You’ve made your list and checked it twice.
The holidays are the time to be extra nice -- especially to the men in your life.
Dads, brothers, boyfriends, husbands and the like aren’t always the best at letting you know what’s on their list. Below are some pretty good ideas of what they wouldn’t mind seeing under the tree this year...Mistletoe is optional.
STM Haven Bag: A laptop backpack that solves the riddle of keeping cords and accessories organized. Clever channels between pockets make running charging cables from power banks to devices simple and tangle free. Tech pockets in the bags are sewn so that if your guy drops his bag his device remains suspended and cushioned away from disaster. 15” Laptop Bag $99.95
Secur Solar Media Player: Great for your outdoor-oriented guy on the go. This waterproof solar media player protects his smartphone and brings music anywhere –includes a stereo media player, solar charger, power bank and waterproof protective case. $49.99
myCharge Razor Platinum Charger: Have your guy power up with this portable charger crafted from anodized aluminum and delivering 36W of output. Able to fully charge a MacBook in 100 minutes. Charge any tablet, smartphone or other devices via the RazorPlatinum's standard USB-A port. Recharge via the MacBook 29 watt adaptor in just 2 hours. $99.99 at Best Buy.
SVALT Cooling Dock: Avoid laptop meltdown when running high demand apps like developing photos, editing videos, rendering models, or playing video games. Your dude can chill while the SVALT Cooling Dock’s aluminum heat sink desktop sized fan drives cooling air directly onto laptop CPU and GPU processors helping avoid crash-city. $199
Sansaire Sous Vide Machine: Have your guy get his chef on with this tekky kitchen toy. Translated as “under vacuum,” sous vide is a technique to deliver precision control to the cooking process. Steaks, fish, chicken, and vegetables are bathed in a temperature controlled water bath with constant circulation ensuring just the right level of doneness yielding tender and juicy proteins and perfectly cooked veg. $199.99 at Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma
Runamok Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup: Pancakes just aren’t the same when kissed with organic maple syrup aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. Vermont’s Runamok Maple delivers the season’s most sophisticated syrups including; Rye Whiskey and Rum Barrel-Aged, Pecan Wood Smoked, and Cardamom, Makrut Lime-Leaf, Hibiscus Flower, Elderberry, Cinnamon + Vanilla Infused syrups. Barrel Aged Gift Box: 3 250mL Bottles - Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged, Rum Barrel-Aged - $74.95
Dancing Deer Christmas Gourmet Bakery Tower: Nick your guy’s sweet tooth with this triple- decked holiday sampler. Dancing Deer’s scratch baked, all natural, no preservative treats will keep your guy jolly. Includes signature Molasses Clove cookies, Triple Chocolate Chip cookies, “America’s Best” Chocolate Chunk brownies, Caramel Sea Salt squares along with 2 bags of holiday cookies. $59.99
Oban 14 year-old Single Malt Whisky: Hailing from the westernmost corner of the Scottish Highlands, Oban has been handcrafting single malt whisky for more than 200 years and is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Offering a nose of orange, lemon and pear, the 14-year-old single malt has a peaty smokiness and the taste of dried figs and honey spice. $65. Wherever fine spirits are sold.
Buchanan’s Special Reserve Whisky: A special and complex blend that includes Dalwhinnie, a delicate, sweet honeyed malt whisky, in addition to 14 other unique whiskeys that have been aged for a minimum of 18 years in European Sherry Oak cask imparting a distinctive and unique rich fruit and rounded character. $75. Wherever fine spirits are sold.
SHOLDIT Neck Gaiter: Help your guy take the chill of those early morning winter runs on the C&O Canal, taking in a ‘Skins game or waiting for the Metro with this roomy polar fleece gaiter. Zippered pocket for stuff accommodates cash, headphones, and keys. Various colors/prints $29.99
Everlane Cashmere Hoodie: This hoodie is constructed of soft, top grade cashmere sourced directly from Mongolia. Your guy will be toasty in this pullover with updated tubular cuffs; jersey knit on the inside and ribbed knit on the outside. $150
Wyland Sports Dive Watch: A true limited edition luxury timepiece - only 225 were made. Created through a partnership between internationally renowned artist and ocean conservationist Wyland and Reactor Watches these timepieces are designed with a solid titanium case and bracelet and specialized IOIC aqueous blue plating that gives each watch an individualized, unique color pattern. Depth rated to 1000 meters, each watch has dual timing bezels and precision Miyota 9015 mechanical movement with 24 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve. $2500
Colnago C60 Luxury Bike: Your guy will thank Santa big-time if he happens to find this ride under the tree. Fully handmade in Italy, this high-tech cycle is made of carbon fiber and with star-shaped lugs and tubes providing greater stiffness and resistance to bending. The ultimate for riders who don’t believe in sacrificing iconic design for performance and comfort. Starting at $5999