December 19, 2012

Favorite Finds: Last Minute Gifts

Christmas is right around the corner (like literally less than a week away), but there is still time to pick up that last minute gift for the stylish gent in your life, even if it is yourself. I found all of these at Bloomingdales, which is why three of four are Jack Spade (also because Jack Spade makes really fun little giftable pieces).

1. Repp Stripe Thermos

While this may seem like a rather unconventional gift, it can certainly come in handy and this is the real deal. Jack Spade and Thermos teamed up on this stylish navy and red repp stripe that can keep your coffee hot for 12 hours and your other beverages cold for up to 24 hours. Equally great for a camping trip or a long day at the office, $35 is an incredible deal.

2. Wallet

Keep your ‘bacon’ crisp in this Jack Spade bill holder. Vegetarian? Try the cheddar. These wallets are embossed and printed with gold foil (for durability) and feature a bill pocket and six credit card slots. Made from fine-grain calfskin, they feel incredible and put a little bit of humor in your pocket. $95 is a little pricey, but these are definitely worth the money.

3. Canvas Tote

I love totes, particularly canvas ones. They are so versatile and there is such a variety out there that you are sure to find one that suits your mood. This Christmas Shark Tote by Jack Spade lets you carry things in seasonal style. Simple but fun, $35 is on the expensive side for a canvas tote but what is not to love about a shark with a Santa hat? There is also a Hanukkah Octopus Tote available on Jack Spade’s site that wasn’t in the store (presumably because Hanukkah is over). Since this is a seasonal piece, I would expect to see a sale happening.

4. Lapel Flower

On my way out of the store, these hook + ALBERT lapel flowers caught my eye. Not only are they stylish, but they are also pretty cool. Available in a variety of colors, these flowers are made of different fabrics and handmade in New York City (remember, ­shopping local is especially important this time of year). What makes these different than most other lapel pins is that they attach with a button, which when you think about it makes perfect sense. The sizes are 1” and 1.5” with the prices set at $26 and $30 respectively. Stylish accessories are like the icing on a sartorial cake, and this lapel flower is an incredibly stylish gift.

Whatever your plans are for the holidays (or were if your holiday has passed), enjoy the time you get with family and friends. Especially here in the Northeast, this has been a very trying last stretch of the year, so spending time with loved ones is especially important.

Have a safe and stylish holiday,
- JJ

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