For Christmas, to make the right gift and to avoid mistakes is not always so easy: it is better to stay classic, especially when you want to make a pleasant surprise those who will receive your Christmas thought will really appreciate, as a hand-crafted accessory or a warm winter sweater.
Sometimes it is nice to surprise your family and your friends without asking before what they would like to receive as Christmas gift, other times it’s about gifts to make to people you don’t know too well - and you can guess their taste simply by observing their preferences in fact of clothing, food or readings, to set yourself in the right direction.
In any case, it is all about the power of observation, in order to understand what it might be able to please and excite the person you will receive the gift. We are talking about a present that expresses your esteem, or your feeling, certainly not just something to purchase to make the gesture, because it’s not always the thought that counts: this type of gift is disappointing and leave a bitter taste in the mouth of those who receive it, and makes a bad impression.
A classic gift means to choose something which can easily be appreciated in most cases. Instead, opting for something whimsical, which you may like more than the person who has to receive it, is hardly a good idea. It should be a useful thing - but not a simple common object of everyday utility, that is the kind of gift that you would not appreciate - but valuable.
And if the gift is for a man, trying with a classic item of clothing or a fashion accessory, it’s a pleasant and useful thought. For example, with the warm embrace of a pure cashmere sweater you can not go wrong: it is the perfect men's sweater, elegant, light and useful on many occasions. A neutral color like gray or beige will help you solve the question of which shade to choose: it is good on everything and is very versatile. Choose bright colors instead if you are sure that the person loves and wear them willingly. Plus, the two-ply version, the more common type of cashmere, has a very affordable price.
Men's accessories are still a plus for many male wardrobes, so what’s better than a belt or a tie for the man who has just a few in his closet? A handcrafted leather belt, or a mix in leather and wool,, is an excellent gift idea, classic and very useful with no doubts.
If you are more familiar with the guy and you know perfectly his shoes number, a pair of all-season leather derby Made in Italy is a fantastic gift to use every day.
More fanciful items, such as the bow tie and the pocket square, are small accessories that for their sporadic use many men tend not to purchase, but especially with the coming up of the New Year's Eve dinner, will be particularly appreciated gifts.