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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Dave and I decided to forgo Valentine’s Day gifts this year, since that cash is better off in a savings account for our trip to Europe. (And, to be honest, I’m really looking forward to our low-key evening of beer, video games, and a heart-shaped pizza.) If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetie, here are a few ideas that Dave would approve of:

  1. A handsome wool-blend sweater
  2. A versatile everyday watch with a selection of nato straps (I like this all-American version)
  3. Bourbon
  4. A rugged laptop bag that doubles as his day bag on trips (This might be selfish. I hate nothing more than having to carry everything when we’re sightseeing!) 
  5. The Complete Beer Course
  6. An apothecary shaving mug (which would look chic on your vanity filled with lipsticks)
  7. Luxe shaving supplies from Mercer + James (I just discovered this great online shop. Take 30% off your purchase through the end of February with the code BAUBLES30.)
  8. City map glasses with one of your favorite destinations
  9. A denim dopp kit
  10. Sphere ice cube molds (I gave a set to Dave for Christmas. Love ‘em.)
  11. A new pair of sunglasses
  12. The best bottle opener on the go
  13. A pair of heart and arrow boxer shorts 
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Holiday Gift Guide: Men

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re celebrating the holiday with your nearest and dearest with Black Friday deals on the back burner. However, when the men slip into their post-football, post-turkey tryptophan haze, it’s the perfect time to check off your shopping list. I rounded up a few products that Dave endorses, but a bottle of bourbon is always appreciated if none of these strikes your man’s fancy. 

1. Z Gallerie, $20 each // 2. Kaufmann Mercantile, $219 // 3. Gant, $147 // 4. Nike, $70 // 5. Nike, $149 // 6. Kent Wang, $45 // 7. Kiehl’s, $42 // 8. Jack Spade, $10 // 9. Hook + Albert, $25 // 10. 3sixteen, $220 // 11. Smathers & Branson, $65 // 12. Daneson, $5 // 13. Crown & Buckle, $12 // 14. Makr, $11 // 15. Stanley, $75

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Valentine Gift Guide

I’ve been struggling with finding the perfect gift for Dave this year. (Between Christmas and his December birthday, I’ve exhausted all of my ideas!) Here are a few options to get you started if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect present (or just looking to treat yourself).

For Her

For Him

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Holiday Gift Guide: Men

Shop It: Pocket Comb // Coffee Mill // Cuff Links // Knit Hat // Fox Jigger // Sunglasses Case // Monogrammed Coasters // Aftershave // Bean Boots // Watch Straps // Leather Handle Hammer // Old Fashioned Glasses // Thermos

When I came across the Knotz cuff links from Wurkin Stiffs, I knew they’d make the perfect stocking stuffer for Dave at under $10 per pair. (Let’s be honest, the unique packaging sold me.) I purchased a pair immediately … and then gave them to Dave right after wrapping them in Christmas paper. I’m terrible with surprises. 

Three people will win a pair of Knotz cuff links from Wurkin Stiffs. There are three styles up for grabs: the traditional round pair, barber pole and square peg. One winner will be selected for each style, but you can pick the color.

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This giveaway is open to U.S. readers!

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I’ve been scouring every male style site I can think of to find a suitable Valentine’s Day gift for Dave. I think I’ve finally narrowed it down. Of course, it needs to remain a secret until the 14th, but here are some ideas for the guy in your life that I can share.

  1. Merino Wool Sweater, J.Crew, $69.50
  2. Silk Knit Tie (“The Jim”), The Knottery, $25
  3. Leather Camera Case, Smythson, $195
  4. Bulleit Bourbon, 750 ml for $26.95 
  5. Folding Hoof Pick Belt, Tory Leather Co., $32.95
  6. Bottle Key, Makr Carry Goods, $11
  7. Classic Button Cufflinks, Thomas Pink, $50
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I’ve been scouring every male style site I can think of to find a suitable Valentine’s Day gift for Dave. I think I’ve finally narrowed it down. Of course, it needs to remain a secret until the 14th, but here are some ideas for the guy in your life that I can share.
Merino Wool Sweater, J.Crew, $69.50
Silk Knit Tie (“The Jim”), The Knottery, $25
Leather Camera Case, Smythson, $195
Bulleit Bourbon, 750 ml for $26.95 
Folding Hoof Pick Belt, Tory Leather Co., $32.95
Bottle Key, Makr Carry Goods, $11
Classic Button Cufflinks, Thomas Pink, $50

Gifts for the Geeky Guy:

  1. Pocket Super Nintendo Console, Hyperkin, $79.99
  2. Striped Tortoise Shell Glasses, Warby Parker, $95
  3. Apple TV, Apple, $99
  4. Noise-Cancelling Headphones, Audio Technica, $117.95
  5. Gloves, Etre, $55
  6. Coffee Cup Power Inverter, Think Geek, $24.99
  7. Malcolm Gladwell: Collected, $50.40
#gift guide#gifts#men#gift guide for men
Gifts for the Geeky Guy:
Pocket Super Nintendo Console, Hyperkin, $79.99
Striped Tortoise Shell Glasses, Warby Parker, $95
Apple TV, Apple, $99
Noise-Cancelling Headphones, Audio Technica, $117.95
Gloves, Etre, $55
Coffee Cup Power Inverter, Think Geek, $24.99
Malcolm Gladwell: Collected, $50.40

Gifts for the Outdoorsman:

  1. Down Vest, Lands’ End, $39.50
  2. Lab Belt, Sid Bell, $32
  3. Field Bag, Filson, $220
  4. Camp Blanket, Pendleton, $84
  5. Red Rock Canyon Soap, Juniper Ridge, $8
  6. Small Forest Axe, Gransfors Bruks, $118.95
  7. Weekender Watch, Timex, $34.99
#gift guide#gifts#men#gift guide for men
Gifts for the Outdoorsman:
Down Vest, Lands’ End, $39.50
Lab Belt, Sid Bell, $32
Field Bag, Filson, $220
Camp Blanket, Pendleton, $84
Red Rock Canyon Soap, Juniper Ridge, $8
Small Forest Axe, Gransfors Bruks, $118.95
Weekender Watch, Timex, $34.99