The Buro guide to: buying your man a Christmas present
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By which we mean the holy trinity of Visa, Mastercard and Amex. This is the time of year to spoil that person who rocks your world, rattles your headboard and in the words of Aretha Franklin "makes you feel like a natural woman". And don't even try to give us that 'he's so hard to buy for' line. The only thing he will adore more than these presents is you.
1. The Grovemade Maple Macbook Sleeve, $137, grovemade.com
Laser cut geometrics on the outside, German felt on the inside and made entirely by hand in where else but Portland, this sleeve is a stylish alternative to all the neoprene or leather you see in cubicle corporate land.
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2. One Crowded Hour Hemingway Rucksack, $360, onecrowdedhour.bigcartel.com
This hand-crafted leather backpack is big enough to fit a week's worth of clothing, passports and tech but small enough to qualify for carry-on baggage. Crafted by hand, it will get better looking as it ages and is named after one of the most voracious travellers of all time. Tick, tick and tick.
3. By Kilian Intoxicated, $379, libertineparfumerie.com.au
From the deco cigar box presentation to the stark black bottle, this fragrance reeks of quality. We're talking Turkish coffee, green cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon in a blend that will make your head spin. Far and away, Buro's favourite men's scent of the year.
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4. Apple iPad Pro, from $1249, apple.com/au
Big in all the right places - we're talking almost 13 inches - this monster-sized iPad is especially good for watching films - so Netflix and chill will probably mean exactly that. It's also light and offers magnificent resolution. Add a wireless keyboard and you've got a working laptop. To keep things on trend opt for the rose gold model.
5. Saturdays New York City Standard Underline T-shirt, $70, maplestore.com.au
So maybe the relationship isn't $300 serious yet. We like that this tee finds the middle ground between basic and playful and will suit most any outfit or colouring.
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6. Tanner Goods Nokori Folding Chair, $762, tannergoods.com
Nothing says 'I think we should live together' like furniture and this handsome timber and leather chair is sanded and finished by hand. What the hey, buy two and make your dreams come true.
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