In order to prevent any situation with your guy returning your couldn’t-think-of-anything-else or I-went-across-town-for-this gift, or asking for the gift receipt (don’t they know the gift hunt is stress inducing and traumatic enough?), we’ve put together a list of the most stylish gift items for dudes that we could scour online.
The goal? To become the Guy Gift Guru and give him something so stylish and timeless that he can’t say no to it. The result? A happy, good-lookin’ guy who’s definitely gonna keep you around. With Father’s Day coming up (on June 17th— better mark your calendars!) what better time than now to get a lesson in shopping for men? We’ve got each item marked and easily labeled, just to make your gift search easier!
Lacoste L!VE Irregular Stripe Polo
→ For the guy who likes to stand out
Need to get a gift for that guy who likes fashion as much as you do? This Lacoste L!VE unique pattern short sleeve polo will be sure to satiate his palette. There’s also this geometric print polo that’s super fun. While bordering bringing back the keyboard tie, these polos are perfect for a guy who isn’t afraid to stand out.
→ For the guy with high taste level and a stylish GF (YOU)
We’ve recently been introduced to Svbscription, a gentleman’s luxury service that sends stylish, curated items to your door. This is no ordinary delivery service, and you can guarantee it by checking out the guys behind it. Sam Wheeler has a background curating for Hermes and Barneys, Andrew Apostola is one of the creators of Portable.tv, and Marc Goldenfein was the editor of TheVine.com.au, Australia’s premier lifestyle platform. If your guy has a strong sense of personal style, he’ll want in on Svbscription. Each parcel is sent out quarterly and is chock full of items specially handpicked to a particular theme. The first parcel out in July is centered around Travel too— perfect kickstart for summer vacation!
Ralph Lauren Terry Robe
→ For dad
Getting a gift for mom? Easy. A gift for dad though? A lot more difficult. Classic, mature, and comfortable, you’ll definitely be seeing him lounging in this Ralph Lauren robe around the house. You can even personalize it by designing the monogram.
Paper Clip Money Clip
→ For the guy who likes utility
Here’s an affordable money clip that is super useful, with an added bit of quirk to its design. How to make this sentimental? Clip some vacation or concert tickets to it!
Physiognomy By Mark Seliger
→ For the photographer
This photo book by Mark Seliger, editorial photographer who shot over 125 covers for Rolling Stone, is a keeper. Capturing the essence of celebrities, musicians, artists, and the like, this book is perfect for a photographer who is interested in portraits and the basics of photography.
Star Trek Tyvek Mighty Wallet
→ For the sci-fi nerd (whom you love)
Affordable, durable, and mega nerdy. Get this for your sci-fi loving guy who watches reruns of Star Trek when you’re not around (even though you find it later on in the Netflix recently watched queue).
Miansai Hook Bracelet
→ For the guy who has simple style
These Miansai hook bracelets are perfect for the guy who likes to accessorize just a little. With a bunch to choose from at a wide price range, you can throw this bracelet in with a larger gift.
Grados Stereo Headphones
→ For the tech guy who’s spending a lot of time on the computer
Chances are he’s on his computer a lot listening to music as he works. Let him hear what high sound quality is like with these comfy cushioned Grados. These are great for when he’s at home, although not so much in a quiet office as sound does leak out.
iPhone 4 Wood Recover Case
→ For the minimalist
This simple maple iPhone 4 case is laser-cut and hand sanded, each an unique case that your minimalist guy should love. For a darker finish, there are also these Jack Spade hard cases (although not wood) at $40. There are a couple trendier ones as well that you might want to snag for yourself!
A Burberry Umbrella
→ For the guy who won’t buy himself a good umbrella
We’ve all been there— stuck with the flimsy $10 umbrella that we picked up from Walgreens. Get him an umbrella that he’ll keep and that won’t flip inside out on him. This one has a sophisticated rounded handle, a push button, and the classic Burberry check print.
→ For the writer
There’s more to looking good than what one wears. Sometimes you gotta make sure the notebooks go with your style! Why get him a Moleskine one when you can get him a notebook with added personality?
Herschel Pop Quiz Backpack
→ For the commuter
This classic Herschel backpack is simple and perfect for the commuter or traveler type. These are all cotton and come in a variety of colors to choose from.
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Richard James Colorblock Socks
Price: $39— on sale!
Philip Trilby Hat
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