The Best Gifts for Guys
Onia Swim Trunks
Hanna Flanagan, Editorial Assistant: I’m not a huge fan of 80s-inspired short shorts on men, but these Onia swim trunks might’ve changed my mind. The 7-inch inseam is trendy, yet flattering and refined. And this style features quick-drying polyester, so the man in your life won’t have to change after hitting the beach — he can simply throw on a button down shirt and wear these pastel striped trunks to dinner! Get them now so you’re prepared when Spring Break inevitably sneaks up out of nowhere.
Buy It! Onia Charles 7” Swim Trunks; $145, onia.com
Rhone Commuter Jogger
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: This men’s brand is known for its high-performance activewear, but it also has some of the best wardrobe staples including a collection of comfortable and cool-looking pants. I’m getting my boyfriend the new jogger style which will give his weekend look a stylish upgrade.
Buy It! The Commuter Jogger, $128; rhone.com
DIFF Eyewear Blue-Light Blocking Glasses
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: My little brother is a senior in college, which means a lot of all-nighters in front of the computer cramming 10-page papers. These blue-light blocking glasses are not only practical for his study sessions, but thanks to DIFF’s design team, they also look super-cool.
Kaitlyn Frey, Assistant Style & Beauty Editor: Cashmere sweats are something that my men would never splurge on for himself, but I know once he slips into them and experiences the buttery-soft feel, he will be eternally grateful. I love NakedCashmere because they're able to keep their prices on the lower side for cashmere, since they work directly with factories in Mongolia, which produce their 100% fair trade, sustainable and cruelty-free fabrics.
Buy It! NakedCashmere Men's Noah Cashmere Bottoms, $295; nakedcashmere.com
KOIO Suede Sneakers
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: My boyfriend's shoe closet is looking more and more like a sneaker store every day. So instead of adding to his half a dozen collection of Nike sneakers, I'm getting him a sophisticated pair he can wear with literally anything (while still looking put together). These buttery-soft suede KOIO kicks add instant polish to any non-dressy outfit (also known as boyfriend's everyday uniform). Plus, the hunter green hue is stylish, yet neutral enough for day-to-day wear.
Buy It! KOIO Capri Hunter, $248; koio.co
Prima R+R Cream
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: My brother loves to work out (which makes me question if we're really related) and he recently mentioned that he heard CBD is good for muscle recovery (whatever that is). I asked the experts at Standard Dose to recommend a CBD cream for athletes and they said to try this potent formula which contains 750mg of broad spectrum hemp CBD extract, plus menthol and rosemary. I might have to buy one for myself just in case I pull a muscle reaching for the remote on the couch.
Buy It!: Prima R+R Cream, $55; standarddose.com
Roadie Hair Pomade
Hanna Flanagan, Editorial Assistant: This is not your average hair pomade. Not only is it Patrick Dempsey-approved (his hairstylist wife of 20 years, Jillian, created it), it also has a chic, mess-free and TSA-friendly stick dispenser. Roadie makes it easy to achieve piecey, wind-blown texture, without ever looking over-done or — dare I say — waxy.
Buy It! Roadie, $28; jilliandempsey.com
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: There's not many skincare products my boyfriend praises, but Jack Black's Energizing Cleanser is at the top of his list. So after scrolling on Amazon, I jumped at the chance to broaden his collection with this Jack Black Skin Savior Set. With four cult-favorite products, the skincare starter kit is perfect for any man who can tally his grooming colleciton on one hand.
Buy It! Jack Black Skin Saviors Set, $35; amazon.com
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Timberland Leather Wallet
Katie Intner, Style + Beauty Fellow: What man doesn't need a timeless leather wallet? This one from Timberland is both functional (it has over seven card compartments) and stylish (it's made from 100% leather). Plus, your man will love this so much that he'll never pull the "I-left-my-wallet-at-home" line again.
Buy It! Timberland Milled Leather Passcase Wallet, $38; timberland.com
Ember Temperature-Control Travel Mug
Hanna Flanagan, Editorial Assistant: Ideal for men who are way too cool for a Yeti. This ember ceramic mug maintains drink temperature with its touch screen display for up to three hours, so every last drop of coffee stays hot. Complete with a 360-degree leak-proof lid, a charging coaster, a power adaptor and a corresponding iOS app, the Ember Temperature-Control Travel Mug is as luxurious as it is practical.
Buy It! Ember Temperature-Control Travel Mug, $149.95; jetblack.com
Thursday Boot Co. Jodhpur Boots
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: My husband's shoe closet rivals my own, so any time I find a brand he doesn't know about, I add them to the top of the gift list. Thursday Boot Co. offers all the latest shoe styles and trends for men (and women!) at accessible prices. This Jodphpur pair is in my cart right now and will be wrapped under the tree as soon as they arrive. (I also snagged the cutest black booties for myself!)
Buy It! Thursday Boot Co. Men's Taupe Suede Rogue Jodhpur Boots, $199; thursdayboots.com
Vilebrequin Bathing Suit
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: After a recent beach vacation where my significant other wore the same faded, baggy board shorts every day, I realized that it was time to upgrade his swimwear. And since it's the holidays, I'm splurging on a pair from Vilebrequin, which come in a range of colorful patterns including the cutest matching father-and-son styles.
The Daily Edited AirPod Case
Hanna Flanagan, Editorial Assistant: If I had a trendy boyfriend, I imagine he would get a lot of use out of this super sleek AirPod case. The snapback clasp is convenient, and the durable leather ensures your man won’t damage his overpriced earbuds. Customize the font, color or text engraving, and choose from sweet notes like “Let’s Celebrate,” “For My Dad” or “For My Boyfriend” for an extra special touch.
Buy It! The Daily Edited AirPod Case, $40; thedailyedited.com
Kiehl's Men's Skincare Starter Kit
Hanna Flanagan, Editorial Assistant: It’s 2019 — if your man hasn't already discovered the wonders of skincare, you’ve been doing something wrong. Luckily, Kiehl's is here to help. This unintimidating, all-in-one gift set includes a cleanser, an exfoliator, a moisturizer, a hand cream and a shave cream. Next thing you know, he’ll be begging for a face mask date!
Buy It! Men’s Grooming On The Go Set, $47; Men’s Grooming On The Go Set, $47; sephora.com
Hill City Lightweight Shirt Jacket
Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor: If you know someone who's always warm, this lightweight jacket is the perfect piece of outerwear for him. And that's because it's insulated with temperature-regulating PrimaLoft® Gold Active+ that won't make him too hot, or too cold. It's just right.
Buy It! Hill City Thermal Light Shirt Jacket, $158; hillcity.gap.com
MZ Wallace Men's Duffle
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: My boyfriend has been lugging around the same duffle he's had since who knows when (assuming college by the looks of it!), so I decided it's time he got a grown-up bag. Luckily MZ Wallace, recently launched their first ever men's collection. Being obsessed with the brand's bags myself, I know he's going to love it.
Buy It! 'Bleecker' Duffel, $425; mzwallace.com
Naked Cashmere Hoodie
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: What's better than a gift for your guy that's really a gift for you too? (Nothing!) This cozy, cashmere hoodie (from the beloved cashmere women's brand that recently launched the coolest — and coziest — men's collection!) is something he'll wear everywhere, and you can steal all the time.
Buy It! Naked Cashmere "Aiden" Hoodie, $275; nakedcashmere.com
Garrett Leight Sunglasses
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: Garrett Leight is Brad Pitt's favorite sunglasses brand, so in an effort to make the man in my life more like Brad, I'm shelling out for a pair of these über-cool Hollywood-approved shades. #bestwifeever
Buy It! Garrett Leight Men's Clune Round Sunglasses, $340; bloomingdales.com
tentree Zip-Up Hoodie
Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor: Give your man’s sports-themed sweatshirts an update with a zip-up that's just as comfy as his alma mater hoodie and gives back in a big way. tentree plants ten trees for every item sold and even provides costumers with tracking so they can know where their trees are growing.
Banana Republic Suit Jacket
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: My boyfriend's been looking for a well-made, multipurpose suit jacket for a while, and since Banana Republic recently launched a new Suit Shop, I thought I'd surprise him with this Italian wool slim style for the holidays. Since it's an investment piece that can be worn many different ways, I know he will get great use out of it.
Flag & Anthem Flannel Shirt
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: My dad doesn't love to dress up, so for my mom's sake, I'm getting him this super-soft-yet-stylish flannel button-down. It's the perfect compromise — he's comfortable and my mom's happy with what he's wearing!
Buy It! Flag & Anthem 'Belhaven' Double-Layer Shirt, $59.50; flagandanthem.com