Cooler weather calls for leather. The low-heeled, rugged design makes these boots a year-round classic — $228 at Truck Stop Clothing (2209 Magazine St., 302-1895).
He can wail away his holiday troubles with this stainless steel harmonica — $12 at House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com).
One of these wooden cigar cutters is a classy, functional accessory for any cigar aficionado — $19.95 at Don Juan Cigar Company (3200 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-8591; www.donjuancigar.com).
Honor soldiers with this historic tribute to World War II. Add your veteran's photos and stories for a personal touch — $44.96 for members, $49.95 for non-members at The National World War II Museum (945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www.nationalww2museum.org).
Create caddy envy on any course with this nutty golf bag accent, a fun and functional accessory for guys who have the guts to let it all hang out — $15 at Orient Expressed (3905 Magazine St., Suite 1, 899-3060; www.orientexpressed.com).
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Never miss a kickoff with this spirited Who Dat wristwatch. It keeps accurate time, because every second matters — $99 at Fisher and Sons Jewelers (5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 885-4956; www.fisherandsonsjewelers.com).
Fuel your spirit in style with this LSU-themed Zippo lighter, a functional accessory that sparks the eye of the tiger — $32.95 at Uptown Smokes (4226 Magazine St., 309-3926).
Make your mark with this sleek and sporty ink pen. The intricate redfish design accents a high-gloss finish — $65 at Mignon Faget (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 524-2973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-2244; 3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; www.mignonfaget.com).
Keep him on the edge of his seat with New Orleans Arena's(1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com) Five at the Hive packages. Buy tickets to four Hornets home games and get the fifth one free. Plans start at $68 and can be purchased online at www.hornets.com or by calling 525-4667.
Whether you're nature watching or in the Superdome's nosebleed section, these binoculars will bring everything into sharp focus. Binoculars start at $34.99 at Lakeside Camera Photoworks (3508 21st St., Metairie, 885-8660; 2121 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-1776; www.lakesidecamera.com).
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If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, slip an Antoine's gift card in his wallet and pick up the tab tonight. Coffee mug, $11.95, and cap, $14.95 at Antoine's Restaurant (713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com).
Man's best friend deserves the best. Soothing shampoos and supplements nourish a dog's mind, body and fur — shampoo, $23.62, conditioner, $15.99 at Pet Care Center (2212 David Drive, Metairie, 887-2999; www.petcarecenterinc.com).