Buying gifts for men is much like pouring more water than there already is in a fish bowl. Or, so you think. The truth is that men who appear to have everything still have an uncontrollable desire to own more of their favourite things or newer versions of them. Take, for instance, a prized bottle of Scotch such as Vat 69. For a man, there’s nothing not to love about a bottle of Scotch as a gift; he knows all too well that there’s no such thing as owning one too many bottles of this fine spirit. We’ve put together some unique items, including a bottle of Scotch, which might be the very things that a man wants to be gifted right now.
For the man who loves to raise the stakes
The Goodearth Andijan Poker Box, packaged in a handmade lacquer box with evocative imagery of the Mughal Era, lets him stand out from the rest of his poker-playing friends. A spectacular addition to a home, it also makes for a great gift for a man who appreciates art.
This poker set has everything a poker player would ever need — two decks of playing cards in signature prints packed in a decorative box, 200 chips and a cerise dice.
Shop at www.goodearth.in
For the man who loves music
Music lovers are an easy bunch to please, especially if you gift them the three-speed Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable. Available on Elitify.com, this briefcase-style record player with built-in speakers makes for a terrific gift for men who love the rich, warm sound of vinyl. Constructed out of wood and bound in a leatherette material, it is light enough to carry around.
Shop at www.Elitify.com
For the style-conscious man
Simplify his life with this Nappa Dori Portfolio Bag, designed as a new take on the briefcase of the 80s without straying too far from its classic appeal. Handcrafted in dark brown harness leather, it is slim and stylish enough to transition from day to night, yet roomy enough to accommodate files and folders, laptops and gadgets, and sundries like gym essentials or a grooming kit.
Shop at www.nappadori.com
For the man with good taste
A man who appreciates a good bottle of Scotch knows a thing or two about living the good life. He understands that this drink, like life, is all about savouring its goodness and respecting traditions. Vat 69, a perennial favourite with blended Scotch drinkers, comes with a good deal of history. First made in 1882, this easy-going drink is blended using 40 different malt and grain whiskies.
For the man who likes all things rare
What’s better than pouring a drink of Scotch from a bottle or decanter? Enjoying a glass straight from the tap of an oak barrel that ages spirits to peak flavor. Miniature oak barrels available on sites like Thousand Oaks Barrel Co. and Amazon can be personalised with the recipient’s name and other information, making it a distinctive gift for men who appreciate the finer things in life.
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