Gifts for Him

Giving the perfect gift is right up there on the list of things that feel amazing, but it just got even better. Nordstrom is now donating 1% of Gift Card proceeds to our nonprofit partners. That means when you give, you give twice. You give powerfully.

We believe in connecting with and empowering the communities we are part of, so we’re thrilled to be supporting organizations that positively impact our cities. As part of our 2015 focus on youth and kids, your Gift Card contributions will help Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Clubs, Special Olympics and other like-minded enterprises as they literally change the world.

For a closer look at how one Northwest-based charity transforms lives via a quintessential childhood experience, keep reading.

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The Nordstrom blogs team has been poking around the vaults for a while now; hopefully you’ve been digging the Throwback Thursday series, and hopefully you won’t mind this special—and early—holiday edition.

The thing is: while thumbing through our 1975 ‘Gift Selector,’ it really hit us. There are things in there that we’d still actually dig unwrapping ourselves and giving to others for the holidays. In fact, it was a pretty hard list to narrow down, but here are the top 15 gifts we’re vibing on for friends and family, guys and gals; ironic, iconic and otherwise.

1. These oversized sunglasses and some versatile silk scarvesso many ways to wear them.

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Gifted: Portable Beats

What’s that they say about cocktail hour—it’s 5 o’clock somewhere? It must be someone’s birthday too, right? Let our new Gifted series point you in the direction of the best gifts all year long.

Bose Bluetooth wireless speakers: Nordstrom best gifts for him.

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With Christmas right around the corner, we asked three male colleagues here at Nordstrom HQ to share what’s on their gift radar this year. Last up is Danny Mankin, our Lead Men’s Stylist—a man whose sneaker collection we envy almost as much as his interior-design skills. If this sounds like someone on your own holiday shopping list, continue reading to find the perfect gift.

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With Christmas right around the corner, we asked three male colleagues here at Nordstrom HQ to share what’s on their gift radar this year. Today we have David Coyle from our Men’s Buying Team—a man who knows how to take a hit, and has a killer sock game (which includes knowing when to wear none, as seen above). If this sounds like someone on your own holiday shopping list, continue reading to find the perfect gift.

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We already knew that menswear designer John Varvatos is way into Led Zeppelin. (Really, who isn’t?)

He also resurrected legendary NYC punk-rock club CBGB, casts grizzled rock gods in his ad campaigns, and designs sneaker collabs with Converse (arguably the most rock-and-roll shoe to ever walk the earth). The Detroit-born designer’s latest homage to loud sounds is a volume of iconic photos, entitled John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion. The book explores the reciprocal relationship between audio and visual, underscoring how acts ranging from Pink Floyd to The Clash and Axl Rose to Alice Cooper have influenced the world with their style and mannerisms as much as with their music.

Keep reading for a glimpse at some of our favorite photos from the book—plus a Q&A with John Varvatos himself.

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With Christmas right around the corner, we asked three male colleagues here at Nordstrom HQ to share what’s on their gift radar this year. First up is Strath Shepard, our Creative Director for Custom Digital Content—a man who’s equally into outdoor excursions and obscure periodicals. If this sounds like someone on your own holiday shopping list, continue reading to find the perfect gift.

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Attention to anyone shopping for a male human this holiday season (wives, girlfriends, kids, mothers, life partners—we know you’re out there). One thing we men love is a practical solution to a pesky problem. And one problem we despise is disorganization—especially amidst the vital items we jam into our pockets on a daily basis.

Enter Bellroy, a leather-goods brand out of Australia with a passion for slimming down men’s everyday carry—and some genius ideas for how to get it done. Continue reading to watch six entertaining, informative stop-motion videos about each of the Bellroy wallet models we offer—and give the guy on your list a gift he’ll appreciate, quite literally, every single day.

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Dear male readers: We know we’ve devoted a good amount of real estate lately addressing the women in your lives—please understand it’s only because we want you to receive the best gifts of all time this holiday season. But let’s be honest: Women are more responsible than us men (an unfair fact of evolution), and most likely finished their holiday shopping days if not months ago. With Christmas Day looming, the realm of last-minute gifting falls pretty squarely into the lap of the male population. We gave you some great ideas for her yesterday; today, we’re happy to bring you timely (in more ways than one—you can still buy online with free Xmas-Eve shipping) options for the dapper dad, favorite brother, or deserving son whose name still lingers on your (by now, hopefully dwindling) gift list.

Above: Movado’s unique touch-activated dial enables you to flash the time or date, or have a blank face with only the signature blue dot at the 12 o’clock spot. (shop now)

Classic—With a Twist. Nixon: Chronograph with White Dial | Plain Blue Dial
(Top two styles have currently sold out)

Built for Speed. Gucci: Rubber-Strap Digital Watch | Nylon-Strap Watch

Man of Steel. From top: Michael Kors | AX Armani Exchange | Hugo Boss

Burn Rubber. Hugo Boss Square Watch with Rubber Strap
(Style on left is currently sold out)

All Black Everything. Movado, from top: (Top style currently sold out)
‘Bold’ Bracelet Watch | ‘Large Bold Chronograph’

Industrial Strength. Burberry Chronograph Bracelet Watch

Precision Instruments. Clockwise from top:
Andrew Marc | Kenneth Cole | Vince Camuto | Emporio Armani

…And, largely because we admire the gorgeous, Mitchell Feinberg-ian photography our catalog team conjured for their latest Gifts for the Wrist mailer (the source of all photos here), below are a few more ideas for your favorite females. Here’s to crossing those final names off your list.

Swap the Strap. Philip Stein: Diamond Watch Case | Plain Watch Case | Calfskin Watch Straps

Minimalist Design, Maximum Impact. Movado: ‘Large Bold’ Watch | Interchangeable Case Covers