11 Excellent Last-Minute Gifts

So it’s mid-December, and you still don’t have a gift for your brother-in-law/cousin/stepdad, and/or people are asking what you want and you’re stumped (a.k.a. doomed to a Christmas Day filled with socks, bath soaps and, if you’re lucky, a ShamWow). What to do? Quit pussyfooting, check out this eclectic roundup of awesomeness and shop or share the links. Boom. Done.

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Polo RedRalph Lauren says it’s “a fiery blend of spicy red saffron, fresh red grapefruit and deep redwood that ignites the thrill seeker in every man.” All we know is, the ladies in the office love it. $76, ralphlauren.com

Football Cocktail ShakerWith the NFL playoffs and bowl games drawing near, this high-quality stainless steel pigskin is the perfect thing to kick off your tailgate parties in style. And by style we mean inebriation. $30, stonecask.com

The Bushmills x Grado Labs HeadphonesIf you aren’t sold purely on the looks, here are a couple fun facts: Brooklyn-based Grado Labs is known worldwide for fantastic audio, and these limited-edition cans are crafted from recycled Bushmills barrels. Sweet. $395, turntablelab.com

Citizen Eco-Drive Matt Kenseth Limited Edition PrimoYou and Matt Kenseth have a lot in common. He’s won two Daytona 500s. You’ve seen two Daytona 500s. Also, this watch is really sharp. And water-resistant up to 100 meters. $575, citizenwatch.com

Laphroaig Triple WoodCurious about the name? This creamy yet smoky Scotch goes through a three-stage aging process that includes ex-bourbon barrels, 19th Century-style quarter casks and European Oak oloroso sherry casks. Drink it neat. $60, laphroaig.com

Freitag F301 MossThis might not be the best bag for the lawyers and accountants out there, but it’s perfect for standing out in creative fields. Accommodates laptops up to 15 inches. And hipsters up to 36 years. $260, freitag.com

Goose Island Bourbon County FamilyFolks line up around the block for the release of the staple Bourbon Country Black Stout on Black Friday, but all varieties of the Chicago-based craft brewers’ bourbon line will keep you toasty this holiday season. Ask for it in high-end bars and beer shops nationwide. Prices vary, gooseisland.com

Kappa Banda Astoria Snap PantWhat’s Italian for classic? Classico? Fair enough! And a perfect description for these striking track trousers, born in the eighties and back with a vengeance. They come in several colors, but we love Italian Blue. $48, kappa-usa.com

Cousins Maine Lobster RollsSabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis grew up together in Southern Maine. And even though the cousins’ restaurant is based in Pasadena, their rolls can’t be beat. One order gets you a pound of Fresh Live Maine Lobster Meat and six Maine Split Top Style Country Kitchen Rolls. $80, cousinsmainelobster.com

Whispbar WB300 Snow MountWho says a ski/snowboard rack can’t be sleek and elegant? This anodized aluminum mount can handle the thickest skis and boards on the market with its SmartFlex hinge system. Good for up to six pairs of skis or four boards. $249, whispbar.com

DC Men’s Goosen JacketThis lightweight quilted shell jacket is ideal for everything from chopping wood to winning a snowball fight. Available in orange when you want to be seen, camouflage when you don’t. $65, dcshoes.com

 

 

 

 

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