Portable, gourmet and fun | Regional Gift Guide—boyfriend edition

Portable, gourmet and fun | Regional Gift Guide—boyfriend edition

We’ve got everyone in mind when we’re compiling our regional gift ideas, so now, a few days before Christmas, here are our last-minute picks for men.


Festive beer, Pivovar Antoš

While you don’t need a festive occasion to drink beer, at times like these you can bring out the specialty brews that might not suit so well a summer evening. This Pastry Sour from the Czech Antoš brewery, flavored with plum, Ceylon cinnamon, Mauritian vanilla, and cocoa beans, is, as the name suggests, almost like a slice of cake!

Antoš Pastry Sour 0,75 l, 140 CZK
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Flying protein source, Sens

It’s widely rumored that the most sustainable way to obtain protein is from insects, but how does one snack on crickets? It’s not only in Asia anymore that you’ll find them turned into a crunchy snack, with Czech company Sens offering both sweet and savory versions. They’re certainly healthier, more bizarre, and more fun than a bag of crisps.

Sens snack box, €24.90
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Design socks, Taka Para

The great thing about colorful socks is that you can never have enough of them, as they rock both with sneakers and more elegant footwear. This pair is patterned with an iconic Polish armchair, the RM58, so any design enthusiast will go wild about them.

Taka Para RM58, €16.71
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Spicy Russian Roulette, Sárréti Chilifarm

A real party food, for the adventurous only! This Hungarian chili farm has gathered three of its strongest peppers (Chocolate Habanero, Naga Jolokia, Carolina Reaper) and dipped them in chocolate after drying. Honestly, one is worse than the other—but that’s the beauty of it, for those who like extra hot flavors.

Csokiller, HUF 1490
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Handmade sunglasses, Tishler

Slovenian company Tishler puts a lot of emphasis on the environmental and social impact of its products, beyond their look and design. This is why they make their frames exclusively from sustainably sourced wood. And their styles are also total bangers!

Tishler TS VI, €189
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Instead of a fanny pack, Printa

If you’re looking for a comfortably sized bag in between a fanny pack and a backpack, head to Printa in Budapest. Made from recycled leather, this unisex bag comes in two colors and is just the right transition between casual and smart, making it a great fit for any style.

Printa Unique crossbody bag, 32 500 HUF
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