The holidays are almost upon us but there's still time left to pick up some rad presents! We polled the staff of Playboy.com and put together the ultimate gift guide for 2013 to help you shop for your best bro, your dad, your brother and any other awesome dude in your life who deserves the best.
Vida Vida Men’s Leather Satchel
Is your best bud hauling his gear in a backpack? That’s no good. What a man really needs is a satchel. A real man, after all, is too mature for a backpack and too hip to be caught carting a briefcase everywhere. Solve someone’s style quandary: get a gent this practical handmade (and stylish) leather satchel from Vida Vida to ferry their iPad, laptop, wallet, flask and other essentials from home to work and back again. They’ll be grateful…and dapper.
Personalized Steak-Branding Iron
Your dad’s signature dish is a steak cooked to perfection. So why not have him literally brand his signature meal with this steak-branding iron? The letters swap out easily so Pops can brand the message of his choice into his dinner guests’ T-bones. (Also the perfect tool for cook-offs!)
Topps Baseball Card Wall Prints
An essential for a den, home office or man cave is one of these Topps baseball card wall prints—the greatest players of all time are all here in the perfect recreation of a classic baseball card but in a large premium wall art format.
The famous Apple iPad has been on gift guides and wish lists since it premiered in 2010, but the newest iteration, the iPad Air, is a true must-have due to its killer hardware specs, retina display and light design. This version of the iPad moves it from the category of “cool gadget” to “cool and practical computing device.” Bonus: you can catch up on your reading with iPlayboy.
PowerShell iPhone Gaming Controller
Here’s the gift for the gamer on your list. The Logitech PowerShell transforms an iPhone into a portable gaming console. Simply place the phone into the controller case and you have the best handheld video game system around. The analog game controls make every iOS game instantly better and the PowerShell includes a battery that charges the iPhone while in use.
The Essential Gray Suit
Every man needs a versatile gray suit, one equally fit for nights out or formal events. The Indochina Essential Gray Suit is the one to pick up for the dude you know who needs to up his personal style: this 100 percent wool suit, with its slim late ’50s, early ’60s cut, is custom-made and is only a fraction of the price of a handmade suite from other tailors and retailers.
The Vela Cycle Trainer
The Vela Cycle Trainer is the only piece of home fitness gear that doubles as a piece of modern art. Perfect for that bro you just can’t get out of the gym, this extremely compact and strangely beautiful home fitness trainer is both a joy to use and to behold.
Contact Vela.lunar-europe.com for pricing and ordering information.
Deluxe Heights Selected Aged Spirit of the Month Club
Buy the gift that keeps on giving with the Heights Chateau Deluxe Spirit of the Month Club. Every month your pal will be mailed the best in artisanal hand-crafted whiskeys, scotches and bourbons. The best part? You can invite yourself over to help sample each bottle...
Bolt Portable Device Charger/Wall Plug
We all have that friend who’s cool enough to have the latest smartphone but can’t remember to charge it before he goes out. Get this guy the Bolt portable charger to keep him cool and current. The Bolt works both as a backup battery for a mobile device and as a wall charger that can be plugged in anywhere. It’s sleek and compact, making it easy to bring out for a night on the town.
Dexter Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set
After eight seasons of suspense, everyone’s favorite vigilante serial killer, Dexter Morgan, went off the air earlier this year. If you know a Dexter fan who’s bummed out about the show ending, get him the Dexter Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set. It contains 25 discs with every episode in HD, an exclusive book featuring artwork and photography and a bonus disc of over three hours’ worth of special features, all packaged in one rad box made to resemble Dexter’s slide collection of kills.
Holiday parties and wintertime get-togethers just got cranked up a notch with this guide to how to mix up the best winter cocktails. Whoever you’re picking this up for will become an expert in the art of creating mulled ciders, hot toddies, punches and pitchers. Get him to bartend your New Year’s Eve party!
Alexander McQueen Metal Toe Cap Leather Boots
It’s not often one can find footwear that combines the tough and the sartorial. Practical and beautifully crafted, these metal toe-capped leather boots from Alexander McQueen pair themselves nicely with any outfit, from sporty to formal, all the while allowing any man to conquer the elements. Do your friend a service and take him from ungainly to well-heeled with this gift.
GUESS Night Fragrance
Every crew has a ladykiller in its midst and, like anyone else, every good ladykiller needs something to set him apart from the pack. Help out by giving him GUESS Night Eau de Toilette. This fresh scent is masculine without being stodgy; it’s noticeable and notable but not overpowering. Perfect for a night out.
Mypressi Twist Espresso Maker
Here’s the present for the friend always serving you drip coffee (motor oil) when you visit. Not only does the Mypressi Twist Espresso Maker make one of the best espressos we’ve ever tasted, it’s also aesthetically beautiful, simple to use and extremely portable. Your favorite gourmet coffee shop uses steam water pumps to create the 135 psi of force necessary to bring out the essential oils from the beans, making the perfect shot of espresso; the Mypressi duplicates this feat in a handheld format by using pressurized gas capsules. It’s truly a marvel and will change the life of your caffeine junkie pal.
Visol Rocket Cocktail Shaker
The cocktail connoisseur in your life is going to love this retro-futuristic Rocket Cocktail Shaker. He’ll be mixing up in style and feeling like he’s living in the future we all deserve when he wields this classy sci-fi shaker.
The Clash Sound System Boxed Set
Perfect for the music lover no matter what their taste, since The Clash incorporated everything from punk to dub to hip-hop to funk in their groundbreaking rock music. The Sound System boxed set collects all their recordings, remastered by the band, in an awesome boom box–shaped kit. The set is stuffed with goodies for fans like a DVD of videos and promo footage, posters, dog tags, stickers and booklets.
Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds Book
See every centerfold in chronological order from the last 60 years of Playboy’s history. Housed in a handsome locking leather briefcase lined with velvet, this is perfect for the collector, the serious Playboy fan, or…you know...any man who loves beautiful women. Is this the gift you keep for yourself?
Philips M1X-DJ System
The DJ in your crowd always says he’ll spin at your party, but when it comes time to follow through it turns out he doesn’t want to bother dragging his gear over. Get him the Philips M1X-DJ System: it docks an iPad or iPhone (with a custom app) to provide both tracks and features while the physical platters, cross faders and controls allow for a professional level of mixing and spinning.
Contact Philips.com for pricing and shipping.
Ksubi Ara Sunglasses
Knock the dollar store sunglasses off your pal’s face with these Ksubi Ara Sunglasses. Retro without being out of date, fashionable while still distinctive, they go with every outfit and will be in style forever.
Novation MiniNova Analog Modeling Synthesizer
The musician, or wannabe-musician, in your pack needs the Novation MiniNova Analog Modeling Synthesizer. With 256 onboard sounds, a midi controller for digital sounds and a built-in vocal mic for recording and live performance, it’s the only piece of gear they’ll ever need.$399.00, Amazon.com