Stockings aren't just for throwaway gifts. Instead, opt for a handful of beautiful and actually useful accessories and small goods. Here are five of our favorites:
For a while, it looked like pens were destined for extinction. Then the Japanese reminded us once again that even the simplest things can be beautiful when designed with impeccable restraint and perfect materials. The brass gives it ideal weight and balance.
Leatherman makes the ultimate in pocket utility gadgets, as this classic featuring 17 tools in one compact, well-designed and field-proven package shows. It even includes a premium ballistic nylon sheath with three pocket slots for accessories.
This time-honored brass and stainless steel pocket knife was specifically designed to "take age with grace," developing a rich patina the longer you carry it around. The brass handle will show wear and usage, "making each knife distinct to its owner" and giving it character as it accompanies you on many adventures.
Even Navy SEALs need to carry cash sometimes, but you can bet they don't put it in some prissy designer leather pouch. This tactical solution features an expandable track for plastic and a secure cash clip and blocks RFID-skimming devices to boot so identity thieves won't stand a chance.
An homage to the rakish drivers of Formula One in the '60s and '70s with a nod to speedometers and roulette wheels, this is not your father's Timex. Design genius Todd Snyder added a dose of edgy NYC style to the timepiece, which is also the best bargain you'll ever strap to your wrist.