Holiday Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for Man in Your Life

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TOP 10 HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR MEN

We hear it every time the holiday season rolls around, ‘I want to give my husband/brother/father a nice gift this Christmas but I don’t know what to get him!’ Shopping for the men in our lives can be hard, especially if they’ve never expressed interest in a particular type of jewelry or watch before. To take some of the stress out of the gift-giving season, our in-house stylists have rounded up our top 10 holiday gifts for men of 2015.

1) Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch

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This year was filled with excitement as the Smartwatch and Wearable Technology categories emerged as one of the newest and most novel luxury product on a global level. While companies like Apple and TAG Heuer dominated the sport watch segment for smartwatches, Frederique Constant rocked the watch world with the release of their Horological Smartwatch, a luxury Swiss timepiece with connected functionality starting at just $995.

The Frederique Constant possesses the precise style and finesse of a classical luxury watch, added to its ability of recording activity and sleep. What’s even more revolutionary is the brand’s connection with its Silicon Valley technology partner, Fullpower. Fullpower’s end-to-end MotionX® technology is meticulously integrated into the Frederique Constant Smart watches, combining a luxury timepiece with connected MotionX® technology.

2) Tudor Heritage Black Bay Black

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TUDOR watches are hot for the holidays! With the release of the Black Bay Black, Tudor has launched the third variant in its Black Bay Heritage collection and has been very well received by men with elements of the popular vintage style. The Heritage Black Bay is a true homage to Tudor dive watches of the past, and by association, to Rolex Submariners, from which Tudor originally took its DNA. The dial finish is one of the most impressive aspects of the Black Bay where you’re able to appreciate elements of the matte “flesh” that the older and sought-after vintage pieces have. Men have been loving the extra straps that each watch comes with as well as the extremely elegant packaging; at $3,400 it’s a bargain for the quality, considering most watches retail anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000. Learn more about this amazing timepiece here!

3) Montblanc Pen

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Simply a classic and timeless gift, Montblanc pens stand the test of time and are always a great gift for men. This featured Montblanc Starwalker Midnight Black Ballpoint Pen (MB 105657) has a twist mechanism and a barrel made of black precious resin. The style has become a fashion statement for men and nicely complements black case watches. The cap is topped with a floating Montblanc star emblem. The Montblanc Starwalker Midnight Black Ballpoint Pen is an iconic gift that any man will treasure.

4) John Hardy Bracelet

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An elegantly packaged gift, this John Hardy Sterling Silver Naga Dragon Head Men’s Bracelet was hands down the favorite piece by several of our stylists here at King Jewelers. Handmade in Bali, John Hardy’s iconic men’s bracelets are the perfect gift and a staple, must have for any John Hardy men’s jewelry fan! This sterling silver bracelet has an extra-large (15 x 7mm) chain and a killer dragon motif on the clasp. The bracelet is a size medium and should fit wrists measuring 6.75″ – 7.25″. Learn more about this bracelet now!

5) Cartier Calibre Diver

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An extremely versatile and durable timepiece, the new Calibre de Cartier Diver watch from Cartier features a 42 mm case in 18K pink gold and ADLC steel on a textured rubber that’s very comfortable to wear. The Calibre de Cartier Diver watch is an authentic diving instrument. This powerful, accurate watch is powered by an iron-horse 1904 MC movement and is water-resistant to 300 meters. This watch is available in a variety of case metals including rose gold but we particularly love this combination of the black case and rose gold (Reference: W2CA0004). This watch has it all… it’s masculine, sporty, and sleek! Learn more about this exquisite men’s timepiece here!

6) Chopard Mille Miglia Cufflinks

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By now we hope that women know that men love cars and have a need for speed. One of the coolest and iconic race collections is the Mille Miglia collection by Chopard. The collection features watches and accessories commemorating the annual thousand mile Ferrari race that loops throughout Italy of the same name. Our featured gift for this holiday season is Chopard’s Mille Miglia Cuff Links (Reference 95014-0001) which are made of polished stainless steel and have a black rubber insert with a Dunlop tire tread pattern. If you can’t afford the Ferrari for Christmas, consider getting him these amazing cufflinks to make up for it.

7) Stephen Webster Pendant

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For the man whose style is more “edgy” than “traditional”, we always recommend looking at Stephen Webster pieces. These bold statement pieces are currently on sale 15% off, giving you even  more value for your money! 2015 has been a year for rose gold, both in men’s and women’s fashion, and it contrasts beautifully with black accents. For the rockstar man in your life, we recommend the Stephen Webster Dagger Pendant. This dagger-shaped pendant features a beautiful contrasting combination of black onyx, black sapphires, and plated rose gold.

8) TAG Heuer McLaren Watch

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This TAG Heuer watch in partnership with McLaren race cars is a celebration of speed and style. Red is the color of speed, of challenge, of victory, of passion, and is marvelously integrated into the watch strap and dial designs. A passion for motor racing runs in the veins of TAG Heuer and drives its relationship with McLaren. To mark the 30th anniversary of the TAG Heuer/McLaren collaboration, the Swiss watch brand is releasing a numbered limited edition of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 chronograph with a Special “Anniversary” engraving on the case back. Learn more about this impressive timepiece here!

9) John Hardy Cuff Links

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Featured this holiday are John Hardy’s Sterling Silver and Bronze Palu Square Men’s Cufflinks. These square sterling silver cufflinks feature hammered bronze inlay and look fantastic with a suit or a casual cuffed shirt. Handmade in Bali, John Hardy Jewelry fuses the ancient traditions of Southeast Asian culture with an up-to-the-minute sheen of modernity that men love. John Hardy does more than just dazzle with his jaw-dropping designs. Pegged as the “Original Green Designer,” Hardy has created sustainable luxury since 1989.

10) Scott Kay Men’s Ring

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We had to recommend a special men’s ring and while this was not an easy decision for our stylists, Scott Kay’s Sterling Silver Unkaged Scroll Wide Men’s Ring is this holiday’s winner. The 14.5mm wide sterling silver men’s ring features scroll work with beaded detailing on either side. This Scott Kay ring is an unexpected bit of edge, peeking out from underneath a suit jacket or sitting next to a nice Hublot watch. This ring gives an instant rock star appeal to any man’s wardrobe.

David King

Author: David King

David King is the Director of Business Development of King Jewelers. A Graduate Gemologist with specialties in luxury timepieces, diamonds, and marketing, his main responsibilities include advertising & marketing, events, watch buying, client relations, concierge services, website development, brand management, and business development.

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