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Well, it’s that time of year again when we men get ready to receive socks and ties in their dozens. And while we love a good tie, as Christmas gifts go socks and ties are the ultimate plan B/last minute option.
So, this year, why not lend your family members a helping hand by dropping a few hints or leaving some gentle reminders about the house that will leave them in no doubt socks are off the Christmas wish list this year. And if you’re not sure what you want, then check out these incredible gifts.
As MeisterSinger say themselves, this watch comes to you straight out of the 50s. And you know how we at Montagio feel about those decades when being a gentleman was all about the suit and holding doors open for the ladies.
This incredibly stylish watch has a slim case and the option of a suede or leather strap in both light and dark shades. But aside from the obvious aesthetic attraction, what makes this watch a conversation point is that it’s a single-hand watch. It will, of course, take some time to get used to reading, but it’s well worth it for a watch that will go with all of your suits.
Started by two guys that were a little disillusioned with the many bells and whistles on razors nowadays, The Dollar Shave Club saves you a hell of a lot of money and time. All you need to do is choose your razor, pay a monthly fee, and they send the razors right to your door.
It’s a fantastic idea made all the better if the gift giver pays up for a year in advance. And for their most expensive razor that would still only be $120 for the whole year! Bargain.
Dress boots are very much in style, and if you don’t own a pair, then check out our post on why you should. We’re big fans of custom-made shoes, and you can find a few very good bootmakers in Sydney, but if you want a pair out of the box, then you simply can’t go wrong with these beautiful boots from To Boot.
A classic cap toe and that hand burnished cognac calf are pure opulence in boot form. This is the dress boot that will stand the test of time in terms of both quality and style. Pair these with your navy or grey custom made suits for a timeless look that will go great with that MeisterSinger watch.
This is the type of product that you will never know you need until you get one. It cleans away dirt, sweat, and oil from the skin using light brushes and promises to result in cleaner and closer shaves.
It’s a great idea and to be honest, we’re surprised that there aren’t more of these on the market right now. It’s not cheap, but if your partner likes you to have soft skin, then it won’t be too hard to convince them that this is an ideal Christmas gift.
Yes, you can call us biased, but there’s nothing that beats a trip to the tailors for some quality ‘me’ time. You can spend the afternoon leafing through lookbooks before getting measured up for some quality custom tailored finery.
And all it takes on the giver’s part is a call to make a booking, or they can even come along to help you choose your new custom tailored suit. The best part about this gift is that like the MeisterSinger Neo and those Stallworth dress boots, it’s a gift that will last a lifetime.
Now that you have a few ideas on the things that you would love to find under the tree on Christmas Day all you need now is to figure out how to drop those subtle hints. You don’t want to go asking outright, so a little strategy is required.
Perhaps you could leave your iPad or laptop open in full view and on the purchase page of the desired gift. Or you could just mention that you really need that item. If all else fails, we’d go with the letter to Santa approach and just ask your partner to mail it for you. What can go wrong?
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