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Holiday shopping head start guide part II: 19 can't-miss gifts for the classic men in your life


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Photo by Merritt Beck
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Photo by Merritt Beck

I know, I know. Shopping for men is the most challenging thing about the holidays. I can't tell you how many times I have asked guy friends for suggestions, Googled for advice, and just plain given up on it all together. Not this year, my friends. Here are some easy gifts for your man that he will love and actually might use!

If he travels frequently, give him a carry-on shave kit  or good-looking messenger bag. If he just needs an update to his winter wardrobe, give him a  suave scarfheavy-duty jacket or some nice gloves.

Hopefully we can all rest easy this year knowing that holiday shopping isn't going to be as difficult as usual with this list. Click next for a list of manly gifts not related to fashion.

 

For the men in your life...

1.  The North Face Jacket, 2. Cole Haan Messenger Bag, 3. Ray-Ban Sunglasses, 4. UGG Slippers, 5. Burberry Watch, 6J.Crew Belt, 7. Gap Scarf, 8. The Art of Shaving Carry-On Shave Kit, 9. Vineyard Vines Tie, 10. Ted Baker Gloves

 

Moving onto non-clothing related gifts...

For the foodie bachelor, pick out some cool monogrammed highballer glasses or a monogrammed utility knife. The serving tray is also a sleek choice for the guy who likes to entertain.

For a man with steep frequent flier miles, a sturdy and functional garment bag like this one from LL Bean or a toiletry kit would be a great gift. A good read is never a mistake, and with The Rum Diary movie out right now, this novel is one to dole out.

If all else fails, give him an iPad. He won't complain.

Beck is the editor of fashion and personal style blog, The Style Scribe. For her previous holiday head start shopping guide for women's fashion and beauty, click here.

For the not so fashion inclined...

1. Pottery Barn Pocket Knife, 2. Williams Sonoma Serving Tray, 3. Shun Kaji Ultimate Utility Knife, 4. Neiman Marcus Toiletry Kit, 5. Monogrammed Glasses, 6. Weston Leather Cigar Case, 7. Apple iPad, 8. The Rum Diary Book, 9. L.L. Bean Sportsman's Rolling Gear Bag