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The UrbanDaddy Dallas Holiday Gift Guide

Fifteen days. That’s all you have until the gift-disrobing begins. But we understand if, between the endless soirees and script doctoring Elf 2, you need some assistance from a certain white-bearded man. And until Sean Connery returns your call, here are a few ideas that would never be regifted.

Bow Ties by Hadleigh’s
FOR THE NEXT CHURCHILL

Bow Ties by Hadleigh’s

The tie as gift: eh. But the bow tie: now you’re talking. A bow’s the realm of true gentlemen—Churchill, Bogart, Pee-wee Herman—and Hadleigh’s has some cashmere ones in for the holidays. Just be sure to toss in a speed-tying lesson.

Available at Hadleigh’s, 74 Highland Park Village, 214-770-4743

Shirt Cloning at Q Custom Clothier
FOR THE DAPPER SCIENTIST

Shirt Cloning at Q Custom Clothier

Good news: your brother’s favorite shirt—the one that’s a dry cleaning away from retirement—can be saved. Well, kind of. Thanks to something called shirt cloning, Q Custom Clothier can create a “clone” with the same fit as his old one. Now, you just need to steal your brother’s shirt.

Jet Service by Abacus
FOR THE HUNGRY JETSETTER

Jet Service by Abacus

One thing has always bugged you about private jets: the lack of lobster shooters. Well, good news: with just 24 hours’ notice, you can order both (the shooters and the jet) at Abacus. Then, they’ll be awaiting your giftee on the runway. Remember this if you find yourself doing any last-minute shopping.

Available at Abacus, 4511 McKinney Ave, 214-663-5504

12 Months of Meat by Allen Brothers
FOR THE MEAT LOVER

12 Months of Meat by Allen Brothers

For your favorite carnivore, Allen Brothers—Nick & Sam’s go-to for steak—is offering a 12-month plan delivering rib eyes, baby back ribs, steak burgers and pork chops. You’ve always said Christmas should come once a month and include more bone-in pork chops.

Champagne Balloon Rides
FOR THE CLOUD SURFER

Champagne Balloon Rides

So you have this friend, you know the type. She memorized Up’s deleted scenes. Owns a helium tank. Regularly stands in a basket. For her, only a champagne hot air balloon ride will do. We hear 3,000 feet is actually the ideal uncorking height.

Available at Rohr Balloons, meet point at 6100 W Eldorado Pkwy, 214-733-9915

Custom Cowboy Boots by Luskey’s
FOR THE URBAN COWBOY

Custom Cowboy Boots by Luskey’s

You like to plan early. So for 2011, here’s what you’re getting Dad: custom boots from Luskey’s, the 90-year-old bootmaker for the likes of Jerry Jones and Nolan Ryan. The boots are on backorder for four to five months, so Dad also has plenty of time to buy a sports team.

Available at Luskey’s, 2601 N Main St, Fort Worth, 800-725-7966

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