When you’ve got a birthday coming up, it can be tricky to find the right gift. When you’ve got the holidays coming up, that difficulty is amplified a hundredfold. No matter if you’re looking for gifts for a couple of people or every auntie, uncle, cousin, niece, and nephew, finding the right idea can feel like an impossible task.
To make things a little easier, we asked our team what they’re looking for under the tree this year. Our team is a mix of all different personalities, ages, interests, and even countries, so we’ve managed to curate a great list of stores that’ll give you that lightbulb moment.
Today’s list is courtesy of Sean Popp.
Sean has a real passion for working with small businesses, so he’s ideally suited to be our Business Development Manager here at Govalo. He’s currently based in Temecula, California, which is perfect for him as he’s a big wine fan! Outside of work and wine, Sean is also into travel and golfing. His favorite part of the holidays is a classic, long-standing tradition - picking out a Christmas tree. Still to this day, he loves going to a small family-owned Christmas tree farm and finding the perfect tree to bring home. No matter how busy he gets, he always makes the time to do it every single year.
#1 - Gymshark - High quality fitness apparel
Gymshark was started in 2012 by a teenage Ben Francis and a group of his friends from high school. In the years since, they’ve grown from screen printing in a garage to being one of the world’s fastest growing activewear brands with customers in over 160 countries globally. They make a wide range of fitness apparel and accessories, designed to be innovative, effective, and high performing. With both men’s and women’s clothing, you’ll easily be able to find the perfect present for the amateur athlete in your life.
#2 - Dr Squatch - Organic handmade soap for men
A lover of the outdoors and all things natural, Jack Haldrup started making bars of soap in his garage for one simple reason - he reckoned there needed to be a brand making better products for guys in scents they’d enjoy. Dr Squatch makes organic, natural handmade soaps especially formulated for men’s needs. From their beginnings with classic bar soaps, they now also craft a range of hair-care products as well as toothpastes, deodorants, and even candles. Give the guys in your life the gift of smelling great, and grab one of Dr Squatch’s holiday bundle deals.
#3 - Menlo House - Classic men’s clothing and subscriptions
Menlo House gives men a simple, stylish way to expand their wardrobe. Their clothes all centre on classic silhouettes, and designed in such a way that you can combine to create all different outfits with just a few staple pieces. They also offer a subscription club where they send out 2 to 3 different pieces a month based on your style preferences. The longer you have the subscription they curate your items so they match what you’ve already received in the past building out the perfect, stylish wardrobe.
#4 - New Republic - Timeless premium footwear
A sister brand of Menlo House, New Republic turns its focus to footwear. They fuse timeless style with modern updates and premium materials, to give their customers luxury, designer footwear at an affordable price. Every shoe is designed with comfort and style in mind, using the highest quality materials and a keen eye for detail. Whether you’re looking for slides or sneakers, you’ll be able to find a pair of shoes perfect for any of the guys in your life.
#5 - Grand A.C. - Street inspired activewear
Grand A.C. is a street-style inspired activewear brand based in Los Angeles, California. Their focus is on blending fashion and function, to blur the lines between athletic wear and athleisure. From spinning to lifting to just grabbing a coffee, their clothes are super comfortable as well as being high performance. They’re made for everyone, knocking back those high-end price tags typical of activewear so they fit into any lifestyle and budget.