Top 5 Christmas Gifts for HIM JoanDecember 14, 2012Art & Culture8 Comments51 views If someone would wake up any girl in the middle of the night and ask her what she wants for Christmas, she would most likely be able to describe the item in full detail, as well as name the brand, the price, and at least two locations from which each item can be purchased. But when it comes to the special men in our lives, are we girls still that savvy? Thus, because we can each use a boost of inspiration from time to time here’s a TOP 5 Gift list for any type of guy you might wish to make happy this Christmas. The Rebel 1. Alexander McQueen Skull and Ivy-Print Cotton T-Shirt. The ultimate fashion rebel is a great match for your rebel guy. Skulls, ivy, and a crow, what can be more deliciously macabre than this? 2. XX: 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set, By Rage Against The Machine. Rage Agains the Machine are famous for their “bombastic, fiercely polemical music, which brewed sloganeering leftist rants against corporate America, cultural imperialism, and government oppression into a Molotov cocktail of punk, hip-hop, and thrash”. Need I say more to convince you that it would make a great stocking filler for the rebel in your life? Oh yes, this is the 20th anniversary edition! 3. Alexander McQueen Skull-Engraved Gunmetal Key Ring. Because you really can never have to much McQueen. 4. Punk: An Aesthetic. With more that a hundred images and essays, from iconic to rare and from”classic” to contemporary, this is definitely the must-read book for all things punk. 5. Thom Browne Round-Frame Flip-Lens Optical Glasses. A vintage feel with modern manufacturing is everything these glasses need to make them a wardrobe staple The Eco-Conscious Guy 1. Nudie Jeans Organic Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt. Keep it clean and eco-friendly with this basic tee that’s classic and organic. 2. Taschen Green Architecture Now! “Building a better, more beautiful future for our planet” one step at a time. So why not start with this beautiful Taschen edition in which sustainability meets chic? 3. DRIVE From Citizen Eco-Drive Collection. You can’t get more eco-sustainable than with this Citizen Drive watch, which is fueled by any type of light, be it natural or artificial. Not only will you never need a battery again, but you’ll never be late again. 4. Sennheiser Eco-Vinyl Turntable. With no sacrifice in performance or quality this vinyl turntable is made out of recyclable and biodegradable materials. So go audio-eco and recycle old vinyls for a great organic sound. 5. Solar Charging iPad Case. If your eco-conscious guy had to have an iPad, than I’m sure he’ll appreciate being able to charge it with the help of solar power. It protects his iPad, while providing access to all ports and most importantly providing 10 days of continuous use. Now that sounds eco-perfect! The Gentleman 1. Derek Rose Cashmere Dressing Gown. He may not be, or aspire to be, Mr. Hefner, but your gentleman friend will be sure to appreciate this cashmere, silk-lined dressing gown. There’s nothing that says old-Hollywood glamour that a man who dresses up not only for going out, but for staying in too. 2. Assouline Vintage Cocktails. “Whatever your poison, Mr Brian Van Flandern explores the lost art of mixing the perfect drink with simplicity and sophistication, covering all the essentials, from Brandy Alexanders to Margaritas.” This volume is an excellent gift for the discerning host. 3. Acqua Di Parma Collezione Barbiere deluxe shaving stand. Precious materials shaped into an ergonomic and functional design make up this luxury shaving stand that would be a wonderful addition on any gentleman’s grooming table. 4. Burberry Prorsum Dog Handle Umbrella. A stylish umbrella is a gentleman’s best friend, so what can be a better gift choice than an elegant umbrella with a metallic dog’s head handle. It’s simply fit for the modern dandy! 5. Prada Chess Set. Minimalist and sleek, yet still extremely classy, this rare collector’s items is just what that rare breed of gentleman needs. The CEO 1. Brioni Shawl-Collar Wool and Silk-Blend Dinner Jacket. A wool and silk dinner jacket that gives a new definition to dinning in style. 2. Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power. “Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.” A book about a great and complex man for that great and complex man in your life. 3. Santiago Gonzalez Crocodile Briefcase. For the man who doesn’t need to do an impression, but does so just because he can. 4. 29 Grape Seed Age Protecting Shave Cream. Even the man who has everything can use a cream that free radicals and environmental stress and which is made from 100% natural ingredients. 5. Foundwell 18-Karat Gold Cufflinks. This Art Deco-inspired cufflinks are just the touch of luxury a man needs to finish off an opulent formal look. The Active Guy 1. Loro Piana Regatta Striped Cotton-Piqué Polo Shirt. If that active guy in your life loves the high-seas, why not get him this classic Polo Shirt designed for the Superyacht Regatta sailing competition in Porto Cervo. Help him embrace his nautical side in style! 2. Louis Vuitton Cup Waterproof Keepall. Simple, functional and water&salt proof. Did I mention it’s Louis Vuitton? He might not care about the brand name, but he’s sure to enjoy the excellent manufacturing and technical perks. 3. Strida LT Folding Bike. Because your guy is so active that he cannot spend more that 10 seconds opening and folding his bike. 4. Nike Fuel Band. “Life is a sport. Make it count.” Compare, compete, and calculate with the ultimate measure of your athletic life, the Nike Fuel Band. 5. UEFA: The Official Archive Films – 21 DVD/Luxury Book Limited Edition Gift Set. The ultimate gift for the football fanatic. And if football’s not your cup of tea, than you should definitely check out the box version, The Ultimate ESPN Boxing Collection. The Hipster 1. Brooklyn Tailors Deep Blue Chambray Shirt. Beautifully tailored, and extremely hip this shirt is a wardrobe essential for any hipster boyfriend. 2. Holga D Digital Camera. “Even though it’s a digital camera, it retains the qualities and simplicity of the original Holga camera and brings back the joy and delayed gratification associated with good old analog photography.” For the hipster that needs to take the Hipstamatic app to the new level. 3. Cutler and Gross Round-Frame Ombre Acetate Sunglasses. With or without a matching hat every well respected hipster needs a pair of statement, yet retro-looking eyewear. 4. Visionaire Religion Limited Edition Hardcover Book by Ricardo Tisci in Wooden Case. In 2011 Visionaire gave Tisci the freedom to explore the theme of religion in any way designer wished. “The extraordinary result was an insight into obsession, ritual and worship that is as provocative as it is compelling.” 5. Moustache Mac Stickers. Is there anything more hipster than facial hair? That would be facial hair for him macbook! The Partygoer 1. Etro Mercurio Paisley-Print Slim-Fit Velvet Blazer. Smart, yet quirky, this is just what he needs for his next night of club-hopping. 2. Foundwell Penguin Cocktail Shaker. How better to celebrate your man’s party-going nature than with a cocktail shaker that created to celebrate the end of prohibition? Just wonderful for when the has to entertain at home! 3. Kiehl’s Malleable Molding Paste. Because his hair can’t move an inch no matter what beats he likes. 4. Absolut Vodka “Unique”. The taste may be the same but each bottle is unique. No, really, unique. Apparently, “the bottles feature artwork was created with splash guns, 38 colors, 51 pattern types and computerized pattern algorithms to achieve total randomness. The company estimates that it would take 94 quintillion bottles before two similar ones are created.” 5. Jawbone BIG JAMBOx. Wireless, portable, and powerful. This small device fill even the largest spaces with sound, your eyes won’t believe your ears! Bonus! This Edgy&Sexy lingerie set from Myla London is as much a gift for him as it is for you! That’s what I call a gift that keeps on giving 🙂 What are you getting this year for that special man in your life? Love.