And the result? What I (subjectively mind you) regard as a well-curated collection of gifts to which I not only personally pine for but feel would make for investment worthy keepsakes for any gentleman who shares similar tastes given many were either built to last a lifetime or arrive as battle-tested (quite literally in some instances) wunderkinds undeniably worthy of perennial wear and pride of place in any stylishly discerning modern gentleman’s life — save for a select few. Gifts, in other words, that will unfailingly (and stylishly) keep on giving and giving and giving for generations to come.
Comprising of sartorial peculiarities of varying tastes and forms alongside a healthy dosage of bits and bobs both rakish and practical in nature, what you will ultimately unearth below can be digested as such: something big and small as well as something in-between and something for all not to mention something timeless juxtaposed by something peacockish all finished off neatly off by something for home and even the bookish…hopefully something appealing to every sort.
Howbeit, here’s to channeling the festive spirit, rewarding another or yourself, putting in that little extra effort, enjoying the company of loved ones, and too alleviating some of the guesswork for those looking to express their affection whether through a grand or understated token of sartorial affection —regardless of a gifts final price, shape or form.
It is, after all, that time of year to be jolly and “don we now our gay apparel”; A season that calls for at once fixing up and looking sharp, an equality of self-care and gift-giving (emotional or physical), bedecking the halls with boughs of holly, and for making a list and checking it twice…albeit without needing to gather whether they’ve (i.e. you) been naughty or nice.
With that in mind, a frank disposition in hand, and a palpable holiday zest hanging in the air,
herewith is what yours truly would desire for Christmas this (or most any other) year…
| NEBIA Spa Shower -- $399 | BODY BACK Buddy Original Trigger Point Therapy Self Massage Tool — $45
That being said, I firmly believe — come Christmas morning —
that this well-heeled, truly self-indulgent and sartorially astute arrangement of personal keepsakes is one wholly capable of spreading holiday joy and (refined) style — not to mention capable of keeping Jólakötturinn at bay -- as each pertains to cutting a dash, flexing ones gifting prowess, and ensuring a very Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, Joyeaux Noel or [fill in your holiday of choice] is comfortably in hand.
And so it is with that in mind to which I will sign off by reminding you delightful (and rakish) lot to give generously, live candidly, love firmly, embrace tradition and too celebrate ad libitum.
Happy holidays and all the best in the New Year!
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Need more gifting advice or recommendations? Perhaps these gift guides of years past may be of service: