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He's a Mighty, Mighty Good Man

What to get merry gentlemen this holiday

curious provisions!

He’s up to his neck in ties, up to his eyeballs in the Seinfeld series on Blu-ray, and up to his ears in sentimental mix CDs (welcome to the iGen — get Spotify).

Here’s what will really make his heart beat.

Thump It Up
Your dude’s a music buff, but his iPod dock is weak. Blow him away with Curious Provisions’s Thumper, a vintage suitcase-turned-badass boombox with hi-fi speakers, an eight-hour rechargeable battery, and compatibility with any audio device ($590 and up). Maybe he’ll even let you borrow it.

cobbie's sauce!On the Sauce
He mans the grill (while you handle the wine). Cobbie’s barbecue sauce (a 60-year-old family recipe) in a gift set, complete with basting brush ($23) or macho apron ($37), has the right amount of kick. A portion of proceeds benefiting the Shepherd Center is just good taste.

Gentleman Collars
You love him in anything, but put him in an Italian-made button-down by 7Camicie (Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road Northeast; 404-791-1070) and there’s no Affliction. The shirts ($149 and up) come in bold colors, have snazzy collars, and are crisper than December’s forecast.

moonshine!It Just Makes Scents
Moonshine cologne, the ultimate fragrance for the Southern gent (and created by three UGA grads), is sold out everywhere, but The Indie-Pendent has a secret stash (shh). Snag him a bottle, which comes in a cool wooden box ($80 in the store and online).

Draft Pick
Craft beer is best from the tap, and he knows it. Let him sip foamy brews from the comfort of his La-Z-Boy with a growler from Moondog Growlers. Fill a two- or four-pint container (it keeps for seven to ten days in the fridge) or give him an empty jug ($5), so he can fill ’er up at the source.

And breathe easy.

guys' gift guide!Need more toys for the boys on your list? Scan our guys’ gift guide.

Photos: Courtesy of Curious Provisions; Heidi Geldhauser / Courtesy of The Reynolds Group; Courtesy of Moonshine Cologne