Hello there - Amanda here from The Accessory!
I was absolutely beyond thrilled when Alana gave me the opportunity to guest post on her blog and share my holiday picks for getting your man something special this season. Below are some finds that I'm in love with... too bad I created this gift guide after I got my main squeeze his gift. Maybe I'll add a little something extra from this guide to his present. Hope you all enjoy. Xoxo.
Warm Him Up | 1901 Stripe cashmere sweater | $125
There's nothing better than a man in a soft, cozy sweater... because let's be real - when we keep him warm, he keeps us warm. Think, comfy, over-sized bear-hugs. Me like. I'm especially in love with these striped cashmere sweaters. The colors are not only a clean and basic must-wear now, but a year-round must-have in the closet.
Keep It Classy | Jack Spade Newman Tartan Bow Tie | $95
Bowties are a step up from ties. Dress him up this holiday season with a gorgeous Jack Spade, plaid bowtie. Made from 100% wool, this man-accessory brings a festive, suave look to his dapper outfit. If he's a bit skeptical about wearing it - remind him that James Bond channels a bowties, and he's a bamf.
Grooming the Gentleman | The Art of Shaving Kit from Nordstrom | $175
Personally, my main squeeze has gone ga-ga for this shaving kit. The kit includes a Fusion Chrome advanced razor, travel sizes of the pre-shave oil (4 Elements of the Perfect Shave), shaving cream, a gorgeous + soft genuine badger shaving brush and after-shave balm. It's at the top of his wishlist. A bit pricey? Think of it this way - this gift is a two for one deal - not only will he look great, but also, no grizzly-beard burns when you share a smooch! #winning
Bills, Bills, Bills | Jack Spade Cheddar Bill Holder | $95
Please don't tell me he's still sporting a velcro-wallet... haha Regardless, upgrading the leathers are always fun - especially, when the front of this wallet says "cheddar." My first reaction when I saw this? Lupe Fiasco's reference of "stack that cheese" in his "Hip Hop Saved My Life" song. epic. Crafted from fine-grained calfskin leather, blind embossed and printed with gold foil - this wallet is truly more than worthy to hold the cheddar.
For the Playful | Xbox Halo 4 | $59.99
All guys love their games... I mean, I'm pretty sure if my main squeeze was in full-Halo mode, I wouldn't be able to nudge him from the couch But regardless, I know how much the guys love their guy-time, especially when it comes to video games. Snag your man the hottest game in town. I'm sure it will make his holidays merry and bright. For fun behind-the-scenes trivia tips about the game, visit the Microsoft Holiday Look Book (client).
Treats for the Year | Bespoke | $45 per box
Give the gift that just keeps on giving... Bespoke is a monthly subscription - for $45 per box aka $45 per month, give the gift of gentleman-ness. Each box of awesome holds ingredients for making your man fresh. These limited-edition boxes center around a theme each month - previous themes include alchemy, agave and breathe. The breathe box had a wine decanter, aeration funnel and other lovely accessories for the wine lover.