Holiday Gift Guide Part I: The Man Who Has Everything

Posted on November 16, 2013 by Niko Downie

The holidays are fast approaching, so now's the time of year to get a head start and avoid the frantic December rush. Take a dent out of your gift shopping early to free up your time to enjoy the round of parties, cosying up by the fire with an egg nog or two and singing your favourite festive hits at the top of your lungs.

Part I of the Elevator holiday gift guide covers those guys it's hard to find good gifts for, A.K.A. 'The Man Who Has Everything'. Take a look at our first gift collection for inspiration.

Marimekko Silk Pocket Square, $59. If your guy is the type who loves a dash of colour, a bright pocket square from iconic Finnish design house Marimekko is a sure-fire hit.

Hikaru Noguchi Lambswool Scarf, $159. Super soft and very easy on the eyes, this luxurious scarf pairs unique style and excellent insulation to make it great gift for the winter months.

Bellroy Travel Wallet, $124.95. We aren't exaggerating when we say this is the most perfect wallet we've ever seen for anyone who spends a lot of time crossing international borders. Every detail is well considered, from the choice of leather to the little travel pen inside for filling out your landing card.

Scott Nichol Shetland Wool Boot Socks, $59.  Made in England, these socks are definitely not your run-of-the-mill foot warmers. Made in a textile mill outside Nottingham, these are old-school country squire socks for the new-school urban gentleman.

Pyrrha 'Knowledge' Talisman Necklace, $174.  Made in Vancouver using original 18th & 19th century wax seals, each Pyrrha piece depicts specific imagery from old heraldry. This beautiful necklace shows an Osoborous (snake eating itself) to represent the continuous nature of education. A great gift for the erudite fellow in your life.

Miansai Blue Beacon Leather Bracelet, $105.  Classic braided leather & silver styling and a dose of electric blue make this a unique gift for the gentleman who likes to adorn his wrists.

In God We Trust Waning Bracelet, $145.  A more stern & sober addition to a gentleman's wrist accessories, the solid brass curve and black leather ends of this bracelet are a definite crowd pleaser.

Il Bussetto Leather Coin Wallet in Dark Slate, $74.  Help a chap to keep his unruly change and transit tokens in check with a slick Italian leather coin holder.  Also available in biscuit tan and blood red.

Sheriff & Cherry Pentacolour Sunglasses, $145.  These bad boys will look just as amazing on the slopes in Whistler as they will heading for a post-holiday detox brunch in Toronto on a bright afternoon.

Blick Blue & Grey Polka Dot Blue Tie, $48 (coming soon to shopelevator.com, available in store).  Every man needs a core collection of everyday bow ties.  This modern polka dot in blue and grey will go with most outfits to strike just the right balance of sophisticated and quirky.

Portland General Store Badger Shaving Brush, $68.  Made in England with genuine badger bristles and a hand-lathed faux ivory handle, this is a touch of luxury that will make any man's morning shave routine a joy.  Pair it with a Portland General Store Whiskey Shave Soap for maximum brownie points.

Skultuna Napoleon Bee Lapel Pin, $39 (coming soon to shopelevator.com, available in store).  Makers of metal objects to the Swedish Royal Family, Skultuna specialise in elegant finishing touches that set a well-dressed man apart from the crowd.  Now what fellow wouldn't want that?

Field Notes 'Drink Local' Ales Notebooks, $10.75.  There are few greater joys that cracking open a brand new notebook and filling it with lists and sketches.  Pair that with craft brewing and you get this Field Notes limited edition 3-pack of notebooks, with different covers for different ales and a letterpress coaster in the back.  Cheers to that.

Jo Gordon Striped Lambswool Toque, $115.  Made in Scotland from 100% super-soft lambswool, this vibrant hat will keep your guy's head warm and cosy.  Bonus points for a bright blue bobble.

Dents Driving Gloves, $115.  Cheaper than a vintage Aston Martin but almost as much fun, these premium leather driving gloves from centuries-old British glove maker Dents are the perfect gift for the car-crazy boy racer.

Izola Boar Bristle Shoe Brush, $25.  Get your wingtips to sparkle with this satisfyingly large shoe brush.  No more unsightly scuffs with this piece of equipment at the ready.

View the full collection here and happy shopping!

- Elevator


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