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14 gifts for dapper, artistic types that will make even the hipster-iest hipster excited

I got this request via Twitter: "Any plans to do a gift guide for the dapper artsy-type people in our lives? I'm totally stumped for my brother-in-law and could use some ideas." My response: "I suspect he may be suffering from hipsterism. But it's okay! I can help." Forget skinny jeans and slouchy beanies, these gifts will make even the pickiest hipster say, "okay, yeah, that's totally me"…

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What to do when people ask, "So what gift do you want from me?"

Getting presents can sometimes be comparatively unrewarding — especially now I'm at an age where family still want to give me birthday and Christmas presents, but aren't quite sure what to get. Therefore they ask me what I would like. I used to feel this took a lot of the fun out of it, but now I've realized that I can get all meta about it. What I'm really doing, I've decided, is giving them the gift of giving. So here are my tips for when someone asks you for a list of present ideas.

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Keeping it classy with a wine jelly recipe from 1896

This may sound extravagant, but this wine jelly recipe published in 1896 was originally intended for those with very little appetite or who had difficulty keeping more substantial foods down. Wine jelly is tasty on top of toast, biscuits, roast beef, turkey, spooned from shot glasses, squeezed from paper cups, and licked from spoons. It's not overly sweet, and it keeps in the fridge for months. It's simple to make, but will take some planning…