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KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker

This machine makes the whole process of making cold brew coffee simple: Simply dump in some grounds, pour in some water (it holds up to four cups of coffee), let it chill overnight, and pull the spigot before leaving for work.
Buy Now: $100

Wavian Authentic NATO Jerry Fuel Can

Nothing says useful, long-lasting and durable like a stainless steel NATO-grade fuel can. A life-saver to always have on hand.
Buy Now: $100

Wahoo ELEMNT Mini Cycling Computer

Wahoo shaved away many of the technical features that go unused by more casual cyclists, but there’s still plenty left in this little device. It has built-in sensors for speed, distance, time, heart rate and cadence — and the ability to pair with your smartphone.
Buy Now: $100

Gear Patrol Journey Series Print

One of the best ways to turn a living space into a home is with wall art that’s beautiful and meaningful. Consider this archival C-print of the Sellkirk Mountains in British Columbia by our own Henry Phillips.
Buy Now: $100

BAD Bags Backpack Duffel Hybrid 47L

Made with ballistic Cordura nylon, the same fabric often used in battle-ready military equipment, the Backpack Duffel Hybrid 47L is ridiculously strong (6,000-pound break-strength webbing wrap around the bag), water-resistant, and just under the maximum carry-on luggage size.
Buy Now: $108+

Tanner Goods Standard Belt

A good belt shouldn’t be complicated, but it needs to look good and stand the test of time. The Tanner Goods Standard Belt hits all the marks.
Buy Now: $105

Lululemon Sojourn Jogger

No, these are not sweatpants. They’re slim, moisture-wicking athleisure joggers that have four-way stretch and zippered pockets built-in, which make them perfect for pretty much everything. Just don’t call them sweatpants.
Buy Now: $110

Smith Overtake Helmet

When it comes to cycling helmets, you shouldn’t have to decide between lightweight and protection. The Overtake is built for safety — it features Smith’s impact-resistant AEROCORE technology and MIPS– but it weighs just under nine ounces.
Buy Now: $113

Give’r 4 Season Glove

Give’r’s four-season gloves turn your hands into a pair of near-indestructible tools. They are waterproof, insulated and highly durable. Go ahead and pick up a burning log or plunge your hand into frozen lake. You won’t feel a thing.
Buy Now: $114

Hook & Albert Twill Travel Dopp Kit

This Hook & Albert dopp kit comes with three compartments (two that open up completely and collapse) with their own pouches and slots so you don’t have to fish around for toothpaste. A waterproof lining keeps it from getting funky, while the Cordura twill exterior is handsome and durable.
Buy Now: $115

Akin Shift Driving Shoe

Balancing subtle style and actual performance on the pedals is something most driving shoes can never obtain. They’re either uncomfortable on the pedals or look ridiculous outside of the car. The Akin Shift strikes that well-roundedness every driver is looking for in a good heel-toe shoe.
Buy Now: $115

Lems Shoes Boulder Boot

Lems’ signature Boulder Boot now features stronger, more stain- and water-resistant leather, allowing it to maintain a fresh and clean look through years of abuse. But its best feature, the ability to fold inward and be stuffed into small packs, remains. It’s not just a hardy adventure boot, but a versatile travel companion.
Buy Now: $115

Blockshop Woodblock Paper Prints

Blockshop offers a range of small woodblock prints that are perfect for any room. Made in Bagru, they feature natural black dye on handmade cotton rag paper, and come with two frame options.
Buy Now: $120+

Zoé Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser by Pilgrim Collection

Pilgrim Collection’s Zoé packs a humidifier, aromatherapy defuser and a meditation device all into one device. Unlike many humidifiers and diffusers, it features a handsome design constructed from glass and oak wood.
Buy Now: $120

Aesop Hwyl Eau de Parfum

Crafted by French perfumer Barnabé Fillion, Aesop’s latest fragrance calls to mind the scent of a a Japanese forest. With woody, smokey notes, it’s a mainstay during winter months.
Buy Now: $125

Levi’s Wellthread x Outerknown 511 Jeans

Two great apparel brands teamed up to cook up a classic jean, now made from sustainable materials. Outerknown’s take on Levi’s classic 511 is made from durable Supima cotton that saves 70% of the water used in traditional indigo dying.
Buy Now: $128

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset

Whether they game on a Nintendo Switch or an Xbox One, this headset will work. Hear the game via wired connection, while simultaneously streaming music or taking calls from their phone via Bluetooth.
Buy Now: $130

Amazon Echo Spot

The Echo Spot is one of Amazon’s latest Alexa-enabled devices. It can be an alarm clock or smart speaker and make video calls with other people who also own an Amazon Echo Spot. If the techie already has other Amazon Echo devices, this is a perfect addition to their ecosystem. It can be preordered now and will arrive before Christmas.
Buy Now: $130

Tanner Goods Cordovan Journeyman

Tanner Goods’ Journeyman is a great middle ground between complete minimalism and a standard bifold. It features four slots for cards and a central compartment for cash, while its sturdy shell cordovan construction should keep it in service for years to come.
Buy Now: $130


Biolite BaseLantern XL

BioLite’s water-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled lantern doubles as a portable battery. Best of all, you can adjust the BaseLantern XL’s moody LED color cycles right from your phone, thanks to a handy app (or just use the single button on top).
Buy Now: $130

Steele Rolling Laundry Basket

Between projects and everyday committments, the DIYer changes clothes… a lot. The only solution is a well-made, classic-looking commercial setup like the Steele Rolling Laundry Basket.
Buy Now: $130

Barebones Pulaski Axe

With both an axe blade and a horizontal mattock blade, the Pulaski Axe is a lot more capable than ordinary axes. It’s stronger, too — connecting the axe head to the beech wood pommel is a solid steel core that ensures the axe head stays put through years of heavy swinging.
Buy Now: $135

Grace USA 10-Piece Home Care Tool Kit

For projects that need just a touch up or fine tuning, the Grace USA 10-Piece Home Care Tool Kit will do every time.
Buy Now: $135

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault Backpack

Built for Navy SEALS and everyday outdoorsmen alike, the Urban Assault is made with 500-denier Cordura nylon and has a unique three-zipper opening system and two internal accessory pockets, and its fixed-harness frame system performs like that of a high-end expedition backpack’s, making it exceptionally comfortable and durable.
Buy Now: $139

Nike Lunarepic Flyknit Low

One of the best running shoes of 2017, Nike’s Lunarepic Flyknit Low features a sock-like knit upper that’s supremely comfortable and an EVA rubber sole that provides plenty of cushioning for pavement pounding.
Buy Now: $140

Santa Fe Stoneworks Wooly Mammoth Knife

This limited-edition pocket knife features a 16-layer Damascus steel blade that marries durability with prolonged sharpness. But what really steals the show is its turquoise-laden handle; one side is made from a polished woolly mammoth bone.
Buy Now: $145

Breville Smoking Gun Pro

Made in collaboration with PolyScience, Breville’s Smoking Gun Pro improves upon its original smoking gun by bestowing it with a sturdy base, a multi-speed fan and a larger removable smoking chamber. The end result is an easier way to infuse food and drinks with delicious smoke flavor.
Buy Now: $148

August Smart Lock

With this device, designed by Yves Behar, you can use your phone to control the lock on your door and keep track of who comes and goes from your home. It attaches to your deadbolt and only takes 10 minutes to install.
Buy Now: $149

GrowlerWerks uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler

Perfect for the newest batch of home brew or for storing a sizeable sample of the local brewery’s newest concoction. The GrowlerWerks uKeg stores up to 64 oz. of beer for up to two weeks, keeping it carbonated the whole while.
Buy Now: $149

Mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL

Most of the latest gadgets charge via USB Type-C, including the 2016 MacBook Pro, Google Pixel 2 and the Nintendo Switch. This powerbank has enough juice to charge all of those, plus it can be recharged with the same USB Type-C cord. Efficient.
Buy Now: $150

Finex Lean Grill Pan

Perfect for indoor grilling and searing, Finex’s new grill pan is made from fine-grain iron in America and comes pre-seasoned with organic flax seed oil. The domed fat-draining base serparates the meat from excess fat, resulting in a leaner, more flavorful meal.
Buy Now: $150

Panasonic Precision Power Beard and Mustache Trimmer

Let’s be real: Beards only work when they’re kempt. This is Panasonic’s most powerful beard trimmer yet and offers up a quick and comfortable shave.
Buy Now: $150


Julbo Vermont Classic Glacier Sunglasses

You may know these as the black glacier glasses that have adorned the faces of mountaineers for over 125 years. For 2017, Julbo has released the Vermont in three new colorways. While they serve a specific purpose when climbing the Hillary Step, they can easily transition into the urban outdoor fashion world.
Buy Now: $150

Glerups Low Boot with Rubber Sole

A good slipper is a godsend to men who work at home, and Glerups happens to make some of the very best. The upper on this boot variant is made out of pure wool for a soft, warm feel. The rubber sole will keep your giftee from falling on his ass if he has to take out the trash or get the morning paper in the winter slush.
Buy Now: $155

Reigning Champ Loopback Zip-Up Hoodie

When it comes to comfort and versatility, it doesn’t get any better than a cotton hoodie. Period. This one is made with a ludicrously cozy loopback cotton-jersey blend, and is finished with reinforced stitching for added durability. Slip it on, and you’ll probably never want to fly without it.
Buy Now: $155


Hults Bruk Akka Forester’s Axe

The Akka is constructed with hand-forged Swedish steel and solid American Hickory — that’s it. Yes, its primary use is splitting firewood for winter warmth, but nobody would blame you for hanging a tool this handsome on the wall, or using it to practice your double-handed overhead axe throw.
Buy Now: $159

Apple AirPods

If they have an iPhone or a Mac computer, or both, there’s simply no better wireless earphones you can buy for a techie. We can’t endorse these enough.
Buy Now: $159

Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket

At home around a campsite, Rumpl’s water-resistant Down Puffy blanket utilizes the same technical materials found in the outdoor industry’s finest sleeping bags and puffy jackets. What’s more, it packs down into the a stuff sack the size of a large water bottle.
Buy Now: $159

Google Pixel Buds

Google Pixel Buds are the company’s first wireless headphones and cost exactly the same as Apple’s AirPods. They can fast-pair with Android devices and translate different languages in real time when used with a Pixel smartphone.
Buy Now: $159

Dents Shaftsbury Touchscreen Gloves

Dents Shaftsbury Touchscreen Gloves are an classy solution to the new-age problem of trying to work a smartphone or touchscreen in the cold, without taking off your gloves.
Buy Now: $160

Ray-Ban Marshal Sunglasses

One of Ray-Ban’s latest silhoutte’s is a mashup of the General aviator and the funkier Hexagonal. The end result is a unique take on an eyewear staple that’s less likely to give off the impression you’re about to write someone a ticket.
Buy Now: $163

Makita XDT12Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Quick-Shift Mode 4-Speed Impact Driver

An often overlooked tool is the impact driver, but take one look at the Makita XDT12Z Impact Driver, with its quick shift mode selector, 3,600 max-rpm and 1,550 in-lbs max torque and you’ll wonder why everyone doesn’t have one.
Buy Now: $167

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

A great gift for anybody — whether they have a Samsung phone or not — who uses Spotify as their music streaming service. Thanks to a partnership with Spotify, a Spotify playlist can be downloaded directly to this device; pair it with some Bluetooth headphones, go running — and leave the smartphone behind. (No Apple Watch can do that with Spotify.)
Buy Now: $170

Blundstone Original 500 Series Boot

Just like every other piece of the DIYer’s wardrobe, boots need to be rough and ready. The Blundstone Original 500 Series Boot is made of premium leather and XRD Technology for impact protection, a polyurethane midsole for comfort and a thermo urethane outsole — plus, it’s oil, acid and organic fat resistant.
Buy Now: $174

Godspeed Co. Shop Rag Shirt

100 percent American-made cotton Osnaburg fabric, the Godspeed Co. Shop Rag Shirt is neither out of place in the saddle nor under a car on a mechanic’s creeper.
Buy Now: $175

Rapha Brevet Flyweight Wind Jacket

At 2.61 ounces (in size medium), the Brevet is lighter than a deck of cards. It packs down to be about the same size, too, which means it’ll easily go unnoticed in any pocket. In fact, the only thing “big” about the Brevet is the stylish twin stripes circumnavigating the jacket’s chest.
Buy Now: $175

Apple TV 4K

For anybody who has a 4K HDR TV, loves Apple products and has a huge backlog of iTunes movie and music purchases, the Apple TV 4K is the streaming device they want. It’ll automatically upgrade movie purchases to 4K for free and put their photos and videos on the big screen, directly from their iPhone.
Buy Now: $179+

Incase EO Travel Backpack

An all-black backpack with enough compartments to house all their devices and a few changes of clothes. It’s a solid travel companion that’ll help them skip the checked bag line.
Buy Now: $180

DSPTCH Daypack

DSPTCH’s Daypack is a hyper-focused travel companion with several quick-access pockets, a shoe compartment, a laptop sleeve and an integrated hip belt that doubles as a compression strap. It comes in seven colors; if you’re on trend, go for the camo.
Buy Now: $180

Mr P. Merino Wool Rollneck Sweater

A good rollneck sweater is the perfect coldweather staple. Layer it with a blazer and slacks for special night out, or throw it on with jeans for a casual, yet dignified look.
Buy Now: $180

Luno Flip Tabletop

This is the record storage solution any vinyl-phile needs. Simple and elegant, it’ll look great on the table adjacent to their turntable.
Buy Now: $185

Snowe Cutting Board

Snowe’s cutting board is made in the U.S. from sustainably-grown black walnut. It has an end-grain surface (where the fibers of the wood face up) so it doesn’t dull a knife’s edge as easily and “self-heals” (the fibers separated by the knife close back up) keeping bacteria that would normally build up in a board’s cut marks at bay.
Buy Now: $188

Todd Snyder x Champion Crewneck Sweatshirt

Todd Snyder’s take on the classic sweatshirt is as handsome as it is cozy. It has a slim fit, raglan sleeves and a v-insert at the neck. It’s made from soft-snow heather fabric.
Buy Now: $188

Bellroy Slim Work Tote

The perfect bag for work. Though it boasts a sleek, minimal design, the inside of this tote can accommodate a 15-inch laptop, pens, notepads and tons of other small electronic devices. It’s made from soft-woven polyester and features long leather straps for easy carry.
Buy Now: $189


Sanborn Lost Forty Paddle

Sanborn builds canoe paddles in the style of classic Voyageurs’ paddles, like those used by the early explorers of the Great Lakes region. The Lost Forty is made with Walnut, Aspen and Western Red Cedar and painted by hand — it looks so good, you may just want to hang it on the wall.
Buy Now: $190

Outerknown Highland Blanket Shirt

Outerknown’s crazy-thick flannel is the perfect overshirt for weekends during the cold months. It’s made from a combination of wool, nylon and organic cotton and rocks a pattern inspired by the Scottish highlands.
Buy Now: $195


Millican Smith the Roll Pack 25L

The Roll Pack is the perfect size for a day hike, but also has enough room to tote all your essentials for a day at the office — it even includes separate laptop and tablet pockets. The pack is simple, and is constructed with a combination of durable, weatherproof Bionic Canvas and aluminum hardware.
Buy Now: $195

Clarks Originals Wallabee Boot GTX

The Wallabee is a footwear icon in its own right, but Clarks gave it a winterized upgrade. The classic silhouette now comes with Gore-Tex technology to keep them warm and dry in the slush and a chunky Vibram sole that gives it an added dose of grip.
Buy Now: $199

Aarke Premium Carbonator

When they DIYer says they like to do everything themselves, they mean it — including carbonating their own water. The Aarke Premium Carbonator just happens to look good no matter where you put it, whether that’s in the shop or the kitchen.
Buy Now: $199

Timex Marlin Watch

This sleek reissue of a ’60s watch features a hand-winding mechanical movement. It’s got a small 34mm stainless steel case as well as a leather strap, and makes a classic statement with any professional outfit.
Buy Now: $199

Click & Grow Smart Garden 9

Fresh herbs and vegetables elevate cooking but they’re expensive to buy in the grocery store during the wintertime. Click & Grow’s new tabletop garden can accommodate nine plants capsules and maintains healthy plants with minimal effort by using built in sensors and the brand’s “smart soil.” It even comes with complimentary tomato, basil and lettuce plants.
Buy Now: $199

Patagonia Black Hole MLC 45L

Patagonia’s Black Hole fabric has quickly earned a reputation as being among the strongest, most reliable in the outdoor industry. Ordinarily used in gear haulers and burly backpacks, it’s now being used in soft-side suitcases like the MLC 45L. Its two separate main compartments are opened like a book, making packing and organizing much easier than a duffel; secondary compartments hold things like dirty shoes or laundry or quick-access essentials. It can be carried like a backpack, shoulder bag, or briefcase.
Buy Now: $199

Sonos One

True, Alexa voice commands only work with Amazon Music subscribers — but that’s going to change fast. Sonos has promised that Alexa voice commands will work with Spotify by December 21st, right in time for the holidays.
Buy Now: $199

Thursday Boot Co. Natural Captain Boot

Thursday Boot Co. offers refined footwear at a fraction of the price of most heritage-inspired boots. Take for instance the brand’s Captain boot in Natural, made with a Goodyear welt construction. It features a cork footbed with an EVA comfort strip, full-glove leather lining and a Horween Chromexcel upper in a natural finish that will age well over the years. It also comes with a studded rubber outsole for extra grip in a variety of inclement conditions.
Buy Now: $199


Kammok Firebelly Synthetic Quilt

Technical blankets have finally secured a firm foothold as practical camp bedding, and Kammok was an early adopter of the trend with its technically adept Firebelly. The blanket is made with Kammok’s soft Atmos ripstop nylon and has plenty of synthetic loft, but also features a drawstring and a series of Velcro loops that can effectively turn it into a sleeping bag and set it apart from the rest of the blanket crowd.
Buy Now: $199

Bose Revolve Bluetooth Speakers

Bose calls this its best bluetooth speaker ever. It’s also the company’s first cylindrical Bluetooth speaker that plays true 360-degree sound.
Buy Now: $200

Nemo Verve 20 Sleeping Bag

Nemo’s unique sleeping bag balances warmth with overall comfort. Shaped like a spoon, it boasts extra space at the elbows and knees for getting positioned just right. Rated for 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Buy Now: $200

Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can

Hear us out: an automatic trash can makes navigating a busy kitchen less stressful and quicker if you’re busy and you hands are full. Feeling like a sorcerer every time you go to throw away some egg shells is just a bonus.
Buy Now: $200

Work Sharp Culinary E5 Electric Kitchen Knife Sharpener

Some things are best left up to machine, so long as they deliver at a standard that keeps the DIYer happy. When it comes to kitchen knives, the Work Sharp Culinary E5 Electric Kitchen Knife Sharpener is the machine for the job.
Buy Now: $200

OXX COFFEEBOXX

Most coffee makers aren’t made to withstand a 1,500-pound load. But CoffeeBoxx by Oxx isn’t like most coffee makers. The single-cup brewing machine is near indestructible and features rust-resistant tie-downs and a watertight tank to prevent spillage. Better yet, it brews a piping-hot cup of fresh coffee in just 75 seconds.
Buy Now: $200

Logitech Craft Keyboard

For creatives using Adobe’s suite or big fans of Excel, this wireless keyboard can boost productivity. It works with both PC or Mac, and features a unique creative dial that can be customized to work with specific apps. For example, a simple scroll can adjust an image’s brightness or saturation in Photoshop, or they can rapidly adjust and scroll through Excel charts.
Buy Now: $200

Pilgrim Surf Supply Salathe Heavy Twill Climbing Pant

Pilgrim Surf Supply’s climbing pant embraces recent trends in menswear — roomier, boxier designs with a relaxed fit and a wide, slightly-tapered leg. It’s made from heavyweight corduroy so it should hold up to whatever excursions are thrown its way.
Buy Now: $215


Vasque Sundowner GTX Hiking Boot

Sometimes, no matter how much technological innovation occurs over the years, an original simply can’t be beaten. When it comes to hiking boots, leather has always been king, and Vasque uses just one piece of USA-tanned hide in constructing the Sundowner GTX. That piece of leather is used to build the boot around the original last, which was developed in the ’80s and has remained true since. The boot’s clean leather construction features few seams, and the fit will only improve with time and wear.

Buy Now: $220

Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jackets

A proper waxed jacket is as indispensible as a pair of hardy leather boots. While most waxed jackets take months to break in, the Waxed Trucker is soft and wearable right out of the box; with its cotton flannel lining, it can even be worn with nothing but a t-shirt underneath.
Buy Now: $220


Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

Here it is, the Cadillac of camping chairs. NEMO built its entire Stargaze line with comfort in mind — each one is a free-swinging seat suspended between a set of lightweight aluminum poles. The Luxury comes with a supportive headrest that’ll let you gaze into the depths of the Milky Way for hours.
Buy Now: $220

Symbol Audio Dovetail Record Crate

Symbol Audio makes some of the most beautiful analog audio equipment, period. And this record crate is no different: it’s handcrafted from walnut and white oak, and can hold up to 100 records.
Buy Now: $225

Pelican Air 1615 Case

If they’re traveling with more than just clothes — say, for instance, $10,000 worth of top-notch camera gear, or a delicate Egyptian artifact — the Air 1615 Case is a must-have. With a crushproof, dustproof and waterproof construction, it goes far beyond the capabilities of any ordinary rolling suitcase. For serious protection, be sure to get the foam inserts.
Buy Now: $255+

Hardgraft Full Disclosure Dopp Kit

A proper Dopp kit is among life’s finest luxuries — especially when you’re far from home and craving creature comforts. Hardgraft’s Full Disclosure Dopp Kit is the epitome of luxury; handmade in Italy with premium leather, a hand-washable lining, all-around zipper and more.
Buy Now: $227

This Is Ground Tech Dopp Kit 2

Traveling with tech is difficult. A smartphone, headphones, an external battery, all your charging cords — it’s all susceptible to being tangled, misplaced or damaged. The Tech Dopp Kit 2 solves that. Features include a built-in leather zip compartment and a Drill cotton interior lining, along with organizing straps for your Apple Pencil, Lightning cord, or even your point-and-shoot camera. And it’s small enough to easily fit in your backpack or carry-on.
Buy Now: $229

Thule AeroBlade Edge 7601 Car Rack

One of the most basic, simple, yet useful additions one can add to their car. The Thule AeroBlade Edge lets you add storage space to the roof of your car without the wind noise that so frequently accompanies most roof rack setups.
Buy Now: $230

POC DO Blade Sungalsses

Diehards who aren’t afraid to take to the roadways in any type of weather need a pair of shades that are equally up to the challenge. POC’s lightweight racing sunglasses repel dirt, oil, sweat, dust and water, and when the light’s no good, the lenses can be swapped on the fly.
Buy Now: $230

Silca SuperPista Floor Pump

Portable hand pumps are convenient, but that’s it. A real job calls for a real tool, and Silca’s SuperPista is top of its class. The all-aluminum floor pump features a wooden handle, a pressure gauge that beats the industry standard and an extra-long barrel that ensures speedy inflation.
Buy Now: $235

Dyson V7 Car+Boat Handheld Vacuum

Kids can wreak havoc on a car interior, which is what makes this handheld from Dyson an essential. It still retains the brand’s lauded power, but has a compact cordless build that can be easily stored your trunk, while the included car charger will always keep it juiced up on the go.
Buy Now: $240

Bose Soundsport Free

By doing away with the cord, Bose is simply bragging about the comfort and in-ear stability of its SoundSport Free running earbuds. They’re easy to use and don’t require haggling with a fitness app — just let the heavy bass set your workout tempo.
Buy Now: $249

Audioengine A2+ Powered Speakers

In this size category, these are some of the best sounding compact desktop speakers you’ll find. They’re the little brother to Audioengine’s famed A5+ powered speaekrs, and can be dumbed down to plug directly into your laptop or elevated by adding a subwoofer (via an optical output).
Buy Now: $249

District Vision Nagata

District Vision has proved time and again that athletic glasses don’t need to be sporty. The Nagata is its take on vintage aviator-style athletic sunglasses. They’re optimized for running and designed to get drenched in sweat, boost vision and look fantastic while doing it.
Buy Now: $249