Getting the right gift for a man isn’t as straightforward as it is for women, simply because there are less options available in the market and also because many guys choose to be silent about their preferences. When it comes to your man friend, best (guy) friend, brother, cousin or colleague, the truth is, although they might not know how to express their gratitude through their facial reactions or by Instagramming it, you’d know how much a gift means to them when they start using it frequently. To make things easier for you, here are five gift ideas that you can consider getting for the most important guy(s) in your life.
1. Calvin Klein Defy EDT
For the guy who’s got quiet confidence and loves being outdoors, enjoys challenges and taking risks in life, the Defy EDT by Calvin Klein is it. His journey begins at the very first spray of this scent when the combination of crisp bergamot and fresh lavender absolute touches his skin and brings out his explorative side through the fresh and woody notes. After a while, the heartbeat of the fragrance and star ingredient, vetiver oil that’s responsibly sourced from Haiti brings out a vibrant earthiness and irresistible rugged texture that complements the fragrance’s amber notes. To sum it up, the EDT is housed in a glass bottle with curved edges and sharp linear lines that’s as simple as Calvin Klein’s iconic jeans and white T-shirt, which works for any season and weather!
Shop the Defy EDT (RM316 for 50ml) here.
2. Hugo Boss Quilted Scarf With Logo Artwork
Be it a simple guy who likes to stay cosy or a funky guy who likes to reveal his edgy side when he’s in the office, he’ll definitely appreciate this signature scarf from the latest ‘Unwrap the Holidays’ collection by Hugo Boss that’s designed in Italy. Measuring 180cm by 30cm and made from nylon taffeta with quilting for a modern effect, the scarf is a chic and versatile piece that your guy can choose to drape around his neck or tuck inside his coat when travelling abroad. Featuring a tape-style logo artwork in contrast, this unique piece can also be used to go to events for a more formal look!
Shop the Quilted Scarf with Logo Artwork (RM850) here.
3. Ice-Watch ‘Ice Glam Rock – Rebel’
If your man is someone who appreciates accessories or the colour white and he’s looking for something to jazz up his wrist and everyday look especially during this festive season, then this watch will do the trick. The underlying confidence that a watch can give a person is unquestionable, and what makes this piece stand out from what’s currently available out there is its rock and roll lightning bold dial in gold accents. Together with its ultra-soft silicone strap, he can style it with any outfit in his wardrobe and walk out the door looking cool at any time of the day. The best part? The watch comes in a smaller size too, so if you’re after matching watches, look out for the ‘Ice Glam Rock – Electric White’.
Shop the ‘Ice Glam Rock – Rebel’ (RM459) here.
4. Nintendo Switch OLED Model
Haven't figured out what to get that gamer friend or relative during this time of the year? This all-new OLED-model Nintendo Switch is something that’ll definitely make his eyes light up with joy this Christmas! Thanks to the seven-inch console that comes with an adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port and 64GB of internal storage, your giftee can choose to play games either at home or use this portable system in the snap of a finger. What’s more amazing is that he can choose to have it running on TV mode (that connects straight to the TV), Tabletop mode or Handheld mode. We must say, we’re totally lovin’ the Joy-Con controllers that allow your lucky guy to challenge his mates to a multiplayer game without any hassle. Need we say more?
Shop the Switch OLED Model (from RM1,799) here.
5. Onitsuka Tiger x Nowartt Collection ‘Mexico 66 SD PF’ in Royal Azel
For the artistic person who loves vintage things but takes pride in knowing the latest tech trends at the same time, the intricate floral print on this pair of shoes is something worth appreciating. Juxtaposing two contradictory textile graphic concepts of vintage vs art and analogue vs digital through this collection, these shoes are an updated version of the ‘Mexico 66’ series that comes with a modern look and advanced technologies. For starters, the FuzeGel technology on the heels provides extra cushioning for added comfort and makes walking for long hours a breeze (which is also a plus point when you’re out shopping with your man). In addition to that, the OrthoLite feature on the sole will give him that springy feel and softer ground impact, which is perfect for someone who loves to walk fast as the feature will make him feel less tired overall!
Shop the unisex ‘Mexico 66 SD PF’ (RM799) here.
Photography, set design, styling & art direction: Tan Guo Xiang
Coordination: Yang Mei Ling & Vasenta Selvanayagam