Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Homeland”s Saul Berenson Edition

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My brother and I have the hardest time watching Homeland because Mandy Patinkin looks EXACTLY like our father, but slightly younger. Observe. Because my dad actually has an irritating habit of standing directly in front of the television, when he materializes on-screen, it’s almost like he’s doing THAT. And it’s like, DAD, get off the TV, slash, you’re not in the CIA. Stop being the worst to Carrie. You know? Saul is nebbishy, smart, doesn’t spend a ton of time at home, so he needs creature comforts more than most and let’s be real with each other: It takes a village to manage that beard. Here’s what to get the Saul in your life (and what I’m getting for the very important Saul in mine).

Luigi Baldo SweaterThis Luigi Baldo cashmere quarter-zip sweater ($155) is perfect for him to rock in the house and attempt to re-romance his wife, who’s quite the hot ticket.

_8438691Though Mandy has shaved his beard (and now resembles my dad’s brief beard-free stint in the ’90s), Saul’s still got one. He’d love this Jack Black The Works Set ($32) as a belated Hanukkah gift. It contains all he needs to tame that dad beard.

toro_shavegel_900x900When Saul travels, it’s too much to pack a metric ton of Barbasol to far-flung Middle Eastern Lands. So he’d opt for this Toro Shave Oil, which comes in a bull-adorned bottle.

What are you buying for the Saul in your life?

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