The Wishlist: 20 Best Gifts for the Dapper Man

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Tailored suits, handsome timepieces, and a clean shave are a trio of things that come to mind upon hearing the term “dapper,” but there is far more to it than that. The “dapper man” is an extremely particular person to shop for, especially in the colder months. More often than not, their tastes can be very specific and particular, focusing on certain brands and styles. Lucky for you, we have high standards too, as this guide looks to provide you with an exquisite array of gifts that are sure to keep the dapper man in your life at his sprucest.

Moose Knuckles Forestville Jacket

The Canadian-bred brand’s Forestville Jacket is undoubtedly one of this winter’s necessities. Boasting a detachable shearling-lined hood, rib-knit storm cuffs, and a bevy of pockets, the down-insulated piece will make for a seamless addition to anyone’s closet.

Purchase: $1,045

Otter Wax Leather Care Kit

Kicking off the list is some ideal leather cleaner from the trusty mammals over at Otter Wax. Capable of cleaning leather in any form, you must have a friend whose scuffed drivers could use some buffing.

Purchase: $40

Le Labo CALONE 17 Candle

The luxury fragrance brand’s light and breezy candle will turn any room into a beach resort when the winter months start looking a bit too harsh.

Purchase: $68

Holden Cashmere Cuff Beanie

Are there any materials more alluring to hear featured in a garment than cashmere? The warm and ultra-soft textile can’t be beat, and this beanie from Holden puts it to good use.

Purchase: $95

Hard Graft BIC Lighter Cover Duet

Getting a lighter taken from you is truly one of the biggest irritants around, and this pair of leather lighter covers are sure to remind any carrier to retrieve it.

Purchase: $110

Aesop Geranium Leaf Duet

A couplet of the best, most versatile skincare products on the market. With few brands as trustworthy as the all-natural advocates at Aesop, there are few other places to look in this space.

Purchase: $125

Tom Ford 002 Book

The iconic Tom Ford coffee table book came to prominence in 2004, as it became one of the more ubiquitous fashion collages in history. Seventeen years later, its second rendition looks to dive into another side of one of the most renowned fashion houses in the world.

Purchase: $135

Supply Single Edge Starter Kit

Similar to Aesop, Supply is another luxury brand that not only cares about how you look, but the materials that go into making it happen as well. This array of shaving tools will fit anyone’s grooming needs.

Purchase: $135

Want Les Essentiels Kennedy Leather Money Clip Wallet

Crafted from a durable duo of Italian and French leather, this lightweight money clip is sleek enough to hold your friends over on days when a regular wallet seems like too much or Apple Wallet just isn’t enough.

Purchase: $150

Todd Snyder Anderson’s Leather Woven Stretch Belt

Everyone needs an equally good-looking belt to hold up their stylish pair of trousers, and Todd Snyder provides just that with this subtle piece crafted from some of the finest leather around.

Purchase: $160

Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater

This classy cardigan is sure to last any of your peers through a handful of holiday parties. Made from organic cotton, Taylor Stitch delivers on a textured sweater that’ll make sure to keep style and warmth intertwined.

Purchase: $168

Billy Reid Dover Sweatshirt

The subtlest touch of leather on the Alabama brand’s crewneck can be used to make the most dapper of men happy… or jolly — come on, it’s the holidays!

Purchase: $198

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Fragrance

Tom Ford has a plethora of scents to appease many different palettes, Tobacco Vanille being one of their hardest options to pass up. With notes of tobacco leaf, vanilla, and ginger, this heady option is far too alluring.

Purchase: $250

A.P.C. Samuel Merino Wool Cardigan

No dapper man’s closet is complete without a comfortable cardigan, and the Parisian garment house is adept at providing just that.

Purchase: $265

Todd Snyder Japanese Flannel Lined Welder Pant

Todd Snyder’s quality garments garner a second appearance on this list, with these flannel-lined, knee-padded welder pants ensuring warmth, style, and longevity.

Purchase: $328

Monopoly Shinola Edition

One thing is for certain and it is that Shinola knows the definition of dapper as well as anybody. Though not necessarily a garment or grooming tool, this classy game will surely spark some conversation at the holiday party.

Purchase: $395

Common Projects Suede Chelsea Boots

These suede-crafted Chelsea boots are a great addition to anybody’s closet. Needless to say, we are big fans of Common Projects, and it’s safe to assume your closest friend who considers himself a dapper man feels the same.

Purchase: $525

Persol Round-Frame Gold-Tone Sunglasses

Persol is a staple brand in the world of stylish frames, and they surely don’t disappoint with this minimalist, classy pair. The sun doesn’t go away in the winter, you know.

Purchase: $530

Buck Mason Rambler Suede Moto Jacket

Whether they’re a rider or not, everyone on your list is sure to appreciate this beautiful suede moto jacket from the menswear masters at Buck Mason.

Purchase: $595

SEIKO Prospex ‘Alpinist’ SPB121

With a sunburst green dial featuring gilt accents, 200m water resistance, and a sapphire crystal, the latest iteration of Seiko’s iconic mountaineering watch blends high style with outdoor-ready ruggedness.

Purchase: $725


KILLSPENCER makes some of the most beautiful and well-crafted leather goods around, and the WEEKNDER 3.0 is one of their most impressive offerings. This handsome leather duffle is fit to last a lifetime, too.

Purchase: $800

The 15 Best Chelsea Boots for Men

There are very few things that fall in line with the dapper man’s style as well as a new pair of Chelsea boots. While we did offer one pair on the list, this guide will direct you to a wide array of the classic silhouette that are sure to please whoever’s on your list.