The holidays are finally here. Malls are decorated, seasonal tunes are playing in most stores, and commercials are heavily preying on our holiday mindsets.
In between all of the work we’ll soon be committing to our own wish lists, we’ll have to find time for those special men in our lives. Men who dream about Rolexes and Quattroportes and wouldn’t bat an eye at a comfy sweater or an Anthro candle. Our bank accounts aren’t exactly conducive to 30K watches, which puts us gals in a tricky situation for every special occasion.
The Bitches have rounded up our favorite picks for the males in our lives to make your month a little easier. In the meantime, start encouraging your significant others to embrace hobbies that can lead to themed gifts. You and your partners can thank us later.
For the Coffee Aficionados
Living in a city with an established coffee culture means that you want a man who can join you on a rainy, cold Saturday, order a flat white, and be totally ok with that being your adventure of the morning. A coffee hobby doesn’t discriminate, can be nurtured in most cool cities internationally, and can flourish at home. Our picks:
Bonsai Coffee Box $65- This interactive coffee box from Bonsai includes everything you need to brew a crazy good pour over cup at home. Plus, thanks to a collaboration with Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, you get their Director of Education as your personal instructor. This gift gives your boyfriend (and yourself!) some fantastic coffee, along with a dripper, filters, and a cool stainless steel Yami kettle.
Blue Bottle’s Timbuk2 Travel Kit $179 – If your boyfriend loves coffee and travels frequently, this gift is perfect. Inlcuding a tumbler, a Bonmac dripper, filters, coffee beans, and a cool coffee travel case, this pack is perfect for the coffee obsessive who want to control what they drink in the morning, despite where they are.
Craft Coffee Monthly Subscription – Offering customizable subscription packages of craft coffee to your doorstep, this is a great option for expanding the coffee palate, giving your men more than one gift to look forward to.
For the Booze Hounds
There’s nothing sexier than a man who knows how to whip up a good cocktail. Bonus points for the man who also orders something other than beer on a bar date. These are all good reasons to expand your man’s alcohol game with our picks:
Ficks Cocktail Fortifier- This is a great gift for the men in your life trying to expand their bars (and drinking palates) without feeling like crap after an overindulgent night. These Ficks cocktail fortifiers, available in ginger, lemon, and lime, works like a normal mixer but contains all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to get you going the next day. Plus, the bottle looks pretty damn cool. Available on shop.BitchesWhoBrunch.com on December 8.
Gentleman Jack Whiskey $65 – Gentleman Jack, a special whiskey for the esteemed members of “A Friend of the Order”, is the only whiskey in the world to be charcoal mellowed twice. You can engrave this with a special holiday love note to be displayed front and center in your man’s bar.
Death & Co Cocktail Book $18.99 – This craft cocktail book hails from one of the best bars in Manhattan and features hundreds of recipes for your guy to try at home. Plus, the photography is awesome and the book is filled with fun stories of characters who frequent the New York bar scene.
For the Athletes
A fit boyfriend satisfies all involved parties. Plus, there’s an endless supply of exercise-oriented gifts for the athletes in your life. Our picks:
Garmin Forerunner $249- Everyone needs an athletic watch, whether it’s for a jog or just keeping track of time between sets at the gym. Forerunner is our favorite time companion because of the great GPS tracker and the online capabilities. It’s also sleek and a fun gadget for the guys.
lululemon Running shorts $75 -We don’t just love lululemon for ourselves. Their menswear is also fitted just how we like it and breathes a lot better than some of the bulkier fitness brands. Your man will love these sweat-wicking shorts with a built in boxer-brief liner for all types of workouts.
Soundsport In-Ear Headphones $149 – Upgrade from the standard to these balanced audio headphones from Bose, designed for serious workouts.
For the Corporates
We always love to spice up our suit-clad corporates..they spend five out of seven days dressed for work! Spruce up their wardrobes and make their work life less bland with our picks:
Leatherology cufflink holder $75 – Keep your man friend’s cufflinks organized so it’s no longer a significant effort to dig around the underwear drawer for a morning match. This sleek Leatherology organizer will make the morning process easier..plus, it will look good on your dresser.
J. Crew Italian Silk-Wool tie $75 – like we said, our men are dressing for work the majority of their days. Why settle for the same boring suit combos when you have these fun skinny ties from J. Crew? Your boyfriend will stand out (in a good way) at the office and have something fun to wear for weddings.
Bull + Moose Bow Tie $35- offering a fun assortment of colored and patterned bows, Bull + Moose offers timeless preppy style for your man. We also think the affordable price, coupled with its luxurious quality, make these a win-win. Available on shop.BitchesWhoBrunch.com on December 8.
Jack Spade Waxwear Slim Brief $378 – your boyfriend will create an excuse to bring a briefcase to work (i.e commute with a pen back and forth) if you gift him this trendy, durable briefcase from Jack Spade. It’s the sexy man purse of Monday-Friday, and it’s a gift your partner likely wouldn’t buy for themselves.
“The Greatest Shave Ever” Try Me Kit $29- This shave kit gives your man the perfect shave without pissing off those folks over at TSA. Equipped with the four Grooming Lounge shaving staples, this gift is ideal for your frequent travelers.
For the Man’s Man
I tend to have an aversion to any standard guys present, likely from years of gifting the same shaving product brand to my dad for each Father’s Day and Christmas. These days, companies are really getting creative, making these gifts “cool” again. Our picks:
Grooming Lounge Deodorant of the Month Club (half year) $65 – Everyone loves getting packages in the mail. This Deodorant of the Month club really is the gift that keeps on giving, delivering three high-end deodorants to your main men every three months.
Carson Street Clothiers Personal Appointment – Amp up your man’s pocket square game with a personal appointment at Carson Street Clothiers, one of the leaders in American menswear curation and taste-making.
Goorin Bros Hat Shop Gift Card– Established in 1895, this hat store is a West Village staple. The special guy in your life will get a kick out of picking out a special Fedora, a timeless Gatsby, or a warm knit.
Dollar Shave Club $1-9 per month- Give your boyfriend a great shave for a few bucks a month with this fun, customized gift. Select from three blade types and add on cool products for an enhanced gift.
Stubble & Stache Kit $54 – This kit includes a 3-ounce tube of the game changing Beard Conditioner & Face Moisturizer and a 6-ounce tube of Stubble & Stache’s new Face & Beard Wash. Both products are great for men with, or without facial hair! Plus, they donate 15% of profits to support wounded heroes as they travel the road to recovery, so this gift sounds like a no brainer to us. Available on shop.BitchesWhoBrunch.com on December 8.