Gift Guide

12 Gift Guides of Christmas: Men

12 Gift Guides of Christmas: Men | truelane
12 Gift Guides of Christmas: Men | truelane

Lucky for me, the only guys I have to shop for are my brothers, dad, and brother-in-law, all of whom I feel I know pretty well. It can be hard to shop for guys if you aren't in tune with their specific interests—the guitar junkie, the gamer, the fashion fan, the sports addict—sometimes you have to shop for an acquaintance or a lesser-known uncle or cousin, and this is where I hope this guide can spur some ideas. While I tend to go for the outdoorsy items since I like to encourage people to get outside, the Minnetonka Moccasin slippers listed below (as well as their several other style options) are always foolproof. Throw in a case of their favorite beer, a bag of their favorite coffee beans, or a bottle of their favorite liquor and you're set.

1. Grado headphones | $79
2. Plaid cap$45
3. Pressurized craft beer growler | $149
4. Ted Baker wool briefcase | $285
5. Patagonia quilted cotton pullover$149
6. Adidas Samba sneakers | $70
7. Cassini telescope | $99
8. Minnetonka Moccasin shearling slippers | $68
9. Jack Wills lounge pants$57


The 12 Gift Guides of Christmas: Trendsetter

The 12 Gift Guides of Christmas: Trendsetter | truelane
The 12 Gift Guides of Christmas: Trendsetter | truelane

When I was a teenager and just getting into fashion, I wanted the craziest pieces in my wardrobe I could find. I looked to celebrities for fashion inspiration and went thrifting all the time to replicate their style. The biggest designers I could afford were Rebecca Minkoff, and only when she was on a 60% off sale. Even though I can afford what I want these days, I still like to find unexpected pieces in my stocking that are a little flashier or glitzier than I'd normally go for—receiving fashion pieces from friends or family gives me a little reminder to have fun with my style, especially during the holiday season. Here's to keeping things merry and bright.

1. Embellished beanie | $9
2. Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack | $275
3. BaubleBar tassel earring gift set | $58
4. Rent the Runway gift card | varied
5. New York: Through a Fashion Eye | $25
6. Zac Posen handbag | $160
7. Jeffrey Campbell flats | $135
8. Leopard-print mittens | $15
9. Fossil hybrid smartwatch | $155


The 12 Gift Guides of Christmas: Under $50

The 12 Gift Guides of Christmas: Under $50 | truelane
The 12 Gift Guides of Christmas: Under $50 | truelane

A $50 budget is a pretty common amount decided upon between very good friends—and in that case, you want to get something that gets a lot of bang for your buck. Something particularly striking or particularly useful that I can get in the top bracket of my budget usually wins the day. A few of the items below allow some wiggle room in the budget to compile a little gift basket, like the champagne gummy bear cocktail kit just waiting to be tied up with a bottle of bubbly and a couple of cute flutes. Others are ready to hit the road. Just be sure to pick out the perfect card, because nothing says 'merry Christmas' to your bestie like letting her know you love her.

1. Geometric planters | $40
2. Striped marble cheese plate | $35
3. Iron & glass lanterns, large and small | $27 and $20
4. Fleece throw | $40
5. Pendleton umbrella | $30
6. UGG slipper socks | $50
7. Lolli and Pops gift set | $49
8. Ultrasonic diffuser | $40
9. Canvas backpack | $29