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2017 Gift Guide: Gifts for Men

Whether your guy loves music, art, or the latest gadget, here are a few ideas that will make his day.

Gramovox Vertical Turntable [1]

gifts for men: Gramovox [1]

This Chicago-based start-up has perfected the art of the all-in-one turntable — with serious cool factor to boot. $550, Gramovox [2]

Man Ray Early Wood Chess Set [3]

gifts for men: Man Ray Early Wood Chess Set [3]

A conversation pièce de résistance for the design-minded art lover. $620 (15 percent off for CFA members), Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop [4]

Manual Coffee Maker No. 2 [5]

gifts for men: Manual Coffee Maker No. 2 [5]

The true coffee aficionado deserves this statement brewer, a pour-over so pretty, it doubles as art. $120, Manual [6]

LSTN Sound Co. Zebrawood Fillmore Wireless Headphones [7]

gifts for men: LSTN Sound Co. headphones [7]

Tricked out with Bluetooth 4.1 and a folding headband, they’re the ultimate in on-the-go headphones. $130, LSTN Sound Co. [8]

Orée Romance Board [10]

gifts for men: Oree Romance Board [10]

Complete with red-lacquered initials and a love poem engraved on the back, it’s designed to make your sweetheart swoon with every stroke. $199, Orée [11]

GoPro Karma with Hero Six Drone [12]

gifts for men: GoPro drone [12]

The GoPro camera is cool — but the GoPro drone blows it out of the water. (Hint: Register your new toy at registermyuas.faa.gov [13]). $1,199, Abt [14]


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Cara Sullivan is Make It Better’s Print Managing Editor. She has held positions at Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines, and writes for many national and local publications. Sullivan lives in Ravenswood Gardens with her husband and two young daughters, and is a passionate supporter of Indivisible Chicago [19], a grassroots organization that focuses on direct actions that small, local groups can take to influence their representatives in Washington.