A holiday gift guide filled with classic, useful, unique and fun gifts to help guide your gift giving or receiving this year. This is the stuff I would love to find under the tree this year. What are you wishing for this year?
Best Made Co. – Japanese Higo Knife
A tradiotionally made japanese pocket knife from the Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. is not only beautiful but it arrives razor sharp and will last a lifetime. Available at Best Made Co.
Aesop Mr. Porter Dapper Gentleman Grooming Kit
Aesop provides some of the finest grooming essentials for men. This cleansing kit will have you fresh and clean in no time and it includes a tube of their Mandarin Facial Cream which is one of my all time favorite men’s grooming products. Get it at Mr. Porter.
Arc’Teryx Venta MX Hoody
Quite possibly the best soft-shell on the market. Combines two weights of WINDSTOPPER for easy mobility and protection from the elements. The ultimate gift for any alpine adventurer. Available from BackCountry.
A great gift for any fitness buff, especially guys into body weight training. Gymnastic rings will push even the strongest in new ways.
Friday & River Leather Goods
Simple, clean and minimal leather wallets and accessories. Available at Friday & River.
Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims. Available at Amazon.
A Simple Sewing Kit
A portable sewing kit may not seem very masculine, but this black ripstop nylon kit from REI has everything you need to sew on a button or stitch up a wound in the backcountry. Plus it’s only $10. Available at REI.
An ultralight backpacking kettle that boils water using nothing more than found fuel like sticks, pine cones and even cow chips. Available at BoilerWorks.
Far Horizon Traders Camel Leather Messenger Bags
The Journeyer bag, pictured above, is the perfect size for school or the office. Available at Far Horizon Traders.
Juniper Ridge Scented Products
Fantastic mountain inspired scented products. Even their tea is outstanding. Available at Juniper Ridge.
Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit
Includes: pry bar, capsule lighter, screwdriver keys, precision tweezers and titanium key ring. All Made in the USA. Available at Kaufmann Mercantile.
Fisher Space Pen
These pens are seriously the business. Never gunk up, never miss a stroke, take a beating and keep on writing. Available in various styles at Amazon.
Leopold Brothers Whiskey
A great small batch distillery creating killer whiskey in Denver, Colorado. More info at Leopold Bros.
J. L. Lawson & Co. Bottle Openers
Cold rolled steel machined by hand in the USA. An heirloom quality bottle popper. Available at J. L. Lawson & Co.
Pocket Ref 4th Edition
As a highschool kid working evening shifts at Ace Hardware during the quiet winter months I used to flip the pages of this insanely useful pocket reference and check out its abundant information on many subjects, with hundreds of tables, maps, formulas, constants and conversions. Available at Amazon.
Top notch pocket notebooks, notepads and great office wall calendars. Available at Field Notes.
Cured Meats from Salumi Society
Choose from a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month membership to the “Salumi Society”, which includes an assortment of fresh sausage and salumi each month.
Cheese of the Month Club
New-York based Murray’s Cheeses are known for outstanding quality cave-aged and artisan cheeses. Their Cheese of the Month Club is available in 4-month, 6-month or 12-month time allotments.
Bespoke Post Box of Awesome
The guys at Bespoke Post scour the world for fresh and interesting products for men and deliver an awesome box of goodies each month. There’s a ton of variety, expect everything from new sunglasses to smoked okra.
Birchbox is a monthly service offering a great selection of men’s grooming and lifestyle products. A great way to find new shower and shave products.
Craft Coffee delivers delicious and fresh coffee to your door for the price of about 5 Starbucks trips a month.