So you’ve done it. With only a few days until Christmas you’ve totally procrastinated. You haven’t finished buying your gifts and you need to find a few awesome gifts for the men in your life. Fortunately, the DCFashion Fool has come to the rescue with a last minute gift guide!
Last minute Christmas gifts are a tricky. You want the person receiving the gift to feel special and not think you’ve just picked out something at the lease minute. The truth is you did shop at the last minute but they don’t have to know that. Make them think you’ve put some thought into your present.
Remember this is a last minute gift guide so act fast! Some gifts are available in stores throughout the DC area. You can run and pick them up. Others are available on line but to ensure that they arrive in time for Christmas, ORDER TODAY. At minimum review the online stores shipping options to ensure they arrive in time to make it under the tree.
As the DCFashion Fool, you know the first thing I’m going to suggest is clothing. Zara has been killing it with coats and now that Indochino is open in Tyson’s, a made to measure suit is a one of a kind gift to be treasured. The Suit Supply dinner jacket is one of my favorites. Grab it now. If just minor alterations are needed pop into Suit Supply and have them done in time for New Year’s. Splurge on an umbrella or for the more cost conscious, pocket squares make excellent stocking stuffers.
- Zara checked coat
- Sterling and Burke umbrella
- Timberland mixed media boots
- Suit Supply navy dinner jacket
- Hugh and Crye pocket squares
- Indochino made to measure suit
The new Y cologne from YSL is a light scent and great for everyday. If you don’t need it in time for Christmas, order directly from YSL and have it engraved. Practical and stylish are frames from Visionworks. (If you pick them up for yourself, you can use up your extra flexible spending dollars before year end.) Smart watches or connected watches are big this year. If you can make it to Frederick, Maryland, the Kronaby watch is a traditional watch with connected features. Where the watch by Emporio Armani has the newer smartwatch look. Both connect to IOS and Android. Another stocking stuffer idea is shaving products from the Grooming Lounge. Try their shave cream or the Shavior. You’ll thank me! Plus with two locations and availability at Amazon, your shaving gifts will be both thoughtful and in time for the holiday.
- Y by YSL Cologne
- Penguin blue murphy – Visionworks
- Kronaby Sekel connected watch
- Emporio Armani smart watch
- Grooming Lounge shaving products
- Truman’s Dopp Kit
Guys like gadgets. The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest gaming systems out now. The Echo Dot is like your own personal electronic assistant and at this price point you won’t mind if Alexa talks back! Another hot trend is the mirrorless cameras. Small and compact they have almost the same functionality as their larger DSLR cousin. For the less technologically saavy, a complete bar set up is the better option.
Don’t want to give stuff,? Go for an experience. Just a short drive to Shenandoah Valley is L’Auberge Provencale. Give a stay at this marvelous bed and breakfast. The Master Cooking class would be a culinary delight for your foodie guy. Closer to home, DCMangia offers a variety of local food tours. How about the Italian Food Tour.? Here your guy explore and learn about the city while enjoying Italian delicacies. Naturally you’ll want to buy at least two tickets so you can be the plus one. How about a gift certificate to Equinox Sports Club for the athlete? There are 3 in the area. The cards are good for gym membership, personal training or even better spa services.
Need to know where to go to select your gifts? Here are the locations. The rest are available online with super fast shipping.
Grooming Lounge – 1745 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036 & Tysons Galleria Mall
Hugh and Crye – 3212 O St NW #5, Washington, DC 20007 v
Indochino – Tysons Galleria Mall
Kronaby at Colonial Jewelers – 1 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701
Sterling and Burke – 2824 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Suit Supply – 2828 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 & Tysons Galleria Mall