Gifted and Talented

For menfolk who love nothing more than a little weekend window shopping, romantic hand-holding, and figure-eight carving on ice. (Because we will not tolerate any Scrooges this year, mister.)

On Dasher: Windrider bicycle clips (MoMA Store, 11 West 53rd Street; 212-708-9700) have Hermes-like wings and keep pant legs from greasy bike chains.

stick a boot in it! On Dancer:
Protect his twinkle toes with Yuketen hunting boots (Bergdorf Goodman, 745 Fifth Avenue; 212-753-7300). Keep the music going with a hand-cranked solar radio.

On Prancer: He’ll feel like a dapper fellow in Steven Alan’s plaid wool tie (103 Franklin Street; 212-343-0692).


On Vixen: Yes, siree, you’d like that morning snog, but without a crusty nose in your face, thanks. Hang an urban ceramic humidifier from his radiator (Blue Ribbon General Store, 365 State Street, Boerum Hill; 718-522-9848) and settle in for a long winter’s nap (with some eggsnog on the side).

refracting telescope!

On Comet: Something modern or even space agey from Reed Space (151 Orchard Street; 212-253-0588) will do the trick. Or something positively scientific from Mantiques Modern (146 West 22nd Street; 212-206-1494).

On Cupid: Give your beau an arrow and some archery lessons (Queens Archery, 170-20 39th Avenue, Flushing; 718-461-1756).

On Donner: Bless him and accessorize him with vintage leather satchels, old trucker receipt wallets, and man jewelry from the ’30s (Stock Vintage, 143 East 13th Street; 215-505-2505).

get blitzed!

On Blitzen: Stock up his bar with locally distilled holiday cheer: Tuthilltown Spirits, premium Q Tonic water, and a great bitters selection from LeNell’s (416 Van Brundt Street, Red Hook; 718-360-0838).


Mix a hot toddy, snuggle together, and watch as a gentle blanket of snow falls over his favorite four-letter word (New Museum Store, 235 Bowery; 212-219-1222).

He’ll be shouting out with glee. And you’ll go down in history.

Join in on the reindeer games. We’ve got gift guides in every edition.

235 Bowery
@ Prince St
New York, NY 10002
Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store
365 State St
@ Bond St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
11 W 53rd St
bt 5th & 6th Aves
New York, NY 10019