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Ask a woman what she wants for Christmas, and you’ll get a list. Ask a guy, and he’ll mumble something about a wireless charger, massage gun or a pickleball paddle. Men sometimes lack the fashion and grooming gene that energizes the holiday shopping season for women. Help him out with some trendy updates and stocking stuffers that’ll make him feel like Idris Elba, Tom Cruise and George Clooney rolled into one.
He’d rather fire up the grill than grab dinner out, spend the weekend on a Netflix binge than go to the movies, and when it comes to clothes, sweats outrank khakis and a T-shirt. No problem. Give him the L.L. Bean Men’s Mountain Slippers, Boot Moc in Ash ($79, llbean.com), fleece-lined, suede high-tops with no-slip tread soles; the Teslyar Wood Phone Docking Station ($49, amazon.com), a charging organizer for cell, watch, glasses and wallet; the Lands’ End Men’s Big and Tall Sherpa Fleece-Lined Flannel Pajama Pants in Evergreen Blackwatch Plaid ($32, landsend.com), so cozy on cold, snowy days or nights; and the Michael Strahan Daily Defense Conditioning Beard Oil ($14, cvs.com) for soothing dry, coarse, itchy beards and scruff.
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He’s a WFH guy or nine-to-fiver who likes to look professional and up to date but feel comfy. Give him a boost with H&M’s Men’s Regular Fit Corduroy Shirt in Gray-Blue ($25, www2.hm.com/en_us/), a biz casual button-down in soft corduroy; the Sorel Men’s Hi-Line Waterproof Chelsea Boot in Black Jet ($175, macys.com) in faux leather with double pull tabs and elastic side gores to elevate jeans and chinos; Peepers Swagger Men’s Readers in Tortoise/Amber ($29, peepers.com), an angular face-framing style with blue light protection in a two-tone design; and the Bravo Sierra Body Spray — Citrus and Cedarwood ($9, target.com) with energizing notes of pepper and cinnamon.