Gift Ideas for Your Special Guy from Nathalie Rees

Shopping for that special guy on your list?  Have no idea what to get him? Do not fret! I’ve put together a list that includes something for every man on your list – from gear for the outdoor adventurer to product for the hockey obsessed Dad to trend forward items for the most dapper gentleman. Scroll down for ideas on the best Holiday gifts for him. 

Gifts for the Outdoor Adventurer 

 

 

  1. Nothing is better than brand new skis especially when all the local Mountains are experiencing so much snowfall.  This ski is perfect for the strong to intermediate skier who is looking for a ski that’s a great value and can handle all conditions. K2 AMP 80 XTI Men’s Alpine Ski, $799 at Sport Chek
  2. There is no better gift for an adventurer than a technical down jacket that he can wear from his morning mountain hike to meeting his friends for brunch in the city afterwards.  This one also has the added feature of a more style forward design, so he’ll know he’s wearing the newest to market gear. KUHL Arktik Spy Fire Men’s Down Jacket, $264. 99 at Atmosphere
  3. Sunglasses in the summer, Snow goggles in the winter!  These matte black framed Oakley’s are the ones he’ll want while cruising down the mountain this season. $184.99 at Sport Chek
  4. Hitting the trails for a hike in Vancouver this season usually means wet and muddy conditions. So pick him up a pair of multifunctional hiking boots that have running shoe cushioning with protection and grip that will help him move faster on every hike. $190 at Salomon
  5. Sometimes being an adventurer isn’t always about the high tech gear you need while exploring outdoors, it’s also about how good you look when hitting après and this scarf will help with that. The buffalo plaid keeps it masculine and outdoorsy while the soft cashmere fabric will keep him warm and comfortable. $128.00 at J Crew
  6. Spending the entire day on the mountain or in trails while snapping awesome shots of all the fun being had can drain ones phone battery pretty quickly and we all know that a dead phone is never a good thing while in the middle of the great outdoors. This super light recharger is a great way to keep that battery line where it needs to be. Goal Zero Flip 20 Recharger, $64.99 at Atmosphere

 


Gifts for the Hockey Dad

 

  1. What better way to add layers in the rink than with a fleece vest? This one is lightweight, stylish and has zipper pockets to store your keys and wallet. Grizzly Fleece Vest, $115 at J Crew
  2. Any hockey Dad loves the chance to play some pick up hockey. This powershot hockey sensor allows you to measure the power and speed of your shot and the amplitude and execution speed of your swing. FWD Powershot Hockey Performance Sensor, $49.97 at Best Buy
  3. A great way to celebrate the legends of Hockey! This shirt is just plain cool and any hockey lover will appreciate it. The Rafters Tee, $36 at Roots
  4. If he’s going to read a book about Hockey, why not read stories from the Great One? This book is a page-turner for any hockey Dad. 99: Stories Of The Game by Wayne Gretzky, $35 at Indigo
  5. Whether a hockey player or not, it’s important to keep in shape and the Fit Bit Charge 2 is a great way for Dad to do that. Fit Bit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker, $199.99 at London Drugs
  6. The best thing for any Dad over the holidays is a brand new pair of slippers. These are warm, comfy and have a great sole that can be worn outside. The perfect after rink footwear! Woolrich Moccasin Slippers, $39 at Maison Simons

 


Gifts for the Dapper Dude

 

  1. The updated version of the down jacket. This button up, shirt style down sweater is the best way to stay warm and stylish this winter. 1957 Down Super Sweater, $129 at Eddie Bauer
  2. The best way to bring the party anywhere you want to is by bringing the best tunes with you. This portable mini Bluetooth wireless speaker will help you do exactly that and it’s easy on the eyes too! House of Marley Get Together Mini Speakers, $109.99 at Best Buy
  3. If your guy is always looking to push the fashion limits, this gold buckle belt is a perfect fit for him. A current trend at a price point that won’t break the bank. Gold Buckle Belt, $29.95 at Simons
  4. A watch is a gift that transcends time – literally! With leather wrist straps being back in style this season, this one from Skagen is a reasonable price point, but also a classic style that can be worn for years to come. Skagen Watch, $210 at Simons
  5. Give the gift of spirits by picking up this very sophisticated but easy to use homemade gin kit. What better way to get the New Years Eve party started? Homemade Gin Kit, $60 at Indigo
  6. The most comfortable jeans guys can get their hands on. This local Vancouver brand prides itself on making performance stretch denim that guys feel like they could do anything in, from work out to play hockey to hitting up a trendy new restaurant. DUER Denim, $129 at Caposhie

 

 


 

Happy Holiday Shopping!
 
XO
Nat