GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Summer arrives and the vibe around everything relaxes. Help your gift recipient achieve chic casual for the party rounds and passport ready for travel–even if it’s only with friends to the cabin by the lake.
How does your guy gift recipient transition from winter to summer? What does he love to do, plan to do, this summer? Does he have plenty of the right attire and accessories to last the season?
It seems, in the summer, many a guy willingly sports boat shoes. Like the classic Island Surf Co. Dixon. Leather Nubuck upper with rubber sole.
Or he might appreciate the soft tumbled leather of the Bienne Boat Shoe with actual rawhide leather laces. Leather lining. 3 colors.
If he’s a more neutral kind of guy, consider gifting the Ben Sherman Prill Espadrille. The perfect summer shoe.
$70 shop.nordstrom.com (free shipping)
For more summer shoe ideas, check out Thrillist’s generous list of possible gift shoe selections.
A versatile chambray shirt would be perfect to enhance your gift recipient’s summer ensemble. The 1901 Anchor Print Chambray embossing adds a stylish twist to this wardrobe staple. Share Nordstrom’s ideas on great ways to wear it.
For more chambray choices, check here.
And jeans are a versatile staple, no matter the season. The Bowery Slim Straight Medium Wash Jean might work for your mature or young male gift recipient. He can sport a great summer shirt or tee with these classic jeans. Comfy too. Lots of additional styles available. The Bowery also in dark wash.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with white and summer–as long as your gift recipient is into it. If so, he might get a lot of wear from the straight leg Kenneth Cole Reaction Jeans.
$40 $59.50 macys.com
The Stafford Cotton Jacket makes a perfect accompaniment to any of the above for the upscale casual look. Your gift recipient can also take it to the next level with a dress shirt and pants. He’ll wear this classic two-button blazer with–well, about anything he wants,
He can really dress up the classic Club Room Houndstooth Sport Coat. Or, use it to really dress up his fave shirt and jeans-with or without tie. In Khaki Brown and classic fit.
$100 $250 1.macys.com (also offers 15% off selected items)
The Art of Shaving offer four luxurious shaving essentials in the 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave. This carry-on set includes signature botanical blends and essential oils. 4-piece set includes a shaving brush. In unscented and sandalwood.
The Field & Stream Zip Travel Kit might be perfect whether your gift recipient has his own stuff or needs a place for the 4 Elements gift. Canvas bottom with zip compartment.
$38 amazon.com $35 jcpenney.com
The sleek Dockers Travel Kit might better fit the gift bill. Roomy interior with two zippered side pockets.
Whether he’s travelling around town or an exotic locale, can your gift recipient carry off the teardrop crown Bailey Mannes Braid Fedora? He’ll dress this contemporary hat up or down. Crushable and packable.
$43 $60 hatsinthebelfry.com
It’s summer, likely he’ll travel. Maybe for a weekend, maybe to Paris or an important business jaunt. The ruggedly stylish Bed Stu Vick Duffel Bag will serve him well. Roomy canvas with leather trim and exterior pockets.
If he’s less into casual, gift the more classic Weekend Bag. This cotton canvas features a large main compartment with an inner one with pockets.
If he’s more traditional, the American Tourister Wheeled Boarding Bag fits the bill. In line skate wheels ensure convenience and easy mobility.
We LOVE finding deals and Frugalista gifts that will delight and be easy on your budget. Especially gifts that give you ideas of your own. All so you don’t have to rack your brain.
You just have to know who your recipients are.
We hope you find the perfect fit or at least get some perfect ideas for your traveler.
HAPPY FRUGALISTA SHOPPING! Thanks for coming by!
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