Men are a tough bunch to give gifts to, and what makes it even tougher is that there's not much of a selection of items to choose from. Instead of overthinking what to give the men in your life, consider upping their daily essentials to these stylish and luxurious options.
A Casual Timepiece
Montblanc Timewalker, Montblanc, Rustan's
Most men have a number of formal timepieces, gifting a casual and sporty watch will prove to be more than useful in this day and age.
An Activewear Item
Atsui Senshi Training Tee, Atsui, atsui.ph
It may not be the first item that pops into givers' and receivers' minds, but activewear is a great gift option for the athletic.
A Reliable Bag
Furla, Shangri-La Plaza and Greenbelt 5
Instead of picking a formal or truly casual bag, go for one that can
A Minimalist Piece of Jewelry
The Superior Labor, Signet, Shangri-La at the Fort
Men are especially complicated when it comes to jewelry. Opt for a minimal piece of jewelry in either gold or silver.
A Holiday Treat
Aperitif Mini Black, aperitif.ph
Though not an essential, a festive holiday box of treats will be appreciated by bachelors and family men alike.
A Top-Shelf Bottle
Don Papa Rum Rare Cask
A top-shelf bottle is a classic men's gift for a reason. It can be put to use during holiday gatherings and socials.
A Luxurious Pair of Cufflinks
Cartier cufflinks, Cartier, Rustan's
Get him a pair of quality cufflinks that will end all cufflinks.
A Quality Leather Piece
Ettinger London, Signet, Shangri-La at the Fort
Small leather goods are easy gifts. These can come in the form of valet trays, passport holders, card holders, and more.
A Statement Pair of Shoes
Bottega Veneta penny loafers, Shangri-La Plaza and Greenbelt 4
For the dandy man, a statement pair of classics.
A Trusty Overnighter
Bottega Veneta duffle, Shangri-La Plaza and Greenbelt 4
Luggage items are always welcome in any wardrobe.
A Stylish Pair of Sneakers
ARKK sneakers, The Nines at Uptown Mall
Pick a stylish pair that can go beyond workout and training.
An Unexpected Scent
Maison Francis Kurkdijan, Adora Greenbelt 5 and Shangri-La Plaza
Don't play safe by choosing a common scent, instead opt for a niche perfume brand.
A Luxurious Skincare Set
MALIN+GOETZ Shaving Cream, Adora Greenbelt 5 and Shangri-La Plaza
Everyone, even men, will appreciate a quality beauty product.
A Durable Luggage Piece
Tumi 19 Degree Case, available at Tumi stores
Get the most durable luggage material: aluminum.
A Novelty Item
Brass Whistle, Regiment, Windsor Tower Makati
If he's truly difficult to give gifts to then novelty items are no fail. This brass whistle can be used a keychain, pendant, or as they did in the war, attached to the zipper of a jacket.