Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Sexiest Gifts For Guys
A cocktail smoking kit, a personalized pocket square, and 6 other uber cool finds for the guy who has everything
This holiday season, think outside the gift box when shopping for the men in your life. Read on for inspiration that runs the gamut… from rugged to refined, we’ve got gift-giving ideas for every guy! Here are our favorite holiday and Christmas gifts for men.
Finex Cast Iron Skillet (starting at $150)
If you’re buying for the guy who loves to cook, consider investing in a good cast iron skillet. Finex products are all made in the USA, and the skillet comes with a “Good Forever Guarantee” ensuring that the piece will live up to the company’s promise that it is “not just a skillet… it’s a culinary heirloom.” Finex’s suite includes griddles, ovens, grill pans, and more if you are looking for a full collection to place beneath the tree. As an added bonus: Christmas breakfast at your house just got a whole lot easier for you with an excited master chef in the making!
Prepare for new adventures in the New Year by gifting a handsome travel pouch. This option from Mark & Graham is lightweight yet spacious, able to accommodate and secure all toiletries necessary when he hits the road. What’s better than a gift that can inspire a little bit of travel together? This pouch serves as a reminder that sometimes the journey (and packing) can be half the fun when it comes to your next great vacation.
Dobson Classic Fit Shirt ($188, by J. McLaughlin)
This Classic Fit Shirt from J. McLaughlin makes this list for its crisp look and flannel feel. When the holiday fun rolls around, this shirt is a must-have for the man in your life. This shirt belongs in every holiday snapshot — it’s the picture perfect look when picking out the Christmas tree but can just as easily make an appearance at the office holiday party. It comes in both red and green plaids, so take your pick! Regardless, your guy will never feel out of season in this festive button-down.
Sherlock Holmes Complete Collection ($297, Easton Press)
Who ate the last Christmas cookie? Who touched the thermostat? Does the dad in your life make a habit of solving these household crimes? If so, it’s no mystery that his bookshelf might need a copy of Sherlock Holmes. Easton Press’ complete collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic work is artfully bound and beautifully illustrated, making it a lovely addition to the avid reader’s library. As the nights get longer this winter, he’ll be excited to routinely curl up by the fire with this collection of timeless stories… and you might just get away with nabbing that last cookie while he’s at it.
Autographed Pocket Square ($43, by O/C)
Monograms have been all the rage for a while now, but why not give him something with his own signature look? O’Harrow Clothiers will take your guy’s John Hancock and embroider its exact likeness onto an Irish linen pocket square. You can customize the accessory even more by choosing the color scheme or adding select decals. Consider swapping in your own signature to give this gift the perfect romantic touch.
Cocktail Smoking Kit ($70, by Bespoke Post)
For the guy who fancies himself a mixologist, add an element of cool to his standard bar set. Move aside eggnog, this cocktail smoking kit from Bespoke Post will lend a professional touch to his experimental drinks all season long. Infused Old Fashioneds, smoky margaritas, and enhanced Manhattans are all within reach. In addition to adding more flavor to all his favorite cocktails, the oak platform and dome of this set could stand alone as intriguing decorative barware. And when date night comes around… it’ll be drinks on him all thanks to you!
Clover Cufflinks ($145, by Halcyon Days)
The dapper dresser can never have enough cufflinks! Wish your guy good luck throughout the year by giving him this beautiful set. We love this hand-painted and gold-plated pair by Halcyon Days, a family owned English company famous as a supplier of antiques and objets d’art. Wearing these cufflinks, which you can find on Scully & Scully, is like wearing a bit of history. If tradition is not lost on your guy, be sure to put these under the tree. While bright, the classic cufflinks would complement a variety of neutral suits, adding a bit of old-fashioned British flair to an otherwise ordinary ensemble.
Leather Chess Set ($299, by Saddleback Leather Co.)
Checkmate, we’ve found the ultimate gift for the gamer on the go! This tournament-sized, travel-ready chess set would make the perfect present for any guy who loves a good game — and enjoys keeping it old-school. The leather board itself is easily rolled up to take on the move, and conveniently doubles as a checkers board. Also included in the set are weighted wooden chess and checkers pieces with accompanying bags for storage. And, like all Saddleback Leather products, the board comes with a 100-year guarantee, meaning this game can be passed on to the kids (who will undoubtedly want to play with Dad on Christmas morning).