The fanciest beef jerky, made with filet mignon. As Alex says, “good jerky is the kind of thing you really want but can’t justify buying yourself. Anyone who gets a bag is going to be psyched.” $30 for three. (Also available here.)
L.A. chambray hat, $44, cut like a 1950’s baseball cap. Because he will always and forever be a California guy at heart.
Bowmakers cologne, $145, a scent inspired by old violin shops (think: mahogany, maple shavings and pine rosin). Alex wears this, and it’s amazing — a little musky, a little sweet, a little warm. Somehow very sexy.
A truly beautiful football book, $37, to live on your coffee table.
Six notepads for fictional hotels, including The Overlook Hotel (The Shining), Royal Imperial Windsor Arms Hotel (National Lampoon’s European Vacation) and The Taft Hotel (The Graduate). $18. P.S. Remember this?
Beard tea towel to make him laugh, $17.
Twister 1966 Edition, $16, for a cheeky at-home date night.
The sickest gadget that opens a bottle of wine in literally three seconds. $35.
Dark chocolate-covered malt balls, his favorite treat. $15.
A card saying how much you love him. ‘Cause that’s really all he wants anyway.