The Wishlist: 15 Best Gifts for the Dapper Man

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Every man has attempted to channel one of his personal style icons at one point or another — it’s in our nature. Whether it’s timeless leather jackets, edgy boots, or grooming yourself to exhaustion, there’s no shame in trying to take a page out of the endless wheelhouse that is the fashion world. With that in mind, this guide goes out to those who haven’t been doing everything possible to keep up with the latest trends, as we’ve compiled 15 style gifts for the dapper man in your life.

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Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket

Billy Reid’s Theo Shirt Jacket is as versatile, sustainable, and, above all else, effortlessly cool. The brand uses comfortemp’s signature air fill composed of recycled polyester, deeming it the perfect choice for eco-conscious buyers who don’t mind dressing up or down based on wherever the night is going.

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Buck mason white curved hem tee

There’s no room for error with a plain white shirt, which is why Buck Mason figured it was only right to perfect the closet essential. The brand’s top-selling tee is crafted of uber-soft Pima cotton and rounded out with a stylish curved hem perfect for seasonal layering.

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humanrace humidifying body cream

As one of the few trustworthy celebrity-owned brands, Humanrace’s products are only here to help. Its toxin-free, vegan body humidifying cream isn’t something many grooming brands have to offer, and it’s sure to keep skin feeling smooth and hydrated with each use.

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Le labo beard oil

As you know, Le Labo is adept at far more than concocting heady fragrances, and this plant-based, skin-friendly beard oil delivers a smooth feel with a lingering, signature scent of violet and tonka bean.

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beams plus wool watch hat

A good beanie goes a long way, and this plush option from Beams Plus is sewn from nothing but premium wool for equally premium warmth and softness.

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bevel men’s shave kit

Considering yourself a dapper man and properly maintaining your facial hair go hand in hand, which is why you should hand this versatile shave kit over to the constant groomer in your life. Bevel is one of the grooming space’s leaders, and it never hurts to shine a light on black-owned businesses.

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aesop bathroom essentials bundle

As you’ve realized, grooming products are not hard to come by, but the cream of the crop is hard to pin down. Luckily, brands like Aesop make gifting an easy task with its convenient bundles, and this one features a trio of bathroom essentials using its typical blend of fresh-smelling ingredients.

winter fragrances

Scents change with the season, as made clear by the smell of pumpkin in every coffee shop you walk into nowadays. As a result, it’s only suitable that personal fragrances also co-exist with the time of year, and any pick from this warm trio is bound to do the trick.

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royal oak: from iconoclast to icon

When it comes to watches that speak for themselves, few examples can stand up to the Royal Oak. Serving as an icon in the scene, the history of AP’s beloved timepiece could fill up a book — a very giftable 292-page one, at that.

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rrl slim fit selvedge denim jeans

The best gifts are the ones that last, and these rugged selvedge jeans are a testament to Americana that will never go out of style. Ralph Lauren’s consistent Western-inspired label garners inspiration from the ’40s for virtually ageless pants fit for any guy who appreciates denim.

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persol 714sm Sunglasses

Serving as the benchmark for high-quality sunglasses, a pair of Persols is always built to last. That said, the Italian brand’s iconic Steve McQueen-inspired foldable frames are too cool to ignore — much like the man behind the shades, himself.

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rapport London heritage eight watch box

Keeping your timepieces organized is no easy task, but an elegant watch box will at least make it a bit easier. This gorgeous, ocean blue-colored wooden box is courtesy of Rapport London and has a lock and key to keep your giftee’s valuables safe and sound.

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Billy reid racer jacket

Billy Reid’s Racer Jacket defines dapper to a tee. The tailored piece is cut and sewn from enviously smooth calfskin leather, deeming it an integral piece that every man should have on hand year-round. 

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saint laurent wyatt harness boots

Fusing runway chic, Western style, and a touch of edginess, Saint Laurent’s Wyatt Harness boots are some of the fashion world’s most iconic (recent) silhouettes and its full-on calfskin composition only assists in making them a premium gift.

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hamilton American classic intra-magic

There’s no better way to close out this list than with a good watch, and this vintage-inspired timepiece from Hamilton has a gorgeous blue-and-white panda dial to help your giftee channel his sense of old-school style.