The red hearts and sugar induced coma holiday is here again, and we’ll be kind and say you’ve been so busy bettering yourself after the new year that you may have let slip buying something impressive for your better half. Fret not. We bring to you a gift guide for boys and girls of all adult ages that will make your significant other actually forget that you didn’t call them back that one night (You know, the one they still bring up when your fight about where to eat escalates?) Let us do some redemption work on your end by way of retail therapy below.
Sure, lingerie and underwear are a cliche gift that might be expected, but this is not your average holster. Despite being simplistically sexy, The Nude Label creates pieces that look subtle and beautiful that she will want to wear on a daily basis (just for your information, dudes, that is NOT a common sentiment.)
Tongue in cheek holiday mockery is the perfect way to show you’re actually funny when you want to be. Cold Picnic is a brand out of Brooklyn freeing the nipple one rug and home accessory at a time. If she’s at all doubting your progressive standpoints because you’re afraid to say aloud you’re a feminist after she ranted about annoying things male feminists do, this will smooth that over.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh | Roberta Heel
If this doesn’t keep you around, I’m not sure what would. The enviable shoe shape with perfect heel height for function combines past reference with a modern air, allowing your powerful lover to stay in motion and keep you guessing. These sell out everywhere pretty quickly, but currently are in full stock at Zadeh’s namesake online shop. Run to the closet and find her shoe size.
The natural state of the suede combined with the rosy hue paired perfect for occasions as such makes this bag a clear choice. It should be noted that handbags are much like jewelry in the sense that you should get the lady’s opinion first (because she definitely has one), but in such a classic shape and well-themed hue, we will call this pretty close to a universal win.
Great for both hair and skin, Monat’s lemon-scented Rejuvenique Oil is rather thick, but absorbs instantly into whatever surface you choose—no residue. Turns out the versatile product’s secret ingredient is Abyssinian Oil, which mimic’s the body’s natural oils for some serious long-term benefits. With a combination of 10 other botanical oils and sleek, travel-friendly package design, Monat’s Rejuvenique Oil is a slam dunk.
Besides the ethical side of Everlane’s production being a good enough reason to go their direction, this super functional bag looks nothing like the gym bag your guy is currently toting around in public. Stop that nonsense and get him an investment carrier that makes him look like he knows what he’s talking about.
A.P.C. | Classic Cap
Synonymous with “what you wish your boyfriend would wear more” the casual French brand’s simple hat has no sports team reference in sight. This is step one. Step two is getting him into white overalls. It will happen. The process takes awhile. Be patient.
The dark black face gives this timepiece a modern turn of monochromatic detail, taking it away from being too fatherly, yet appears strongly anti-Apple Watch. If your guy is old school or takes the classic route in terms of style, this will likely go above and beyond.
Warm, timeless and earthy, the scents of bergamot, American oak and sage combine to create something made to make you want to come closer. Best part? Commodity Goods is all unisex and layerable, so feel free to steal a spritz as desired.
Easiest way to elevate the game of any garment or accessory? Get the white leather version of it. Case and point, these classic high-top sneakers allow for functionality, will not frighten the less fashion-forward dude and will easily become his go-to if only because they match with everything.
“Amber, Guinevere, and Kate” | Photographed by Craig McDean (1993-2005)
Three ‘90s and early millennium icons all strewn together in an endless inspiration catalog fit for a coffee table is kind of a dream come true. If your woman is constantly scavenging the interwebs for moodboard material, make it easier for her with this.