last minute gift list

My friends and I don’t exchange gifts–we never have. Perhaps it stems from not having any money in high school… which extended to having even less money in college… followed by struggling to pay our bills shortly after college. Either way, this post isn’t for my own reference. Perhaps you and your pals are better people. People that actually get each other gifts during the biggest holidays of the year and not just alcohol and other low-brow indulgences for birthday celebrations. Maybe this is the first year you’ve got to get your brother-in-law a present–who knows. Here are gifts for manshion aged guys that won’t kill your pockets and may actually come off as somewhat thoughtful (like a gift should).

Gift Cards

if you give someone important in your life a $15 itunes gift card, they may just kick you in the chest, much like this

if you give someone important in your life a $15 itunes gift card, they may just kick you in the chest, much like this

I know, I just said “thoughtful” and started off with gift cards. However, I only said somewhat thoughtful. To make a gift card not seem like a cheap, last-minute effort, make sure you’ve got a specific reason behind giving it. Ie. “Hey here’s a Home Depot gift card, because I know your powerdrill broke last month and I don’t want to get you the wrong one.” or “Yea, I got you an Ikea gift card to help you furnish the new place–Congratulations, again.”

Luxury Shaving Kit

if you have $100 to spend and want to give not a good, but a great gift, opt for the bigger kit

if you have $100 to spend and want to give not a good, but a great gift, opt for the bigger kit

If some expensive designer shaving supplies appeared in my medicine cabinet one morning, I’d sure as hell use them. However, when I’m in the store buying the necessities for myself, Nivea for Men, Gillette, and whatever else they have in CVS will do just fine. A big part of giving a good gift is getting someone a gift they would never give themselves.

Clothing

Only give well-made basics if you’re giving clothing as a gift.

BR Monogram, 60% off right now (thanks recession!)

BR Monogram, 60% off right now (thanks recession!)

BR again (they got me at 60% off)... wool/cashmere thick cableknit scarf

BR again (they got me at 60% off)... wool/cashmere thick cableknit scarf

A nice navy blazer, some quality leather gloves, a cashmere v-neck sweater, the basics… you know?

Bad Clothing Gift:

bad idea. unless you recently became a grandfather.. then you should proud of what you wife knit for the grandkids

bad idea. unless you recently became a grandfather.. then you should be proud of what your wife knit for the grandkids

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One Response to “last minute gift list”
  1. denniscahlo says:

    These are great ideas!! Hey, I have my own menswear blog. I just started it and take all the photos on the site. It’s called MADE TO MEASURE. Here is the link: http://madetm.wordpress.com/

    Hope you enjoy it!

    -Dennis

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