Gift Guide for Men: 2017

Oars + Alps "Full Kit" - We're always on the hunt for a natural deodorant that actually works. Oars + Alps has great masculine branding, and this kit has the deodorant, but also other "pamper" like products that don't feel too feminine for a guy. 

Bourbon of the Month from Mouth - This one doesn't need much explanation. Bourbon is a perfect winter liquor to sip, and what better way to discover new distilleries than to have a different one show up at your house every month? If he's not into Bourbon there are other liquor options (plus amazing snacks).

Artifact Uprising Wood Block + Prints - Simple, sweet, and unassuming. You don't need to pick only one print! We love it for a dad, grandpa or uncle on a desk or dresser. 

Party Splatter Mug + Toby's Estate Coffee - For his favorite morning ritual, paired with our favorite local coffee producer. 

Jacques Pepin New Complete Techniques - In a podcast interview, we heard restaurant owner and head judge on Top Chef Tom Colicchio credit a lot of his learning to this book. He has said, "...Pépin asks the reader to not treat this as a book, treat it as an apprenticeship. I took that to heart, and, indirectly, Jacques Pépin became my mentor through these techniques." 

AirPods - Not your average earbuds. If he doesn't already have them, he wants them. Whenever you pull them out of the charging case, they instantly turn on and connect to your iPhone (or whatever Apple device you want). Audio automatically plays as soon as you put them in your ears and pauses when you take them out. 

French Terry Sweatshirt - A classic cozy everyday sweatshirt that offers good tall sizing.

Nike Sneakers - John + Josh are big sneaker fans, and so many men are! Never a bad idea to add to the collection, or look for something they may not have seen yet. There are so many great options out there ranging from super affordable to super luxury so they can be a great gift no matter your price point.

Yeti Rambler 20 oz Tumbler - We're both married to men who love YETI. Their products are pretty superior in their categories, and this mug could be for a walk to work, or ice fishing on a pond--it covers men with different lifestyles and hobbies, and the magnetic slider is clutch for functionality.

Best Made SWS Roll Top Duffle - a GREAT looking duffle perfect as carry on luggage, or in the outdoors. "Synthetic With Soul" Best Made carefully sources the best materials for the task at hand -- this one is waterproof resistant lined and ready for the next adventure. 

Gift Card for 50 Oysters + The Best Shucking Knife - Oysters delivered fresh from New England to your door. Don't forget to include the shucking knife! John shucks hundreds every summer and insists this is the best.