Gifts for The ManCell Phone Cover
For the guy who has the red-hot Apple iPhone 3G, here’s a snazzy stocking stuffer: the Speck Toughskin Rugged Rubber Case. Not only does the thin but strong rubber casing protect the phone when dropped but also looks darn cool. Speck; $34.95, www.speckproducts.com, 650.462.2040
Here’s a hole-in-one gift for your golf enthusiast. Golf Launchpad Tour is a state-of-the-art simulator with high-speed optical sensors that recreate the feel, accuracy and sound of an actual golf game. Simply hook up to your Windows, Mac or PlayStation3 and assemble in a room with an 8’ clearance then swing away. Golf Launchpad Tour; $199, www.electricspin.com, 416.410.1166 (Canada).
For your dude who has everything but his dream car, arrange to rent the car of his reveries for the day. From www.Playerscarrental.com or www.Exoticcarrental.com, sites that represent vendors across the country to rent from, peruse any number of fine vehicles from Porsches, Ferraris, Spiders, Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and more. Gift with the condition that he has to give you a lift. Prices varies.
New Orleans Condiments
I love to give a nod to what’s new in New Orleans, and from famed chef John Besh a new line of sauces ($8.50) and vinaigrettes ($6.50) that’s sure to make his palate water. Using the freshest Louisiana ingredients, these items are so brand spanking new, they were probably bottled last week.
•Sour Mash Steak Sauce
•Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette
•Wild Flower Honey & Creole Mustard Vinaigrette
•Louisiana Sugar Cane Vinaigrette
•Spicy Young Garlic & Parmesan Caesar
For recipe and purchase information: www.chefjohnbesh.com.
To help your man both organize and recharge his small personal electronics (up to 4) like his cell phone, PDA, camera and MP3 player, here’s a classy recharging station with a built-in clock from JCPenny and Sharper Image; $60, www.jcp.com