Gentlemen’s Gifts That Truly Stand Out - 405 Magazine

Gentlemen’s Gifts That Truly Stand Out

Cracking the code to find seriously cool gift items for the great men in our lives.

June Is The Month That We Celebrate The Men In Our Lives. It could be the groom, the groomsmen or, of course, the father … anyone from
the first-timers to the experts. We all expect to fire up the grill, let the man of the hour cook up some burgers and then gift him the traditional tie, grilling utensils or T-shirt emblazoned with his favorite team. Today, more than ever, you can find something unique and special for these guys, even if it’s a new take on an old gift.

Finding the unusual can be tricky, and finding high-quality unusual items can seem impossible. I have to admit, though, I think I have cracked the code this time. The shops represented here are going out of their way to supply great stuff for great men. Locally and/or responsibly made. Re-purposed and re-vitalized. And I have to say it, just downright cool. Maybe instead of a new spatula for the grill, it’s a travel bag of all the drink-making utensils he could ever need. Or perhaps a crocheted tie? That’s definitely different.
A vintage tie pin, locally made shaving cream or some Grenadine for a mixed drink … these are just a few of the unusual gifts to think about this year – perfect for that one-of-a-kind of man in your life! 

Conversion backpack by Simpleton Goods from Weldon Jack in OKC, 405.568.8171 

Vintage aluminum shot glasses, vintage glass decanter and small batch Grenadine by Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. from Dutch in OKC, 405.609.2808

Hawford Dopp kit by British Belt Co., handmade cotton suspenders, Stetson fedora, Dovo acrylic pearl handle straight razor and Dovo faux tortoise handle straight razor from Carwin’s Shave Shop in OKC, 405.607.1197

Henley Brands barware set from The Social Club in Norman, 405.310.3388

Walnut and brass key fob by Simpleton Goods, Oklahoma pocket knife by Moore Maker, shave cream by Halston & Henley, maple and cherry bottle opener by Kahoy, hand-blown shave bowl by Blue Sage Studios and travel shave brush by Imperial from Weldon Jack

Playing cards and box, vintage tie clips, wide-mouth flask by Stanley, Mariposa coffee, compass and leather case from The Social Club