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The Last Minute Shopper | Gift Guide for Men

 

 

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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

XO,

Christian

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My Solemate *mini | Spotlight

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This little gadget has been bringing an outsized bit of joy into my life lately.  I’ve only had it for about two weeks but I can honestly say I’ve used it every day since I opened the box – it works well for me because it’s super light and very user friendly.  I’m a bit of a wait-and-see guy when it comes to technology and my friends always bug me for being a slow-adaptor – when I say it’s easy to use, trust me.  The sound quality is top-of-the-line and with about eight hours of battery life it keeps me going from the gym to my desk to getting ready for a night out without running out of juice.  Even though it’s only the beginning of winter this thing has me excited about cottage nights, romantic picnics on the island, or laying by the pool … so many daydreams on these cold winter nights :P!  If you’re looking for a cool holiday gift I’d recommend trying this bad boy out! A few more pics down below!

 XO, 

Christian

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The Winter Athlete | Street Style

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The Winter Athlete | Street Style
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The Winter Athlete | Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street StyleAs much as I enjoy it, outdoor running is a season pursuit.  This time last year I had definitely fled the elements and let mother nature reclaim the streets.  That’s changed (for now, anyway) thanks to Nike’s Flash Pack collection.  With an emphasis on comfortable warmth and heightened visibility they have made early winter runs something that I can actually look forward to.  The Nike 5.0 + Shield kicks are more than just a beautiful pair of shoes – super light and form fitting I can’t imagine leaving these at home any time soon.

The Winter Athlete | Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street StyleThe staple piece in this collection is definitely the Nike Shield jacket – something you truly have to wear to appreciate.  Ultra lightweight and perfectly temperate, I couldn’t be happier with how it kept me warm and dry throughout my run.  The vibrant colours are both eye-catching and are also your best friend when it comes to staying safe on a dark street!  Anyone who knows me personally will know that I’m not a fan of the cold – this piece has definitely changed my mind and expanded my winter workout regime.  If you’re in the market for some high-quality outdoor winter workout gear this winter, I highly recommend giving this collection a test run!

The Winter Athlete | Street Style What I’m Wearing

 Nike Shield Flash Jacket | Nike Free 5.0+ Shield Shoes|  Nike Pro Combat Running Tights | Nike Pro Combat Long Sleeve Top |