CWE Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Him

Not quite sure what to get the men in your life this holiday season? Whether you’re shopping for your husband, father, son, or brother — businesses in the CWE have you covered!

This year, more than ever, it is important that we support small businesses in our community. Shopping in the Central West End provides jobs for local people and when you spend money at local businesses, you’re helping to boost the community by stimulating the local economy. It’s a perfect chance to support your city and help the CWE thrive, while also finding great gifts for your friends and family.


Italian Knit Topcoat in Rust Herringbone: $499
Green Fair Isle Limited Edition Sweater: $139
Chestnut Corduroy Drawstring Pants: $99

Give him a complete outfit that exudes tradition with a flair of personality. Bonobos’ Italian Knit Topcoat is a stretchier knit version of a sophisticated winter staple he’ll reach for over and over. The limited edition Fair Isle sweater in green and the corduroy drawstring pants strike the perfect balance between fun and functional. As a full ’fit, it’s a comfy sweet spot between rugged and cozy. Come for the original designs. Stay for the unbelievable comfort.

East  West

CHUP socks: $36
Manastash full zip fleece jacket: $200

East • West offers two cozy options that boast exceptional Japanese craftsmanship and design. Chup socks are inspired by indigenous patterns and woven to the highest specifications of quality, color, and design. Manastash’s jackets are sustainably focused, utilizing fabrics like hemp and organic cotton to create thoughtful gear for the outdoor-centric lifestyle.


The promise of a date night and a bottle of house-made limoncello: $100

Every $100 gift card purchase comes with an 8-ounce bottle of the Edera’s house-made limoncello, served in an ornate glass bottle. This duo is a ready-made gifting package for now AND later!

Left Bank Books

“Renegades: Born in the USA,” by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen: $50

Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material. Give him the New York Times bestseller to inspire his own renegade streak.


City Sweat Joggers: $118

Sometimes, basics are best. Designed for on-the-move guys, the City Sweat Joggers are made of soft, stretchy French terry with a secure back pocket and hidden interior pockets to discreetly (and safely) carry his daily essentials. These naturally breathable joggers have your back (and your legs, too) from workout to hang out.

Paul Mitchell

Gift sets: $20 and up

Paul Mitchell the School St. Louis has a selection of curated duos and trios from the Paul Mitchell, Tea Tree, Neuro, Clean Beauty, and Awapuhi Wild Ginger lines! Upgrade his grooming ritual with these gorgeous gift sets featuring the original artwork of artist and poet Morgan Harper Nichols.

Provisions St. Louis

Mistral Black Amber Cologne: $70

Give him the gift that’s masculine and soft, just like him. Mistral is a fusion of amber, black patchouli, citrus, and warm woods, creating an unmistakably masculine fragrance. Powerful and elegant with soft undertones, hearts will awaken when he steps into the room.

Q Boutique

Staunton Chess Set: $379

Handcrafted in Italy, this stunning chess set will make the perfect gift for him! With a satisfying weight and elegant size, this set features Staunton-style metal pieces with a 3″ king on a black and gold pressed leatherette board, with detailing around the border. Board measures 13″ x 13″ with 1.5″ squares.

Silver Lady

Fordite cufflinks: $138

The perfect gift for the car guy, these handmade cufflinks feature Fordite — also known as Detroit agate or Motor City agate. Layers of hardened enamel automotive paint create unique patterns that are perfect for accent pieces. These cufflinks are a great wink to his hobby and a sure conversation starter! 

Warby Parker

Carlton in Crystal: $95 and up

Give him a modern and clean eyewear upgrade. Carlton is a roomier, round frame with some unexpected edge. See its angular, squared-off bottom? That’s it! Each pair of glasses comes with prescription lenses, plus a frame case and lens cloth.

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