Gifts For The Metrosexual [Holiday Gift Guide 2010]

Gifts For The Metrosexual [Holiday Gift Guide 2010]

A metrosexual is a man who has a strong concern for his appearance (or any concern for his appearance, really). He typically craves the most stylish clothes and home accessories. He’s form-over-function. He keeps fit, takes care of himself, and he wants you to know it. Here are some metrosexual-worthy gift ideas.

Apple iPad

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The iPad will make him seem cooler than he already is.

What’s not to love about the iPad?  The sleek, slim design, that sassy multi-touch screen. Your favorite metrosexual will want one for sure.

The wifi-only version of the iPad (remember, form-over-function!) is available from Apple for $499.00 (16GB), $599.00 (32GB) or $699.00 (64GB)

Wallee iPad Mount System

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An iPad on a wall means less clutter on the table

A true metrosexual keeps a tidy house — he doesn’t fill his surfaces with clutter.  With the Wallee mount system, his iPad will be at eye-level for easy viewing. The Wallee has two parts:  a hard protective shell and an x-shaped wall plate. Click the shell into the wall plate and the iPad will be secured to the wall. Purchase more wall plates and the iPad can be mounted in every room.

The Wallee mount system is available in five colors from Wallee for $49.52 with free shipping.

Vaja Limited Edition iPad Case

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Please don’t lick this iPad case

Vaja’s Limited Edition iPad Case is so fine it will tantalize all five senses. Your metrosexual will find himself wanting to touch and smell it; he might even try to lick it. Made from full-grain cowhide in Argentina by Vaja, known for their top-of-the-line cases — and the Limited Edition is no exception. It opens up like a book and has plenty of padding for protection, and even has a built-in stand. Available in shitake brown with a peach champagne lining. And it really is a limited edition, so get it now before it’s gone.

The Limited Edition for iPad is made by Vaja Cases, and is available from Vaja for $220.00

Sony NEX-5 Camera

Gifts For The Metrosexual [Holiday Gift Guide 2010]

This compact camera turns snaps into fine photographs.

The NEX-5 is the smallest digital interchangeable-lens camera available. Attach different lenses easily to match the shooting situation, then take professional grade pictures without the extra size and weight of standard DSLR cameras. And your metrosexual will appreciate that this space-saving camera takes up less room in hisThe NEX-5 camera is made by Sony and is available in three colors from Sony for $649.99 (including 16mm lens) with free shipping.

Geneva Sound System Model S

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Pump up the jam with this super-sexy sound system.

The Geneva Sound System Model S is just the hottest looking speaker around. It’s also functional — it offers a PowerDock connector for iPod/iPhone and a digital clock-radio. Sound quality is exceptional, with technology for true stereo imaging and a wide frequency range. Comes with an optional table stand and remote control.

Geneva‘s Sound System Model S is available from Geneva for $299.00 in three colors.

Sonos Multi-Room Music System

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Plug-and-play greatness

The plug-and-play convenience of Sonos’s brand new app for the iPad , paired with a set of Sonos’s S5  streaming speakers, makes for an awesome all-in-one wireless multi-room stereo system. The app makes it easy to play music from your computer’s iTunes library, as well as a ton of online sources, including thousands of Internet radio stations and streaming services like Pandora or Last.fm; and the S5 speakers deliver crystal-clear, room-filling sound.

Sonos‘s Multi-Room Music System Model S Speaker is available from Sonos for $399.00 in black or white; the Sonos Controller for iPad is a free App from iTunes.

Jawbone Icon Rogue

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Finally, a headset that doesn’t look dorky

Not many people feel cool while wearing a Bluetooth headset — especially true for the metrosexual. But the Jawbone Icon Rogue is an attractive headset with amber-hued highlights and boasts amazing sound quality, with excellent wind-noise cancellation. The small headset has an easy power switch and comes with several fit options.

The Icon Rogue is made by Jawbone

The Jawbone Icon Rogue is available from Jawbone for $99.99

Kmono Lincoln Slim Briefcase

Gifts For The Metrosexual [Holiday Gift Guide 2010]

Embrace your metrosexuality

This Knomo briefcase screams metrosexual! Made from highly durable waxed canvas, the Lincoln briefcase is water- resistant and hard-wearing. The slimline design with several zip pockets holds your laptop and daily essentials. Comes with a detachable shoulder strap.

The Lincoln Slim Briefcase is made by Knomo in five colors and is available from Knomo for $142.90

Booq Boa Push iPad Messenger

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Yes, it’s a murse — but a stylish one

Since the iPad’s arrival, man-purses (or murses) have become a necessity. The Boa push iPad messenger provides one of the most compact ways to carry your iPad. It’s made from leather and durable twylon material with a seatbelt nylon shoulder strap. Say goodbye to that boring old wallet, because this bag has compartments for credit cards, pens, keys, cords or whatever else you stuff in your pockets.

The Booq Boa push iPad messenger is available from Booq for $89.95 in two colors.

Pad&Quill Little Black Book

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An old classic, new again.

We’ve all heard of the little black book — a telephone book full of girls phone numbers. Pad&Quill has come up with the Little Black Book that stores and protects the iPhone 4.The case is designed as a slim journal made from hand-crafted wood, and black leather binding on the outside with red lining inside really give this case a true phone-book look. Hip Metrosexuals will appreciate both the humor and the fine quality.

The Little Black Book is made by Pad&Quill and is available from Pad&Quill for $39.99

iPhone App Coasters

Gifts For The Metrosexual [Holiday Gift Guide 2010]

Protect wood in a whimsical way

The Metrosexual buys nice things — and keeps them looking nice. Coasters are a must! The iPhone Apps Coasters are genuine app icons with a crisp resolution brought to life as square, 10cm coasters. These whimsical App Coasters are made from a hard wearing wax-sealed eucalyptus core with a non-slip cork backing. The glossy surface can handle any beverage, hot or cold.

iPhone App Coasters are made by iPhone Apps Coasters and are available from iPhone Apps Coasters for $31.95 in three sets of six.

How Metrosexual Are You App

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Prove it, once and for all!

This app is silly, yet serves its purpose: Does the man you’re shopping for fancy himself to be a metrosexual? Does he have pizzazz? Do others take notice of his ability to accessorize? Make him take the quiz to see if he really is a metrosexual; then share the verdict on Facebook. Will his 500-plus friends agree with the results?

How Metrosexual Are You App is from Trippert Labs, and is available from iTunes for free.

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