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A Man For All Seasons: EDGE's Essential Gift Guide

by Matthew Wexler
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Monday Dec 11, 2017
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EDGE's holiday giving continues with this collection of unique gifts for your favorite guy. We've got it all, whether you're looking for an affordable stocking stuffer, a practical accessory, or a wow-factor piece that is sure to make an impression.

SAULT New England
Have no fear if your eye for style is blurry after too many holiday parties. Philip Saul's SAULT New England offers a beautifully curated collection of menswear, grooming products and home goods. Our favorite picks include Ursa Major grooming products (made in Burlington, VT) such as fortifying face balm; an unexpected plaid holiday shirt; and "The New Single Malt Whiskey," the perfect addition to any gentleman's bar cart.

And while you're at it, why not splurge for yourself? A Winter Haus candle will keep your home smelling of figs and a wood-burning fireplace, while a cozy seagull T-shirt is perfect loungewear after a season of parties. If you're in the Northeast be sure to visit the Boston, MA, or Portsmouth, NH, retail locations.


Mantry  

Mantry
Who says a guy can't like condiments? Mantry curates a monthly collection of six full-size, hand-selected products from America's top food makers.

The bi-monthly delivery includes themed collections such as the Bourbon BBQ, including a "Mantry Manual" along with skillet bacon spread, hot Georgia Soul BBQ sauce, Chef's Cut chipotle jerky and Vermont Smoke & Cure pepperoni. The 12-month plan includes a free jerky kit and a bonus crate.


Nash Whiskey Tortoise  (Source:Felix Gray)

Felix Gray
Smart and stylish is the way to go this holiday season, and if your loved one spends most of his day in front of a computer screen, you can check off both boxes with computer glasses from Felix Gray. With protection from digital eye strain and computer vision syndrome (with symptoms like headaches, blurry vision, and neck pain), along with blue light filtration and glare reduction, Felix Gray glasses are much more than a sharp accessory.

Blue light filtration and glare elimination are the best ways to mitigate the associated harmful and uncomfortable symptoms. The brilliant minds at Felix Gray developed a propriety lens that filters a perfect balance by using a synthesized pigment and additional materials to create a clear lens. But we all know that glasses are more than the lens itself.

Felix Gray elevates their frames by paying tribute to some of the world's most inspiring scientists and advancers of technology and handcrafting each from premium Italian acetate.

Our picks of the season include the Faraday, featuring a wider, square lens (named after British Michael Faraday, known for his research on electromagnetism); and the Nash (Named after Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematician John Nash known for his theories on political strategy), featuring Felix Gray's signature keyhole bridge and barrel hinges. We love the coloring of the bold Whiskey Tortoise, which features a classic tortoise color.


Weekender bag  (Source:Virgil James)

Virgil James
For those with deep pockets and an eye for handcrafted Italian leather, look no further than Virgil James, a new Los Angeles-based bag and accessory brand that launched earlier this year. Riffing on the idea of "engineered luxury," each limited-edition bag is a piece that will last for years.

We're head over heels for the City Line Collections, including the all-black Reykjavik designs. The backpack features premium calfskin leather, custom nickel-plated bronze hardware, large polished zippers, and polished aluminum carabiners, while the weekender might be hard to give away, with its luxe craftsmanship, tear-away toiletry pouch and full-length compartment at the base of the bag for packing flexibility.


Cocktail Chameleon  

Cocktail Chameleon
TV personality and entertaining expert Mark Addison shakes it up with "Cocktail Chameleon," a practical book that takes 12 classic cocktails and reinvents them to create a total of 144 recipes. Celebratory sips include the Baked Apple Punch, Cranberry Sauce Cocktail, Pumpkin Pie Martini and more.

Addison even cracks the code on what to serve to whom and when - friends versus family, cocktail party versus dinner party, and party starters versus dessert cocktails. We'll take a double!


Enevu Cube  

Enevu Cube
We all know that lighting is everything. Enter the Enevu Cube, a battery-operated, personalized light that can transform any space. Relying on three AAA batteries, the cube emits several strengths of LED white light, along with our favorite setting, a fluid color mode that's perfect for a party (or a bedroom).


LAB SERIES  

LAB SERIES
One of the forerunners in men's skincare, LAB SERIES delivers another collection of easy-to-gift samples of their most popular products. Go for the Best Sellers kit, which includes essentials like the multi-action face wash, night recovery lotion, daily moisture defense lotion, and cooling shave cream, or give your man a holiday boost with the AGE RESCUE+ kit, including a water-charged gel cream, eye therapy, and densifying shampoo and conditioner.


Matthew Wexler is EDGE's National Style and Travel Editor. More of his writing can be found at www.wexlerwrites.com. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.


Holidays 2017

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