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Garys’ Gift Guide: Last-Minute Picks for Him & Her

When it comes to holiday shopping, it seems like there are always a couple of people on our list that require a little more thought – they might have a unique style or perhaps they seem to already have everything they want. If you’re in a pinch and need some last-minute inspiration for that special someone on your list, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts for men and women – from your “Everyday Guy” to “The Woman Who Has Everything”:


Our Top Gift Picks for Her


1. For the Tactile Woman…

For this woman, it’s all about how things feel. She can’t resist the feel of a luxurious cashmere sweater. She is attracted to pieces that are soft to the touch, warm and cozy, and feel oh-so-good when they’re on. To find the perfect gift for the tactile woman, think about how the item will make her feel. A down jacket (Ilse Jacobsen, $250) will keep her super warm and she’ll get plenty of use out of it! This faux fur vest (Joie, $328) is a stylish piece that always looks fabulous, and it’s amazingly soft to the touch. And of course, you can never go wrong with cashmere: a cashmere fringe scarf (Kinross, $188) or fingerless gloves (Carolina Amato, $48) are sure to be her new favorite accessories! Gift her one of these items, and she may put it on immediately after opening and never want to take it off!

faux fur vest, cashmere gloves, fingerless gloves, cashmere scarf, rain coat


2. For the Girl-on-the-Go…

This is the woman who’s got a busy, on-the-go lifestyle yet still wants to look stylish no matter where her jam-packed day (and evening) takes her. She longs for everyday pieces that she can move in – they’re functional and comfortable yet totally chic. The perfect pair of jeans may be one of the most cherished items in her closet. She’ll love these dark skinny jeans by MOTHER ($189) – these jeans are a fan favorite because they are flattering on a variety of body styles! This simple, wool and linen sweater by Brochu Walker ($310) is great for that casual yet polished look – and it’s one she’ll wear again and again. In the Pacific Northwest, a great raincoat is a must! Any PNW gal would appreciate this stylish raincoat from Ilse Jacobsen ($258), which can easily take her from a busy day to dinner at night. Versatility is key! If you’d rather opt for an accessory, a cross body bag made of strong and supple leather is the perfect gift for your gal-on-the-go – it’s easy to transport, isn’t fussy, keeps her hands free and will hold all the necessities (including that daily planner she relies on)! (Liebeskind, $198).



3. For the Woman Who Has Everything…

We all know someone who seems to already have “everything” – and it can make gift-giving a bit of a challenge! But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. This girl needs nothing but still loves a good surprise. Unique pieces and specialty items are sure to please. A stunning artist-designed scarf featuring an intricate design or a bold, bright print is a true work of wearable art and she’ll have nothing like it in her closet (Carolina Amato, $118). Another great gift option is a leather jacket in a shade other than black. A neutral-toned leather jacket like this butter-soft one from Vince ($995) will be a great alternative to the classic black style she already owns. If you’d rather get her something for her home, she will adore anything from the chic and modern Jonathan Adler line – from his freshly-scented candles (the champagne scent is to die for!) to his quirky but sweet needlepoint pillows (perfect for her favorite chair!). ($38-$98)




Our Top Gift Picks for Him


1. For the Everyday Guy…

When it comes to clothing, this guy is all about comfort. If it’s not comfortable, he wants nothing to do with it! Since he probably already has an impressive selection of comfy “lounging” clothes (ahem, sweatpants), you may want to gift this guy some stylish yet casual pieces that will suit his everyday style. He’ll want to live in these soft washed t-shirts from (Patrick Assaraf, $78). This warm zip-front sweater/sweatshirt will become an everyday favorite. (Codice $275). Leather tennis shoes look cool and are comfy/casual enough for day yet stylish enough for night (JM Vintage, $135). And, of course, super-soft boxer briefs make the perfect stocking stuffer for your Everyday Guy (SAXX, $32-$34).



2. For Your Man of the Outdoors…

This guy spends a lot of time outside and has a more “rugged” style when it comes to clothing – he can never have too much flannel, and he appreciates things that will keep him warm and are made to last. Durable denim in a honey brown color will make a nice addition to the regular blue jeans in his closet (Alberto, $198). A brushed cotton plaid shirt also makes a perfect gift – it’s a nice, refined alternative to his everyday flannel (Cooper Jones, $125). If you’d rather go the accessory-route, keep your outdoorsy man cozy and warm (and stylish to boot!) with a two-toned cashmere beanie (Raffi, $110), a gray silk scarf (Raffi, $89.50) or a pair of leather and suede gloves (Hilts-Willard, $125).



3. For the Gentleman Who Has Fun with Fashion…

This guy appreciates fashion and always looks dapper. He doesn’t shy away from bold pieces or prints and isn’t afraid of pattern mixing. He’ll love something that’s unique, fashion-forward and will make him stand out in the crowd. This camel-colored wool and cashmere sport coat with intricate pick stitching is an excellent choice for your style-conscious guy (Tailor Byrd, $249.99). Add a pop of color with a bright, plaid shirt for a vibrant look (Robert Graham, $228). And a great pair of shoes will never disappoint. These two-tone shoes from JM Vintage ($165) are distinctive and sure to be his new favorite pair. Need a stocking stuffer for your dapper fellow? Gift him a (LINEN) pocket square ($18) for his new sport coat.


If you are looking for more guidance on picking something for a special someone on your holiday shopping list, come on in to the store and we’ll point you to the perfect gift! And don’t forget, every purchase comes with complimentary gift wrapping (all year long)!


Here’s to great style!

Karla and the Garys’ Team

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