Maybe you barely know him and you’re not sure of his taste; maybe you’ve been with him for a decade and you’ve run out of creative ideas. Christmas is less than few days away, and many of us will still be searching for the best gift for men. Luckily, I have chosen a selection of budget, mid-price and luxury picks for him this Christmas time – so you can get your present-buying sorted before the last-minute panic sets in.
***GIFTS UNDER $30***
GRAND ROCK HIGHBALL GLASS & ICE BALL MOULD
This cocktail glass is designed with a protrusion at the bottom that lets you swirl and nose your drink without spilling. It also comes with a silicone ice-ball mould that you fill and freeze to create a large slow-melting ice sphere that will cool your favourite scotch, whiskey or liquor to perfection.
FIRE & BLOOD: 300 YEARS BEFORE A GAME OF THRONES
The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones. With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire & Blood is the the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.
***GIFTS UNDER $100***
BURT’S BEES, MEN’S GIFT SET
Natural skin care for men. Burt’s Bees Men’s Gift Set contains products formulated to refuel and invigorate dry and tired skin. This Burt’s Bees Men’s Kit comes in a Heritage Tin and includes Natural Skin Care for Men Shave Creme, Natural Skin Care for Men Aftershave, Natural Skin Care for Men Body Wash, Beeswax Lip Balm and Hand Salve – Travel Size. These natural skin care products will nourish your skin and keep it looking smooth, supple and refreshed. This is the perfect Father’s Day, birthday or anniversary gift set for the busy dad or man in your life. Give the gift of nourishment with Burt’s Bees skin care.
PACO RABANNE, PURE XS EAU DE TOILETTE SPRAY
Pure XS is a sweet vanilla fragrance for men. With sharp notes of ginger, green apple and bergamot, middle notes of vanilla, leather and a base of cedar, wood and cashmere. This magnetic fragrance is irresistible.
***GIFTS UNDER $200***
Powered by Google Assistant, this voice-activated speaker responds to your voice to deliver the information you need and the music you crave. The Google Home is not only a digital assistant that can answer questions, it can also help you control smart home devices using your voice.
MATT & NAT, STEAL MEN’S SNEAKERS
Footwear is often the last piece of the puzzle for someone transitioning to ethical fashion. The wildly-popular Montreal-based brand Matt & Nat is known for their chic and functional vegan handbags, so you can imagine the excitement when they recently added man’s footwear to their product lineup. These classic lace-up sneakers from Matt & Nat are made with faux leather and are suitable for vegans and offer a classic casual style.
***GIFTS UNDER $800***
A spectacular limited edition of Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities—ingeniously designed in a partitioned, two-drawer replica of a cabinet and featuring never-before-released artwork and a trio of custom components drawn from his films. Each limited edition is signed by del Toro, and includes four never-before-released original art prints, three custom reproductions of iconic props from his movies: Professor Broom’s rosary from Hellboy, the Cronos scarab, and the bone amulet from Hellboy; a replica of a page from the Cronos device instruction manual; four cards reproducing artwork from The Book of Crossroads in Pan’s Labyrinth; and a Certificate of Authenticity.
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