‘Tis the season to buy cashmere. You’re actually saving like $200 just by buying yourself the cashmere throw you’ve always wanted. Maybe you can save even more by getting yourself a scarf.
Williams Sonoma Home | Buy
Instead of assaulting the meter maid, try this little weapon instead – a keychain with alarm and space for 10 quarters or euros.
Merlin's Box | Buy
(1" D, 1.5" H)
I’m mostly listing this because I think sending fruitcake on Christmas is funny, but also because these cakes got good reviews around the office. They’re packed with nuts and real dried fruits, as opposed to the weirdly colored fruity gels you find in most cakes. The consensus seemed to be, “If you like fruitcake, this is good fruitcake.”
Old Cavendish | Buy
(16 oz., shipping included)
You keep your seat warm, the cooler keeps your beer cold.
Amazon | Buy
He’s always hot, and you’re always cold. These just-so blankets could resolve the thermostat wars forever. They come in five sizes ranging from baby blanket to king sized, and (take note, interior designers) they’re available in seventeen colors. Woot.
Crispina | Buy
(56" x 56")
2007 CALENDAR GUIDE There are 10,000 ways to track your daily schedule electronically, but only one way to be sure you’ll remember an essential appointment even if your laptop starts smoking. This palm-sized Moleskine feels smooth and cool in your hand, and will still be around when it’s time to write your memoirs. That is, unless you leave your bag at the bar.
Amazon | Buy
2007 CALENDAR GUIDE Nikki McClure’s calendar is officially a Mighty Goods favorite. It’s inspiring, touching, and features twelve lovely paper cut designs. Also, it’s good for the planet, as it’s printed on acid-free, chlorine-free, recycled paper using soy ink. The perfect gift.
Elsewares | Buy
(12" x 12")
STOCKING STUFFER GUIDE Old-school fun for big and little kids.
Modern Nursery | Buy
STOCKING STUFFER GUIDE An easy-to-clean garlic press that won’t leave chunks of old, dried garlic in your fresh new meal.
Cooper Hewitt | Buy
STOCKING STUFFER GUIDE This teeny lint brush slips invisibly into a suit pocket, or tucks into a dopp kit or purse. Great for pet owners.
MOMA Store | Buy
STOCKING STUFFER GUIDE Ninja gun! As long as the kids are playing with violent toys, they might as well be awesome.
Think Geek | Buy
Bottle openers are like scissors, you can never find them when you need them. Perhaps the clever elephant shape of this bottle opener will help you remember where you put it. Even after three beers.
Amazon | Buy
(1.5" T x 2" W)
STOCKING STUFFER GUIDE This is an amazing map of the last 4,000 years, originally published by Rand McNally. The chart shows when key events occurred in various civilizations, giving you an overview of what was happening all over the world at a particular time. (Via Cool Tools)
North American Montessori Teachers' Association | Buy
BUDGET HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE “Shaken, not stirred” is for guys who like a watered-down martini. He is not one of those guys.
CB2 | Buy
(no longer available)
BUDGET HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE The light blaster casts a shadow, and the glow screen captures it. Hours and hours of madcap, jazz-hand fun.
Perpetual Kid | Buy
BUDGET HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Makes the bottle opener so much easier to find when you’re drunk.
Charles and Marie | Buy
Nothing says Holiday Season like red jammies with a butt flap.
JCrew | Buy
Finally! A deep fryer small enough to keep on the counter for all of his convenience frying needs. Seriously though, fresh potato chips? Yes, thank you.
Improvements Catalog | Buy
A selection of cheeses meant to be consumed with a solid stout – sort of a more masculine version of high tea.
Target | Buy
He can spend the next twenty years learning twelve languages, or you can buy him a pocket interpreter and review the naughty phrases over a bottle of wine.
Sharper Image | Buy
This limited edition silver bracelet has bits of wood inlay snaking up its sides, seamlessly incorporated into the links. I like men’s jewelry on the quiet side, and this combination of craftsmanship and casual style will work for generations.
Versani | Buy
You’re always complaining about how he never cooks. Give him some real incentive to spend more time in the kitchen.
Amazon | Buy
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