A Gift Guide for the Men in Your Life
Admit it. You sometimes resort to gift cards for the men on your holiday list because you just don’t know what to get. Those days are over. The Shops at Columbus Circle is here to up your game with some smart gift-giving hacks. We also ran the mile to create a killer shopping list that will amaze even the most hard-to-please guy.
1. Ask him.
First off, let’s state the obvious. Ask him what he wants! Women use far more words a day than men. (Just ask them.) We have a feeling we know the answer: Every guy wants a great leather jacket. The racing-inspired vintage look of the Bonneville ($449) at Lucky Brand will appeal to your style-savvy boyfriend or your baby boomer dad.
2. Ask his friends.
Don’t want to ask him? Turn to his friends, who will tell you to find a present that combines his geeky love of data with his competitive streak. With the Garmin Fēnix5 GPS fitness watch from New York Running Company ($499.99), he can track all his performance metrics.
3. Don’t be afraid to up his style quotient.
Quick tip: He will thank you for helping him elevate his fashion game. He can take this textured calfskin backpack from Hugo Boss ($675) to the office or throw it in his locker at the gym. Multiple compartments will keep his gear well-organized.
4. Don't shy away from the classics.
Take it from us: Cozy slippers are not a boring gift. It’s up to you to keep him on his toes, and that will definitely be the case with these shearling-lined suede classic beauties from J.Crew Mens Shop ($98.50).
5. A close shave is everything.
You can never go wrong with a good shaving kit. The Lexington Power Shave Set ($200) from The Art of Shaving is ideal for men of all generations. He’ll be hooked for life on their quality products — and you can stuff his stocking next year with refills.
6. Still can’t decide?
Make a beeline to Amazon Books and pick up the latest Echo Plus hands-free voice-activated speaker and smart home hub ($149.99). Thanks to you, he can put up his feet and ask Alexa for everything he needs.