Your drinking buddy deserves a stone-cold awesome gift like these <strong>Sparq Stones</strong> which give new meaning to the phrase on the rocks. Store the ice-cube shaped stones in the freezer until you're ready to use, then place them in the beverage of choice to keep it cold without diluting it – no one likes a weak drink at a holiday party! Plus, during those cold, more romantic nights he can microwave them to keep his girl's drink piping hot. Made from real soapstone, these small rocks have no taste or smell, and won’t damage your barware.
<p>($25; <a href="http://www.containerstore.com/shop?productId=10034018&N=&Ns=p_so...)</p>
Gramophone iPod Dock
Wondering what to get that music lover who already has all the best headphones and speakers? Try something unique like the <strong>Gramophone iPod Dock</strong> designed by Matt Richmond for Restoration Hardware. This sleek modern take on the classic gramophone connects to iPods and amplifies the music through the iconic speaker horn. A quirky conversation starter for any bachelor pad, this gift will wow the music snob who wants to merge the past with the present.
<p>($249; <a href="http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId... Hardware</a>)</p>
Library Barware Collection
Library Glass Barware
Perfect for the boss or dad who thinks he channels Don Draper, this handcrafted collection made from rough-hewn glass will be a welcome addition to every cocktail lover’s bar. The <strong>Library Barware</strong> collection includes shot glasses, double old-fashioneds, cocktail glasses, and a decanter. Choose to gift a single item or the entire set and your recipient will be toasting to your incredible taste all night long.
<p>($48-$99; <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/products/library-glass-barware/">Pottery Barn</a>)</p>
Your mom probably misses those days when you would curl up with her under a cozy blanket on cold winter nights. While you can’t turn back time, you can continue to keep her warm with this incredibly luxurious (yet surprisingly affordable) <strong>cashmere throw</strong>. She'll be so happy wrapped up in this velvety soft layer; she won’t even notice you’re not there!
<p>($199; <a href="http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId... Hardware</a>.)</p>
Plane Cocktail Shaker
Drinking just got even more fun with this stainless steel model twin-engine airplane that transforms into a cocktail shaker and strainer. The sleek, retro design with actual spinning propellers makes a beautiful gift—and a happy bartender. Get it for your jokester colleague, or anyone who loves to have a good time, whether at a bar or at home with their gadgets. If you want to add a personal touch, monogramming is available for an additional charge. The lucky recipient of this collector’s item will happily be playing the role of your personal bartender in gratitude.
<p>($79; <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/products/plane-cocktail-shaker/">Pottery Barn</a>)</p>
T3 Source Shower Filter
If your girlfriend spends exorbitant amounts of money on the right shampoo, conditioner, and hair spray, consider getting her a <strong>T3 Source Showerhead Shower Filter</strong>. The filter removes damaging chlorine out of shower water so it doesn’t get soaked into her hair or skin. Put simply, this means shinier, prettier hair for her, and envious looks for you when you walk in the room with her on your arm. Plus, you get to strap on the tool belt and do the manly deed of installing it for her.
<p>($130; <a href="http://www.t3micro.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=....)</p>
The DIYVA Ultimate Toolkit
Make your girlfriend or mom feel stronger and more independent with the <strong>DIYVA Ultimate Toolkit</strong> from Barbara K. This kit includes a 12-inch tape measure, a 7 oz. hammer, pliers, assorted hardware, a level, an interchangeable screwdriver, and a helpful home repair booklet—all inside a cute pink, blue or orange bag. These tools enable her to successfully fix a leaky faucet and then hang new curtains without ever having to ask for help. Perfect for the empowered, modern, super-woman you love.
<p>($40; <a href="http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/diyva-by-barbara-k-kit-the-ultimate-t....)</p>
Your trainer or workout buddies helped kick your butt into great shape this past year, and now it's time to repay the favor in a big way by splurging on the <strong>Vitamix® Professional Series 750</strong>. With blade speeds up to 240 mph, they'll never have to deal with chalky protein shakes or frozen fruits jamming the machine. It’s also super simple. The machine has five pre-programmed settings: Smoothies, Frozen Desserts, Hot Soups, Puree and Clean Cycle, so there's no need to worry about the nuanced differences between grinding, blending and obliterating anymore. And despite the machines 2 peak motor output horsepower, thanks to airflow management which keeps noise in check it won’t sound like a revving motorcycle in the garage.
<p>($689; <a href="https://secure.vitamix.com/Professional-Series-750.aspx">www.vitamix.com....)</p>
Quirky Space Bar
Got a friend with a messy desk? The <strong>Space Bar</strong> accessory, made of sand blasted aluminum, simultaneously props up any computer (up to 30.5 pounds) while providing six extra USB ports, allowing them to charge pretty much every device they own (and then some) at the same time. When they're done for the day they can simply slide the keyboard underneath and make room on the desk for a post-work brewskie. This is the ideal gift for your computer geek friend or that OCD uncle of yours (you know, the one that still makes sure you wash your hands before Christmas dinner).
<p>($80; <a href="http://www.quirky.com/products/22-The-Space-Bar-Desk-Organizer">www.quir....)</p>
Starbucks Verismo 580 Brewer
Tired of waiting for your coffee-addicted friend to get out of the long line at Starbucks? Think about getting him the <strong>Starbucks Verismo 580</strong>, a Swiss-engineered, single-cup machine that brews Starbucks lattes, espresso and brewed coffee. Due to its high-pressured extraction capabilities, he can rest assured that his Verismo drink won’t taste like the watery, instant lattes you guzzle down at hotels. Similar to the Keurig, you place small, pod-like portion packs into the Verismo, and your coffee is brewed at the touch of a button. And with all the time he saves by brewing his fix at home, maybe he’ll show up on time once in a while.
<p>($199; <a href="http://www.starbucksstore.com/verismo-580-brewer-silver/011023256,defaul....)</p>