We all know a man who pays more attention to their appearance than almost anyone else. Women might have a reputation for caring about their looks, but some men can preen with the best of them. Whether they like to be suave, suited and booted or they prefer a louder, flashier style, there’s no reason they shouldn’t get to work on their appearance as much as anyone else. If there’s a man in your life who loves the finer things available, choosing a gift for them can be intimidating. You don’t want to get it wrong, after all. But there are lots of things you can consider to make him happy.
Smart Tie Pins and Cufflinks
Some men prefer a more buttoned-up style than others. For those suave James Bond types, you can’t go wrong with some sort of accessory they can use for their sharp suits. Even without a suit jacket, a tie pin or a pair of cufflinks can add a stylish edge to an outfit. Plus, they can be full of personality. They don’t have to be plain, with lots of different styles available for modern gents. Whether you get them a tie pin shaped like an arrow or a pair of cufflinks with little mechanical cogs, you’re sure to find something that will finish off his outfit.
A Watch with Bling
Watches are the ideal accessory for the modern, fashionable man. They come in all sorts of styles, from smartwatches to classic pocket watches. If you know a man who likes things a bit more flash than some, consider going for a watch with a bit of bling to it. Gemstones and shiny accessories aren’t only for women, you know. A stand-out watch can be a great statement piece, especially when it doesn’t have to compete with several other pieces of flashy jewelry. Try a diamond watch from Citizen or another designer brand.
A Pair of Flash Earrings
It’s more common than you might think for men to wear earrings, and even for them to have both ears pierced. While a lot of men only go for one, having both ears pierced means they can double up on the bling. Just like women’s earrings, there’s a huge range of different styles, shapes, and sizes. But if you’re looking for something that’s sure to catch people’s eyes, you can get earrings for men here. You can’t miss a pair of sparkling diamond earrings, especially when there are some flashes of color in them. And they work well with either sharp suit or a more casual look.
Choosing the right necklace for a guy can be hard. You need to get the right style, especially for a man who might not wear necklaces often. Simple chain necklaces can be a popular choice because, even though they don’t seem like much, they come in lots of different styles. You can choose something thin and understated or a chunkier, more attention-grabbing necklace. They can be expensive, solid gold pieces or you can find something more affordable if you’re on a budget. Whether a man is suave or a bit more flash, there’s sure to be a chain necklace for him.
A Pair of Suspenders
Suspenders are a flexible accessory that you can wear casually or formally. Hipster to some and hip-hop to others, they’ve been around for a long time. A man might not need them to hold up his pants (not if they fit properly) but they can make an outfit look pretty sharp. They can be worn with a polo shirt for a more preppy look or with a dress shirt and suit. They can also be used for a super casual look with a pair of jeans – maybe for some country chic! The right pair of suspenders can be a stand-out signature accessory.
Some men who like to play it cool keep to neutral and safe colors. But for some fashion-forward gentlemen, there’s no point dressing well if you’re not going to try out something riskier. If you know someone who’s happy to experiment with different colors, you should look for something with a strong shade to gift them with. It could be anything from a hat to a shirt. Take a look at a range of colors and think about what you think they could pull off. It could be an electric green or hot pink, or it might be a deep red or sunshine yellow. Consider his personality as well as his style.
A Cool Cardigan
You might think that it takes a certain type of man to pull off a cardigan. But, in fact, there’s a cardigan out there for every man. They just need to find the right one – preferably one that doesn’t make them look like a granddad. There are many different styles, so finding the right one could be easy or hard, depending on if you know what you’re doing. Some guys look good in a thin, simple button-down cardigan. Others can rock a chunky knit cardigan and a pair of hip glasses frames. They can look good buttoned up or worn open as an alternative to a sweater.
The Right Pair of Shoes
If you decide you want to buy shoes for someone, you have to be very careful with your choice. Shoes not only need to look good, but they need to be comfortable too. If you know his size, that’s a good start, but some people like to try shoes on before they buy them. There are so many different types of shoes that you need to give some thought to what style could be right for a gift, or even if it’s a risk worth taking. There are formal or more casual styles to explore, including some big trends and brands you might want to take a look at.
A Pair of Shades
Wearing sunglasses in the wrong place at the wrong time can make a guy look like an idiot. But when the sun’s out, they’re the perfect accessory that’s both practical and stylish. They go with anything, from three-piece suits to baseball shorts and t-shirts. If you want to gift a guy a pair of shades, think about what he might wear them with. If you go with a pair that is fairly simple, they can be worn with almost anything. Consider the shape of his face to get the right style of shades. Aviators don’t look good on everyone.
Ah, the controversial “man bag” or, as some might call it, “bag.” While some men might prefer to only carry what they can fit in their pockets, there’s nothing wrong with a man having a bag. Typically, men’s clothes have bigger pockets than women’s (which often have no pockets at all), so if all they need are their keys and wallet, they’re all set. But sometimes a dude wants to take his tablet, a book or his favorite cologne out with him. When he needs a bit more space, a stylish bag is useful, and it’s extremely easy to find one that doesn’t look like a handbag.
It’s not just clothes that make the man. A lot of stylish guys care a lot about their car too, so something for their precious motorized baby can also be a good gift. If something to help them keep their car clean and shiny seems a bit boring, you could pick something else to jazz up their car. Retro fluffy dice might be a bit much, but you could consider some in-car gadgets and accessories.
Surprise a stylish guy you know with a great gift, and they’ll look sharper than ever.