We round up some of our favorite gifts for him, from foodie-inspired deliveries to top tech toys and surprising rockstar collabs
By TIM CHAN & BRANDT RANJ & JOHN LONSDALE
“There’s a misconception that it’s impossible to shop for men,” begin David Fishbein and Joseph Miller, co-founders of the men’s boutique The Optimist, in Culver City, CA. “But sometimes, introducing a risk as a gift is a great way to get men to try it.”
It’s not about going completely out of the box, they explain, but rather about finding a gift that expands his interests or needs in a new or novel way.
“We like to buy gifts that someone wouldn’t buy for themselves,” Fishbein suggests, “[and] we like to think about choosing something that would benefit their lives or upgrade where they spend time.”
Among their favorite gifts to give this season: “Things for the bar, for the desk, for getaways and things that smell good,” Miller says. Think apothecary products, unique tech accessories and utilitarian clothing.
And if all else fails? “Don’t underestimate the power of giving guys a really quality, everyday item that they will use again and again,” Fishbein says.
This season, step up your gifting game by picking something out from our gift guide for men. Whether he’s a sports fan, loves his liquor or needs to upgrade his gear, we’ve found some solid picks that go beyond the usual ties and tees. From tech toys to big ticket items, here’s what we’re giving the guys on our list this year.
Heaven’s Door Whisky Trilogy Collection
Heaven’s Door whisky is the perfect pour to pair with Blonde on Blonde, Blood On The Tracks, or Rough & Rowdy Ways. This three pack features a trio of 200ml bottles: One Tennesee Bourbon, one Double Barrel Whiskey, and a Straight Rye Whiskey.
Each one has earned numerious distinctions, but this collection allows you to sample them all. While the liquor is the star of the show, the distinctive design on each bottle is beautiful, too.
If the guy you’re shopping for is looking for a new nip, and loves to relax by putting on a Dylan album, you won’t find a better gift. Purchase: $59 at Reservebar.com