Holiday Wishlist: Gifts for the modern man
At a loss when it comes to picking out perfect presents for the men in your life? We've highlighted some fashionable, functional and just plain fab ideas for every guy on your list.
Ben Minkoff 'Shawn' bag, $425
Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000
When designer Rebecca Minkoff created Ben Minkoff, her line of men's bags, she decided to name this one after her WWII fighter-pilot grandfather. This all-purpose carryall is built to last with its mix of cowhide leather and industrial-strength canvas.
New Era 'EK Farkas' trapper hat, $55.99
New Era, 9 E. Fourth St., 212-533-2277
This cozy trapper hat features a tweed pattern, faux fur accents and a snap-button closure at the chin.
C.O. Bigelow Premium Razor for Mach 3, $79
To create the perfect classic razor, C.O. Bigelow called up the gold standard - Gillette. The Mach 3 blade system gives guys a close and comfy shave, and the razor also features a vintage-style design.
Personalized Leather Catchall, $39.95
Encourage him to leave his cares at the door - along with his keys, cuff links and spare change - with this leather catchall that features snap corners and a single-initial center monogram.
Cole Haan chukka boots, $225
Chukka boots gained popularity after being worn by British soldiers during World War II. Little-known fact: The name comes from the king's sport, polo, in which each segment of play is called a chukka. We love this chic suede version.
Read's Clothing Project 'John' chambray shirt, $98
Made from 100% cotton, this vintage-inspired chambray button-down has a trim fit, sustainable corozo buttons made from the Amazonian tagua nut and a conscience: For every product purchased, Read's Clothing Project will donate a book to a child in need of education.
Rag & Bone 'Bexley' crewneck sweater, $220
How cute would your guy look in this sweater, which has been given a fashion-forward update with a crisp military-inspired pocket?
DeWalt DCD950B XRP cordless drill, $139
The Home Depot, 40 W. 23rd St., 212-929-9571
Not to resort to stereotypes, but if your man is in need of a drill, what's better than this classic multitasking 18-volt cordless hammer- drill/drill/driver?
Bicycle glasses (set of 8), $75
Bike enthusiasts will love this set of eight tumblers whose designs are screen-printed directly onto the glass using a special ink that cross-bonds with the surface, making them dishwasher-safe and durable.
Gucci ski goggles, $165
These heavy-duty goggles are perfect for the serious - and stylish - ski enthusiast.
iPad 2 leather sleeve, $47.95
This cover is made from high-quality leather and comes in either black with pinstripe interior or brown with tartan lining. The sleeve also offers perfect protection against bumps, knocks and scratches.
Bubble calendar, $20.12
Blue Ribbon General Store, 365 State St., Brooklyn, 718-522-9848
We love this clever poster-sized calendar with a plastic bubble to pop every day - and weekends bolded for quick reference. The simplistic Helvetica Neue font printed on thick paper would look almost artistic against a white wall.
The Glenrothes 1995 single-malt scotch whisky, $82
Fine liquor stores
Distilled using the best malted barley and spring water from the Speyside region of Scotland, this is a perfect cold-weather treat for scotch enthusiasts.
Bodie Mountain barn coat, $99
This authentic cotton-canvas barn jacket is rugged enough for outdoorsy types, while still maintaining cool-guy city style. It features a corduroy collar, a close-fitting silhouette and cozy quilted lining.
Assouline Publishing 'Living Architecture,' $75
Assouline, 768 Fifth Ave. (mezzanine at the Plaza Hotel), 212-593-7236,
A stunning selection of America's most innovative and iconic 20th-century homes, this gorgeous book is a treat for industry professionals and design aficionados. of all kinds.
Ralph Lauren deerskin gloves, $450
Select Ralph Lauren stores or ralphlauren.com
He'll stay warm for countless winters with these timeless, luxurious gloves.
Eskuché 33i gold headphones, $70
These stylish gold-accented headphones feature soft cushioning, a pliable headband, a 48-inch woven cloth cord with standard 3.5mm plug (for music and talk), and a single-touch controller for seamless play/pause and answer/end technology.
Drake's London Fairisle scarf, $128
J.Crew, 91 Fifth Ave., 212-255-4848
This independent British clothier is known for its dapper ties, handkerchiefs and scarves. This finely woven lambswool Fairisle knit looks cozy and cool and will stand up to blustery days and nights.
Victorinox Swiss Army classic stainless steel watch, $595
Known for a military-inspired approach to design, Victorinox's cool black chronograph is a stealthy-sleek timepiece.