Tips to find the perfect gift for him this holiday season

Make holiday shopping a cinch this season by picking up fun and functional items for the special men in your life. Whether you're shopping for your dad, brother, husband, son or friend, we've got something for everyone on your list.

By Adrienne Brown

Tips to find the perfect gift for him this holiday season
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Shopping for men is difficult for two reasons: they either buy everything they want for themselves or they don't offer any clues about what they'd like. Should you buy them something fun that won't put them to work or a functional gift that they can actually use?

This year, many gifts combine both fun and function, so you don't necessarily have to choose. Here are a few trends for men this holiday season.

Ultra-style: Just as every woman should feel beautiful, every guy should be able to feel suave and sophisticated – at least sometimes! High-quality wool scarves and coats, designer colognes and attention-grabbing watches all make great gifts and will add a touch of class to his wardrobe.

Tech-friendly items: Basically, digital everything! Whether it's a new tech toy or an accessory to go with all of the gadgets he already owns, technology rules.

Fresh food and drink: Guys who like to sip and savour will never tire of fancy liquors, artisanal foods and new flavour combinations. President's Choice Black Label products are a great place to start.

Upgraded tools and accessories: A new laptop bag with more functions, a golf bag with all of the bells and whistles, or a new set of chef's knives – just because he already has an item doesn't mean his well-worn version couldn't use an update.

Comfort: Believe it or not, the things we use and wear every day can be stylish, functional and comfortable. Keep an eye out for items your best guys will want to use every day.

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