It has to be said: it just isn’t as much fun to shop for men. You just never quite know what they need and even more problematic, what they really want.
While their tastes and predilections rarely change over time, shockers creep up that have you scratching your heads. And of course, there’s also that usual coyness – telling you that there is nothing they want nor need – which is sweet, yes, but not helpful. Stress not, there are a few more days to go and we’ve got you covered. Here are 12 items we think will make great Christmas gifts for him, from that audiophile to those who love to entertain, from the smart dresser to the hobbyist. We hope this list will make this task a lot less daunting and even enjoyable!
Bang & Olufsen
Does he love his sounds? Bang & Olufsen‘s new Beoplay H95 is the item to give. According to the Danish brand this new wireless headphone has the best sound quality, truly effective noise cancellation and is designed for comfortable, long-term wear, among other things. The Beoplay H95 comes with an oval, over-ear design with soft lambskin ear cushions, as well an innovative and intuitive user interface that offer a combination of touch control and mechanical dials. The headphones are available in black, Grey Mist (pictured here) and released for this season, in Gold Tone, and comes with a 3-year warranty. Price: HK$6,800
For those chilly months ahead, you can’t go wrong with this Loro Piana crewneck jumper made with cashmere Coarsehair. It’s elegant and versatile, perfect to pair with either your work trousers, jeans and by all means, cargo shorts. And given its superb quality, you’re sure he can wear it for many winter and fall seasons to come.
Price: HK $18,300
Tiffany & Co
If your man is obsessed with keeping things neat and organised, Stow’s Personalised Luxury First Class Leather Tech Case will give him something to smile about. It applies a stylish spin to the traditional writing case, and gives ample room for his documents, pen, stationary and gadgets – big and small. And indeed, there are also handy and secure slots for credit cards, loyalty cards photo IDs and what have you. This practical and conveniently handsome piece is made from butter-soft Spanish leather and Italian goat suede. Price: HK$ 4,725
Fashionable and with a conscience – we’re sure he will love that idea. And this Ermenegildo Zegna #UseTheExisting tote bag is the item to give, which is crafted from upcycled fabric from Lanificio Zegna. This black tote features large top handles, a signature horizontal ticket pocket and a flat patch pocket in smooth calfskin. A top zipper closure adds a practical finishing touch and is also available in dark green. HK$ 7,500
More than just functional, Montblanc’s writing instruments is just a stunning work of craftsmanship. We may not write nearly as much as we used to, this Meisterstück Le Petit Prince’s tribute would be a delight to have. The polished burgundy-coloured resin on the cap and barrel of the this piece references the prince’s beloved rose, while the handcrafted 14-carat gold nib features a design of the prince weeding his planet. Price: HK$ 6,800
Who says only women can accessorise? This Hermès bracelet made in swift calfskin featuring a nice burly buckle will make him think twice. Price: HK$ 5,400
This personalised ‘More Whisky’ crystal tumbler by Becky Broome is perfect for the sophisticated whisky drinker in your life. Serve a whisky neat or old fashioned in this beautiful cut-glass tumbler for a fancy experience. Choose between a plain white carton box, which you can wrap easily yourself or select a box with a printed gift sleeve. Each tumbler is hand etched to order in Broome’s studio in Liverpool, UK. Price: HK $441
This Louis Vuitton Pochette Voyage brings an air of relaxed elegance to the the brand’s classic materials. Black Épi leather and Damier Graphite canvas are highlighted with white and blue stripes emblazoned with the Louis Vuitton signature, and features cowhide-leather lining. With its large capacity and six card slots, it’s a practical travel companion, easy to carry by hand or slipped into a suitcase. Price: HK$10,100
For the coffee drinker constantly on the go, et voila, here’s the Ember Smart Travel Mug 2.0. It allows you to set your precise drinking temperature for hot beverages and keep it there, from the first sip to the last drop. Featuring an enhanced battery life, the 12oz. Ember Travel Mug 2.0 will maintain your chosen drinking temperature for three hours, or all day when paired with included charging coaster. Use the new touch display on the mug for on-the-go temperature customisation or control by pairing with the Ember app. Price HKD1,428 available at Moma store at K11 Musea