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Gifts for Him

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For the men in your life-fathers, brothers, nephews, husbands, lovers, associates…some of you have too many, some too few (why is that?!) but all of us have…Here a wide range of possibilities.

Let’s Get Physical

Above Left: The Talking Pedometer- tracks work-out time and burned calories which it announces at the touch of a button when some young buck takes the next treadmill, his trainer appears unannounced, or a pretty woman walks by. Includes a safety alarm should your fella be out jogging somewhere and face the unexpected. 4 button cell batteries included. 4 ¾” x 1 ½”. Eminently portable. $22.00 restorationhardware.com

Above Right: Oregon Scientific’s All-Terrain Video Camera- Designed for extreme sports enthusiasts who want to capture every moment, the small, light, HD camera is shock resistant and water proof up to 65 feet. Mounting options- to handlebars, helmets, surfboards- are easy and numerous. Comes with a built in color LCD display to preview and play back and a laser pointer to help line up the camera. Imagine the thrill of taking a ride again or vicariously. $299.99 us.oregonscientific.com

You’re tired of complaining about the beat-up leather briefcase he carries for sentimental reasons, the short-handled canvas case he totes occupies his hands when he might be opening doors or helping you on with your coat, whatever he’s making do with because of an aversion to shopping is embarrassing. How about Jack Spade’s Mill Leather Field Messenger Bag? –Flap-top snap closure, adjustable shoulder strap, exterior slit pocket, interior laptop compartment with snap closure. Lined. 14 ½” x 11” x 5 ½” $375.00 saksfifthavenue.com

Braces! Or suspenders, if you’d rather. This company makes really beautiful distinctive ones. For those men to whom real style is second nature and those you’d like to “break in.” From board room to editing room, a bit of personal panache. Here are two limited edition (individually numbered) pair-Left- Celestial Sites and Right- Trafalgar Cigar. Hand-made of silk, fully adjustable; leather accents and brushed gold clinches. $195.00 free shipping. trafalgarstore.com

For the Cold Weather Outdoorsman

Above Left: GPS Ski Goggles (what next?!) State-of-the-art sensors track speed, temperature, latitude/longitude distance traversed, number of runs completed, and total ground covered on an unobtrusive 2” display like the LCD dashboards of a jet pilot. Store up to 24 hours worth of information and can be uploaded. Battery lasts up to 6 hours. Anti-fog, polarized lenses too. Includes case and adapter. Lifetime Guarantee. Just in time for the annual ski trip. $499.95 hammacher.com

Above Right: The Best Heated Gloves- For walking the dog, taking the kids sledding, or running errands, not just chopping wood. I’ll give you a moment to picture him chopping wood. 7 volt rechargeable battery producing a max temperature of 122 degrees farenheit. Fleece lining and thinsulate insulation; waterproof; leather palm for grip. Adjustable wrist enclosure, zippered cuff. Site has instructions to determine sizing. Lifetime guarantee. $199.95 hammacher.com

Ties-Had to include some. These are all from an unlikely source-The Art Institute of Chicago. The Metropolitan Museum also carries some good looking ones.

Above Left: The Lichtenstein Tie- adapted from Brushstroke with Spatter by pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein. For the creative and/or iconoclastic. 100% silk. Woven in Italy. $54.00

Above Top Right: The Robie House Tie - adapted from the metal courtyard gate at the Frederick C. Robie house that frank Lloyd Wright designed. 100% silk. $46.00

Above Bottom Right: The Tree of Life Tie- adapted from the Tree of Life stained-glass window designed by Frank Lloyd Wright created for the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York in the early 1900s. 100% silk. $46.00 These last two for the fashionable, but corporate. All at artinstituteshop.org

Scarves with Pizzazz

Above Left: Alpaca Altiplano Scarf- Made by artisans of La Paz, Bolivia, this extremely fine alpaca wool scarf is woven with summer colors for Andean winters. Soft, lightweight, antistatic with hand-twisted fringe. For the arty or to add a dash of interest and creativity to the wardrobe of someone less sure of himself. 11 3/4”W x 70”L. $69.00-on sale for $34.90 nationalgeographic.com

Above Right: Reversible Paisley Silk Scarf-For the man about town. He’s wearing a good coat- cashmere, shearling, or down and has understated style. The cookie-cutter “Ford” look of plain cashmere seems boring; he needs a little dress-up help. Taupe paisley, printed Italian silk reverses to chambray blue cashmere with cashmere fringe. $287.00 saksfifthavenue.com

He’ll Always Have the Stars

Above Left: The Celestron AstroMaster Dual Purpose Telescope- just like he dreamed of as a kid. 2 eyepieces, finderscope, accessory tray, planetarium software. No tools necessary to assemble. Fully corrected images in the sky or on land, from the mountains of Jupiter to the Catskills. No kidding. He can observe detailed craters on the moon. Wait till you read the bells and whistles on this one. From your terrace or out in the country. $149.99 costco.com

Above Right: The hand-held Stellarscope microfiche star map- shows the exact alignment of any star. Just set the date and hour and watch the orbs fall into place. Identify what’s in the sky now or at any previous time. Great for astronomers or astrologers. 2.5” x 6” $48.99  pylones-usa.com

The Polaroid Instant Digital Camera-Like a grown-up toy, this camera contains the technological advancement of today’s modern photography equipment while allowing him to print 2” x 3” borderless, smudge-proof, water resistant, tear resistant, color pictures instantly and without ink. Remember, the shortest distance between two points is a wrinkle. This little appliance marries the nostalgia of then with the impatience of now. $179.95 amazon.com

For the Select Man

Above Left: The Pajamas Warming Pouch-You can’t make these things up. For the man who has everything, who’s always cold, who’s out in the wild where central heating is unavailable. Integrated heating elements reach 118 degrees farenheit resulting in toasty pjs in 10 minutes. 19” x 15” x ½” Can also accommodate towels, gloves, or…Folds to half its size for traveling to Aspen or the Arctic. Plush fleece exterior. Lifetime Guarantee. $39.95 hammacher.com

Above Right: Rolls Royce Personalized Leather Toiletry Kit (up to 3 initials) - He’s picked up in a car, spends too much time on the road, and insists on class accessories. He goes to a competitive gym. You’ve had it with the series of stained nylon pouches he’s owned over the years. He’s going to visit his in-laws. Crafted of Nappa leather. Waterproof lining; separate, zippered-bottom compartments. Includes 3 travel-sized bottles and a removable net pouch. 11” x 6 ¼” x 7” $99.00 brookstone.com

Above Bottom: Lightweight Madras Silk Boxers- in S,M,L. Two of the collection: Siam Stripes and Blue Pin Stripe. This India Silk gets softer with every wash. Come on, you always wanted to see him in silk, to touch silk…perhaps only a little less than he’s been curious to see how it feels. It’s like the secret of great lingerie-no one sees it, but you, or in this case he, knows it’s there. $30.00@ royalsilkmen.com

For the Sportsman

Above Left: Retractable Pocket Fishing Pole- Worthy of toy envy. Someone I know pulled this out on a motorcycle trip and astonished his fellows by reeling in a little something from a local stream. Ok, he was lucky. ‘Probably spent miles waiting for the opportunity to see his friends’ expressions. Snap together rod and reel of aluminum, zinc alloy and fiberglass extends to 36” and locks open. Adjusts for right or left hand. $45.00 restorationhardware.com

Above Right: Fifty More Places To Fly Fish Before You Die by Chris Santella. From the Mongolian wilderness to Rio Negro in Brazil, this book highlights the most lust-worthy places to cast his line. $16.00 amazon.com

For the Homebody

Above Top: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson “…honest and raw. The book doesn’t just show us Steve Jobs, the innovative genius CEO of Apple—it also shows us Steve Jobs, the hippie kid who walked around barefoot, barely ever showered and occasionally dropped acid.” There are dozens of reasons he might be intrigued by this book. And then some. $16.00 amazon.com

Above Bottom: Wabi Slippers- by the Spanish shoe company Camper for unadulterated, environmentally responsible comfort. Named after the Japanese word “wabiru” translated by one site as “to ask forgiveness” and by another as “simple, modern, non-pretentious.” Wool upper in a casual, clog-inspired style with round toe. Trim detail with heel tab. Wool lining and covered, cushioned insole. Flexible rubber traction outsole. Free shipping. $ 65.00 shoes.com

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