Still stumped on what to give that manly man in your life? We’re here to provide you with a dose of inspiration! Is your man in the military? Start by checking out this list of great ideas. Stylishly made, as well as tasty, useful, and fun, these gifts are perfect for that cocktail loving, hard-working man in your life that doesn’t mind cuddling up with you (and the kids, the dog, and the cat) at the end of the day. And if none of these take your fancy, take a look at this fantastic guide to gadgets for men from the Coolest Gadgets site for some more inspiration.
California distilled, Las Vegas distributed Azzurre has been winning awards all summer for their gluten-free, fruit-based vodka. Super smooth, and low on burn, it’s the perfect spirit for a martini or weeknight cocktail. Azzurre Spirits has just released its second award-winning product-a gluten-free gin, infused with American juniper, grapefruit peel, sweet basil, lavender, and a proprietary blend of spices. Very herbaceous and floral on the nose, it’s a refreshing take on a classic spirit. Try it with muddled strawberries, simple syrup, and lime, or in a Negroni. Available in select markets for $33.
United by Blue’s ‘American Sock’ Kickstarter has more than met it’s goal, thanks to a cool, American product that is preselling like hotcakes. Socks made from American Bison down are created from the short, soft fiber of a buffalo’s coat. It’s warmer than wool and softer than cashmere. Blended with a combination of American sourced Merino wool, spandex, and nylon, these super-soft socks will keep your feet warm and dry all winter long. Available on Kickstarter for $25, or their website for $38. These socks are sure to go down a treat, and if you’re wanting to add a personal touch, you might even get a pair of photo socks too. At least with faces all over them, you’ll know who’s socks are who’s and they’re sure to make your recipient chuckle.
Give the gift of Luxury this year to the man in your life who appreciates the fine craftsmanship of a quality Tequila. First produced in limited quantities back in 2000, 1800 Tequila’s Milenio is now returning to shelves in a second edition of their wildly successful super-premium tequila. Fine Blue Weber Agave undergoes an extensive extra-aging process before further maturation in French oak cognac barrels to make this high-end tipple. Its deep amber color also calls to mind cognac and acts as a reminder that this extra añejo can be enjoyed as a stand-alone sipper. Available nationwide for $125.
The Swipe Tie is your answer for the guy that (yes, we know he does it) likes to clean his cell phone screen with…well, everything. Including his fancy silk tie. Since you know he’s going to swipe anyway, give him a double dose of polish: these silk classic ties have a microfiber lining that shines up a phone or a tablet. Available for $40 each, swipeswipe.com.
Hudson Whiskey (the first whiskey distilled in New York since Prohibition!), will be releasing a brand new seasonal whiskey for the Fall months. Hudson Maple has a heady nose of rye and boasts a full spiced taste and maple inflection, perfect to sip neat or to enjoy in a seasonal cocktail by the fireplace. Available nationwide for $44.99.
Perfect for your Brother or Boyfriend who’s become ‘The Whisky Newbie’, this is an extremely approachable whiskey – you can enjoy it neat, in cocktails, however, you prefer. Monkey Shoulder is a triple-malt scotch whisky – a marriage of three great Speyside single malts. Known to be complex, smooth and sweet with flavors of vanilla and brown sugar. Available nationwide for $29.99.
This small, boutique flask from Flasking.com is made of stainless steel with a brass colored bee. Handcrafted flasks are one of a kind, and perfect for your favorite spirit loving man. Available online for $75.
Inspired by the nightly rigors of Brooklyn’s boldest bartenders, it’s the essential sneaker, designed to suit any adventure – and any party that follows. The sneaker embodies the Cutty Sark spirit – a spirit of true grit and classic style for soles on the move. Like your favorite leather jacket, it sports a classic and understated cool that will only get better with age. Available exclusively at KITH (New York) and on GenericSurplus.com for $149.99.
Like John Smedley, Boodles epitomizes all things British. The team found inspiration in Boodles’ prim and proper taste. Colors based off the iconic Boodles bottle; midnight navy blue with light blue stripes throughout. The edge of each scarf is adorned by a hand-embroidered Boodles crest. Available for a limited on johnsmedley.com/US for $105.