Giving someone the perfect gift during the holidays is always a heartwarming experience. However, finding an item that makes someone special in your life beam with joy on Christmas morning is no small task. This year I've made the effort of curating a small collection of exquisite gifts that will intrigue the modern, fashionable men in your life.
native union IPHONE CASE
bleu de chanel COLOGNE • cereal MAGAZINE
Just as Apple is dedicated to creating sleek, sturdy mobile technology, Native Union is dedicated to constructing beautiful cases that protect those Apple devices. The CLIC Marble case for iPhone is designed with real marble, making it the first of its kind. The ultra-thin, shatterproof piece of marble (which comes in white or black) adds just the right amount of heft to the impossibly light iPhone 6s.
When it comes to men's fragrances, you can't find anything more elegant than CHANEL. You can purchase this fresh, sexy scent in a variety of forms, but you can't go wrong with a 3.4 oz bottle of Eau de Parfum that will last him all year.
The traveling man you know will love Cereal, a travel and style magazine with mesmerizing minimalist images of destinations across the world. You can find volumes of this timeless magazine in specialty bookstores and online.
clinique for men GROOMING PRODUCTS
Give the gift of confidence by choosing a Clinique for Men product that will help your man look his best every day. All of Clinique for Men's grooming and skincare products are worth a try, but your beau will love waking up with a Sonic System Deep Cleansing Brush that gently refreshes his face and keeps it looking youthful. If you think he'd rather take baby steps into starting a skincare routine, put a bottle of Charcoal Face Wash in his stocking. This detoxifying gel wash delivers a deep-pore clean that removes impurities and excess oil.
You can always feel good about buying a gift at Everlane because this clothing brand cares about the social, economical and environmental impacts they're making by producing high-quality, transparently-priced products. Everlane's stylish online offerings are designed to be a perfect fit in the wardrobe of the Millennial man. Whether it's a marled sweatshirt made with 100% Cotton French Terry or a neutral-toned weekender bag, there's no denying how easily an Everlane item can make a man look effortlessly dapper.
ernest rapeneau CHAMPAGNE
You never know when you might be invited to a white elephant party or to a winter wonderland date with a handsome stranger during the holidays. That's why it's always a good idea to have some impersonal gifts in your arsenal to pull out when plans change. A fun-sized bottle of Ernest Rapeneau champagne is the perfect present for the guy who may arrive in your life unexpectedly during the month of December. The best part is, you can share this delicious bottle of bubbly with him!
Give the gift you know only someone of James Bond's caliber will enjoy: an OMEGA watch. In fact, you might have noticed that an OMEGA watch plays a major part in the latest 007 movie Spectre. Any one of these elegant timepieces would make an optimal gift for the man that means the most to you. The legendary De Ville Trésor stuns in white gold and black leather while the intricate Seamaster Aqua Terra boasts titanium on titanium. My favorite style is the regal De Ville Prestige made of 18 carat yellow gold and luxurious brown leather. I hope Santa is reading this right now because I adore the Roman numerals and pure styling of this watch.
a work in progress BOOK • thirst project DONATION
As a content creator, I love being inspired by what my peers are producing on the world wide web. If you have a budding blogger, yearning YouTuber or amateur artist on your list this Christmas season, consider buying them Connor Franta's motivational autobiography A Work In Progress. This 23-year-old YouTuber became a New York Times Bestselling Author when he first released a paperback edition of this book in April, and now you can pick up a signed hardcover version exclusively in Barnes & Noble stores.
When you've encountered the man who has it all or wants nothing at all, you can give them the opportunity to make someone else's life a little bit better. While following Connor Franta, I discovered the Thirst Project, a non-profit that provides clean drinking water to impoverished people living in third-world countries. I donated to this organization when Connor partnered with them for a special fundraising campaign in October. You can purchase a gift card in any amount that you choose to have the donation made in your gift recipient's name. Even $25 is enough to enable one person access to clean, safe drinking water for the rest of their life.
Happy shopping and thank you to all the brands that helped make this gift guide possible!