THE BEST Gifts

Shinola Travel Chess Set

Shinola Travel Chess Set

Shinola’s elegant travel chess set makes for a very special Father’s Day gift. It features a combination carry case and game board handmade from Navy and Bourbon leather, along with a debossed checkerboard surface and cutout slots for holding its resin game tokens, which flip over for a quick game of checkers.

Little Puzzle Things

Little Puzzle Things

Areaware presents a collection of tiny 8″ jigsaw puzzles based on images of everyday objects. Selections include breakfast cereal, a disco ball, a pretzel, a piñatas, a slice of pizza, and even an accurate Chicago hot dog (without ketchup, of course.) Get 10% when you order 4 or more using code LPTBUNDLE at checkout.

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The Good Shit Whiskey Glass

The Good Shit Whiskey Glass

If you like to sip your whiskey neat, or maybe with a single ice cube, you want it to be quality stuff. Meriwether’s simply embellished 11 oz. rocks glass serves as a reminder and a pronouncement that you only drink classy spirits, and would never reach for the bottom shelf.

Cairo Throw

Cairo Throw

Artist Susan Kare is known for her design of the system icons used on the original Apple Macintosh. In addition, she created the Cairo “dingbats” typeface, which can now be enjoyed on one of Areaware’s woven 50″ x 70″ blankets, crafted from 100% organic cotton. Available in black/white, green/pink, or grey/yellow.

Practical Father’s Day Gifts 2020

Practical Father’s Day Gifts 2020

Father’s Day 2020 is on Sunday, June 21. Don’t forget to do something nice for your Pops, and grab him a nice gift he can use all year long. Everyday Carry picked 25 great gifts that serve a purpose, including pocket tools, electronic gadgets, watches, wallets, bags, and fitness gear. There’s something for every kind of dad on the list.

Scrabble Road Trip Edition

Scrabble Road Trip Edition

This special travel edition of Hasbro’s classic crossword game Scrabble has a grid that locks its tiny tiles in place, so you can even play while in the back seat of a moving car or on top of the bed without worry. Its flip-out word trays and folding board also mean you can save your game and resume later.

X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks

X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks

Alex Dodson of Burned by Design makes some pretty sweet Star Wars fire pits. But if you’re looking for something you can burn indoors, check out this dogfighting duo. The pair of steel candlesticks is handmade to order using laser-cut steel, and will look great sitting on your bookshelf as the Empire and Rebellion battle it out with fire.

Origin 3D Wood Maps

Origin 3D Wood Maps

Based in Tahoe Woods, California, Origin Artwork creates awesome laser-cut wall art with a tremendous amount of depth and dimension. Their designs feature topographic maps of real world locations, fictitious places, and the occasional video game screen.

Jet Dreams

Jet Dreams

Jessica Ambats is passionate about both photography and aviation, and she’s quite the talent behind the lens. Her 160-page book features some of the spectacular images she’s captured over the past 15 years, with a unique focus on pilots who own and fly their own jets. Available as a digital download or hardcover.

Adventur 3.0 Multitool

Adventur 3.0 Multitool

MRF Multitools’ Adventur 3.0 is a card-sized multitool that gives you 40 tools in one compact package. You can use it as an axe, a spear, a shovel, a knife, a wrench, a screwdriver, a can opener and much more. It’s available in stainless, gunmetal, or patina steel, as well as titanium.

Froot Loops Candle

Froot Loops Candle

Etsy store Candlelit Desserts makes candles and soaps that look like a variety of food. Its bestseller is this candle that not only looks but also smells like Froot Loops. The 12oz candle comes in a 6″ bowl and has a spoon embedded in it. Not part of a nutritious breakfast.

You Suck at Cooking: The Book

You Suck at Cooking: The Book

From the creators of the YouTube cooking series of the same name, comes a cookbook filled with more than 60 tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes that will make you feel like you actually know a thing or two about cooking, and might actually impress your family and friends.

The Woodbook

The Woodbook

Between 1888 and 1913, Romeyn Beck Hough collected specimens of wood to create what would become the de facto standard for studying trees and wood. Taschen got their hands on a pristine copy of the 14 volume set, and photographed each sample for this 768 page book. A fantastic gift for any artist or woodworker.

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Firefighter Bar Tools

Firefighter Bar Tools

Have a firefighter in the family? These bar tools from Halligan Bottle Openers make a great gift for our valiant first responders. The set includes a bottle opener that looks like a tiny Halligan pry bar, and a corkscrew that resembles a pickaxe. They come with red or black handles, and can be personalized for $10 extra.

Candy Birthday Gift Boxes

Candy Birthday Gift Boxes

Looking for a fun and nostalgic birthday gift for a parent or grandparent? Woodstock Candy packs gift boxes with candies that were available during the year of their birth – assuming they were born in 1989 or earlier. Depending on the year, they might find Razzles, Wax Lips, Pop Rocks, Zots, or Turkish Taffy among other classic sweets.

Full Moon Silver Coins

Full Moon Silver Coins

Put the moon in the palm of your hand with Shire Post Mint’s lovely lunar memento. Each coin features engraved detail of the near and far sides of the moon, struck into solid 999 fine silver. Available in 1″ (.25 troy oz.) and 1.5″ (1 troy oz.) sizes. Why can’t real currency look this awesome?

Smootherpro Hex Bolt Pen

Smootherpro Hex Bolt Pen

A bargain-priced bolt-action pen, CNC machined from brass, and featuring a hexagonal body to prevent rolling off of your desktop. Available in natural brass, or antique bronze finishes, and accepts easily-found refills from Parker, Fisher and Schneider.

Vacuum Tube Flash Drives

Vacuum Tube Flash Drives

Latvian gadget maker SlavaTech creates USB flash drives that are encased in authentic vacuum tubes. Each one has an LED that lights up when the drive is plugged in, giving it that warm, vintage glow. They come in 8GB to 256GB storage capacities.

Katana Bookends

Katana Bookends

Mustard’s playful metal bookends make it look like you’ve pierced your collection of books with a samurai sword. The trick to the illusion is that the metal hides inside of the end books, and the faux sword parts hold in place with magnets. They’re perfect for storing your copies of Bushido and The Art of War.

Leather Sketch Journal Covers

Leather Sketch Journal Covers

Oklahoma leather goods maker Backerton handcrafts these substantial covers for your Moleskine, Field Notes, and other 3.5″ x 5.5″ journals. Each one features a bold image that’s been permanently fused into the surface of the leather. There are lots of cool designs to choose from, but Godzilla is our favorite.

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Duke Cannon’s Shampoo Pucks

Duke Cannon’s Shampoo Pucks

Skip the bottle, and keep your hair clean with Duke Cannon’s tough-lathering shampoo pucks. Each one offers up to 175 washes, with naturally-derived fragrances, and scalp-stimulating ingredients like mint and eucalyptus, argan oil for conditioning, and oat kernel protein for strength. In Field Mint, Gold Rush Fever, and Barrel Char.

Great Gifts for Grads 2020

Great Gifts for Grads 2020

It might not feel like it, but it’s the end of the school year, and graduates deserve something extra special in a year when they couldn’t attend their ceremonies and celebrations in person. Everyday Carry shares 10 great gifts for grads that are sure to be cherished and remembered for years.

The Bottle Opener 2

The Bottle Opener 2

Discommon’s bottle opener is the most expensive opener we’ve featured, but it’s a beautiful work of art for the everyday carry aficionado. Thanks to precision machining, they were able to perforate its grade 5 titanium body, then hand-stitched leather in place for an elegant grip. Choose from orange/satin or navy/shiny finishes.

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf

Gold Tone makes banjos, guitars, mandolins and ukes that look as good as they sound. They also use real guitar parts to make this cool shelf for music-lovers. It has a mahogany body and neck with interior detailing, shelves with binding, a walnut finger board, and a guitar hanger wall mount. Shredding talent not included.

Isolation Update Cross Stitch Kit

Isolation Update Cross Stitch Kit

Leave it to the crafters at Subversive Cross Stitch to create this timely DIY “Isolation Update” kit for tracking the number of days since you’ve last worn pants (or days without makeup, a bra, or crying) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Ideal for stress relief when you feel like stabbing something hundreds of times.

Fillit Pocket

Fillit Pocket

Fillit Pocket is a reusable stick-on pocket. It sticks to metal, glass, wood and plastic surfaces. It’s perfect for adding a pocket to your laptop for your dongles and peripherals. Our only knock on it is that it doesn’t have a flap or a zipper, so you always need to keep it upright.

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