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6 Gift Ideas For Men Who Are Difficult To Buy For

6 Gift Ideas For Men Who Are Difficult To Buy For
By Benjamin Fitzgerald
December 13, 2018

Christmas shopping for the men in your life can be literally, “mission impossible.”

This year, Ede & Ravenscroft (aka. the luxury Christmas elves) are here to help you find all things sartorially slick.

With only the best recommendations from the British tailors, here are six foolproof gift ideas for men who are difficult to buy for:

1/6 Christmas cuffs

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Photo: Courtesy of Ede & Ravenscroft

Cufflinks are the perfect gift idea for the more dapper gents who are hard to shop for this Christmas.

The cuff adornments make a timeless gift option for the man who is yet to invest in a pair, and if he has a set already, why not refresh his accessories canon with newer, brighter pair.

Plus, like jewels for the ladies, a man can never have too much arm candy by way of cufflinks.

See also: Ede & Ravenscroft Has Your Next Work (Or Play) Suit Sorted

2/6 Neckerchief niceties 

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Photo: Courtesy of Ede & Ravenscroft

For the man who tends to skimp on accessories in winter, a scarf or handkerchief is a nice gift idea. Some scarf cues to remember, however: fabric, colour and print. Select a silk variety for quality and lightness and then consider a classic pattern such as paisley or check.

Lastly, colour. If you know his favourite then stick to that. Otherwise, do some wardrobe reconnaissance before you buy. He won’t wear it if doesn’t like the colour.

3/6 Belts

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Photo: Courtesy of Ede & Ravenscroft

The practical need for belts makes them a well-received gift. Investing in quality leather, safe-bet belts come in black and brown, and more casual tan and burgundy. Stick to traditional hues to match the gent’s leather shoes if unsure, and look to pebble-grain or crocodile for stylish texture.

Then, consider the buckle. Keep it understated and classic with silver, or go for glamour with gold, especially if he owns a timepiece or cufflinks to match.

See also: Gentlemen's Guide: How To Pick The Perfect Suit

4/6 Leather goods love

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Photo: Courtesy of Ede & Ravenscroft

A brand new leather cardholder or wallet is perfect for getting a gent back on track with his most used accessory.

In soft yet sturdy leather, compact cardholders do need to have enough slots for everyday card carry while wallets need a cash compartment that still fits trim in the pocket.

And, if you’re ready to shell out a lot of your own cash, step up your gift with a leather briefcase. Man’s equivalent to a woman’s handbag, a briefcase is a very personal purchase. So, do your research (size and colour) before buying.

See also: 10 Luxury Gifts For The Dapper Gentleman

5/6 A Christmas coat

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Photo: Courtesy of Ede & Ravenscroft

Outerwear is a distinguished gift idea. The centre piece of a winter wardrobe, stick to something woollen and natural in colour, so the coat will have a luxurious appearance and match with any work suit, as well as shirt and jeans combo come the weekend. 

Ede & Ravenscroft’s double-breasted Portland Tonal Check coat made from Italian wool is the perfect example. Only the finest for the hard-to-buy-for gent. 

See also: Gentlemen’s Guide: Ede & Ravenscroft On The Art Of The Velvet Jacket

6/6 Stocking filler socks

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Photo: Courtesy of Ede & Ravenscroft

Another one of those ‘you-can-never-have-too-many’ men’s items, socks make for the perfect stocking-filler. 

English-made, socks in pure wool or cotton blend are the finest you can purchase. In an assortment of colours and patterns, option for interesting and tasteful socks: a bit of playfulness is the spirit of Christmas, after all.

See also: Gentlemen’s Guide: Ede & Ravenscroft On The Art Of The Velvet Jacket 

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