Shopping for gifts can be tedious but it’s something that you simply cannot avoid. It can also seem all that more difficult if you happen to be scouring the shelves for gifts for men.
Make things easy for yourself this year by getting a head start on this all-important aspect of the new year. From a bottle of Scotch as a gift to a seductive fragrance and a set of playing cards with great aesthetics, we take you through some truly unique gifting ideas that the men in your life are sure to appreciate.
Wearing a pair of well-cut pants with the wrong pair of shoes or, much worse, a tattered pair, can ruin a man’s entire outfit and give a wrong impression. Well-dressed men know the importance of wearing the right accessories. A nice wallet, for instance, can definitely take his ensemble up a few notches. This London Leather Folding Wallet by Burberry has eight card slots, two additional side pockets and a smooth leather interior. It’s a great gifting idea, especially if you want to get your fashion-conscious friend something that he will never leave home without.
Available at Burberry stores in Mumbai, Bangalore, Haryana, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi
It wouldn’t feel like the festive season without a good old glass of Scotch from your Scotch Whisky Collection. Even the weather is perfect for this fine drink. This is the perfect time of the year to gift a bottle of Black Dog, a Scotch that’s smooth, easy on the taste buds and a delight for the senses. It will make for the perfect companion when he wants to take a breather during the year-end festivities, or when celebrating with friends and family.
Scent for the season
A gift for Diwali or Christmas, or a present to just show that you care, the latest fragrance by Giorgio Armani is a gift that he will love. Eau de Cèdre is the fourth creation in Armani’s popular Eaux Pour Homme range that draws inspiration from iconic Armani jackets known for their fluid lines and luxurious fabrics. A perfectly cut velvet jacket from the Italian fashion house has inspired the delicate and robust Eau de Cèdre, a fragrance that fuses Italian bergamot, lemon essence, violet leaf accord, sage, cardamom, wood shavings and black tea to perfection.
Available at Armani stores across India
The trump card
What started off as a Kickstarter project has now become a reality. The Kings of India Playing Cards illustrates the four great dynasties of India — the Maurya, Gupta, Chola and Mughal dynasties — on every inch of this deck. Naturally, it makes for a unique festive gift ahead of all those Diwali card parties. Richly designed by the detail-doting duo Reena and Bhavesh Mistry, each court card reveals the bold personality of a legendary monarch of India, his queen and future successor. Eccentric moustaches, fascinating illustrations, a set of jokers, and two bonus card diptychs that reveal historic facts, make this deck the king of all playing cards.
Available via Humbleraja.com
A timeless gift
No one does neat and functional quite like Michael Kors. The Kent Nylon Duffel for men is spacious and lightweight yet sporty and stylish with a sleek leather trim. Perfect for the office, a short trip or even the gym, this Michael Kors bag makes for a gift that will last for a lifetime.
Available at Michael Kors stores across India
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