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Gift Guide for Guys

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While we could pour ourselves a round of margaritas and spend this entire post lamenting about how hard men are to shop for, how about we just cut to the chase and offer up some toys that guys are sure to love?

1. Speaking of margaritas, we make ours with the Entourage-famous Avion Silver Tequila, since they gifted us a bottle and the FCC wants us to tell you all about it. Don't forget to include the matching "flying agave" t-shirt. Or, if you really love your guy, crack open the Nieman Marcus Christmas Book and buy him the fantasy private party planned by Colin Cowie. If you have a spare $125K, that is. (Tequila available at liquor stores, $45; t-shirts available at Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters)

2. If his loud music or excessive hours spent playing World of Warcraft with the speakers on are starting to grate on your nerves, he needs the V-moda Crossfade headphones. They offer high-def sound (developed by DJs, so you know they're not messing around), plus really comfortable ear cushions and a flexible, lightweight frame. So he can wear them for hours on end. And you can finish up that Glee marathon you've been putting on hold. ($200, available at Apple.com and shop.vmoda.com)

3. We've all heard about the Kindle's amazingly easy-to-read screen, but did you know it's not the only tech device out there with one? Discover Phosphor, digital wristwatches with the E Ink paper-like faces that don't have a backlight. They're sleek and minimal in that the-future-is-finally-here kind of way. Except they don't have a matching flying car. ($150 to $205, available at Phosphorwatches.com)

4. If you know the kind of dude who rescues puppies and tutors underprivileged children in his spare time, introduce him to us, then introduce him to Jedidiah, a company that manufactures clothes to generate revenue and awareness for some serious humanitarian causes. A personal favorite of ours from their holiday collection is the Commander II jacket, a double-breasted military style coat whose proceeds go towards Invisible Children, who works to end the use of child soldiers in Uganda. ($115, available at Jedidiahusa.com)