The Perfect Gifts for a Gentleman – The Top 5 Gifts for Him
Finding the perfect gift for the true gentleman in our lives is a difficult conundrum.
They have a particular flair, a sartorial sense, an aura that they have cultivated over time.
There is little sense in getting him aftershave as the modern gent has a wide range of smells that he takes pride in and is unlikely to be running low or wish to try a new scent that he has not sought out.
The same is true with clothes. Firstly these are expensive gifts and knowing his size (especially skinny fit) can prove troublesome and can lead to your gift being returned or exchanged.
So below we have set out our top 5 gifts for a gentleman to give you some inspiration!
Pocket squares come in all colours, sizes and materials so there is a great deal of input from you without enforcing your style upon him. However stay away from cheap materials such as polyester and satin or mass produced squares.
Cotton or silk are the most favoured by gents with cotton being cheaper and somewhat less flimsy.
There are many ways a gentleman can fold a pocket square and it can be worn daily which acts a great regular reminder of you!
Bow ties are a staple of a gentleman, especially a self tie bow tie. A gentleman takes pleasure in tying their own bow tie and relishing in the nuanced difference a self tie gives over a pre-tied bow tie.
If your gent does not know how to tie a bow tie then a self tie bow tie gives them a skill to master and once they know, they will love it!
A pre-tied bow tie is a great alternative to the self tie bow tie and is a great way to show your gent that you consider him to be a dapper guy!
Bow ties can be quirky, classic and in a wide range of colours. Give some thought to when your gent will wear his bow tie to select the most appropriate bow tie i.e. at work? At a charity event?
A great gift and too often overlooked. Cufflinks are jewellery and just as ladies like jewellery, a gentleman does too.
Perhaps go more classic in look for the gent in a professional role so that he can get the most wear out of them and for the man who likes to dress up for date night, perhaps a fun cufflink set (champagne cufflinks?).
A set of cufflinks also allows the gent to wear double cuff shirts which make a great deal of difference to the gent's look and set him apart from another man.
A lapel pin is as it sounds. It attaches to the gentleman's lapel as a subtle additional extra to a blazer or suit jacket.
A whole outfit can be changed with the addition of a lapel pin or boutonniere and can become part of a collection for a gentleman.
For a wedding, perhaps look for a classy fleur-de-lis lapel pin however there is a huge range to choose from and maybe there is one that will remind your gent of you when he wears it?
Another item of jewellery that gentleman love to wear. Their aim is to keep a tie in place exactly as he wants and allows the gentleman to move without the tie flapping in the way (another benefit a bow tie has over the tie!).
Doctors and lawyers are keen on tie pins as a tie can flop into patients faces or get in the way when next to a desk and at the same tie can show a sense of humour should you opt for something more fun.
Where to find great gifts for the modern gentleman?
Society Gent has a large range of all mens' accessories including unique, limited edition handcrafted pocket squares, bow ties, cufflinks, tie pins and lapel pins specifically designed with a gentleman in mind and can be found here www.societygent.com.
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