* Make your holiday gift memorable by getting them something they’ll show off
* Upgrade them to something chic, contemporary and age-appropriate
* Fool-proof gifts that they won’t expect – but will totally appreciate
Here’s a helpful holiday hint: the best gifts are the ones that people unwrap and want to show off right away. Think: handsome watches, chic jewelry and classic accessories. After all, you never see someone posting Instagram photos of their gift certificate.
This year, we’ve found five gifts from Fossil that are sure to please anyone on your list. The brand has completely revamped into a modern, on-trend brand that’s offering some great – and unexpected – pieces for both men and women. Here’s what to get.
1. Gen 4 Smartwatch – Explorist HR in Smoke Stainless Steel
Fossil makes smartwatches – and they’re making them well. This 45mm Explorist HR features a chic, minimalist design that belies all the advanced tech features inside. It’s got a built-in fitness tracker, heart rate monitor, GPS, music controls, text, email and social media alerts and more. It’s also now compatible with Google Pay, so you can just tap your watch at the checkout for most purchases and be on your way.
The touchscreen smartwatch is swim-proof for when you want to do your laps in the pool, and the versatile design lets you customize your dial and watch band.
We like this “smoke” stainless steel for a guy or girl – it’s office appropriate, ultra modern and ready for day or nighttime looks. At under $300 it’s a steal for a great smartwatch.
2. The Minimalist Two-Hand Black Leather Watch
Set a monochrome color palette for the new year with the Minimalist Two-Hand Black Leather Watch. This 44mm Minimalist watch features a black dial, matching leather strap and two-hand movement. The watch is water resistant to 5 ATM – so you’re good wearing it in by the sink or in shallow water.
We like the genuine leather strap, which will only soften and patina the more you use it over time. Fossil offers the Minimalist in four colors but get it in black for a classy, timeless look no matter the occasion.
3. Tailor Three-Hand Black Stainless Steel Watch
Whether you’re on your first job, or just got your latest promotion, a beautiful, go-to watch is always nice to have on hand… literally. It shows that you are professional, successful and stylish.
This 26mm Tailor Stainless Steel Watch features a black sunray dial, three-hand movement and a black steel mesh bracelet. SPY tip: wear it layered with a thin gold or silver bracelet, or wear it on its own and let the steel mesh bracelet take center stage.
BONUS: Fossil offers free watch adjustments in its retail stores, and all their watches come with a two-year limited warranty, so you can shop and gift with confidence.
4. Multi-Strand Silver Leather Bracelet
The layered look is super on-trend when it comes to your accessories, but what really makes this multi-strand bracelet stand out is that it’s a great way for men to get in on the trend.
More intricate than a rope bracelet and less obvious than bangles, this handsome bracelet features both stainless steel and leather components, and we like how it adds a touch of detail to your outfit without overpowering it. A silver-tone magnetic closure keeps everything in place. At $58, this bracelet gives you the layered look at a more affordable price point compared to similar styles online. It’d be a great pick for your Secret Santa party, and it makes a great stocking stuffer too!
5. Haskell Double Zip Workbag
You aren’t in high school anymore so you need to upgrade to a better bag. And yes, despite what you may think, a messenger bag is a perfectly appropriate bag to tote to work – if it’s like this one.
The Haskell Workbag looks rich and expensive, crafted in a beautiful, supple leather. It’s a clean, classic silhouette that works well for men (and women too!). Carry it as a briefcase with the two top handles, or slide the adjustable straps to carry it as a messenger. SPY tip: get it in the “Cognac” colorway to really stand out from the pack with a rich, sophisticated patina.
The bag has a ton of room to hold your stuff, a padded laptop pocket (holds up to a 15-inch computer), two slide pockets (for your phone, notebook and tablet) and a zippered pocket (for your keys and other valuables). Want to personalize the gift? Fossil offers embossing online with gold or silver foil, or a simple, classic stamp with a blind emboss.
A couple more reasons to buy your gifts with Fossil this year? Their website offers some seriously cool gift wrap and packaging, plus FREE embossing and engraving (on applicable products). You can also add a complimentary gift message to your order.
Order online now and have the gifts ready in time for the holidays.