Gifts for Men

A guy-friendly wish list.
| Updated: November 27, 2018

Cairo Screen-print Vintage Tie
With funky design motifs that include cassette decks, Polaroid cameras and bicycles, these screen-printed vintage ties—made on Capitol Hill—also defy boring office attire. $18, available at NuBe Green


Sucree ‘Sugar Daddy’ Money Clip
Local metalsmith Jill Jandreau’s cheeky little bill clip is hand-forged from copper and finished with patina for an industrial look. $70 at


Woodinville Whiskey Age Your Own Whiskey Kit
Craft a batch of your own aged whiskey using this Woodinville-based whiskey purveyor’s White Dog unaged liquor in a 2-liter oak barrel. The exceptionally small barrel works fast, so you’ll be sipping perfectly aged whiskey in no time (or three to six months). Starting at $149.99, available through Woodinville Whiskey Co. (Woodinville; 16110 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE; 425.486.1199;


Taun Lotion
Stuff the stocking of the well-groomed man on your list with a top shelf facial care product created just for him and his skin’s needs. Taun’s Facial Repair Formula ($79), co-created by Seattle-based Andrew Hunt and Brooklyn’s Tom Devine, is a lightly scented anti-aging moisturizer to help men become more distinguished with age. Available exclusively at Ward&Co at Rainier Square and online at


Burroughs Beard Oil
With hints of the forest and a carpentry workshop, this earthy-scented conditioning oil, made from argan, grapeseed, cedarwood and sandalwood oils, conditions follicles, moisturizes skin and is an old-school addition to any nightstand. $28, available at Blackbird Apothecary


Moxie & Oliver Leather Guitar Strap
Made with leather tooled by Ballard artisan Caitlin McNamara, this adjustable strap (which is available in a variety of custom styles, including inscription and wheat stalk designs) hitches to guitars, banjos, bass or dobros with a rustic leather tie. Starting at $109 at


Lemonball at Lucca in Ballard
Inspired by the lemon-peel-style baseball used in the early 19th century, these unique baseballs are made out of a single piece of American tanned leather that resembles a lemon peel. Hand-stitched in the USA with waxed-linen lacing, these balls are durable enough to use, but look cool enough to display. $38, available at Lucca Great Finds (Ballard, 5332 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.782.7337;


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