At Women’s Voices we dedicate our time to advancing and advocating for women. But we still recognize the significant roles that the men we love—be they our partners, husbands, brothers, sons, friends, or colleagues—play in our lives all year long. So, for the men on our list, here are our editors’ holiday picks for gifts that are fun, thoughtful, stylish, and sure to send a message that the recipients are loved, admired, and appreciated.

 

1.

Leather Excursion Messenger Bag

redenvelope.com

“Say goodbye to the boring briefcase or laptop bag. This is an everyday work bag with sophistication and intrigue, and it also doubles as travel companion that is both functional and attractive.”

 

 

 

 

2.

Crosley Lancaster Turntable

bestbuy.com

“Dust off those records, cassettes, and CDs, because this thing of beauty will renew your relationship with all those ‘antiquated’ modes of music. This machine plays them all—and even hooks up to your iPod/Mp3 player. We love the antique look and feel of this throwback to the good ol’ days.”

 

 

 

 

3.

Wooden Watch

neimanmarcus.com

“For the eco-conscious man, this watch, made from red wing celtis and maple natural wood remnants, is perfect. And it’s the gift that keeps on giving: For every watch purchased, a new tree will be planted to help ensure a green future.”

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Liquid Flow Shorts

liquidflowclothing.com

“The ultimate ‘do-anything, go-anywhere’ shorts for the active guy. Go straight from the the golf course or running errands in town to the pool or beach in these ultra-lightweight, fast-drying shorts. With their zip pocket and small waterproof pouch, they are the most versatile warm-weather gear he’ll ever own.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

DETAILS Men’s Style Manual

amazon.com

“Is your guy looking to up his style quotient, but not quite sure where to start? This volume might just be the answer—”a sophisticated wardrobe guide for men offering head-to-toe advice for choosing the right look, the right fit, and the right style for every situation, from boardroom pitches to casual Saturday nights.”

 

 

 

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  • Judith A. Ross December 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    And just like the men on my list, you gave me these ideas at the last minute! Of course there’s always next year. I mostly have men to buy for and was delighted this year to have a girlfriend join us and that made my gift-making and buying much more fun.

    So what were the most exciting gift ideas I came up with for the men in my life? Well one of them is getting the new Leonard Cohen biography, and another is getting a well-rated and highly recommended stylus for his iPad.

    But I love those flow shorts above and am thinking they would be a perfect gift for the May birthday in the house.

    Shhhh, no telling!

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  • Adrian Miller December 21, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Amidst all the material and consumer items being pushed at all of us in all manner of media, I would love to see a list of charitable, non-materialistic gifts that the men we love would enjoy, and perhaps their non-materialistic selves would be one of the reasons that we love them.

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