Whoa, is Christmas just around the corner already? Even though I have been diligent all year in decluttering my home, I don't try and force a spartan mindset on friends and family during the Holiday Season. If not at Christmas, what other time can one relax a wee bit and ooh and aah over lovely things? I put together a little Gift Guide for Men because, let's face it, men are hard to shop for. At least, I find them hard to shop for especially when considering something other than the standard fare of shirt, tie and socks. I asked Monsieur for his input but he said that he was drawing a blank. Hah! It is a very edited and curated list with a decidedly Canadian slant, just to kickstart your imagination!
First up is a gift set from Acqua Di Parma. Holiday Season is usually the time when fragrance houses bring out their gift sets. While pricey, they can be a better deal than buying everything separately. Monsieur loves Acqua Di Parma. I got him Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza for his birthday which was just in November so this set won't be sitting under the tree for him. This set is $152.00 CDN at Saks.
For those frosty Canadian winters, there is nothing more cozy than a pair of Garneau sheepskin slippers. Best yet, they are a Canadian company. All of their slippers are made by hand in Quebec and come in a large range of colours and styles. The mules are $95 CDN. Monsieur's parents got him a pair of moccasins for his birthday so he and I can attest that they are sublimely soft and comfy.
Speaking of eminently Canadian, of course I have to mention the iconic Hudson's Bay Point Blanket. It comes in a variety of colourways in case the traditional red, yellow, green and black stripe is a bit too log cabin-ish for your suburban man.
If that special man in your life is a foodie, then an apron from The Blunt Roll is just the ticket.
The Blunt Roll is a local Toronto-based shop that specializes in aprons made of denim and leather. The aprons can be rolled and double as a knife roll, hence the name. The original apron, pictured above is $170.00 CDN. Hurrah for supporting local, small businesses!
Lately, I have been seeing a lot of university students walking around in Moose Knuckles coats and jackets. They are a Canadian company that seems to have taken over the winter outerwear scene.
This parka is the Yellowknife Parka $895.00 CDN. Well, I guess if it's good enough for the Millenials, it's good enough for Monsieur.
Oh my, my brain is whirling now! Time to start making lists. Do you find men hard to shop for? Any suggestions? Please let me know!
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