{Gift Guides} Valentine’s Gifts for FOF Men


Your presence is his present–right? Well, yes, but how about you outdo (the gift of) yourself this Valentine’s and treat your man to one of these truly thoughtful treasures, curated by our very own cupid–FOF Style and Gift Scout Linda Cohen.


For your better half.. with holey socks:
Themed dress socks from Socksmith, $10 per pair

“Men’s dress socks are the accessory of the moment. It allows them to express their individuality. Socksmith has some fabulously quirky styles. My personal favorite is ‘Don’t Be Koi’–adorned with lovely orange fish. How cute would those be peeking out from under your man’s black suit?”


For your FOFrequent Flyer:
Leather toiletry case from Red Envelope, $125.

“The perfect leather travel kit–stylish, practical, and personalized with his initials. With its vintage, slightly-weathered leather, this could have belonged to the Duke of Windsor or been plucked from the set of Out of Africa with Robert Redford.”

For your (dare we say it) Tiger Woods wannabe:
Golf gear organizer by ProActive Sports, $26.95

“For your favorite golfer to keep in his trunk when he heads to the range. My husband likes this organizer because it’s light, practical and keeps his golf shoes, balls, tees and sunblock organized…to a tee. No more searching for that one golf shoe he’s sure I misplaced when I cleaned out the car.”


For the FOF man who won’t be tied down:
Wireless surround sound speakers by Hammacher Schlemmer, $129.95

“Portable speakers to enhance the sound of any of his tech gadgets equipped with Bluetooth.When he uses these to watch a movie on his iPad, my husband says the sound quality is much better. They pack easily and the battery lasts for at least eight hours of play.”


For the FOFrat boy at heart:
Brooklyn Brew Shop beer making kit from Williams-Sonoma, $39.95

“I bought my husband this beer brewing kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop, and he felt like he was back in high school doing science experiments. The beer was pretty good and I’m sure we’ll perfect it the more we do make. Instead of baking this Valentine’s, we are brewing beer.”


For the man who…can’t get no satisfaction:
The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll book, $26.40

“In a world of iPads, Kindles and downloads, there is something wonderfully nostalgic about this beautiful book from the editors of Rolling Stone. You and your sweetie can reminisce about legends from Elvis Presley to The Grateful Dead to U2. A great way to let him know how much he rocks your world.”


For the scentual man:
Santal 33 unisex fragrance from Le Labo Fragrances, $145

“It’s a unisex scent–my husband and I share ours–with a woodsy-spicey smell. Floral notes including iris, violet and cardamom lighten up the sandalwood base so that a woman would enjoy it too.”


For the doer–not the talker:
Experience gifts from xperiencedays, starting at $25

“This website has hundreds of affordable experience gifts in every city–from surf lessons and cooking classes to flying lessons. They’ll send him a gorgeous gift pack that can be redeemed for his experience. This is not going to collect dust in a drawer like a Gap gift certificate might.”


For your knight in spinning vinyl:
Record to digital music converter, $149.99

“If your man can’t bear to part with his record albums, this  “turntable” will convert his dusty vinyls into digital music or CDs. You’ll bring out his air-guitar-playing side–while helping him bring his music collection into the 21st century.”


For your Beatlemaniac (all grown up):
Kisses on the Bottom by Paul McCartney album, $9.99

“Paul McCartney new album is marketed as a Valentine’s Day gift to his new wife Nancy Shevell–but your sweetie will love it too. Most appropriately, the first song released is called “My Valentine,” an original by Sir Paul, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar. The rest of the album is full of slow, jazzy remakes of classics from our parents’ era.”


For your aspiring FOFisherman:
Prints by Corey Arnold, e-mail Corey for pricing. Fishing-Work (Corey’s signed book of prints), $65.

“He’ll be reeling when he receives one of these stunning prints by “Deadliest Catch” photographer, Corey Arnold. Corey started photo-documenting the lives and work of fisherman while on The Rollo, a crab fishing vessel featured in season 2 of the hit Discovery Channel show. The photos are striking, totally manly, and as real as it gets.”

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  2. Denise Bass says:

    Dear Linda ,
    Thank for taking care of all your friends who are Fab at every age. I can see all the hours and hard work that went into putting this Blog together.
    Happy every Day.


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