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Picking out a gift for any man in your life could be considered “extreme shopping.” Like extreme sports, shopping for men involves a high degree of risk. You can play it safe by getting your husband, boyfriend, father, brother, or friend another shirt or cologne set, but finding a gift they will truly love? It’s not unlike rock or mountain climbing. Or possibly searching for the Holy Grail.

Men tend to approach purchasing anything in a very goal-oriented way:

“I’m cold.”

[walks into store, buys jacket]

“I’m not cold anymore.”

Because of this direct way of thinking, finding a desired item that your guy hasn’t already purchased for himself can be a challenge. Walking through store after store, or spending hours clicking and scrolling online, looking at the endless gadgets, tools, and hobby equipment available, can leave you with a sense of overwhelming futility. How many times have you just purchased something in desperation and hoped for the best, knowing he could return it?

We can help! Here are three unique gift ideas that your man likely won’t have thought of for himself and are definitely a cut above another gift set of slippers!

The Gents Place

The Gents Place is an ultra-premium and membership-based men's grooming and lifestyle club founded out of Frisco, Texas, in 2008. The combination barbershop, spa, and salon offers services including haircuts, coloring, shaves, hand and foot repairs (a.k.a. men’s manicures and pedicures), and shoe shine services. The franchise now operates thirteen locations in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, and Texas.

“So?” you may be thinking. “There are tons of barbershops that offer similar services. What’s so special about The Gents Place?” We’ll tell you: it’s the company’s vision and level of service. The Gents Place brand vision is to empower gentlemen with the confidence needed to achieve their goals. With a culture of servant leadership and dedication to delivering world-class service to their guests, The Gents Place team helps men look and feel their best, empowering them to perform at their best.

The man for whom you’re buying may not seem like the “fancy haircut” type. And that’s just as well, because this company is not simply offering grooming services. The Gents Place is providing a first-class experience. By delivering premium grooming services in an atmosphere of like-minded men, complimentary top-shelf beverages, and curated advice, The Gents Place experience is unlike any other. In essence, your gift is an exceptional experience designed to imbue confidence, polish, and relaxation.

How many gifts can you say that about?

Visit The Gents Place at 1201 E. State Hwy 114, Suite 130, Southlake, Texas 76092.

Malouf’s Fine Apparel

John Malouf opened Malouf’s Fine Apparel in August of 1949, following his graduation from Texas Tech University. After working part-time at Durham-Burdine, a men’s shop in Lubbock, during his college years, he’d developed a love of the retail business and saw a market for luxury clothing for businessmen. The product line has expanded to offer fine apparel for both men and women, ranging in styles suitable for the boardroom to casual sportswear.

From the store’s opening, Malouf functioned as the manager, buyer, and merchandiser at the original location in Lubbock, Texas. Malouf’s Southlake Town Square location opened in 2009. The company principles of quality, value, service, innovation and trust are the standards on which the business was founded. Offering one-on-one consultations at your home, office or in the store, Malouf stylists will provide your gift’s recipient with expert advice and make the shopping experience effortless. Expert on-site tailoring will ensure that his selections are specifically fitted for his build and style preference. The result is fine clothing items that will last.

A lot of men are interested in dressing more stylishly, but don’t have the time needed to improve their wardrobe. If the man you’re buying for is interested in dressing well, or simply needs high-quality staples that will last for years, Malouf’s is a first-class option. Although John Malouf passed away in 2015, the Malouf family retains management of the company and its commitment to exceptional quality and service. Malouf’s Fine Apparel’s Southlake location can be found at 190 State St, Southlake, TX 76092.

Orvis of Southlake

Is your man an outdoor sports enthusiast? Charles F. Orvis founded the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont in 1856. Offering superior fly-fishing equipment, Orvis also offers a wide assortment of men’s and women’s sportswear, fine gifts, and home furnishings, luggage, and travel accessories. In addition, fine shotguns, gear, and technical apparel for wingshooting and sporting clays are offered. Orvis sporting services include fishing and shooting schools, an international sporting and eco-travel agency, and the Orvis-endorsed network of lodges, outfitters, and guides. Each Orvis product and the services presented is rooted in the company’s heritage, inspired by love of the wild, and backed by superior customer service and a 100% guarantee of satisfaction.

Is the man you’re buying for a dog lover? As if all of the above weren’t enough, Orvis is also an industry leader in dog beds and innovative dog products. The company’s culture of “We Love Dogs” has led the retailer to be a central source of education and information for all dog lovers. If your recipient is in need of a new hunting companion, Orvis can help. Orvis-endorsed hunting dog trainers and breeders must meet their high standards for the best bird dog breeders. Whether your new dog is strictly for hunting or to be a good companion at home, you can find an excellent fit among the Orvis-endorsed dog breeders.

Everything at Orvis is about inspiring and empowering adventure and wonder in nature. The company’s goals to design and develop products and experiences, and provide the knowledge and expertise to enable more adventurous moments and connections in the outdoors. If your man is in need of some quality outdoor time, Orvis is the ideal place to start. Orvis is located at 1101 E Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092.

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