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The UrbanDaddy New York Holiday Gift Guide

It’s a Large City. You Can Do Some Good Here.

By Geoff Rynex
They say it is better to give than to receive. Actually they say “’tis.” But that’s neither here nor there. This is about you getting gifts for people and that being better than getting them yourself. And even if that’s not true at all, we’ve got a nice little list of things here for purchase that are going to make anyone in this city happy. Here is that list:

We could be hyperbolic, but instead we’ll say that this is the most beautiful handmade version of a Telecaster and tube amp ever crafted by man. Only that. $7,500-$10,000, Chamber

The person you get this for is a winemaker in Long Island after conducting this custom-wine-creating operation. Oh, and they get 275 bottles of their private label for their trouble. $4,500, New York First

Not making this up: a family in the hills of Tuscany makes these belts. Then, at their SoHo shop, they will cut them to your exact specifications. Also known as the size you need. $128-$298, M.Gemi

We all loved David Bowie very much. And Morrison Hotel Gallery has this very rare and exquisite contact sheet of photos of said Bowie. Someone in that “we” category might like that. $1,500-$4,200, Morrison Hotel Gallery

Well, it’s a knife made from a woolly mammoth tooth. $240, The Lodge

This is a master class in making cocktails from someone who all consider a master of making cocktails. Nice credentials. There’ll also be a burgundy blazer and Polaroid camera involved. $80, Genuine Liquorette

Find someone who likes pork. Get them this. Then they learn to butcher all the cuts of pork they’d ever want, and if they still like pork, that’s going to be awesome for them. $95, Marlow & Daughters

Some guy named Babe Ruth used to play baseball. Someone took a photo of him when he was a rookie, then made a baseball card from that photo. And here we are. Estimated at $140,000, Heritage Auctions

What are you going to do, not get the cookie of the month subscription for someone? $50-$100, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

Geoff Rynex is the only person named Geoff Rynex in the history of mankind. He would rather have the best burger than the best steak, likes hearing bartender stories and spends too much money on clothes.

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