Gift Guide: Don't Give Him a Bracelet

Rule 3

Nov 19, 2009
Outside Magazine
Fossil AM4258, LG enV3, Apple iPod Nano

   Photo: Photograph by Shana Novak

A man is allowed two pieces of "jewelry": a ring and a watch. For straight-up value, you can't beat Fossil's minimalist AM4258 ($75;; see item 1 in photo). The bike geek on your list will drool over Festina's Tour de France '09 ($425;, with its carbon-fiber dial and yellow markers, while anyone who's ever gotten lost will appreciate the hidden digital compass on Wenger's analog Nomad LED Compass watch ($375; For a more presidential look, we're coveting the Jorg Gray 6500 ($325;, which Obama has famously worn since he received it as a birthday gift in 2007; it's also just a really handsome watch at a reasonable price.

More gifts:
2. LG's enV3 phone has a three-meg flash camera and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. $130 with contract;
3. Apple's newest iPod Nano shoots video at 30 frames per second and live-pauses FM radio. From $149;

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