DECEMBER 13, 2019

On his wish list

BY JACQUE DE BORJA

The key is to give them something with purpose.

Let’s admit it, it’s not always easy to buy the perfect present—especially for the men in our lives. It’s either they already have what you want to give, say that they don’t need anything, or worse, not like your present at all.

To help navigate through your Christmas shopping list and assure gifting success for arguably the harder sex to give gifts to, we list down presents that the guys would surely love—money back guaranteed.

Cue the nervous laugh.

Your dad

For the most special man in your life (who probably is the most selfless), give him a something that will let him enjoy the daily task of… shaving! Not only will he enjoy a little self-care, but also reap benefits of good skin in the process. I mean, it’s either this set or an expensive watch, amirite?

Your boyfriend

Whether he’s the type to collect sneakers or someone minimalist and sticks to a uniform, he will love this simple pair of Caminos from Harlan + Holden in Dark Grey.

He can wear it on casual dates, at work, and even when you guys travel. The best part is that he won’t have a hard time incorporating this into his shoe arsenal.

Your office buddy

It can get stressful in the office, so why don’t you get your officemate-slash-buddy a little something to tinker with when it gets a little tense? These Ugears U-Fidget Ships will do the trick.

Building these in the comfort of his desk can help him organize his thoughts, relieve his stress, and get that much-needed mental reset. Plus, it can serve as decoration too!

Your brother or cousin

Gift your brother or your cousin a nice shirt they can wear through the holidays and beyond! They’ll appreciate this classic addition to their rotation of cotton tees and polos – and since this came from you, they’re confident because it has your sartorial approval!

Striped stretch shirt in White and Navy from Zara, P2,495, Glorietta 3

Your BFF (or your barkada)

You’ve known each other for years and have been through the funniest and dumbest moments together. Long friendships call for something personalized to give your closest guy friends!

Go for a personalized scent from Scentsmith Perfumery—go choose the best one that reminds you of him and have his name printed on the label. And you’re sure to let him start the year smelling so, so good!

Scentsmith Perfumery Unisex scent in 302 Pepper Gauiacwood, Greenbelt 5

Your business contacts

To thank him for the (busy!) year that was, send your client or business partner a bottle of wine for the holidays. It’s fool-proof and he will surely enjoy it anytime he wants or needs to.

Wine from Marks & Spencer, Bonifacio High Street – Central