16 Guy-Approved Gifts That Will Make Any Man Melt

When it comes to buying gifts for significant others, it's easy for both sexes to resort to pop-culture-perpetuated gender defaults. And yes, while there's nothing wrong with a sparkly bracelet or some lacy skivvies, can you imagine if, on your next birthday or anniversary, you unwrapped a Sandro blazer, a Tom Binns necklace, or some Isabel Marant ankle boots? How about that dreamy Vanessa Bruno piece you've been pinning and pining after? You'd probably feel some combo of floored/ecstatic/confused-in-a-good-way — because truthfully, the cult-fave items we gals desire tend to be off the collective radar of our BFs.
Now, turn those tables and check out the view. Obviously, your man won't be mad at some cool cufflinks or fancy whiskey. But here's a news flash: Your Lanvin is his vintage Atari. Your Proenza, his ESPN documentary box set. The fellas have their cult-fave wish lists, too, and like ours, it'd be hard to know about them, sans psychic abilities.
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So, we polled some of our most stylish sources and put together this fancy-schmancy guide to what men really want when it comes to gifts. And guys? You're welcome.
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Billykirk Tri-Fold Wallet, $95, available at Billykirk.
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Jack Spade Mill Leather Wayne Duffel, $495, available at Jack Spade.
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ESPN Films 30 for 30 Box Set, $49.99, available at ESPN Shops.
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Beats By Dr. Dre Studio Headphones, $299.99, available at Best Buy.
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Hatfield & McCoys DVD, $45.99, available at History Channel.
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James Perse Waffle-Knit Cotton and Cashmere Blend T-Shirt, $225, available at Mr. Porter.
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Ratio Clothing Aspen Flannel Shirt, $125, available at Ratio Clothing.
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Maroo Koe iPad Case, $49.99, available at Maroo.
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Kicker iKick 501 iPod Dock, $279.95, available at Kicker.
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Red Wing Heritage Work Chukka, $240, available at Zappos.
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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro Paring & Chef's Night Set, $159.95, available at Williams Sonoma.
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Ted Baker Carter Aviator Sunglasses, $110.70, available at ASOS.
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Wenger Battalion Chronograph Watch, $297.99, available at Brookstone.
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Hickoree's Hard Goods Suede Rough Out Football, $120, available at Hickoree's Hard Goods.
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Nintendo 3DS Handheld Gaming System, $169.99, available at Toys R Us.
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Air Jordan Retro 1 High Strap Men's Basketball Shoes, $89.98, available at Finish Line.
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