This year, we’re tracking down the best gifts for the holidays so you don’t have to. Every day, for the next 10 days, come back to see 10 new awesome gifts for everyone on your list: from the fashion-lover to the beauty junkie to the tech enthusiast.
Today, we tackle the men in your life.
Whether you’re shopping for your hubby, your bro, or even your pops, these classic gifts will keep the man in your life merry this holiday season.
1. For the Patriot
Give the Canuck in your life a locally made super-soft T-shirt to promote his love of the true north strong and free. Shop online or visit one of the Drake General Store locations in Toronto for more locally sourced, quirky finds.
Shared Canada Tee, $35. Available at www.drakegeneralstore.ca.
2. For the Outdoor Enthusiast
Cold weather will have nothing on your man when he’s wearing a Canada Goose jacket. This version comes with a detachable hood, in a military-inspired style. It lends itself to more professional dressing, while still keeping frostbite at bay. Bring on the chill!
Men’s Banff Parka, $725. Available at www.sportinglife.ca.
3. For the Mixologist
For the man who idolizes Don Draper, a sophisticated cocktail set is essential.
Glucksteinhome Hampton Villa Mini Cocktail Set, $30. Available at www.thebay.com.
4. For the Timekeeper
New from the classic Timex brand, the Intelligent Quartz watch mixes vintage style with modern technology. (It tells time in 24 cities around the world!)
Intelligent Quartz World Time, $225. Available at www.timex.ca.
5. For the Dapper Gentleman
Is there anything cuter than a guy in a tie? This one is cool enough for a casual night out, but easily dressed up for an important business meeting.
Macartney-Stripe Wool-Silk Tie, $80.50. Available at www.jcrew.com.
6. For the Kid at Heart
His favourite childhood game gets a classy upgrade (read: it now meets your design standards), making it fit for a coffee table.
Tumbling Towers, $35. Available at www.cb2.com.
7. For the Well-Groomed
Some guys need a gentle reminder, others come by it naturally…but either way, a set of Aesop’s classic products (shampoo, body cleanser and post-shave lotion) in a sexy scent will be put to good use.
Soar Gift Set, $80. Available at www.aesop.com.
8. For the Couch Potato
Prepare to earn serious points when you gift an Apple TV. It allows users to stream from their iOS devices and play Netflix, YouTube and Vimeo, plus MLB and NHL games. In short: the recipient of this gift will be forever in your debt.
Apple TV, $109. Available at www.apple.com.
9. For the Carnivore
From the famed co-owners and chefs of Joe Beef in Montreal comes The Art of Living According to Joe Beef. Filled with recipes, cooking tips and stories about the restaurant, this cookbook is sure to please any culinary connoisseur, or inspire even the biggest klutz in the kitchen.
The Art of Living According to Joe Beef by David McMillan, Frederic Moran & Meredith Erickson; $40. Available at www.chapters.indigo.ca.
10. For the Guy On-the-Go
Inspire a mini getaway with a gorgeous leather weekend bag. It’s roomy size and full-zip closure makes packing a breeze, and it looks chic to boot!
Priority Bag Viola, $418. Available at www.canada.roots.com.