From award-winning whisky, to grooming sets, here are 10 holiday gift ideas for the modern (mix) man in your life. Whether the lucky recipient is your boyfriend, husband, dad, uncle or brother, these exciting gift ideas will surely be welcomed by them for under the tree. Scroll left and right to see our picks:
Venque Hamptons Messenger Tote
Based in Toronto, Venque is a Canadian accessory brand which specializes in hip and durable backpacks and duffles with leather details.
$135 // at Boysco or online at venque.ca.
Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Highland Park is one of the few distilleries that retains a traditional malting floor, turning each batch of malt by hand. Its award-winning 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky offers a heather-honey sweetness balanced by peaty smokiness. Awarded "Best Spirit in The World" by Spirit Journal, this gift is best for whisky enthusiasts, and premium craft whisky drinkers. Drink neat, with a drop of water, or on the rocks.
$74.99 // Available at Select BC Liquor Stores
99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky
A fantastic new release for hockey fans, Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky tells of the NHL's great moments from his point of view. Written with all the insight of someone who knows what it feels like when your lungs burn at the end of a long shift, and the pain of bruises at the end of a long playoff series, who knows what it feels like to fall short against a bitter rival, and also the incomparable feeling of lifting the Stanley Cup over your head, 99: Stories of the Game doesn't just tell the history of the NHL's 99 years. It relives them.
$35 // Available at Indigo.
Les industries Groom Shaving Care Gift Set
Montreal-based Les industries Groom offers products for men to indulge in the pleasures of shaving. The Shaving Care Gift Set consists of a full-size foaming Shaving Cream and the moisturizing Aftershave Balm, as well as a travel-size of the Aftershave Splash and the protective Shaving Oil.
$80 // Online at lesindustriesgroom.com
Suntory Whisky - Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Whisky fans looking to explore Japanese Whisky can start with this winner: Hibiki Japanese Harmony is Japan's most highly awarded whisky. Tasting notes include a honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel and white chocolate. Best served neat, on the rocks, or in a highball.
$119.99 // Available at select BC Liquor Stores
Starbucks Stamp Art Mugs
For decades, Starbucks' beautiful and artistic coffee stamps marked bags of coffee. New for 2016, Starbucks is now breathing new life into these stamps with a collection of Stamp Art Mugs: black ceramic mugs, printed with gold. Masculine and stylish, these Starbucks Stamp Art Mugs are an easy holiday gift for coffee drinkers.
$18.95 // At select Starbucks Canada locations or online at store.starbucks.ca.
Anthony Skincare - Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub
Formulated with sea salt to exfoliate, sea kelp extract to nourish, aloe vera gel to soothe, and vitamin C to protect, help the men in your life stay fresh for the rest of winter with Anthony's Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub.
$28 // Available at Nordstrom, Sephora, or online at Anthony.com.
Tile Bluetooth Tracker
For the guy who always seems to misplace his things, Tile is a the tiny tech solution which'll help him find his stuff. Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app which helps find everyday items in seconds. Lost items attached to Tile can be 'rung' from the smartphone app; tile will play a loud tune until the item is found.
$30 // Available at WIRELESSWAVE or online at thetileapp.com.
Arborist Work Week Sock Pack for Men
Keep organized during the week with this neat and cozy sock set. Designed in Canada, the Arborist Work Week Sock Pack for Men comes in a sturdy box suitable for gifting. Available in Mens and Womens sizes.
$29.95 // Available at Drake General Store (Basement floor of The Bay in Downtown Vancouver)
Korres Black Pine Detoxifying Mineral Soap
For any guy who thinks that soap is always floral and frilly, Greek apothecary brand Korres recently launched their Black Pine Detoxifying Mineral Soap, that helps with the natural detoxification of the skin. Designed to cleanse deeply, KORRES Black Pine Mineral Bar lathers to a rich cream that gently yet effectively removes impurities and excess oil from skin. It penetrates deep into pores and refines skin tone and texture...there's no frilliness in this bar of soap!
$38 // Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique