The Gift (Better) Guide: For Him
For your brother, boyfriend, partner, or parent.
Hi there! Yes, this is a holiday gift guide, and yes, I acknowledge it’s arriving a bit too early for some of your respective tastes, but hang in there with me — if you’ve flipped on the news at any point during the past month, you’ve probably heard the term “supply chain issues”, which is why we are getting gift guides in your hands extra-early this year. I want you to have plenty of time for shopping, shipping, and any unforeseen delays.
Kicking things off with — by far — our most-requested roundup, gifts for the (notoriously difficult to shop for) guys in your life. (Stay tuned in the coming weeks for even more recommendations from some of our favorite men.)
Onward, into the season!
A camera set for the memory-maker, a duffle bag for the weekend warrior, a warm layer for the snow-bound, and a ($20) glow-in-the-dark football for the night owls.
An inflatable sled for the kid at heart, skate decks as art for the Basquiat fan, a skate deck for actual skaters, and grilling spices from a chef with James Beard street cred.
A ballcap for the misplaced Southerner, a gender-neutral fragrance to share, an affordable bike for the stylish commuter, and some porn you can actually agree on.
Craft cocktails in cans that truly taste great, the ultimate in men’s grooming, an out for when he asks you to rub his back, and an upgrade for the shower Sinatra.
For the one who’s always losing his keys, the coffee guy who’s sick of Starbucks runs, for the audiophile, and for the analog gamer.
A dry pack for the outdoorsman, a warm blanket for the apres-Skiier, a stylish beanie for the “it’s so cold” weenies, and a status hardback for his book stack.
Man make fire, man make food, man retires, man look smooth.
A tech upgrade for iPhone droppers, Amaro glasses for the Italist, a crowd-pleasing wool sweater, and a Mezcal for the discriminating sipper.
A sexy cast iron for his bachelor pad, that hoodie you keep seeing, olive oil — extra-virgin, candle — extra-luxe.
When in doubt, a nice knife or a Filson never fail — maybe a svelte backpack if his sensibilities lean minimal. Finally, amber cortado glasses for classing up his morning pour.
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