Choosing a holiday gift for the style conscious Washington man can be a daunting task. With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, the race is on to hunt down that ideal gift.
While it’s great to take advantage of the upcoming sales, don’t let your frenzy to find an amazing bargain lead you down the wrong path. Think panache and savoir-faire when selecting presents for the fashion savvy.
Statement pieces to accentuate a wardrobe or grooming and skincare packages are excellent choices this holiday season and should be high on the list. The trick is to aim for things that will enhance your guy’s style and flair.
The Washington metropolitan area has great places to pick up some awesome presents. The good news is that perfect gift can be found in a variety of price points so there is something for everyone.
Hugh and Crye Pocket Squares
Pocket squares are the ultimate finishing touch to a tailored look. Washington favorite, Hugh and Crye has a great selection with the arrival of many new styles just in time for the gift giving season. At $20.00 each, you might not be able to select just one so pick up several. Also check out how you can customize collar stays with their 3-D printer.
Hugh and Crye – 3212 O Street NW, #5, Washington, DC, 20007 (202) 250-3807
Bull and Moose Camo Bow Tie
Bow ties are hot right now and being able to tie a bow tie is a skill every well-dressed man should master. Not only is this camo tie by Bull+Moose handsome and chic, it was meant to be worn to support our servicemembers. This is a quality tie made with a great attention to detail. Upon close examination, each color in the tie was created with a different weave.
The Lucky Knot – 101 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22134 (703) 549-1797
Burberry Touch Screen Gloves
The iconic Burberry plaid is still recognizable in subdued colors. These wool and leather gloves keep the hands warm and toasty but are also touch screen friendly. What sets them apart is these stylish gloves maintain their sleek lines without employing bulky or unsightly technology that often plague other brands.
Burberry – 970 I Street NW, Citycenterdc, Suite #305, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 463-3000
Grooming Lounge Services
Consider gifting a spa day. The Grooming Lounge offers a variety of services with a favorite being, The Hill, which includes a cleansing face treatment and massage therapy. A couple of hours for a facial and massage will have your man feeling renewed. He already looks good so why not help him feel good a well?
Grooming Lounge DC – 1745 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 466-8900
Mani/Pedi from Patsy’s Nail Bar
Patsy’s Nail Bar features the infamous Mancave where patrons can enjoy a beverage while watching their favorite sports on widescreen tvs. Having hands and feet pampered for a few moments in a relaxing atmosphere could become an addictive habit!
$60.00 – $110.00
Patsy’s Nail Bar – 1926 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 (202) 466-2457
Eve Lom Cleanser
Some men prefer to conduct their skin care regime at home. For this guy, Eve Lom’s cleanser is a best bet. The cleanser cleans, tones and exfoliates in one fell swoop. The award winning cleaner would be a welcomed addition under a tree, in a gift bag or stuffed in a stocking.
$50.00 – $135.00
Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie – 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015 (202) 966-9700
Jimmy Choo Shoes
Men can benefit from the designer who has been making women’s feet look fabulous. Jimmy Choo adds large tassels, bows and other treatments to turn the mundane into works of art. These elegant shoes heighten evening wear but also make a night out on the town just as special. The Sloan in Jasper, the Felix with its large bow and the Foxley with its oversized tassels are all top choices.
While the Chevy Chase store location only features women’s styles, the sales reps are more than happy to order your selections directly to the store for you.
$695.00 – $750.00
Jimmy Choo – 5481 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (240) 223-1102
Tumi CFX Indianapolis Slim Brief
For the man that is on the go, the new slim brief from Tumi is a winner. Transforming carbon fiber into this soft sided bag makes this bag both durable and elegant. Lightweight and with a lean profile, this bag still provides ample storage space for all essentials.
1051 H Street NW #208, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 289-5208
Billy Reid Sawyer Peacoat
The hair-on calf leather used for this Billy Reid coat gives the traditional peacoat a bold and updated look. Handmade entirely in the United States, each coat has its own individual look. Perfect for the guy who wants to stand apart from the crowd and not be lost in it.
Billy Reid – 3211 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007 (202) 495-6765