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Fab Gift Guide: Too Cool for School

Here are a few gift options for the guy who has an eye for design and a hipster attitude. This Fab Gift Guide can provide ideas for any cool dude, whether beau, bro, or buddy. To see all my Gift Guides, click here.

Under $50

Every guy wants to think he's a mix master, or at least, he wants you to think he is. Every gal is impressed by suave bond-esque moves behind the bar. Not that he needs any help (wink) but here's a fab gift about the art of mixing cocktails. New book The Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the Classics, by the bartenders of San Francisco restaurant Absinthe have a combined 16 years of bartending experience. This hardcover book features 80 beautiful color photographs and describes the basics like base spirits and grocery shopping for supplies. Suggest a romantic tasting of your faves from the book and this gift is sure to be well-received. This gift is $24.95 and is available here.

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Fire is cool. So many guys tend to think so. What's up with that?! To feed the pyromaniac's thirst give him a Hammerhead Dual Purpose Lighter. This slick little number combines a traditional lighter flame with a wind-resistant torch flame. This can be engraved too, and this guy most likely enjoys admiring his initials. But remember to order early if you'd like the engraving feature! This gift is $50 and is available, here.

Over $100

I have seen this Paul Smith Naked Lady Billfold in action and guys LOVE to show this off to their friends. This is the new version made of black leather with white topstitching and the famous naughty interior printed with a full-color sexy illustration of a naked lady. Note: Pin-Up girls are always a hit with Too Cool for School guys. This gift is $225 and available here.

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