Top ten gifts for the designer guy

Bugging out on gift ideas for that designer guy on your list this year?
Well, with Christmas right around the corner I thought I’d give you guys a quick rundown of my top ten gifts ideas under $100

Stick to this list and you’re a sure win for the best friend award this year.
Here we go in no particular order…

1. Stance socks
Designer socks in a must in any guy’s wardrobe. Check out the collection here.
Stance socks are available at Hill’s in Kerrisdale and other fine retailers in the city.











2. A case of winter ale
What guy doesn’t like beer? A winter ale is a definite must for the cold winter weather. Here are a few of my top picks:

Tree Brewing – Vertical Winter Ale (NEW FAVOURITE)
Granville Island – Lions Winter Ale
Kentucky Bourbon Ale

The first two winter ales are available at most BC liquor stores while the
Kentucky bourbon ale is only available online at specific retailers.









3. Empty Memory – Logical Art
Looking for a cool functional flash drive, look no further. These pieces are available here.








4. Camo anything

Jacket, umbrella, belt, snapback, take your pick…. You’ll be doing your friend a favour by picking up a camo piece for them this season.
















5. hard graft – ipad mini heritage case
Since you know he’s buying himself a mini for Christmas you might as well beat him to it and get a case to protect the new investment.  Smoked grey wool blended with real Italian tanned leather will be a classic compliment to his work day attire. Check out their full collection here.








6. AK 47 – Ice cube tray
AK- 47 magazine when closed, revealing ice bullets when opened.  What?
He’ll be the talk of the party with this addition.  Ice trays are available at the following online retailer.








7. Basic fitted sweatshirt

This is a perfect core piece for any guy’s arsenal. Easy piece to layer, dressed up or down. Sweatshirts are available at your favourite local retailer. Club Monaco, Urban outfitters, etc….

















8. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid m.A.A.d City
If your boy doesn’t have this album yet, this is a must get. An instant classic & a top ten rap album this year for sure. Ya Bish?  Cop the album here.












9. Armed Notebook
Trade in his beatup coil bind notepad for one of these bad boys.
With this notebook he’ll be armed and ready for all his daily design meetings. 
Weapons of choice include: Nunchucks, Grenade, Knife & Gun.

These notebooks are available at the following online retailer












10.  Bottle of bourbon
To round out the list. Every designer friend needs a night cap with a good old fashioned bourbon.  Perfect way to end off a busy day at the office. Here are my top picks

Maker’s Mark
Basil Hayden’s
Knob Creek

Avaliable at all BC liquor stores.








Happy Hunting…


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