Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Refined Man {from Wes}

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Gifts for Refined Man

The holiday season notoriously sneaks up on us each year. Make your gift giving or receiving easier this year with the following gift ideas for the refined man in your life. While these are all picks that I would love to see under my tree, they will also make gift giving a success for those men with a taste for sophistication. To make this list even better, there are gift ideas for any budget.

1. LACOSTE Rouge ($60)
A perfect scent for the winter, Rouge blends together three spices to create a scent that includes hints of Madagascan black pepper, Indian ginger, and Guatemalan cardamom. This fragrance is masculine and zesty at the same time, perfect for the season. Available at Lacoste.

2. Tumi Ballistic Snap Case for the iPad ($95)

Available in array of colors, the iPad cover is the perfect gift for the man on the go. The modern man always wants to be connected and is never without his iPad. This case from Tumi comes in an array of colors choices as well as fabrics. Available at Tumi.

3. The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave ($60)

This shaving kit is perfect for initiation into the society that is expert grooming. It includes everything needed for an outstanding shave: pre-shave oil, shaving cream, genuine badger hair shaving brush, and after-shave balm. Available in an array of scents via The Art of Shaving.

4. Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut ($79.99)

A leader in Champagne, the century old maison of Veuve Clicquot makes the perfect gift for the man hosting all those holiday parties. Champagne is perfect for the season, and this brut offers initially notes of fruit followed by hints of vanilla. Available at Wine.com.

5. Silk Pocket Square by Brooks Brothers ($40)

The pocket square is truly classic and can match any suit with its availability in an array of color choices. The pocket square is perfect for the corporate man or the man who enjoys a refined look while having an evening out. Available at Brooks Brothers.

6. TODS Gommino Suede Driving Mocassin ($445)

Nothing is as easy an effortless as the driving mocassin. The classic Gommino driving mocassin by TODS is perfect for the man who enjoys the luxury of Italian craftsmanship and quality. With over 10 color choices, you will be sure to find the perfect match. Available via TODS.

7. C. Jere Sailboat ($1295)

Curtis Jere is regarded for his trendy metal sculptures. The sailboat brings a touch of old world charm mixed with modernity of the metal. This sculpture would make the perfect addition to any man’s library or home office and will be sure to be a discussion piece. Available from Jonathan Adler.

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About Wes Holland

Wes Holland is a business student in NYC, pursuing degrees in finance and marketing with a minor in French. Wes is busy running around NYC not just as a business student, but as a buying intern for Ralph Lauren, PR Director for HAZE Magazine and as a men's lifestyle writer for Skimbaco Lifestyle. You can read more about Wes on his blog Life Through Preppy Glasses and connect with him on Twitter @Wes_Holland

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