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For Him: Holiday Gift Guide

From the Editors of Traditional Home
  • From plenty of the latest tech must-haves to classic accessories—and from spirits to little luxuries—browse this gift guide and give him a Christmas to remember. 

    Gadget-loving guys will fall hard for the Skyhawk A-T Blue Angels Watch, $524.25. Powered by light (no batteries needed), the watch does everything but pilot a plane. Features include digital quartz movement along with world time for 43 cities. Polished silver-tone hands and markers with luminous accents give a chronograph dial James Bond style. The watch also features a Greenwich Mean Time display, brushed silver-tone case, and polished stainless steel silver-tone crown and selector buttons. And just in case he wants to go deep sea diving, it’s water resistant to 660 feet.

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  • Stuff his stocking with stylish Vintage Map Sticky Notes from Merci, $12.95.

  • Encourage a golfer to pour a glass of fine Scotch, put his feet up, and enjoy the stunning photography and insights from golf greats in the large format, limited edition book 18 Greatest Scottish Golf Holes, $199. Framed prints and an Irish golf book are also available.

  • Let him have a Henry Higgins moment when you fetch him these Innsbruck slippers by Giesswein, $153, from Zappos. Made of natural wool, they’re both comfy and environmentally friendly.

  • Treat a man who takes sound quality seriously to the Sonos SUB, $699, a wireless HiFi system that promises to fill a room with layers of sound so deep and bottomless that listeners don’t just hear music, but feel it in their bones. Its designed to be placed anywhere in a room, even lying flat under a couch or bed.

  • Nothing’s more classic than a fine pen, and it’s our hope pens will never entirely be replaced by digital devices. The handsome Intuition Platino Pernambuco Wood Rollerball Pen has a finely fluted barrel, concave grip, spring-loaded clip and platinum-plated metal parts, $625, from a centuries-old German family-owned company, Graf Von Faber-Castell, which has rollerball, fountain, and other pens available in many styles and materials, and finishes.

  • Transform a sport’s fan’s iPhone into a dedicated action sports camera with the Outride, $149.95. Harnessing the existing features of the iPhone and the free OUTRIDE app available on iTunes, he’ll have the power to record, edit, and share content instantly to the OutRide community page as well as in various social media networks. It’s available December 7.

  • The true whisky connoisseur doesn't want ice to dilute his drink, so this Whisky and Rocks Set, $104 from Olive & Cocoa, comes with soapstone rocks. It includes shallow sipping glasses, a tray, and a book about card games, giftwrapped in a handcrafted wooden crate.

  • The Tucker-Jones Iron Heart Basic Tavern Puzzle, $22, from the Daily Grommet, was hand-designed by a blacksmith in steel to resemble ironware. The object is to move one piece with old-fashioned problem-solving.

  • Treat a wine drinker to a little luxury in the form of a Monogrammed Winestopper, $54, from Olive & Cocoa. Specify the letter you’d like, and it will come giftwrapped in a wooden crate in 5-10 days.

  • Keep him toasty with a German Wool blanket, $300, in soft striped lambswool from European Market.

  • The Salut Flask, engraved in sleek stainless steel, $48, from Olive & Cocoa, is as handsome as he is. With a three ounce capacity and a screw top, it comes gift packaged in a wooden crate.

  • A design geek will delight in these Mod Mini Chairs in colorful iconic styles. Made of plastic and 3 inches high, they can be displayed on desks or shelves. Set of 9, $118, from Chiasso.

  • Tivoli Audio’s Radio Silenz noise-canceling headphones, $159.99, are as handsome as they are smartly engineered, capitalizing on the acoustic advantages of natural wood to provide excellent sound. With the touch of a button, the listener can fade the audio to allow conversation or announcements to be heard without removing the headphones. They come in walnut, cherry, and black ash; they are shown here in walnut.

  • Give a gourmand a new cognac flavor to try, Grand Marnier Cherry, $37.99, a limited edition that blends cognac with European Griottes cherries.

  • Vintage oak wine barrels that still bear the coopers’ brands have been repurposed as platters that measure 21 to 24 inches in diameter. Wrought-iron handles and a beeswax finish give them sophisticated rusticity, $298, from Olive & Cocoa.   

  • Put your favorite cook on the cutting edge with this compact knife set from Wusthof, $149.95, which includes a 6-inch chef’s knife, utility and paring knives, and shears. We think the Wusthof Classic Studio Knife Block Set is perfect for the lake house, a grad’s first apartment, or a budding culinarian.

  • We love the Steampunk vibe of these American Timepiece Cufflinks, $150, a riff on an 1880s clock by the F. Kroeber Clock Company of New York. It’s available from the Metropolitan Museum of Art or one of its stores. Call 1-800-662-3397 for Customer Service.

  • Put a little pizzazz in his wardrobe with the Paul Klee Temple Gardens Tie , based on a playful, inventive work in the Met’s collection. It is available from the Metropolitan Museum of Art or one of its stores. Call 1-800-662-3397 for Customer Service.

  • You’re on a roll. Why stop now? Click here to browse through our Just For Her: Holiday Gift Guide and our For Kids: Fun Holiday Gift Guide.

  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.