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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Guys

Anne’s Picks

My top pick for the man in your life this year is a cotton cashmere full zip hoodie from JCrew.  This hoodie is perfect for your dad, your husband or your little brother.  It is casual enough for the weekends and nice enough to wear over a button down shirt for a Saturday night dinner.


1. Reversible scarf ($49.50), 2. Cotton Cashmere hoodie ($98), 3. Personalized grill tools ($79.95), 4. Twill Travel Bag ($168), 5. Watch ($115)

Katie’s Picks

If you’re looking to splurge, the ever-popular iPad is perfect for business travelers, foodies and avid readers.  But for a more budget-friendly gift, the All Clad Instant Thermometer should be in every dude’s stocking.  It may not seem too sexy but once he starts getting praise for his perfectly grilled meats, he’ll think it’s the best gift ever.

1. iPad ($499), 2. Corduroy Blazer ($198), 3. Funny Face Magnets ($8.99), 4. Leather Catch All ($29), 5. All Clad Instant Read Thermometer ($39.95), 6. The Pacific DVD set ($51)

Stef’s Picks

It is quite hard for me to pick my favorite of these gifts for men. Luckily, my husband already purchased himself his Christmas gift from me in September. While I do not condone cheering for the Cardinals, my hubby is a die hard fan and I love the vintage rugby hooded sweatshirt. Much more stylish than that free t-shirt he got at the game ten years ago. If you are not a Cardinals fan, like myself, they do make similar items for your man’s team.

If you are looking for just a little something, three words. Bacon Flavored Soda.


1. Plaid poplin shirt ($49.50), 2. UPro GPS ($199), 3. Sports rugby hoodie ($75), 4. Jones bacon soda ($9.99), 5. Golf ball wine stopper ($25), 6. Coal Frena beanie ($19.95), 7. Monogram branding iron ($56.95)

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Coming Soon: Haute Holiday Shopping Guide

If you are like me, it is 10 a.m. and you are already done with braving the Black Friday shopping deals. You also most likely bought gifts for yourself, rather than those on your shopping list. If you are like most others, you are probably still recovering from your turkey hangover and would never dream of waking up at the crack of dawn to stand in line to shop.

Whatever the case, Christmas is less than a month away and HAP is here to help with the nagging question of “What do I get my Mom? Or my sister? Or my husband? Or my nephew?”

Next week, Haute Apple Pie will feature daily holiday gift ideas for the following categories: Women, Men, Children, Under $25 and, of course, gifts for the haute modern homemaker. The three of us have compiled a variety of gifts, ranging in price, to help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones. We look forward to sharing our ideas with you and hope that you will share your best holiday gift ideas with us.

We hope everyone had a blessed holiday! See you next week!

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