SEEN asked Birmingham resident and gifting expert Lindsay Schey, founder of thegiftinsider.com, to scour Metro Detroit and find the latest and greatest holiday gifts. See her top picks for gifts for him.
By Lindsay Schey
Insider Tip: Many men tend to appreciate more practical gifts, so when looking for gifts for him, we like to think of ways to make his life easier or upgrade his essentials. Think of the things he uses regularly and go from there — is his toiletry kit old and worn, could he use a place to keep all his cords organized when he travels, could his nightstand use organizing with a new leather valet?
The Shinola CARRY ALL TOTE ($1,295) is the perfect travel companion for work trips or weekends away. Shinola, 441 W. Canfield St., Detroit. 313–285-2390. shinola.com.
The Shinola + Benchmade CUSTOM 485 VALET POCKET KNIFE ($200) has a premium steel blade, stainless steel hardware and a unique grain pattern and color — no two are alike. It’s an upgraded essential he’ll be sure to hold onto. Shinola, 441 W. Canfield St., Detroit. 313–285-2390. shinola.com.
The DetroitWick HOLIDAY BOX SET ($140) comes with five individual 2–ounce ghost glass candles, so he can test out a variety of unique masculine scents wherever he goes. DetroitWick, 1400 E. Fisher Fwy., Detroit. 248–797-7300. detroitwick.com.
Inspired by the ’20s and ’30s, Will Leather Goods’ GOLDEN AGE SOCCER BALL ($150) is the perfect memorabilia to gift your favorite soccer fanatic. Will Leather Goods, 4120 Second Ave., Detroit. 313–309-7893. willleathergoods.com.
The luggage brand you’ve seen everywhere, AWAY LUGGAGE (from $225) is definitely all that it’s cracked up to be with its lightweight, unisex designs and tech–charging abilities — it’s a foolproof gift. awaytravel.com.
This STREET MAP LASER ETCHED SKATEBOARD ($150) is designed, laser–cut, finished and assembled in Detroit. Detroit Surf Co., 4240 Cass Ave., Detroit. 313–744-3727. detroitsurfco.com.
The black and silver TATEOSSIAN LAVA BEAD BRACELET ($195) is the perfect masculine arm candy for him. Tapper’s, 6337 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. 800–337-4438. tappers.com.
About The Gift Insider:
Lindsay Schey is the founder and gift expert of TheGiftInsider.com, a gifting resource that helps users find hand-selected and creative gift ideas. Lindsay scours the web, boutiques and magazines to discover the most unique and creative gift finds along with thoughtful ways to give them. In addition to curating the site, Lindsay is regularly interviewed about her favorite gift picks on morning news shows across the country, is a gift trend contributor for various publications and has been mentioned on prominent outlets including E! News, Forbes and New York Magazine.