Garrett Wade’s handsome copper desk accessory makes a great display piece or paperweight, while its 6″ diameter glass magnifying lens makes it easy to read details on maps and other printed diagrams. The curvature of the glass pulls in light, improving illumination as well.
THE BEST Gifts
Get your sugar and caffeine fix every day of the month with this 30-pack of bite-sized chocolate bars from Brooklyn’s Raaka Chocolate. Choose from Pink Sea Salt, 100% Cocoa, Oat Milk, Coconut Milk, or a mixed set of all four flavors. Each bar is made from sustainably-sourced, unroasted beans for a complex, natural flavor.
Let a loved one know you’re thinking about them whether you’re across town or across the globe. These wi-fi connected lamps change colors when someone touches the one it’s been paired with. Just tap, and the other light will match the color of its partner. Sold individually or in pairs.
Created by Ontario, Canada artists Erica and Steven Moore, this glass and brass bird feeder attaches to your window using clear suction cups, letting you watch birds nibble on seeds up close and personal. It measures appx. 8″ x 8″ x 8″, and is suitable for a variety of avians from chickadees to blue jays.
The objective of the adult party game Over-Rated is simple: players pick review cards and match them up with a selected location card. The person who comes up with the best/funniest/most inappropriate answer wins the round. The first player to collect five location cards wins. This one’s definitely not for the kids.
Designed by artist Panisa Khunprasert, this reversible chess and checkers set features a bold color scheme and modern, minimal iconography. Both the playing pieces and board are made from sustainably-grown rubberwood, and the board slides open to provide storage. Measures 8.75″w x 8.75″d x 1.75″h.
Pix Brix are interlocking single-stud bricks for creating 2D pixel or 3D voxel art. They not only click together like LEGO, but can be securely locked side-by-side for flat artworks. A special multifunction tool makes the blocks easy to manipulate and disassemble. They’re also compatible with other major brick brands.
This special 2020 limited-edition pocket knife from Victorinox makes a great gift for anyone who loves to fish. It features imagery of fishing gear on one side and a colorful fishing scene on the other. Its functions include a blade, nail file/screwdriver, scissors, tweezers, toothpick, and a key ring.
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.
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.