It’s that time of year again and for many of us, it means exchanging gifts with loved ones and close friends. Gift giving can be a difficult buying experience as many gentlemen are hard to buy for. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of the top gifts to buy for the men in your life.
Master of Malt Home Blending Kit – £49.95
Many of us have dabbled in home wine and beer making, but few have had the opportunity to blend their own bottle of whisky. Master of Malt has just such a kit for it and it comes with a selection of top drawer whiskies that you can blend at home.
The whisky blending kit includes the following:
– 2x 3cl drams of Single Grain “base whisky”
– 2x 3cl drams of Single Malt “base whisky”
– 3cl Speyside single malt (sherry matured)
– 3cl Highland single malt
– 3cl Islay single malt
– 3cl Lowland single malt
– 3cl Old Highland single malt (sherry finished)
– 3cl Old Speyside single malt
– 3cl Very, very old Grain whisky
– 3cl Very old Islay single malt
Master of Malt Blending kit
Caskers Whisky Club Membership – Starting at $149.99
With three different membership levels, the Caskers whisky club sends you new full sized bottles of whisky every three months that are shipped direct to your door. You can choose packs between three, six and twelve total bottles that are shipped free of charge with custom tasting cards and notes. This is a perfect gift for a budding whisky connoisseur.
Crosley Executive Record Player – About $109.95
The retro design is intended to inspire feelings of nostalgia and reflect the stylings of yesteryear. This portable turntable not only plays your favorite vinyl records, but converts them in a flash to digital files that can be transferred via the attached USB cord to any computer. A gem of a gift for any man who still listens to vinyl. In other words, men like me.
Fort Belvedere Business Card Cases
Chris Hogan from Off the Cuff susummedt up like this: “this business card case is an exceptional example of detail, craftsmanship, and quality. Made to protect your calling or business cards and to project an air of refinement and individuality, it is a very worthwhile investment.” Now also available in black with green lining as well as brown with blue lining. Top quality aniline leather paired with finest goat velour, padding and metal frame – simply outstanding.
Business Card Cases in Top Quality Aniline Leathers with Luxurious Goat Velour linings in various colors by Fort Belvedere
Nespresso Inissa Espresso Maker – About $90
Known for making one of the most exceptional cups of espresso, the Nespresso Inissa is a compact, lightweight espresso machine that creates exquisite crema, a superb aroma and rich, full bodied flavor. What’s especially nice about Nespresso is that the inside of the machine is the same no matter what version you get. In other words, regardless of if you buy a $90 or $300 Nespresso, your cup of coffee will always taste the same.
Nespresso Inissa Espresso Maker
Thiers Issard Spartacus Straight Razor – About $340 -$500
This is the razor I use most often at home. At 6/8”, the Spartacus provides a spectacular shave. Made in France from a historic carbon steel singing hollow blade, it’s incredibly flexible and aggressive. The scales are made from a rare natural bone that makes each razor completely unique to the owner. If you’re new to wet shaving, or even if you’ve been doing it for awhile, this is one straight razor worthy of your consideration.
Thiers Issard Spartacus Straight Razor
Fort Belvedere Scarves – Starting at $95
Fort Belvedere carries one of the finest selections of luxurious scarves in 2-ply cashmere and warm Royal Baby Alpaca, which is capable of keeping you 7-times warmer than cashmere is. In addition, there is a range of scarves that come in double sided silk and wool with checks, plaids and paisleys. These are some of the finest, most elegant scarves you’ll find on the market and are perfect for the gentleman living in cold weather regions of the world.
Alpaca Scarf with Grey & Red Plaid – Fort Belvedere
Alpaca Scarf with Grey & White Plaid – Fort Belvedere
Alpaca Scarf with Orange, Red & Yellow Plaid – Fort Belvedere
Alpaca Scarf with Light Brown Plaid – Fort Belvedere
The Art of Shaving Full Size Starter Kit – About $115
There are four elements to wet shaving and this kit comes with all of them. Included are a pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm and a badger brush. This is the perfect kit for someone who is interested in, or new to wet shaving. Of course, it’s also ideal for those men who don’t fully appreciate what a good quality product can do for their skin and beard.
The Art of Shaving Full Size Kit
Edwin Jagger Traditional English Super Badger Hair Shaving Brush – About $55
Handmade in England by the renowned Edward Jagger shaving company, this super badger brush will soften and lift beard hair for closer, longer lasting shave. It’s the perfect gift for the man with stubble. It even comes with a drip stand.
Edwin Jagger Travel Brush
Merkur 1904 Classic DE Safety Razor – About $27
Made in Germany, this razor is a chrome plated replica of the original Gillette safety razor. Perfect for coarse hair, it has open ended teeth which provides an extra close shave. Far more exceptional and less expensive than the standard cartridge razor, this is a great gift for any man and one I use myself on a regular basis.
Merkur 1904 DE Safety Razor
Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood Aftershave Balm – About $90
I’ve always been a big fan of the shaving products put out by Truefitt & Hill. This particular aftershave balm is excellent for significantly reducing skin irritation and inflammation caused by razor burn. It’s soothing and hydrating with a fresh burst of lemon, lime and bergamot coupled with hearty undertones of sandalwood, cedar and musk. A perfect compliment to any man.
Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood Aftershave Balm
Pelikan Fountain Pen – Starting at about $100
You’ll be hard pressed to ever find me without my Pelikan fountain pen on me. Made in Germany, Pelikan has produced some of the most exceptional pens at surprisingly reasonable prices. This is an ideal gift for any man and a perfect compliment to a gentleman’s attire. Be sure to check out our in-depth review of Pelikan’s fine writing instruments.
Pelikan Fountain Pen
Cire Trudon La Grande Bougie Ernesto Tobacco and Leather Scented Candle – $410
For centuries, Cire Trudon candles have been known for their pure flame and exquisite aromas. Evoke the scents of Bar Hemingway with this five wick candle that is sure to turn your room into a serene, masculine atmosphere.
Cire Trudon La Grande Bougie Ernesto Tobacco and Leather Scented Candle
Fort Belvedere Gloves – Starting at $150
Inspired by the 1930s, these are gloves like you’ll never find elsewhere. Made of the finest peccary leather available, these luxurious lines and unlined leather gloves come in a selection of classic colors perfect for the man who dresses in formal attire. You won’t find this quality anywhere besides Fort Belvedere.
Petrol Blue Men’s Gloves with Button in Lamb Nappa Leather by Fort Belvedere
Burgundy Men’s Dress Gloves with Button in Lamb Nappa Leather by Fort Belvedere
I am Dandy book – About $40
In this stunning coffee table book, photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel Adams take us on a global journey of dandyism as they meet, interview and photograph some of the world’s best dressed men. It should be noted that one of those men is the founder of Gentleman’s Gazette; Mr. Sven Raphael Schneider. This is a fantastic addition to the gentleman’s library and one that will delight readers for many years to come.
I am Dandy
Old Town Oil Gift Box – Starts at about $30
For the home chef and foodie, these 2-bottle oil and vinegar sets from Old Town Oil are the perfect thoughtful and tasty gift for any man who enjoys crafting his own vinaigrettes, sauces and marinades. Exceptionally high quality, these are some of the best oil and vinegar combinations you’ll find anywhere in North America.
Old Town Oil
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015 – About $15
For whisky lovers like me, there is no book more coveted than Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. An annual review of the world’s finest whiskies, this book is ideal for any gentleman who enjoys whisky or has an appreciation for it.
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015
Tile – Starting at about $25
Tile is a great gift or stocking stuffer for those who are constantly losing items such as their keys, wallet or other even the remote control. When you attach a tile to an item, you’re attaching it to your smart phone which uses the tile app to locate the item when it gets lost. As you get closer to the item, the tracking circle on your phone fills in to give you a clear indication of where the item was left.
Handsome Dan Leatherhead Football – $130
For those football lovers, this is a top pick. The vintage inspired Handsome Dan football has been around for years. Made of rich, supple leather, the ball can be used as a showcase item in an office, or thrown around with friends at the park. You’ll be hard pressed to find another football as beautiful as the Handsome Dan Leatherhead.
Handsome Dan Leatherhead Football
XBox One – Starting at just under $400
Xbox One is the newest video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Playstation’s biggest competitor, it brings with it exclusive games like Titanfall and Halo that you can’t find anywhere else. Play against friends on a network powered by 300,000 servers, or easily switch from gaming to watching your favorite movie or television show. The Xbox One is a full entertainment system, not limited just to gaming. With it’s exceptional graphics and sound quality, it is sure to provide hours of entertainment to any man who enjoys relaxing in front of a video game.
Cigar Aficionado Top Rated 5 Cigar Sampler – $31.97
Cigar Aficionado is arguably the leading periodical for cigar smokers. Each year, they develop a list of the world’s top cigars on the market. This sampler pack from CheapHumidors.com is based on their 2013 listings. The perfect gift for any cigar smoker, the pack comes with the following premium cigars:
• Aging Room Quattro F55 – Concerto
• Oliva Serie O – Churchill
• L’Atelier – LAT56
• Alec Bradley Prensado – Robusto
• Romeo by Romeo y Julieta – Toro
Cigar Aficionado Top Rated 5 Cigar Sampler from Cheap Humidors
Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver Golf Club – About $450
Callaway has long been considered one of the world’s greatest manufacturers of golf clubs. This new Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver is no exception. This driver is all about forgiveness and maximum flexibility. A beast of a club it uses new RMOTO technology that puts low spin on your drives helping to max out your distance. An exceptional club, this is a great choice for the golf fanatic.
Callaway Men’s Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver
Fort Belvedere Travel Jewelry Box – $195
For men who travel it’s often rather difficult to find the right case for your cufflinks, collar stays and tie bars, among other jewelry. That’s why Fort Belvedere created this absolutely exquisite mens jewelry case that is perfect for storing all of your accessories. Meticulously handcrafted in Germany from top quality, black, long grain leather from German and Swiss cows, the inside is lined with the finest red goat velour leather. This is the ideal gift for any man who travels, or one in need of a small valet for the most exceptional accessories.
Men’s Jewelry Box in Leather Handmade by Fort Belvedere
Watch consultation with J.A. Shapira – $300
Did you know that our in-house watch expert offers private consultations? For those interested in procuring a new luxury watch, this can be a great way to find your perfect timepiece. When you buy a watch consultation, either for yourself or as a gift, J.A. Shapira will sit down with you via Skype and help you select the perfect watch based on your wants, needs and interests. This is a great gift for anyone interested in the world of horology who doesn’t know exactly what they’re looking for or where to find the best deal.
Vitamix 7500 Blender – About $530
Vitamin is known as the chef’s blender. Arguably the best blender on the market today, it’s an evolutionary design with a high-performance engine that works faster and easier to process ingredients. This is an exceptional pick for anyone who enjoys blending smoothies, making frozen cocktails or the home chef who relies on the very best kitchen equipment and accessories.
Vitamix 7500 Blender
Custom Sunglasses by Atelier Eyewear – Starting at about $345
For men who don’t shop off the rack, Atelier eyewear is one of the leaders in custom online eyewear. With various frames to choose from, you can select from 30 colors and 7 lens options to create a custom, one of a kind pair of sunglasses. Perfect for any gentleman, these are some of the highest quality handmade sunglasses you’ll find, designed to fit perfectly every time.
Junghans MAX BILL Automatic Watch – About $1,030
Made in Germany, this is a great entry-level dress watch for any gentleman. Simplistic and refined, Junghans has enjoyed a recent reputation for making some pretty remarkable timepieces. If you know a man who needs a new watch, this might just be the perfect pick for him.
Junghans MAX BILL Automatic Analog
Sterling Silver & Crystal Balmore Spirits Decanter – $595
This hand cut Balmore decanter from Sir Jacks is a fitting addition to any gentleman’s home or office bar. Sophisticated and elegant, it will safely store your favorite single malt in an aesthetically pleasing manner. This is the perfect gift for any well appointed gentleman who enjoys fine spirits.
Sterling Silver & Crystal Balmore Spirits Decanter
Fort Belvedere Travel Manicure Set – $125
This handy, yet elegant manicure set is handmade from the same long grain leather as the matching jewelry case listed above. It comes complete with a flat, extremely powerful nail clipper, a very accurate cuticle clipper, precision tweezers and a nail file, all of which are made in Solingen Germany from INOX stainless steel. Ideal for traveling, it fulfills all TSA requirements for carry on luggage and is an exceptional choice for any man who cares about his appearance.
Men’s Manicure Set Travel Kit Leather & Stainless Steel by Fort Belvedere
Boulard’s XO Calvados – About $70
Made from a blend of fine brandies that range from 8 to 15 years of age, this is a truly remarkable and reasonably priced bottle of Calvados with notes of apple, vanilla and oak. A perfect addition to any gentleman’s bar, this is an exquisite winter beverage for the truly refined man.
Boulard’s XO Calvados
Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny Port – About $140
This is remarkable blend of fine, cask aged tawny ports from several different vintages averaging about 30 years old. With hints of dried fruits and honey, it has a rich nutty aroma that’s silky and elegant. A masterpiece when it comes to tawny ports, this is a great pick for the wine enthusiast.
Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny Port
Innis and Gunn Bourbon Aged Stout – Varies
The newest selection from Innis and Gunn, this is a rich, full-bodied stout that’s made using rye crystal malt for it’s deep mahogany color. Then, before it hits stores, it’s matured over bourbon-infused oak giving it a hint of vanilla and a warm bourbon finish.
Innis and Gunn Bourbon Aged Stout
Meat – Everything You Need to Know – About $27
This incredible book that’s perfect for any grillmaster is by legendary butcher Pat LaFrieda. With more than seventy five recipes, this book covers everything you need to know about how to cook beef, pork, chicken, lamb and veal. This is a great option for any meat lover.
MEAT- Everything You Need to Know
Fujifilm X100T Camera – About $1400
This award-winning camera is a direct reflection of feedback from customers and photographers. A premium compact digital camera, it’s equipped with the world’s first advanced hybrid viewfinder that has a builtin range finding feature. An exemplary addition to the Fuji lineup, it offers shutter speeds up to 1/32000 second, a new 1/3 stop aperture ring and full HD 1080p video. For any man who enjoys photography, this is a great pick with unsurpassed image quality in a small, compact machine.
Fujifilm X100T 16 MP Digital Camera
Nikon D750 Camera – About $2,290
This DSLR from Nikon is an FX-format camera that’s perfect for any professional photographer. Featuring a 24.3mp CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, the camera produces some of the highest resolution images you can find at this price point. This is a great pick for any new professional photographer, or the budding enthusiast who likes professional grade equipment.
Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
Google Nexus 6 Phone – About $650
One of the largest smart phones on the market, the Google Nexus 6 has a razor sharp display that’s incredibly user friendly. It features a premium Snapdragon 805 processor and the newest Lollipop operating system. However, what really sets it apart from the competition is the OIS equipped camera that takes better pictures than most digital cameras. This is a perfect gift for any man who likes a tablet sized phone with all the bells and whistles. For a slightly less expensive version, consider the Nexus 5 which starts at just $350.
Google Nexus 6 Phone
Fort Belvedere Boutonniere Package – Packages Starting at $90
These handmade boutonnieres are regularly mistaken for freshly cut flowers. Made of top quality silk, they’re exceptionally authentic and provide men with a unique and elegant appearance. Available individually as well as in packages of 3, 6 and 12, they’re perfect for special occasions and everyday wear with your business suit and tie.
Blue Cornflower Boutonniere Buttonhole Flower Silk – Fort Belvedere
Orange Golden Fritillaria Silk Boutonniere Buttonhole Flower – Fort Belvedere
Edelweiss Boutonniere Buttonhole Flower – Fort Belvedere
White Flannel Pants from Merchant Fox – £325.00
This beautiful side adjusted trousers are made from the finest fox flannel available in a classic 370g/400g weight. Perfectly paired with a crisp sky blue shirt, they can be worn with a variety of attire. This is the perfect gift for any sartorially savvy gentleman who prides himself on having well made, perfectly fitting clothes.
White Flannel Pants from Merchant Fox
Signet or Pinky Ring
If you haven’t read or signet ring guide, this is a great pick for any gentleman. Be sure to read the guide and check out some of the recommended ring makers who can create a custom ring for you.
Beautiful Custom Signet Ring
WMF Loft Boston Shaker – About $50
A commercial grade shaker for the home barkeep, WMF worked with Fiedeler & Raasch, a leading German design firm, to create this Boston shaker. Made of brushed 18/10 stainless steel, it suctions perfectly together to make some of the finest cocktails. This is a great addition to any bar and one that will be happily received by most gentlemen.
Personalized Moustache Comb – About $25
Perfect for any man rocking the beard, this is a small, handcrafted mustache and beard comb made of bamboo scales that can be personalized with your initials or monogram. The tiger lily marble acrylic comb flips out providing the user with wide and narrow teeth that is perfect for grooming any length of facial hair. This is a great gift for those men with whiskers.
Personalized Handmade Folding Wood Beard Comb
Bob Kramer 10″ Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife – About $350
Made by Zwilling JA Henckels, this exceptional chefs knife is made of high carbon stainless steel and with an ergonomic, triple riveted African blackwood handle. The perfect gift for any home or professional chef, this is one knife that will probably outlive you.
Bob Kramer Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife
Fort Belvedere Bow Ties – Starting at $85
For bow tie lovers like me, this is heaven. Fort Belvedere makes one of the finest selections of self-tie bow ties inspired by the 1930s. Available in silk jacquard, grenadine, madder, foulard and wool challis or linen; they come available in classic and hard to find shapes and sizes. These are a perfect gift for me