No Clue What to Buy for Your Guy this Holiday Season? Go Vintage.

Categories: Style/Fashion

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Photos by Cherise Luter
A wide assortment of prints at Antique Pavillion
In one week's time, the holiday season will officially be upon us. The only thing that heralds ye olde ChrismaHanuKwanza is my eating my weight in fried turkey and pecan pie, then people watching on Black Friday as complete strangers tackle each other for megasized TVs. Fun times.

Once the season has begun, I usually gorge on gift giving how to's and top ten articles hoping to find the holy grail for my list of loved ones. But this year, not so much. While antiquing with my loving and ever patient husband one Saturday afternoon, he spotted an antique typewriter and said, "I'd love this as a gift." BINGO! Light bulbs and fireworks went off in my brain. I am going to shop vintage this year.

Shopping vintage, resale or antiques is the best of both worlds. I get to do what I love, which is browse stores in Montrose and the Heights for hours, and I get to give the people I love something really original and, in most cases, one of kind.

So, I set out to find a few vintage gifts ideas. With the expert help of stylist Dawn Bell of Houston Vintage fame and the wonderful people of Grace Hart & Company, Vinal Edge Records and Antiques & Interiors at the Pavillion, I think I nailed it.

The Gentleman

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Antique shot gun cigarette lighter by Antiques Pavillion, Crow & Co.
Think shopping for Don Draper. Go to items include anything seen in an old time gentleman's club or really good steak house.
Desk or office decor
Bar set for gentlemanly liquor consumption
Antique Flasks
Vintage Designer Ties - found a great Halston thanks to Height of Vintage Esty Shop

Chic Geek

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Lots of comic books at Grace Hart & Co.
If you see it and say, "this is cool!" buy it. This guy attends ComicCon yearly and his heros include Kevin Smith and Chris Hardwick.
Sci Fi Books
Comic Books
Vintage Electronics
Vintage Games and Gaming Systems
Sci Fi Movie Posters
His ticket to ComicCon next year - threw that one in for good measure

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