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12/04/12

Present Perfect
The UrbanDaddy SF Holiday Gift Guide

You and the guys up in the North Pole are on good terms. But even Saint Nick could use a helping hand every now and then. So in the spirit of doing our part, we’ve made a list. Now, it’s your turn to check it twice...

FOR THE DAPPER INSPECTOR GADGET TYPE

Mackintosh for FSC Raincoat

Take the classic Mackintosh raincoat and its revolutionary waterproof rubberized-cotton fabric (developed in 1823). Add a removable wool liner crafted with exclusive Scottish Harris tweed. And you’ve got FSC’s limited-edition coat. Staying dry: an underrated luxury...
411:
$1,494, available at Freemans Sporting Club, 696 Valencia St (at 18th), 415-863-2155

FOR THE LIGHT TRAVELER

Il Bisonte Chain-Strap Clutch

Like Michelangelo’s David, this clutch is a Florentine work of art. Unlike David, it’s pretty easy to carry, which the Italophile on your list is likely to appreciate. She’ll also appreciate the leather, which will get more handsome with time. Maybe that will remind her of someone...
411:
$410, available at Mill Mercantile, 3751 24th St (at Church), 415-401-8920

FOR THE ARMCHAIR SAILOR

Purser’s Bell from Wingtip

Maybe your boss is Larry Ellison, or some other nautically minded old chap with the America’s Cup on the brain. Either way, he (or she) will appreciate this classic—a solid-brass purser’s bell. Suggested uses: calling meetings or marking happy hour.
411:
$110, available at Wingtip, 550 Montgomery St (at Clay), 415-765-0993

FOR THE HANDYMAN/WINE LOVER

Staghorn Handle Multi-Tool

The Swiss Army knife just got out-rustic’d, thanks to this thing’s staghorn handle. You’ve got your stainless-steel blade, small saw and flat-head screwdriver. Oh, and there’s a corkscrew, too. Damsels in distress with unopened wine bottles will be in good hands.
411:
$95, available at Acre/SF, 301 Union St (at Montgomery), 415-875-9590

FOR THE JETSETTING COUPLE

St. Regis Ultimate Pahlmeyer Package

Speaking of wine... This involves two nights at the St. Regis, two spa treatments and a winemaker dinner with Jayson Pahlmeyer at Ame. Also: a chartered helicopter ride to the Pahlmeyer winery’s vineyards, with tasting stops in Napa and the Sonoma coast. Proceeds go to charity. You’ve always been a giver...
411:
$12,000 (full proceeds donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters), The St. Regis, 125 3rd St (at Mission), 415-284-4070
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