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Gift Guide 2011: For Him, the essentials
December 15, 2011, 6:57 am
Filed under: Gift guide

These are the guy essentials: things that every man should have. Yes, there are places for video games and the obligatory toolset, but things appear to have shifted, and really, these are exciting times for us gift-giving ladies. Today’s man is rugged yet stylish; he appreciates what’s cutting edge, but values the classics. Here are a few things that the guys of today should have…much of this based from observing and talking with my guys, so consider quality assured.


1.  Areaware Magno wooden radio Handmade in an Indonesian farming village. For every tree used, a new one is planted. Stylish and sustainable. ($150)

2.  Root organic liqueur A Pre-Prohibition era liqueur recreated, but remaining true to traditional methods. A must for his bar. ($30 here)

3.  Braun Analog Watch A reissue from the 70s, this watch is all about minimalism and sophistication. (Brother gets tons of compliments!) ($200-$285)

4.  Wood Puzzle Who wouldn’t appreciate an interactive gift? Skip the video game and go analog. ($49)

5.  Stanley Classic 8-ounce flask  Utilitarian and still sleek. BPA free too! ($20)

6.  The Hill-Side Selvedge Chambray scarf Fact: 4 out of 5 women agree, more men need to wear scarves. Do it.   ($83)

7.  Jonathan Adler’s Boom Box Match Strike Because a sense of humor is essential. ($42)

8.  Wolverine 1000 Mile boots  A faithful recreation of a true American classic. Rugged and sexy. ($340)

9.  Labourerur waistcoat The finishing touch to a mans wardrobe. Dad loves the one he got last year! ($140)

10.  The Hill-side handkerchief Every man should own a proper handkerchief. ($40-$55)

11.  Piel Frama of Spain A brilliant (and oh so sexy) way to combine phone and wallet. A certified favorite. ($98)

12.  Eco-friendly cork journals Another thing women can’t resist, a man who takes notes. ($10-$14.5)

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amazing gifts!

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