Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We Know What Boys Want

If men are from Mars, and we’re from Venus, that explains why picking out the perfect gift for our sweeties seems like such an astronomical challenge.

For expert advice, we asked some men-around-town to let us in on the most wanted items on their Christmas lists.

Lei ChicWho: Landon Tom, lead singer of local band The Jump Offs
What: The original Amazon Kindle
Why: I catch the bus, so it's good for that – I can carry a bunch of books on it and it's not going to be heavy.


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Who: Steve Uyehara, co-anchor of Sunrise on Hawaii News Now
What: New slippers (preferably Reefs), or some new shorts, hats, T-shirts.
Why: I always need more of the stuff I wear everyday. I'm a huge Oakland Raiders fan, so anything Raiders always works.

Lei ChicWho: Chris Kalima, partner in design and web development firm Airspace Workshop.
What: This crazy Japanese coffee maker: the Yama Vacpot coffee siphon and vacuum pot.
It's rad, and under $100. I guess I like coffee. But a good cup of coffee is even better.


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Who: Ken Kawauchi, owner of the ReOrient8 Medical Software company.
What: The Lego Millennium Falcon set.
I've wanted it since I was a kid, but at $500 have always felt guilty buying it for myself.

Lei ChicWho: Flash Hansen, co-owner of Apartm3nt Nightclub.
What: A Community Supported Agriculture Box subscription from Ma’o Farms.
This box of fresh, organic vegetables is delivered every two weeks. And the mix is always different and always yummy. 


Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in Permalink

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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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