Shopping for men can feel like pulling teeth. It’s easy to resort to practical gifts, like socks, a tried-and-true cologne, or yet another piece of sports fan paraphernalia. Men’s jewelry is a great present because it’s the kind of thing men often aren’t so willing to treat themselves to. But a well-chosen, high-quality piece is an often unexpected gift that will bring a smile to the dad in your life. Here are some ideas for simple, masculine pieces to please even the most spartan of tastes.
Cuff links are a great basic that many men simply don’t have yet in their wardrobe. Inside every man is that debonair 007, whether he knows it or not. A smart pair of cufflinks is a great self esteem boost to add that little bit of confident flair to an outfit. Take him out for a fancy brunch or steak dinner to give him an excuse to show off his new bling.
For the irrepressibly practical man, money clips afford an opportunity to give a gift with both style and utility. Go ultra-practical with a combined money clip and card holder, or artsy with an engraved piece.
With summer’s array of outdoor social functions just around the corner, it’s especially useful to have a tie clip or tack in one’s arsenal. Think outdoor weddings, office parties, and rooftop client meetings. Maybe the men in your life don’t even realize there’s a product to keep their ties in place! Even if you may have to walk them through how to wear it, a tie clip will soon become a welcome, subtle addition to dad’s wardrobe.