The Ultimate Gift Guide For The Man Who Has Everything

Stocking stuffers for when you're stumped.
IMAGE Mike Dee

'Twas the week before Christmas
And everyone seems abuzz
But efficient you have already ticked your list
Checked twice for someone you might have missed

But order this season could seem all untrue
And true enough, one name has got the best of you
Be it your high-maintainance bud, your father-in-law, or your boss
He who sure can send your gift game at a loss

So what can you give a man who has everything?
What good tidings can your limited generosity bring?
Do not fret, as Esquire is here to guide
As long as these handpicked presents cause you to abide

The Jock

He who spends all his hours in the gym
And still finds the fuss for calories to trim
His active stride and drift for sweat you may not catch
Yet his need for speed and all things fit, you can match

  • Asics Tiger Gel Lyte III in Blue Mirage/Indian Ink (Urban Athletics, Greenbelt 3 and Sportstown, Gaisano Mall, Davao City)
  • Socks (Proppy Manila, Greenbelt 5, Makati, UP Town Center, Katipunan, Quezon City; Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City; SM Southmall, Parañaque City)
  • Metric Ruler, Colored Wooden Tray, Vintage Bowling Pin, Vintage Number Plate (Urban Abode, CW Home Depot-Ortigas, Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig City)
  • Peppermint Cooling Leg and Foot Spray, Orange Patchouli Body Spray, Arnica Salve, Coffee, Cucumber & Honey Handcrafted Soap, Citrus Beer, Butter & Oats Handcrafted Soap (Daily Bar,
  • Seiko Prospex SSF001J1 (Seiko, G/F Glorietta 1 Ayala Center, Makati City)
  • Asics Tiger Gel Lyte V in Dark Green/Duffle bag (Urban Athletics, Greenbelt 3, Makati City; and Sportstown, Gaisano Mall, Davao City)
  • Aloe Vera & Honey Skin Relief All-Around Healing Gel, Sore Soother Sports Balm, Tea Tree & Sage Yoga Mat Cleansing Spray (Lunas by Nanny Rose,


The Dapper

He whose crisp shirts and polished shoes pile up a neat stash
Best worn with an immaculately groomed moustache
His passion for the bespoke and covert labels may throw you off-guard
But these choice fineries can sure hit him hard

  • Vintage Wooden Shoe Mold, Antler, Wooden Tea Light Holders (Urban Abode, CW Home Depot-Ortigas, Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig City)
  • Seiko Astron GPS Solar SSE096J1 (Seiko, G/F Glorietta 1 Ayala Center, Makati City)
  • Magnetic Wooden Bowtie, Two-tone Antler Lapel Pin Set, Formercury Brown Manila Envelope Clutch, Hot Air Balloon Two-tone Lapel Pin Set (Vito Studio,
  • Charcoal Bath Soap, Shaving Soap, Shave Guard, Bay Rum Toner & Aftershave, Beard Oil (Black Rose Botanicals)

The Workhorse

He whose clock runs plenty more than nine to five
Particularly at times investment numbers take a nosedive
He'd tell you, 'it's not about the money, but the game, you see
Surely, he craves a little pampering too, if you let him be

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  • Grand Seiko Spring Drive Power Reserve SBGA003 (Seiko, G/F Glorietta 1 Ayala Center, Makati City)
  • Gold Geometric Metal Bowtie, Bamboo Lapel Pin, Camou Tote, Crest Pin, Black and White Feather Lapel Pins (Vito Studio,
  • Geometric Desk Ornament, Crow Scuplture (Urban Abode, CW Home Depot-Ortigas, Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig City)
  • New Age Pomage, Magnesium Lotion, Shadows & Light Cooling Relief Oil, and Deep Sleep Tincture (Dear Jaime,

The Gourmand

He who has tried it all and ordered for seconds
Or held up the food porn posts until dessert beckons
You're sure there is not a crumb left that can whet his appetite
Not until these select offerings tempt him for a bite


  • Vegan Smoked Gouda and Vegan Cranberry, Wallnut & Rosemary Chevré (In A Nutshell, @inanutshellph)
  • Manzanas, Cochinillo and Ballena Cheese Boards (Rustique,
  • Luxurious Christmas Dreams Jam and Orange Gingerbread Marmalade (The Fruit Garden by Pierre Marmonier,
  • Panettone and Coffee Kahlua Streusel Bread (Jipan,
  • Grand Seiko SBGM021 Automatic GMT (Seiko, G/F Glorietta 1 Ayala Center, Makati City)
  • Self-Watering Basil and Thyme Planters (Cholo Ancheta, @socarratph)
  • Lime Basil and Lavender Elemi Beeswax Candles (Finn The Label, [email protected])
  • Black Pig Pork Rinds Chicharonnes, Raw Leafy Kale Chips, 100% Grass-Fed Beef Jerky (Down To Earth, @downtoearthph)
  • Garapal Super Hot Sauce Bawang and Senyor Silly Hot Sauce (Sweatshoppe Chili Foods Store, 45 Malingap St. Teachers Village, Quezon City)
  • Cacao Nib & Green Mango Tangy Granola and Cacao Nib & Mango Spiced Granola (Wit's Sweets & Savouries, @witssweetssavouries)
  • Barks Superfood Chili Dark Chocolates (Garahe Produce, @garaheproduce)

Photos by Mike Dee

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