The gift-giving season is officially here, and if you’re still scrambling over what to give the men in your life — whether it’s your dad, your brother, a guy friend, or even your boyfriend — we’re here to help. We’ve made it easier with a gift guide for men that you can use as inspiration or just a straight-up gameplan on what to buy:
For the jock: Basketball memo board
Got a basketball fan in your life? Get them a magnetic basketball memo board! They can slap it on the fridge and shoot hoops while doing chores in the kitchen, and you can even use the magnetic board to jot down notes. Form, function, and fun! Available at Quirks for Php 450.
For the dapper gent: Pomade
Just because he’s stuck at home doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about how he looks. Help him stay on his A-game (especially for those video calls) with this pomade set from local barberdashery Felipe and Sons. Available at LazMall for Php 1,090.
For the ~manly~ man: Old Spice
Getting a gift for guys can be tough, especially when they’re the type of man who says they don’t really want or need anything. Whether you’re buying a gift for a go-getting fragrance fiend or a low-maintenance dude who just wants the basics, you can’t go wrong with long-lasting deodorant. Old Spice’s limited edition festive packs are perfect for the holiday season, and they all deliver fresh, confident smells that “demands respect and then eats it.” Available at Shopee starting at Php 404 per set.
For the aspiring mixologist: Whiskey
Since the pandemic has forced us to say goodbye to our bar-hopping days, some of us have taken up the challenge of making our own cocktails. If you’ve got a wannabe mixologist (or just a whiskey lover) in your life, gift them with Jim Beam’s limited-edition tin pack so they’ve got all the alcohol they need for their homemade highballs. They can even use the tin as an ice bucket and the lid as a garnish tray! Available exclusively at S&R for Php 1,438.
For the homebody: Levi’s slides
You might’ve already perfected your WFH look, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the men in your life have, as well. Get them a comfy pair of slides that shows off their interests (such as these Super Mario slides from Levi’s) so they can level up from their bathroom tsinelas! Available at LazMall for Php 1,155 (down from Php 1,650).
For the gamer: e-shop Digital Codes
Gift certificates may not seem like the most creative gift, but ask any gamer and they’d tell you that digital codes are some of the best gifts you could give them. Not only are you giving them the resources to purchase their dream games, you’re also supporting their passion! Available at DataBlitz.
For the minimalist: Money Clip
Who needs bulky wallets when you can have a sleek and chic money clip that fits in your front pocket — sans bulges? These classy money clips come with motivational quotes (and goodness knows we all need motivation after surviving 2020) and you can even get a custom engraving for an additional fee. Available at Serious Gentlemen for Php 349.
For the coffee aficionado: A coffee subscription
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There are coffee drinkers and there are coffee lovers. You’ll know the latter from how passionately they talk about coffee, how much they experiment with different coffee brewing techniques, and how bummed they are right now that they can’t visit their favorite third-wave coffee shop. Perk them up with a coffee subscription that lets them get a bag of freshly-roasted beans delivered to their doorstep regularly. Kalsada Coffee subscriptions start at Php 1,800.
How’s your Christmas shopping going? Tell us all about it in the comments!