Instead of giving your buddy some socks or a tee this year for his birthday why not get him something you could actually use? Check out this stone drink dispenser from uncommongoods.com. These dispensers are handmade here in america and are custom stone cut. Each one has a stainless steel/stone lever, and is one of the coolest gifts you can give someone this year. At $120 this is a high quality stuff, make your cognac the center piece.