Pro – $249
    An alternative for the Sony headphones in a much smaller package. They also feature noise-cancelling (although not as good as bigger headphones) and they’re very easy to charge with the wireless charging case. They might make your boyfriend look like a douchebag, so keep that in mind.
  • DJI Mavic Mini – $399
    DJI, the leader in consumer drones, just launched their Mavic Mini and it’s the perfect beginner’s drone! As the name suggests it’s compact, incredibly easy to fly and the image quality (both picture and video) is quite good for such a small camera. Hours of fun guaranteed for your boyfriend and some much-needed alone time guaranteed for yourself! If your significant other is a content creator and wants to use a drone more professionally, also take a look at the DJI Mavic Air and the DJI Mavic 2.

Books & Literature

  • Kindle e-reader – $59.99
    This is definitely going on my own Christmas list, too! It’s just so much easier than buying and hauling around books and it’s better for the environment, too. Nicolas loves to read but sometimes it’s difficult when we’re away for a longer period of time as real books will add up both in weight and size in our suitcase. The Kindle is the perfect alternative!
  • Assouline ‘In The Spirit Of’ Coffee Table Books – $50
    Assouline has some of the best and most beautiful coffee table books in the world and it’s just one of those gifts which you can’t do much wrong with! We personally love all our ‘In The Spirit Of’ books and they’re very reasonably priced, too!
  • Taschen Helmut Newton Photography Book – $100
    Taschen is another one of our favourite publishers of beautiful books and this particular one with amazing photographs by Helmut Newton is an oldie but a goldie. The ideal gift for men because it features a lot of semi-naked women and as a bonus it will look great in any interior.
  • Taschen The Sartorialist – India – $60
    This XL book from Taschen by the Sartorialist himself (Scott Schuman) is a great gift for every man that loves both fashion and beautiful photographs.

Health & Beauty

  • L’occitane en Provence Travel Kit – $29
    This little travel kit by L’occitane en Provence will keep a man looking sophisticated everywhere he goes. The kit consists of shower gel, soap, hand cream and shave balm and comes in a colourful Christmassy gift box.
  • Mühle 4-piece Gentleman Shaving Set – $135.44
    If you love a well-shaved man, this is the gift for you. This made in Germany shaving set will ensure a quality shave every single time. It’s made of the finest materials and comes in a nice box which is perfect for gifting. The chrome and black will look good in almost any bathroom, too!
  • Aesop Dapper Gentleman Grooming Kit – $142.86
    Aesop being one of our favourite skincare brands (we have Aesop handwash and handcream at every sink in the house), we were excited when we found out they made a grooming kit for men, designed exclusively for Mr. Porter. It’s full-size, so not ideal for traveling, but it includes everything a man needs at home.

Shoes

  • Tod’s Suede Chelsea Boots – $516.48
    Every man needs suede Chelsea boots and Christmas and these ones from Tod’s not only look amazing, they’re great quality, too!
  • Castañer Suede Loafers – $159.34
    Nicolas swears with loafers when we go to a tropical destination. They’re perfect to wear under swimshorts and a t-shirt at the beach, but they’re also wearable under nice tailored trousers and a shirt for an evening dinner.
  • Belstaff Alperton 2.0 Leather Boots – $521.98
    With winter coming closer and the first snowflakes coming our way, sturdy boots are a necessity. These hand-waxed leather ones from Belstaff have been crafted in Italy and feature a robust rubber sole perfect for those slippery conditions.

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