16 Investment-Grade Gifts You Should Give, 'Cause What Goes Around...

As someone famous once should've said, “Gift insanely luxurious deerskin gloves unto others as you'd have them gift to you”. So if you’re rolling holy this holiday season, pull out the stops with Golden Rule Gifts: 16 covetous presents that you'd love to receive. Invest in one of these, and you can forget about giving for the next few seasons — just kick back while that golden-rule karma comes back around.

(If you ain't got it like that this year, snag some karma with American-made and size-free gifting.)

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NO MAN WALKS ALONE
The Parka That All Parkas Want To Have Sex With
  • What: Down-filled fur-collar parka by Valstar
  • Why: It's a big spend, no doubt. But this beautiful Italian puffer will continue giving zero f*cks after the temp dips below zero thanks to ample doses of fur, down, and wool.
  • How much: $1395 USD | BUY
MADISONLOSANGELES
Boots Made For Walking. Far.
  • What: 1000 Mile Boot by Wolverine
  • Why: Thanks to Horween leather & US craftsmanship, they'll last forever. Then, they can be resoled to last a little longer.
  • How much: $355 USD | BUY
MR PORTER
An After-Midnight Dinner Jacket
  • What: Shawl-collar velvet blazer by Oliver Spencer
  • Why: Made in the UK, this piece punches weight with the finest formalwear despite being unstructured. Things get next-level with midnight-blue velvet and a traffic-cone liner.
  • How much: $725 USD | BUY

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RALPH LAUREN
America, In Towel Form
  • What: Beach towel by Ralph Lauren
  • Why: Sure, it's 100% cotton (faster-drying, longer-lasting, and more comfy than poly-blend), but it's that timeless preppy stripe that makes this beach piece a winner.
  • How much: $125 USD | BUY
Truefitt & Hill
Handcrafted Shaving, Good Sir!
  • What: Faux horn & chrome Mach III by Truefitt & Hill
  • Why: The British outfitter has been around since 1805, so you know this handcrafted beauty is built to last.
  • How much: $110 USD | BUY
DENTS
The King's Hand
  • What: Deerskin gloves by Dents
  • Why: Handmade in England, these leather hand-cessories boast the same craftsmanship that's kept the brand alive since 1777 — and earned it the responsibility of gloving British royalty.
  • How much: ~$255 USD | BUY
THE BUREAU
France's Finest Cap
  • What: Cahors hunting cap by Arpenteur
  • Why: Sewn from 100% wool in a southern-France factory that's been kicking since WWII, this classic Gallic hunting piece brings some history to any kit.
  • How much: ~$115 USD | BUY
Steven Alan
A Pocket-Sized Italian Master
  • What: Bi-fold wallet by IL Bussetto
  • Why: This 8-pocket calfskin sleeve is made in Italy by a start-up collective of leathermen who hand paint its edges for just a dash of contrast.
  • How much: $130 USD | BUY
VERSACE
A Baller Bathrobe
BARNEYS NEW YORK
Go-To-Hell Slippers
  • What: "Cheeky Devil" slippers by Crockett & Jones
  • Why: Because no one else's velvet slippers have Satan on them, and wearing go-to-hell pants with anything else is basically a sin.
  • How much: $475 USD | BUY
BARNEYS NEW YORK
A Classy Japanese Candle
  • What: Kyoto candle by Comme des Garçons
  • Why: The iconic Rising Sun house infused this Japandle with everything from teak to coffee, and put it in an elegant jar that'll class up any bathroom.
  • How much: $75 USD | BUY
FELLOW BARBER
Cologne. So What?
  • What: EDP 03 Century Cologne by Odin
  • Why: Pheromones? Not cool to gift. Cologne? Very cool, especially when it's a versatile woodsy scent like this.
  • How much: $125 USD | BUY
GANT
Dad Jeans, Revisited
  • What: "Stick Boy Well Done" jeans by Gant Rugger
  • Why: Stonewashed suburb denim is roaring back, and this pair's modern fit is top-in-class.
  • How much: $178 USD | BUY
BARKING IRONS
The Last Peacoat Standing
  • What: Union Peacoat by Barking Irons
  • Why: Sewn from heavy Scottish twill and quilt-lined, this high-collared winter staple distinguishes itself from its naval cousin with handsome cavalry details at the throat & sleeve.
  • How much: $995 USD | BUY
KAMAKURA
Just The Latest Sign That Japan Is Winning At Shirts
  • What: Broadcloth Tokyo shirt by Kamakura
  • Why: This spread-collar, shell-buttoned shirt boasts a top-notch fit that you won't have to shell out for. The real gift though, is introducing a buddy to this quiet Japanese maker, which has earned its name doing Ivy style better than the traditional US brands.
  • How much: $79 USD | BUY
BROOKLYN TAILORS
The Winter Blazer
  • What: Unstructured plaid blazer by Brooklyn Tailors
  • Why: It's made from 100% Italian lambswool & buffalo horn buttons, and thanks to neutral notched lapels, this piece will stay in style regardless of trends.
  • How much: $555 USD | BUY

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