With the holiday approaching, are you looking for a unique gift for the special guy in your life? We've rounded-up some of our top picks for stylish and unusual gifts for men in 2018. Whether it's for a co-worker, friend, boyfriend, dad, son, or brother, there's something for everyone!
Prada Carbon Luna Rossa Fragrance Gift Set
It's hard to beat Prada for the fashion-loving guy. For packaging, the limited edition holiday gift set of Prada Carbon Luna Rossa feature the iconic bear seen on Prada accessories. The set also includes a 3.4oz EDT with a bonus of shower gel and a megaspritzer which at .34 oz is perfect for travel.
While gifting fragrances can be daunting, this is a fresh and elegant cologne. The top notes are ambroxan and citrus with some sweet nuances, the heart is lavender with earth and florals followed by a peppery dry down. Very masculine and classy, plus it launched in 2017 so there's a good chance he doesn't already have it in his collection. If you're looking for a more traditional fragrance from Prada, L'Homme also has a gift set.
If you're looking for a fragrance a little off the beaten path, try one from the new NYC-based fragrance maker Kierin. Santal Sky is a warm wood scent with a bit of sensual spice designed for both men and women. With notes of cardamon, saffron, sandalwood and vetiver it's meant to evoke a stroll through the park
Rituals Candles for Cozy Winter Nights
Make the longest nights of the year more cozy with luxury scented candles from Rituals. They have the complexity and nuance closer to perfume than a drug-store candle. They're the perfect gift for guys looking to incorporate more relaxation and mindfulness into their routines. They are composed of 70% natural wax and last up to 50+ hours.
Osmia Luxury Skincare Set for Him
Elevating His Art of Shaving
The 4-piece full-size kit by Art of Shaving combines high quality products, handcrafted accessories and expert shaving technique. to provide optimal shaving results while helping against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks and cuts. The kit includes Pre-Shave Oil, a Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm, and a Genuine Badger Shaving Brush— everything he needs for a clean and hydrated shave.
Esquire Grooming Trimmer
Sometimes practical gifts are the best. One-size-fits-all isn't Esquire Grooming's typical mantra, but their Five Piece Trimmer is an exception. Perfect for the minimalist who wants one tool to do it.
You can quickly interchange any of the five grooming blades for a well-groomed beard, nose, ears, uni-brow, neckline, underarms, back, and any other place hair can grow.
Go Everywhere Sunglasses
Whether he's hitting the slopes or off to a warmer destination this winter, shades are always a welcome gift. Vint & York has become the go-to brand for cool, versatile shapes that go with any type of outfit and can take him from brunch to a business meeting in a heartbeat. 100% UV 400 protection, light and durable with timeless silhouettes that manage to stay on trend season after season — these sunglasses that make anybody look good and speak tons of style.
Their Caper is a sleek aviator in a masculine silhouette that is a welcome addition in any man's wardrobe.
Personalized Cuff Bracelets for Men
Isabelle Graces's men's cuffs are a mix of modern, edgy and classic. Hand forged, distressed and aged in their studio for a truly unique gift for the special man in your life. This piece makes for a truly meaningful, personalized gift with your own special message. The cuff is 5/8 inch wide and made from 85% copper and 15% zinc.
Modern Cork and Silver Cufflinks
One of the best parts of doing our annual gift guide is having an excuse to seek out new artisans who are creating beautiful things in the world. One of my favorites is jewelry maker Maressa Tosto Merwarth of Mari Tome design.
Although her work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, she still handcrafts her pieces herself. These cufflinks made from a mix of cork and sterling silver are an excellent example of her modern designs that blend traditional craftsmanship. They're also perfect for the wine-lover. Not sure how to wear cufflinks? She recently wrote a guide to cufflinks.
For Around Town
Totes aren't just for women. A solidly built tote bag is a practical, everyday staple for guys too. Day, night, travel, errands, a leather tote is a bag with the flexibility for any occasion. This tote from WP Standard features high quality leather, with a solid bottom — sturdy enough to endure the rigors of day-to-carrying and age gracefully as he uses it.
For the Commuter
Divisadero Commuter Backpack from Acme Made is a sleek, modern bag perfect for going to work, school or play. However despite the minimalist design, it's a hardworking backpack with devices protected in padded pockets including a hidden laptop sleeve that holds laptops up to 15.6". Unisex design and extra comfort plus ventilation with lumbar smugglers pocket.
For the Jetsetter
The new weekender bags from the Jetsetter collection by Hook & Albert are designed for guys who "put in the miles, who are bold in their pursuits, and seasoned in their travels." As a frequent flier, I like that it's made from leather and built to last.
When unzipped, the garment section can accommodate two suits and once the duffle is zipped back together, the main compartment houses two zip accessory compartments and two shoe pockets, making it perfect for a business trip or weekend away.
Cozy and Casual Sweater for Him
If you're looking for the perfect cozy gift that he can take work to weekend, this cotton jersey pull over from Billy Reid might be just the thing. He can wear it dressed up or dressed down for an effortlessly stylish look. Including details such as suede elbow patches and a shawl collar, this sweater will be his new go-to wardrobe staple.
Luxury Bathrobe for Relaxing at Home
Bathrobes might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think tailoring, however Rough Linen has created a well-tailored luxury bathrobe. Made of 100% linen, this is a well-designed, modest but not voluminous robe.
Even the smallest details have been accounted for such as tapering the cuffs. Plus it has pockets!
For the Guy Who Hates Clothes Shopping
Stitch Fix is perfect gift for any guy, whether they love style, can’t stand shopping or need some major style TLC. A gift card gets them their own personal styling service, letting them try on clothes at home and keep what they like, sending back the rest.
Plus for you, a Stitch Fix gift card takes the guesswork out of the difficult task of giving clothing as a gift — no need to worry about personal style, taste or fit!
Elevate His Glassware Situation
It's rare that guys get excited about glassware. I mean it's just a vessel for beverages, right? So I was pleasantly surprised to discover Dragon Glassware, a boutique luxury glassware company with unique designs such as this Diamond Whiskey tumbler. A conversation starter guaranteed to make whatever you drink in it taste that much better.