Photography by Shana Novak
The holidays are a time of joy, love, and warm and fuzzy feelings. But not finding the right gift for the men in your life can tangle your nerves like knotted tree lights. Let us help with can’t-miss, tension-free picks for the Athlete, the Epicurean, the Scholar, and the Jet-setter on your list, and you’ll have plenty of time to relax and celebrate. That eggnog’s not going to drink itself.
Flocked birch tree, $149; handblown glass ornament, $24–$32, available at Restoration Hardware, RestorationHardware.com
An earthy bouquet of treats for that friend who knows all the best boîtes.
Clockwise from top left: Seascape Strawberry Jam and Triple Corn Blackberry Jam by Inna Jam, 10 oz., $13.50 each, BigBottomMarket.com; Coffee cup and Plates from “Les Maisons Enchantées” by Hermès, $75–$105, Hermes.com; Apron by Tilit Chef Goods, $85, TilitChefGoods.com; Hot and Sweet Mendocino Mustard, 9 oz., $6.50, BigBottomMarket.com; Vegetarian Dinner Parties by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough (Rodale), $32.50, BarnesAndNoble.com; Picnic Basket by Kaufmann Mercantile, $69, Kaufmann-Mercantile.com; Hornitos Black Barrel, 25.36 fl. oz., $29.99, HornitosTequila.com; Hand soap by Further, 8 oz., $12.50, BigBottomMarket.com; Macarons by Ladurée, $26 (box of 8), LaDuree.com
The perfect array of additions for your favorite bookworm’s collection.
Clockwise from top left: Briefcase by Burberry, $2,095, Burberry.com; iPhone 5 holder by TUMI, $75, TUMI.com; Desk tray by Bottega Veneta Home, $950, BottegaVeneta.com; Spiritus Sancti Gold Leaf Limited-Edition candle by Cire Trudon, 9.5 oz., $105, CireTrudon.com; Black Rose Cream Mask by Sisley Paris, 2.1 oz., $162, Sisley-Paris.com; Watch by Hermès, price available upon request; Hermes.com; Spanish Leather Cologne by Geo F. Trumper, 3.5 fl. oz., $80, BigelowChemists.com; Cuff links by Tommy Hilfiger, $60, usa.Tommy.com; Juste un Clou Bracelet by Cartier, $7,200, Cartier.us; Self-inking Stamper by WMS & Co., $160, WMScoink.com; A5 Notebook in Pebbled Leather by Coach, $168, Coach.com; Tec Flex Fountain Pen by Porsche Design, $649, Porsche-Design.us; Glasses by Moscot, $255, Moscot.com
Bright and sporty options for the guy who likes to keep moving.
Clockwise from top left: The Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s, by Reuel Golden (Taschen), $59.99, Taschen.com; Sweatpants by Diesel, $178, shop.Diesel.com; Leather football by Shinola, $135, Shinola.com; Sunglasses by 3.1 Phillip Lim by Linda Farrow Gallery, $280, LindaFarrow.com; Eucalyptus deodorant by Malin+Goetz, 2.6 oz., $18, malinandgoetz.com; miCoach Fit Smart fitness tracker by Adidas, $199, Adidas.com; Sneakers by Salvatore Ferragamo, $795, Ferragamo.com; Park Row City Cruiser by Sole Bicycles, $499, available at 11Main.com; Bag by Lacoste, $250, Lacoste.com
Keeping that man on the go looking sleek and chic.
Clockwise from top left: Sunglasses by Tom Ford, $395, TomFord.com; Jacket by Dior Homme, $5,500, DiorHomme.com; Passport holder by Valextra, $260, Available at Barneys.com; JetMaster Automatic Watch by Michael Kors, $395, MichaelKors.com; Men In This Town by Giuseppe Santamaria (Hardie Grant), $29.95, BarnesAndNoble.com; Dopp kit by Calvin Klein, $45; CalvinKlein.com; Compressed Towel Tablets by Prospector Co., $4.99 (6 tablets), ProspectorCo.com; Socks by Jonathan Adler, $38 (set of 3 pairs), JonathanAdler.com; Tundra, Eau De Parfum, by Rouge Bunny Rouge, 1.7 fl. oz., $169, BeautyHabit.com; Deodorant spray by Aesop, 1.7 fl. oz., $35, Aesop.com; Suitcase by Prada, $3,700, Prada.com