The Holiday Gift Guide for Him

The holidays are quickly approaching (and so is Black Friday), and finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones can be stressful. Often times, the men in our lives pose as the biggest challenge to shop for – but we’re here to help.

Whether you’re shopping for a father, boyfriend or brother, it’s important to give a present that reflects the individual’s style and personality. All of these gifts are guaranteed to spread holiday cheer to the males in your life.

The Gift That Keeps Giving

Beauty subscription services are all the rage amongst women, and now men can join the fun, too!

Upon the arrival of Dec. 1, most facial hair seems to disappear, but it will inevitably return. Most men own the basics when it comes to shaving, but why not add diversity to their beloved products?

Dollar Shave Club offers a range of quality razors and shaving products starting at only a few dollars a month. If you’re looking to invest a little more this holiday season, Wet Shave Club offers a box of high-end products to ensure a luxury shaving experience.

If the guy in your life is not passionate about maintaining a smooth face, Birchbox Man is another option. This subscription service offers a monthly box of items ranging from style pieces to fragrances. The boxes are completely customizable only costing $20 per month.

Purchasing a subscription requires no commitments, as most brands offer a month-to-month option, and is the perfect way to allow the guy in your life to try products he has never seen before.

Scent Sampler

Gifting cologne is thoughtful, but picking out a fragrance for someone else can be tricky. Instead of gambling money on a bottle of cologne he may not like, let him choose.

Sephora offers a cologne sampler, which includes ten deluxe samples of the most popular men’s fragrances. In addition to the samples, the set includes a voucher for one free, full size version for any of the fragrances featured in the set.

This is the perfect way to surprise the man in your life and still allow him to pick his personal favorite. The set retails for $58 and with fragrances from Burberry, Ralph Lauren, YSL and many others, this is a total steal.

Suave Sneakers

For a guy with simple style, accessorizing is the perfect way to add a unique flare to their look while still remaining true to themselves.

Shoes are the easiest way for men to add diversity to their ensemble. Consider picking up a pair of Vans for an edgy, street style. The options are endless ranging from suede high-tops to the original black canvas.

If the man you’re shopping for generally rocks athletic footwear, surprise him with a pair of custom kicks from Adidas or Nike. Customization comes with little more cost, but it is a great way to add your personal touch.

Unique Accessories

Watches are a timeless staple in men’s fashion (pun intended).

Recently, new trends such as leather bands and wooden accents have been replacing the classic, metal watches. Shinola offers absolutely amazing quality watches featuring leather bands and wooden faces.

However, as a college student it’s safe to assume most of us are balling on a budget. Asos has a huge variety of watches that still offer a unique feel, but are much easier on the wallet.

Sunglasses are not only a summer staple – they are something that can be worn daily and add something new to a basic look.

Warby Parker is an online store that sells both optical and sunwear options. The company sends five frames and allows a thirty-day trial period. At the end of the trial, return shipping is free.

This allows the man in your life to pick his favorite pair and ensure your investment will truly be appreciated. The perfect pair is available for $95.

Bumpin’ Beats

Everyone has been put in the position of misplacing headphones or even worse, having one side fade out before the other. Purchasing a nice pair of headphones is a thoughtful gift that will not go unappreciated.

With brands ranging from skullcandy, sol republic and beats, there is a pair to accommodate any price range.

It may be cliché, but at the end of the day it’s the thought that counts. You know the men in your life better than anyone else. By keeping their personal style and personality in mind, holiday gift shopping will be a breeze.