Get your shopping started early this year with these carefully curated gifts for men.

A lot of these are gifts that I have bought for my boyfriend in past Christmases that were a huge success. One thing a lot of the men in our lives forget to do is step up their everyday essentials. When my boyfriend was applying for jobs carrying his portfolio around in a velcro close messenger bag from his freshman year of college, I knew exactly what to get him. I love these pieces because it takes you back to the basics, well made leather bags, a classic pair of gloves (recommended by The Sartorialist), solid brass bottle openers, all things our guys use everyday, that can be easily overlooked. This year it is all about the small details.

From Left to Right/

Left Column:

Fred Perry – Centenary Tennis Set, Hardgraft - Double Take Weekend Bag, Hardgraft - X Pocket iPad Case, Kaufmann Mercantile - Handmade Pocket Knife (add initials), Detroit Bicycle Company - Madison Street Bike

Center Column:

Kaufmann Mercantile - Pewter Flask, Dent’s- Men’s Driving Gloves, Kaufmann Mercantile - Leather Fly Swatter, Mjolk - Brass Bottle Opener, Kaufmann Mercantile - Every Day Kit Keychain, C.Dellstrand – Leather Camera Strap, Jil Sander - Dinosaur Sweater, Mark McNairy - Fuck Off shoes

Right Column:

Sandqvist – Lennart Briefcase, Kaufmann Mercantile - Sea Sponge, The Art of Shaving - Set, Saturdays Surf NYC - Ennis Boardshort, Surfboard – Unknown (alternates here)

Spotlight Gift: Restoration Hardware – Italian Leather Candle (smells amazing and crackles like a real fire)