ISSUE 50  |  Holiday 101

Gift Guide: For the Hipster Man

December 17, 2014 12:00 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

For that someone who is eternally–and effortlessly–stylish, here are our five best ideas (all things, by the way, that we’d love to receive ourselves).

Above: Salt, a New York City–based surfboard company that makes its goods in California, ventures onto land with the Skateboard. The 22-inch-long design has a veneered walnut top and bottom sandwiching layers of maple. It comes detailed in Pigeon Grey (shown), mint, and mustard, and includes all hardware and wheels; $220 from Salt. 

Above: Punch, a “cocktail-obsessed” online magazine, collaborated with W&P Design of Brooklyn to bring you the Carry On Cocktail Kit, a pocket-size tin with everything you need to make two Old-Fashioneds at 30,000 feet (well, except the whiskey), linen coaster included; $24. 

Above: Stylish stampers and desk accessories are the specialty at WMS & Co., a NYC-based online store. The Self-Inking Stamp (with a logo, return address, monogram, or other design) is available in several different materials and colors starting at $135. Each comes with one stamp plate and others can be added.


Above: Four times a year, John Herschend and Will Rogan, the artists behind The Thing Quarterly–a conceptual publication that comes in the form of an object–invite a different creative talent to create each issue. For Issue 23, LA visual artist David Korty came up with the #23 Ceramic Dice Game, six ceramic dice (handmade by Oakland ceramic studio Atelier Dion), a dice-carrying bag, and the rules for a game called Mr. Natural; $65 from Shinola. 

Above: Choose from a Pointed End Tie or Square End Tie from vKnit of London. Both options are made of soft, finely knit lamb’s wool that’s hand felted and comes in 120 different colors; $58.18 via vKnit’s Etsy store. 

For more present ideas, take a look at all our Gift Guides. We’ve rounded up finds for Outdoorsy Kids, Teachers, the Tech-Obsessed, the French Chef, Under $50 Gifts for the Garden Lover, and more.