From soft textures that inspire wraparound hugs to sweet nostalgia for his not-always-inner kid, some of these gifts come with built-in bonus benefits for you.
A cashmere hoodie ($275 CAN and $168 USD at jcrew.com) is a sneaky way to get a casually dressed guy into something a little more luxe and snuggle-worthy.
This fleece buffalo check jacket ($89.90 CAD at marks.com*) in a rich coffee shade is cozy yet chill, and an unexpected twist on an enduring classic. Also: cuddly.
Warm and peppery, Christian Dior Spice Blend fragrance, ($285 CAD at Saks and $220 USD at dior.com*) is ostensibly a ‘shared fragrance’ (for both sexes), but its woodsy notes with rum and ginger make it the perfect men’s scent and begs for a nuzzle.
Stuck for a meaningful gift? Go to eBay for something from your beloved’s childhood, like a Luke Skywalker action figure from 1978. (Sure this one sold at Sotheby's is said to be worth worth $25,000, but there’s lots on eBay for much less.)
Peter Heller’s The River ($25.63 CAD at indigo.ca and $23.36 USD at barnesandnoble.com), about two college friends on a wilderness canoe trip, is “a gripping story of a friendship tested by fire, white water and violence. It’s page-turning adventure with literary finesse and an immersive sense of peril in the bush.” (This description was written by my husband, who loved this book.)
Housed in a sinuous amber bottle, Gran Patrón Smoky ($277.15 CAD at lcbo.com*) gets its distinctive smoked pepper notes from roasted blue agave and demands to be sipped à deux by a crackling fire, while a terrible snowstorm rages outside your window.
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How easy is it to shop for your guy? What's the best gift he's received from you so far? Or the worst??
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