Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Boy Toys

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Admit it: you’re living in a material world and he is a material … guy. It’s going to be easy to justify your love this year with gifts for every man listed on your liner notes.

Ray of Light
Communing with the great outdoors will leave him feeling more enlightened than a trip to the kabbalah center.

Start close to home with a 16-foot inflatable boob tube for the backyard. Online at

Forget the “been there, done that” deep-sea fishing charters. Instead, hook him up with angling rock star Coach Duff, who’ll teach him to fly fish on the Hawaiian flats in no time… flat. Catch him at

And for the guy on the mainland holiday tour, hook him up with a solar-powered ski jacket that will keep him warm and charge his iPhone while he’s out and about. Online at

It’s Human Nature
And you’re not sorry for giving gifts that, well, give back.

Give him the six-pack he’s not getting at the gym with the “holiday six pack” of tickets to the Manoa Valley Theatre. Tickets are as flexible as a yogi, so use them for one show or three. Order at 808.988.6131.

Or do a duet with your man at the Honolulu Symphony, now offering a two-fer: buy one ticket and the second’s only ten bucks. Order online at June 2011 Update: The Honolulu Symphony website is down. We'll let you know when it is operational again.

A batch of cooking classes from Kapiolani Community College’s public culinary program can teach a guy to express himself, not repress himself in the kitchen. Steak Night features all things meat, and the Man Can Cook class brings on the basics, like how to make an entire meal in the rice cooker. To enroll, call 808.734.9211.

Send your mainland cousins (who actually wear long sleeves) a pair of brushed-steel USB cufflinks with 2 GB of memory each. There are necklaces and bracelets for your matching set too. Online at

And for the man not likely to strike a pose? A personalized beer hoodie is the ticket. These everyman duds sport a beverage-sized cozy pouch to let him rock out with his favorite brew, hands free. Online at

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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