‘Tis the season to drop hints for loved ones about what you want in your man cave! Help out those gifting you by supplying them with a wishlist – or, better yet, treat yourself to one (or several) of the affordable, fun and masculine gifts above.
Petrified wood bookends will add gravitas to your library display, while a battleship-shaped ice cube tray will bring a little humor to your bar – and remind you of childhood playing the eponymous board game. Speaking of the bar area, we can’t help loving the Ace bottle opener, which looks just as good sitting out on the desk as a paperweight. Or, for guys who like gadgets, how about a bottle opener inside your iPhone cover? We’ve seen a lot of flasks on the market recently, but this needlepoint one has to be our favorite. With a cheeky “Bottoms Up” slogan embroidered on one side and the festive “Cheers Salud Cin Cin” on the other, it’s perfect for breaking out while tailgating – or when trying to spice up a dull holiday party.
A plaid throw is always classic, while a dice box makes organization stylish. For cufflinks, this handsome pair made from watch gears rises to the top of our list. And our dream purchase for the 2012 gifting season? The limited edition Juxtapose: Power bookshelf. Following last year’s Juxtaposed: Religion bookshelf, which showcased seminal religious writings, this one instead includes tomes on power and society by Thomas Hobbes, Karl Marx, Plato and John Stuart Mill, among others. The seven books are displayed at the same height, symbolizing the equality and validity of different modes of thought. Personally, we can’t think of any message more wonderful for ringing in the New Year of 2013. Peace and Joy, AROHO readers!
1. Primeval Forest Bookends, $198 2. Gruen Hexagonal Cufflinks, $115 3. Soho Plaid Throw, $130 4. Ace Bottle Opener, $12 5. Juxtaposed: Power, Price on Request 6. Battleship Ice Cube Tray, $8 7. Needlepoint Flask, $35 8. Opena iPhone Case, $40 9. Wooden Dice Box, $20.