So, rather than give you a load of random selections for the Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Guys, we’ve instead recruited some of the coolest guys about town (it’s just a coincidence they look rather alike in their photos!) to tell you what’s on their festive wish-lists instead… Missed Part One? Find it HERE…
NecesCity is Hong Kong’s lifestyle guide for men, distilling the best of the city’s dining, nightlife, gadgets, arts and culture and much more onto their website www.NecesCity.com. Here is their perfect Christmas list for cool city guys!
1) Adidas Adicross, USD $90 Adidas Golf Shop
Stylish street shoes you can play golf in. And no, golf isn’t just for old men!
2) Hollow Book With Flask, USD $50 ConduitPress
The cheekiest flask. With this secret stash, you’ll never get caught out again!
3) How To Beat Up Anybody by Judah Friedlander, USD $12.23 Amazon.com
Written by the self-proclaimed world karate champion, the clue is in the title!
4) Retro VHS Notebooks, USD $14.95 Amazon.com
An awesome notebook/journal/diary – perhaps get two or three to make it even better!
5) The Picycle, USD $5995-8995 www.picycle.com
The coolest bike ever – ‘It’s a bicycle… it’s a motorcycle… it’s a revolution!’
6) Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit, USD $19.99 ThinkGeek.com
Propeller power – paper plane FUN!
7) Podvaal Revolve Watch Bracelet Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
The coolest watch… so cool it doesn’t exist yet! Oh well… we can dream, right?! (One ring displays the hour, the second the minutes and the third the seconds.)
8) Blunt Umbrellas, Gurus, Shop A2-A3, G/F, 67 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, 2891 0138
You need umbrellas in Hong Kong but umbrellas are not for guys… except for these ones!
Casey Lau, the editorial director at men’s shopping site Neonpunch.com, picks out some great gifts for the men in your life that they will really want:
1) iPhone 4S, from $5,088 Apple Store
The newest iPhone is the best yet, with Siri (your voice-activated assistant), a better camera, faster speed and hard-to-come-by, this one will be greatly appreciated.
2) Roger Dubuis EasyDiver Watch, $132,000 Shop 330, L3, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2918 9368
This is a special limited-edition ceramic watch from Roger Dubuis, available just in time for Christmas; with the RD821 self-winding movement and a stylish look, this one is so limited that he will be the envy of his friends
3) Gentlemen’s Tonic Grooming, $900-2100 Gentlemen’s Tonic, Shop B47-8, B/F Landmark Men, Central, 2525 2455
This place gives ‘men’s spa’ a more masculine look and will change even the most ‘beauty adverse’ man’s tune after a visit; I recommend the Valentino with a Bloody Mary at the end (and you can shop while he’s there).
None of these tickling your fancy? Here are a few last-minute Sassy suggestions!
TruffleShuffle.co.uk – Cool retro tees and accessories – think Top Gun, Marvel Comics, The Goonies and Star Wars – for a funky stroll down memory lane.
AQuarterOf.co.uk – More nostalgia in the shape of old-fashioned sweets (flying saucers, popping candy, rhubarb and custards, pear drops… and much more) for all guys with a secret sweet tooth!
B/F, Landmark Building, Central, Hong Kong
With the entire basement of luxe mall Landmark now devoted to men’s shopping, you’re sure to find something!
Muji (see all locations here) Guys seem to lap up Muji’s minimalist Japanese designs, with cool stationery and quirky gift ideas galore.
Wan Chai Computer Centre/Sham Shui Po Golden Centre If you want to make your man really happy, let them wander round here for the day. All the latest games, gadgets and tech under one roof, all cheaper than Fortress/Broadway/HMV, and with the joy of HK haggling thrown in for good measure!
Play & Display – A must for music-lovers; turn your favourite albums into fine art thanks to these innovative frames, which handily flip open whenever you fancy a change of scenery… or the need to play the record itself!
81 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2545 6100
Men can never have enough underwear – and if you’ve already exhausted M&S and Giordano’s stock, funky new home-grown brand Jac5 has plenty of comfy and cool undies to choose from!
Socks If your guy is anything like ours, you’ll know that he must eat socks for breakfast, lunch and dinner – after all, what other reason can there be for him to have SO MANY odd hole-y socks?! Help him out with a multi-pack at Xmas – or look forward to another year of him blaming your washing machine!