‘Tis the season for giving. And getting. We visited local businesses and scoured the internet for interesting, fun, and delightful gifts you’d be proud to give, or receive, this holiday season.
For the One Who Has Everything
Drive a Stock Car at Atlanta Motor Speedway From $499 www.cloud9living.com/atlanta/drive-a-stock-car Give them the thrill of a lifetime as they take control of a Sprint Cup style stock car and reach 150-plus MPH at Atlanta Motor Speedway!
Smartphone Projector $27 www.uncommongoods.com Add an extra dimension to any party by slipping your smartphone into this handy projector and queueing up your favorite YouTube video playlist.
Cube Terrarium $49 www.westelm.com Think inside the cube with this eye-catching way to house ferns and small flowers anywhere in your house.
Custom Embosser $60 www.papersource.com The recipients gets their very own customized embosser plate so they can seal any envelopes with the ultimate personal touch.
Natural Wooden Watch $69.99 shop.gifts.com Turn heads with this hypoallergenic, chemical-free, natural wood watch with Miyota Japanese precision movement to ensure accuracy.
For the Book Lovers
The Revolution Will Be Organized Slingshot Organizers are a must-have for punks, radicals, free thinkers, and the young at heart. Pocket planners and desk organizers help revolutionaries keep track of meetings, events, fundraisers, and more as they work to make the world a better place. They’re also very cute. $6-$12 Charis Books & More 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta 404-524-0304
Terror Tome Stephen King, a master storyteller of suspense, returns with his first true horror book since 2006 with “Revival.” Described as having “the best opening he has ever written” and also billed as having the “most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written,” this book about organized religion is sure to grip readers. $30 Barnes & Noble Edgewood Retail District 1217 Caroline Street at Moreland Ave. Atlanta 404-522-0212
Yes, Ma’am Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please” is everything you’d wish from this funny woman: hilarious stories, candid thoughts, goofy lists, and even some haikus. This book is a must-have for any fan of talented celebrity. $28.99 Charis Books & More
Pet Peeves “Sleeps with Dogs: Tales of a Pet Nanny at the End of Her Leash” is a delightful book by Lindsey Grant as she shares stories of her days caring for other peoples’ pets and their oftentimes bizarre customs. There’s no denying people will do nearly anything to make their pets happy.
$16 Charis Books & More
Tired of shopping in the men’s department for stylish boxer briefs? TomboyX also offers a variety pack of its specially designed and modified briefs for a woman’s body, up to size 4XL. Made with high-quality cotton and just a bit of spandex to keep them snug but not binding. $27 tomboyx.com
Buckle up with this belt and buckle hand made in Boise, Idaho, using local metals. This look is tough tomboy—but not enough to lock out your tender side. TomboyX is a community brand with a showroom in Seattle, Washington, and caters specifically to gender nonconformists. $52 tomboyx.com
Finding women’s sizes in masculine style shoes, such as Oxfords and Monks, can be frustrating. Men’s sizes tend to run too big for women with small feet and boys’ shoes don’t always offer trendy options. Online, however, there are plenty for the butch who wants to look good from head to toe. The Lorne by Dr. Martens and its leather design make this an instant classic. Women’s sizes begin with 3. $110. www.drmartens.com
Short hair with an androgynous style is smoldering for the holidays. Make sure not a hair is out of place with American Crew Pomade. This extremely versatile water-based formula rinses clean and offers smooth control with shine to stand out at parties. $16.95 Bubbles Salon 1579 Monroe Drive NE Atlanta 404-876-7745 bubblesatlanta.com
Short Shorts Let’s Be Brief gender neutral boxer briefs and briefs embody a masculine look, paired with innovative style, to flatter sizes XS to XXL. These Lady Riders say it all. A percentage of the company’s sales is donated to support LGBTQ organizations each year. $25 letsbebrief.mybigcommerce.com
Foxy Fashion Bam! These superhero boxer shorts are sure to make the wearers feel like they can conquer anything that crosses their path. FOCX is a UK brand that offers women’s and unisex boy shorts and boxer shorts both with and without the keyhole opening. FOCX underwear come in a variety of colors and as well as a variety of lengths. $35.98 www.focx.co.uk
Randy Dandy Looking for a way to keep warm while also looking hot for the holidays? These Frank Dandy long johns are exactly what a guy needs to thwart an arctic blast while still arousing an interest from the cute guy at the Hanukkah party. $59 Boy Next Door 1447 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta 404-873-2664 www.boynextdoormenswear.com
Athletic Supporter Nasty Pig Take Down Jock Masculine, athletic, and snug enough to show off this festive package—no need for a bow—complete with the iconic Nasty Pig logo. $25 Boy Next Door
Silky Fleece This woman’s Patagonia Conejo is a silky bomber style high pile fleece sure to keep you warm while rushing through the city to that next party or event and making sure you are fashionable doing so. (green bow to show environmental friendly) $149 REI 1800 Northeast Expy NE Atlanta 404-633-6508 www.rei.com
Stand Out Special Edition Patagonia is known for its dedication to preserving the environment, and for also creating some of the best in outdoor clothing. Stand out and stay snug in this men’s Copper Ore Ultralight Down Jacket made with 800 fill goose down and its special edition ripstop shell. $299 REI