Gentologie Gift Guide: Over 50 gift ideas for gentlemen
The 2023 Gentologie Gift Guide is now online! This is just the first one in 2023. In the next few days, we’ll be adding suggestions for spirits and gift ideas for stocking stuffers! Happy reading!
Discover over 50 gift ideas in the Gentologie Gift Guide
1. Gentologie magazine Issue 12
We start this list with our brand new magazine. We think it has some amazing ideas for the gentleman in your life. Whether it’s Scotchs, wine, travel, style, men’s grooming, cars and more, he’ll find it all! Order now for delivery before Christmas.
2. A great accessory from the Rimowa collection
This German luggage brand is a classic. Whether in aluminum, polycarbonate or its new leather iteration, their suitcases will follow you around the world! Comfort, style and durability are all on the menu.
3. A complete range of grooming products
We were lucky enough to test the various Clarins and Groom products and both are simply incredible, with different scents and textures that will delight the gentlemen in your life on a daily basis.
4. The Coravin system, an essential for the fine-wine lover
We’ve often talked about Coravin, the ideal tool for your great vintages. Whether it’s for an intimate supper or a large gathering, Coravin’s advanced system is there for you. Available online and in specialist shops.
5. Watches that will remain classics
Whether it’s James Bond’s, Vortic’s or Ryan Gosling’s, there’s a huge choice of high-performance products to choose from. We advise you to go shopping with your favourite gentleman, that way you won’t be disappointed! Visit our watches section for some of the choices. We have even more in the latest magazine.
6. Le Germain Hotels sheet and towel set from Simons
Would you like to support a Canadian retailer and hotel chain while having the comfort of a cozy getaway every time you get up or get out of the shower? Simons’ Le Germain Hotels sheet, duvet and towel sets are perfect. Comfort worthy of their perfect rooms. Perfect for resting over the holidays and feeling at home every day.
7. AirTag and Keyring so you never lose anything again!
If you’re the kind of person who misplaces things all over the place, Apple’s little capsules are ideal for finding them and keeping track of them when you’re on the move.
8. A superb Sunspel sweatshirt
Looking for a sweatshirt for more relaxed occasions? Sunspel’s cotton fleece jumper is simply perfect. Made in Spain, it’s soft, comfortable, won’t shrink and won’t change colour.
9. A Japanese kitchen knife, for the gentleman who loves to cook
Trancher de bonnes pièces de viande et des poissons est chose courante à la maison ? Le chef apprenti a besoin d’un excellent couteau et bien aiguisé, car le plus dangereux dans une cuisine est un couteau mal aiguisé.
10. Wine and cocktails glasses for a great soirée
Magnificent glasses from the Riedel, Lehmann or Zalto collections will take your liquid delights to cloud nine. Even more so if they come in a pair, the gentleman may invite you to share his precious vintages or great spirits.
11. A Montblanc pen for the big contracts
What could be better than taking a break from the computer and writing? Whether it’s holiday greetings, a personal diary, thoughts or brainstorming, a style like Montblanc will always be there for you.
12. Bar accessories for the festive soirées
Whether it’s a mixing glass (not to be confused with a cocktail glass), a measuring jug, a bar trolley, an shaker to make a James Bond-style Vodka Martini or even decorations to finish off the various cocktails, a gentleman will be delighted.
13. The Meater cooking thermometer to always have the perfect meat
You’re not a chef, but you want to cook your meat to perfection at every meal? Meater will change your life, it’s truly incredible technology and it works with pork, beef and chicken, whether on the BBQ or in the oven. You can’t afford to miss out on this incredible tool!
14. Braun Series 9 Pro+ Razor for the closest shave
Our editor in chief is currently testing this razor and his first impressions are that it’s certainly one of the best he’s used! It’s smooth and comfortable with every stroke and hugs the curves of the face perfectly, for ultimate closeness and skin comfort. It’s certainly ideal for those who have a strong beard or who let it grow for up to 7 days.
On Amazon and many specialized stores
15. Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer
The quintessential hair dryer. There’s nothing more to say, we’re still testing it, but so far it’s the best of its kind. Adjustable temperature and speed, simple cleaning, in short, you’ll have an easy time with this one.
16. James Bond Destinations by Assouline
Fancy following James Bond on his escapades around the globe? This book is just what you need for your next trip.
17. MCU: The Rise of Marvel Studios
Marvel Entertainment was a moribund toymaker not even twenty years ago. Today, Marvel Studios is the dominant player both in Hollywood and in global pop culture. How did an upstart studio conquer the world? In MCU, beloved culture writers Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards draw on more than a hundred interviews with actors, producers, directors, and writers to present the definitive chronicle of Marvel Studios and its sole, ongoing production, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
On Amazon and other bookstores
18. High end shoes
This is the end for the shoes in “leatherette”. A good pair of leather shoes designed by major manufacturers who don’t skimp on quality, such as Berluti, Carmina (at Clusier), John Lobb (At Harry Rosen) or Crockett & Jones (Few models at GS Douville). These last will certainly more expensive to purchase, but will last a lifetime.
19. Pizza ovens for outside…and inside
Got a gentleman pizza chef at home? Here’s a Gentologie Gift Guide essential: ovens from Gozney and Ooni that are perfect for making your pizza outdoors, or for some models, indoors. These models heat up to over 900℉, and the pizza is ready in under 2 minutes! Enough for pizza parties every weekend!
20. Ewool clothing and accessories to keep you warm
What would the Gentologie gift guide be without clothing and accessories to cope with the cold without its inconveniences, Ewool products are just what you need! Whether gloves, jackets or anything else, they’ll keep you warm thanks to their innovative technology. A gift that’s sure to be shared if the person you’re giving it to is a real gentleman 😉
21. Tickets for Formula 1
Whether it’s in Montréal, Las Vegas or Monaco, attending a Formula 1 race in a “Prestige” location is always an incredible experience. Don’t forget to book at the best restaurants and hotels in the vicinity of the race for a complete trip!
22. A travel with Jean-Michel Dufaux
Our occasional contributor and keen traveller, who has written about Switzerland, offers escapes to Asia. If you’d like to discover faraway lands, follow the guide! What better way to get away from it all than with this Gentologie Gift Guide. The travel is made for French-speaking people, but it’s a great way to learn!
23. Paddle board, Ulysse & Nardin watch and clothing collection, all by Beau Lake
You’re already thinking about summer, and the magnificent paddleboards from Canadian company Beau Lake, which we told you about a while back, are simply magnificent, real works of art. Inflatable or fixed models. They also have a watch in collaboration with Ulysse & Nardin and a collection with Vilebrequin, so why not give the whole set away!
The Beau Lake clothing collection by Vilebrequin (coming soon)
24. A bespoke suit to look stylish for years to come
At a time when people are increasingly present in the office, a new suit can undoubtedly make people happy. And if it’s made to measure, it will fit well and highlight the right places. Clusier, Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, Sartorialto and Harry Rosen are all excellent at this. Don’t forget to stock up on shirts, ties, underwear and stockings too!
25. The iPhone 15 Pro Max, perfect for the photographers
This phone changes the game. I’m not the one saying it, but several great photographers like Canadian Peter McKinnon. The level of adjustment and personalization on this new device is so impressive that Apple even filmed its most recent presentation with this phone . . . and several accessories. On sale at Apple and many other retailers.
26. The perfect Kettle for hot drinks
Tea or coffee bean lovers will certainly want the perfect temperature for their favourite liquid. There are many choices, including the magnificent SMEG, Breville, Bonavita or Fellow. Add a selection of teas from Camélia Sinensis or Fortnum & Mason (available at Holt Renfrew/Holt Renfrew Ogilvy during the festive season and on Amazon) and all you’ll need are scones.
Bonavita kettlesare available at sur leur site and in several independent coffee shops.
27. A gift card for the golf enthusiast
Whether it’s shoes, poles, bags or accessories, the amateur or professional will always want to improve.
The PGA Superstor is an excellent resource for all things golf! And what’s more, they’ve recently started delivering to Canada! Golftown is also easily accessible for most people who want to get around. Golf Avenue is a great option for a gift for beginners or those who want to exchange their equipment.
28. A luxury travel bag for short journeys
For weekend getaways, some people prefer a bag to a suitcase, so here are three in this Gentologie Gift Guide. Whether it’s this Boston tote from Burberry, the one with the new Marboeuf canvas from Berluti (an iteration of the Louis Vuitton canvas, it’s not leather, but a hyper-resistant fabric) or the Weekender Country bag in calf leather from Brunello Cucinelli, you’ll be well served. Always check the quality of materials before you buy
29.A wine bottle cooler that goes everywhere with you
There’s something for everyone, but here’s an interesting model for those who like to explore, from YETI. It’s tough enough to take wine lovers wherever they go!
30. Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance speakers
This magnificent, aesthetically pleasing speaker catches the eye and the ear at the same time, whatever the angle. Experience music like never before with this (or these) speaker(s) from the Danish brand. Compatible with a multitude of systems.
31. Seafood Simple: A Cookbook by Eric Ripert
The definitive seafood guide from the three-Michelin-starred chef of Le Bernardin, featuring gorgeous photography and step-by-step techniques alongside 85 accessible recipes for preparing incredible fish at home.
On Amazon and many bookstores
32. A high-end camera
For the photography fanatic who wants to leave his phone behind, there are several options. Whether it’s Canon, Nikon or Leica, you’ll find some real gems. It’s always best to visit a shop, unless you know that you can exchange them online.
33. LEGO for grown-ups
As we prefer to relax off-screen, what could be better than building a huge LEGO project? Whether it’s the Colosseum in Rome, the Titanic, a Ferrari, the Star Wars universe or the Concorde, there’s no shortage of options!
34. High-end Nespresso machines
The Swiss company recently unveiled a new machine for the Creatista range, with a Vertuo earlier this autumn (two other models already exist for the original range). Made from aluminum and other materials, it’s sure to add a touch of luxury to the counters of Nespresso coffee lovers. Discover the Nespresso holiday collection here.
35. Jewellery that lasts a lifetime
Tiffany & Co. and David Yurman offer incredible jewellery for men. Handcrafted rings, bracelets and more will be just the thing for the gentleman in your life.
36. An incredible driving experience
If you’re like us and always want to improve your driving skills, the Gentologie Gift Guide suggests the ICAR circuit (article to come) and Porsche Experience, which we’ve tested. These offer totally different but equally interesting experiences for those who want to improve their skills behind the wheel by driving some incredible cars.
>37. Wooden kitchen accessories
An artisanal cutting board like the ones by Arbol or John Boos (they’ve been around since 1847!) will be right at home in any kitchen.
Find John Boos products at The Bay and Crate & Barrel and Crate & Barrel
38. Candles to warm up the atmosphere
Whether it’s Tom Ford, Diptyque, Le Labo, Malin & Goetz or Soja & Co., their various fragrances will brighten up your home and provide an incredible scent for the winter months. So here’s a suggestion for relaxation in the Gentologie Gift Guide.
39. A briefcase to bring class to the office
A magnificent briefcase is much nicer than a backpack, and takes up much less space in public transport. A gentleman can carry all his essentials in it.
40. For sports enthusiasts, the Theragun
Rest after training is often more important than the training itself. Theragun’s products are just what you need to restore your strength.
41. For the home cinema enthusiast, a large-screen TV
Films are always better when seen on the big screen, and the experts at Best Buy, Fillion and Kébecson will no doubt be able to help you make the right choice. Why not add a high-fidelity Blu-Ray player to complete the gift?
42. Large or small wine cellar for collectors or beginners
A wine cellar doesn’t have to be in a basement. It can be in a kitchen or living room, especially since some people live in condos where space is more limited.
43. Tickets for shows to keep you entertained
Several shows featuring musicians like Jean-Michel Blais or standup comic like Sugar Sammy are highly entertaining. How about Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios this summer at the Old Port and Krystal at the Bell Centre in December? This is just a small sample of the different choices.
44. A stand mixer for the gentleman who loves to cook
Make your favourite gentleman want to get his hands dirty (it really is perfect for making pizza and bread in a minute). Kitchen Aid’s range is simply incredible and fits perfectly into any kitchen with its extensive colour range. Opt for a lift-up bowl for a more stable mixer.
45. A museum membership to support culture
The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the MAC, the AGO, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the National Gallery of Canada and many others are extraordinary gateways to culture and a great way to learn about all spheres of society. Give the gift of a subscription.
46. Subscription to a news site to support the news media
Whether it’s National Post, the Globe and Mail, Le Monde (in english yes) or the New York Times, a gentleman needs to keep abreast of the news from a variety of sources. Subscribing or making a donation in your name is an excellent way to support the various news media. A must for the Gentologie Gift Guide.
47. George Nelson desk clock 1947/1953
This magnificent clock you will keep hourly without notifications attached to a screen. And we love the mid-century style that goes with it.
48. The Creative Act : A Way of being by Rick Rubin
The legendary music producer, a master in the art of helping people to connect with the wellsprings of their creativity, has produced a beautifully crafted book, the fruit of many years’ work, which offers this same profound wisdom to each and every one of us.
On Amazon and in several bookstores
49. Café Leather Driving Gloves
Direct from Spain, these superb gloves are among the most sought-after automotive accessories on the planet. They may not be insulated for winter, but for the rest of the time, you’ll be comfortable behind the wheel.
50. Luxury swim shorts
No more ugly swim shorts for your next trip. Here are two companies that make beautiful, time-resistant shorts.
51. Le Club by Gentologie subscription
Did you like this Gentologie Gift Guide? Take out or give as a gift a subscription to Gentologie for 1 year or 3 years to help us in our mission to make gentlemen of all men. Plus, you’ll get our magazines for the duration of your subscription.
The prelude to the festive season has just begun with this Gentologie Gift Guide, so look out for our next lists.
– Gifts for a gentleman’s stocking
– Spirits to give as gifts
– Restaurants to celebrate the festive season
Happy gifting to all!