The Gift Guide

Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide: Best in the World for Him

ultimate luxury gift guide for him

What do men want? When it comes to gifts, that’s a tough one. Our intrepid correspondent Julie Change Murphy has done all the work, though, so that you don’t have to. Here’s our ultimate luxury gift guide of the best presents in the world for him. Your guide to perfect luxury gifts for men of all ages.

Why is shopping for luxury gifts for men so hard?

Shopping for the special man in your life can often feel overwhelming. Why is that? What’s so hard about finding a luxury gift for him? Dear reader, we see three main causes.

too “Dad” and dull

On the one hand, there are cuff links, ties, sports equipment, and wallets. Typical Guy Stuff. Things your family got for your dad when you were growing up. We’ve all been there and done that. Meh.

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too far from his comfort zone

On the other had, if we try to get creative when choosing a luxury gift for him, we may end up seeing our gift sitting in the same box it came in months after the big day. Aim too high and you could over-shoot. Which is a waste of time, money, and a perfectly good shopping expedition. How many times have you heard “this too nice/fashionable/expensive for me to wear/use/try. I’ll keep it for a special occasion.” Epic fail.

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he’s has very particular tastes

Then there’s the fear factor. What if the man on your list is a sophisticated and stylish gentleman who appreciates luxury and fine details? Well, then all of a sudden, shopping for him can feel downright intimidating. Get it wrong, and you’ve shown him (and the world) that you Just. Don’t. Get. It. Yikes.

Ugh! This is why gift certificates remain such a popular option.

That is, until now, Dear Readers. We have scoured the shops for the ultimate, curated list of luxury gifts for him. Our first priority is that the gift always be thoughtful and distinctive. It should feel as if it were meant for him, here and now. It’s also practical and works seamlessly into his life and maybe, even improves upon his daily routine and habits.

the ultimate luxury gift guide for him

Here are our top 25 luxury gifts that will impress and satisfy any husband, brother or wing man in your life. Somewhere here is the luxury gift (or gift idea) for him. Happy shopping!

1. saint laurent wool-boucle coat

No matter what he’s wearing underneath, this checked wool-boucle coat with faux-shearling lining will keep him looking sharp and feeling cozy.

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$2,890, Mr. Porter

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2. suunto gps sports watch

Information is power! This GPS watch has an attractive display that makes it easy to track all his activity in 80 different sports modes. Making it an excellent luxury gift for him.

$329, Suunto

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3. trx training system

Making excuses burns 0 calories. This system sets up in seconds anywhere, anytime for a tough, rugged workout.

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$189, Huckberry

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4. smythson leather laptop case

Who says tech accessories have to be boring? This vivid emerald green leather laptop case with contrast zippers would make an excellent luxury gift him. And it will never get lost in his bag.

 

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$875, Smythson

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5. loro piana cashmere silk scarf

Not all scarves are created equal. Italian brand, Loro Piana’s are made with the finest cashmere and silk blend threads for unparalleled luxury. He’ll love the rustic, yet sophisticated look of this gingham and denim color way.

$1,890, Mr. Porter

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6. state bicycle co. bike

This ultra-light city cruiser will get him around the streets in style with its handsome and timeless good looks. It also comes with an affixed bottle opener. Enough said.

 

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$469, State Bicycle Co.

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7. off-white canvas backpack

Luxury street wear is not an oxymoron. In fact, it’s a great place to look for a luxury gift for him. Off-White’s backpack with the brand’s signature arrows will put the bounce back into his step.

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$635, Mr. Porter

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8. wireless accessory charging tray

We all know a guy whose phone and other devices always hover around a 24% battery. This pebble grain Italian leather catch-all is a no-brainer for the scatterbrained.

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$175, Need Supply

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9. basquait triptych

Street art fans, skaters and jazz enthusiasts alike will appreciate this Basquiat triptych featuring horn players, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Seldom does a gift hit all the right notes.

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$550, Museum of Modern Art Store

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10. buffy comforter

Sleep is apparently the new luxury. So what’s a luxury gift without at least one item to help him get a good night’s sleep? Does he sleep with one leg out from under the blanket? Buffy makes comforters from eucalyptus fibers that are naturally cooling and breathable for those sleepers who always run hot.

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$260, Buffy

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11. dji mavic air drone

Lights, camera, action! This ultraportable drone folds down to the size of a smart phone but contains the capacity for serious, high-quality images and videos.

$799, DJI

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12. todd snyder + champion sweatshirt

You know how parents buy dupes of their kid’s favorite stuffed animal in case it gets lost or filthy? You might want to do the same with this soft, classic sweatshirt. He’ll be reaching for it again and again.

$98, Todd Snyder

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13. piaggio bv scooter

Upgrade his daily, uninspired commute with the experience of zooming through the city on an elegant Italian scooter. And with speeds up to 86mph, a weekend ride to the country sounds mighty fine.

$6,599, Piaggio

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14. cole haan sneaker

Dressed up or down, this smooth leather tennis sneaker with its lightweight comfort, flexibility and responsive cushioning will get him everywhere he needs to go.

$150, Neiman Marcus

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15. scully & scully poker set

Elevate his home poker game with this fine suede-lined black lizard-embossed leather case with 340 clay chips, 2 decks of cards and dealer button. Your next buy-in should be on the house, just saying.

$1,150, Scully & Scully

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16. swim shorts

There are two kinds of men in the world. Those who wear nautical themed swim shorts and those who go for the wild and bold prints. If he’s the latter, he’ll need these pronto.

$115, Saturdays NYC

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17. coleman portable grill

Looking for something for a sports fan other than team paraphernalia? He’ll be the hero at the next tailgate with this quick-fold portable propane grill.

 

$229.99, Amazon

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18. mansur gavriel briefcase

Sometimes a clean silhouette, pop of color and quality craftsmanship are all the bells and whistles needed.

 

$995, Mansur Gavriel

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19. ikea + sonos lamp and speaker

Ikea teamed up with Sonos to create this attractive, minimalist 2-in-1 lamp and wireless speaker. Now whose side of the bed is neater?

$99, IKEA

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20. nordic elk leather gloves

Rugged yet refined, these gloves are made from elk leather and lined with fleece for warmth.

$118, Huckberry

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21. growlerwerks keg

This grown-up keg makes our luxury gift guide for men because it clearly has to involve beer in some way, shape or form. This device keeps brewery craft beer and other cocktails insulated, pressurized and chilled for up to 9 hours. Once the life of the party; always the life of the party. 

$149, Crate and Barrel

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22. smart helmet

Protect his big, beautiful brain. This award-winning bike helmet has built-in Bluetooth speakers that allow hands-free phone use for calls and directions, while lights incorporated into the back of the helmet signal braking and turns.

$169, Museum of Modern Art Store

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23. manhole coasters

Inspired by manhole covers primarily from Greenwich Village, these cork coasters are a fun conversation starter for any NYC lover. 

$30, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Store

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24. rimowa suitcase

He might not think so, but it’s time to finally ditch that worn and fraying suitcase passed down from some family member. Replace it with this and you’ll never have to utter the words “I told you so.”

$670, Rimowa

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25. hot sauce kit

We conclude our luxury gift guide for men with what many dudes want more than anything: the gift of bragging rights for life. This kit allows your favorite foodie to create his own signature hot sauce blend.

$45, Uncommon Goods

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the ultimate luxury gift guide for men

That’s it! Twenty-five luxury gift ideas for him that will help you get started. You’ll know you’ve nailed it if he immediately wears or uses your luxury gift to him. Good luck! And save your receipts – just in case.

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, fitness and even investigating police misconduct. Julie lives in NYC where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing and spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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