Holiday shopping can be rough, especially when you are shopping for gentlemen that seem to have everything. It’s a stressful ordeal trying to think of ideas for the fashionable men in your life. You have to keep in mind their taste, current wardrobe, lifestyle, and so much more. But, here are a few foolproof ideas in our men’s gift guide.

One of the most popular buys for a man’s gift is fragrance. Cologne has always been a go-to item for holiday shopping. But, many men are rather particular about the scent they wear. Are they fresh? Are they woody? How do they feel about notes of citrus? You don’t want your present to go to waste. Luckily, Commodity Goods fragrances have the perfect solution. Commodity will send your man a sample of each of their scents, and he will be able to select which bottle he would like to receive. Commodity’s fragrances are known for their spectacular quality, and unique, effortless scents. Giving your special man the option to personalize their order just elevates the experience of the gift even more.

Another popular go-to gift for men during the holidays is wallets and leather goods. In this instance choosing a classic style, color, and label is not only safe but also smart. This Prada Croc-print card case in black is practical and timeless. Sticking with a similar classic style when shopping leather goods means it’s easy for your man to work the piece into his wardrobe.

Jewelry is also a popular choice for holiday gifting. Vitaly Designs jewelry is perfect for any man. The pieces are rather edgy, but distinctive enough to be appreciated by even the most dapper of men. Especially the Zanmi in rose gold, and the Sequoia in bronze. Not only are these pieces fan favorites, but they are also the perfect accent pieces to a man’s everyday wardrobe.

If you are looking for more of a practical gift, look into the classical Dopp case by Mark Cross, and the travel kit from Baxter of California which includes daily face wash, oil free moisturizer, shave formula, after shave balm, protein shampoo, and cleansing bars. Another practical favorite would be Stayclip’s Executive Collar Stay Set, perfect for the fashionable businessmen.

The utility of a gift is very important, but it’s also the unexpectedness that makes a gift the most fitting. The key to giving a gift to a man that seems to have it all, is to give him something he may not have thought to buy for himself: something unique and interesting.

A perfect example of an unexpected and interested gift is the Abstract African-Print Zip Pouch from Givenchy. This item has great versatility and usefulness, but is also exciting. The colors are fun and vibrant, and the artistic value – that many Givenchy pieces possess – makes it the perfect gift for any fashionable man on your list. Lanvin’s Rosebud Pin and Alexander McQueen’s Horn Cufflinks also explore the unexpected side of gift giving, but are sure to be loved by any man of style.

Whether you want to buy that special man in your life a classic, practical, or unexpected present for the holidays it’s important to remember it’s not the money spent or the time wrapping it that makes it special, its the thought that counts. So, above all rules go with your gut and have fun. Shopping for the men that seem to have it all can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be.

-Dalton Primeaux