Gift of the Day: Cufflinks

Cufflinks as GiftsAbout 10 years ago, I was told by an old, wise man or woman that a true gentleman does not buy his own cufflinks; he is gifted them. It made sense. I would argue that after a nice necktie or watch, a beautiful pair of cufflinks are complimented by a stranger more often than anything else you might wear. The kind words could be acknowledged with: "Thank you. I thought so too which is why I bought them for myself." But it sounds so much better to reply with: "Thank you. These were given to me by my [choose only one] grandfather/mother/wife/kids/mentor/etc." 

Earlier in this series, we covered the Golden Rule in shopping for "the guy who has everything": Gift something he wouldn’t buy himself. This is an offshoot of the Golden Rule: Gift something he is not supposed to buy himself. 

There are at least 5 reasons why cufflinks make a perfect gift: 

  1. You are providing the gentleman with a story to tell as to how we acquired them.
  2. They are likely an heirloom type gift that will be handed down, and will grow in sentimental value over time.
  3. Cufflinks are a great way to express a hobby, passion, or playfulness. I’m not a huge fan of lobsters or Formula 1 cars on a necktie, but they are remarkably expressive yet simultaneously subtle on a cuff. 
  4. A cufflink junkie can never own too many cufflinks.
  5. There are no sizing issues with cufflinks; one size fits all.

There another 1,000 reasons why cufflinks are great gifts in our cufflink department which you can find here

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