Discover Gifts Worth Giving: Friends

From whisky stones to happy socks, premium gift picks for your right-hand man


They’ve got your back throughout the year, so now’s the time to get them something special.


Pierrepont Hicks Tie

For a sartorial friend, this slim tie
is equipped with just the right amount of go-to-hell two-tone flair. The tartan English wool accessory is made in New York by Pierrepont Hicks. ($82)


Whisky Stones

Avoid diluting precious scotch by substituting ice with these whisky stones from Uncommon Goods. Your Scotch whisky-loving friend will thank you with each perfectly chilled sip. ($20)

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Happy Socks X Opening Ceremony

You’ll never feel down with a pair of Happy Socks, and this recent collaboration
with Opening Ceremony is about as loud and smile-inducing as any in the brand’s lineup. They’re a great boost for your downer friend to cheer her up this winter. ($50)

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PickUrPine Toothpick Holder

It’s a toothpick holder
in the shape of a porcupine. It’s hilarious, adorable, and a great desk accessory for those of us who eat an unhealthy amount of corn on the cob. (10 £)

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Davek Note Bag

One of the many advantages of mobile computing is that you no longer have to carry around a massive bag. This slim “Note Bag” by Davek is made with tablets and readers in mind, and its ballistic nylon construction will take the brunt of long city commutes. ($149)