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Top 25 Christmas Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Christmas 2020 is fast approaching and there is only one question on everyone’s mind: what do we do about all the men? We jest, of course. But one thing is certainly true. Most Christmas gift lists are populated with quite a few loved ones that just happen to be of the male persuasion. You could potentially be shopping for your husband, boyfriend or father, your son, grandson or brother, other family members, good friends, neighbors, co-workers… whew! Perhaps that “what do we do about all the men” question is credible after all.

Seriously though, men haven’t always been the easiest people to buy Christmas presents for. There are only so many scarfs and sweaters a person can wear. And, chances are, he won’t be that enthusiastic about showing off his new accessory to his buddies. Luckily, there is an entire universe of untapped holiday gifts just waiting to be discovered – even includes apparel that you can’t find in stores. Distinctive gifts that appeal to his specific passions. Gifts that, upon being unwrapped on Christmas day, are likely to get his attention in a way that can only be described as wonder, excitement, and “Best. Gift. Ever.”

Of course, we understand that all men are unique with their own unique interests. And that is exactly why we’ve put together a pretty substantial and diverse list of the Top 25 Christmas gifts for men. Hopefully, this highly curated shopping list will help you find the perfect gifts for all the men on your list. Simply take a moment, think about who you’re shopping for, consider their interests, their hobbies, their style, and then dig into this great collection of men’s collectibles, jewelry, and awesome additions to his mancave. You just might be surprised, and they certainly will be.

1. NFL Decanter Set

For football fans! Choose his team to be featured on this officially licensed NFL barware set. Includes four 12K gold-rimmed glass tumblers and a matching decanter with a fully sculpted helmet stopper. Arrives with a satin-lined gift box, ideal for Christmas gift giving.

2. NFL Pilsner Glass Set

A great addition to his home bar or study! Choose the NFL team to be featured in this officially licensed 4-piece Pilsner glass set. Each glass displays a different icon, along with vivid colors. Plus, the set comes in a satin-lined gift box to make your holiday gift giving a snap.

3. STAR WARS Darth Vader Stein

STAR WARS™ fans only! If you want to make him the most excited man in the entire galaxy, just wait until you give him this Heirloom Porcelain stein with full color Darth Vader™ artwork, a TIE Advanced x1 Fighter topper and a light saber handle.

4. MARVEL CAPTAIN AMERICA Classic Sculpture

Let MARVEL save Christmas! CAPTAIN AMERICA rides for freedom in this star-spangled sculpture. MARVEL fans and collectors will thrill at the intricate details of this masterpiece. And wait until he sees this – the headlights and taillights really light up!

5. STAR WARS Express Train Collection

The gift that keeps giving! Impress a STAR WARS fan with this officially licensed electric train collection featuring specially commissioned art by the legendary Steve Anderson. FREE power pack and track, and he’ll get a new issue every month or two or so.

6. NFL Floor Lamp

Mancave essential! Pick his favorite football team to be featured on this 5-foot tall statement lamp. Officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC, it displays team colors and logos on its 4-sided fabric shade and turns on and off with a convenient floor switch.

7. Ghostbusters Cuckoo Clock

Bustin’ up the holidays for movie lovers! The classic ’80s movie comes to life with this action-packed wall clock featuring light-up “proton streams,” iconic Ghostbusters™ sounds and high-relief sculpts of Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston, Slimer and Stay Puft.

8. NFL Illuminated Atomic Wall Clock: Choose Your Team

It’s always game time! He’ll never lose a second with this first-of-its-kind atomic clock, officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC. It lights up automatically, shows off his favorite football team and is completely self-setting, tied to the official U.S. time source in Fort Collins, CO.

9. Corvette: Oh What Fun It Is to Drive Tabletop Christmas Tree

A motorhead’s dream come true! Put a classic Vette under the tree with a handcrafted tribute that actually IS a Christmas tree. Revved up with 5 different iconic models and crowned with a logo topper, this light-up sculpture makes engine sounds too

10. HOGWARTS Express Train Collection

Next stop: HOGWARTS™! Does he love HARRY POTTER™? This exciting electric train delivers non-stop enchantment, from PLATFORM 9-3/4™, all the way to HOGWARTS. Plus, the collection includes FREE track, power pack and controller.

11. Armed Forces Levitating Tribute Sculpture

For the military man! Choose his branch of service to be honored in this unique tribute. Won’t he be amazed to witness the stirring salute as the iconic symbol of his military branch floats and spins in midair, dramatically lit with a reverent glow from the base.

12. Greatest Aircraft of WWII Zippo® Lighter Collection

Ideal for history buffs! Aficionados of World War II will love this tribute to its historic aircraft, commemorated on genuine Zippo® lighters. Best of all, he can show off his lighters in a dramatic display topped with a sculptural B-17 Bomber. Limited edition of 8,000!

13. U.S. Military Air Force Men’s Jacket

Bold military style! Your U.S. Air Force man will look handsome in this vintage-style leather bomber jacket. Emblazoned with retro-look patches, a detachable faux shearling collar and a warm woven lining, it’s sure to make an impression beneath the tree. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

14. For My Firefighter Men’s Watch

A hero’s holiday! The firefighter in your life will certainly be impressed with this sharp-looking chronograph watch. Handcrafted of stainless steel, it features the iconic Maltese cross and is engraved with the “For My Firefighter” poem. Gift box included for gift giving.

15. Signature John Wayne Stockade Men’s Jacket

Dress like The Duke! If he loves John Wayne, imagine his thrill unwrapping this cotton canvas jacket inspired by the one he wore in films. Ready for the streets of the Old West, it’s flannel-lined with a corduroy collar and sports a faux leather patch with the icon’s replica signature. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

16. John Wayne Replica Men’s Vest

Make it a cowboy Christmas! Just like the stockade jacket above, this rugged leather and suede vest shows off the same western style worn by that handsome star of the silver screen, John Wayne. Features a notched label, welt pockets and cotton lining. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

17. Alien® Zippo® Lighter Collection

Xenomorph alert! Get your sci-fi movie fan started in the ultimate collection. These genuine Zippo® lighters feature frightful imagery from the 1979 classic “Alien®” showcased in a nightmare display that must be seen to be believed. Limited edition of 8,000!

18. God Is My Strength Diamond Pendant Necklace

Champion his faith! Give him a reminder of God’s protection with this solid stainless-steel necklace. The handsome cross pendant is inlayed with rich black onyx and sparkles with a genuine diamond. Includes an inspiring inscription and gift box.

19. Today, Tomorrow and Always My Love Diamond Bracelet

Perfect for husbands or boyfriends! Tell him you love him with this stainless-steel engraved bracelet he’ll be proud to wear. It’s enhanced with 24K-gold ion-plated accents, 3 genuine diamonds symbolizing the sentiment, and comes with a gift box for Christmas gift giving.

20. Heart of a Lion Ring

Appeal to his strong protector qualities! Roar into the holiday season with this bold ring featuring a sculpted lion head with black sapphire eyes. Handcrafted with 24K gold ion-plated stainless steel. Arrives with a custom gift box to present him with on Christmas.

21. American Biker Ring

Perfect for bikers! Does he have a thirst for the open road? Give him this handcrafted ring sporting a sculpted chopper, eagle and flag against a genuine black sapphire background. Makes a bold Christmas gift when presented with its custom gift box.

22. Armor of God Sculpture

An inspiring gift of faith! This museum-quality knight sculpture exemplifies the strength and power of the Lord. Presented in cold-cast bronze, it includes a 24K gold-plated Challenge Coin he can remove and carry as a constant reminder of God’s presence.

23. The U.S. Army Core Values Coin Collection

For a special soldier! The core values of the U.S. Army are dramatically depicted on these real metal Challenge Coins. Gleaming with 24K gold plating, the entire collection can be displayed in the custom glass-covered display box. Limited edition of 5,000!

24. Budweiser Heirloom Tap Handle Collection

Tap into his passions! Help him elevate his mancave with this officially licensed Budweiser tap handle collection. He will get a different vintage-era sculpted tap handle every about every month or so and can show them all off in the solid wood display rack.

25. Honor and Respect Sculpture

For your man in blue! He will love this dramatic expression of law enforcement’s values, featuring a finely sculpted eagle clutching the symbolic Thin Blue Line flag in its talons. Plus, a portion of the proceeds is donated to first responders and their families.

Did you see anything he might like? Or him? Or him?! Chances are you still have a few men left to purchase gifts for this Christmas. Depending on their interests, hobbies, and passions, any of these 25 great gifts could potentially be just the thing to make them feel special this holiday. To know you put some extra thought into the selection. We hope our hand-picked list of extraordinary Christmas presents helped make your shopping at least a little easier. And we hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season filled with peace, joy and love. Merry Christmas!

Check out our 2020 Christmas gift guide to find gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Banksy in Boston: Overview of the NO LOITRIN piece on Essex St in Central Square, Cambridge
Gift Ideas
Image by Chris Devers
Interestingly, both of the Boston area Banksy pieces are on Essex St:

F̶O̶L̶L̶O̶W̶ ̶Y̶O̶U̶R̶ ̶D̶R̶E̶A̶M̶S̶ CANCELLED (aka chimney sweep) in Chinatown, Boston
NO LOITRIN in Central Square, Cambridge.

Does that mean anything? It looks like he favors Essex named streets & roads when he can. In 2008, he did another notable Essex work in London, for example, and posters on the Banksy Forums picked up & discussed on the Essex link as well.

Is there an Essex Street in any of the other nearby towns? It looks like there are several: Brookline, Charlestown, Chelsea, Gloucester, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lynn, Medford, Melrose, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Somerville, Swampscott, and Waltham. Most of these seem improbable to me, other than maybe Brookline, or maybe Somerville or Charlestown. But they start getting pretty suburban after that.

But, again, why "Essex"? In a comment on this photo, Birbeck helps clarify:

I can only surmise that he’s having a ‘dig’ at Essex UK, especially with the misspelling of ‘Loitering’. Here, the general view of the urban districts in Essex: working class but with right wing views; that they’re not the most intellectual bunch; rather obsessed with fashion (well, their idea of it); their place of worship is the shopping mall; enjoy rowdy nights out; girls are thought of as being dumb, fake blonde hair/tans and promiscuous; and guys are good at the ‘chit chat’, and swagger around showing off their dosh (money).

It was also the region that once had Europe’s largest Ford motor factory. In its heyday, 1 in 3 British cars were made in Dagenham, Essex. Pay was good for such unskilled labour, generations worked mind-numbing routines on assembly lines for 80 years. In 2002 the recession ended the dream.

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This photo appeared on the Banksy forums.

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Banksy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Banksy
Birth name
Unknown

Born
1974 or 1975 (1974 or 1975), Bristol, UK[1]

Nationality
British

Field
Graffiti
Street Art
Bristol underground scene
Sculpture

Movement
Anti-Totalitarianism
Anti-capitalism
Pacifism
Anti-War
Anarchism
Atheism
Anti-Fascism

Works
Naked Man Image
One Nation Under CCTV
Anarchist Rat
Ozone’s Angel
Pulp Fiction

Banksy is a pseudonymous[2][3][4] British graffiti artist. He is believed to be a native of Yate, South Gloucestershire, near Bristol[2] and to have been born in 1974,[5] but his identity is unknown.[6] According to Tristan Manco[who?], Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s."[7] His artworks are often satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stencilling technique, is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris and members of the anarcho-punk band Crass who maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His art has appeared in cities around the world.[8] Banksy’s work was born out of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.

Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti.[9] Art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder.[10]

Banksy’s first film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, billed as "the world’s first street art disaster movie", made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[11] The film was released in the UK on March 5.[12]

Contents

1 Career
•• 1.1 2000
•• 1.2 2002
•• 1.3 2003
•• 1.4 2004
•• 1.5 2005
•• 1.6 2006
•• 1.7 2007
•• 1.8 2008
•• 1.9 2009
•• 1.10 2010
2 Notable art pieces
3 Technique
4 Identity
5 Controversy
6 Bibliography
7 References
8 External links

Career

Banksy started as a freehand graffiti artist 1992–1994[14] as one of Bristol’s DryBreadZ Crew (DBZ), with Kato and Tes.[15] He was inspired by local artists and his work was part of the larger Bristol underground scene. From the start he used stencils as elements of his freehand pieces, too.[14] By 2000 he had turned to the art of stencilling after realising how much less time it took to complete a piece. He claims he changed to stencilling whilst he was hiding from the police under a train carriage, when he noticed the stencilled serial number[16] and by employing this technique, he soon became more widely noticed for his art around Bristol and London.[16]

Stencil on the waterline of The Thekla, an entertainment boat in central Bristol – (wider view). The image of Death is based on a 19th century etching illustrating the pestilence of The Great Stink.[17]

Banksy’s stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. Subjects often include rats, monkeys, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly.

In late 2001, on a trip to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, he met up with the Gen-X pastellist, visual activist, and recluse James DeWeaver in Byron Bay[clarification needed], where he stencilled a parachuting rat with a clothes peg on its nose above a toilet at the Arts Factory Lodge. This stencil can no longer be located. He also makes stickers (the Neighbourhood Watch subvert) and sculpture (the murdered phone-box), and was responsible for the cover art of Blur’s 2003 album Think Tank.

2000

The album cover for Monk & Canatella‘s Do Community Service was conceived and illustrated by Banksy, based on his contribution to the "Walls on fire" event in Bristol 1998.[18][citation needed]

2002

On 19 July 2002, Banksy’s first Los Angeles exhibition debuted at 33 1/3 Gallery, a small Silverlake venue owned by Frank Sosa. The exhibition, entitled Existencilism, was curated by 33 1/3 Gallery, Malathion, Funk Lazy Promotions, and B+.[19]

2003

In 2003 in an exhibition called Turf War, held in a warehouse, Banksy painted on animals. Although the RSPCA declared the conditions suitable, an animal rights activist chained herself to the railings in protest.[20] He later moved on to producing subverted paintings; one example is Monet‘s Water Lily Pond, adapted to include urban detritus such as litter and a shopping trolley floating in its reflective waters; another is Edward Hopper‘s Nighthawks, redrawn to show that the characters are looking at a British football hooligan, dressed only in his Union Flag underpants, who has just thrown an object through the glass window of the cafe. These oil paintings were shown at a twelve-day exhibition in Westbourne Grove, London in 2005.[21]

2004

In August 2004, Banksy produced a quantity of spoof British £10 notes substituting the picture of the Queen’s head with Princess Diana‘s head and changing the text "Bank of England" to "Banksy of England." Someone threw a large wad of these into a crowd at Notting Hill Carnival that year, which some recipients then tried to spend in local shops. These notes were also given with invitations to a Santa’s Ghetto exhibition by Pictures on Walls. The individual notes have since been selling on eBay for about £200 each. A wad of the notes were also thrown over a fence and into the crowd near the NME signing tent at The Reading Festival. A limited run of 50 signed posters containing ten uncut notes were also produced and sold by Pictures on Walls for £100 each to commemorate the death of Princess Diana. One of these sold in October 2007 at Bonhams auction house in London for £24,000.

2005

In August 2005, Banksy, on a trip to the Palestinian territories, created nine images on Israel’s highly controversial West Bank barrier. He reportedly said "The Israeli government is building a wall surrounding the occupied Palestinian territories. It stands three times the height of the Berlin Wall and will eventually run for over 700km—the distance from London to Zurich. "[22]

2006

• Banksy held an exhibition called Barely Legal, billed as a "three day vandalised warehouse extravaganza" in Los Angeles, on the weekend of 16 September. The exhibition featured a live "elephant in a room", painted in a pink and gold floral wallpaper pattern.[23]
• After Christina Aguilera bought an original of Queen Victoria as a lesbian and two prints for £25,000,[24] on 19 October 2006 a set of Kate Moss paintings sold in Sotheby’s London for £50,400, setting an auction record for Banksy’s work. The six silk-screen prints, featuring the model painted in the style of Andy Warhol‘s Marilyn Monroe pictures, sold for five times their estimated value. His stencil of a green Mona Lisa with real paint dripping from her eyes sold for £57,600 at the same auction.[25]
• In December, journalist Max Foster coined the phrase, "the Banksy Effect", to illustrate how interest in other street artists was growing on the back of Banksy’s success.[26]

2007

• On 21 February 2007, Sotheby’s auction house in London auctioned three works, reaching the highest ever price for a Banksy work at auction: over £102,000 for his Bombing Middle England. Two of his other graffiti works, Balloon Girl and Bomb Hugger, sold for £37,200 and £31,200 respectively, which were well above their estimated prices.[27] The following day’s auction saw a further three Banksy works reach soaring prices: Ballerina With Action Man Parts reached £96,000; Glory sold for £72,000; Untitled (2004) sold for £33,600; all significantly above estimated values.[28] To coincide with the second day of auctions, Banksy updated his website with a new image of an auction house scene showing people bidding on a picture that said, "I Can’t Believe You Morons Actually Buy This Shit."[6]
• In February 2007, the owners of a house with a Banksy mural on the side in Bristol decided to sell the house through Red Propeller art gallery after offers fell through because the prospective buyers wanted to remove the mural. It is listed as a mural which comes with a house attached.[29]
• In April 2007, Transport for London painted over Banksy’s iconic image of a scene from Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction, with Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta clutching bananas instead of guns. Although the image was very popular, Transport for London claimed that the "graffiti" created "a general atmosphere of neglect and social decay which in turn encourages crime" and their staff are "professional cleaners not professional art critics".[30] Banksy tagged the same site again (pictured at right). This time the actors were portrayed as holding real guns instead of bananas, but they were adorned with banana costumes. Banksy made a tribute art piece over this second Pulp Fiction piece. The tribute was for 19-year-old British graffiti artist Ozone, who was hit by an underground train in Barking, East London, along with fellow artist Wants, on 12 January 2007.[31] The piece was of an angel wearing a bullet-proof vest, holding a skull. He also wrote a note on his website, saying:

The last time I hit this spot I painted a crap picture of two men in banana costumes waving hand guns. A few weeks later a writer called Ozone completely dogged it and then wrote ‘If it’s better next time I’ll leave it’ in the bottom corner. When we lost Ozone we lost a fearless graffiti writer and as it turns out a pretty perceptive art critic. Ozone – rest in peace.[citation needed]

Ozone’s Angel

• On 27 April 2007, a new record high for the sale of Banksy’s work was set with the auction of the work Space Girl & Bird fetching £288,000 (US6,000), around 20 times the estimate at Bonhams of London.[32]
• On 21 May 2007 Banksy gained the award for Art’s Greatest living Briton. Banksy, as expected, did not turn up to collect his award, and continued with his notoriously anonymous status.
• On 4 June 2007, it was reported that Banksy’s The Drinker had been stolen.[33][34]
• In October 2007, most of his works offered for sale at Bonhams auction house in London sold for more than twice their reserve price.[35]

• Banksy has published a "manifesto" on his website.[36] The text of the manifesto is credited as the diary entry of one Lieutenant Colonel Mervin Willett Gonin, DSO, which is exhibited in the Imperial War Museum. It describes how a shipment of lipstick to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp immediately after its liberation at the end of World War II helped the internees regain their humanity. However, as of 18 January 2008, Banksy’s Manifesto has been substituted with Graffiti Heroes #03 that describes Peter Chappell’s graffiti quest of the 1970s that worked to free George Davis of his imprisonment.[37] By 12 August 2009 he was relying on Emo Phillips’ "When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised God doesn’t work that way, so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
• A small number of Banksy’s works can be seen in the movie Children of Men, including a stenciled image of two policemen kissing and another stencil of a child looking down a shop.
• In the 2007 film Shoot ‘Em Up starring Clive Owen, Banksy’s tag can be seen on a dumpster in the film’s credits.
• Banksy, who deals mostly with Lazarides Gallery in London, claims that the exhibition at Vanina Holasek Gallery in New York (his first major exhibition in that city) is unauthorised. The exhibition featured 62 of his paintings and prints.[38]

2008

• In March, a stencilled graffiti work appeared on Thames Water tower in the middle of the Holland Park roundabout, and it was widely attributed to Banksy. It was of a child painting the tag "Take this Society" in bright orange. London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham spokesman, Councillor Greg Smith branded the art as vandalism, and ordered its immediate removal, which was carried out by H&F council workmen within three days.[39]
• Over the weekend 3–5 May in London, Banksy hosted an exhibition called The Cans Festival. It was situated on Leake Street, a road tunnel formerly used by Eurostar underneath London Waterloo station. Graffiti artists with stencils were invited to join in and paint their own artwork, as long as it didn’t cover anyone else’s.[40] Artists included Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, C215, Cartrain, Dolk, Dotmasters, J.Glover, Eine, Eelus, Hero, Pure evil, Jef Aérosol, Mr Brainwash, Tom Civil and Roadsworth.[citation needed]
• In late August 2008, marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the associated levee failure disaster, Banksy produced a series of works in New Orleans, Louisiana, mostly on buildings derelict since the disaster.[41]
• A stencil painting attributed to Banksy appeared at a vacant petrol station in the Ensley neighbourhood of Birmingham, Alabama on 29 August as Hurricane Gustav approached the New Orleans area. The painting depicting a hooded member of the Ku Klux Klan hanging from a noose was quickly covered with black spray paint and later removed altogether.[42]
• His first official exhibition in New York, the "Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill," opened 5 October 2008. The animatronic pets in the store window include a mother hen watching over her baby Chicken McNuggets as they peck at a barbecue sauce packet, and a rabbit putting makeup on in a mirror.[43]
• The Westminster City Council stated in October 2008 that the work "One Nation Under CCTV", painted in April 2008 will be painted over as it is graffiti. The council says it will remove any graffiti, regardless of the reputation of its creator, and specifically stated that Banksy "has no more right to paint graffiti than a child". Robert Davis, the chairman of the council planning committee told The Times newspaper: "If we condone this then we might as well say that any kid with a spray can is producing art". [44] The work was painted over in April 2009.
• In December 2008, The Little Diver, a Banksy image of a diver in a duffle coat in Melbourne Australia was vandalised. The image was protected by a sheet of clear perspex, however silver paint was poured behind the protective sheet and later tagged with the words "Banksy woz ere". The image was almost completely destroyed.[45].

2009

• May 2009, parts company with agent Steve Lazarides. Announces Pest Control [46] the handling service who act on his behalf will be the only point of sale for new works.
• On 13 June 2009, the Banksy UK Summer show opened at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, featuring more than 100 works of art, including animatronics and installations; it is his largest exhibition yet, featuring 78 new works.[47][48] Reaction to the show was positive, with over 8,500 visitors to the show on the first weekend.[49] Over the course of the twelve weeks, the exhibition has been visited over 300,000 times.[50]
• In September 2009, a Banksy work parodying the Royal Family was partially destroyed by Hackney Council after they served an enforcement notice for graffiti removal to the former address of the property owner. The mural had been commissioned for the 2003 Blur single "Crazy Beat" and the property owner, who had allowed the piece to be painted, was reported to have been in tears when she saw it was being painted over.[51]
• In December 2009, Banksy marked the end of the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference by painting four murals on global warming. One included "I don’t believe in global warming" which was submerged in water.[52]

2010

• The world premiere of the film Exit Through the Gift Shop occurred at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on 24 January. He created 10 street pieces around Park City and Salt Lake City to tie in with the screening.[53]
• In February, The Whitehouse public house in Liverpool, England, is sold for £114,000 at auction.[54] The side of the building has an image of a giant rat by Banksy.[55]
• In April 2010, Melbourne City Council in Australia reported that they had inadvertently ordered private contractors to paint over the last remaining Banksy art in the city. The image was of a rat descending in a parachute adorning the wall of an old council building behind the Forum Theatre. In 2008 Vandals had poured paint over a stencil of an old-fashioned diver wearing a trenchcoat. A council spokeswoman has said they would now rush through retrospective permits to protect other “famous or significant artworks” in the city.[56]
• In April 2010 to coincide with the premier of Exit through the Gift Shop in San Francisco, 5 of his pieces appeared in various parts of the city.[57] Banksy reportedly paid a Chinatown building owner for the use of their wall for one of his stencils.[58]
• In May 2010 to coincide with the release of "Exit Through the Gift Shop" in Chicago, one piece appeared in the city.

Notable art pieces

In addition to his artwork, Banksy has claimed responsibility for a number of high profile art pieces, including the following:

• At London Zoo, he climbed into the penguin enclosure and painted "We’re bored of fish" in seven foot high letters.[59]
• At Bristol Zoo, he left the message ‘I want out. This place is too cold. Keeper smells. Boring, boring, boring.’ in the elephant enclosure.[60]
• In March 2005, he placed subverted artworks in the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York.[61]
• He put up a subverted painting in London’s Tate Britain gallery.
• In May 2005 Banksy’s version of a primitive cave painting depicting a human figure hunting wildlife whilst pushing a shopping trolley was hung in gallery 49 of the British Museum, London. Upon discovery, they added it to their permanent collection.[62]

Near Bethlehem – 2005

• Banksy has sprayed "This is not a photo opportunity" on certain photograph spots.
• In August 2005, Banksy painted nine images on the Israeli West Bank barrier, including an image of a ladder going up and over the wall and an image of children digging a hole through the wall.[22][63][64][65]

See also: Other Banksy works on the Israeli West Bank barrier

• In April 2006, Banksy created a sculpture based on a crumpled red phone box with a pickaxe in its side, apparently bleeding, and placed it in a street in Soho, London. It was later removed by Westminster Council. BT released a press release, which said: "This is a stunning visual comment on BT’s transformation from an old-fashioned telecommunications company into a modern communications services provider."[66]
• In June 2006, Banksy created an image of a naked man hanging out of a bedroom window on a wall visible from Park Street in central Bristol. The image sparked some controversy, with the Bristol City Council leaving it up to the public to decide whether it should stay or go.[67] After an internet discussion in which 97% (all but 6 people) supported the stencil, the city council decided it would be left on the building.[67] The mural was later defaced with paint.[67]
• In August/September 2006, Banksy replaced up to 500 copies of Paris Hilton‘s debut CD, Paris, in 48 different UK record stores with his own cover art and remixes by Danger Mouse. Music tracks were given titles such as "Why am I Famous?", "What Have I Done?" and "What Am I For?". Several copies of the CD were purchased by the public before stores were able to remove them, some going on to be sold for as much as £750 on online auction websites such as eBay. The cover art depicted Paris Hilton digitally altered to appear topless. Other pictures feature her with a dog’s head replacing her own, and one of her stepping out of a luxury car, edited to include a group of homeless people, which included the caption "90% of success is just showing up".[68][69][70]
• In September 2006, Banksy dressed an inflatable doll in the manner of a Guantanamo Bay detainment camp prisoner (orange jumpsuit, black hood, and handcuffs) and then placed the figure within the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California.[71][72]

Technique

Asked about his technique, Banksy said:

“I use whatever it takes. Sometimes that just means drawing a moustache on a girl’s face on some billboard, sometimes that means sweating for days over an intricate drawing. Efficiency is the key.[73]

Stencils are traditionally hand drawn or printed onto sheets of acetate or card, before being cut out by hand. Because of the secretive nature of Banksy’s work and identity, it is uncertain what techniques he uses to generate the images in his stencils, though it is assumed he uses computers for some images due to the photocopy nature of much of his work.

He mentions in his book, Wall and Piece, that as he was starting to do graffiti, he was always too slow and was either caught or could never finish the art in the one sitting. So he devised a series of intricate stencils to minimise time and overlapping of the colour.

Identity

Banksy’s real name has been widely reported to be Robert or Robin Banks.[74][75][76] His year of birth has been given as 1974.[62]

Simon Hattenstone from Guardian Unlimited is one of the very few people to have interviewed him face-to-face. Hattenstone describes him as "a cross of Jimmy Nail and British rapper Mike Skinner" and "a 28 year old male who showed up wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a silver tooth, silver chain, and one silver earring".[77] In the same interview, Banksy revealed that his parents think their son is a painter and decorator.[77]

In May 2007, an extensive article written by Lauren Collins of the New Yorker re-opened the Banksy-identity controversy citing a 2004 photograph of the artist that was taken in Jamaica during the Two-Culture Clash project and later published in the Evening Standard in 2004.[6]

In October 2007, a story on the BBC website featured a photo allegedly taken by a passer-by in Bethnal Green, London, purporting to show Banksy at work with an assistant, scaffolding and a truck. The story confirms that Tower Hamlets Council in London has decided to treat all Banksy works as vandalism and remove them.[78]

In July 2008, it was claimed by The Mail on Sunday that Banksy’s real name is Robin Gunningham.[3][79] His agent has refused to confirm or deny these reports.

In May 2009, the Mail on Sunday once again speculated about Gunningham being Banksy after a "self-portrait" of a rat holding a sign with the word "Gunningham" shot on it was photographed in East London.[80] This "new Banksy rat" story was also picked up by The Times[81] and the Evening Standard.

Banksy, himself, states on his website:

“I am unable to comment on who may or may not be Banksy, but anyone described as being ‘good at drawing’ doesn’t sound like Banksy to me.[82]

Controversy

In 2004, Banksy walked into the Louvre in Paris and hung on a wall a picture he had painted resembling the Mona Lisa but with a yellow smiley face. Though the painting was hurriedly removed by the museum staff, it and its counterpart, temporarily on unknown display at the Tate Britain, were described by Banksy as "shortcuts". He is quoted as saying:

“To actually [have to] go through the process of having a painting selected must be quite boring. It’s a lot more fun to go and put your own one up.[83]

Peter Gibson, a spokesperson for Keep Britain Tidy, asserts that Banksy’s work is simple vandalism,[84] and Diane Shakespeare, an official for the same organization, was quoted as saying: "We are concerned that Banksy’s street art glorifies what is essentially vandalism".[6]

In June 2007 Banksy created a circle of plastic portable toilets, said to resemble Stonehenge at the Glastonbury Festival. As this was in the same field as the "sacred circle" it was felt by many to be inappropriate and his installation was itself vandalized before the festival even opened. However, the intention had always been for people to climb on and interact with it.[citation needed] The installation was nicknamed "Portaloo Sunset" and "Bog Henge" by Festival goers. Michael Eavis admitted he wasn’t fond of it, and the portaloos were removed before the 2008 festival.

In 2010, an artistic feud developed between Banksy and his rival King Robbo after Banksy painted over a 24-year old Robbo piece on the banks of London’s Regent Canal. In retaliation several Banksy pieces in London have been painted over by ‘Team Robbo’.[85][86]

Also in 2010, government workers accidentally painted over a Banksy art piece, a famed "parachuting-rat" stencil, in Australia’s Melbourne CBD. [87]

Bibliography

Banksy has self-published several books that contain photographs of his work in various countries as well as some of his canvas work and exhibitions, accompanied by his own writings:

• Banksy, Banging Your Head Against A Brick Wall (2001) ISBN 978-0-95417040-0
• Banksy, Existencilism (2002) ISBN 978-0-95417041-7
• Banksy, Cut it Out (2004) ISBN 978-0-95449600-5
• Banksy, Wall and Piece (2005) ISBN 978-1-84413786-2
• Banksy, Pictures of Walls (2005) ISBN 978-0-95519460-3

Random House published Wall and Piece in 2005. It contains a combination of images from his three previous books, as well as some new material.[16]

Two books authored by others on his work were published in 2006 & 2007:

• Martin Bull, Banksy Locations and Tours: A Collection of Graffiti Locations and Photographs in London (2006 – with new editions in 2007 and 2008) ISBN 978-0-95547120-9.
• Steve Wright, Banksy’s Bristol: Home Sweet Home (2007) ISBN 978-1906477004

External links

Official website
Banksy street work photos

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Top 25 Christmas Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Christmas 2020 is fast approaching and there is only one question on everyone’s mind: what do we do about all the men? We jest, of course. But one thing is certainly true. Most Christmas gift lists are populated with quite a few loved ones that just happen to be of the male persuasion. You could potentially be shopping for your husband, boyfriend or father, your son, grandson or brother, other family members, good friends, neighbors, co-workers… whew! Perhaps that “what do we do about all the men” question is credible after all.

Seriously though, men haven’t always been the easiest people to buy Christmas presents for. There are only so many scarfs and sweaters a person can wear. And, chances are, he won’t be that enthusiastic about showing off his new accessory to his buddies. Luckily, there is an entire universe of untapped holiday gifts just waiting to be discovered – even includes apparel that you can’t find in stores. Distinctive gifts that appeal to his specific passions. Gifts that, upon being unwrapped on Christmas day, are likely to get his attention in a way that can only be described as wonder, excitement, and “Best. Gift. Ever.”

Of course, we understand that all men are unique with their own unique interests. And that is exactly why we’ve put together a pretty substantial and diverse list of the Top 25 Christmas gifts for men. Hopefully, this highly curated shopping list will help you find the perfect gifts for all the men on your list. Simply take a moment, think about who you’re shopping for, consider their interests, their hobbies, their style, and then dig into this great collection of men’s collectibles, jewelry, and awesome additions to his mancave. You just might be surprised, and they certainly will be.

1. NFL Decanter Set

For football fans! Choose his team to be featured on this officially licensed NFL barware set. Includes four 12K gold-rimmed glass tumblers and a matching decanter with a fully sculpted helmet stopper. Arrives with a satin-lined gift box, ideal for Christmas gift giving.

2. NFL Pilsner Glass Set

A great addition to his home bar or study! Choose the NFL team to be featured in this officially licensed 4-piece Pilsner glass set. Each glass displays a different icon, along with vivid colors. Plus, the set comes in a satin-lined gift box to make your holiday gift giving a snap.

3. STAR WARS Darth Vader Stein

STAR WARS™ fans only! If you want to make him the most excited man in the entire galaxy, just wait until you give him this Heirloom Porcelain stein with full color Darth Vader™ artwork, a TIE Advanced x1 Fighter topper and a light saber handle.

4. MARVEL CAPTAIN AMERICA Classic Sculpture

Let MARVEL save Christmas! CAPTAIN AMERICA rides for freedom in this star-spangled sculpture. MARVEL fans and collectors will thrill at the intricate details of this masterpiece. And wait until he sees this – the headlights and taillights really light up!

5. STAR WARS Express Train Collection

The gift that keeps giving! Impress a STAR WARS fan with this officially licensed electric train collection featuring specially commissioned art by the legendary Steve Anderson. FREE power pack and track, and he’ll get a new issue every month or two or so.

6. NFL Floor Lamp

Mancave essential! Pick his favorite football team to be featured on this 5-foot tall statement lamp. Officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC, it displays team colors and logos on its 4-sided fabric shade and turns on and off with a convenient floor switch.

7. Ghostbusters Cuckoo Clock

Bustin’ up the holidays for movie lovers! The classic ’80s movie comes to life with this action-packed wall clock featuring light-up “proton streams,” iconic Ghostbusters™ sounds and high-relief sculpts of Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston, Slimer and Stay Puft.

8. NFL Illuminated Atomic Wall Clock: Choose Your Team

It’s always game time! He’ll never lose a second with this first-of-its-kind atomic clock, officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC. It lights up automatically, shows off his favorite football team and is completely self-setting, tied to the official U.S. time source in Fort Collins, CO.

9. Corvette: Oh What Fun It Is to Drive Tabletop Christmas Tree

A motorhead’s dream come true! Put a classic Vette under the tree with a handcrafted tribute that actually IS a Christmas tree. Revved up with 5 different iconic models and crowned with a logo topper, this light-up sculpture makes engine sounds too

10. HOGWARTS Express Train Collection

Next stop: HOGWARTS™! Does he love HARRY POTTER™? This exciting electric train delivers non-stop enchantment, from PLATFORM 9-3/4™, all the way to HOGWARTS. Plus, the collection includes FREE track, power pack and controller.

11. Armed Forces Levitating Tribute Sculpture

For the military man! Choose his branch of service to be honored in this unique tribute. Won’t he be amazed to witness the stirring salute as the iconic symbol of his military branch floats and spins in midair, dramatically lit with a reverent glow from the base.

12. Greatest Aircraft of WWII Zippo® Lighter Collection

Ideal for history buffs! Aficionados of World War II will love this tribute to its historic aircraft, commemorated on genuine Zippo® lighters. Best of all, he can show off his lighters in a dramatic display topped with a sculptural B-17 Bomber. Limited edition of 8,000!

13. U.S. Military Air Force Men’s Jacket

Bold military style! Your U.S. Air Force man will look handsome in this vintage-style leather bomber jacket. Emblazoned with retro-look patches, a detachable faux shearling collar and a warm woven lining, it’s sure to make an impression beneath the tree. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

14. For My Firefighter Men’s Watch

A hero’s holiday! The firefighter in your life will certainly be impressed with this sharp-looking chronograph watch. Handcrafted of stainless steel, it features the iconic Maltese cross and is engraved with the “For My Firefighter” poem. Gift box included for gift giving.

15. Signature John Wayne Stockade Men’s Jacket

Dress like The Duke! If he loves John Wayne, imagine his thrill unwrapping this cotton canvas jacket inspired by the one he wore in films. Ready for the streets of the Old West, it’s flannel-lined with a corduroy collar and sports a faux leather patch with the icon’s replica signature. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

16. John Wayne Replica Men’s Vest

Make it a cowboy Christmas! Just like the stockade jacket above, this rugged leather and suede vest shows off the same western style worn by that handsome star of the silver screen, John Wayne. Features a notched label, welt pockets and cotton lining. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

17. Alien® Zippo® Lighter Collection

Xenomorph alert! Get your sci-fi movie fan started in the ultimate collection. These genuine Zippo® lighters feature frightful imagery from the 1979 classic “Alien®” showcased in a nightmare display that must be seen to be believed. Limited edition of 8,000!

18. God Is My Strength Diamond Pendant Necklace

Champion his faith! Give him a reminder of God’s protection with this solid stainless-steel necklace. The handsome cross pendant is inlayed with rich black onyx and sparkles with a genuine diamond. Includes an inspiring inscription and gift box.

19. Today, Tomorrow and Always My Love Diamond Bracelet

Perfect for husbands or boyfriends! Tell him you love him with this stainless-steel engraved bracelet he’ll be proud to wear. It’s enhanced with 24K-gold ion-plated accents, 3 genuine diamonds symbolizing the sentiment, and comes with a gift box for Christmas gift giving.

20. Heart of a Lion Ring

Appeal to his strong protector qualities! Roar into the holiday season with this bold ring featuring a sculpted lion head with black sapphire eyes. Handcrafted with 24K gold ion-plated stainless steel. Arrives with a custom gift box to present him with on Christmas.

21. American Biker Ring

Perfect for bikers! Does he have a thirst for the open road? Give him this handcrafted ring sporting a sculpted chopper, eagle and flag against a genuine black sapphire background. Makes a bold Christmas gift when presented with its custom gift box.

22. Armor of God Sculpture

An inspiring gift of faith! This museum-quality knight sculpture exemplifies the strength and power of the Lord. Presented in cold-cast bronze, it includes a 24K gold-plated Challenge Coin he can remove and carry as a constant reminder of God’s presence.

23. The U.S. Army Core Values Coin Collection

For a special soldier! The core values of the U.S. Army are dramatically depicted on these real metal Challenge Coins. Gleaming with 24K gold plating, the entire collection can be displayed in the custom glass-covered display box. Limited edition of 5,000!

24. Budweiser Heirloom Tap Handle Collection

Tap into his passions! Help him elevate his mancave with this officially licensed Budweiser tap handle collection. He will get a different vintage-era sculpted tap handle every about every month or so and can show them all off in the solid wood display rack.

25. Honor and Respect Sculpture

For your man in blue! He will love this dramatic expression of law enforcement’s values, featuring a finely sculpted eagle clutching the symbolic Thin Blue Line flag in its talons. Plus, a portion of the proceeds is donated to first responders and their families.

Did you see anything he might like? Or him? Or him?! Chances are you still have a few men left to purchase gifts for this Christmas. Depending on their interests, hobbies, and passions, any of these 25 great gifts could potentially be just the thing to make them feel special this holiday. To know you put some extra thought into the selection. We hope our hand-picked list of extraordinary Christmas presents helped make your shopping at least a little easier. And we hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season filled with peace, joy and love. Merry Christmas!

Check out our 2020 Christmas gift guide to find gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Bridge in Savannah. Talmadge. Savannah River.
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Savannah looking towards the port and bridge.

James Oglethorpe was the founder of the Province of Georgia and the town of Savannah in 1733. Oglethorpe’s plan for the colony included no slavery, small but equal sized farms for everyone and well planned towns based on Roman ideals with town squares for open spaces and a grid pattern of streets. Savannah still shows vestiges of Oglethorpe’s plan with city wards based on a set number of houses (about 40) for each town square. Town families were also to be allocated five acres beyond the town boundaries for a small farm. Above all his plan was for the “middling” strata of society and it was designed to foster egalitarianism. Some historians claim the Colonel William Light was influenced by Oglethorpe’s plans and ideas when he planned the city of Adelaide. But Light was also influenced industrialism and the need for open parklands. Edward Gibbon Wakefield was also possibly influenced by Oglethorpe for his pan was also designed to equalise the price of farm lands, stop land speculation and use funds from the sale of land to subsidize the passage to SA of workers and servants. Similarly Oglethorpe’s plan used funds from the colony Trustees to subsidise passages to Georgia for intending migrants. Thus both the Oglethorpe and the Wakefield plans sought to replicate the best features of British society in a far off land. Both plans were expected to be a refuge for Protestants and Dissenters, with the Oglethorpe plan forbidding emigration of Roman Catholics to Georgia .Both colonies encouraged persecuted German Lutheran emigrants. Both were designed to encourage small scale farming, create a viable sustainable economy and produce an ordered society. Both plans were centred on a large well planned capital city (Adelaide and Savannah) which was to be the focus of all economic activity in the early years. In the end both plans were modified and then largely ignored as attempts of using colonisation systems for social engineering were not greatly successful. As early as 1738 colonists petitioned the colony Trustees and Oglethorpe for permission to own slaves. The Trustees did not give in on this until 1750 but two years later Georgia became a Crown colony under direct control of King George II anyway. Slavery then expanded and prospered as the favoured form of cheap labour rather than English labourers on assisted passages from England. Oglethorpe left Georgia for good in 1734 and other Trustees continued to control Georgia until it became a Crown colony.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace House Oglethorpe Avenue.
Juliette Gordon was born in 1860 and married William Low in 1886 a wealthy cotton factor or merchant who inherited his father’s house, Andrew Low House in that year. We visit Juliette Low’s Birthplace House in Oglethorpe St, (Wayne-Gordon House) which was built in 1823 for James Wayne a US Congressman and Savannah mayor before purchase by the Gordon family. After her marriage Juliette’s husband William Low upgraded the Lafayette Square mansion. But when William Low died in 1905 he left his estate to his mistress including the Lafayette Square house (built 1848). Juliette contested the will and got the Andrew Low House back whilst still living in England. In 1911 in England Juliette had founded the Girl Guides Movement. In 1912 she returned to Savannah and established the movement in the United States. Juliette lived in Andrew Low house from 1912 until her death in 1927. The Girl Scouts of America purchased the Wayne-Gordon House in 1953 to turn Juliette’s birthplace into a museum, and her Andrew Low house carriage house for the First Girl Guide headquarters.

Some recommendations for your free afternoon in Savannah.
1. So much is possible because General Sherman spared burning Savannah when he reached it on 10th December 1864. General Hardee of the Confederacy had 10,000 troops entrenched in the city. After a short battle Sherman opened up his links to the Union navy near Savannah and obtained guns and ammunition for an attack. Sherman surrounded the city and then advised General Hardee to surrender or be attacked or face slow starvation as all supplies in would be cut. Hardee fled with his troops up the Savannah River and the mayor of Savannah went out to Sherman and surrendered the city without a shot fired. Sherman entered the city and established his headquarters there. On 20th December he telegraphed President Lincoln "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty guns and plenty of ammunition, also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." You can visit Sherman’s headquarters in Green-Meldrum House (1853) in Madison Square next to St. John’s Episcopal.
2. Harper-Fowlkes House, on Orleans Square built in 1842 for the Gardiner family. It has had numerous owners. The last owner Alida Fowlkes restored and redecorated the house and left it to the Society of the Cincinnati upon her death in 1985. They still run it and the tours are less formal than those by the Savannah Preservation Society. You can touch things! The Society was formed in 1783 to preserve the ideals of the American Revolution (it has nothing to do with the city of Cincinnati). To join the Society one of your male ancestors has to have been an Officer of the Continental Army for at least three years or have been an officer killed in battle during the War of Independence.
3. Davenport House on Columbia Square (1820). This red brick Federal style house was built for a builder as a show case of his skills. It was saved from demolition by the Savannah Foundation in 1955 which was formed for this purpose. Since then they have saved dozens of historic houses. It is good to hear the story of the Savannah Foundation. Davenport died of yellow fever and his wife took over. During the Civil War she had three sons fighting for the Union and three for the Confederacy.

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So Suite Spa featuring master bedroom, spacious living room and en-suite spa treatment facility for private indulgence.

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Top 25 Christmas Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Christmas 2020 is fast approaching and there is only one question on everyone’s mind: what do we do about all the men? We jest, of course. But one thing is certainly true. Most Christmas gift lists are populated with quite a few loved ones that just happen to be of the male persuasion. You could potentially be shopping for your husband, boyfriend or father, your son, grandson or brother, other family members, good friends, neighbors, co-workers… whew! Perhaps that “what do we do about all the men” question is credible after all.

Seriously though, men haven’t always been the easiest people to buy Christmas presents for. There are only so many scarfs and sweaters a person can wear. And, chances are, he won’t be that enthusiastic about showing off his new accessory to his buddies. Luckily, there is an entire universe of untapped holiday gifts just waiting to be discovered – even includes apparel that you can’t find in stores. Distinctive gifts that appeal to his specific passions. Gifts that, upon being unwrapped on Christmas day, are likely to get his attention in a way that can only be described as wonder, excitement, and “Best. Gift. Ever.”

Of course, we understand that all men are unique with their own unique interests. And that is exactly why we’ve put together a pretty substantial and diverse list of the Top 25 Christmas gifts for men. Hopefully, this highly curated shopping list will help you find the perfect gifts for all the men on your list. Simply take a moment, think about who you’re shopping for, consider their interests, their hobbies, their style, and then dig into this great collection of men’s collectibles, jewelry, and awesome additions to his mancave. You just might be surprised, and they certainly will be.

1. NFL Decanter Set

For football fans! Choose his team to be featured on this officially licensed NFL barware set. Includes four 12K gold-rimmed glass tumblers and a matching decanter with a fully sculpted helmet stopper. Arrives with a satin-lined gift box, ideal for Christmas gift giving.

2. NFL Pilsner Glass Set

A great addition to his home bar or study! Choose the NFL team to be featured in this officially licensed 4-piece Pilsner glass set. Each glass displays a different icon, along with vivid colors. Plus, the set comes in a satin-lined gift box to make your holiday gift giving a snap.

3. STAR WARS Darth Vader Stein

STAR WARS™ fans only! If you want to make him the most excited man in the entire galaxy, just wait until you give him this Heirloom Porcelain stein with full color Darth Vader™ artwork, a TIE Advanced x1 Fighter topper and a light saber handle.

4. MARVEL CAPTAIN AMERICA Classic Sculpture

Let MARVEL save Christmas! CAPTAIN AMERICA rides for freedom in this star-spangled sculpture. MARVEL fans and collectors will thrill at the intricate details of this masterpiece. And wait until he sees this – the headlights and taillights really light up!

5. STAR WARS Express Train Collection

The gift that keeps giving! Impress a STAR WARS fan with this officially licensed electric train collection featuring specially commissioned art by the legendary Steve Anderson. FREE power pack and track, and he’ll get a new issue every month or two or so.

6. NFL Floor Lamp

Mancave essential! Pick his favorite football team to be featured on this 5-foot tall statement lamp. Officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC, it displays team colors and logos on its 4-sided fabric shade and turns on and off with a convenient floor switch.

7. Ghostbusters Cuckoo Clock

Bustin’ up the holidays for movie lovers! The classic ’80s movie comes to life with this action-packed wall clock featuring light-up “proton streams,” iconic Ghostbusters™ sounds and high-relief sculpts of Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston, Slimer and Stay Puft.

8. NFL Illuminated Atomic Wall Clock: Choose Your Team

It’s always game time! He’ll never lose a second with this first-of-its-kind atomic clock, officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC. It lights up automatically, shows off his favorite football team and is completely self-setting, tied to the official U.S. time source in Fort Collins, CO.

9. Corvette: Oh What Fun It Is to Drive Tabletop Christmas Tree

A motorhead’s dream come true! Put a classic Vette under the tree with a handcrafted tribute that actually IS a Christmas tree. Revved up with 5 different iconic models and crowned with a logo topper, this light-up sculpture makes engine sounds too

10. HOGWARTS Express Train Collection

Next stop: HOGWARTS™! Does he love HARRY POTTER™? This exciting electric train delivers non-stop enchantment, from PLATFORM 9-3/4™, all the way to HOGWARTS. Plus, the collection includes FREE track, power pack and controller.

11. Armed Forces Levitating Tribute Sculpture

For the military man! Choose his branch of service to be honored in this unique tribute. Won’t he be amazed to witness the stirring salute as the iconic symbol of his military branch floats and spins in midair, dramatically lit with a reverent glow from the base.

12. Greatest Aircraft of WWII Zippo® Lighter Collection

Ideal for history buffs! Aficionados of World War II will love this tribute to its historic aircraft, commemorated on genuine Zippo® lighters. Best of all, he can show off his lighters in a dramatic display topped with a sculptural B-17 Bomber. Limited edition of 8,000!

13. U.S. Military Air Force Men’s Jacket

Bold military style! Your U.S. Air Force man will look handsome in this vintage-style leather bomber jacket. Emblazoned with retro-look patches, a detachable faux shearling collar and a warm woven lining, it’s sure to make an impression beneath the tree. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

14. For My Firefighter Men’s Watch

A hero’s holiday! The firefighter in your life will certainly be impressed with this sharp-looking chronograph watch. Handcrafted of stainless steel, it features the iconic Maltese cross and is engraved with the “For My Firefighter” poem. Gift box included for gift giving.

15. Signature John Wayne Stockade Men’s Jacket

Dress like The Duke! If he loves John Wayne, imagine his thrill unwrapping this cotton canvas jacket inspired by the one he wore in films. Ready for the streets of the Old West, it’s flannel-lined with a corduroy collar and sports a faux leather patch with the icon’s replica signature. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

16. John Wayne Replica Men’s Vest

Make it a cowboy Christmas! Just like the stockade jacket above, this rugged leather and suede vest shows off the same western style worn by that handsome star of the silver screen, John Wayne. Features a notched label, welt pockets and cotton lining. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

17. Alien® Zippo® Lighter Collection

Xenomorph alert! Get your sci-fi movie fan started in the ultimate collection. These genuine Zippo® lighters feature frightful imagery from the 1979 classic “Alien®” showcased in a nightmare display that must be seen to be believed. Limited edition of 8,000!

18. God Is My Strength Diamond Pendant Necklace

Champion his faith! Give him a reminder of God’s protection with this solid stainless-steel necklace. The handsome cross pendant is inlayed with rich black onyx and sparkles with a genuine diamond. Includes an inspiring inscription and gift box.

19. Today, Tomorrow and Always My Love Diamond Bracelet

Perfect for husbands or boyfriends! Tell him you love him with this stainless-steel engraved bracelet he’ll be proud to wear. It’s enhanced with 24K-gold ion-plated accents, 3 genuine diamonds symbolizing the sentiment, and comes with a gift box for Christmas gift giving.

20. Heart of a Lion Ring

Appeal to his strong protector qualities! Roar into the holiday season with this bold ring featuring a sculpted lion head with black sapphire eyes. Handcrafted with 24K gold ion-plated stainless steel. Arrives with a custom gift box to present him with on Christmas.

21. American Biker Ring

Perfect for bikers! Does he have a thirst for the open road? Give him this handcrafted ring sporting a sculpted chopper, eagle and flag against a genuine black sapphire background. Makes a bold Christmas gift when presented with its custom gift box.

22. Armor of God Sculpture

An inspiring gift of faith! This museum-quality knight sculpture exemplifies the strength and power of the Lord. Presented in cold-cast bronze, it includes a 24K gold-plated Challenge Coin he can remove and carry as a constant reminder of God’s presence.

23. The U.S. Army Core Values Coin Collection

For a special soldier! The core values of the U.S. Army are dramatically depicted on these real metal Challenge Coins. Gleaming with 24K gold plating, the entire collection can be displayed in the custom glass-covered display box. Limited edition of 5,000!

24. Budweiser Heirloom Tap Handle Collection

Tap into his passions! Help him elevate his mancave with this officially licensed Budweiser tap handle collection. He will get a different vintage-era sculpted tap handle every about every month or so and can show them all off in the solid wood display rack.

25. Honor and Respect Sculpture

For your man in blue! He will love this dramatic expression of law enforcement’s values, featuring a finely sculpted eagle clutching the symbolic Thin Blue Line flag in its talons. Plus, a portion of the proceeds is donated to first responders and their families.

Did you see anything he might like? Or him? Or him?! Chances are you still have a few men left to purchase gifts for this Christmas. Depending on their interests, hobbies, and passions, any of these 25 great gifts could potentially be just the thing to make them feel special this holiday. To know you put some extra thought into the selection. We hope our hand-picked list of extraordinary Christmas presents helped make your shopping at least a little easier. And we hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season filled with peace, joy and love. Merry Christmas!

Check out our 2020 Christmas gift guide to find gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Un quartier embrouillé: Le vingtième siècle: La vie électrique

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Un quartier embrouillé: Le vingtième siècle: La vie électrique
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Un quartier embrouillé
Robida, a writer and caricaturist, was exploring futuristic themes at the same time as his countryman Jules Verne, but with a satirical eye.

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Title: Le vingtième siècle: La vie électrique
Creator: Albert Robida, 1848-1926
Date: 1893
Published: Paris: La Librairie Illustrée, 1893
Identifier: FT-28 op page 128 un quartier embrouille
Format: Book
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.

This image was featured in the Flight: A Thrilling History of an Idea exhibit in the TD Gallery of the Toronto Reference Library from July 13 to September 22, 2013.

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