Holiday Gift Guide

What to buy for your husband, wife, kids and friends (plus: what to bring to the annual holiday bash!)

For Your Husband


This leather weekender bag gets better with age. We love the classic navy color, and the roomy interior. (You get extra points for tucking a pair of tickets for a surprise vacation inside!)

Moore & Giles Benedict weekend bag, $595 at Boyd’s, 1818 Chestnut Street, 215-564-9000.




The coolest part about these cufflinks is the fact that they’re made from baseballs used in a Phillies game. Verification of the exact game is included with your purchase, so you can tell friends you’re wearing a piece of Phils history.

Tokens & Icons cuff links, $215 at Town Home, 1616 Walnut Street, 215-972-5100.



Yes, you can take him out for a few rounds at a local bar, or you can give him the tools to make his own brew. This starter kit contains everything you need to make your own beer, from the hops to the bottle caps. We recommend buying owner George Hummel’s new book, The Complete Homebrew Beer Book, too, for over 200 recipes. The real present here? You’ll never need to wait for a drink at a crowded bar again.

Beginner’s Pubkit (includes recipe, instructions, equipment, and ingredients to make five gallons of beer), $69.95 at Home Sweet Homebrew, 2008 Sansom Street, 215-569-9469.


These cashmere and wool pocket squares are made by a local company, which we love. Plus, they’re the easiest way to inject a hearty dose of style into an otherwise blah look. Just a hint of luxe fabric peeking out from a pocket is all you need to impress. (The cool little buttons don’t hurt, either!)

Armstrong & Wilson Pink Goat cashmere pocket square, $110, and Hot Cocoa cashmere-wool square, $85, both at Armstrong & Wilson, 215-247-1201.



Nikon’s latest camera is impossibly sleek and compact—and it takes incredible shots. We love the glossy red color; he’ll love its non-bulky shape, perfect for when you ask him to tote it around in his jacket pocket.

Nikon 1 J1 camera, $649 by special order at the Camera Shop, 572 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, 610-527-0300.



This waxed canvas wrap is the easiest, coolest way we’ve seen to lug around bike tools. Just fill it with your necessities, roll it up and secure it to the frame beneath the seat with the leather strap. It’s weather-resistant, portable, and much better than a man purse.

Mopha waxed canvas and leather tool roll with strap (tools not included),$44 at Art in the Age, 116 North 3rd Street, 215-922-2600.

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