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To alleviate your shopping woes, our lifestyle, auto and beer expert Dennis Malcolm Byron (aka Ale Sharpton) has compiled an eclectic list of awesome gifts no one would turn down. Happy Holidays!

Be Braves

Unfortunately, many Braves diehard fans are still dabbing tears from a disappointing season and the team’s relocation from their historic downtown home to Cobb County. I say a 2017 season ticket or two at their all-new SunTrust Park will make them want to hear “play ball!” again. Local Athens, Georgia brewery Terrapin will also have a taproom to keep thirsty fans refreshed. Buy tix for the baseball fan in your life in-person, online at or 404.577.9100.

Privates Styled

Customized to prevent chaffing, keep everything down below snug and overall comfy, the plethora of choices in materials and artistic patterns SAXX provides will accommodate virtually any boxer preference. Socks have been the thing boasting audacious and trippy designs; now it’s all about men’s underwear! You can find these forgiving undies at Rigny & Peller in Phipps Plaza  or It’s $32 for a pair, and a two-pack is $57.

Carry On

Besides the world-renowned boots that The Frye Company has crafted for more than 150 years, there are bags as well. Really slick ones. The gorgeous suede Chris Messenger ($428), antiqued Logan Billfold ($138), and travel-chic Logan Overnight in dark brown ($598) will make anyone in the airport super jealous. Bag ‘em. Frye Company is located in Ponce City Market.

4. Jam On

Bring the beats to wherever you decide to free your spirit thanks to the state-of-the-art Aquatune 9612 Bluetooth speaker that’s—get this—weatherproof, dust-proof, and shock-proof! Being able to jam to your favorite tunes in cinema-like quality for up to literally half a day anywhere is a steal at $64.99!

Stylish Toasts

Beer is arguably the most popular libation out there with styles and experimental variations surfacing in the craft scene, so why not drink it the most optimally? The elegant TeKu stemware straight from German glassmaker Rastal is specially designed to accentuate every tasting note, scent and carbonating bubble to put palates in bliss for a mere $24.95 a pair.

And finally…

If money is truly no object, consider the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn. I had the pleasure of driving this prestigious British carmaker’s new edition on the scenic roadways of Rhode Island. This legitimate four-seat convertible is the epitome of luxury, power, finesse, and elegance. Muscled by a 6.6 liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine, and too many amenities to list, the lucky owner will happily relieve any chauffeur to operate this luxury jet on wheels on their own.  It starts at $335,000.