Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gift Guide: The Working Stiff


For the desk jockey, the pencil pusher the 9-5er - enliven his office life with dapper gifts for his time on the job and off. 

Put a new slant on his cocktail with a tumbler designed to keep his whiskey chilled, but never watered down. Whiskey Wedge from Uncommon Goods.

A handsome leather case adds warmth, texture (and a little grip) to his sleek (and slick) new phone. Leather Wrap Case from Adopted NYC.

Clean and classic personalized stationary, because he understands the value of a handwritten note. Modern Letterpress Utility Flat Notes from Seaborn Press on Etsy.

A paperweight with a great Mad Men, mid-century feel. Tipsy Topsy from the American Design Club.

A daily reminder, and a place to toss his keys. Predict the Future Tray from Owen and Fred.

Because Mondays will always be Mondays. Left Right Mismatch Socks from Urban Outfitters.

Elevate his workday routine whether in the office or from the corner coffee shop. Because he's been really freaked out after reading this article. Portable Standing Desk from Standstand.

A much beloved belt that promises no stretched out holes, a better fit and a part of proceeds that go to fighting global hunger. What could be better. Steel Buckle Belt from Mission Belt Co.
A scientific solution for keeping small supplies in order. Desk Supply Set from ModCloth.

A crisp pocket square with some cheeky embroidery. Gesundheit Pocket Square from Jack Spade (also available in Achoo).

A classic (and classy) box set for Friday night game nights. Wooded Dice and Card Set from Terrain.

A shoe shine brush, for putting his best foot forward. Shoe Brush from Izola.

A classic movie line memorialized in t-shirt form. For weekends off. Sandlot Great Bambino Tee from Urban Outfitters.

A heavyweight cable for charging devices at home or in the office, with a weighted knot that ensures he won't have to fish behind the nightstand before plugging in before bed. Because that's a pain. Night Cable by Native Union.

A suite of coordinated accessories. Feeling creative? Mix & match your own custom box. Style Box from the Tie Bar.

Because cool shoes are always a good gift. Ben Sherman Parson from Zappos.

For his stocking, man chapstick in manly flavors like rosemary and fennel. Farewell Old Chap from Buy Olympia.

A super functional pen. With rulers and a level for, you know,  leveling things. A tiny toolkit for your pocket.  Tool Pin from Cool Material

A funky cool clock for dressing up his desk. Dome Mantel Clock from Spitfire Girl.

A best book of 2014 by a favorite author. Because economics are fun. Think Like a Freak from Amazon.