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Whether your motive is to shower him with affection or revamp his wardrobe, we’ve curated a collection of presents your nearest and dearest will love.
Written By Christine Whitney
Market By Cynthia Cook Smith

— PHOTOGRAPHY BY OLIVIA MALONE FOR THE VIOLET FILES

He lives according to Marie Kondo’s rules of organizing, is specific in his dress and his décor, and/or is possibly impossible to shop for. Here, an array of versatile offerings to surprise and delight even the most exacting man in your life. 

GIFTS FOR
THE GENTLEMAN

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Any gambling man with discerning tastes will feel like he has won big with this elegant, high-stakes backgammon set.
GEOFFREY PARKER
backgammon BOARD

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When he’s not following Jerry Saltz on Instagram or perusing L.A.’s latest gallery offerings, he’s watching culinary shows or testing out new recipes. So Robyn Lea’s new cooking and entertaining book, which features handwritten recipes and tricks from artist Jackson Pollock (he was also an avid cook, gardener, and host!) and family, will cater to all his passions. 
ASSOULINE
DInner with jackson pollocK: Recipes, Art & Nature
By Robyn Lea

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The lover of old music will appreciate Crosley’s vintage-inspired portable turntable—just what he needs to play his Jim Croce and Johnny Cash records in appropriate style.
Crosley
Cruiser portable turntable

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Because he spends even more time on his hair than you do. 

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It’s not unusual to find him relaxing in the study with an (undoubtedly expensive) cigar. While you might not approve, you know he’ll go crazy for a gorgeous solid horn lighter.
HUNTING SEASON
HORN TABLE lighter

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An on-the-go man who appreciates a classic will be hot to trot with luggage from Steamline, inspired by travel’s golden age, when proper attire was requisite for plane or train. 
STeamline luggage
the diplomat

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If he’s been naughty, a sea mud cleansing bar is an elegant alternative to coal in his stocking. 

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Whether he’s on a business trip or a vacation, he frets about the dog and demands constant updates from the pet sitter. Do everyone a favor and indulge him with a Nest Cam, which streams video of his beloved Benji’s or Winston’s den directly to his iPhone. 
NEST CAM

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Your global citizen will surely appreciate this vintage French map print for the walls of his office or studio.
FORTUNE FINDS
Sphere terrestre map print

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If he likes his music—or bedtime TV—loud, this gift is for everyone within earshot. 
MASTER & DYNAMIC
Navy MH40 Headphones

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Any man on your list will be pleased with a soft new sweater this winter. Everlane’s are made exclusively from top-grade Mongolian cashmere, and so modestly priced that you might as well get him a whole stack. 
EVERLANE
CASHMERE SWEATERS

in polite
society

In polite society, the RECIPE for a healthy
 relationship 
 is HONESTY 
 and strategically 
 
spritzed PERFUME.
—VIOLET GREY
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GIFTS FOR YOUR
BEST FRIEND

She’s the other most important person in your life, so be sure to remember your closest girlfriend this season with these dressed-to-impress offerings.