Christmas is fast approaching and many people are frantically trying to figure out what to get their loved ones this year. Opt for opulence and set your sights high for luxury. Don't be caught giving the wrong gift to the guy you love this season, get him something he'll love. This Fashiontribes.com gift guide is fit for any man who wants a cool present he can flaunt around.
18-Carat solid gold Zippo- $3,500 for one
What better way to start the gift guide than with an 18-karat solid gold Zippo. At the price of $3,500 even the smoke you blow is worth a few bucks. This is the perfect gift for any wealthy men who want to have a little luxury added to their puffs. The windproof Zippo can be used perfectly outside; perfect for when you need a quick light-up between your office and limousine. The Zippo comes in a custom crafted cherry box for safe storage. The solid gold Zippo can be purchased from Zippo's Online Store.
If you don't want to spend $3,500 to be cool, then try some hot shades by Foster Grant- these have the same effect. Foster Grant, the world's biggest sunglass distributor offers top notch glasses for men and women who want to protect his or her eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays and look trendy at the same time. For an affordable price of about $20 per pair, I personally recommended the aviator glasses. In about seven different styles there is no way to go wrong with this p opular seasonal style. Foster grants can be purchased nationwide in many retail stores.
N.O.A. Timepieces- $1,495- $3,200
“What time is it?” - the most common question asked during the day. Impress everyone with a watch by N.O.A. Founded in 2002, N.O.A is based in Chiasso, Switzerland. Italian designer Nicola Andreatta is the label's designer, so there's a juxtaposition of Italian style and Swiss precision. Prices range from $1,495- $3,200. In addition, the watches straps are made of alligator skin and it's water resistant to 330 feet or 100 meters. N.O.A. timepieces are available nationwide at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Wynn & Co. Watches, Little Switzerland and top-tier independent jewelers. With so much time put into the watches' design, it's well worth the purchase.
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet- $3,990 - $21,950 each
What about the guys who prefer utility over adornment? How about combining both of these elements into a package for men who love to cook. The Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet grill does just this. It looks great, and it cooks amazingly. This high-end powerhouse is perfect for outside entertainment during the summer months- this is one gift worth waiting for. The grill comes in three models. The one pictured is the Fully Upgraded Bread Breaker Dual-Fuel Grill Island. This grill island features a Hybrid Gourmet Grilling drawer system for cooking with gas, charcoal and hardwood simultaneously. You can also grill up to 36 chicken breast halves or 24 T-Bone steaks at once. For the price of $21,950 it can be yours. The ultimate gift to give to men who love to cook! The grill can be ordered from www.kalamazoogourmet.com.
Helen Yarmak Fur for men- $800 to $100,000
Fur is popular among women this season, but Helen Yarmak is making it suitable for men. Her fur is quickly selling out of all her outlets, so now's the perfect time to purchase one. Every design by Helen Yarmak is unique, so no two items are alike. That’s why Helen Yarmak garments are the pride of collectors worldwide. Pricing is between $800 to $100,000 depending upon the type of fur. Try this Velvet black coat with Brown Mink Colar on for size. For about $3,600 it can be yours. Contact the Helen Yarmak showroom for more information. 212-245-0777.
Marrakesh Jacket available from International Male - $69 each
What a great gift to give to the male teenager of the family. Made with cotton, this International Male Marrakesh jacket boasts colorful patches on the front and sleeves. There is also back detailing, not to mention the unique design under the collar. For about $69 it's perfect for teens and men with a different style. The Marrakesh jacket can be found on Internationalmale.com
Aaron Barak Bags- $600 - $1,100
What perfect time to give a nice accessory to your loved one. Leather bags by Aaron Barak are the”it” bags to have for this season. Complete with his signature buckle, Aaron has two lines: Classic and Monticello – with an offering of more than a dozen different bags and accessories to choose from. Priced at $600 to $1,100, every bag is of highest quality and it's the perfect accessory for the affluent businessman. Every Aaron Barak bag and accessory is made from their own private leather reserve known as Nickleby leather. Being that Aaron Barak chooses clean natural hides, the grain remains in its natural state, and allows for the best fiber strength and durability, therefore the bag will wear very well and you'll have it for years to come. Aaron Barak Luxury Bags can be purchased from www.aaronbarak.com.
Leather Club Monaco Case for LG Chocolate- $39 each
For those who are getting the new LG Chocolate phone for Christmas try getting a Club Monaco case to accompany it. This case is the spawn of a recent partnership between Verizon Wireless and Club Monaco. For $39 each, these limited edition black leather cases will add a stylish touch to any LG Chocolate device. This is one item that also comes with a cause, for 100 percent of all proceeds from the Verizon Wireless-Club Monaco case will go to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Fund, a nationwide organization dedicated to providing public education, training, and technical assistance to maintain and develop the professional expertise of advocates working to end domestic violence. Beginning December 3rd 2006, you can find this case at select Club Monaco stores, including flagship stores in New York and Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.
Calvin Klein Underwear Tank Tops- $29.50 per pack
A basic and crucial necessity many men need is underwear. Why not get them the latest technology when it comes to tank tops. Technology? Yes, the latest Calvin Klein Flexible Fit underwear is made from blend of 94% cotton and 6% XLA™ lastol, a fiber that allow for maximum conform by stretching to fit and molding to your body. Because of this fiber, the tops are also wrinkle free and can withstand multiple washings without wearing and tearing. For about $29.50, you can a pack of two tank tops. The tops come in black, white, and other light colors. The tanks can be purchased from Cku.com.
-- Jared Johnson