Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Great Gifts For Him

To help take the pressure out of your gift-buying decisions, California Home+Design is playing Santa's little helper and hooking you up with a designer's gift guide every Friday until the holidays are on top of you like a hastily fallen pine tree. We've already featured gift guides for the outdoor lover, holiday parties and selective ladies, so this week brings you a selection of great gifts for design-minded dudes in your life. 

By Sarah Virginia White
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Pop Art

This limited edition print by LA artist Peter Alexander provides a jolt of electricity that will liven up any bachelor pad. $1,620 from the LACMA Store

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Racked Out

It might be meant to hold suitcases, but the bespoke Mathiessen Luggage Rack by Richard Wrightman is too attractive to cover up. $1,438, from Bespoke Global. 

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Heath Vases

I love the rich color and texture of this hybrid vase collection by Heath Los Angeles designer Adam Silverman. From $55 each, Heath Ceramics

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The Memphis marble candlesticks from Kelly Wearstler are crafted from solid slabs of negro marquina and white carrera marble, and make a masculine addition to any tabletop. $695 for the pair. 

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Highway Hat

Inspired by Southern California roadways, the 405 highway hat from SoLA, or Sisters of Los Angeles, is a nod to your well-worn paths. 

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Fire in the Hole

Designer Piet Houtenbus makes these hand grenade oil lamps from actual US Army surplus grenades. Find them in natural or gilded in silver (shown) or gold at San Francisco’s d. zelen, from $60 each. 

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Top Shelf Art

Jeff Koons never thought of this—the balloon dog bookends, $40 each, from the SFMOMA Museum Store inject some humor into your readling selection. 

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Game Table

For form that equals function, host your next card game or cocktail hour around the Posse Furniture dice table for LA's George Smith, $2,800. 

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Batter Up

Still a kid at heart? This handmade baseball from the MIssion's The Curiosity Shoppe, $30, is all grown up. Available in four different stich color options—forest green, red, light blue and white.  

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Skip the Commute

The Globe Bantam cruiser from LA's Ron Robinson is a practical and playful way to avoid hellish traffic. Available in eight colors, $100. 

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Fancy Feet

Whether as doorstops or decor, the cast brogues in copper or black powder-coated aluminum from Eclectic, the new accessories line from Tom Dixon, will make an impact. Find them at San Francisco's Propeller Modern, from $135. 

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Above Board

North Carolina artist George Peterson hand-turns his circle factory bowls from locally harvested hardwoods. The repaired imperfections—the splits and cracks of the natural wood shapes—reveal the perfect craftsmanship. $299 from Room & Board.  

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Duffel Bags

Using the Libero Ferrero gym duffel for smelly workout clothes is below the pay grade of this beautiful bag. $825, from Cavalier by Jay Jeffers

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