There is no arguing the fact that men can be incredibly difficult to shop for. This especially applies to the man who seems to have everything and makes purchases with particular care. The man we’ve created this guide for has excellent taste, knows what he wants and appreciates the finest things in life. He’s also the family hero and does much more for others throughout the year than he ever receives. It’s likely that he would appreciate the gesture of a typical gift and doesn’t have expectations of any big gestures. That’s why doing something completely over-the-top is the perfect solution in coming up with a last-minute plan for blowing him away this year.
There’s also a huge thrill in being able to do something so surprising and thrilling that you get just as much joy from the investment as they do. We admit that these aren’t your run-of-the-mill suggestions and most have significant price points, but for those with the budget to do something unforgettable, this roundup has something for every type of man with discriminating taste. Click through for a few incredible ideas and where to get them.
For the Golfer
The specialty collection of Golf Carts by Garia are modeled after the most modern luxury European cars, with every possible feature incorporated into the electronic functions and design. There are multiple collections to choose from depending on the look and type of use, most suited for use both on and off the course. Can’t you just imagine him heading through the neighborhood in the 2019 Special Edition model?
Mikey’s Motors in Murfreesboro, from $29,000.
For the Southern Soul
There’s nothing quite like the annual Billy Reid Shindig weekend in Florence, Alabama. The well-executed events combine a series of live musical performances, culinary excellence and of course, fashion. There are even sporting events and lively custom parties held for attendees and participating celebrities. Cost varies depending on where you choose to stay in this historic town near Muscle Shoals, but an experience like this is truly priceless in terms of cultural gratification and unforgettable memories.
For information, BillyReid.com
For the Frequent Flyer
Nothing seems to get a guy more excited than talking about airplanes. If he loves adventure and being spontaneous but isn’t crazy about the hassles and restrictions of dealing with the public airport, this gift will likely be the best one he ever receives. Private, luxury air travel that’s completely safe at his fingertips throughout the year is truly a gift of time and adventure. We like the options offered by Wheel’s Up for their fee structure and flexibility. There’s also a great option for flexible ownership with Jet Right Nashville. Prices vary depending on program and provider, but both of these sources are ideal for making sure the gift includes all of the important details for a worry-free investment.
For the Musician
Some of the most beautiful and unique guitars in the world are designed right here in Music City by the creative talents at Rock Royalty. The instruments are truly works of art and serve as dramatic display pieces whether hanging on a wall or when being played on stage. They can completely craft to your specifications with options like jewel-encrusted hardware, exotic animal skin wrapping or gemstone and precious metal details. They are handmade in Nashville and considered among the world’s finest guitars.
From $15,000, RockRoyalty.com
For the Whiskey Enthusiast
Having his own barrel of Tennessee’s finest will make him the envy of all of his friends. This is truly a collector’s gift, with custom touches like crystal decanters and rock glasses as well as personalized bottles and barrelhead. An added treat would be to take Dad to the Jack Daniels distillery for a tasting to let him choose his own, which also includes a special lunch and tour of the distillery.
Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select or Jack Daniels Barrel Proof, from $10,000.
For the Entertainer
One of the city’s premier cigar bars also offers a unique program of bringing the experience to any location. Giving the gift of his own cigar party he can host in his own backyard is truly something he wouldn’t think of buying for himself. They will even provide the drinks and entire service experience along with premium cigars of your choice. We suggest giving him the certificate for his celebration along with a box of their finest Davidoff Cigars.
Call Blend Cigar for a quote.
For the Metropolitan Man
Whether it’s business or pleasure, this Dad likes to arrive in style. While there’s nothing wrong with treating him to a great shirt or lovely tie, we like the idea of something a little unexpected in terms of helping up a guy’s fashion game. A practical but extravagant gift that he will enjoy for years is a collection of footwear by Peter Millar from The Oxford Shop. A selection including a boat shoe, sneaker, pair each of drivers and dress loafers or oxfords will have him set in every situation.
From $195 per pair.
For the Professional
When it comes to business, he’s the best. But he likes to show a bit of style and add some fun into everyday tasks. For making signing documents and taking notes a little less boring, this Montblanc pen is sure to spark comments and conversation. The Great Characters The Beatles Special Edition Ballpoint with colored stripes reflecting the band’s cover costumes for their most famous albums and little touches like the clip design reflecting their mustache portrait image make it a Beatlemania treasure. You can even have the pen customized with his name or initials.
$760, at King Jewelers.
For the Fixer
There’s something sacred between a guy and his garage. It’s a bit of an extension of the man cave he might have in the basement, but one that can often be less than perfect when it comes to visual pleasure. The custom-crafted space and storage solutions from California Closets bring both order and relief to the man who doesn’t want to lose sight of those precious tools and gadgets he keeps on hand. From bike rack design to garden tool racks and durable drawers, they can design the storage and display around how he envisions the best way to enjoy the space.
Quote upon request, dependent on size and finishes chosen.