Welcome to Metropolitan Mama’s Christmas Gift Guide for Men & Women Who Work Hard For A Living (and for fun!). Below you will find clothes, shoes, gear, decor, and organization products that professional men & women are bound to love for Christmas 2020.
US Polo Assn has excellent picks for gentlemen that will transition well from the board room to the airport to an evening out.
For dads, you'll also want to know that you can purchase matching button-down shirts for boys. Perfect for holiday photos!
These soft, stretchable boots offer strong and supportable vibram soles. If a man in your life is on his feet a lot, the XPRT 3.0 Waterproof 6" Boot is a super smart pick. The ortholite footbed will help reduce fatigue in his feet and knees. A perfect pick for law enforcement and military! They are lightweight enough to double as hiking boots also!
We are huge fans of the lightweight, well-designed, and super functional clothing pieces by 5.11 Tactical. These military-inspired pieces offer more than meets the eye - invisible pockets, water repellent fabrics, and other useful features. Plus, he'll look sophisticated and stylish no matter where he goes for work or play.
Is it a dress shoe or a sneaker? Answer: Both! We love this incredibly diverse dress sneaker by Samuel Hubbard. Constructed with premium materials and with luxury in mind, these lightweight and buttery soft shoes can transition seamlessly between a business setting, a park, or an evening downtown. Perfect for men of all ages, they invoke youth and wisdom at the same time. Indeed, the Flight Hubbard is both modern and classic with universal appeal.
Working men can't have too many pairs of solid work boots. Timberland PRO's Boondock 6" Boot is an especially great pick for guys with a wider foot/toe box. They're roomy, waterproof, and anti-fatigue - while offering superior grip & traction.
Clothes are almost always a good gift for women and we have some excellent suggestions for 2020.
Democracy Clothing is a fabulous brand for working women. Although their specialty is denim, Democracy offers tops, jackets, dresses, skirts, shorts, and jumpsuits for "the multitasking woman with an ageless mindset."
Women - especially moms! - will particularly be fans of Democracy's "Ab"solution jeans, which are "constructed with smooth luxe touch premium denim for a fit that moves with your body and is soft to the touch; these jeans enhance and flatter your shape in all the right places."
Kut from the Kloth also has super cute options that appeal to women across generations. Their Fab Ab line of jeans is slimming and "fabulously figure flattering" and their modern jackets, sweaters, and shirts are incredibly diverse.
For sophisticated clothing that spans age groups, browse the Chico's website. Believe it or not, you'll find items that your college age daughter will love AND that your grandma will love. Beautiful fabrics, classic designs, and subtle sparkle make for lovely pieces that almost anyone will be glad to receive.
Accessories add so much to any outfit and we love the deep blues and rich turquoises of Timberland's cozy plaid blanket scarf (pictured above). It will be a welcome winter addition to any ensemble.
Most people wait way too long before buying a needed pair of glasses. Glasses USA makes the entire process seamless with a 100% money back guarantee, a 365 day warranty, and free shipping & returns. There are plentiful stylish frame designs from well-recognized brands (Tom Ford, Prada, Champion, etc) at affordable prices. Undecided about which pair to choose? Upload a picture of yourself and virtually "try on" your favorites. You can also live chat to a Glasses USA rep with any questions!
For a good night's sleep after a hard day's work, settle your head into a luxurious silk pillowcase. Silk pillowcases have long been recognized for their anti-aging properties because they help keep wrinkles at bay. They also offer great moisturizing benefits for your skin and help prevent tangles in your hair.
For a froufrou stocking stuffer that she'll actually use, consider a silk eyemask, which will block out light and protect the delicate skin around the eyes.
The techie in your family will be thrilled to receive a wireless charging mat for all his/her devices. Mophie's 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat will charge four devices simultaneously. Simply set up your mat, put your phones and airpods on it, and watch as your devices power up!
* Note that an included Apple Watch adapter lets you charge your Apple Watch with the mat too so this is a perfect gift for someone who is receiving an apple watch for Christmas.
A new phone calls for a new phone case - and the professional person in your life will love the sophisticated, understated designs by Mujjo. The Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro (pictured above) is elegant and available in four rich hues that will coordinate with almost every outfit. Plus, there is an exterior pocket for your driver's license or credit card.
I don't know about you, but we rarely get out an iron in our house. Instead, we try to shop for easy-to-care-for fabrics that wash and wear well. Sometimes, though, a dinner party dress or sleek blazer needs a quick de-wrinkle! Enter: Conair's ExtremeSteam Handheld Garment Steamer! Simply fill it with water, wait 40 seconds, hang your garment, and start steaming! For delicates, use the low setting. For heavier fabrics (like your sofa), go high. Voila!
2020 is the year of staying home and pajamas are the perfect gift pick for the hardworking men and women in our lives.
KicKee Pants' Pajamas are so soft they're like a yearend bonus! Each piece is crafted with premium materials for optimal comfort. These pajamas will inspire the wearer to grab a book or a mug of coffee and take an unhurried approach to the rest of the year.
Some of the products in the list below were sent to us to try. Other products are ones that we purchased ourselves or were given by family members and friends. Know that I will always provide both the pros and cons of each featured product. You are welcome to send any follow-up questions to me via twitter (I’m @stephsheaffer).