I feel that with every passing year the Holidays becoming more hectic – more about the hustle, bustle & business of work & family obligations and less about time spent with friends & loved ones. In an effort to help you cut down on your to-do list (and free up time for things you’d rather be doing) please take these tips and avoid as much unnecessary browsing as possible – with less than a week to go until the big day, it’s not likely you’ll have the time to spare!
Jabra Soulmate Mini: Small, stylish & tough enough to power even the rowdiest of Christmas parties, this little wireless speaker is versatile & true to the idea that good things come in small packages. – $99.00
Kiel’s Skin Care: Men can be just as fickle as women when it comes to health and beauty products, but Kiel’s strong reputation and masculine branding will ensure that it’s not something he’s afraid of trying. Perfect for the guy in your life who’s skin care regimen could use some lift. -$58.00
Brown liquors have always been a Holiday favourite, and while a nice single malt may be appropriate for the more formal relations on your list, bourbon is definitely all the rage this year. Like anything in life, there’s the kind of bourbon you can get for $3 a shot at your local dive bar and then there’s Woodford Reserve’s Master’s Collection. Delicious & beautifully packaged, this elegant libation is a memorable & on-trend conversation starter. – $129.95
Christian Dior Homme: This timeless, classic cologne is one of my personal favourites. Woody & masculine, it’s more of an underline than an exclamation mark. Bonus: it’s light enough that it doesn’t set off my allergies – a big plus! -$96.00
Nike+ FuelBand SE: A fashionable workout accessory that avoids the backlash of a maybe-too-personal gift, the new & improved Fuel Band is perfect for those looking to jump-start New Year’s resolutions. Improved calorie tracking and a new look – my love of rose gold knows no bounds. -$169.99
The Right Gift Card: As someone who’d like to move past the Christmas tradition of fake smiles & long returns lines, please consider the gift of choice this Holiday season. No longer just for the extreme procrastinator, gift cards give you the freedom of knowing it’s always the right size. My personal favourite: Shopping Centre gift cards which are valuable at multiple retailers. With Boxing Day right around the corner, it’s not like they’ll need an excuse to go to the mall.
Calvin Klein Boxer Briefs: Like almost everything else in life, underwear has an expiry date (it’s likely sooner than he’d like to think). A great stocking stuffer, a pair or two of these is guaranteed to make life better for both you and your special man. – $38.00