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V-Day Gifts: The Hipster

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and show them that you appreciate them for them. Over the next few weeks, we'll be suggesting gifts for the special someone in your life, whether they're the hunkamunk coworker you lust over from afar, your BFF, your new sweetie pie, or the sweet schmuck you've lived with for three years.

The Hipster... This guy rocks the ironic moustache with style, listens to bands long before they hit popular airwaves, and can pull of a tie while looking like he's never set foot in an office. His messenger bag holds wayfarers, a moleskine or three, and a bus pass, bike lock, or Vespa keys depending on how much his independent job pays. He likes to be off-trend in a trendy way and stays away from anything mass-produced or mass-marketed. He's an individual, and that's why you love him.

Dream Big: Show him you love him enough to spend waaaay too much on some (admittedly gorgeous) headware. Keep him safe and stylin' in a Ruby Helmet ($965). He'll be the leader of his Vespa gang because as we all know, he with the best hat is the hippest.

Doable: Chuck Taylors are the footwear choice of hipsters everywhere, and what better way to show your guy you know his tastes and love his style than designing a Customized Pair ($62) just for him? Choose a palette that complements his hipster style, whether that's bright neons to make a statement or muted corduroy if your guy's the subtle type. Worst case scenario, you can pick up the tab for a pair he designs himself.

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