I don’t know what’s gotten into me but I am absolutely drunk on the Christmas spirit this year. I really haven’t had it come over me like this since I was 12. Maybe it’s because I finally have a little freedom in life to step away from the stresses of work I always had before I found blogging. Whatever it is, it’s a good feeling. I’m digging the Christmas tunes from Sinatra and Elvis, the white tree I put up, the holiday parties with new and old friends and as always, the gift giving.
There are a few brands on this planet I will stop dead in my tracks and stare at and MR PORTER is a haven for them all. MR PORTER has quickly become my favourite place to shop and get inspiration because it’s just so…me. It’s a collection of the finest things a man can add to his life. From the home, to tech to fashion. NOTHING quite excites me like that black and white Mr Porter box when I see it.
Still looking for some gifts for the special men in your life? I explored my favourite men’s online shop for my favourite little things I have and want. This right here, are 10 perfect gifts for the refined man in your life.
Nothing says gentleman more than Saint Laurent. I don’t always buy designer but I never cheap out on everyday accessories like my wallet or weekender bag. A wallet is something you carry every single day, treat that special man to something he can appreciate each day.
2 | The Mr Porter Paperback – The Manual For A Stylish Life: Volume Two Limited Edition Smythson Leather-Bound Book
Every man deserves not just good reading material, but good-looking ones too. One of my favourite things to do when I style my place is to scatter cool reading material for guests to kick back and take in. Every page of this book has inspo and is a must-have for men who appreciate those luxurious things in life.
If you watched my Insta story last week, you would have noticed I finally welcomed home my first pair of CPs. Like a proud new father, they immediately changed my life lol. I don’t even know where to start…suede chelsea boots are the most handsome footwear a man can wear, why not wear one of the finest pairs?
Premium headphones definitely took the cake over budget ones the last few years. For transit riders, walk and talkers, gym rats and music nuts, having a great pair of headphones is no longer a luxury but a necessity. After trying a million pairs in my life, I’m loving the simple but elegant look of these ones from Master & Dynamic.
If there’s a special guy in your world who loves minimal pieces, this is a no-brainer. My all-time favourite thing to wear? A basic grey tee and this one from Acne Studios is the Cadillac of them all. Basic yet luxurious. Paired with ripped denim and sneakers or casually draped underneath a fitted blazer, the scoop line neck screams style and masculinity.
Every man loves new socks and undies at Christmas. Don’t disappoint him! Like the Acne Studios tee, CK underwear is always a safe bet and the cream of the crop. If the man also happens to be your boyfriend or husband, it’s a little gift for you too.
A truly London inspired timepiece, this is one of my new favourites in my collection. With an ultra minimal dial and a band the colour of Scotch, this watch is an eye catcher. Sometimes I leave the watch on my desk just because it’s so damn nice to look at. A nice watch is always a beautiful and meaningful gift in my opinion so blow him away this Xmas with a classic one.
Another classic piece from the Mr Porter collection, this is what I call an understated statement piece. With a slim cut, heavy texture but modest aesthetic, this sweater looks great with ANYTHING. I pair mine with joggers to the coffee shop, jeans on a Sunday or nice trousers and an overcoat for dinners out with friends and family.
Give the gift of details. Like it or not, our phones are very much extensions of ourselves now. Especially if you’re the creative type, having a sharp case for your phone is just a nice touch. It may not get you a date in the coffee shop line but it will show a little of your personal style. I especially love the USB charger in this set. As a man on the go, plugging in within cafes or in the car, having a cable beyond a ratty, tangled standard one is refreshing. A great stocking stuffer and another gift that can be appreciated every single day. You’ll get bonus points on this one.
10 | Tom Ford Bath Bar
Last but oh not least. This is actually my favourite little gift on the list. I was just having coffee with @JetsetJustine and told her that when I die, I hope heaven smells like this bar of soap. An infinitely weird thing to say but I meant it. From the Oud Wood collection from Tom Ford, this bar of soap is the PERFECT gift for the man who appreciates the finer things in life and cares for his home space. It radiates the most amazing fragrance and just looks terrific on the edge of the bathroom sink. Also great in Neroli Portofino scent.