With Christmas only a week and a day away, time is not on your side to find him perfect holiday gift. Sure, you can still hit up the local department store for another unoriginal or unnecessary surprise, but that’s not going to score you any Brownie points.
As you’re frantically thinking of what to get, keep in mind that timeless fashion never goes out of style, and neither does Zappos' free one-business day shipping. This year I’d recommend bypassing the expensive razor and lavender shaving cream set and opt for one of these well-polished styles below. After all, the goal is to make him think you’ve put in more thought than you actually did.
Monkstrap loafers are an exceptional addition to any man’s shoe collection. Laces are widely used across the industry, so this style is a welcome surprise. The Valor and Renew, above, are made of smooth supple leather and offer a bit of lift with a padded insole and stacked heel. From the home to the office, these oxfords add a little extra polish to his refined dress.
If you want to strike the right balance between dressy and casual, an ankle boot for him is the superior option. He’ll love the nontraditional grey and navy suede of the Hestonn and Dabney, respectively, as well as the contrast stitching for added dimension. Jeans, khakis and colored denim make for a great pairing with these boots.
Go over the ankle with the Bryce Zip or Sebago Wing Tip boots. Both of these designs incorporate rustic charm with rugged appeal, and can be worn long after the fall and winter months subside. Despite their unorthodox outer styles, their comfort and durability is truly second to none.
Leave behind the ugly snowman tie and opt for one of these fun accessories instead. A man never looked more handsome when wearing a colorblock wool scarf. Other stocking stuffer ideas include assorted socks and stitched deerskin gloves, just so he knows you care.