You won’t go wrong with wowing any guy on your holiday shopping list—from grandpa to son to husband—with our compilation of 2019’s best gifts for men from local businesses here on the North Shore.
For the Adventurer
Hestra’s Fall Line Five Finger gloves, made of soft, supple aniline leather, are dyed with water-soluble synthetic dye that brings out the cowhide’s natural grain. Available in both black and tan, the gloves’ outseams increase their comfort while he’s gripping ski poles or a shovel.
Ski Haus, 1 Wheeler Road, Burlington; 317 S Broadway, Salem, NH
For the Oenophile
Indulge your favorite wine lover with tickets to a 2020 Boston Wine Festival event. The festival runs from January 10 through March 27, and features events like dinners hosted by winemakers, champagne-paired brunches, and themed receptions. To top it all off, book a special-rate room at the Boston Harbor Hotel for a full evening of luxury.
Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
For the Promptly Punctual
He’ll keep time in style with Shinola’s Runwell leather strap watch, available at Long’s Jewelers. The watch combines a matte black dial, block Arabic numerals, and a vintage look with Sellita SW200-1 movement and a 38-hour power reserve.
Shinola Runwell Automatic Leather Watch, $1,095
Long’s Jeweler, 35 Cross Street, Peabody; 60 South Avenue, Burlington
For the Snow Sports Enthusiast
Grab your favorite skier a pair of Zeal Ski Goggles from Todd Rogers in Andover. Polarized and photochromatic, the goggles’ yellow frames add a pop of color to his ski wardrobe. The best part? The goggles can be made prescription—he’ll never have to worry about bringing his contacts to the mountain again.
Zeal Ski Goggles, starting at $249
Todd Rogers, 18 Park Street, Andover
For the Well-Dressed
Add a pop of sophistication to his winter wardrobe with this richly hued sport shirt by Robert Graham. Cotton and machine-washable, this comfortable shirt features a floral pattern and can easily be dressed up or down.
Giblees, 85 Andover St., Route 114, Danvers
For the Achiever
Even the hardest workers need to decompress sometimes. Treat your workaholic with a session at Saltwater Massage Studio, winner of the readers’ choice 2019 BONS award for best massage. He’ll emerge rested and relaxed after a deep tissue massage, CBD massage, or muscle recovery massage.
Saltwater Massage Studio, 65 Pleasant Street, Gloucester
For the Globetrotter
He’ll travel with elegance with this holdall bag from Tumi. Made from Tumi’s durable nylon, the satchel features a detachable padded shoulder strap, a thirteen-inch depth, and a large front pocket.
Double Expansion Travel Satchel, $425
Tumis, 600 Market Street, Lynnfield; 75 Middlesex Turnpike (Burlington Mall), Burlington
For the Aficionado
Get him a never-ending gift with a cigar subscription box from Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, New Hampshire. For $25 per month, they’ll ship him four cigars featured on The Cigar Authority, their weekly podcast about all things cigars. And, pop in to the shop to check out their Twelve Days of Christmas sale, offering a new 24-hour deal each day.
Two Guys Smoke Shop, 304 S Broadway, Salem, NH
For the Techie
Let him control lights and appliances right from his phone with the Wemo Mini Smart Plug. The plug uses your home’s existing Wi-Fi—simply plug it into an outlet, plug a device (like a lamp, heater, or coffee pot) into the Smart Plug, and turn it on and off from your phone.
Wemo Mini Smart Plug, $30
Apple Store, 1220 Market Street, Lynnfield
For the Extravagant
This genuine ostrich leg credit card case from Darby Scott will impress even the swankiest buyers. The bright red hue helps it stand out from the crowd—or, check out the North Shore designer’s pop up shop at 47 High Street in North Andover for more accessories made with the brand’s impeccable craftsmanship.
Darby Scott, darbyscott.com