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There's nothing more American than football (and not the FUTBOL that we've all pretended like we care about lately during the World Cup), and these Leather Footballs ($135, Shinola) are a handsome reminder of that fact.
One of these babies will look fantastic on your football-lovin' friends bookshelf, media center, or literally anywhere else he tends to display the things that are the most important to him.
When you fall in love with someone who didn't grow up where you did, you spend a lot of time learning about different things that you never knew existed. For example, if you grew up in the North and are dating someone from the South, you'll be surprised to find out about things like horribly lax gun control laws and that people think that something that utilizes an entire jar of mayonaisse can still be called a salad. OPPOSITES ATTRACT, RIGHT?
That's why the Map Of Our Hearts ($130, Uncommon Goods) will make the perfect wedding or engagement gift. It melds two maps—one from where each person calls home—into a heart with the couples' names and a date that is meaningful to them (the day they met, their anniversary, their wedding date, etc).
Guys are always grumbling about how they have to rent tuxedos for weddings, completely forgetting that women have to actually PURCHASE whatever monstrosity that their "friend" sticks on them when they've been given the "honor" of being in their friend's wedding.
It's FINE, it's totally fine, guys, that not only you have a rental option for your ugly wedding garb, now you have an even EASIER option with The Black Tux. Starting at $95, you can order your tux online, tailoring it to your exact measurements and style preferences (you can even select vests, shoes, tie bars, belts, cufflinks, etc). It's mailed directly to you and when you're done dancing to the YMCA in it, you just drop it right in the mail to return it. It's the Netflix of tuxedo rentals. Best part about it? You never have to step foot in a Men's Warehouse or David's Bridal ever again.
A lady version of this needs to happen, STAT.
Your dad was never that into wine. Sure, he'd have a glass of the "house Red" with a steak when you were out for dinner, but he sure didn't know the different between a Moscato and a Chardonnay and he had definitely never visited a winery.
Fast forward to now. Your father is a different man now that he's retired. He's developed interests other than working and reading the newspaper quietly in a comfortable chair. He went on a LIFE-CHANGING (his word, not yours) trip to California and became a complete wine snob. He bought a huge wine chilling fridge. He's declared Sideways his favorite movie. It seems like it's getting out of hand. It's okay, though—obsessions are good, they keep the mind sharp! And red wine is heart-healthy (I think?).
The newly-obsessed wine snob will love this Wineries of Napa & Sonoma Set ($250, Pop Chart Lab)—he can hang it in his newly-christened "wine cellar" (aka: the basement of your childhood home).