Soho in New York City is a treasure trove of awesome stores where you can find great gifts for him, if you know where to look. But there are equally as many online shops to find the goods as well. There are two types of men in the world; those who play video games and those who don’t. The same could be said for men who follow sports and those who don’t. Either way, it can be hard shopping for a man, especially a man with very specific taste when it comes to what he wears. I would never suggest buying anyone clothing unless you know specifically what they want and that goes for both men and women alike. I can’t tell you how many times friends or family members have gotten me clothes and I wished they hadn’t. They figure, I’m into fashion so I’ll like anything clothing wise. It’s the awesome thought that counts but that’s usually not the case. Christmas and New Year’s are right around the corner and my boyfriends birthday is right after, so it’s a fun time for finding thoughtful gifts for all the Him’s, that he won’t ever want to return.
Accessories may be the easiest thing to buy for him. A great time piece, pair of riding gloves, a favorite signature scent or sick steel pen can make for great gifts or even a gift basket. No matter what you have learned, stay away from cliche ties, underwear and socks (they are so blasé and snoring boring). For eclectic scents and amazing knick knacks for Him check out MiN in Soho specifically The Edit for the coolest in stationary and objects. Shinola is great for leather goods, journals and classic watches. Recently I was sent an awesome men’s essential gift box from Tessuti with everything from shaving cream and brushes to a Hugo Boss Tee and a flask! Ben Sherman also has high quality and tailored accessories for the modern man.
If you are totally clueless about what to get the Him’s of your life here are a few websites to peruse for gift idea inspiration: Alter Brooklyn and Touch of Modern. J.Crew and UrbanOutfitters, both have amazing Gift Guides as well for cool gifts that are unconventional.
Happy Shopping for Him!