The 2014 'Tis The Season: Gift Guide For Him

Today we continue our 2014 'Tis The Season Gift Guide series, live each week through Christmas. This week, we hone in on the most stunning and sleek gifts for the man in your life. If you missed our Gift Guide For Her, you can find that here

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Bangin' Boombox

Bang & Olufsen really turned it up with the new BeoPlay A2. The portable bluetooth speaker boasts a 24-hour battery life and collaborates with up to 8 users at a time (hello house party!) all while projecting 360-degree sound. Plus, you know the sound quality's top-notch since icons Wyclef Jean and Carlos Santana have recently signed on to be a part of their living room series. Check out behind the scenes footage from that hereAvailable in black, silver, and hunter green and designed by Cecille Manz, this is a steal at $399. 

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Let Me Upgrade You

The cure for the common Apple addiction? We think Vertu's partnership with Bentley for this luxe smartphone is a pretty good remedy. Calf leather stitched in Newmarket Tan diamond pattern and titanium side rails (along with exclusive Bentley content, sound tuned by Bang & Olufsen, and other beautiful details) make this one the impressive gift for the man who has everything at $17,100. 

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Tick Tick Boom

Designed by Mark Braun with signature German precision and featuring an in-house NOMOS swing system, this is one high-class ticker that every man will want to adorn his wrist. Buying him a NOMOS Glashütte's Metro Datum Gangreserve ($3,780) basically means he'll love you forever (although he probably already does). 

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Wound Up

So he has a collection of watches, but he needs a solution for keeping those fancy timepieces ticking while he's not wearing them. Enter Tourneau's 6-unit watch winder, $770, to save the day. Hand polished wood and a deluxe suede interior will make for quite a display case in addition to being completely practical. 

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Bar Method

Here's a seriously impressive way to help him improve his home bar setup. Inspired by a 19th-century drawing and created by the celebrity of spirits, Jason Crawley, this 5' Imperial Shaker not only makes premium drinks (there's an elliptical shake method in this crazy contraption), but its cast iron, brass, copper, and silver accents make this a statement piece from start to finish. Armed with a one-year supply of Tanqueray No. Ten and a personal cocktail education session for up to 20 guests, it's worth its weight with a $35,000 price tag.

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Razor's Edge

Every man can appreciate quality when it comes to sharp things touching his face. Treat him right with Harry's Winter Winston set that comes with a German-engineered metal core razor handle and precision-angled blade cartridges plus foaming gel or shave cream and the option to engrave it for that special touch. This is classy practicality at its best. $30, not including engraving. 

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Head Case

SQUAIR's Dimple iPhone 6 (also available for 6 Plus) bumper is engineered to be light yet durable, a specialty from this Japanese brand. And while those other metal cases use clunky screws, this one uses the Itoigawa Latch. Translation: it'll be hard for it to come loose, but it's relatively simple to assemble. Available from $553.18 on Amazon

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Bookworm

Monocle, an excellent source for current affairs, business, and design and ripe with British sensibilities, just recently released their new book, The Monocle Guide To Good Business, $63. His empire has to start somewhere, so why not help him along? Plus this will definitely look sharp on his coffee table. 

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Sweet Ride

The 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4 comes equipped with a V6 twin-turbo engine, 404 horsepower, and at $95,000, this exclusive combination of features has all of the bells and whistles. One thing's for sure, he'll feel like a kid on Christmas morning with one of these beauties sitting in the driveway.

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Zip It

There aren't many instances where "handmade in Spain" has ever been considered a bad thing. Norse Projects' Marko wallet is really no different with its premium Riri zipper and heat embossed branding that's making us all drool over here, $175.

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Lighten Up

Light up his man cave with this chic crane floor lamp, $1,170, with a black cliff shade and brass stand. You'll not only brighten his room, but you'll probably crack a smile with this one, too. 

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Spin Cycle

PUBLIC's bikes have been the apple of any rider's eye for some time now, but with their special D8i chrome special edition, $1,394, they've reached a new level. A premium 8-speed Shimano Alfine internal gear hub and Brooks leather saddle are just some of the bells and whistles he'll be pining for. 

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Bronze Beauty

Sultry, yet iconic, Kelly Wearstler's Bronze Classic Legs, $1,495, make for a nice piece of art or an accessory to his bookshelf that everyone will love looking at. 

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Shaken Not Stirred

Maybe he's just looking to spruce up his Old Fashioned game or maybe he's a little more interested in bartending all those parties you're going to host together. Either way, a little reference material never hurt anyone. Python American Bar: The Artistry Of Mixing Drinks is available at Barneys, $95.

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Card Shark

Who needs Vegas when you have your very own metallic playing cards, $18, from House of Honey? We bet they'll be so distracted by how good looking these are that you might be able to sneak in a card trick or two. 

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Back It Up

Don't let him get caught in a nasty computer crash scenario. With the sleek 2TB solid aluminum casing LaCie Porsche Design mobile drive, he'll be prepped for any storage situation that comes his way. Backing up a computer never looked so good, $149.99. 

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Carry On

It's hard to find a place where he can keep everything he needs throughout the day while still looking put-together. LA's This Is Ground accomplishes all of that with their new line of customizable cases (card slots, pen holders, cord loops, zippers, there are tons of options) starting at $250. Might we suggest getting the Mod Tablet with whatever customizations you prefer? It's somehow personal, functional, and beautiful. Genius. 

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All Tied Up

Using only limited and deadstock fabrics, Forage is well-known for their pristine hand crafted detail. We're partial to the bow ties, available at House Of Honey, $68, that are adjustable in length and make huge style statements. 

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Ready For Our Close Up

Why even bother with fancy cameras these days when there's things like olloclip's 4-in-1 lens (available for iPhone 4-6 Plus, iPad Air and Mini, and Samsung Galaxy S4-S5), starting at $69.99? Zoom in to a macro 10x or 15x, get wide angle shots, or add a fish eye effect for more stimulating photos he can take with his phone, plus it comes in several enticing colors and with a wearable clip so it's easy to bring anywhere.

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Home Improvement

It can be hard to find great statement pieces for men's rooms. Help him out by introducing him to the Taylor Forrest Club Chair, $2,800, with its masculine accents and comfortable vegetable-tanned leather. Be prepared though, once he sits in it, he may never get out. 

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Shoe Game on Lock

Keep his collection of kicks up to date with the coveted Jon Buscemi 100MM, $865. Hand crafted in Civitanova, Italy, made with premium calf leather, and adorned with gold plated hardware, this shoe is sure to keep his feet looking just as cool as he is.

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