Presents of Mind
UrbanDaddy's New York Holiday Gift Guide
We don't want to alarm you, but you don't have a lot of time. You've got a scant few days to attend to
anyone deserving of your generosity who's still giftless. Luckily, we had an idea this might happen. Thus,
our modest compendium of last-minute gifts aimed at fooling would-be recipients into thinking they're not
Rare Ancient White Park Steer
Only 1400 of these historically delicious cattle exist in the world, and 75 of those are going on the block
this month. A couple hundred bucks will buy you enough ultra-rare steak to take care of just about everyone
you know, but if you're really serious, we suggest shelling out for the whole cow. At the very least, your
status amongst butchers and meatmongers will be through the roof.
Possibly the only item on this list guaranteed to make it through to next Christmas, this wallet/card case
is made from a nearly indestructible scrap of leather, and outfitted with the most rugged adornments
available. And if you want to dress it up, they'll brand the giftee's initials onto the front, or any word
up to seven characters long—which should give you just enough room to spell "T-Bone."
Already making waves in caviar circles, Calvisius Osetra comes from Russian sturgeon raised on a sustainable
farm in Italy (think of it as beluga's vacation home). That means you get the famous nutty Russian sturgeon
flavor without having to pay beluga prices. Not to mention the whole sustainable thing, which may hold your
attention for a minute until the vodka and blini show up...
There's a lot of Yankee worship going around at the moment, and while we're not on the
bandwagon…we're not above a few strategic gifts. These pens, for instance, borrow the handle's wood
from former Yankee Stadium bleachers, making them perfect for anyone hoping to appear on Page Six with
Your culinary-minded friends may have seen this one already (possibly on the Internet), but odds are the
pork master's new expletive-laden cooking tome failed to make it onto some deserving bookshelves. Consider
it your duty in your continued quest to spread the gospel of the mighty pork bun.
It's hard to argue against something sweet, alcoholic and bite-size. These treats pour dark chocolate and a
surprisingly potent beer caramel over a humble potato chip, resulting in a poppable tribute to the
mid-morning holiday buzz—so it should come in handy when you run out of champagne.