You love him because he is yours, and you love his fashionable style and eye for the creative things in life. Many women agree that finding gifts for the men in their lives who appreciate the finer things in life is a much more challenging task than finding a gift for “your average couch potato”. After all, a beer mug showcasing his favorite NFL team, some grilling accessories and a new power drill are three of 100 gift ideas that your average American Joe would love to get his hands on. But if your guy is more refined and globally minded, finding that special gift can be tricky. Here are five holiday gift ideas sure to please that classy man in your life.
Men’s Alpaca Sweaters from Peru
Cashmere is so 2010; alpaca fibers are hitting thousands of high fashion coterie boutiques from Manhattan to Los Angeles. Alpaca fibers are stronger than cashmere, softer to the touch, and are environmentally friendly as they are farmed in Peru via a sustainable manner that is not only good for the llamas but help local farming communities prosper. Consider shopping luxurious alpaca sweaters from companies that hand-source the fibers from Peru; warming earth tones for the fall and winter holidays are hot right now, and your man will love the look!
One of a Kind Handmade Leather Wallets
He may love Gucci, but you can get one-of-a-kind handmade leather wallets from upscale farmer’s markets, boutique shops and on Etsy. You can get leather in various colors with different colored stitching and even customize the wallet down to its size, interior, and monogramming.
Tom Ford’s Tuscan Leather
This is by far one of the most luxurious men’s fragrances, and although it is priced higher than your average collonge, it is still affordable. This luxurious scent only needs to be minimally applied to the neck or wrist and the intoxicating scent of leather, spices, and Italian clay stays on for up to 24 hours.
When it comes to original works of art that tell a story and are affordable on your purse, consider picking up a piece of trench art from WWI or WWII. Trench art is defined as hand-made engraved images, carvings, or decorative items pieced together by soldiers who used common everyday objects from cigar boxes to chucks of wood, from musical instrument brass to random sheets of torn leather. Anything that can be carved or serve as a surface for engraving could be used to express the internal workings of the soldier’s mind. Most pieces of trench art depict scenes from war or images from home such as the family farm. These are beautiful items perfect for his office or to display on a bookshelf.
Luxury Shaving Tools and Moisturizer
Nothing says “sophisticated man” like a high-end shaving kit. Whether you get him an antique set of whalebone handled tools, or a modern set from stores like The Art of Shaving, he will love the luxurious look and feel of a beautiful shaving kit. Don’t forget to include aftershave and a moisturizer; there are several upscale brands that produce men’s lines.