Freud famously asked: What do women want? But when it comes to gifts, the more daunting question is what do men want? For one answer to that question, I went to American Royal Hardware, and asked Hector Alamo. He showed me some manly tools, but in the end the thing that really made him smile was the Polar-Ex 6-in-1 fleece-wear that he had around his neck. It works as a face mask, beanie, balaclava, hood, scarf and bag, costs $10.95 and comes in blue, green or black.
American Royal Hardware, a True Value store, is at 251 Park St., Montclair. 973.744.6727.