What does a man really want as a luxury gift this holiday? That’s a tough one, dear reader. Our intrepid correspondent Julie Change Murphy has done the work, though, so you don’t have to. Here’s our ultimate luxury gift guide of the best chic gifts for him. It’s what to buy for him: that special man – or men- on your luxury gift list this Christmas holiday.
What do men want?
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? Having pondered this pressing matter, we see three main issues when selecting a luxury gift for (some) men.
he doesn’t want anything too “dad” or 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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he’s unwilling to stray very 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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it needs to suit his taste and style (not yours)
Then there’s the fear factor. What if the beloved man on your list is a sophisticated and stylish gentleman who appreciates luxury and fine details? Or what if he’s really into fitness and sports, and you’re more the Netflix and chill on the couch type? 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.
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Ugh! This is why gift certificates remain such a popular option.
That is, until now. We have scoured the shops for the ultimate gift guide of chic luxury gifts for men. 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
What to buy as a luxury holiday gift for him? Here are our over 25 luxury gifts that will impress and satisfy any special man (or men) in your life: husband, partner, son, brother, father, BFF, uncle, mentor or wing man. Somewhere in here is the perfect luxury gift (or gift idea) for him. Happy shopping!
the ultimate luxury gift guide for men
That’s it! What to buy this holiday as a luxury gift for him. You’ll know you’ve nailed it if he immediately wears or uses your gift. 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. Also kickboxing and spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.