Elite Traveler has scoured the luxury corners of every boutique and department store to curate a list full of exclusive gifts that will suit any discerning man in your life. Whether he is a motorhead, a cigar lover or in need of a good sweater for winter, we have the gift for him.
Davidoff, Chefs Edition Cigars
Everyone knows the importance of wine pairing with food, but few appreciate the detail required to create the perfect post-dinner cigar. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Davidoff has collaborated with Michelin-starred chefs to launch a second Chefs Edition Cigar.
Thomas Keller (The French Laundry), Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation), Klaus Erfort (Gästehaus) Heiko Nieder (The Dolder Grand), and Shaun Rankin (Ormer Mayfair) worked together to create the kind of cigar that would befit a Michelin-starred menu. The result is a cigar with notes of licorice, oakwood, Szechuan pepper and leather with endnotes of eucalyptus and spice. The Chefs Edition is limited to 5,000 boxes of 10 cigars.
Tiffany 1837 Makers Flask
Tiffany & Co made a subtle piece of history earlier this year when it launched its first ever male jewelry collection, 1837 Makers. Along with a host of innovative pieces is a striking hip flask forged from sterling silver and brass. The flask has been carefully crafted to a level that honors the company’s legacy of expert and technical craftsmanship with modern touches. An engraving can also be added to give it a personal touch for the holidays.
Montegrappa, Moon Landing LE
There was a worldwide appreciation for the achievements of our forefathers this year as the US celebrated the 50th anniversary of mankind’s greatest achievement: landing on the moon. To commemorate the landmark, luxury pen makers Montegrappa has created a special edition pen with a level of intricacy that would make any rocket scientist swoon.
The pen is crafted with a striking combination of white pearlized resin and polished Sterling Silver trim, with decorative enameling to evoke the fuselage markings of the original craft. The ingenious semi-detachable barrel allows the user to simulate the separation of the second and third stages of the Saturn V rocket while also revealing special viewing windows that expose the pen’s internal ink flux mechanism. This is both a supremely functional gift as well as a prized collectors’ item and a future family heirloom for anyone enchanted by the wonders of space exploration.
Assouline, The Impossible Collection of Cars
The luxury publisher continues to astound with its evocative Impossible Collection series and this latest release is sure to be a hit with anyone with a love for automobiles. This beautifully-crafted coffee table book showcases the 100 most exceptional cars of the 20th century from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1996 McLaren F1. Each car was chosen for its revolutionary engineering, magnificent lines, and that certain je ne sais quoi that turned heads wherever they appeared. The beautiful cars within are done justice in an exceptionally crafted book made with cotton paper and presented in a beautiful black rubber clamshell box with a cutout metal plate.
Linley, Cufflink Box
Linley has long struck a chord with well-heeled gentlemen for its ability to produce pieces that strike a perfect balance between subtle and stylish. This is truer than ever in its Gentleman’s Cufflink Box, which is handcrafted in solid walnut and features a beautiful top decorated with polka dot, bowler hat and bow tie design on a blue eucalyptus background.
The design is a tribute to traditional London city attire that has since died out. While you would be hard pushed to find anyone in a bowler hat now, cufflinks have endured changing fashion trends and are still an essential accessory for any suit worth it’s salt. In the Gentleman’s Cufflink Box, they will have a worthy home.