Straight From The Source: Holiday Gifts He’ll Actually Want

We know the holidays are a notoriously difficult time to navigate. General family drama can be all-consuming without the added pressure to buy the “perfect gift.” But don’t worrythis isn’t yet another gift guide telling you what to buy the man (or men) in your life. Instead, we talked to six men in the fashion and grooming industries about the actual items on their wish lists, some of which (like brow gel) might surprise and delight both you and the discerning dudes you find yourself shopping for this holiday season.

 

Below, gifts the boys really want to unwrap.

 

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Name: Johan Bergelin

Age: 49

Job: Founder, 19-69

Instagram: @Official_Nineteen_Sixty_Nine

On His Wishlist: Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant

Why: “I travel a lot for work and I’m constantly in London, Paris, NY, Milan. The polluted air creates a certain dullness to the skin. I regularly use Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica, a powder formula that exfoliates the skin, so that’s at the top of my wish list. Besides the perfume Chronic by 19-69, of course, but that’s already on my bathroom shelf.”

 

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Daily Microfoliant

$57 at Dermalogica

 

 

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Name: Kevin Tachman

Age: 45

Job: Photographer

Instagram: @KevinTachman

On His Wishlist: A Moncler puffer coat

Why: “This is a definite indulgence. We all have winter coats that do the job, but how many do we have that make you look cool while keeping you warm? I’d love to find one of these under the tree this year.”

 

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5 Moncler Craig Green “Halibut” Jacket

$1,640 at Moncler

 

 

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Name: Kirk Millar

Age: 30

Job: Menswear Designer & Co-owner, Linder

Instagram: @Kirk_Millar

On His Wishlist: Saint Agatha plate from Botticelli Ceramics

Why: “Marc Armitano makes each delicate, chic, and whimsical ceramic by hand for his Botticelli Ceramics. I love his sweet little bugs, coral, and especially this Saint Agatha plate. Each is a one of a kind. I think there’s something special about a gift made individually by the artist…they are pieces you will have forever.”

 

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Saint Agatha Plate

$735 at Botticelli Ceramics

 

 

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Name: DeVante Parks

Age: 24

Job: Account Coordinator, Factory PR

Instagram: @DeVanteParks

On His Wishlist: Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum

Why: “I am BIG on my skincare routine and I love to add this serum morning/night because it’s formulated with vitamin C and collagen to keep my skin hydrated, looking bright and glow-y all day.”

 

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Truth Serum

$48 at Ole Henriksen

 

 

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Name: Grant Woolhead

Age: 39

Job: Fashion Stylist, Exposure NY and US Editor, Man About Town

Instagram: @GrantWoolhead

On His Wishlist: A pair of shoes from the BAPE x UGG collaboration

Why: “To me, there is a very fine line between good and bad taste. I’ve never felt that I could personally get away with wearing a pair of UGG Boots, but I admire guys who do. These BAPE x UGG collaboration sneakers, slides, and boots, however, have totally converted me. I’ve loved them from the minute I saw images of them online.”

 

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BAPE x UGG Sneakers

Price Upon Request at BAPE

 

 

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Name: Rio Uribe

Age: 33

Job: Designer & Founder, Gypsy Sport

Instagram: @RioSport

On His Wishlist: Kush Brow Gel by Milk Makeup

Why: “I don’t do a lot of grooming, but I love the feeling of kush on my brows and in my lungs. You can use this to groom your facial hair, too.”

 

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Kush Fiber Brow Gel

$18 at Milk Makeup

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