The unofficial Goldman Sachs gift guide for 2016 Instagram Instagram
Once again, it's time for children everywhere to learn one of life's most valuable lessons: Santa loves rich kids more.
This year's gift ideas (our 4
th edition) are an unapologetic, eclectic mix of the practical and the fantastical - the things a man wants but feels guilty buying for himself, as well as the things he needs but probably doesn't even know it.
Provided that your pockets are deep enough, this is the only gift guide you'll need.
John LeFevre is the creator of satirical and wildly popular @GSElevator on Twitter, and the author of the bestselling book, " Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals," currently in development with Paramount as a major motion picture. For his gym bag
For his gym bag
For the first time, I’ve decided to recycle a gift idea from last year’s list, mostly because I’ve never had so much positive feedback on any recommendation before. An investment banker / HBS alum poached Lululemon’s head of men’s design and started
Birddogs ($55), the most comfortable shorts I’ve ever experienced. This will be the brand of 2017 – on every court, in every gym, and at every brunch table – so you might as well be ahead of the curve. Throw in this La Mer Skincare Set ($140), some sweat-resistant, wireless JLab Epic2 Earbuds ($99), and a Survival & Cross jump rope ($10). For his closet
For his closet
Men hate receiving clothes as gifts; we hate the obligation of having to wear something we probably don’t like. But, there are some things that never occur to us to buy, like quality undershirts! Go with
NVSBL ($27) - they’re longer (stay tucked), more comfortable, sweat and odor fighting, and totally invisible. Hygiene and aesthetics aside, they also significantly prolong the life of a dress shirt. And swim trunks! Because board shorts are simply not acceptable after college. These Thorsun Fan ($275) shorts provide an injection of American-made European elegance in the pool. Finally, a James Perse bathrobe ($395), because I’m still using the robe I stole from a hotel five years ago. For his competitive spirit
For his competitive spirit
Rich people and poor people love the same things: cheese as a meal, taxidermy, getting married at home, day drinking, eating pigeons and rabbits, having too many kids, living in a hotel, taking financial handouts from the government, and of course, drinking games. Every man needs this
Jaques Of London croquet set ($5,000), a Pickett lizard skin backgammon board ($2,485), and an Asprey lambskin Scrabble set ($11,950). If not, no sweat, the Hasbro sets ($14) from your local Walmart work just as well. For his dreams
For his dreams
Why do people always talk about splurging on an expensive mattress and sheets, and then forget about the lowly pillow? Considering 30% of the average pillow’s weight is dead skin cells and dust mites, it’s time to for all of us upgrade with some
Snuggle Soft goose down pillows ($500) or the more affordable, and highly-rated Miracle Bamboo Pillow ($53). For his midlife crisis
For his midlife crisis
I’ll put up with the “small hands” jokes to be behind the wheel of any of these classics hitting the auction block in December: A
1973 Porsche 911S Targa ($200,000), 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS ($180,000), 1971 Maserati Ghibli Coupé ($300,000), 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster ($1,400,000), or the more affordable modern classic, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS ($140,000). For his conscience
For his conscience
Berry Bros. & Rudd Bordeaux blend ($510). Proceeds from each case will support five children in the Room to Read literacy program for an entire year. And since it is Christmas, you might as well add an Asprey crystal wine decanter ($1,600) or the David Linley Girih spirit decanter ($810). The unofficial Goldman Sachs gift guide for 2016