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Hamptons Holiday Shopping Guide: Top Five Gifts For Men

Originally Posted: December 19, 2012

Nicole Barylski

Tickets to a sporting event makes a great gift for guys. (Photo: Nicole Barylski)

Whether you are buying for a sports buff, techie, musician, beer enthusiast or gamer here are the top five gifts for men this holiday season.

1. iPad The ultimate gift for a tech guy who is the always on the go is the Apple iPad ($499 to $829, apple.com). The newly released iPad features a Retina display, a new A6X chip making it up to twice as fast as the previous generation, over 275,000 apps and ultra fast Wi-Fi.

Beer Making Kit and iPad. (Courtesy Photo)

2. Sports Tickets: If your guy spends his free time watching his favorite team treat him to a game in person. You have many options to choose from whether he loves football choose between Jets (www.newyorkjets.com), Giants (www.giants.com), or if basketball is his sport, choose between the Knicks (www.ticketmaster.com), and new to New York, Brooklyn Nets (www.nba.com) or for hockey choose between the Rangers (rangers.nhl.com) and Islanders (islanders.nhl.com). If your guy loves baseball surprise him with a weekend trip to spring training in Florida. The Mets (newyork.mets.mlb.com) offer spring training packages and tickets to certain Yankees (newyork.yankees.mlb.com) spring training games are available.

3. Beer Making Kit: If you are buying for someone who enjoys a good brew this Beer Making Kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop available at Williams-Sonoma ($39.95, 2044 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 631-537-3040 www.williams-sonoma.com) includes a step-by-step instructions guide to make your own and three choices to brew including an Everyday IPA, Summer Wheat and Bruxelles Blonde. The brewing process takes about thirty days and produces 1 gallon of beer.

Ulitimate Gaming Set and Randy Jackson Guitar. (Courtesy Photo)

4. Ultimate Gaming Set: This gaming set from Pottery Barn ($179, www.potterybarn.com) has three classic games fit in one grand wooden box. The reversible mahogany board has chess/checkers on one side, and backgammon on the reverse. The inside compartments hold wood chips, dice, chess pieces and a cup.

5. Randy Jackson Guitar: American Idol judge Randy Jackson recently released a limited edition guitar collection available at HSN ($349.95, www.hsn.com) perfect for any aspiring musician in your life. Choose from acoustic/electric or electric in pearlized black, candy apple red, "Randy" blue and tobacco.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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