Shopping for guys can tough, don't you think? Apart from the Enchanted DVD (I jest), it can be hard to think of presents that guys will truly like. (After all, my brother said his favorite thing to do on a day off is welding! What?)
But never fear. My friend and style blogger Michael Williams has come to our rescue. He agreed to reveal the five gifts he'd love to get this December. Plus, he has awesome, manly taste, so I'm sure all our boyfriends, dads and brothers would love these presents, too. See Michael's wish list after the jump....
Michael and his mom celebrating the holidays in New York
Here's the personal wish list of style blogger Michael Williams....
1. Timex Military Watch for J. Crew. $150
If I'm not going to be able to wear a break-the-bank expensive watch, I want something inexpensive, timeless and cool. J.Crew's collaboration with Timex is just that. A perfect gift that will last a long time (bad pun, I know) and look good while doing it.
2. A night's stay at the Ace Hotel. Rooms in Portland start at $95
Staying in a hotel might be my favorite thing ever. The room service, comfy beds...all of it is awesome. A stay at the ultra cool Ace Hotel (New York--good, Portland--better!) would be an adventurous and enjoyable gift.
3. Leather belt with engraved name from Central Kentucky Tack and Leather. $32
Anything monogrammed has an instant advantage over non-personalized gifts. These leather belts are a Kentucky tradition that any guy will appreciate. And they just plain look good.(Also, check out these fall it-belts for you!)
4. Custom shirt from Alexander West. $100
Alexander West makes ordering custom shirts super easy. Send them your guy's favorite shirt and they'll reproduce it--in any of their 1,000 fabrics--for a hundred bucks. And the monogram is included!
5. Leica D-LUX 4 Digital Camera. $850. A subscription to Flickr. $24
Leica cameras are not only cool, but they are super functional. The D-LUX 4 is a big camera in a little, beautifully designed package. (Note: This could be a great Dad gift to splurge on with your other family members.)
Thanks, Michael! And, my dears, would your man like these gifts? (I know Alex would die for a Leica.) How much do you normally spend on holiday gifts for your guy? This holiday, what are you planning to give the men in your life? P.S. If all else fails, you can always get a pack of Biore Face Strips. (Seriously.)
For more holiday gift inspiration, take a look at our dude-approved What-to-Get-a-Guy Guide!
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