Reader Lucy wrote to us to ask that we suggest eight super-basic, affordable Hanukkah gifts for her boyfriend “to replace his stained light-wash jeans and Nine Inch Nails t-shirts.” We’ll offer one choice for each day the oil burned.
For bad weather days, get him a pair of L.L. Bean “Duck” Boots. Resolutely practical and eccentrically attractive. About $95 new, or find them used for about $25.