Finding the perfect gift for the man in your life can be challenging, especially if you want to surprise him with something unique and thoughtful. From stylish accessories to an adventurous weekend escape, this is how to make him feel appreciated. Alternatively, you can gift yourself!
While many lean towards warmer, headier scents in the colder months, the limited-edition Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette Pour Homme Summer Vibes (R2,365 for 125ml) is a woody, aromatic fragrance for men and the ultimate pick-me-up. Notes of Sicilian lemon, cypress and amberwood are like a spritz of sunshine, capturing the warmth and energy of an Italian summer escape. Available at selected Woolworths, Truworths, Edgars, ARC, Foschini and Dis-Chem stores.
If a mountain retreat with a bit of adventure on the side, sounds like it will be appreciated, then Wild Horses Guest Lodge should be on your shopping list. Located in Sterkfontein Nature Reserve, the sandstone villa has views for miles, facing Sterkfontein Dam and the Platberg Mountains. It’s a great option for road trippers exploring the nearby areas of the Midlands Meander, Drakensberg Mountains or the Clarens Route.
It accommodates up to eight people in four decorated suites, with a kitchen, lounge, bar area, dining room which opens out to an expansive terrace, library, wine cellar, koi pond, rim-flow pool, rose garden and landscaped indigenous garden. From fishing, mountain biking, game viewing, birding, hiking and boat cruises, there is no shortage of activity on your doorstep. Click here for rates and specials.
Inspired by the world of American cinema and road trips, Valérie Messika‘s 2023 campaign features Kendall Jenner and the famous dancer and actor Alton Mason in the leading roles. The Messika men’s jewellery range combines titanium and diamonds in a unique collection of pendants, rings, bangle bracelets and cufflinks in different colours of titanium: natural, graphite or black. Titanium is renowned for being lightweight and robust, so the range is perfect whether he’s an indoor man or an adventurer. Available at Boutique Haute Horlogerie.
Louis Vuitton has added two sporty essentials to its popular Taigarama leather goods collection in a fresh, 80s-inspired palette of neon yellow, green and white. The Weekend Tote with its large main compartment, three inside pockets and adjustable shoulder strap, is the perfect size for a night away, while the crossbody Duo Slingbag is the most practical way to travel and carry day-to-day essentials. The iconic Keepall, Discovery Backpack, Horizon 55 cabin bag and the Outdoor Messenger, are also now available in fresh summer colours. All products are crafted in canvas and Taiga leather.
The Grooming Essentials
According to Data Bridge Market Research, the beard grooming products market is expected to reach US$38.14 billion by 2030. That means there are a whole lot of men sporting facial hair right now. The look for 2023 is suave rather than scruffy. Educated Beards is a premium beard grooming range made from 100% natural and organic ingredients and the fabulous Educated Beards Book of Beards contains everything you need for a stylish goatee: Beard Oil, Beard Balm, Moustache Wax, Beard & Body Wash, shears, boar hairbrush and comb. Click here for stockists and info.