1 – Midweight Flannel Shirt, J Crew, $79.50, 30% off with code FESTIVE: Super soft, super timeless, super hot.
2 – Chicago Cubs Moccasin Slippers, $29.99: Cheesy? Maybe. Necessary? Yup, as well as the Cubbies robe on this website. FLY THE W, PEOPLE! #gocubsgo
3 – Fuego Box, $13: Guys have a thing with hot sauce like they do scratching their junk, which is why this monthly hot sauce box = genius! With the Fuego Box, your guy can choose from hundreds of sauces and pick 3 for their monthly box. Fuego Box offers a variety of plans from monthly to quarterly to single bottle boxes. Oh – and now you can save $10 off your first box with code COOL!
4 – Personalized phone case, $24.50: Dudes like to keep things simple, and it doesn’t get much easier than carrying your iPhone + your wallet in the same contraption. Utilitarian and swanky – we like it.
5 – Mountain Stitch Sweatpants, $123.99: The most comfortable sweatpants you’ll ever own. Mark our words: he will LIVE in these sweats. And don’t fret about the price, because everyone knows something’s true cost is (its cost) divided by the number of times you wear it… which basically means these are free.
6 – Muir Way Topographic Map, $79: The Range Series – these topographical maps of the Appalachian Mountains, Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada Mountains are more like works of art. Artwork is (objectively) really hard to pick out for other people in general, because it’s so subjective. But these are so universally rad – in a really simple, Nat Geo Explorer Chic kind of way. Plus, it’s way better than his posters he never threw out after college and has push-pinned to the wall. These come in 24″ x 30″ prints – frames are sold separately (but we like this style).
7 – Voluspa Moso Bamboo Candle, $44: This candle is masculine and so delicious. ALMOST smells like a hint of the Holidays, but in a “cold weather outside / crackling fire inside” way, so you can burn it into the New Year.
8 – “Mallmann on Fire: 100 Inspired Recipes to Grill Anytime, Anywhere”, $29.27 Cause we know they love to grill. And how about these apples: “…the passionate master of the Argentine grill takes us grilling in magical places—in winter’s snow, on mountaintops, on the beach, on the crowded streets of Manhattan, on a deserted island in Patagonia, in Paris, Brooklyn, Bolinas, Brazil—each locale inspiring new discoveries as revealed in 100 recipes for meals both intimate and outsized. We encounter legs of lamb and chicken hung from strings, coal-roasted delicata squash, roasted herbs, a parrillada of many fish, and all sorts of griddled and charred meats, vegetables, and fruits, plus rustic desserts cooked on the chapa and baked in wood-fired ovens. At every stop along the way there is something delicious to eat and a lesson to be learned about slowing down and enjoying the process, not just the result.”
9 – Bottlehook Key Chain, $29.98: Because do you ever have one when you need one? Love that this one hooks onto belt loops, bags, pockets etc.
10 – Mudcloth Pillow Cover, $100: Love the hand-stitching and the well-worn, worldly feel of this. Like a pair of old Levis, and we promise it looks good with (everything). Made from authentic vintage hand dyed African Mud Cloth.
11 – Nintendo Entertainment System NES Classic Edition Mini Console w/30 Games, Price/availability vary. Every store is sold out of these nuggets of nostalgia, so you’ll have to get ‘em on Ebay (for way more than priced at, say, a Target). But can you really put a price of sitting down for a 2-player game of Mario 1? I hear coins chinking and mushrooms growing as we speak…
12 – Nike Special Field Air Force 1, $185: I meeeeean, cuz they’re the coolest things we’ve ever seen. What’s (vintage) is new again.
13 – “Good Morning Asshole” Mug, $15: HAAAAAAAHAHAH. You cannot look at this mug and not cackle – or at least crack a smile. Isn’t that worth its weight in gold? PS: Steph got this for her pops last year (Stevie B in the house!) – Rave reviews.
14 – “Evolution” Polo by Lululemon, $88: Our intrepid consultant who shall be named “Koala” told us he swears by these shirts. “Anti-stink”, according to the website. Done.
15 – Grilled Cheese Maker, $24.99: Figuring out what in the what to make for dinner when you’re camping is WAY tougher than you think… I (Steph) didn’t appreciate it until I had to grocery stop for 3 nights of camping in Telluride and was like, HEH?? What keeps (fine) in a cooler, requires minimal prep and isn’t messy? (And is delicious)? Lesson learned when I was trying to cook my crumbly crab cake over a fire, and the people next to me had grilled cheeses + tomato soup in a Thermos.
16 – Floating Record/Vertical Turntable, $499: This is currently sold out (additional stock arriving soon) but it’s ALSO THE COOLEST THING WE’VE EVER SEEN. My step-dad is a huge music guru and has a HUGE collection of vintage vinyl, and I’d love to get this for him. It also just LOOKS cool AF.
17 – Zipped Travel Wallet with Passport Cover in Smooth Cognac & Stone Suede, $345 – This is a pick from our good buddy Koala, who has amazing (champagne) taste & caviar dreams.
18 – The Feed (Food for Athletes) Build Your Own Box, from about $44: Specially made boxes of UBER healthy snacks to fuel you for whatever activity you’re into – Travel Food Survival Box (sign us up), Triathlon Training Box, Cycling Box, 3-Day Backpacking Box, etc. You get to pick about 15 items that are specially chosen for each category to load your box up with. Love this.
19 – Timex Weekender Chromo Oversized, $71 – Timeless and not a zillion dollars.
Since guys always seem to want/need watches and they’re tough to pin down, here are a few more options:
Toms for Apple Watchband, $75: Note: this is just the band; Apple Watch is sold separately. But how much do we love Toms for their goodwill: with every Apple Watch band purchased, they provide one year of solar light to a person in need.
Shinola The Canfield Chronograph Watch, $850: I mean, it’s a down payment on a car, but isn’t it baller? Shinola watches make this list almost every year. My man tried it on last weekend and if I was swimming in Scrooge McDuck’s coin vault, I probably would’ve snapped it up for him.
20 – Faux Fur Throws, starting at $69: RAWR. So cozy.
21 – Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones, $199.95: Super light and portable with super high quality sound, for when you’re at the gym pumping Jock Jams 5.
22 – Leather belt with snake: Ok, we don’t really think you’re gonna buy this for anyone, but we had to include it, just so we could write this quote from Steph’s old boss who suggested this item: “I would rock the shit out of that belt, just to be able to say ‘You checking out my snake, or my snake?’”
23 – Party Bucket, $55 – This is SORT OF goofy, but we know he would SORT OF also use it. It’s got 8 insulated koozies, 1 insulated wine bottle holster (heeeeey girl heeeey), a built-in bottle opener and a separate water resistant pouch for snacks. See you at Super Bowl Sunday!
24 – P.F. candle in teakwood & tobacco, $32: Because aside from Drakkar Noir or a British accent, there’s no greater aphrodisac for a woman than a candle that smells oh so manly and hot.
24.5 – Pure Cashmere socks, $39: Are cashmere socks a necessity? No, but we’re guessing they’ll make your man feel a little special every time he wears them. And isn’t that what Holiday Gift Lists are all about?! These in particular are super luxurious and warm, just in time for the winter months.
25 – Tumi expandable carry-on suitcase, $675: Pricey, but if you know a guy who’s constantly flying, this is a GREAT suitcase, and the biggest carry-on that will work for both domestic and international travel.
26 – Sphere ice molds, $10.95: We love these for guys because the part-Mad Men, part-futuristic vibes they give off are super cool, AND they chill a drink evenly and melt slowly so the drink doesn’t get diluted.
27 – World’s Greatest Farter T-Shirt, $27.95: Show me a man who wouldn’t get a chuckle out of this shirt and wear it to bed with pride. Or at a BBQ, if they’re gangster. One of us may or may not have just bought this for her Pops..
28 – Enamel Mug, 2-pack, $12.69: So cute and campfire-y! The manliest man in your life will appreciate drinking his Bulletproof coffee outta these, as they’re made to withstand basically anything.
29 – PGX golf clubs: For golfers, PXG are “the sh*t” per one of the fave men we know. They’re not cheap, but basically the “Rolls Royce” of clubs…
30 – Walnut MacBook Cover, $79: You can practically picture Paul Bunyon sitting on a hillside with his trusty blue ox by his side, drinking a cup of super strong coffee and blogging away on this computer – which is covered in all of its walnut glory – about his latest traveling lumberjack adventures.
31 – The Pocket Torch, $18.95: File this under STEPHANIE HAS A MOUNTAIN MAN BOYFRIEND. Just kidding. This powerful little torch is used with one’s lighter and is great for lighting a fire during camping, with firewood in the chimney, or, er, making crème brulee in the woods.
32 – Electric/Indoor Grill, $584.10: We know so many dudes without a balcony or backyard, so this is a great alternative to a gas grill: It’s portable, has a lot of cooking space but small enough that you can cook from your kitchen. Easily collapsible so you can tuck it away.
33 – UE Boom Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Starting from $71.99: An amazing Bluetooth speaker with the best sound – and such a small device! You can even buy two to get an even bigger, better sound.
34 – TRX Home Gym, $179.95: Everytime I’m forced to use a TRX in my workout class I want to soak in a bath the next day, I’m that sore. Gift this to the guy who wants to sculpt his body/core at home, at the beach, in a hotel room, on a moutainside… you catch our drift. PS: My old trainer thought this was one of the best workouts out there.
35 – Remastered Herman Miller Aeron Chair, $780: This one’s not cheap, but it IS, hands-down, the most comfortable office chair of all time. I (Steph here) get asked at least once a week by dudes what chair they should buy for their office… this is my answer, every time. The classic yet Jetsons design is also super bad a$$ and ergonomically insane (read this part with regards to that). I feel the same way about office chairs as I do about beds: you spend about 1/3 of your life in (each of those), so you can’t afford to have them be uncomfortable.
36 – Shawl Collar Sweater, $108, 30% off with code FESTIVE: Ok, so after Drakkar Noir, a British accent, and a teakwood and tobacco-scented candle (see above), a DILF sweater ranks right up there as one of the more powerful aphrodisiacs for a woman. And no Covet Living Gift Guide (ever) is complete without one.
37 – Bonobos Travel Jeans, $108: 99% cotton, 1% spandex. Supposedly SUPER comfy with a great fit.
38 – “50 Places to Bike Before You Die”, $19. A gorgeous book with stunning color photographs for the amateur Lance Armstrong in your life (minus, you know, the doping and all).
39 – Norelco Nosetrimmer 3100, from $23.79. Totally not a sexy gift, but more for a boyfriend or husband or your dad; ie, someone you’re reallllll comfortable with. And then maybe lock yourself in the bathroom for 2 minutes, turn the fan AND the faucet on and borrow it when he’s not paying attention.. OHMYGODWAITWHOSAIDTHAT? This description will self-destruct in 5 seconds…
40 – Ted Baker Chukka Boot, starting at $81.69: This style of shoe is classic and one of Karrie’s husband’s faves; it can be worn out at night or to work, and almost covers up the fact that he’s wearing the same underwear for the third day in a row (just kidding, that would be Karrie):
41- Guitar Pick Punch, $22.70: Pop this in your guy’s stocking if he’s a music man. You cute groupie you. #pennylane
Steph & Karrie