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40+ Fashionable gift ideas for men

December 11, 2013

man present gift givingEvery year as Christmas rolls around, we walk through the same exercise of trying to find the right gift for those in our lives. Like most people, I scratch out a list and start thinking through the best gifts. Sometimes, I scout out deals and do a little window shopping. Other times, I search online or ask the person directly. Overall, I strive to give the best gift possible.

As you set out this year with your list, keep a few things in mind during your search. First, consider the gift recipient. What things does he like? Does he portray obvious style preferences? Second, stick to more neutral colors such as black, white, gray and brown. Third, search out good deals. No need to break the bank if you don’t have to. Well, here goes … a few fashionable men’s gift ideas:

1. A men’s fashion book (try mine)

2. Gift card (read Fashionable gift card ideas for men)

3. Nice pen (combines well with padfolio)

4. Leather padfolio

5. Dress shirt (combines well with a tie. Also, read Dress Shirt Basics (Part 1): Fit and Dress Shirt Basics (Part 2): Style)

6. Tie (combines well with a tie bar or pocket square. Read Wear the best tie)

7. Tie bar (with tie)

8. Pocket squares (with tie)

9. Scarf (combines well with gloves)

10. Leather gloves

11. Belt

12. Stylish hat (i.e. fedora)

13. Leather wallet (read What your wallet says about you)

14. Shaving kit

15. Cuff links (combines well with a tie bar)

16. Watch (careful with this one as tastes can vary)

17. Sweater (combines well with a dress shirt. Read The Sweater – One secret to looking smarter)

18. Personal grooming kit

19. Messenger bag

20. Cologne

21. Pajamas

23. Bracelet

24. Several silk boutonnieres

25. Leather briefcase

26. Classic pair of sneakers (i.e. Converse Chuck Taylors)

27. Umbrella

28. Golf glove (combines well with golf shoes)

29. Golf shoes

30. Pong cell phone case (Read about it on Pong’s website)

31. Travel sewing kit (combines well with a dopp kit)

32. Leather dopp kit bag

33. Miscellaneous hair trimmer (for nose, ears and eyebrows)

34. Steamer

35. Travel steamer

36. Shoes trees (combines well with a polish kit)

37. Athletic/Running shoes (Try Nike Free)

38. Heart rate monitor (I recommend Polar)

39. Stylish travel coffee mug (combines well with coffee gift card)

40. Christmas sweater knitting kit (just kidding!)

41. Car detail gift card

42. Classic jacket (There is an article in the works about this one)

43. High quality key chain (Not tacky! Give Coach a try)


For more thoughts on gift giving read these articles:

Fashionable gift card ideas for men

13 fashionable gift ideas for men (breaks out the gifts by price)

The birthday strategy (more about receiving gifts)


For advice on bargain hunting read these articles:

Quality clothing + Bargain = Smart shopping

Finding great bargains

Be mindful of marketing

Black Friday strategies


© Copyright 2013 Fashion for the average man.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2013 1:48 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  2. sedrate organizes permalink
    December 11, 2013 2:06 pm

    My 3 year old daughter recently told my husband to get rid of two “ugly” going-out sweaters as he and I were preparing to go out for the evening. Apparently he needs an upgrade but all he wants for Christmas are socks.

    • December 11, 2013 2:10 pm

      Funny. 3 year olds can say some truthful things. Sounds like he could use a sweater upgrade. And, a sweater makes an excellent gift. Merry Christmas!

  3. Neena permalink
    December 16, 2013 1:07 pm

    I will like to nominate you for The Versatile Blogger Award

  4. December 24, 2013 12:51 pm

    very interesting blog , i follow you and will read you , and hope you the succeed, thanks for accepting me as a reader .

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