For Him: Let the Games Begin...

You guy might be different, but mine loves to enjoy family time with games like checkers, backgammon and chess. So rather than have him pull out some tattered old board (worn due to inadequate quality rather than time-honored distress), I say surprise him with a modern update on his game play repertoire. The high lacquer gloss boxes contain all he needs for an afternoon (or long night) of tabletop fun with friends or competitive family members. Bonus: Looks great (and vaguely Hermes box-like) on his display shelves when not in use. 

Jonathan Adler Lacquer Card, Domino & Backgammon Sets