The ultimate Eid Al Adha 2019 gift guide
Eid Al Adha is fast approaching, which means a few things. It means some time of work and it means an excuse to spoil yourself or a loved one. Here's some of the best gifts.
From watches, to sunglasses, to clothing, we've collected some of the best gifts from a range of websites and budgets to give you the best ideas for that pesky duty of gift-getting.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Metrographe 40mm Stainless Steel
US $11,900/AED 42,420 (approx.)
We'll admit, over AED 40,000 is quite some gift or personal indulgance but hear us out. Parmigiani Fleurier's chronograph right here is actually relatively cost-effective. It's an entirely in-house made chronograph watch, with a dial that has excellent finishings and is bristling with little touches and details. The polish of the casing, the intricacy of the patterns on the dial, and the boasting rights of owing a rather elusive brand. Throw this on a leather strap and you have a great elegant chronograph.
Baume et Mercier Classima 10480
US $2,450/AED 9,000 (approx.)
Baume et Mercier is a brand that openly markets itself as an accessible luxury watch brand, the kind of brand you'd pick to make your first ever lux watch purchase. Don't go thinking this means less quality though, this watch has a lovely polished steel case, an automatic movement which you can admire from the back, and a dial which has a lot to admire. The small seconds display at the 6 o'clock adds so much to this watch, giving the dial another level of complexity.
Brunello Cucinelli Leather-Trimmed Nubuck Holdall
US $3,335/AED 12,255 (approx.)
Perfect for any distinguished gentleman that is always on the move. This bag is made to the ideal weekend companion, with loads of room inside for all your belongings, as well as a host of handy pockets to store more valuable items like passports or documents. The entire bag is made in Italy and is made from nubuck leather, giving it a lovely texture and classic colour.
Dark Brown Backpack by Suitsupply
$345/AED 1,265 (aprox.)
Ideal for the younger gents out there or just someone who wants a more casual way of carrying their things, this leather backpack by Suitsupply is understated and cool. Nicely sized, this bag works well as an every day solution or just a way to carry a laptop. It's leather and has a cotton lining, with this particular bag coming in a subtle brown colour.
Fannypack in Leather and Fabric by Tod's
US $1,145/AED4,205 (approx.)
Who wouldn't want to show off that they got gifted a Tod's good? This fanny pack (or bum bag) is as Tod's as can be. It has been made from leather and fabric, with the fabric pattern rocking a tweedy design which you can see often from Tod's. The bag itself has three compartments, making it a handy little organisational accessory in your wardrobe. Think having your wallet, keys, ID and other essentials all easy to reach and more secure than would be in a back pocket.
Alexander McQueen Logo-Print Leather Belt Bag
US $925/AED 3,405 (approx.)
Inspired by the 80s, this rock and roll belt bag has studs, oversized metal features and zips, and a bold black leather design. What once may have been an uncool accessory is now ironically cool. Slap this on with a matching leather jacket and people will think you're seriously trendy. It also has a clip to attach your keys to, making it a surprisingly practical gift.
A.P.C Logo-Appliqued Baseball Cap
$105/AED 385 (approx.)
No man's wardrobe is complete without a few trusty hats to get you through a bad hair day or to add 'something' to your white t-shirt and jeans outfit. This A.P.C. baseball cap in navy is a go-to to complete any laid back outfit, it also has a cotton-twill design that adds a little extra texture to the hat, making it stand out from the rest. It goes without saying this is a handy companion for those blazing summer days in the Middle East too.
Light Brown Stripe Tie by Suitsupply
US $70/AED 265 (approx.)
Another wardrobe must-have; a nice, luxurious tie. This tie from Suitsupply is handmade in Italy and made of 100% silk. The knitted finish comes in a beige and brown colourscheme, meaning it'll go well with a white shirt with some kind of summery suit, or a quirky choice if you go for a blue suit and shirt. This little gift is a perfect choice if you want something elegant without breaking the bank.
Brown Graphic Pocket Square by Suitsupply
US $50/AED 175 (approx.)
A pocket square isn't as much as a must-have as a good tie collection, though it can add a whole new layer to your classy outfit. Bunch it up, practice folding it like a pro, or just make it into a little square, the pocket square is a very versatile piece of kit. This geometric design from Suitsupply is super modern and fun, in a cool grey-brown colourscheme, it would pop against any navy suit or grey suit. It's also made of 100% wool, making it nice and soft.
Belt in Canvas and Leather by Tod's
US $275/AED 1,000 (approx.)
Navy and beige may have been a colour combination you didn't know you needed in your life, but Tod's belt is here to prove otherwise. This canvas belt is the perfect blend of casual and serious, with monogramed leather accents as well as robost metal detailing. This belt will serve you just as well round the office as it would with shorts and flip-flops on the beach.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Motion Wireless
US $340/AED 1,250 (approx.)
We know what you're thinking, you've lost these somewhere before you've even bought them. Truly wireless earphones often have a major drawback of going missing almost instantly. These nifty things however have a case that doubles as a charging dock, extra reason to keep them in the case and thus extra reason never to lose them. They're made for active people, meaning they're resistant to whatever you throw at them. Perfect commuting or work out buddies.
BE@RBRICK 100% + 400% Freemasonry Figurines Set
US $180/AED 625 (approx.)
Whether or not you have an interest in the Freemasons, and let's be honest you probably don't, these figures are seriously cool. Pop either the little or large collectable on your desk and you suddenly have something appealing to stare at. While these are normally reserved for toy collectors out there, having one of these somewhere in the house can add a flair of personality and serve as a cute reminder of your loved one.
Mara Croc-Effect Leather Bridge Card Case by Smythson
US $280/AED 1,060 (approx.)
The only thing more suave and distinguished than owning your own card set is owning 'THIS' card set. With a croc-effect leather case, gilded edges playing cards and a cool and masculine pattern on the back. This stands as a set that your poker buddies will be envious of and beg to know where you picked them up.