JP Holiday Gift Guide, Part Two: Men

Having trouble thinking of the perfect thing for the perfect man? Here are a few ideas courtesy of some local merchants.

You can page through photos of all these items in the accompanying photo gallery.

For a Hip-Chic Gent

For the more style-conscious gentleman, stop by in Monument Square. This haberdashery extraordinaire has all the accoutrements to complete the near-perfect ensemble, whether it be a cap or wallet. For a major fashion statement, buy a fur-felt, crow’s toe, tear drop fedora ($182). For something a bit subtler, try one of Salmagundi’s own handmade Italian silk ties (between $48 and $68) or a decoupage flask from De La Luna ($48).


For a Man with Man’s Best Friend

It’s said that the best way to a man’s heart is his stomach, but that’s also true for his dog’s stomach. For the dog-lover in your life, consider buying a box of dog treats from on South Street (priced at $13 for an assortment of flavors). If you want to get something that might last longer than Christmas Day, try a Tuffut Santa doll ($18.00).


For the Sporty Male

Nothing says I love you like a year-long membership. That’s why you might want to pay a visit to the newly renovated to pick up a pass for that special somebody (individual memberships priced at $25 and family ones priced at $45). If you know somebody who plans on pedaling his way throughout the winter, you could stroll a bit further down South Street to visit to snatch up a few safety items. There are safety reflective vests ($29.95) along with Superflash blaze front and rear bike lights ($54.92). For a bit more of a novelty, consider a battery-free Reelight bike light ($29.36). It’s powered by the bike wheel!


For the Retro or Comic Junky

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to satisfy that man who refuses to give up his record player, thumb through the vinyls at on Centre Street (12 inch records priced at $1 a piece). If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, bid on a near-life size stuffed reindeer doll. What says, “I love you,” more than near-life size holiday animals? Also, stop by by the intersection of Centre and Pond Streets where you could pick up a snow-filled Batwoman comic ($18).


For that Special Guy who Hates Snow

Thwart your loved-one’s threats of moving to Florida this winter by investing in some serious snow removal equipment like a MTD Gold Stage Snow Thrower at on Centre Street ($459.00).


Belle December 14, 2011 at 02:03 PM
Not to mention the Holiday Fair happening this Saturday & Sunday at the Footlight Club hosted by the Eliot School and Uforge Gallery. 11-5 each day.
Chris Helms (Editor) December 14, 2011 at 02:30 PM
Good reminder! Here's a link to the calendar entry about the Holiday Fair: http://patch.com/E-jJqK
Michael December 21, 2011 at 03:04 PM
Personal note cards and stationery for thoughtful individuals are always a nice gift. Everyone needs to write thank you notes, and everyone would rather receive a letter than an email. Luckily Jamaica Plain has a source for fine, custom stationery and notes: http://interrobangletterpress.com Celebrating 20 years in Jamaica Plain.


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