Everyone knows that girls mature faster than guys. Which makes shopping for those special men difficult at best. To that end, age-appropriate suggestions.
It’s so wrong to want to dress him like your son, but Shaun Deller’s recycled fabric bike hats are too charming to resist. He’d totally make you dinner if there was, like, no crying involved in chopping onions. Call his bluff with onion action goggles (they’ll have more in stock by Friday).
30 Going on 13
Local artist Jason Munn’s handsome screen-printed indie rock posters will remind him of high school — without compromising a more evolved aesthetic. Strap him with a waterproof wrist camera and he’ll never have to embellish (insert extreme sport or crazy antic) stories again.
On the Cusp
He’s Mr. Sensitive with you but tends to regress around other dudes. Remind him of his gentler side with a limited-edition bamboo skateboard (Barneys, 77 O’Farrell Street; 415-268-3500). Water-soluble, biodegradable golf balls let him practice swinging into the Bay without offing marine life.
He’s All Grown Up
And (finally) appreciates the finer things in life. Like the beautiful portraits in My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals. Make him feel like king of the vineyard at home with a Crushpad Fusebox. The kit comes with six blending wines plus a mystery vino, so he can learn how to mix vintages like a pro.
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