Jacquard Knit Socks
Anonymous Ism • $30
Every man needs a pair of cozy socks with some playful holiday panache — the kind that look good whether he’s wearing them under a pair of winter boots or, well, as an outfit. These ones, with a stag-emblazoned pattern that recalls a Fair Isle sweater, ought to do the trick.
Organic Waffle Robe
Coyuchi • $98
Waffle knits are a favorite of high-end spas for good reason: same 100% Turkish cotton as the terry cloth, but infinitely more packable and breathable.
Diamond Signet Ring
Digby & Iona • $185
This handsome (and engraveable) number from Brooklyn’s premier indie silversmith features the phrase “None Cuttes a Diamond But a Diamond,” a quote from Marston’s The Malcontent, widely regarded as one of the most significant plays of the English Renaissance. Fittingly, it’s also a working wax seal and comes with a stick of sealing wax. Romantic missives, however, are on you to sort out.
Hand-Blown Decanter Set
TRNK • $262
A decanter set is one of those gifts that’s akin to a male version of an engagement ring: nearly always gifted by his partner for a special occasion, and expected to last a lifetime. Given those postulates, opt for something a little more unique than those monogrammed rectangular jobs that everyone and their brother has, like this smoky, three-piece set from Seattle studio DeCicio.
Moses Nadel • $950
Among the greatest gifts one can give their beloved? Some well-deserved rest. Or at least something to help induce it, like these “ball” ottomans from New York designer Moses Nadel, which combine the materials and aesthetics of athletic equipment (here, natural grain cowhide) with a firm micro-foam fill to realize a singularly good-looking and comfy piece of furniture.