I know, I know, I already went back on my promise of posting once a day but I do have an excuse! As it gets closer to Christmas, the party invitations pile up and quite a few of them require me to bring food along with myself so I've been spending the last couple of days baking up a storm of cupcakes. As one batch finishes, the next one begins! I've also learnt how to make an awesome meringue and will definitely do a post on the cupcakes that I made for this weekend. I hope that everyone has had an amazing week and is looking forward to a relaxing winter weekend. To all those other Ottawans out there, stay safe in the winter storm this weekend and make sure to dress warmly!
1.Nuptse 2 Vest - The North Face | $170.00
Don't be fooled by how fluffy this vest looks. It's filled with down to keep you warm so it's literally a feather weight. If he can't seem to give up his peacoat for something down, a down vest is the way to go in order to stay warm but fashionable. The feathers allow the vest to be easily compressed so that it doesn't remain thick underneath the jacket. I know a lot of guys who also wear a vest as an extra layer underneath their winter coats when skiing or snowboarding for that extra layer of warmth as well.
2. Alexander Wang urbeats - Beats By Dre | $149.95
I'm already a huge fan of both Beats By Dre headphones and ear phones and Alexander Wang, so when this designer collaboration was introduced I was hooked! The black and gold color scheme of this pair of earphones is so sleek while delivering solid bass lines with every track. If your man is a style feen, definitely pick him up a pair of these headphones for Christmas!
3. Edged Money Clip - Jack Spade | $105.17
I know quite a few guys that wouldn't carry a wallet if they didn't have to. But everyone needs at least one form of ID along with their debit card, credit card and some pieces of cash right? A money clip is a great problem solver for this. Last year I picked up my S/O a great Fossil wallet that had a money clip attached to the side of it and he absolutely loved it! If your man wants to forfeit the extra weight of a wallet, this is a great alternative.
4. Black Aviator Twill Men's Utility Boot - TOMS | $130.00
I liked how rugged these boots looked with the distressed leather and twill textures mixed together. I also think that along with gifting your man a fantastic pair of boots, it's great to be able to give back at the same time.If you aren't familiar with TOMS, each pair of shoes that they sell, they donate a pair to a child in need. So why not do some giving this Christmas season and help out a child that doesn't have the proper funding for footwear!
5. Slim Thomas Mason Archive 1924 Tartan - J. Crew | $168.00
Plaid shirts are a stable in a guy's closet as they can easily be dressed up or down depending on what the occasion calls for. You can easily find any red-based plaid shirt in stores nowadays so I enjoyed how J. Crew was able to incorporate green into the pattern without it being over the top Christmas-themed.
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