Presents for Multiple Personalities

2012 guys' holiday gift guide


Your detective skills are on point when it comes to sniffing out a secret office romance or tracking down your dream dress. But picking up on clues for what to get the guys on your holiday list is a different story. Crack the case with fail-safe finds for dudes of all stripes.

The Dapper Dan
Classic suiting gets a Cali makeover with the laid-back Civilian blazer and chinos by downtown tailor shop Apolis. The snazz quotient of rare vintage eyewear from Gentlemen’s Breakfast is so high, it might upstage the tree/menorah.

The Shear Genius
bolt barbers!Tackle a hairy situation with a haircut and straight razor shave at Bolt Barbers, an old-school barbershop complete with games and root beer on tap. If he prefers to manscape at home, Penhaligon’s grooming kit from Broome St. General Store is as chic as they come.

The Music Man
Pump up the volume with a gold Bluetooth speaker from The Novogratz Collection for Soundfreaq. An iPhone Eco-Amp from A+R lets him get his groove on, anywhere and (for better or worse) anytime.

california design!The Creative Type
California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way is a coffee-table must for any midcentury-modern buff. If he’d rather wear his art, wrap up a limited-edition Friends of MOCA tee showcasing works by world-renowned artists. Creative Photography Workshops help the aspiring lensman graduate from Instagram.

The Boozehound
Get him sloshed with a Bar Keeper Classic Cocktail Box, which comes with the necessary ingredients, recipes, and tumblers for two. When double fisting isn’t enough, try a vintage-inspired wood serving tray (it fits up to five drinks) from Spitfire Girl.

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Photos: Courtesy of Apolis; Courtesy of Bolt Barbers; Courtesy of Saul Bass Estate