Annie, Grover, Toots, Babe and a half-dozen other New Orleans pit bulls will become your best friends as you flip the pages of the Sula Foundation 2010 calendar, $18, at www.sulafoundation.org, area shops and www.amazon.com. Each month features a new photo of a pup doing what dogs do best: looking adorable. Proceeds benefit the Sula Foundation, which advocates for pit bulls and fosters responsible ownership.
For the refined yet understated gentleman, 18-karat gold diamond cufflinks, $2,750, and 18-karat white gold diamond cufflinks, $1,450, at Wellington & Company Fine Jewelry (505 Royal St., 525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com) add exquisite style to a crisp dress shirt.
Even a diamond in the rough will look like a gem in this hand-painted V-neck sweater by Perry Ellis, $48.65 at Dillard's (Oakwood Shopping Center, 197 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 362-4800; The Esplanade, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-6050; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-1075; www.dillards.com).
What more can you ask of a ring? It's stylish and the cutout doubles as a bottle opener, $4 at Orient Expressed (3905 Magazine St., 899-3060; www.orientexpressed.com).
Your retro guy will love the vintage feel of these well-crafted felt fedoras with triple-pleated band by Goorin Brothers (available in a variety of colors and textiles), $38 at Funky Monkey (3127 Magazine St., 899-5587).
He can proudly showcase his love for the city and spark a conversation with the "Deep in Da Nint' Ward" T-shirt featuring classic New Orleans icons Vic and Nat'ly by Bunny Matthews, $22 at Funky Monkey (3127 Magazine St., 899-5587).
The stylish man will swoon over the Jazzmaster Slim stainless steel watch by Hamilton, featuring a Milanese-style mesh bracelet and an ultra-slim case with sapphire crystal, $795 at Clock & Watch Shop (824 Gravier St., 525-3961; www.worldoftime.com).
Made with grapes from the Grande Champagne area of Cognac, France, aged in barrels that are several hundred years old and delivered in a beautiful hand-blown Baccarat crystal decanter, Remy Martin Louis XIII is the perfect gift for the Cognac aficionado, $1,399 for 750 milliliters, and $3,499 for 1.75 liters at Elio's Wine Warehouse (6205 S. Miro St., 866-1852; www.elioswinewarehouse.com).
Your eco-friendly man will appreciate that a portion of each purchase of the BPA-free KOR One Hydration Vessel is donated to a water-related cause: global water crisis, watershed protection, ocean protection or container recycling. Get yours for $28.99 at Massey's Professional Outfitters (509 N. Carrollton Ave., 648-0391; 816 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-7544; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144; www.masseysoutfitters.com).
For the man who enjoys the great outdoors, the Black Diamond Apollo lantern features a dimmer switch, battery-life indicator, 3-watt LED with dual reflectors for even light, and a handy hanging loop, $49.95 at Massey's Professional Outfitters (509 N. Carrollton Ave., 648-0391; 816 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-7544; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144; www.masseysoutfitters.com).
The skater in your life can kick, push and coast to his heart's desire with the "Roses" skateboard by Manik (veteran skateboarder and artist Chris Adams' brand), $49.99 at Ensign (5035 Freret St., 267-3589; www.ensignnola.com).
The Bonacure Hairtherapy line by Schwarzkopf Professional features ApHinity technology that targets damaged areas of a hair strand and strengthens and revitalizes severely damaged hair: Schwarzkopf Bonacure Hairtherapy repair rescue sealed ends, $13.99, Schwarzkopf Bonacure Hairtherapy color save conditioner, $12.99, and color save sulfate-free shampoo, $14, all at Burke's Salon (4610 Magazine St., 451-9696).
The faux bois planter, $36, and flower arrangement, $25, from Garden Trellis (8015 Maple St., 861-1953) are sure to be a hit with your Mr. Green Thumb.
Break the monotony and add variety to a bland blue- and white-shirt wardrobe with a purple striped shirt by Perry Ellis, $69.50 at Dillard's (Oakwood Shopping Center, 197 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 362-4800; The Esplanade, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-6050; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-1075; www.dillards.com).