As you may have noticed, diagnosis the most wonderful time of the year is upon us, prostate and what better way to get into the spirit of things than shopping for gifts (for both other people and yourself.) As we did for the ladies, medstore we’ve rounded up a selection of items that are sure to please even the most difficult-to-shop-for gent. Whether he’s a down-to-Earth and classic kinda guy or walks along the very edge of fashion simply because he can, we’ve got him, and you, covered.

viral fashion 2011 gift guide holiday shopping mens wear grand gesture rick owens ernst benz givenchy bag leather jacket watch book assouline kyoku body wash miansai braceletThe Stocking Stuffers – Perhaps the easiest and most difficult of gifts to buy because of the broad range of items that fit the bill. Finding an inexpensive item is a piece of cake; finding an inexpensive item that someone is really going to love…not so much. Things like books (depending on what the person’s interest is, of course), funky men’s jewelry and luxe grooming products that are sure to convince him to switch from Old Spice make for the perfect little something.

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viral fashion 2011 gift guide holiday shopping mens wear grand gesture rick owens ernst benz givenchy bag leather jacket watch duvetica down vest gant michael bastian y-3 gloves sweaterThe Winter Essentials…with a twist – Fashion and function collide in this category, which is packed with standard holiday gift items that have been given a new lease on life. What once was something to dread (another ugly sweater) is now something to look forward to, because these aren’t your grandfather’s winter basics. Pieces like Fair Isle knits, puffer jackets and vests, and convertible gloves have been revamped with great results, so get them while they’re hot.

viral fashion 2011 gift guide mens fashion shopping holiday alejandro ingelmo balmain jeans sneakers alexander mcqueen scarfThe Objects of Desire – As with women’s status symbols, the game has changed for guys as well. No longer is a big metal letter on your belt the end-all, be-all of overt luxury and fashion cred. These days, pieces like Alexander McQueen’s signature skull-printed scarves and Balmain’s iconic biker jeans are the new gold standard. If you’re buying for someone who is always searching for the next big thing, Alejandro Ingelmo’s tricked-out Tron hi-tops are poised to become just that.

viral fashion 2011 gift guide holiday shopping mens wear grand gesture rick owens ernst benz givenchy bag leather jacket watchThe Grand Gestures – Want to blow your brother/boyfriend/son/bestie away, and give them a holiday they won’t soon forget? Any of these extravagant pieces will surely do. Beyond status symbols, these are the pieces that any guy with style will gladly save his pennies to one day have. Forget about trends, they come and go. These pieces – like winter – seem to stick around forever. Whether it’s a holy grail-level leather jacket, the ultimate classic-but-cool man bag, or a statement making timepiece, he won’t be disappointed.

by ViralFashion’s Editorial Staff