Wondering what to get for the guy(s) on your list? Here's my short list for 2017. These are gifts that will be appreciated by any man, whether he is a hiker, a computer techie, an architect, or an academic. Enjoy!
There's a trick to buying dress shoes for men. You want to find shoes that are superbly stylish, but also comfortable and versatile. In other words, you're looking for a shoe that can work in a meeting, at a dinner party, at the park with the family, or on a business trip. Fortunately, that kind of shoe is not as elusive as you might think. Begin and end your search at Vionic, a science-backed brand of shoes that was created by a podiatrist.
Take the Kingsley Chelsea Boot as an example. It's sophisticated and elegant, but also offers orthotic comfort and support. He can dress to the nines while supporting his back, knees, and feet.
A solid pair of running shoes is a smart gift for anyone. With a great pair of trail shoes on his feet, he'll be able to explore hiking trails, take new routes at the park, or try new sports. The Speedcross 4 GTX by Salomon is a prime example. These sneakers are lightweight, while still offering "aggressive grip" and the protection of GORE-TEX. Strongly consider this shoe if your recipient lives in the Pacific Northwest, in the swampy southern states, or in other places with higher than average rainfall.
Not sure what he needs or wants? A well-made and cozy blanket is ultra-functional, but also serves as a conversation piece and instantly adds warmth to any room. Denali Home's throw blankets are generously sized, made in the USA, and are backed by a lifetime warranty. The Stars & Stripes blanket is an especially good pick for a serviceman, but anyone will appreciate this microplush blanket that gets softer with every wash.
What are YOU getting for the men on your list this Christmas?
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