In prepping for the holiday, he plugged in a string of lights and stoked the televised Yule log. He’s quite gifted, isn’t he?
When you’re dealing with Dem Bones (Jenga’s estranged punk cousin) or an Hermès bridge set (434 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills; 310-278-6440), you won’t hate the player or the game — or the navy long johns he’ll soon be living in (Marc Jacobs Men, 8409 Melrose Place, West Hollywood; 323-866-8255).
Satiate his high-brow lo-fi tastes with an A.P.C. plastic bow-tie pin and a Jorg & Olif Opa bike. Perch a fully functional, fold-it-himself iPod cardboard boom box (Shelter, 7920 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood; 323-937-3222) on the handlebars and watch him roll.
Life’s a beach. Prove it with One California Day (Mollusk Surf Shop, 1600 Pacific Avenue, Venice; 310-396-1969), Takashi Homma’s New Waves (Ooga Booga, 943 North Broadway, suite 203, Chinatown; 213-617-1105), and a seaworthy shawl-collar pullover (Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood; 310-652-1120).
Fisher Space Pen could be just the thing he needs to break that damn block. If his masterpiece is finished by Friday, Smythson can custom bind it in time for Christmas (222 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills; 310-550-1901). In the meantime, a copy of the 1000 Journals Project will keep him from trying to peek at yours.
He doesn’t bring home just any bacon, so give him a selection of the standout bacons of the year — and let him fry them up in an engraved cast-iron pan. Maybe he’d even like to dress for the occasion in a scratch flannel (The Hundreds, 7909 Rosewood Avenue, Fairfax; 323-230-7421). It comes just once a year.
He’s been good for goodness sake, so check out our Everywhere Gift Guide for more great gifts.