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The UD Last-Minute Gift Guide

Pretty soon, you’ll be backed into a corner and find yourself raiding the beef-jerky display at 7-Eleven for last-minute stocking stuffers. But all is not lost yet. Here are some gifts you can still get—and gift wrap—in time.

Swaine Adeney Brigg Stud Boxes
FOR THE STUD

Swaine Adeney Brigg Stud Boxes

Cufflinks: the closest thing most men have to jewelry. And probably even easier to lose. Enter this: a little leather box, handmade in England specifically to keep a man’s ’links together. While you’re at it, have them personalize it with whatever you like. (Something more creative than “cufflinks.”)

DC’s New Pork Barrel Bitters
FOR THE COCKTAIL GURU

DC’s New Pork Barrel Bitters

Two of DC’s top bartenders (vets of Café Atlántico, Range and POV) are now bottling their own bitters. Your choices: a simple aromatic concoction, or Hellfire, which blends peppers and herbs for a spicy kick to your next libation. Your days of slicing jalapeños into your drink are over.

Master Photographers
FOR THE CELL PHONE SHUTTERBUG

Master Photographers

Yes, there was life before Instagram. Time to prove it, by giving this volume of 300 photographs from 20 of the greatest photographers ever—photojournalists, fashion shooters like Herb Ritts, even some experimental/artsy folks. And, naturally, some umbrella-wielding subjects in Paris.

Pendleton Motor Robe and Carrier
FOR THE OUTDOORSY COUPLE

Pendleton Motor Robe and Carrier

These blankets were originally made for horse-and-buggy passengers. Unless your friends are Amish, they are not those people. But they do like to get out and face the unexpected. Hence, this big piece of virgin wool that rolls up in a handy leather strap. You know, something for the back of the RV.

Glassware from Recycled Beer Bottles
FOR THE BEER ENTHUSIAST

Glassware from Recycled Beer Bottles

Taking one’s morning OJ is no time to be thinking about beer. Unless, of course, it’s being drunk from a juice glass fashioned from recycled beer bottles—Corona, Heineken, even the occasional micro like Rogue. This local glass artist even does vases from old vodka bottles. Flowers have never been happier.

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