Gifts Every Man Would Want For the Holidays

It’s that time of year when you have to get creative and find something other than cash and gift cards to give for the holidays. It’s tough! It probably seems like some of your friends and family have everything, what else could they want? For guys, it can be even harder because once you have a cocktail kit, cufflinks, and tie collection, you don’t know what else to get.

We’re here to help you this holiday season! We put together this guy guide to give you some inspiration. From subscription boxes to the kitchen to kits to clothing. There’s going to be something in here for the guys in your life. We did the research, now just scroll through and see what catches your eye.

Eating

Jerkygrams
The best package you’ll get in the mail all month! Jerkygrams are boxes of jerky shipped to your door. There are tons of options like booze-infused jerky and exotic meats.

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Hot Sauce Making Kit
If your friend is a hot sauce fanatic, let him try making his very own with this kit.

Bacon Lovers Feast Gift Basket
The best meats all in one basket, who wouldn’t want this?
$39.95

Drinking

Personalized Whiskey Barrel
Whiskey lovers rejoice! Any guy who likes his drink strong will love one of these barrels.
$85-$200

Micro Brewed Kit
Make your own micro brew at home! Perfect for the beer lover.
$74.99

Neighborwoods Map Coasters
These coasters are perfect for those that love drinking, great design, and travel.
$36

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Beer Cap States
No art on the walls? Well they will want to put up one of these states that allows you to display your beer cap collection, kind of like those quarter maps.
$35

Sports

College Barware Crate
Combine your guy’s love of college sports with drinking. There are also options for NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL.
$79.99

The Golfer’s Crate
A literal crate full of a golfer’s favorite things like sunflower seeds, Caddyshack, golf head cover, and more.
$99.99

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Tackle Subscription Box
Fisherman love one thing other than catching fish…getting more tackle!
$15

Portable Table Tennis Set
Great for the competitive guy who’s always looking for the next challenge>
$39.95

Style

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Duck Feather Bowties
At our showroom on Fifth Avenue South in Naples, we have a wide variety of accessories including one of our favorites: Duck Feather Bowties!

Working Man’s Hygiene Kit
Guys who don’t want to be seen using hand lotion will enjoy this guy-focused personal care kit with soap, lotion, oil, lip balm, and more.
$50

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The Best Christmas Presents for Men

As a guy, we know just what we want for Christmas, and usually we will let others know what we want. But sometimes you have that friend and they don’t even know what they want, or just say “Oh, you don’t need to get me anything” which is code for “You should get me something”.

So what do you get for that guy who won’t drop any hints? Don’t go trudging through the store aisles or pop into every place at the mall, browsing until you find that perfect thing (does that strategy ever work anyways?). Instead, we’re going to list the best products that any guy would be happy to receive as a gift this Christmas season. Let’s get into it!

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Komono Winston Watch
$89.95
These are sleek, minimal, and come in tons of colors and designs.

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AeroPress
$32.90
It may look simple, but you shouldn’t need a huge machine to make great coffee. This little baby will make the best cup you’ve ever had.

Trunk Club Gift Card
Varying prices
Do you have that friend who seems to always wear the same thing? Get him a Trunk Club gift card to level up his wardrobe.

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Harry’s Winston Chrome Set
$30
Set up your boyfriend or best bro with the best grooming kit out there.

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Shot Glasses & Carrying Case
$18
If you guys love camping as much as you love drinking, you need to get these.

knife kit

Scrimshaw Knife Kit
$45
With this kit, you can etch into this knife, creating a unique pocketknife all your own.

gin kit

Homemade Gin Kit
$48
Everyone has that friend who keeps talking about wanting to make their own alcohol or homebrew some beer. Get him this kit and see what comes out of it.

tablet case

Mod Tablet 2 Mini- Executive
$254.98
This stylish tablet case is for the businessman, or the guy who pretends to be one but is just an intern.

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Carry On Cocktail- Old Fashioned
$24
You know, for those long flights where you can’t go without a stiff drink.

skin care kit

Traveler’s Skin Care Kit
$35.98
Now there’s no excuse not to have awesome skin.

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The Stash Notebook 5.5” x 9”
$44.98
For those guys who want a notebook that makes people go “woah”.

Great Gifts for Groomsmen

If you plan to get married, you’ll need a new suit. Apart from that, your groomsmen will need suits as well! It’s important not to forget about them, as most times you will notice the groom and groomsmen matching. Once you pick your style and color, all you need is for each guy to get fitted for the big day.

Now that each groomsman is dressed to the nines, you’ll want to give him a little something for coming out and being part of your wedding. Gifts for groomsmen can be as simple as a gift card or elaborate like a custom cigar case. It’s important to figure out what they all will like and use. We’ve got some ideas if you’re stuck in a rut, or are too busy trying to figure out where to seat your family members during the rehearsal dinner.

Groomsmen Gifts

Tie Clip
Not every guy has a nice tie clip. Get these custom engraved with their initials to make it extra special.

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Money Clip
Everyone has money! A custom money clip for each groomsmen is a special gift they can use daily.

Shaving Kit
If your friends are bearded, or enjoy the art of shaving, you’ll want to get them a nice shaving kit. It should include the razor, brush, and soap.

Flask
If all your buddies enjoy the finer liquors and spirits, get them a custom flask with their name on it.

Pocketknife
Even if your friends aren’t outdoorsmen, no guy can resist a shiny blade with their initials on it.

Poker Set
This is a fun gift that the guys can use and play together, and take home to use with their own friends and family. Don’t be surprised if you start having weekly poker nights!

Personalized Cufflinks
Not everyone wants to go out and spend hard cash on cufflinks. They’re a great gift that the guys can wear on the wedding day. Get a unique cufflink for each. Maybe a gear cufflink for the automotive junkie, and a football helmet for your fantasy football buddy.

Whiskey Stones
If you know the guys like to down a few drinks after work, grab them some whiskey stones. These stones will keep your spirit chilled to the perfect temperature without diluting them.

Beer Soap Set
This is a unique gift for the beer connoisseur in the group. It’s a pack of 6 beer soaps of different scents like chocolate stout.

Men’s Gift Ideas at Joseph’s!

Men can be hard to shop for. The scramble for a good men’s gift around the holidays can often leave a gift giver stumped, and a gift receiver disappointed.  At Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we are the answer to your gift buying dilemma! We have one-of-a-kind men’s clothing and accessories!

Is the man you know a wine drinker? We have a beautiful line of wine glasses from Bottega del Vino Crystal. Each crystal glass is handmade. Come in to see the entire collection!

glassHow about something for a man who enjoys some color in his wardrobe? Our socks are unique, and add just a little pop to any wardrobe.

socksAnother colorful clothing item we carry are rubber belts. These are great for a more casual and fun look.

beltsOur ties come in a wide range of colors and patterns, so you’re sure to find just what you need for every outfit, occasion, and personality.

tiesWe also have a lovely collection of cufflinks. These cufflinks are handmade in New York, and are completely one-of-a-kind.

linksOur shoes are stylish, comfortable, and unique! We carry a range of styles and colors to go with any look.

shoesGive the ultimate gift of a piece of custom clothing! With clothing made just for you, you’ll never have to worry about fit, comfort, or style again!

suitsWe have many more accessories and styles. Stop in our showrooms in Naples, FL and Huntington, NY to get the full custom experience!

Luxury Edition

Just in time for the holiday season, what has been one of the best compliments to our bespoke suits for many years: Tino Cosma ties!  Characterized by high-quality silk and a perfect manufacturing process, the Luxury Edition is limited, handmade and a perfect gift for the man who appreciates exceptional quality.  These are, by far, the most fashionable stocking stuffers we can think of.

Why are we obsessed with these ties?  Because they are understated luxury at its finest.  The Luxury Edition is a collection of silk ties woven in sixteen & eight-ply (if you don’t know what it is, the best way to describe ply is that they are the individual strands that are woven together to make a strand of yarn). The unusually high thread count adds to the exceptional richness and the invaluable high quality of the fabric.  We are thinking double Windsor knots all the way with these.  And with this Luxury Edition, the buyer can easily see the red thread that is sewn along the back of the tie, as well as a gold medallion fixed on the back; always a nice touch.  Tino Cosma goes even further to acknowledge the craftsmanship of the person who handmade that particular tie.  So don’t forget, when you buy your Tino Cosma Luxury Edition from Joseph’s, be sure to take a look at the tag on the back and thank Mrs. Fiorella, or whomever that person may be, for their handiwork.

The new Tino Cosma Collection interprets the very essence of “made in Italy.” Tino Cosma is the expression of tradition, the innovator of impeccable elegance, quality and detail.  The precious fabrics and exclusive designs have been Tino Cosma marks of distinction and Italian luxury since 1946.

The story of the Tino Cosma Company began in 1946 in a workshop in Motta di Livenza, where the founder Vittorio Cosma laid the creative groundwork for the future.  In 1969, Tino Cosma launched his first innovative collection of ties and implemented the transformation of his quaint space from workshop into fashion industry.  The Tino Cosma label started growing in reputation and spread worldwide quickly.  In the ’80s, the company’s great successes in America allows the opening of the Fifth Avenue boutique in New York City.  Tino Cosma ties are today retailed all over the world to men of style.  These men know the quality tie that Tino Cosma produces, and this is why when their Fifth Avenue boutique closed not so long ago, the company knew they would have to find a retailer who embodied their same work ethic when it came to the products they produced.  This is where we come in.

Joseph’s has been carrying Tino Cosma neckwear since the Spring of 2010, and so far, it has proven to be a great pairing.  Symbols of style and quality, handmade with precious silks in exclusive designs, they help to spread “made in Italy” worldwide.

Here are some of our favorite Tino Cosma neckwear that are currently in our Fall/Winter collection.  They make great stocking stuffers and gifts to any sophisticated father, brother, friend, boyfriend, fiancée, husband or grandfather that may be in your life.

Gifts For Him

And now for how the other half lives…

Following up from our latest blog, where we spoke about what would make the woman in our lives happy this holiday season, we thought it would be only right to discuss what might be at the top of your Christmas lists, guys.  You likely always want the best, the coolest, the latest, the most updated version of whatever it is you are going to buy or get.  And, let’s be honest, guys everywhere will always be big suckers for toys of one sort or another.

Everyone channels that childhood need to get the newest toy Tonka truck in a different way once they’re all grown up.  …Or they just still want a Tonka truck, of sorts.  Only bigger.  Like maybe this beauty over to the left!  Some features include panels from lightly worn vintage Broncos, axles from a military supplier, and a 420 horsepower V-8 engine. Cool stuff. Iconic Bronco, Barbie not included.  But priced at a cool $155,000, most of us might not find it under our Christmas tree.  So here is our top most realistic gift guide for him:

Bespoke suits!

Of course this will be at the top of our list, what did you expect?  And even if you don’t want to go as far as getting a full suit, get him bespoke anything!  Most men would love to have some bespoke garment in their closet, whether it’s a suit, a shirt, or even a bespoke tie and matching pocket square.  Anything bespoke is an investment in one’s appearance and a true pleasure for any man to have. Find a Super 210 wool suit under the tree?  Then Santa has never been nicer to you!

How about some high style cold weather pieces to keep dry and warm during the cold months ahead?  Shoveling snow is a fate that sometimes almost every man must endure.  May we suggest these Hunters to make the experience more tolerable for him?  The same revered Hunter fit and comfort, molded in vulcanized rubber with a combat style and quick-dry nylon lining.  Stylish, but functional.

And while the men are all out in the cold shoveling, someone might be trying to get a hold of them.  Don’t worry, they won’t freeze their fingers in the cold answering their phone, just keep gloves on them at all times while they pull out their little, digital best friend.  How?  In these gloves!  Echo three-way touch screen tech gloves.  Keep your hands warm and text at the same time!  All the while, of course, looking fantastic.

Is your man into music? How about these excellent high-quality earphones?  Nocs NS400 earphones, equipped with amazing dynamic sound in a cheap, compact passage.

Now the ideas are coming fast and furious!  How about shatter-proof glassware for the action hero in your life that still wants his pad to look like it belongs to James Bond?  Check out Zwiesel Kristallglas’ products.

Or perhaps the best of the best camera?  The Canon PowerShot SX20IS fits the bill, coming in at under $600, but with every possible feature you can think of in a digital camera.

How about that man in your life that fancies himself a samurai warrior?  …But fights most of his battles in the kitchen?  Try out Bob Kramer knives by Zwilling.  You can get them at Sur la Table starting at an absurdly cheap $140.

Have an athlete in your life?  He’ll love this Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS watch, available for around $300.

Moving past things you put in wrapping paper, what about the adventurous guy who loves to experience new things rather than receiving something wrapped in a bow?  Take a look at these two sites.  The first is for an authentic English shooting experience right here in the NYC area: Hudson Farm.  And the latter presents a variety of fun activities for him to do alone or together with you, from hang gliding over the Hudson Valley to a New York craft beer crawl tour.

And finally, for your rabid sports fan man, anything that has to do with his favorite sports team is always a winning ticket.  Tickets to a game, if you can get them, clothing memorabilia, or, if you can get it, an autographed football or baseball or jersey, what have you, by his favorite player!  Go a step further by wrapping it up in a nice glass display box  Might be a little hard to get, but they are surprisingly inexpensive while being worth millions in his mind and heart.  Just make sure you get it from the right team if sports isn’t your thing!  In some circles, that would be an insult graver than insulting his mother!

So, we’ve drowned you in ideas here, but we’re sure whatever kind of man you’re buying for, one of our ideas will make his holiday season a memorable one!  And remember, if it comes from your heart and because you were thinking of him, it will be special no matter what.

Gifts For Her

Recently, one of our clothiers was asked by her boyfriend what she might like as a gift for this holiday season.  Now, we know that men and women are different and think differently, but this should never be rocket science.  Men can get really deep and creative about what to gift her, especially with Christmas around the corner.  But the “classics” any woman will appreciate are always there.  Don’t over-think it!

Designer handbags or wallets, cashmere gloves or scarves and designer shoes are just some of the amazing gifts that any girl will love. One of our favorites (and definitely that of some women out there), is Christian Louboutin shoes…  Want to earn some bonus points for next year?  Louboutin himself comes to Bergdorf Goodman in New York a number of times per year.  Track him down when he’s there so he can autograph those beautiful red soles for her.

Don’t want to go the designer route?  Women also love high-tech stuff.  Perhaps not as much as men do across the board, but there are ways to make those gadgets “Hers,” too.  You can make an iPad really special by engraving it with something personal.  Check out their engraving gallery to spur some cool ideas.

Are these ideas still not for your girl?  There’s always spa treatments.  There isn’t a woman out there who wouldn’t like a day of pampering!  You can even go a step further and buy a couples massage.

A beautiful gift and quality time with your significant other.  She’ll love it!  Plus, an added bonus for yourself!  We’ve also heard of a vitaming personalized IV…  That’s a unique gift,
to put it mildly!  Or get really fancy and find out about the latest facial oxygen booth, or some such.

Of course, if these gifts are not in your holiday budget, one cannot go wrong with a thoughtful gift from the heart.  Try framing one of your favorite pictures of the two of you together, or plan a “surprise” excursion for just the two of you.  What woman would not enjoy a planned romantic picnic in Central Park?  Or you can always have her open an array of small gifts.  Chocolates, jewelry and even lingerie are always fun to unwrap!

So, whether that special woman in your life is the type to swoon over a new pair of shoes or the sort to gush over a poem written by the man she loves, or maybe even the kind of lady who will whip out their Cheesehead or Terrible Towel and watch the game with you, the one thing we will always recommend is to NEVER ask her what she wants.  The element of surprise and the idea that you’ve already thought out what to give her based on all the things you’ve shared together makes the gift, whether lavish or not, that much more special.  Simple math!