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Gift Guide 2012 

100 gift ideas from over 60 local shops

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Darkotic Splattering Targets 99 cents

Ready, aim … admire! These grotesque, zombie-themed targets explode in a white halo around the bullet hole, but at under a buck each, they’ll make even more striking wall décor.
Smith & Edwards, 3936 N. 2000 West, Ogden, 801-731-1120,
Table Snake $20
These sleek snakes, made by Scott Mitchell Studio, can simply serve as a sneaky decoration or be a creepy-crawly paperweight to remind him to always look out for snakes in the grass—or the workplace.
Utah Artist Hands, 61 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-355-0206,
Padron Cigars $5-$60
Cigars definitely aren’t the healthiest thing to celebrate with after sealing a huge business deal or becoming a father, but carrot sticks just don’t look as cool. Padron Cigars are great for both seasoned and first-time cigar smokers, with hints of barnyard, spice and chocolate.
Jeanie’s Smoke Shop, 156 S. State, Salt Lake City, 801-532-9001,

Bongos $69-$89

Help him channel Matthew McConaughey with a bongo, ideal for entertaining at parties or stealing some “me” time in the back of a closet.
Dancing Crane Imports, 673 Simpson Ave. (2240 South), Salt Lake City, 801-486-1129,

Man-Cans $9.50

When he (and, OK, maybe you too) tire of the cloying candle scents of vanilla sugar cookie and warm winter apple, he can turn to the manly aromas provided by Man-Cans, like new mitt, campfire, cut grass, New York-style pizza, bacon and even gunpowder and sawdust.
DesignIt Interiors, 775 N. Main, Springville, 801-489-5898,

Skullcandy Slyr Gaming Headset $79.99

Skullcandy is bringing sexy back to gaming with these new-and-improved sleek headsets. The entry-level Slyr is compatible with PS3, Xbox and PC gaming, with a boom mic, stereo sound and volume controls on the cord that will let him adjust how much of the game he wants to hear and how much of his friends he wants to hear.
Graywhale, Multiple locations,

Jack the Ripper Lavatory Mist $12

If there’s one good thing about guys being so open and unashamed about their bodily functions, it’s that they probably won’t take offense at this gift, which promises to instantly eliminate “that which reeks” with the help of sage and green apple. Phew!
Got Beauty, 900 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2090,

Gas Pump Liquor Dispenser $34.00

If your guy and his friends have moved on from the hilarity of the beer bong, they can now drink with a sense of refined novelty. This liquor dispenser makes it easy and fun for party guests to mix their own cocktails. Fill ‘er up.
Blue Boutique, Multiple locations,

Lego Ninja Clock $39.95

When it comes to habitual late-risers, specialized help is sometimes required. This Lego ninja has the chops. But despite his imposing (and detachable) 11-inch sword, he’s easy to disable—simply press down on his head to snooze or check the time.
Cabin Fever, Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, 801-363-0828,

Toy Car Box $6.99-$15.99
Your inner Grinch might be tempted to toss those random baseball cards and toy cars that he’s clung to all these years; instead, give him a place to stash those mementos of childhood that’ll be up your alley and his. Vroom, vroom!
UMFA Gift Shop, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-581-7332,

Backpacks $35-$66

Drawing inspiration both from rugged mountaineering and ‘90s neon, a new backpack can erase the bad memories of the overly large, 20-zippered, spine-crushing backpacks he carried around in high school.
Called to Surf, 15 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City, 801-456-1406; 4801 N. University Ave., Provo, 801-224-8400,

Whisky Stones $24
If he’s truly got the stones to drink straight whisky, the last thing he wants is melty ice water at the bottom of the glass. These reusable soapstone cubes will keep his spirits cool without tainting their taste.
Olive & Tweed, 608 Main, Park City, 435-649-9392,
Bike Chain Bowl $84.95
[image-103] Handmade in Oregon from recycled bike chain, this hefty bowl is a perfect place to toss keys and spare change once the chains of the workday have been loosened.
Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery Inc., 3295 S. 2000 East, Salt Lake City,

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