Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CHRISTMAS GIVING GIFT GUIDE | FOR HIM




All products from TOMS Marketplace.

Continuing with my Christmas gift guide, I now give you for him. Men are so tough to shop for. They are either too picky or give you no hint at all as to what they want. Clearly, doesn’t help either way! Hopefully my guide here can at least give you an idea.

ACCESSORIES | The guys behind Apolis also create men’s ties. This Indigo Organic Linen Tie is produced from a crisp chambray from Spain. I personally like it when a guy wears a nice suit, so a good coloured tie (like this one) has to compliment his outfit well. Forget a black suit. A nice grey suit paired with a white shirt and this indigo blue tie makes up a good outfit.

Any man loves a beanie to cover his bad hair. Or essentially wear it to keep his head warm. So with this popular Black Krochet Kids Intl. beanie being a “snug but slouchy fit” as well as being a fair-trade Ugandan product, there is goodness coming from everywhere!

This is probably an obvious choice but besides a beanie, a trucker cap also fixes a bad hair day! Or logically, shade off and protect the guy’s skin from the blazing sun. This limited edition cap is a classic black colour with grey accents so it can go with any outfit. Movember are the creators of these hats and if you haven’t heard of them, they are a global charity movement dedicated to changing the face of men’s health (funding health problems that combat prostate and testicular cancer) through the power of the moustache!

BAGS | Some guys can’t do the man bag and that’s okay. But most can accessorize with a really good backpack! My picks are from stone + cloth, where the founder is in fact a previous employee of TOMS.  They create a line of backpacks and accessories that were inspired by a mountain-climbing expedition in Tanzania and helps fund education for children in East Africa. This Cranberry and Black Benson backpacks are good in size and has heaps of pockets everywhere to fit all the neccessites. I even want one myself!

HOME | The makers behind Rose & Fitzgerald have produced exclusive wine holders only available through TOMS. These are also crafted from Maguva wood yet they are paint dipped in this aqua blue colour, which gives it a bright touch. The curved shape also gives it a contemporary/artistic feel that can modernize a living space. Perfect for dads, uncles or grandpas who are wine lovers.

TECH | This is a present for anyone really but if you’re stuck on what to get a guy, anything music related does the trick. These Beech wood ear buds and headphones look amazing, apparently sound amazing and have the best cause behind them. LSTN produce headphones and ear buds from real, reclaimed wood, which are all individually handcrafted so no two pairs are the same! If that wasn’t feeling special enough, with every pair sold LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through Starkey Hearing Foundation. Amazing!

EXTRA BITS AND BOBS | For sport lovers, these are great presents! With the 2014 World Cup coming soon, soccer could not be anymore than a perfect fit. These One World Futbol’s are nearly indestructible that never needs a pump or goes flat (um perfect!) With its “positive power of play”, every ball purchased through the One World Futbol Project will donate a second ball to an organization working with youth in disadvantaged communities. 

Apparently these bikes are sold out! But if you do get your hands on these, with every bike sold, $100 goes to support the men and women at charity: water, giving them supplies to bring safe, clean drinking water to people in developing countries. Plus this bike looks awesome in its bright yellow!

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