Happy Holidays to you and yours. This is the 2022 Gentleman Within Holiday Gift Guide!
It’s the time of year where giving not getting will bring you good cheer and of course GW is giving out the goods with this season’s freshest and most fun holiday gift guide yet.
Now go ahead and kick back with a warm drink and comfy slippers as you shop for your family and friends and admit it — yourself 😉
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THE 2022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Below are Gentleman Within’s 35 newly curated gift ideas for the 2022 holiday season. Enjoy!
1. A Distraction Free Cell Phone
So many of us spend entirely too much time on our phones, connected to the internet, but disconnected from the rest of the world. If you’re feeling or know someone feeling the pressure to always be ‘on’, it’s time to get back to basics with the Light Phone II—a minimalist approach to smartphones.
You’ve only got the essentials: calls, texts, alarms, contacts and hotspot—that’s it. Help someone or yourself disconnect from technology and take back your downtime this year with the Light Phone.
2. Personal Mini Fireplace
It’s beginning feel like cozy, fireplace szn—but not every home has one. This concrete fireplace kit in either square or circle from Flikr Fire comes in a sleek, portable design that makes for an excellent accent piece to any room. Light it up and toast some gooey s’mores in the comforts of your living room.
It’s made with 100% cement and 100% aluminum base and lid, with dimensions of 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and weighing a solid 6.1 lbs. Made in the USA, this mini fireplace is sure to enhance any room and delight anyone who uses it. It’ll surely be a gift they’ll remember.
3. VRST Terry Bomber Jacket
No matter what anyone says, you can never go wrong with the timeless bomber jacket. This one, you might want to pick up for yourself.
This bomber from VRST (exclusive to Dick’s Sporting Goods) features a French terry fabric, along with a more relaxed fit and casual styling with the half-zip and mock neck collar.
You can choose from charcoal, teal or a beige color with sizes ranging from S-XXL. This lightweight jacket is on-trend with a washed aesthetic and a slightly looser drape than normal.
It essentially has the classic styling of bomber jacket, but wears more like a comfortable sweatshirt and will have you looking and feeling great whether out with friends or relaxing at home.
4. Gobi Portable Heated Blanket
The joy of a heated blanket is no longer confined to the walls of your home. This blanket from Gobi Heat was designed to be rechargeable and portable so that you can take it with you on the road or still use it in the comforts of home.
It has temperature control with 3 heat settings of low (116º F), medium (127º F) and high (136º F). And it’s packed with up to 10 hours of heat with a plug in power kit as a backup.
You can give the gift of warmth this year with this Zen Portable Heated Blanket. Available in 3 colors of pine, mist or steam.
5. SkyValet Carry-On Luggage
Know someone who is always traveling? A business flight for a conference one week, then a weekend jaunt towards warmer weather on the next. Maybe this person could also use a new set of wheels for their luggage.
The SkyValet Carry-On is designed with tech-forward features for the busy traveler who likes to stay connected while on-the-go. This carry-on has a clean, modern aesthetic with dual USB charging ports, a wireless phone charger in addition to a TSA-approved bluetooth lock for added security.
I personally think the 360º spinner shark wheels are really slick. You can get it in 4 different colors from graphite, matte black, silver or rose gold. I can’t wait to start traveling with mine in 2023.
If the person you’re gifting doesn’t need all the extra bells and whistles and could still use a super sleek and more affordable carry-on luggage, Level 8 Cases makes an excellent alternative.
6. Knights Valley Wine from Beringer Vineyards
Wine not? You either hate it or love it. I myself can never turn down a good bottle of red or white. I recently discovered Knights Valley from Beringer Vineyards and found the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon to be delightful.
The family owned Beringer Vineyards has been producing Knights Valley wine since the mid-1960s, with the Knights Valley designation first being used on a Beringer label in 1974. Spring for the Knights Valley Reserve if you’ve got the budget.
Whether you know someone who’s a bit of a wine connoisseur or looking to expand his or her palate, this Napa Valley icon is sure to make for a thoughtful gift for that wine gal or guy in your life.
7. Buffalo Jackson Bison Leather Travel Duffle
Every stylish man could use a high-quality, go-to weekender bag for his travels, whether for an overnight business trip, flying solo or with his partner.
Go for nothing, but the best with Buffalo Jackson and the luxe Ryder Reserve Bison Leather Duffle. This is top-drawer here, masterfully crafted with copper rivets, antiqued nickel hardware and pocket compartments for days.
If the Ryder Reserve beyond your budget, opt for the more affordable, yet eye catching Dakota Waxed Canvas Duffle Backpack. It’s decidedly more casual, but even more durable due to the canvas exterior with clean leather trim.
Be sure to use code GW10 for 10% off sitewide.
8. Minnetonka Pile-Lined Moccasin Slippers
These slippers have a classic moccasin design and hard soles, making them dual purpose for indoor-outdoor use. The pile lining is a must for those chilly days and nights and are sure to keep your feet and toes extra warm.
I’ve got a pair myself and it’s a joy for my feet every time I wear them—kicking back, working on GW and sipping a cup of hot tea.
9. A Heated Hoodie for Her
If she’s always complaining about how cold it is, then the Ridge Heated Hoodie from Gobi Heat might be the perfect solution to warm her right up.
These hoodies are not only functional in keeping the body feeling cozy and comfortable, but they’re quite stylish too. Coming in sizes XS-3XL and 3 colors from Onyx, Storm and Skyline.
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10. Creative Candles with Character
Smells like evergreens and after parties. That was my first experience with Anecdote Candles last year and it’s still one of my favorite candle scents of all time.
This Adulting candle, smells like early nights and steady paychecks / fig & cashmere, will make for the perfect gift for that guy or girl who’s entered the workforce and is paying dues.
11. A Silicone Ring She Won’t Mind Losing
These trendy silicone rings are the perfect pick up for a forgetful pair. For when you’re working out, you’d benefit from a durable wedding band that won’t hurt your fingers and that you’d be okay if you lost it. QALO’s got you covered; for her and for you.
12. Be a Kid Again with a Rubber Band Gun
Anyone who receives this gift will surely embrace his inner-child. This Model PPK rubber band gun from Elastic Precision is modeled after the classic Walther PPK, made famous by 007 himself.
Shoots up to 20 feet in a straight line, firing up to 6 bands with semi-automatic action and is made in the USA.
13. A Sleep Mask that Keeps the Light Out
Night owls who don’t have blackout curtains swear by these sleep masks 🙋. Finding the right mask is essential, and this one from Alaska Bear comes highly recommended with nearly 33,000 reviews on Amazon with 4.5 stars.
14. A Headband for that Workout Fiend
We all have that friend who exercises as a way of life. QALO, known for their durable silicone wedding rings, now also offer athletic wear. Do them a small favor and pick up a quick-drying, odor resistant headband made of spandex and polyester to look good and feel better during workouts.
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15. Whiskey on the Mountains with Whiskey Peaks
These hand-blown crystal whiskey glasses that feature the world’s most iconic mountains have been a GW favorite for years now. Equal parts artwork and sipping instrument, these Whiskey Peaks are sure to delight that traveling, whiskey lover in your life.
16. An Out of This World Lego Set
Know a kid who loves rockets and working with his/her hands? Then this Lego set is a sure bet. My nieces and nephew are loving Legos right now and so I’ll be getting them a few sets so they can continue exploring their creativity.
17. Alleviate Sore Muscles Massage Gun
Massage therapy guns are all the rage and for good reason. When you’re tending to a stiff neck or sore back, these nifty devices can be a Godsend. Get this for someone who’s always complaining about aches and pains that could easily subside with a little TLC.
18. Go Electric for Them Pearly Whites
Oral-B is one of the tops when it comes to oral care. If you know someone still brushing with a regular toothbrush (nothing wrong with that!), then they’re missing out. The experience brushing with a quality electric toothbrush vs manually brushing is night and day. Give them the experience and gift of a better brush this year.
19. A Festive Fair Isle Sock for a Gentleman
The intricate Fair Isle pattern is unmistakably a winter season staple. A pair of comfortable stylish socks are some of the best stocking stuffers you can give (I’ve got a list of more stocking stuffer ideas below). This pair, made in Japan are made with a combed cotton yarn that’s softer and stronger than regular cotton.
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20. A Comfy, Yet Stylish Hoodie
Coming in a range of sizes from XS to 3XL, this sustainably crafted colorblock hoodie from Nautica checks all the boxes when it comes to style and comfort.
It’s a vintage fit, comes with a drawcord hood and best of all, the stylish color blocking—which I’m a big fan of—it’s on trend and stylish as ever.
My personal recommendation is the Lapis Blue colorway, although you can’t really go wrong with classic Sail White or the trendier Rio Red.
21. Wool Runners for Work or Play
They’re called runners, but you don’t have to be a runner to wear them. Allbirds have some of the most popular casual sneaker styles, worn by both men and women these days.
My favorite are the natural grey (light grey sole) Wool Runners for the fellas and natural white (cream sole) Wool Runners for the ladies. These everyday sneakers are sure to become some of the favorites in his or her rotation.
22. A Premium Heritage Grooming Set
Give the gift of a great grooming experience this year with Caswell-Massey’s Heritage Grooming Set. It’s a hand-picked selection of the best male grooming essentials, all made in America.
The full-body grooming kit comes with their exfoliating body scrub bar soap, all-in-one body wash, face wash healer hand salve and hair pomade that will keep that special someone looking sharp and smelling great.
23. Headspace for Everyone
We can all use a little more mindfulness in our lives. Headspace is one of the leaders in the meditation space, bringing a once “woo woo” practice to the masses. You can give them a year or a 3 month trial to test it out so they can Keep Calm and Carry On.
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24. An LED Smart TV with a Vivid Screen
TVs are getting cheaper and cheaper. I saw one for under $80 the other day! Nowadays you can get a quality TV for a fraction of what they used to cost. This Smart TV from TCL is currently under $150, making it a definite steal. Buy one or heck 2, for a friend, someone going off to college or maybe yourself.
25. An Almost Pixar Mini Desk Lamp
Not Pixar branded, but it looks like one via the popular design. Beyond aesthetics, this little lamp is compact, easily adjustable and is conveniently USB powered.
Get one for a college student’s dorm room or your partner’s home office. Comes in 3 clean colors of carbon black & black, warm silver & blush and steel blue & gray.
26. Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager
The Snailax Neck and Back Massager makes for an ideal gift for that person who won’t stop asking you for a massage. It’s portable, height-adjustable and relatively affordable compared to the other options on the market.
Ease those frequent pain points on the neck and back with a rolling massage along the spine and head. Comes equipped with heating on the back and neck along with vibration settings. Available on their website and Amazon.
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27. A Briefcase for that Daily Commute
We all know a commuter, maybe you are one yourself. Either way, a high-quality briefcase or messenger bag is an everyday essential for when you’re on-the-go. And I’m not talking that fake pleather/PU leather, but instead a rich, full-grain leather with solid hardware that will last for years to come.
WP Standard’s The Woodward Briefcase comes in 3 versatile colors of tan, chocolate and desert black with the option to add a monogram to personalize your bag.
28. Enter the Metaverse w/ the Meta Quest 2
Have you or your friends entered the Metaverse yet? If not, you’re missing out. I’ve spent the past year doing VR workouts which in turn helped me get into the best shape I’ve been in a long while.
While the new Meta Quest Pro comes with a lofty price tag, the Quest 2 is much easier to digest and is still my recommendation, especially if you’re new to VR. You can purchase the Oculus Quest 2 directly from the website or alternatively, find it on Amazon, Walmart and Target.
So, maybe next year I’ll see you and your friends in the Metaverse? I’ll be waiting!
29. On a Mission with The Mission Cardigan
The Cardigan has a storied history dating back to the mid 1800s. It’s a classic staple for everyday wear. Mission Workshop modernizes the zip up cardigan with a tailored fit and technical fabrics.
The Merino Softshell Hybrid Cardigan is equipped with 4-way stretch, organic merino wool back and arms, water repellent front panels and odor/stain resistant fabrics. Any man with a purpose and knack for stylish fits is sure to appreciate a gift like this.
30. Cruisin’ on an Electric Scooter
These things were seemingly everywhere this year, I even sprung for one myself. It’s a fun way to get around your local neighborhood, get that wind in your hair and explore the sights.
Boasting a 40 mile range, over 18 mph and 10″ pneumatic run flat tire with suspension, this fun little scooter from Segway (Ninebot MAX Electric Scooter) might not get you around in style, but you’ll sure have fun while doing it.
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31. A Copper Flask Build for Adventure
Whiskey Leatherworks makes small batch, handmade leather goods. And the refined, ruggedness of The Clark Fork Copper Flask is apparent. What’s unique about these flasks is that the copper is paired with American tanned 3-4 oz. leathers from The Horween Tannery and Hermann Oak and stitched with either synthetic sinew or up-cycled fly line. It’ll make a great gift for the guy who has it all.
32. Exercise Apps to Get in the Best Shape Ever
Give yourself or a loved one the gift of better health this year with these 2 GW recommended workout apps.
The NYTs says that you only need 7 minutes of exercise a day and that’s exactly what the Seven app focuses on. 7 minute, daily workouts tailored specifically for your needs. The core exercises have been integral in my personal fitness this year.
The next is Supernatural which is only available on the Oculus (also mentioned in this gift guide), it’s essentially at-home fitness like you’ve never experienced before. It makes working up a sweat fun, as you box or flow your way through (choose your intensity) workouts while listening to your favorite music and receiving encouraging words from the handful of awesome coaches.
33. Quest 2-Pack of Saxx Underwear
Let them boys breathe and feel the comfort of Saxx Underwear’s BallPark Pouch, formed to fit a man’s anatomy in a genius-ly designed hammock. It truly is a game changer when it comes to men’s underwear.
Try out a 2-pack of these non-chafing, moisture controlled, and soft to the touch boxer briefs for yourself or gift them to one of your friends who could probably use an upgrade in this department.
34. Sea Salt Spray from Beard Brand
Every man or woman with longer hair could use a few sea salt sprays for those days when your hair is messier than usual.
Choose from 3 distinct fragrances from Beardbrand’s collection, Old Money, Tree Ranger and Temple Smoke and feel like Poseidon himself.
35. Elevate the Apple Watch with a Eco-Tanned Leather Strap
Bellroy is known for their premium leather goods that develop a bold patina over time. Pick up a leather watch strap in colors ranging from a striking marigold to classic terracotta or simple black to elevate a friend or family member’s Apple Watch this year.
Wrapping Things Up
And that puts a bow on the Gentleman Within Holiday Gift Guide for 2022. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours.
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