Can’t-miss ideas for the guy in your life

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - By David Syrek

You know that old say­ing: Men. Can’t live with them, can’t fig­ure out what the heck to get them for the hol­i­days. Another sweater? A neck­tie maybe? Do they still make The Pocket Fish­er­man? Oh, how about a gift card! They like gift cards, don’t they? No, no. It just sits in their wal­lets for­ever. Gift cards are terrible.

Thank­fully, you have this handy guide to help out.

Just home in on that one per­fectly spe­cial item he’ll love. Whether a prac­ti­cal — yet so stylish — win­ter parka to keep him warm, or a smart tele­scope that lets him pon­der the mys­ter­ies of the uni­verse, the male on your list will be most im­pressed with your giftbestow­ing prow­ess.

ZARA

Yes, there are ways to stay warm and look good at the same time. Zara’s orange padded parka with re­mov­able, faux-fur-trimmed hood does both per­fectly. $179, zara.com

MR. PORTER

If you want to help him el­e­vate his style, start with his wrist. Bam­ford Watch Depart­ment’s brushed stain­less steel and leather May­fair watch is the per­fect up­grade. It’s re­fined enough for the of­fice and sporty enough for the week­end. $560, mr­porter.com

COACH

Cool ac­ces­sories can take his style to a new level, and Coach’s Rodeo wal­let and Paul Smith’s quirky Dino leather card holder are two per­fect ways to start. $195, coach.com, and $125, paul­smith.com

NORD­STROM

Crosley’s stylish C6 clas­sic turntable with a built-in preamp sounds as good as it looks. $179.95, nord­strom.com

MR. PORTER

Have you ever had a pint in a glass as nice as Tom Dixon’s? Part of the de­signer’s Tank se­ries, the glasses are mouth-blown to cre­ate a hand­some sculp­tural shape that helps pre­serve a brew’s head. Set of two glasses. $90, mr­porter.com and tomdixon.net

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