Guys can be so hard to buy a gift for. To help all of us, we have enlisted our men’s expert Balint Bognar to put together a list of what gifts he thinks your guy would love to get this holiday season.
MasterClass. If there is one thing guys like to do, it is to master a skill. I’ve been watching these all year and find them tremendously fun and useful. Highlight the hostage negotiator segment. He’ll love it.
CBD Topical Lotion. This stuff works great on day-to-day aches and pains, something we all have from having too much fun out in the world. With CBD it is the quality that matters, and we are liking the testing regime at Bloom Farms.
The Essential Collection For Men by Frederic Malle. Giving a man scent can be tricky. During mask-wearing times, even trying a scent is problematic. In our opinion, Frederic Malle makes the world’s best scents, and this sample collection is a great way for a man to test out what he likes.
Veja Shoes. Stylish, understated, with a modernized retro aesthetic. Big on sustainability; shoes are made from corn waste, organic cotton, recycled polyester, sustainably grown rubber, etc).
Meditation App (Headspace/Calm/Etc). I’m personally on Headspace most days of the week; annual subscriptions are one of my favorite gifts to family and close friends. More important than ever in today’s environment…
HBR.org subscription. For the avidly curious professional. This is one of my favorite sources of bite sized nuggets of learning and thought leadership.
AirPods Pro. They may not feel that revolutionary coming from the standard model, but improved sound quality, sweat proofing, and noise cancellation options make them a big life upgrade for a socially distanced life, whether on conference calls or on a run. Toggle easily between all your Apple devices.
Jacques Marie Mage Sunglasses. The “Rolex” of sunglasses; shades you’ll want to pass down to your children. Handmade in Japan or Italy, production runs of a few 100 per style. JMM sunglasses have a flair and level of detail that make connoisseurs go crazy.
Wake Up Light. Science continues to show the power of good sleep. Out with alarm clocks, in with Wake Up Lights that match circadian rhythms and help you enter and exit sleep cycles restfully. Models like the Philips Wake-Up Light HF3520, SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light HF3670, Lumie Bodyclock Active 250, and Hatch Restore are well reviewed.
House Plants from the experts. Spending more time at home and wanting to make things more cozy? Services like The Sill and Léon & George will help make recommendations for your house based on lighting conditions, decor, and plant-care comfort level. I’ve tried both services and have found the experience to be easy and fun.
Cashmere sweatpants. Upgrade your lounge life. Check Mr. Porter for the best selection of Rag and Bone, Brunello Cucinelli and James Perse. Stay toasty this winter.
Criterion Channel subscription. Need your fix of Antonioni, Fellini, Kurosawa, and Wong Kar-Wai? Can’t find them on your usual streaming channels? This is your answer.
Zalto Universal Hand-Blown Crystal Wine Glasses: For the wine lover, one exquisite glass, hailed by experts as the one all-around wine glass to have in your cupboard.