Ad | Yes, it’s mid-December (how did THAT happen) and yes, that means it’s serious Christmas shopping time… I also assume that means that summer is, sadly, really over.
(I will always, always lament the end of summer.)
Now although many of us will be having a somewhat pared-back Christmas this year, I’m sure that most of us will still be buying something for – if we have one – the special man in our lives, am I right?
And whether that the man in your life be your husband, partner, father, brother, son or BFF, then I’m guessing you’re likely to be having a mare trying to think of what to get them. Having to get Christmas gifts for men sends even the best gift-buyers into a bit of a panic.
How about an idea that’s what I’m calling a “gifts for men hack” (it’s essentially a gift for you as well)?
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Thanks to Ralph Lauren menswear, I may just have the perfect solution. Remember, it’ll benefit YOU in the long run (don’t say I’m not wily, for I am).
Buy him a Ralph Lauren shirt for Christmas, his birthday or any time
Hands up (be honest here) if you sometimes buy presents either secretly hoping that the person may not like it and will just let you keep it, or (and this may or may not be me…) you buy something for someone that you know will love it, however, in actuality, YOU’RE crushing hard on it – and you have a secret plan to borrow the bejesus out of it?
I present to you a rather fabulous men’s shirt that not only the man in your life will love, but you will too. I think it’s safe to say buying Ralph Lauren will guarantee that you’ll both love it.
I’m wearing the Classic Fit Hoffman Print Camp Shirt, and it’s a beauty. Wonderfully neutral in navy blue and white but with a bold angelfish print and coconut shell buttons, it reminds me of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.
If you’ve read the book or seen the original illustrations, you’ll know what I mean.
Being short-sleeved, this is a shirt that he can wear in summer like a Hawaiian shirt but, being classic navy, it also lends itself to layering in the colder seasons.
And that’s just what I’ve done here. I recommend you buy it for him and casually borrow it after a month or two. Layer it with a white roll neck, a navy blazer and jeans and you’ve got an effortlessly casual autumn/winter outfit.
Plus, bonus: Ralph men’s Lauren shirts are, of COURSE, the most delicious quality. This one hangs beautifully (in that slightly floppy way), is machine washable and so soft. If a fish print isn’t for you [sorry, I mean him] you could go for a classic like the Custom Fit Corduroy Shirt ( I love the dark green) or an updated take on a check shirt with the Plaid Chamois Workshirt (blue and orange? Yes please).
There are over 250 shirts to choose from, so you’re bound to find that perfect shirt that you he (HE!) will love.
So go forth and shop, and remember: what Christmas present is better than one that doubles up for you both? If the man in your life is also your significant other then you could argue that as you both get to wear it, it’s effectively half-price… ; -)
Do you think this gifts-for-men hack is as genius as I do? Let me know in the comments box below…
Stay safe, XOXO
P.S. FYI Ralph Lauren uses courier services, not Royal Mail (for those of you who are worried about the strikes affecting delivery)…!
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