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Holiday Gift Guide: Something For Him

Holiday Gift Guide: Something For Him

I'll be the first to admit that men are difficult to shop for. Even as I write this, I'm unsure of what to buy my husband this holiday, and he's someone who's sartorial preferences I'm very keen on.

However, for the purposes of this blog, he has agreed to be the guinea pig for a few gifts that, if I were a man, I'd give an A+. Here are some Bourbon & Gloss-approved man gifts, vetted by my very own in-house male.

photo by Brett Moen

photo by Brett Moen

Of all the beard accouterment I've given my husband to try, Beard Guyz Daily Wash and Conditioner are his favorite. They also make an oil and a balm, all reasonably priced. The all-natural products are made from natural oils, conditioning butters, herbal extracts, and vitamins. As for beard balms, he loves Bluebeards Original Beard Saver.

Got a manly man in your life whose tastes go above and beyond the local Bass Pro Shop? Best Made Company makes handsome, well-crafted outdoor styles for the guy who has plenty of opinions. 

I bought my husband this cruiser in navy. It's ideal for layering, misty-to-rainy days, and oh-so good looking.

I bought my husband this cruiser in navy. It's ideal for layering, misty-to-rainy days, and oh-so good looking.

Get him a sweater that will let him stand out in a crowd of dudes.

Get him a sweater that will let him stand out in a crowd of dudes.

Loungewear doesn't have to be frumpy. These wool shearling man slippers are on point. 

Loungewear doesn't have to be frumpy. These wool shearling man slippers are on point. 

Need Supply Co. is another boutique filled to the brim with notoriously handsome menswear for the modern man. Between the Common Projects kicks and fashion sweats, you're bound to find something to suit his style.

Fash-uhn Sweats

Fash-uhn Sweats

Now you KNOW I'm not about to let my husband get away without some kind of man-beauty routine. If I work this hard to look good when I'm old, you better believe he will, too. My husband loves Keihl's products. In fact, he's the the one that turned me on to them.

I don't know what's come over me. I'm not usually into monogrammed things. But Mark & Graham's selection of gifts--from bottle openers to leather driving gloves--has me all lit up this holiday. Perhaps he'll agree?

UPDATE! I almost forgot one of the most essential gifts a person can give an audiophile like my husband. If your man is into tunes and wants and excuse to bump up his record collection, definitely gift him the Audio Technica LP120. I gave this to my husband a few years ago and yeah, he's still looking for more excuses to buy records.


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