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For Those Who Go Places: Men’s Edition

boots blog header mensPictured: Urban Retreat Chelsea | Urban Retreat Inside Zip Boot |
Boat Builders D-Ring Plaintoe Boot

The holiday season is here, and with it comes our first Handcrafted Holidays Gift Guide series. Each week, we will showcase two gift guides (one for the women and one for the men) highlighting our favorite footwear for the season alongside handcrafted items from local artisans. And the best part? You can enter to win all of the items featured by following Rockport on Instagram and liking each giveaway post.

This gift guide was created for the guy who is seemingly always on the go, starting with a sturdy pair of boots and ending with sweet-smelling grooming essentials.

mens-boots-sweepstakes_blogBoots ($160) | Boston T-shirt ($20) | Watch Cap ($35) |
Socks ($12 ) | Belt ($35 )| Beard Oil ($10 )| Beard Balm ($7)

These Boat Builders D-Ring Plaintoe (waterproof!) boots were constructed for lightweight comfort, versatility, and durability and designed to complement any laid-back look with contrasting laces and grommet detailing.

These 100% organic cotton t-shirts are designed and hand-printed right here in Boston by @eggagogo. Of course, our favorite (pictured here) was inspired by the old-school City of Boston font.

This heavy, 100% wool watch cap is a genuine Government Issue product made to rigorous Department of Defense specifications by @benchcraft, a team of two brothers “inspired by the heritage of their grandfathers and the products they relied on throughout their lives: a sturdy belt, a sharp axe, a well-tailored suit…”.  A heat embossed leather patch with their Any Frontier logo is secured to the cap with solid brass rivets that will not rust.

Keep his beard in check with this rosemary cedar beard oil by @ollieandmaxsoapco, purveyor of “handmade bath and body products made to nourish your skin and soothe your soul.” A few drops rubbed into the beard will keep it soft all day long.

Also by @ollieandmaxsoapco, this simple yet deeply nourishing beard balm will condition his beard while providing a light hold.


On-the-go or not, one can never have too many pairs of socks. Need we say more?


A quality belt ties a man’s whole look together, and these belts are built with the same superior craftsmanship as Rockport men’s shoes.

From a warm hat down to durable boots, this gift guide is sure to have your on-the-go guy comfortable from head to toe.

Looking for more gift-spiration? Check out our other holiday gift guides to see what’s on our shopping lists this season…

Women’s Dress | Men’s Dress | Women’s Boots  | Women’s Active | Men’s Active | Gift Cards

MORE: Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

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