2021 Holiday Gift Guide

2021 The Gentleman Racer Holiday Gift Guide

TGR Staff -11/12/2021

In putting together our 2021 we decided to follow the lead of what we did last year featuring products we have tested, personally bought, or used throughout the year. No affiliate links or sponsored inserts, each product here is something we have personally tested, used, and believe in (with the exception of the Janus Motorcycle which we will be riding soon, we just loved it too much to not include it).

From our favorite watches, boots, and books, to the only fragrance we have all universally agreed on, this list is made up of unique gift items that most men would love to find under stuffed in their stocking or perhaps parked in the garage. 

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Porsche At Le Mans

The Gentleman Racer 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Porsche At Le Mans

Packed with photography, narrative, and race results, Porsche at Le Mans is the definitive illustrated history of Porsche's 70 years of competition in the world's greatest motor race. The perfect gift for the Porsche or Motorsports Lover in your life. 


Szanto Automatic Officer Coin Cushion

Szanto Automatic Officer Coin Cushion

One of our favorite watches we have reviewed this year is the Szantos Automatic Officer Coin Cushion. This automatic features a 21 jewel movement with a 42-hour power reserve, and  21,600 vibrations per hour. The quality of this watch punches well above its price point. 

N. Peal 007 Chunky Ribbed Hat Navy Blue
007 N Peal Hat
Give the man in your life some James Bond-style with the N. Peal 007 Collection. This classic watch cap is inspired by the one worn by Bond in the explosive car chase resulting in Bond and Kara sledding briskly down the mountain in her cello case doubled up as a toboggan, escaping Russian soldiers' fire by crossing the Bratislava border into Austria, in The Living Daylights (1987). 

Gerstner & Sons 1403 Aficionado Travel Bar

1403 Aficionado – Travel Bar

Gerstner & Sons is an American treasure and maker of some of the finest wood products on the market, from their classic toolboxes and cases to this exceptional field bar. Any man of taste would appreciate the quality and craftsmanship. 

$1,195 SHOP HERE

Ricardo Aileron Carry On

Ricardo Aileron Carry On
An affordable and nearly indestructible aluminum carry-on that offers all the looks, style, and durability of the big names in this space Equipped with premium dual spinner wheels and a telescoping handle with a soft grip for superior comfort and maneuverability at every step of your journey. Nestle your travel wardrobe in the shimmering metallic interior, appointed with tie-down straps and a convenient compartment divider. 

St Barth Eau de Toilette

St Barth Eau de Toilette
Finding the right scent can be hard, but this classic from Ligne St Barth has been a staple since the 1980s and is the signature product of the St Barth Homme brand. This is one of the first fragrances we have sampled that was universally liked by everyone in the office, the simple clean scent captures the sophisticated country lifestyle we love. 


Beckett Simonon Brogue Boots

Beckett Simonon Boots
These classic Brogue boots can pull double duty with their wingtip style, they can dress up a pair of jeans or make a suit a little more casual. They offer classic style and don't take the easy way out with a zipper. These have been our favorite pair of boots in 2021. 

Louis Vuitton Dragonne Key Holder
Louis Vuitton Dragonne Key Holder
We are fans of timeless style and nothing has stood the test of time like the Louis Vuitton monogram canvas. This Dragonne Key Holder will never not be in style. 


Nokona Weekender
Nokona Weekender™ in Generation™

Travel in style with this timeless duffle bag, handcrafted with Nokona's proprietary ball glove leather. The Nokona Weekender is offered in classic Walnut Crunch, Generation, and Black Stampede.  Every Nokona bag is individually cut, stitched, and assembled, giving each one its own unique identity and feel.

Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Cufflinks

2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Needlepoint has never really gone out of fashion in the South, but thanks to brands like Smathers & Brandon it is seeing a resurgence in menswear and accessories across the country. If cufflinks aren't the right gift, Smathers & Branson have a great collection of needlepoint wallets, hats, belts, and more. Themes include sports, destinations, and of course college sports teams. 


Strikeman Laser Firearm Training System

Strikeman Laser training system
Strikeman is a dry-fire training system that allows users to practice their shooting skills without the need for live ammunition. With the rising cost and shortage of ammo, Strikeman allows users to safely practice shooting in the comfort of home. Offered for popular calibers like 9mm, .380ACP, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .38 Special, .357 SIG, and .233/5.56. 

1974 World Championship Tee

This officially licensed shirt by M&P Speed Shop captures the Gulf Research Racing 1974 Championship season with a wonderful retro style. Soft premium tee with a bold graphic on front and the 1974 season calendar on the back. 


Society Socks
Society Socks
Socks and ties are what dads everywhere expect to find under their tree, but Society Socks offer some of the best socks we have ever tried and they come in a number of fun patterns and styles. Be it a single pair or a subscription service, Society Socks make a great gift. 

$12-$89 SHOP HERE

Last Days of The Automobile Artwork

Artist and advertising director David Wilson has worked on projects for Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Ascari, and Toyota. But his latest project, the "Last Days of the Automobile," grew out of his passion for classic cars and vintage advertising. We have some of his work hanging up in the office and it is always a conversation starter. 

$205-$500 SHOP HERE

Lifetime leather Canvas Tool Roll with tools
Canvas Tool Roll
Lifetime Leather Co has created one of our favorite automotive accessories this year with this classic canvas and leather tool roll. Perfect to keep in the trunk of your classic car or truck, the roll is sold with or without tools, is offered in four colors, and can be monogrammed. My favorite colors are the classic brown and the British Racing Green with brown leather trim. Priced includes 14 standard wrenches, a socket set with 3/8 in. drive ratchet, and a standard hex key set.


Janus Motorcycles The Halcyon 450

The Halcyon 450

If you are looking to splurge on something truly unique Janus Motorcycles, an upstart Indiana-based manufacturer of retro motorcycles, has just what the gearhead in your life is looking for. Their latest bike the Halcyon 450 is our top choice, based on looks alone it brings the romance of classic motorcycling back with the convenience of a modern bike. 

Starting at $13,500 SHOP HERE