Not to rush you but Christmas is coming, it's almost the beginning of December! Where has this year gone? I'm not one to get stressed at this time of year because quite honestly it is my favourite time of year! I love finding gifts for the special people in my life, whether it's something small for a girlfriend or something really special for my partner. I love the hunt and planning each gift out, but that's just me! If you are less organized or inspired this Christmas season to get something for that special guy in your life I've put together a little gift guide to make it a bit easier. There's something for everyone, so scroll down below to have a closer look.
Sneakers are everywhere at the moment. This goes for men's fashion too. Adidas has gone back in time and brought out some vintage looking shoes. This pair above, the Gazelle are a fan favourite. They come in numerous colours but I love this green suede shade with the black leather accents. This pair of sneakers are perfect for everything, you can dress them up or down, depending on your day.
I think it's fair to say that most people expect socks for Christmas. They're the type of present you rarely buy yourself so if you're stuck on a simple gift for a man in your life I say get him socks. Not the most exciting gift I know, but if you go for a fun, trendy pattern or Christmas ones they can be fun! This 3 pack from American Eagle is perfect, their socks are great and they've got loads to choose from.
Camp Brand Goods is a company out of the Canadian Rockies. If you're looking for a unique gift this year, why not support a Canadian brand like this one. Their aim is to deliver high quality fleece and casual wear that reflect their lifestyle of enjoying the outdoors. They have a wide variety of men's and women's tees and sweatshirts, all unique and comfy. If you have a guy in your life that likes to be comfy (who doesn't?) then you should definitely consider Camp Brand Goods for your gift!
This time of year can be difficult for shopping, especially when it comes to buying things online. I believe it's better to know where your purchases are coming from and made, that's why Province of Canada is such a great brand. A brand that is all about Canada, it represents the lifestyle and culture of Canada and is actually made in Canada. The brand is all about luxury and quality, while remaining true to it's Canadian roots of casual and cozy. This toque is a great gift for one of the men in your life, whether it be your partner, your best friend or your dad. That's what is so great about this brand, it works for everyone.
If you're unsure of what to get a guy in your life why not go for the easy and almost always welcome option, booze? Cowichan Gin is made with alcohol from BC fruit and aged over three years in stainless steel tanks to soften the finish. It features over twenty plants from the Cowichan Valley, you can't get much more local than that. Grab a bottle of this next time your at Merridale Cidery, even to keep as an extra gift just in case or as a gift to yourself!
We all know that this time of year means lots of food, drink and not much exercise. Everyone starts the new year off with lots of resolutions, so why not help someone out with this yoga mat? I find that this time of year on Vancouver Island can get especially dreary and to keep my energy levels up I have been going to yoga more and more. Even if the man you're planning on giving this to doesn't like yoga classes, he can use it at home for yoga, workouts or stretching.
I hope that this gift guide gave you some inspiration for both your own personal wishlist as well as those guys or girls you have left to buy for. I'm not going to remind you how many shopping days are left until Christmas because that's just plain mean. However, remember that this time of year is more than just gifts, remember to spend time with your loved ones too!