The 10 Gifts He Wants
At this time of year we often find ourselves researching the ‘top gifts for men’ as it’s scientifically proven that the men in our lives can be a little more mysterious with their wishlists. Do we refer back to our ever faithful pair of socks? Or, do we treat him to something unexpected and extra special? We recommend the latter, and to help give you a headstart on your gifting journey, Browns has expertly selected the 10 gifts that he definitely wants. Whether you are treating your partner, brother, friend or simply spoiling yourself, we have the perfect gift ideas that are guaranteed to bring joy this holiday season. From performance enhancing activewear and best-selling sneakers, to elevated essentials and designer stocking fillers, discover the gifts that he will love, right here
1. Performance Sneakers
Working in tandem for the last few seasons, activewear and high fashion are unlikely friends that make a great team. Whether you are looking for a running companion or looking to make a bold sneaker statement, the Salomon S/Lab XT-4 Advanced sneakers are a hybrid footwear favourite. Making a regular appearance at fashion weeks across the globe, this niche ‘dad’ style trail sneaker has fully infiltrated our designer wardrobe, keeping us one step into the future with their fashion meets function aesthetic.
2. Logo Tee
A menswear staple since James Dean gave it ‘icon’ status, the classic white T-shirt is a wardrobe essential that we never tire of. Add a brand’s seal of approval with a logo like the Burberry TB Logo T-shirt and let it elevate this mainstay that bit further. A simple but effective addition to his T-shirt collection, it is hard to go wrong with a minimal white tee.
3. Man Bag
Ever since Joey Tribbiani sported his, we have been accustomed to carrying our essentials in an everyday bag and none is more hardwearing than the trusty backpack. The Givenchy Sketch Logo backpack features a black nylon shell, stamped with an embroidered logo at the front pocket and comes with plenty of room for tech accessories, gym gear and the occasional meatball sub.
4. Lounging Around
Whether you are taking some much needed downtime or appreciating the comforts of home, nothing relaxes us more than a pair of a pyjamas. Gone are the days of the ‘grandad’ reputation and now you’ll find us spending our Sundays in what we like to call ‘a lounge suit’. Transporting us to the holiday destination we have been dreaming of, the Desmond & Dempsey Byron Tropical Print pyjamas come from a collection of hand drawn custom printed PJs that will look as good out of bed as they do in it.
5. Winter Warmer
He may drape it on his shoulders, tie it in a Parisian knot or cocoon himself within it - however he chooses to wear it, a scarf is a necessary menswear winter accessory. A top level layer, the Burberry intarsia wool scarf adds an extra touch to your winter wardrobe whilst providing plenty of warmth and uncompromised style.
6. Leather Goods
As something we rarely purchase ourselves, a new leather wallet is always a well received gift. Our most used accessory requires a hardy outer shell to withstand its daily use and a leather bifold is a go to choice. Keeping it classic, the minimal Saint Laurent bifold wallet features the YSL metal logo in the corner, protecting your valuable assets under Yves’ watchful eye. With a famous designer in your corner, your style purchases will be unrivalled from now on.
7. Statement Jewels
Now a permanent fixture in any fashion forward gentleman’s wardrobe, fine jewellery is a statement accessory that is well worth the investment. The days of pinky signet rings are long gone and we welcome a new age of precious gemstone pieces that reflect the treasures worn by powerful men throughout history. As masterful engineers of their time, channel the great Pharoah’s aesthetic with Bleue Burnham’s lab grown jewels. Featuring man made sapphires cast in 9K gold, the Riviera ring is a modern day heirloom that has crafted a scientific legacy of its own.
8. Signature Sweats
A weekend essential, hoodies are easy to dress up or down and a necessary layer we often turn to on comfy days. Isabel Marant’s Miley logo hoodie updates the humble grey hooded sweatshirt with sporty branding and is a welcome addition to his ever growing collection of streetwear staples.
9. Home Scents
Lighting a scented candle has the stimulating powers to cleanse the soul, evoke nostalgic memories and make our home smell delightful in the process. Curionoir’s candles take inspiration from traditional apothecaries, using fine fragrances to take you on a sensory journey. With notes of ylang ylang, patchouli and vanilla, the Gardenia candle is a comforting scent to relax the mind, and the hand blown coloured glass exterior is a brilliant addition to any mantelpiece.
10. Gym Buddy
For those motivated males who persevere with their fitness regime come rain or shine, technically advanced activewear acts as a second skin. Highly breathable whilst keeping your working muscles warm, Soar’s Elite Tempo 2.0 Running jacket makes for great company on your daily run. Enhance performance with that extra layer to help beat personal bests and give you more positive energy in the New Year.