The Matthews Team

William Raveis Lifestyles Realty

Stacey's Holiday Gift Guide for Men

You're making your list, and checking it twice; gonna find out if he's naughty OR nice. I wanted to select some great local holiday gift ideas for all the men in your life whether they have been naughty or not. Here you will find my twelve fun ideas for the perfect gift for your husband, son, brother or friend. Best of all, they come from wonderful local stores with on-site owners who bring innovative product offerings to our area every holiday season


Men who like performance cars will LOVE the ultimate performance Bixby Bicycle from Shinola. The Bixby is Shinola's "cruiser" bike with a Shimano 3-speed internal hub. The American-made steel frame and fork are designed for comfort, utility and smooth riding, in dry or wet conditions. Style, Smooth and. Efficient; the Bixby has it all. $1,950.

Privet House 13 East Shore Road, New Preston-860.868.1800


For the avid reader, here are three book choices that run the gamut from humorous memories, salacious storytelling and intrigue. Give to your husband or boyfriend or husband to bring on vacation or read by the fireplace at home: Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers & Swells by Graydon Carter features the best of early Vanity Fair. $29.95; So Anyway by John Cleese. This hilarious biography, from the Englishman who brought us Monty Python, is a must-read. $28.00;The Map Thief by Michael Blanding is the gripping story of an esteemed rare map dealer. $27.50. The Hickory Stick Bookshop - 2 Green Hill Road, Washington- 860-868-0525


Bon Voyage! Travel in the ultimate style with these silk and leather toiletry cases in a variety of patterns. Perfect for trips to Palm Beach or Palm Springs and all the places in between. $68. J. McLaughlin - 6 Bee Brook Road, Washington- 203-557-9275


Get Buggy with it. For the Outdoor enthusiast, the 'Cicadas' are framed specimens by Christopher Marley. There are four different specimens, one for each season- spring,summer, fall, winter- and they are prices at $275 each. Pergola. 7 East. Shore Road, New Preston. 860-868-4769



Cheers!For the bon vivant and wine enthusiast, what could be better than this chic, rustic Nantucket Wine Bucket in wicker with a plastic liner $98. New Preston Kitchen Goods - 11 East Shore Road, New Preston- 860-868-1264


Got wood? If you guy is an antique lover or a furniture geek, this ultimate reference book will make him deliriously happy! The Furniture Bible celebrates Christophe Pourny's two decades of experience as a master furniture restorer. $35. The natural furniture tonics from Christophe Pourny are a love potion for all things wood. Made in Brooklyn.Tonic $20 Reviver $22 Privet House 13 East Shore Road, New Preston 860.868.1800




Baby it's cold outside. Keep him warm and stylish this season, this Orange Primaloft Men's Coat at J. Seitz is the perfect 'husband present and a great buy at $148. J. Seitz & Co - 9 East Shore Road, New Preston- 860-868-0119




Here is gift that will be a welcome sweet treat for a holiday host, male coworker or friend. These unique Toffee boxes from Sweeets come in milk, dark or white chocolate, all of which coat almond squares. $19 Sweeets - 13 East Shore Road, New Preston- 860-868-3388






Master Chef. Do you have a guy in the family who won't get out of the kitchen? These cutting boards are made exclusively for Privet House to our specifications by a family-owned and operated lumber mill located in the rolling hills of Litchfield County in Connecticut. Wood grain and color will vary slightly due to the reclaimed nature of the wood. .Assorted Sizes Made in America $95 - $175. Privet House. 13 East Shore Road, New Preston-860.868.1800


If the man in your life has a passion for art, this photograph by Kim Keever is a lush gorgeous landscape. Thisunique artist creates an enormous aquarium by arranging objects and materials (branches, moss, plants, etc.) to create fantastical topographies.Edition of six, price upon requestKMR Arts - 2 Titus Road, Washington- 860-868-7533




I love these classic, preppy and country chic style selections from J. McLauglin. You can find the perfect belt for your man from these choices of canvas embroidered or leather belts ranging from $58 to $95. J. McLauglhin - 6 Bee Brook Road, Washington- 203-557-9275


Baby, what time is it? Men will love the Shinola Runwell Chronograph 41mm, which is the only chronograph watch that tracks the return of American watchmaking with split second precision.$750. Privet House - 13 East Shore Road, New Preston- 860.868.1800