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The UrbanDaddy Holiday Gift Guide

Eleven days. That's how long you've got until you receive your sweet, sweet bounty of presents. Unfortunately, you've got to give before you get—but here are a few items that should ease holding up your end of the bargain.

A Personal Portrait in Pushpins
FOR THE NARCISSIST

A Personal Portrait in Pushpins

If there's one thing an especially vain giftee will appreciate, it's a portrait of themselves. Made from pushpins. In Michigan. Eric Daigh—holder of the Guinness World Record for "largest pushpin mosaic" will take your compatriot's photo, and then create a three-foot-tall portrait from it. Be warned—commissions start at five grand, so save a little by having Brixel make a picture from Legos—and then, if you want, save a little more by assembling it yourself. (Really.)

A Very Personal Alarm Clock
FOR THE DREAMER

A Very Personal Alarm Clock

Not everyone rests easy after a long, productive day of investigating affairs of international intrigue like you do. Give your insomniac friends this—it tracks how deeply they're sleeping, how many times they woke up in the middle of the night, and even has a special alarm that only wakes them up during optimal moments of the sleep cycle. Caveat: they will have to wear a special headband while sleeping, but it worked for McEnroe.

A Flask That Sends a Message
FOR THE CHEERFUL LUSH

A Flask That Sends a Message

This stainless steel drink enabler, from NYC hipsters In God We Trust, pretty much does all the talking you need this season—and conveniently doubles as a Christmas survival tool. Its distinctive message was engraved by hand, so your recipient can take pleasure in knowing that someone somewhere really meant it. For bonus points, include something good inside when gifting...

Models in Various Stages of Undress
FOR THE ART LOVER

Models in Various Stages of Undress

He's covered Heidi Klum in chocolate for a photo, and taken snapshots of enough scantily clad goddesses to last a lifetime. This book of pictures documents some of Rankin's finest work and comes with an intro by Hef—who we believe has some experience with this sort of thing.

An HD Helmet Camera
FOR THE ADVENTUROUS

An HD Helmet Camera

You know the type: always jumping out of planes or off of cliffs. (Yes, many of your friends star in Mountain Dew commercials.) For them, this camera—which snaps onto a helmet, and shoots HD video as you gracefully tumble from above—might be the perfect gift. It's waterproof, should you plan to shoot any Christmas afternoon snowball fights.

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