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.
Who: 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.
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.
Who: 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.
Why: It's rad, and under $100. I guess I like coffee. But a good cup of coffee is even better.
Who: Ken Kawauchi, owner of the ReOrient8 Medical Software company.
What: The Lego Millennium Falcon set.
Why: I've wanted it since I was a kid, but at $500 have always felt guilty buying it for myself.
Who: Flash Hansen, co-owner of Apartm3nt Nightclub.
What: A Community Supported Agriculture Box subscription from Ma’o Farms.
Why: This box of fresh, organic vegetables is delivered every two weeks. And the mix is always different and always yummy.