Too bad your guy’s online dating profile didn’t include what he’d like under the tree. His preferences decoded:
He’s plugged in 24/7, but that grungy iPad case has to go. Upgrade him with Ernest Alexander’s dapper waxed-canvas case ($90).
A Hugo Guinness lino print of a pair of black-rimmed specs ($480) will look rad on your honey’s wall — almost as cool as the Warby Parkers he rocks.
Scratchy stubble? Not where you plant your kiss, thanks to Baxter of California’s posh 1-2-3 Shave Kit ($70), which includes After Shave Balm, Super Close Shave Formula, and a luxurious badger brush.
The Road Warrior
He hates that lame duck canvas bag he’s been toting for years. Do him a solid and hook him up with a splurge-worthy Oaxacan-inspired duffel ($675, available by special order at Mario’s) from Eugene-based Will Leather Goods.
9-to-5 Stand-Up Guy
He wouldn’t be caught dead in gym socks with slacks, but his black go-tos are getting a bit old. Add a colorful pair by Richer Poorer ($12) to spice up his sock drawer.
Craft Beer Buzzer
Sir Sips-a-Lot is passionate about local brews. Sign him up for a year’s subscription to Beer West magazine ($20). The Portland-based pub covers craft and local beers, indie breweries on the West Coast, plus food and travel.
Fashion-conscious fellas love anything from Portland Pendleton Collection, but this Wallowa cardigan ($305) is particularly enchanting. Bonus: You can swipe it from his closet.
Help him get in gear for snow season with DaKine’s deluxe snowboard tuning kit ($60), which includes everything he needs to keep his board in tip-top shape.
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Photos: Courtesy of Ernest Alexander; Courtesy of Will Leather Goods; Courtesy of Kuhlman