In addition to donning gay apparel, the holidays are a time for giving.
Sure, it’s already the middle of December, but fashionably late never goes out of style. Which is our way of saying, it’s never too late to begin your holiday shopping. All you need is a computer, a credit card, and an imagination. (If your idea of a fun gay Christmas gift is a coffee mug that says “I’m not gay but 20 bucks is 20 bucks,” you can stop reading now.)
If the holiday season has snuck up on you and you’re feeling behind but still want to be a giver, here are some great $50-or-under suggestions to keep the yuletide not only gay but fabulously so.
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Since 1851, Kiehl’s has been keeping gay men looking young and healthy — the only thing missing has been a proper manual. Thankfully, longtime skincare executive Chris Salgardo has written — Manmade: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man, — which thoughtfully dispenses grooming and anti-aging tips for a variety of men, from extreme sports enthusiasts to DIY hipsters. This 240-page guide will help those on your holiday gift list put their best face — and body — forward. $30
Direct Link: http://www.kiehls.com/manmade/3605971152917.html
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And while we’re on the subject of grooming, here’s a great gift for the gay on the go: a rechargeable USB travel razor. Whether you’ve got a frequent flyer digging around under your tree or a finicky type who’s in constant need of last-minute touch-ups, this portable device is smaller than a smart phone and needs nothing but a USB port for a quick and smooth shave. Ideal to keep in a man purse or glove box. A full charge provides 30 minutes of shave time. $39.99
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Real men don’t drink watered-down scotch, but some of us do enjoy a nice Glenlivet on the rocks. Which is what makes re-freezable N’ice Cubes Stainless Steel Drink Chillers a classy, non-diluting alternative to everyday frozen water. These liquid-filled cubes have round edges to protect glassware and are easily washable. Plus, they look cool and can live in your freezer so they’re always ready for a stiff one when you are. Prost! Set of six: $24.99.
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In case you didn’t know, capes for dudes are really hot this year. And Topman has a slew of them. While pure black goes with everything, we fancy a nice navy and black plaid. This one-size-fit-all gift is perfect way to keep warm this winter while staying fashionable. $50
Direct Link: http://us.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?Ntt=cape&storeId=13051&productId=21557873&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33059
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Are you shopping for someone who has everything? If so, they clearly don’t need anything — so why not focus on their best friend? No, not that drunken troll who’s always hitting on you … we’re referring to the furry one who barks with joy and licks your face whenever you come over. No matter how adorable your friend’s dog is, he or she can always be made cuter with a smart bowtie collar from The Rover Boutique. Coming in a variety of colorful designs — including plaid, polka dots, nautical, even skull and crossbones — your friend’s pooch will be the stylish envy of his canine buddies. $33.01
Direct Link: http://theroverboutique.com/collections/dog-collars