Gift giving for men is undoubtedly one of the single most nebulous and daunting tasks of the holiday season. Will he like this shirt? Probably not. Is it weird to buy him cologne? Yes. Will he actually carry this man purse?? Pleaseâ€¦
Why canâ€™t I just buy him beer?!?!
So I set out to debunk the curious art of gifting for men.
In the interest of full disclosure, I had to crowd source this post, given the fact that I am perpetually single (possibly a testament to my propensity toward turbans, excessive denim and fur).
When asked “what do men actually want for Christmas,” here is what my sources had to say:
My Dad: Knives.
Ex-boyfriend: Kitchen appliances.
Friend: Guns and beer.
So, this is what I had to work with.
With that, let’s start out with something for the classy gent in your life:
For the fancy schmancy sophisticated man:
And of course… for your man… for every man… a wardrobe staple… the evolution of the classic underpinning…