Holiday Gift Guide: For the Man’s Man

From the November 24, 2011 edition

 

worldofbeer

World of Beer Loyalty Card, $15

Buy it: World of Beer

Hook up the beer lover with the loyalty card membership (includes T-shirt) that rewards him for drinking beer. The card keeps track of every beer ordered — 500 options — and earns bonuses (mug, plaque, and, eventually, a $250 bar tab and party) at the 50-, 100-, 250- and 500-beer levels.

503 S. Front St., Brewery District 614-224-1962 wobusa.com
 
 
 

 

bitters

Bulleit Rye, $22, Bitters, $8-30

Buy it: Europia Wine & Spirits, The Barrel & Bottle

Is there a bourbon drinker in your life who seems to have sipped every variety of the Kentucky hooch? Give him some rye whiskey as a nice diversion. Complete the gift with some flavored bitters so he can play mad scientist mixologist at home.

672 N. High St., Short North 614-460-3000 europiagourmet.com
59 Spruce St., North Market northmarket.com
 
 
 

 

playboyset

Barware, $2.40 and up, Vintage Playboy Set, $45

Buy it: Cookware Sorcerer

Barware, especially the measuring shot glass, is always useful and a great way to get the libations flowing at holiday parties — you’ve got to christen it! Cookware Sorcerer has plenty of modern glassware, but they also carry a nice collection of vintage sets like this Playboy one if you’re looking for something rare.

688 N. High St., Short North 614-228-8678 cookwaresorcerer.com
 
 
 

 

zerowallet

Zeroz Wallets, $26-48

Buy it: Zeroz

These sleek Italian leather wallets are available in tons of colors and sizes. A larger one for everyday use, a slim one for going out; soon you’ll be addicted and have a collection. Bonus gift for guys: An extra small or ridiculously thin design for your lady, so next time you go to a concert you won’t have to carry her cards and cash. She’ll want to show off this stylish wallet.

17 E. Gay St., Downtown zeroz.com
 
 
 

 

brigade

Accessories for men: Falling Whistles, $44, Rings and Algebra bowtie, $60, Band of Outsiders striped tie, $130, Hillside brown wool scarf, $108, Wheelman and Co. white belt, $20

Buy it: Brigade

Ladies, when shopping for your man accessories are always a good choice. You don’t need too specific sizes and the right tie, belt, etc. can do wonders. Brigade has tons of good looking stuff.

The Falling Whistle is building buzz and 100 percent of the proceeds go to helping children in the war-torn Congo. The slim tie from Band of Outsiders is a must-have. Hillside has been featured in “GQ” regularly, and their top-notch scarf is domestically-made from Japanese fabric. The debonair (and awesomely titled) Rings and Algebra bowtie is crafted in house by Brigade’s own Larry Robertson.

607 N. High St., Short North 614-228-0700 clothingbrigade.com