My five gifts from Mr. Porter.

Oh we getting fancy in this post. I mean the best gifts are the ones you know people would kill for but won't necessarily buy for themselves, right? That's why this week's My Five picks are all guaranteed to up your friend/girlfriend/boyfriend cred in the gift-giving department. Every one of these is a safe bet cause they're practically a one-size-fits-all luxe twist on practical gifts for the holidays. Tbh I want every single one of these items, and if you're envious of your own gift, you're on the right track.

 

1. THE GROOMING UPGRADE.

MR PORTER Grooming Kit, Winter 2016 $95

MR PORTER Grooming Kit, Winter 2016 $95

This kit is full of some of my favorite brands like Malin+Goetz, Lab Series, and Bumble and Bumble. This isn't one of those kits where you'll hope you like at least one of the items. This kit is hand-selected and full of the best in men's grooming.

 

2. THE LEATHER JACKET FOR LIFE.

BALMAIN Leather Biker Jacket $3,820

BALMAIN Leather Biker Jacket $3,820

Let's be completely honest here: the leather biker never goes out of style. Throw on top of the fact that this one is Balmain and you're pretty much set for life. This is guaranteed to become his favorite jacket year after year after year. That is, of course, unless it's for your boyfriend and you break up. Then I'd use the term "favorite" lightly.

 

3. THE CLASSIC MINIMAL WATCH.

TSOVET JPT-CC38 Stainless Steel And Leather Watch $395

TSOVET JPT-CC38 Stainless Steel And Leather Watch $395

This military-inspired minimal watch is so classic and timeless, I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't rock it. Swiss-made, scratch-resistant glass, and a charcoal leather strap: it's as practical as it is stylish (that is: practical and stylish af).

 

4. THE TOOLS HE REALLY NEEDS.

Pankhurst London Leather-Bound Manicure Set $210

Pankhurst London Leather-Bound Manicure Set $210

I'm sorry I just can't get over those black nail clippers. They're like some evil villain with exquisite taste shit and I'm so on board with it. This set is born from a barber shop in the UK and comes with a leather case. It's really everything you need to not claw people when shaking hands. AKA necessary. And it looks cool as hell.

 

5. THE SNOW REFLECTION SHIELD.

MOSCOT Gelt Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses $280

MOSCOT Gelt Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses $280

The description on these shades reads, "This is not a pair of sunglasses. This is New York," and I can't disagree with that. The clear frames will up any style game, and with 100% UV protection, it will also keep you from squinting from that bright ass snow.

 

BONUS: MUST MENTION.

Diptyque Scented Candle Set, 12 X 35g $190

Diptyque Scented Candle Set, 12 X 35g $190

Okay I had to give you one more cause I'm feeling jolly or whatever. If you haven't heard of Diptyque, you're about to get fancy cause it's one of the best candle/fragrance shops out there. These scents are luxe af and the set comes in a box that's so extra people will just be like, yo, nobody can top this.