Men are notoriously difficult to shop for. It’s no secret that they buy what they want, when they want it. Those who don’t are probably researching the purchase, saving for it, or just completely unaware that a certain product or fashion even exists. Socks are a great example of an item that every man needs but may find more of a nuisance to buy. When one good pair starts around $30, most men would rather spend that on two fingers of Lagavulin after work. So when he opens your gift—the perfect pair of socks—he will be surprised by a newfound type of luxury and receive the convenience of not having to buy them himself.
Like fine socks, this curated list of timeless items will help you insert a little luxury and convenience into the lives of your important men. To make gift-giving hassle free, here are some highly sought-after items from the most reputable menswear brands in the world. Most men will come to want and value as closet staples anyway, so you can’t go wrong. Several of the categories below are broken into tiers based on budget and, more importantly, the recipient’s personal taste. Use this guide to help you ask the right questions and shop in all the right places.
Wallets, Briefcases, Leathergoods
Shirts, Jackets, & Sweaters
Sometimes it’s the thought that counts—but sometimes it’s the gift. Getting the right gift makes you look good and helps set your man apart. Whether he’s a CEO or still paying his dues, the gift you give him will help him achieve his goals.
***This post originally appeared on moneyinc.com***