Wish List 2012

 

You’re making your list. You’re checking it twice. And although you’re leaving naughty and nice to the big guy, that doesn’t mean you don’t have some serious shopping to do this holiday season. Before you have a holiday meltdown, check out this year’s list of must-have holiday gifts for every person and budget. From splurge to steal, you can check everyone off your list long before Santa Claus comes to town.

 

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Prada Spazzolato Medium Tote Bag

01. Prada Spazzolato Medium Tote Bag
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas‰ÛÓonce you receive this timeless tote in the season’s hottest hue. Available at Neiman Marcus, 100 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

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Chic

Because every guy could use an update on his wardrobe staples.

13. A durable and stylish bag for work or weekend travel is always in order. Messenger bag available at Devil City, 6301 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.863.8080.

14. Loafing around never looked so good. Charlie loafers by J Shoes available at Sole & Blues, 6317 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.863.3600.

15. The Robert Talbott Mesh Tie and estate dress shirt is the perfect combo for the guy who’s willing to think outside of the tie box. Available at Mister Guy Men’s Store, 9831 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.692.2003.

16. Discovered by JFK and worn by Hollywood greats like Cary Grant and James Stewart, Eight & Bob Cologne is a classic scent that any man can appreciate. Available at Neiman Marcus, 100 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

17.
Classic frames in a trendy shape will take the studious man to a new level. Barton Perreira glasses available at Erker’s Fine Eyewear, 9717 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.997.0002.

18.
His baby face is only as young as he keeps it‰ÛÓwhich is why he’ll love the essentials in Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit. Available at Neiman Marcus, 100 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

19. The Costanza wallet will be a thing of the past, once you introduce him to a more stylish option in solids or stripes. leather wallets available at Moris Fashions, 26 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.6800.

20.
Help the football fan in your life celebrate Mizzou’s inaugural year in the SEC with this Smathers & Branson SEC Belt. Available at Mister Guy, 9831
Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.692.2003.

21. Elbow patches aren’t just for old men and professors anymore. Introduce him to this updated take on the trend. sweater available at Moris Fashions, 26 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.6800.

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Cocktail Ring

12. We’re not sure if it’s the rose gold, the pink sapphires or the diamonds, but we can’t think of a better statement stocking-stuffer. Available at Albarr̩, 9711 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.997.1707.

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Classic

Because every guy could use an update on his wardrobe staples.

13. A durable and stylish bag for work or weekend travel is always in order. Messenger bag available at Devil City, 6301 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.863.8080.

14. Loafing around never looked so good. Charlie loafers by J Shoes available at Sole & Blues, 6317 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.863.3600.

15. The Robert Talbott Mesh Tie and estate dress shirt is the perfect combo for the guy who’s willing to think outside of the tie box. Available at Mister Guy Men’s Store, 9831 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.692.2003.

16. Discovered by JFK and worn by Hollywood greats like Cary Grant and James Stewart, Eight & Bob Cologne is a classic scent that any man can appreciate. Available at Neiman Marcus, 100 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

17.
Classic frames in a trendy shape will take the studious man to a new level. Barton Perreira glasses available at Erker’s Fine Eyewear, 9717 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.997.0002.

18.
His baby face is only as young as he keeps it‰ÛÓwhich is why he’ll love the essentials in Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit. Available at Neiman Marcus, 100 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

19. The Costanza wallet will be a thing of the past, once you introduce him to a more stylish option in solids or stripes. leather wallets available at Moris Fashions, 26 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.6800.

20.
Help the football fan in your life celebrate Mizzou’s inaugural year in the SEC with this Smathers & Branson SEC Belt. Available at Mister Guy, 9831
Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.692.2003.

21. Elbow patches aren’t just for old men and professors anymore. Introduce him to this updated take on the trend. sweater available at Moris Fashions, 26 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.6800.

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Ridley X-Fire Bike

22. Inspiring the most steadfast couch potato to take up a more active hobby is doable with the right motivation. Available at Big Shark, 6133 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.862.1188.

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Cozy

Share the warmth of the holiday season with gifts that are as comfy as they are cute.

23. Elevate the expected with an unexpected scent‰ÛÓlike Aunt Sadie’s Candles in Rosemary and Clementine Vanilla. Available at Ivy Hill, 304 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, 314.367.7004. Or, honey Almond body Scrub available at KIND Soap, 43 S. Old Orchard Ave., Webster Groves, 314.517. 2868.

24.
We can already imagine your mom or BFF curled up with a cup of hot cocoa and this Fluxus sweater to keep her warm. Available at Cha, 9666 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.993.8080.

25. Whether you choose it for its comfy layering qualities or the oh-so-trendy fur, this B.B. DAkota vest is definitely gift-appropriate. Available at Cha, 9666 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.993.8080.

26.
Bypass the mall in favor of this fab local shop‰ÛÓwhere everything is handmade, and you know your gift was crafted with care. 8-Piece Soap Set available at KIND Soap, 43 S. Old Orchard Ave.,
Webster Groves, 314.517.2868.

27. Tap into the child-like spirit of the holidays with these fun and trendy earmufs. Available at Ziezo, 6394 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.725.9602.

28. These slippers’ classic structure takes a nod from the guys, but the fun pattern is 100-percent girl. Dee Keller Smoking Slipper available at Neiman Marcus, 100 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

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Burberry Brit Jacket

24. Enduring the harsh chill of winter is easy with something this hip to keep you warm. Available at Neiman Marcus, 100 Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811

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Techie

From office pal to personal trainer, giving a tech-inspired gift says plenty without saying too much.

30.The quilted texture of this leather-woven Bottega Veneta iPad case is reminiscent of a high-end handbag. Available at Neiman Marcus, 100 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

31. No outlet? No problem. For the techie on the go, this MoPhie Juice Pack charger makes dead cell phones a thing of the past. Available at Best Buy, 8300 Eager Road, Brentwood, 314.646.1331.

32.
The text-aholics in your life will appreciate the warmth and utility of these echo design touch screen-friendly gloves. Available at Pulse, 1644 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, 636.519.4022.

33. The true techie’s most important accessory needs a cover that’s both stylish and durable. otterBox, ifrogz and agent 18 cases available at Best Buy, 8300 Eager Road, Brentwood, 314.646.1331.

34. Your label-hound friend will like the look of this iPad sleeve‰ÛÓbut she’ll love that it’s by Marc Jacobs. Marc Jacobs iPad Sleeve available at Sax Fifth Avenue, 1 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

35. ‘Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” never sounded so good. Beats by Dr. Dre Headphone avaiable at Target, 25 Brentwood Promenade Court, Brentwood, 314.918.9500.

36.
A genious concept for the chronic over-sleeper, the retractable feet on the NPR Tocky Alarm Clock will make snoozing a thing of the past. Available at Phoenix Rising, 6331 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.862.0609.

37.
Give the gift of motivation with this tiny gadget that delivers loads of great workout information including total steps, distance traveled and calories burned. Fitbit Zip available at REI, 1703 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, 314.918.1004.

38. Cute and convenient, the Hex Wristband allow your techie pal to transform an iPod Nano into a stylish accessory in no time. Available at 10denza, 44 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.1010

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Surface Tablet by Microsoft

Save the mistletoe‰ÛÓyou just won’t need it if you gift this multitasking tablet. It can run two apps at once and comes equipped with a spacious screen, detachable keyboard and the conveniences of the Windows 8 experience. Available at Mocrisoft Holidat Store, Saint Louis Galleria, 855.270.6581

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Festive

The constant entertainer will relish these gifts for her…

40. She’ll still look party-perfect‰ÛÓdespite those pesky early arrivers‰ÛÓwith this charming Little Black Dress apron. Available at Savvy Surrounding Style, 9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.432.7289.

41. Perhaps the chicest serving trays we’ve ever seen. Greek key platters available at DÌ©cor Interiors and Jewelry, 13476 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 314.434.4022.

42. A unique party present and great conversation starter, these party Glasses say “cheers” in a variety of tongues. Available at Savvy Surrounding Style, 9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.432.7289.

43. An infallible find for the foodie on your list, get the fig olive oil for a twist on the traditional‰ÛÓbut don’t ignore old faithful. fig and traditional olive oils available at Kitchen Conservatory, 8021 Clayton Road, Brentwood, 314.862.2665.

44.
Because the next hostess gift you give doesn’t have to be lackluster. sparkle coasters available at DÌ©cor Interiors and Jewelry, 13476 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 314.434.4022.

45.
Serious bakers will appreciate the depth of these circular measuring spoons with a charming vino-inspired touch. Available at DÌ©cor Interiors and Jewelry, 13476 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 314.434.4022.

46.
Hideaway cheese knives and a shapely carving board make this set perfect for food prep and display. Wooden cheese platter available at Savvy Surrounding Style, 9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.432.7289.

47. For the cocktail-lover, a jar of wild hibiscus flowers is a delicious and unexpected addition. Available at Kitchen Conservatory, 8021 Clayton Road, Brentwood, 314.862.2665.

48. Book club will be even better‰ÛÓonce 1000 Great Everyday Wines is added to the list. Available at Pudd’nhead Head Books, 8157 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.918.1069.

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Festive for Men

And him.

49. The finest gift a cigar aficionado can lawfully receive. Casa Fernandez Cigars and Tiger Cigar Humidor available at The Hill Cigar Co., 5360 Southwest Ave., The Hill, 314.776.4455.

50. St. Louis men like anything with the word Cardinal in it‰ÛÓadd sin, and they’re doubly excited. Cardinal sin Vodka available at Randall’s Wine & Spirits, 1910 S. Jefferson Ave., McKinley Heights, 314.865.0199.

51. There’s no need to hide this Burner Table Lighter away in a drawer‰ÛÓit functions as a lighter and as a conversation piece. Available at The Hill Cigar Co., 5360 Southwest Ave., The Hill, 314.776.4455.

52. Nobody said his man cave couldn’t have a touch of class. The texture and old school logo will appeal to any man. Smathers & Branson Knitted Flask and Coasters available at Mister Guy Men’s Store, 9831 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.692.2003.

53. Most seasoned smokers will already have a cutter, but it’s likely not this stylish. Xikor Zebra Wood Cuter available at The Hill Cigar Co., 5360 Southwest Ave., The Hill, 314.776.4455.

54. Swagger like Don Draper’s is hard to come by‰ÛÓbut this Mad Men Cookbook is a tasty start. Available at Pudd’nead Books, 8157 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.918.1069.

55. Our interest was piqued by the cherry wood-smoked malts, but they sealed the deal with “made in St. Louis.” JJ neukomm Whiskey available at Randall’s Wine & Spirits, 1910 S. Jefferson Ave.,
McKinley Heights, 314.865.0199.

 

Photo credit: Carmen Troesser

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