7 Classy Men’s Christmas Gifts That Last for Generations
We've put together 7 great gift ideas for those who're looking for meaningful gifts that last.
15 Dec 2018
When it comes to gift-giving for men, the best advice is always to gift something stylish, useful and long-lasting.
Instead of shopping just for the sake of celebrating the season, try picking items that can blend into his daily life and serve him for years. When your gifts turned into antiques filled with nostalgia, you know you’ve mastered the art of gifting because the best gift often last for generations.
We’ve put together 7 classic items that make great gift ideas for those who’re looking for meaningful gifts that last.
1. Cashmere Scarf
Burberry Logo-Embroidered Fringed Cashmere Scarf
Besides the brand’s trench coat, Burberry’s scarf is also a true classic. Featuring minimal branding with gold embroidered “Burberry” lettering, this 100% cashmere long scarf is for men who prefer understated classy style.
Loro Piana is the largest cashmere producer in the world – that speaks volumes about the cashmere quality in their products. The long scarf measures at 186cm long and 48cm wide, with an exclusive Loro Piana “frisson” finish that gives sheen to the fabric and add luminosity to the colour.
Vegetable-tanned Mansur Gavriel Leather Cardholder is made to age gracefully. Its minimalist design and luminous tan color makes it a classy piece that goes with any outfit and suitable for any age range.
Dressing The Man: Mastering The Art Of Permanent Fashion
As fashion mogul Yves Saint-Laurent once said, “fashion fades, style is forever” – Dressing The Man: Mastering The Art Of Permanent Fashion by menswear critic Alan Flusser is all about helping you to build a timeless wardrobe that defies trends. This is one of the most important books about menswear.
In a world where “more is more” and people taking pride in looking busy and striving to become overachievers, this book is the perfect wake-up call for those who’re seeking a way out of the unfulfilling vicious cycle.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less isn’t a book about time management that helps you get more done in less time. It is a book that helps you get the most important done, and do away the trivial.
Need to declutter your life? This is the book you need.
If the original model is too big for my liking, this pare down “Mini” version is a good option. Spotting the classic red of Swiss Army Knife, it comes with 18 functions and can easily slips into your pocket.
Bodum Chambord is a favourite brand among coffee connoisseurs. Its pratical everyday French press, the Bodum Chambord Locking Lid French Press is a wise investment given its material and classic style.
The stainless steel device comes with heat-resistant handle and its dishwasher safe. The “locking lid” is the new design that prevents spilling and offer better temperature control.
While fountain pen might be a little inconvenient for today’s world, a great quality ballpoint pen is still an important daily item in the digital world.
Montblanc M Ballpoint Pen
Montblanc M Ballpoint Pen was designed by famed designer Mr Marc Newson as part of the Montblanc M collection. Even if you’re not going to use it everyday, this writing instrument is worth keeping given its origin.
The minimalist pen is made of black precious resin and comes with a magnetic cap-closing mechanism.
INVENTERY is an independent design house specialises in minimalist high-quality writing instruments.
The INVENTERY Brass Mechanical Pen is no exception – the beautiful unibody pen is made of a single piece of brass (that also explains its 58grams weight) with smooth-clicking all-brass click mechanism that’s almost silent. Each pen has a unique serial number.
If you were to ask me what’s the most iconic bracelet in the world of luxury, I’ll tell you it’s Cartier Love Bracelet without thinking twice. As Cartier classily puts it: it’s a universal symbol of love and commitment.
Created in 1969, the unisex Cartier Love Bracelet truly reflects the concept of committed love – the luxury band is made up of 2 “C” halves that are fastened with 2 screws, which must be opened or fastened with a screwdriver. (“I’m stuck on you” unless you have a screwdriver!)