Holiday Gift Guide #IMCgifting

Welcome to my 2015 gift guide! Browse some of my favorite products this season from skin care to athletic accessories to personal accessories. Shop for a loved one. Shop for a friend. OR just shop for yourself ;) I know you want to…

For those you love who need a reminder to live in the moment, give them a Slow Watch, which displays all 24 hours in a day.

This is the scarf perfect for wearing with both suits and jeans, so give it to the friend who wears both equally as well. It’s made of Kit and Ace cashmere… it’s SUPER luxurious.

To the science fan in your life give this pocket square from The Wistar Institute, which features a print inspired by rabies on a microscope slide. Email development@wistar.org to order.

It’s possible you got holiday-themed socks as stocking stuffers when you were growing up, but I think these unusual printed socks are a better grownup option. They speak volumes of the wearer’s personality peaking out beneath their pants. Left two pairs, Hitsu, Right three pairs, Nice Laundry.

For the fan of luxe streetwear, these PF Flyers leather laceup sneakers will make the best gift. Enter code “IMCGIFTING” for 20% off orders $100+, plus complimentary basic shipping, now through 12/22.

This classic textured cornflower blue tie from Bows-n-Ties will elevate any suit without being too flashy or trendy to wear regularly.

Sip and go in style with the SWIG executive molded flask, which can be personalized.

For the grown-up Captain Underpants fan, the Wear Ubi subscription underwear service is just the thing. With each pair purchased, a pair is donated to a child in need.

For those whose style is louder, Ken Wroy’s whimsical boxers are the perfect gift.

For the world traveler, this Wilson’s Leather duffel fits all the essentials and probably a few of their other gifts.

Take your golf game to the next level. Improve stroke with these grips that hinder wrist movement with the patented technology in these SuperStroke putter (and club) grips.

The ultimate skincare kit for men: Clinique for Men’s Sonic System Deep Cleansing Brush, skinauthority’s Age Defying Daily Basics Kit for Men and innersense’s Harmonic Healing Oil.

For the eco-friendly traveler, Alchemy Goods’ toiletries bag is made of recycled bike parts and ad banners. It’s waterproof and durable.

Pacific Shaving Co.’s caffeinated shaving cream and aftershave help kill damaged skin cells, leaving healthy ones unharmed. These products are perfect for those who spent all summer in the sun.

Winter is so harsh on hands and La Prairie’s hand cream helps reverse the damage.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Intenso fragrance for men is perfect for the modern daring man with its notes evocative of tobacco, as well as notes of basil, lavender, sandlewood.

jewelry

Looking for a more meaningful gift that will help the recipient pursue enlightenment and success with endurance? Satya’s bracelet and mala beads necklace will get him there.

 

Photography: Briana Louise
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Summer to Fall Skin Care Options

With summer coming to an end (wipes tears off face), it’s a great time to reassess skin conditions. If you’re like me this summer was filled with plenty of time in the sun, soaking up the rays by a pool or a beach. Hopefully with some sunscreen on, but it’s inevitable that the sun did some damage to our faces over the last few months even with a heavy SPF. There’s dead skin built up that needs to go leaving room for a polished appearance for fall. Here are some of my current skincare products that I love using.

Cleanser: L’Occitane

With the summer sun there is a good chance your facial skin has excess dead skin built up if you are not already using an defoliant. L’Occitane’s Cedrat Pure Cleanser has tiny exfoliating properties that polish skin, giving a deeper, more refreshing clean than a regular cleanser.
Use about twice a week.

Aftershave: Burt’s Bees

Although I stay away from shaving, opting for an electric beard groomer most days, the times that I do shave this comes in handy. My neck in particular becomes sensitive and razor burn prone. Sunflower and coconut oils help skin recover after shaving forcing razor burn from developing. It’s lightweight so a great product to use before a SPF moisturizer during the summer and fall.
Use after shaving.

Eye serum: La Prairie

It’s never too early to start preventative measures when it comes to skincare. I’m not going to sit hear and act like I have an aging problem – I don’t. However… from laughing all the time (sending thanks to my hilarious friends!), being in the sun, smiling, etc. there are small lines forming on my face. Deep breath, Ian. It will be alright… La Prairie’s Eye Complex uses caviar extracts to prevent lines from forming. The product is very lightweight and soaks in fast. It leaves skin around the eyes feeling awake, moisturized and helps with that whole aging thing…
Use morning and night.

Photography: Briana Louise

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