The Ultimate 2019 Gift Guide for Him

We're making it easy for you to put a gift he'll love under the tree

We’re making it easy for you to put a gift he’ll love under the tree

Make his Christmas merry and bright with our favourite gift selections that include all things practical, stylish, local and overall awesome. Browse through for some inspiration and get shopping for the special man in your life…


1. Tartan Flannel Pyjama Set, $144

You can never go wrong with a pair of cozy PJs for Christmas, especially if they’re as stylish and comfy as this tartan set from J.Crew. These will definitely be a hit for bedtime, or just lounging around at home.


2. Black Mercury Flake Cold Cup, $27.50

We are loving this year’s Starbucks holiday merchandise, which features a number of festive designs and styles. If he loves sipping on cool drinks, our top pick is this sleek reusable cold cup with the iconic Starbucks logo on the front. It’s a practical gift that can be used on the daily.


3. Rose Gold Baron Shaker, $160

Made with high-quality steel, Japanese Bar Tool’s rose gold shaker is perfect for the man who loves entertaining friends and family at home. Not only does it do the job well, but this modern design looks super attractive behind the bar. Available at Atkinson’s of Vancouver.


4. Purdys Truffles, $20

What’s a better combination than chocolate and a hint of liqueur? Purdys traditionally crafted box of truffles is a perfect gift for the sweet tooth in your life. We’re talking 100 percent sustainable cocoa mixed with Grand Marnier, Baileys Irish Cream, Russian vodka, local B.C. ice wine and more.


5. Bose Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, $299.99

This Bose Bluetooth speaker has a number of impressive features, such as 360-degree sound, a lithium-ion battery that will last up to 16 hours on a single charge, water-resistant aluminum design, and it will access Siri or Google Assistant instantly. It’s surely a gift that will become a quick favourite at home or at work.


6. Bedside Essentials Pocket, $19.77 (starting price)

Whether travelling or at home, he’ll love keeping his essentials organized with this bedside pocket that can fit all things, such as books, magazines, tablets, glasses and more. The simple grey design is an ideal match for any room decor.


7. Snow Arctic Mist by K’Pure, $18

Made for all skin types, K’Pure’s hydrating mist is a blend of peppermint, Australian cypress and lavender. All the ingredients are cruelty-free and non-toxic. It can also be used as a room refresher or linen spritz.


8. Ten Thousand Villages Red Jacquard Throw, $58

This gorgeous red-and-white throw from Ten Thousand Villages is the perfect piece to leave out on the couch so he can get cozy whenever he wants. Made in India, it was created by artisans from the Asha Handicrafts Association which provides medical care, educational scholarships, books, and more to over 6,500 makers.


9. Sugarfina Stocking Stuffer, $48

Sugarfina’s candy bundle is a delicious stocking stuffer that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. It’s filled with limited edition holiday favourites, such as Santa’s Cookies, Penguin Polar Mints, Snowman Gummies and Peppermint Bark chocolate.


10. Two-tone Bowling Bag, $89.90

This good-looking bowling-style bag from Zara is our top pick for any man who travels often for work or who loves a weekend getaway. It’s got a sleek design and has loads of space inside for all the important things.


11. Seasonal Craft Beer by Parallel 49 Brewing

B.C. has some of the best craft beer around. Local brewery Parallel 49 has a variety of top-notch seasonal picks that make for awesome stocking stuffers. Throw in a tasting tour reservation to spend a fun day together during the holidays.


12. Moscow Mule Cocktail Kit, The Cross Design, $35

This little Carry On Cocktail Kit is ready to whip up two cocktails with a recipe card, spicy ginger syrup, a linen coaster, a muddler and a small jigger. All he has to do is order the main ingredient during the flight.


13. Drop Wireless Charger by Native Union, $79.99

Native Union is always a hit thanks to its minimalist, simple design. Practical and extremely effective, this wireless charger will power up compatible Apple and Android devices quickly. The Silicone thread prevents overheating during use, and has an anti-slip grip.


14. Tom Ford Noir Extreme Gift Set, $235

Described as a rich blend of spicy heat and glowing citrus, this exquisite winter fragrance from Tom Ford is a gift that will be truly appreciated. The fragrance is a blend of cardamom, orange flower and sandalwood with a slight hint of pistachio. This gift set includes a travel spray so he can carry his soon-to-be favourite scent everywhere.


15. The Extraordinary Man Subscription Box, $74

Filled with great accessories, clothing, home decor and personal care products, the expertly curated Extraordinary Man box is perfect for the man who loves staying on top of his style game. Every 90 days, he’ll receive a carefully selected package in the mail with a value of more than $125 that will keep him as trendy (and happy) as ever.


16. Hockey Night Pillow, $24.50

Here’s a fun gift from Indigo for the hockey lover in your life. It’s a great addition to the couch, especially when the pals come over for game night. A bonus is that this white cotton twill pillow cover is also reversible for those days where he wants to keep things low-key.


17. Winter Fun Bamboo Sock Set, $60

Socks are always a popular and practical Christmas gift. These four pairs from Simons are not only delightfully festive, but made with comfortable stretch organic bamboo cotton.


18. Classic St Mawes Watch by Daniel Wellington, $206

    Gift the gift of time with Daniel Wellington’s classic St Mawes watch. With an Italian brown leather strap and black dial, it’s a stellar choice for anyone who loves an elegant, yet minimalist design. Plus, it comes with a ruby-red Roselyn strap to change things up once in a while.


    19. Barber & Co. Beard Balm, $24

    Vancouver’s own Barber & Co. not only has a variety of grooming services for men, but also has its own high-quality products that can be used in the comfort of your own home. With vitamins, antioxidants and beesewax, this balm will keep the skin beneath the beard hydrated and nourished all day.


    20. Roots Cabin Scarf, $78

    Here’s something for those chilly days. This classically Canadian scarf by Roots is made of warm wool and is a dapper addition to any outfit—whether it’s a casual look of jeans and a sweater, or a button-down shirt with a trench coat.


    21. L’Occitane Travel Set, $29

    L’Occitane’s travel set is complete with some of its best-selling favourites, like the shower gel, soap, shea butter hand cream and after-shave balm. It’s all ready to be gifted in a festive yellow box and comes at an amazing price.


    22. Cashmere Turtleneck, Uniqlo, $99

    You can’t go wrong with a plush cashmere sweater for the holidays. Uniqlo’s turtleneck can be dressed up or down, and comes in a number of different colours like off-white, deep red and black.


    24. Nike Brasilia Training Backpack, $38.99

    For the man who never misses a workout, Nike’s training backpack has lots of room for all his gear, especially when he’s heading straight to the gym after work. It’s a comfortable carry with a padded back, adjustable straps, a laptop sleeve, shoe storage and additional pockets for the smaller items.