Birthday Gifts for Stylish Gentlemen
by Peter Minkoff
Anyone who has ever bought a birthday gift for someone who knows just how serious this can be. It’s not just a chance to make someone you like happy, but also a test to determine how well you know the person you are gifting. What may be a perfect gift for someone, can as easily ruin the night for someone else, which is why you need to be extra careful. Luckily, there are some gifts that are universally appreciated. With this in mind, here are a few birthday gifts that are perfect for a stylish gentleman.
If you are well familiar with the style of the person you are gifting, you can always buy a gift card.. Depending on the budget you have designated for this gift, you can either get designer underwear from Tani or even a full suit. There’s always something satisfactory to be bought, in virtually any price range. Still, if you don’t know the person very well, it might be smarter to leave him to choose for himself.
A few decades back, wearing headphones in public may have seemed as immature or inappropriate, but today the tables have turned. In 2016, headphones are pretty much the equivalent of the fedora hat in the 1930s. Apart from giving one quality sound options, they also need to go with stylish apparel with your fashionista-friend or significant other. It is also important to keep in mind that these headphones should be both great for the gym and the evening stroll around the city. Luckily, when it comes to buying the perfect headphones the selection is quite broad.
Another thing you cannot go wrong with is anything from the shaving kit. This is why things such as straight razor, shaving cream or soap can be perfect gifts. After a while, one’s shaving routine becomes a part of their identity which is why any grooming related gift becomes an instant hit. Still, you don’t have to restrict yourself to buying cosmetics alone. For example, you can always buy a beard trimmer or a nice cologne. The best thing about these gifts is that they last forever and the person you gift them to will remember you whenever they are put to use.
Now, this can be a universally popular present for men who prefer a smart casual look. The style of ties or pocket squares speaks a lot about his personality and personal style. A true gentleman would always appreciate a card holder wallet as a thoughtful birthday gift. If your friend or significant other is a Mad Men fan, you will have one more reason to choose this route. Still, some people dislike wearing accessories, which makes cufflinks much more suitable. Needless to say, you can get matching cufflinks and a tie bar and gift him a nice set.
Finally, a stylish gift is not necessarily one you can wear or use, sometimes you may feel that a wall accessory is the most suitable gift for your friend. In this scenario, you simply cannot go wrong with an iconic photograph. Sure, you can gift something cliché like New York skyline, but why not go a bit further. For example, you can frame one of the most interesting historical photographs, like unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty or Tesla sitting in his laboratory, next to the ‘Magnifying Transmitter’. All in all, your options are numerous and all you need to do is pick the one you think your friend will like best.
Of course, there are some honorable mentions like the Swiss Army Knife, a backpack for grown-ups, or even a Zippo Lighter. Still, you must keep one thing in mind. As we said at the beginning, this is mostly a test of how well you know your friend. A subtle nuance can sometimes make a difference between a good gift and a perfect gift. Good gift, however, sometimes isn’t good enough. By striving towards perfection you can at least reach excellence.
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