2021 Gift Guide

Everyday items your friends and family will actually use and love. 🖖 give good gift.

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Travel Goodies

Travel is the ultimate gift. It opens our minds and hearts, gets us out of our ruts, exposes us to the world.

Everyday Carry Bags & Organizers

Everyday bags need to be functional, stylish and organized for life.

Everyday Tech

Don’t settle for tech they’ll throw away in a month. Good everyday tech enables creativity and connection.
  • Bluetooth Earbuds — so much walk, talk (call your dad), audiobook, podcast listening. Apple Airpods Pro are the best i’ve used if you’re in the Apple ecosystem. Jabra 65t still my favorite for everything else (including exercise).
  • Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones — tune out the world, get focused, great call quality, gotta lay flat for easy carry. I use this one everyday and have loved it for years (affordable!). This one is a bit more spendy but worth the upgrade.
  • A Good Recharge Battery — If they don’t already have one.
  • A TSA Approved Multi-Tool — small, useful, won’t get taken from you when you travel with it.
  • Sonos Move — put music back into my life. Moveable speaker, charging base, works totally different than bluetooth though, you can walk away! (I collect good background music on spotify.) Here’s a solid affordable speaker that does great.

Work & Office Stuff

How and where we get our work done matters. Solid upgrades here can make a big impact.
  • A Great Notebook + Pen — For my friends I like to get a little kit including a Totebook, a Panobook and a Mark One Pen from Studio Neat. Excellent paper, two different sizes (Panobook fits between you and your laptop 👌) and one of the most satisfying pens I’ve experienced. (That click!)
  • Remarkable 2 Tablet — this thing makes an EPIC gift. Feels so good to write on. One of the most exciting upgrades to an analogue/digital workflow. Also, best ebook reader I’ve used.
  • Ergonomic Accessories — ergonomics at the desk MATTER. Roost Laptop Stand is a great addition to any desk/bag. Checkout stuff from Fully. The TicTok chair is incredible. And an ergonomic floor mat for standing desks can be one of those things that people use everyday (but wouldn’t buy for themselves).
  • An Excellent Coffee Maker — Ratio make a coffee maker that makes better coffee than most cafés, looks beautiful and will last YEARS.
  • A Coffee Subscription — great beans delivered regularly from micro-roasters all over the country. EPIC GIFT.
  • A Good Phone/Watch Dock — setup your phone and watch and airpods to charge on a beautiful, natural charger. I like the Material Dock from Studio Neat. Nomad Goods also make a great dock.

Clothes & Shoes

Excellent materials and designs are what makes those shirts and pants we love putting on every day.
  • The Best Tee Shirt — Seadon’s Daymaker shirt is THE BEST regular-ass tee shirt I’ve found. Made from recycled water bottles and Tencel, feels like your favorite cotton tee. There’s nothing else like it with this kind of eco value. Their Traveler merino is also my go-to merino tee and long sleeve.
  • Good Cheap Undies — Good everyday undies. These are the kind I need, mom. Best materials and performance for the price. (You could spend a lot more money and get the same performance).
  • Good Socks — Go with wool. Darn Tough have been ridiculously reliable socks for me.
  • Excellent Button Up Shirts — wrinkle and odor resistant, stay looking fresh for much longer than regular shirts because they’re made of merino. These shirts are also excellent, more fancy, more stretchy. This shirt is epic for lightweight, warmer climates.
  • My Favorite Jacket — The AirLoft by Western Rise is by far and away the best everyday, every occasion, city, outdoorsy, plains and mountain jacket I’ve ever used. Temp regulating inner liner, insulation, water resistance, great fit.
  • The best everyday man pant — This evolution pant is my go-to pant every single day for city, mountain, board rooms and trails. Lightweight, odor and stain resistant, durable, crotch gusset for better fit. Duer make great stretchy jeans, as does Aviator.
  • Lem’s Boulder Boot — the most comfortable, most badass everyday outdoor rambler for your feet. I got the full leather version 3 years ago and it just keeps looking better and better. Helps your feet become stronger. Feelgrounds also make some simple-good healthy shoes that look and feel good.

Other Goodies

  • Onnit Alpha Brain — an excellent all natural focus agent. Take two before doing something creative.
  • Onnit Total Human — excellent everyday vitamins. 30-day day + night packs. All the things I should be taking and forget to. Nice packaging.
  • Organifi Gold — night time cocktail, reishi, magnesium. Excellent sleep, great taste.
  • CBD Dropper — for de-stressing and for those times you wake up at 2am and want to get back to sleep for a few hours. Non drowsy, high quality, this is a farm I trust and use. Great stocking stuffer.