2014 Gift Guide: Guy Gifts

From practical to luxurious, these gift ideas will enliven holiday cheer in gents of all ages and interests.


1. Jack Spade Mitchell Leather Tie Case: This handsome leather case will get his finest silk ties from point A to point B wrinkle-free. And it only gets better with age: the all-natural, vegetable-dyed Italian leather will develop a rich patina. $248, jackspade.com

2. Chopard Superfast Power Control: This watch is the epitome of cool for guys. Its stainless-steel case makes it not only durable, but also a powerful fashion statement, and the unique see-through back allows for a sneak peek into its inner workings. Price upon request, Burdeen’s Jewelry, 1151 W. Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Grove, 847-459-8980

3. David Donahue Plaid Bow Tie: This classic bow tie is the perfect finishing touch to any holiday outfit. Pure silk and adjustable, it allows even the most modern guy to sport the look without watching an instructional YouTube video. $65, Nordstrom, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie; Nordstrom Michigan Avenue, Chicago

4. Airplane Cufflinks: These sterling silver cufflinks are the perfect gift for a world traveler or an aviation fanatic. They’re a modern complement to a classic French cuffed shirt. $300, Tiffany & Co., Westfield Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, 847-763-8775

5. Men’s Pattern Wool Topcoat: A rare find, this wool coat has a water repellent finish. It will shed both rain and snow on his way to a special occasion, or just commuting to and from work. $249, Land’s End

6. Luckies of London Smartphone Projector: Just right for the techie guy in your life, this portable projector can screen personal vacation videos of his world travels or just his favorite movie at up to eight times magnification. $28, Nordstrom, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie; Nordstrom Michigan Avenue, Chicago

7. The Men’s Store Gloves: These ultra-luxe, cashmere-lined leather and suede gloves guarantee protection from the elements and are touch-screen device friendly. $125, Bloomingdales, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie; 900 N. Michigan Shops, Chicago

8. Garret Leight Sunglasses: These rectangular wayfarers are the perfect gift for a tropical winter break trip or even for combatting the glare of the snow in the Windy City. $315, Bloomingdales, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie; 900 N. Michigan Shops, Chicago


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