Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the man in your life
Looking for a great gift for the man in your life? Whether you're shopping for your significant other, father, brother or friend, amNewYork has you covered this holiday season.
Whale bookends (above)
Kindle? Nah! Nook? Nope! For the guy who kicks it "old-schol" by displaying his reads, these cast-iron bookends are the perfect bookshelf accessory. $69; at A&G Merch, 111 N. Sixth St., Williamsburg, 718-388-1779
UGG Australia bathrobe
The warmth and coziness that defines UGG boots extends to the brand's line of men's loungewear, including this plush hooded bathrobe. $145; at UGG, 600 Madison Ave., 212-845-9905
Restoration Hardware iPhone and iPad Gramaphone
Vintage meets modernity with this 21st-Century-ready Gramaphone docking station, whose horn amplifies sound three to four times when an iPod or iPad is placed in the walnut base. $249-$299; at Restoration Hardware, 935 Broadway, 212-260-9479
Johnnie Walker Blue Label engraved bottle
As if a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label wasn't a top-notch gift on its own, the Scotch whisky master is offering engraving on bottles of the fine liquor from Dec. 1-30 at Grand Central Terminal. $220 (750 mL); at Johnnie Walker Holiday Kiosk, Grand Central Terminal, Graybar Passage, 43rd St. and Lexington Ave.
Archival x Barneys New York CO-OP duffel bag
This lightweight and functional yet fashionable waxed-canvas duffel is perfect for the frequent traveler. $345; Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900
New York Mouth Snack Every Month subscription
Foodies will love this crave-worthy gift from NYC-based company New York Mouth: Each month, the recipient gets a delivery of 30 days' worth of serious snacks. Think beer-and-pretzel nuggets, pistachio caramel corn and bacon-toffee bars, most of which are locally sourced. The company also offers pickle, jerky and "indie" food subscriptions, if any of those are more your man's speed. $150/3 months (and up for 6 and 12 months), newyorkmouth.com
Your guy will never have to utter the words "street umbrella" again receiving a fine style, featuring a handmade handle in plated silver or wood, from Fox, which has been crafting rain accessories since 1868. $295; at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000
Forever 21 scarf
A great stocking-stuffer, this acrylic scarf adds a litle pop to a dreary winter day and coordinates with practically any color coat. $14.90; at Forever 21 stores
'The NFL's Top 100, The Greatest Players of All Time'
Nab extra points in the gift-giving department with James Buckley, Jr.'s quintissential football book, featuring an embossed brown leather cover that'll look stately on any coffee table. $145; at Bergdorf Goodman, 745 Fifth Ave., 212-872-8977
Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo's new Wii U is the hottest gaming console of the season, featuring a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. $299.99-$349.99; at Nintendo World, 10 Rockefeller Plz., 646-459-0800
Joinery tie bar
Designed in-house at Williamsburg boutique Joinery, and produced by a local jewelry, this tie bar of brass, copper and silver provides a fashion-forward addition for either a work or weekend look. $98; at Joinery, 263 S. First St., Williamsburg, 347-889-6164
RumbaTime Park GO watch
Pay for your taxi ride with ... your watch? Techies will love this watch, which links up with the user's debit or credit card and is then scanned at participating retailers (including yellow cabs) to be used as payment for a purchase. $65; at Story, 144 Tenth Ave., 212-242-4853
Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Leather Eau de Toilette
In its 20th anniversary year, Theirry Mugler Parfums has reinvented the A*MEN fragrance (as well as some of its women's scents) by aging it in leather tanks, which adds a rich, masculine edge for this limited-edition scent. $88 (1 fl. oz.); at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000.