The leftover turkey is finally polished off, cranberry sauce is half-off at the grocery store, you’re avoiding the mall area at all costs, and Starbucks has switched from ‘pumpkin spice’ to ‘peppermint’ and ‘gingerbread’. This all points to one daunting (yet festive) conclusion: the holiday season is upon us once again. Part of you is probably excited because you get to watch “Elf” on repeat and justify cookies as a major food group. On the other hand, you might be slightly panicking at the ever-growing list of people you have to buy gifts for. Not to fear, A.H. Styling is here! This is the first in our collection of Holiday Gift Guides to help you make it through this gift-giving season. The first category we’re tackling is, in my humble opinion, the toughest: men. Let’s face it; if a man ever really needs something, 90% of the time he doesn’t tell you what it is, or he just buys it for himself. Yet, there’s no better feeling than watching him open up a gift knowing that you NAILED IT! Here are a handful of our favorite gift picks for the men in your life:

 

 

For the Sharp Dresser

 

1.) Ray Ban Clubmaster Aluminum: Vintage meets modern with these stylish shades. Classic enough for anyone to wear, but edgy enough to make them special. (ray-ban.com $205)

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2.) Barbour ‘Ashby’ Regular Fit Waterproof Jacket: Barbour jackets and outerwear are an instant classic for any wardrobe. There are many different styles to suit different tastes and bodies. This ‘Regular Fit’ is cut with a little extra room throughout the chest and body for comfort. ($399 on Nordstrom.com)

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3.) Patagonia Men’s Bivy Down Vest: Vests are a man’s best friend during the colder months, and Patagonia is known for their selection of quality vests. This particular design is a quilted down vest made of durable nylon canvas that is wind and water resistant, and insuated with 100% Traceable Down. ($179 on Patagonia.com)

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For the Sports Fan

 

1.) Game Used Hockey Puck Bottle Opener: Retired from their glory days gliding across NHL rinks, reclaimed pucks get another shot as clever bottle openers. The perfect keepsake for any hockey nut, this bottle opener is made from a puck played by his favorite team; each one is wrapped in athletic tape after its time on the ice and marked with the date and teams’ names. ($95-125 on uncommongoods.com)

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2.) StubHub Gift Card: Nothing beats seeing the game in person. Make being an all-star look easy by giving him a StubHub gift card. He can pick out his own game, seats, and hopefully bring you along! (stubhub.com)

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3.) Ballpark Blueprints: Cool enough to hang in the man cave or in the office. Select a blueprint that honors his favorite stadium’s unique history and architecture in classic style. The illustration is accompanied by the stadium’s design specs and highlights of major events, with an antiqued finish that evokes the look of a vintage document. ($185 on uncommongoods.com)

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4.) NFL American Pint Beer Glasses, Set of 6: What guy wouldn’t want to cheer on his favorite team while drinking a beer out of his favorite glass? He can pour his favorite draft into these officially licensed NFL™ glasses, etched with the logo of his favorite AFC™ or NFC™ club and his last name. ($63.95 on Williams-sonoma.com)

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For the Traveler

 

1.) Harwick Weekender Bag- This versatile duffle bag will add effortless style to his travels. ($148 on jcrew.com)

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2.) Zippered iPad Leather Portfolio with Letter-Size Notepad and Pockets: This is the perfect traveling companion to keep any traveler organized. It keeps an iPad safe and protected, while allowing quick access to a notepad and other supplies. ($99 on icarryalls.com)

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3.) Carry On Cocktail Kit: The Carry On Cocktail Kit provides everything he needs to craft two delicious cocktails while in the air. All he needs is the hard stuff. Kits come in Old Fashion, Gin and Tonic, Moscow Mule, Champagne Cocktail, and a whole travel pack. ($24 each, $90 for pack on wandpdesign.com)

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For the Chef and Mixologist

1.) All-Clad Gourmet Double-Burner Grill: Even during the cold winter months, your grillmaster can keep on grilling! Ideal for quick meals, this nonstick pan simplifies grilling juicy steaks, fish and tender vegetables on the stovetop. Spanning two burners, its ridged cooking surface sears in attractive grill marks, enabling excess fat to drip away. ($99.95 on Williams-sonoma.com)

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2.) Bar10der 10-in-1 Bar Multi Tool: All-in-one bar tool packs 10 essential bar tasks into one sleek design. Along with the integrated jigger and reamer, the tool unfolds a muddler, channel knife, zester, knife, stirrer, strainer, corkscrew and bottle opener. ($39.95 on crateandbarrel.com)

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3.) iGrill 2 : This kitchen tool lets you know when your food is ready from your mobile device. Let the iDevices® Connected app know what you’re grilling, leave the probe in the meat while it cooks and go relax! It’s also available in a mini version ($99.95 on idevicesinc.com)

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4.) Whiskey Explorers Club: Buy a membership for this club, and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Members receive four quarterly sample flights, each containing four sample whiskeys. Members will also be able to discover and learn more about whiskeys with their own “Whiskey IQ” on the website. They also receive a custom engraved Glencairn Nosing and Tasting Crystal glass upon joining the club. ($79.95-$189.95 on forwhiskeylovers.com)

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For the Techie Guy

1.) Amazon Fire TV Stick: This portable device connects to a TV’s HDMI port. It’s an easy way to enjoy over 250,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, and Hulu, plus games, music, and more. Best part- he can put it in his pocket and take it anywhere! ($39.99 amazon.com)

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via amazon.com

 

2.) 1 Voice Bluetooth Beanie with Built-in Wireless Headphones: No more dangling wires, superior audio quality, toasty warm, and trendy style makes this beanie a perfect cold weather gift! ($59 on amazon.com)

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via amazon.com

 

3.)GoPro HERO: The perfect entry-level GoPro. Features high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video. It’s super user friendly, so all the pictures and videos can make him feel like the hero. ($129.99 on gopro.com)

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via gopro.com

 

4.)QlockTwo W Watch by Beigert & Funk: Instead of the classic radial face and rotating arms, the Biegert & Funk QLOCKTWO W Watch features a grid of 110 letters across the front of a square stainless steel case. Press the button on the side, and words light up to tell you the right time. Available in a variety of colors and languages. ($850-$990 on lumens.com)

 

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Happy Holidays and Holiday Shopping,

Carson

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