Crank Radio – It comes with a built in flashlight and cell phone charger – he will thank you when he really needs it. $49.95
Black Soap – with lanolin and mineral salts from the island of La Toja, it sure get’s ya clean. $7.49
Swiss Army Blanket – This blanket will look so good folded with the cross side up at the bottom of a white duvet cover. (I’m dying for one myself). They can be pretty pricey, but you can also find vintage ones on eBay for cheap. $29.95-$298
Whiskey Rocks – (You’ll need to include a bottle of Maker’s Mark). Sort of like the black soap—it gets the job done, but doesn’t water it down. $22.50
Plaid shirt – For the behind the times dude in your life. There’s so many cute color combos to choose from. $41.99
A guide for the gals is up next.
For the artist that knows about everything cool:
Mingering Mike: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar
By Dori Hadar
For the nutritionist with a sweet tooth:
BabyCakes: Vegan, (Mostly) Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes
from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery
By Erin McKenna
For the adventure-seeking/vintage-cocktail-loving guy in your life:
Jigger, Beaker and Glass: Drinking Around the World
By Charles H. Baker
While you’re at it, be sure to visit the bar Fort Defiance in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
It’s theme is based around the travels of Charles H. Baker.
For the traveler that packs lightly with exquisite taste in architecture:
Wallpaper* City Guide to Barcelona (or you name where)