What does he like? If you’re thinking about that question this Christmas, this gift guide will help you find the perfect present for him. For the man who likes to grill, there’s a set that will make grilling a memorable experience. If he’s a sneaker aficionado, opt for a cleaning kit to help him keep his kicks spotless. There’s a hat that represents the “A” anywhere he goes. And, there’s more — games, art, accessories. These eight gifts will keep your husband, boyfriend, dad, brother or any other man entertained, stylish and appreciative of you for giving him cool, unique gifts that are useful beyond the holidays.
Wear it. Represent Atlanta everywhere with this olive cotton twill “A” dad hat featuring a cream felt patch in the front and adjustable leather strap with metal closure in the back by Citizen Supply. In the happenstance he’s not from Atlanta, the “A” can refer to anywhere or anything. Available in-store and online. $38. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-705-9145, citizensupply.com.
Grill it. When he’s ready to cook a steak dinner, this Ultimate Grilling Set from Hickory Farms will have him covered, literally and figuratively. The set features an adjustable strap apron for a perfect fit (and to keep him clean), heavy-duty, stainless steel tools and four 6-ounce pieces of restaurant-quality filet mignon. Sharing, optional. $180. hickoryfarms.com
Hang it. The deck is part art, part skateboard and completely a limited-edition gift. Designed by local artist and graphic designer Isaac Brooks, each scintillating piece of the Bear collection depicts an unclothed person in graphically altered poses with names like Earth, The Goddess and Juggler. Each deck is comprised of 100 percent Canadian maple, making it strong and lightweight. The graphic is applied to the bottom of the deck so it can hang on his wall as artwork and a great conversation piece or convert to a skateboard with the addition of wheels and necessary hardware found at local and online skate shops. $150. isaacbrooks.com
Pack it. Travel in style with a luxurious, soft, pebble-grain calfskin weekender bag that’s compact enough to be an airplane carry-on piece but large enough to hold his toiletries, clothes, shoes and favorite family photo, which he can tuck one of three interior pockets. Tubular handles and a detachable shoulder strap make transporting easy. If he’s traveling internationally and needs a place for his passport, there’s an exterior zippered pocket for that too. While the bag is made in Spain, it’s available locally in cognac or black at Cobbler Union or online. $675. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-500-6828, cobbler-union.com.
Monogram it. Up his socks game with monogram socks from Nice Laundry. Styles range from hot dots to herringbone to ribbed, and the monogram can be applied as a one-letter varsity-style or two- to three-letter diamond and classic styles. Socks are sold as three or six pairs, and one sock in each pair is monogrammed. If you like to borrow socks, just remember it has his initials on it. $45-$69. nicelaundry.com
Clean it. Help Dad, Bae or your teenage kid in his quest to keep his kicks looking fresh, out-of-the-box and new at all times with a sneaker cleaning kit. Available at Cobbler Union, the kit includes a liquid cleaner and protector, brush and soft cloth so he can give each pair TLC throughout the year. Available locally at Cobbler Union and online. $40. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-500-6828, cobbler-union.com.
Play it. When he wants to feel like a kid again or compete for bragging rights, the gift of a SEGA Genesis game console will be a win. This modern version is more compact than the original; two classic three-button control pads, a power supply cord and HDMI cable are included in the box. The mini console is preloaded with 40 games so he and his friends can play immediately. $79.99. macys.com
Mix it. For the guy who likes to mix drinks, opt for the three-piece Tommy Bahama Huladay Express cocktail set featuring a shaker and pair of double old-fashioned glass set. While the artwork on each piece is holiday-inspired, the set is great for social events year-round. $74.50. tommybahama.com
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