Time-off requests at work, subtle hints from your significant other, and marathons of “A Christmas Story.” All of these things mean only one thing, the holiday season is once again upon us, and for a lot of people, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But the warm, fuzzy feelings of the holidays can also bring the stress of trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. That’s where EBONY.com comes in, as the Digital staff has come to assist you what should be on your radar this holiday season for you and yours. I’m bringing you my picks for the millennial man, those of us who’s daily life is a constant blend of sports, music, tech and fashion. So if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your son, brother, or boyfriend (or if you’re still figuring out what hints to drop yourself), take a look at my five top picks.
JBL by Harman Everest Elite700 Wireless Headphones – From your work commute on the train to getting your gains in the gym to simply wanting to hear the best out of your favorite music, a legitimate pair of headphones is an essential item for the millennial man. JBL by Harman comes through with their newest models, the Everest Elite700’s. Pairing with your phone or stereo system through its Bluetooth connection, its noise-cancelling system blocks out the sounds of the streets and focuses on what’s most important: the music. With the legendary JBL sound behind them, getting these headphones for the music lover in your life is sure to win you over this holiday season.
For Who: The music connoisseur in your life who listens to everything from Kanye to Chopin.
Pay-Out: JBL.com, $299.95
Herschel Supply x Harris Tweed 2015 Holiday Collection – A wise man once told me, “A man is only as successful as the wallet he owns. If you keep your entire life in there, you might as well look good while doing it.” That quote led me to finding the Herschel Supply x Harris Tweed 2015 Holiday Collection. Blending common functionality with the historic feel of legendary Scottish clothier Harris Tweed, this collection of wallets, card-holders, and pouches are sure to make your millennial man stand out. It’s the little things that count, and adding these accessories to your collection will count big.
For Who: The everyday journeyman who appreciates looking good to the smallest detail.
Pay Out: shop.herschelsupply.com/collections/harris-tweed, prices range from $29.99 – $69.99
Image: Herschel Supply
Air Jordan 11 Retro “72-10” Sneaker – Every holiday season, the one thing that is more consistent than my mother’s legendary baked macaroni and cheese (must add bread crumbs on top for authenticity purposes) is another holiday release by the people of Jordan Brand sneakers. This year, JB pays homage to Michael Jordan’s legendary 1995-96 season, where they went 72-10 in the regular season. Now whether you remember that season yourself, or if you have to use YouTube to gain some perspective, one thing is for sure: these sneakers are CLEAN. The Jordan 11 is one of the more popular models of the brand, and these are sure to be added to the lineage of classic shoes that’s come before it. Better act fast, as NIKE has pushed up the shoe’s release to 12/12. Bring these home, and be the champ in your loved one’s life.
For Who – The casual brother who needs heat on his feet.
Pay Out: RuVilla.com, $220
NBA x ADIDAS 2016 All-Star Game Collection – With 2015-2016 being ADIDAS’ last year being the official apparel designer of the NBA, it seems the German brand wanted to go out with a bang in providing the best-looking All-Star game collection we’ve seen in recent memory. Pulling influences from this year’s location in Toronto, these jerseys are just great to look at. Whether you’re supporting Steph Curry or LeBron James this year, the basketball fan will be sure to look like he belongs on the hardwood himself wearing a piece of this collection.
For Who – The stylish basketball fan in your life.
Pay Out: NBA.com, prices range from $70 – $110
Bevel Clean Shaving System – For us, by us. No one knows skincare for the brothers like the brothers do. Tristan Walker has made quite a wave with his Bevel shaving system, and countless testimonials online back up their success. From their patented single blade razors and facial brushes to their facial creams and oils, a Bevel membership is the holiday gift that keeps on giving. Make sure the millennial man in your life is clean cut from the chin down.
For Who – The clean-shaven brother who’s so fresh, so clean.
Pay Out: GetBevel.com,
$89.95 $59.95 with a special Holiday offer.