Welcome to Metropolitan Mama’s Christmas Gift Guide for Professional Men & Women.
Below you will find clothes, shoes, gear, and organization products that professional men & women are bound to love (and use!) for Christmas 2023.
Whether your gift recipient is jetting setting across the world to international business conferences, sealing deals in a home office, or looking for ways to increase productivity in the new year, this list will provide excellent gift suggestions.
If the guy in your life works in law enforcement (police, fire, EMT, military, etc), he may already be a fan of 5.11 Tactical. If not, this is the time to introduce him. 5.11 Tactical is “purpose-built gear for the most demanding missions" to help people “always be ready” for any situation.
Needless to say, we are huge fans of the lightweight, well-designed, and super functional clothing pieces by 5.11 Tactical. For Christmas 2023, we especially want to draw your eye to 5.11's button-up shirts and outerwear options. He can look office-ready and be at the peak of professionalism while also having functional amenities such as the RAPIDraw system and perfectly placed pockets.
5.11 also offers great-fitting, work-ready wear for women. There are 125+ 5.11 retail stores across 35 states in the USA.
If you're still packing without packing cubes, you're doing it wrong. Eagle Creek will keep you from going crazy - whether you're planning a solo backpacking trip, a first class business trip, or a family vacation. Organize your clothes, accessories, tech equipment, or toiletries in durable, colorful, cubes in small, medium, and large sizes. Eagle Creek offers almost any packing cube you can think of - waterproof cubes, see-through cubes, compression cubes, shoe bags, and hanging toiletry kits.
A navy oxford dress shoe offers both timeless sophistication and modern interest. Allen Edmonds' Strand Cap-Toe version is the picture of elegance and professionalism with brogue detailing, leather lined interior, leather soles, and premium European calfskin leather uppers. He'll love the smell and feel of these shoes right out of the box.
No longer reserved for techies and gadget nerds, tech accessories are a smart gift for just about anyone! Whether your gift recipient needs a sleek way to carry her iPad, a reliable and easy to use car charger, or a fancy 12 outlet surge protector, Belkin's sure to have what you need! From WOW gifts to small stocking stuffers, browse around and see what tech toys you can find.
EltaMD was first recommended to me by a dermatologist, which makes sense because it is the #1 dermatologist-recommended professional sunscreen brand. In fact, according to the EltaMD website, more dermatologists use EltaMD personally than any other professional sun care brand. All of EltaMD's products are fragrance-free, paraben-free, and noncomedogenic. I'm especially a fan of the tinted sunscreens! My daughters and I wear them almost every day for sheer coverage, color-correction, and essential skin protection.
To bring joy to the organization process, consider the planners, notebooks, and accessories by Erin Condren. The artistic cover designs are bound to inspire creativity and careful prioritization. We especially love the coordinating Planny Packs, which allow you to store pens, stamps, post-its, or anything else you want to have on-hand to optimize the use of your planner. Simply slip the elastic band over your planner (or notebook) for organization on the go!
A gorgeous pair of dress shoes feels like a splurge and thus is the ideal gift pick for a professional woman! She'll wear them to holiday parties, weddings, baby showers, business conferences, and concerts. Kenneth Cole has a plethora of pretty pairs to choose from. We're especially smitten by ballerina-inspired details (ankle ties, elegant flats, etc) for holiday 2023.
A beautiful work environment lends itself to greater productivity, creativity, and satisfaction. No matter where you work, you can add a little artistry, color, and elegance with Rifle Paper Co's office products (binders, pens, calendars, notepads).
Most of the best gifts are intangible - warm hugs, close friendships, conversations of depth, time in nature, solitude, or a good night's sleep. When we consider that last gift, however, a cooling, comforting, scientifically-designed pillow can make all the difference. Head over to Bedgear, take the PillowID Quiz, and find the perfect pillow for your sleeping personality.
Have you ever dreamed of having a robot maid like Rosey in The Jetsons? Shark has been hard at work, designing the next best thing - a self-emptying robot vacuum and mop! Our family has been testing it out for the past month (we even named her - FLOORence) and we all agree that it's been a game-changer for our family. With six people in our house, plus a golden retriever, the floors get dirty fast. FLOORence saves the day regularly! We programmed the robot to automatically turn on twice a week when our kids are at school, but we can also assign specific rooms that we want cleaned anytime during the week. If you've been on the fence about robot vacuums, Christmas is a great opportunity to try it! Truth be told, I haven't pulled out our bigger vacuum since we've had the Shark Matrix Plus. Two thumbs up.
Anyone who loves experimenting with different hair styles will love this all-encompassing system by Shark. Curl, columnize, smooth, and/or dry without heat damage! Whatever your hair style preference for the day, you can make it work with the included ultra-fast hair dryer, auto-wrap curlers, paddle brush, and oval brush.
For the man who craves excellence (in business, literature, food, or footwear), Samuel Hubbard's Tipping Point Brogue Wingtip Shoes will satisfy. Thoughtfully crafted with premium ingredients, these elegant men's dress shoes are as supportive as they are stylish. With built-in arch support and a cushioning Vibram® sole, he'll be tempted to wear to these everywhere. They are the perfect pick for flights, meetings, and fun times with the family.
When you need a quick fashion solution at a low price point, H&M is a good place to look! You'll find sweaters, shorts, jeans, tees, hats, and business separates for $10-$20. If you find something you like, be sure to scoop it up fast as styles don't stay around for long.
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).