Halloween 2020 is going to be different than normal, with trick-or-treating restricted for many. Vintage Candy Co.’s care package is a great way to make the holiday special. It comes with more than 90 candies including some full-size bars, hard-to-find treats, and decorative skulls, eyeballs, pumpkins, and fangs.
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Scissors in multitools are often small and hard to hold. That’s not the case with SOG’s Snippet, which has a pair of scissors as its central tool. It even has finger loops for precision. It also has a blade, a screwdriver, a nail file, a toothpick, tweezers and a bottle opener.
Spice up your next barbecue with one of these tasty rubs from Spiceology. Each 8 oz. aluminum can is filled with a zesty rub infused with beer extract combined with various spices and natural flavors. Highlights include a cherry chipotle ale rub, a hickory peach porter rub, and a jalapeno lime pilsner rub.
Fans of America’s greatest pastime can pitch their cash inside Pro Style Sports’ Baseball Glove Wallet, a top-grain leather billfold made from the same stuff used for pro mitts and balls. Hand-sewn with 108 red stitches, it has a leather interior with eight card pockets and a money slot. Comes in white, brown and black.
This outdoor drink cooler is a fun and functional addition to your patio or deck. It holds up to 68 quarts in its stainless steel insulated ice chest, and its lid doubles as a compact foosball table. It also has a bottle opener with a catch tray, a lower storage shelf, and casters for easy moving.
Pocket watches are a the ultimate in gentlemanly timepieces. The Gotham railroad watch features a bold white-on-black face with easy to read numerals, a 49mm stainless steel case, and a scratch-resistant mineral crystal. It has a small second hand mechanism, and includes a curb chain for attaching it to clothes.
Plane Pieces’ drink coasters are a great gift for aviation enthusiasts. They’re made using authentic Pratt & Whitney gears from WWII radial airplane engines. Each one is encased in clear resin, surrounded with a machined aluminum outer ring, and has a protective bumper underneath. Sold individually, or in sets of four.
This flat-pack wooden kit not only comes together to look like a camera, it actually works. Rather than using a lens, it has a small pinhole opening which captures fuzzy, but artful images onto 35mm film. The 79-piece plywood kit takes about 2 to 3 hours to assemble, and the camera even has a tripod mount.
Not every drink needs to knock you on your ass. Author Kat Odell’s cocktail book offers up 50 recipes for festive drinks that taste delicious but are light on the alcohol. They’re perfect for a daytime party, a day at the beach, or just when you want something mellow and not too potent.
The idea of a beer and cigarette soap sounds pretty awful on paper. But rest assured, the fragrances in Soap Distillery’s manly soap bar are surprisingly pleasing, swirling together scents of tobacco, lavender, and hops, into a moisturizing and cleansing mix of coconut, olive, and sunflower oils, lager beer, and black clay.
Combining a handmade wood board with a miniature concrete fire pit, Swoon Living’s tabletop setup lets you make delicious S’mores whenever you feel like it. The board has cutouts to hold skewers, marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers (not included). The fire burns isopropyl alcohol or high-proof vodka.
We can think of no better gift for an aviation fanatic than this metal model inspired by the iconic Hughes H-4 Hercules. Like the real Spruce Goose, this miniature has eight propellers, though these turn using a wind-up mechanism rather than 28-cylinder Pratt & Whitney engines. The 219-piece kit is best for ages 14+.
Coppertist Handmade creates some really wonderful little trinkets from various metals. Among their many unique items are these marble-finish brass incense burners in the shape of a house cat. Each one wields its aromatic stick like a kitty with a lightsaber while symbolizing independence, curiosity, and rebirth.
Leatherman’s bestselling Signal Multi-tool looks great in a matte black finish. The outdoorsman’s tool comes with a firestarter, an emergency whistle, a knife sharpener, a combo knife, a saw, a hammer, box wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, can and bottle openers, and more.
Wally Koval and the followers of the Accidentally Wes Anderson Instagram page are on a mission to find real locations that capture the fastidious and whimsical style of filmmaker Wes Anderson. This 368-page book chronicles some of these wondrous destinations through images and stories, along with a foreword by Anderson himself.
Just because you’re away from your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t serve up an amazing meal for your friends and family. Emma Frisch’s cookbook for the outdoors not only includes recipes and menus, but shopping and equipment lists to help make dining under the stars a truly memorable experience.
This super-compact Keurig machine is perfect for your desktop, brewing up your favorite K-Cup pods in a snap. It makes hot drinks from 6 to 12 oz, and has a storage bin in the back for up to nine pods. For added water capacity and multiple brew strengths, consider the K-Supreme Plus.
Keep your beer bottles and cans frosty cold for hours with these cooler shells that wrap around your beverages. They feature double-wall vacuum insulation and a stainless steel body. A removable cap holds bottles securely in place, while cans fit snugly on their own. As a bonus, its cap doubles as a bottle opener.
Show your love for classic Nintendo games with this set of eight chipboard drink coasters made to look like flattened cartridges from the 8-bit gaming system. Includes Zelda, Metroid, ExciteBike, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, and Super Mario 2 and 3 designs.
The sweetest smells at NYC’s Chelsea Market come from the mini donuts made fresh at Doughnuttery. The stand now ships DIY Donut Kits to foodies everywhere. Just blend their secret batter mix with water, use the depositor to drop perfect circles into hot oil, then dust with cinnamon, coco loco, lemonpop, and strawberry sugars.
Looking for a gift for a beard-wearer in your life? This grooming kit includes a variety of products to help care for and tame facial hair, including beard wash, beard oil, beard balm, a boar’s hair beard brush, and a face cooling towel. It all comes packed in a travel case, along with a “Grave Before Shave” keychain bottle opener.
Add a bit of levity to your kitchen with this cheeky towel from Twisted Wares. It provides the sage cooking advice “When in Doubt, Pull It Out,” which you can interpret in whatever way you prefer. The 26″ x 26″ towel is made from 100% cotton and comes with a built-in strap that keeps it from falling. More punny kitchen gifts here.
Despite its low alcohol content and questionable flavor, White Claw spiked selzer has become something of a cultural phenomenon. Now you can enjoy the delightful citrus fragrance without the hangovers with this lemongrass candle from Meriwether. It’s made from an upcycled can and hand-poured soy wax.
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