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Ultimate Gift Guide For Guys | 2016

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Covet Living | ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR GUYS 2016

Covet Living | ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR GUYS 2016

1 – Midweight Flannel Shirt, J Crew, $79.50, 30% off with code FESTIVE: Super soft, super timeless, super hot.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.”

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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.

Covet Living Gift Guide for Guys 2016

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.

Covet Living Gift Guide for Guys 2016

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…

Covet Living Gift Guide for Guys 2016

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.

Covet Living Gift Guide for the Guys 2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Covet Living Gift Guide for Guys 2016

 

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.

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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.

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19 – Timex Weekender Chromo Oversized, $71 – Timeless and not a zillion dollars.

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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.

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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.

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20 – Faux Fur Throws, starting at $69: RAWR.  So cozy.

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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.

Covet Living Gift Guide for Guys 2016

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?’”

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Covet Living Gift Guide for Guys 2016

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..
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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Covet Living Gift Guide for Guys 2016

37 – Bonobos Travel Jeans, $108: 99% cotton, 1% spandex. Supposedly SUPER comfy with a great fit.

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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).

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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…
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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):
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41- Guitar Pick Punch, $22.70: Pop this in your guy’s stocking if he’s a music man. You cute groupie you. #pennylane
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That’s all we got!  If you need more ideas, you can also shop previous years’ gift guides: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015. PS: “For the Home” & “For Gals” Gift Guides will be up next week – stay tuned!!

xoxo!

Steph & Karrie

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Guys

Covet Living Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Guys

1 – BUFFALO CHECK FLANNEL SHIRT, J.Crew, $79.50.  Show me a boy who doesn’t look good in a red buffalo check and – oh wait.  There’s no such thing.

Buffalo Check

2 – HIGHWAY MATCHES, Jayson Home & Garden, $8.95.  Not that the red Strike-on-box matchboxes aren’t cool, but this is mo betta to look at.  It’s the little things.

Highway Matches

3 – HAND-STAMPED TIE BAR, Lord & Lady Co, $40.  I’ve been told that every man needs a good tie bar… we love this one for its simple, classic design.  Personalize it with your favorite guy’s initials.

Hand stamped tie bar | Covet Living

4 – “CONCERT 1982,” One Kings Lane, $225 – $295.  I feel like I would see this ultra cool framed piece nonchalantly tilted against the wall on the top of the mantle in some handsome, mysterious bachelor’s loft.  But if the guy you’re shopping for doesn’t curate so well for himself, well, now’s your chance to help him out.

Concert 1982 | Covet Living

5 – BLUETOOTH TRACKING TAG, Uncommon Goods, $40.  We count on Uncommon Goods to deliver only the most genius gifts, and this one is no exception.  The rosewood tag comes with a companion app for your phone, so when you lose your keys for the 987th time (you can also attach to your iPad or anything else you always seem to misplace), the app will find ’em for you lickety split.    On the flip, if you lose your phone but have your tracking tag, touch the alert button and voilà.

Bluetooth Tracking Tag

6 – THE BIG BAD BOOK OF BILL MURRAY, Urban Outfitters, $22.95.  Because never has a funnier man ever lived.  Like, ever.

Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

7 – CLARISONIC ALPHA FIT SONIC CLEANSER, Sephora, $189.  We’ll let InStyle tell it to ya: “To get specific, men’s skin generally tends to be thicker than women’s, and has a lower pH, meaning they could be more prone to breakouts. Because of the repeated motions created by shaving, men’s complexions also have a weaker barrier function and are more likely to lose moisture. The Alpha Fit caters to these needs with two targeted settings for both clean-shaven skin as well as full-on Lumbersexual beards, which effectively remove any buildup hiding at the roots of his stubble.”

Clarisonic for Men

8 – BLUE CHAMBRAY SKINNY TIE, Lord & Lady Co via Domino, $64.99.  He’ll be channeling his inner Don Draper with this little ditty.  And we all know panties go flying when Don Draper enters a room.  See how that works out?? #everybodywins

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9 – STRIPED WOOL BLANKETS, Green Island, from $198.  Note the classic detailing with the slim stripes and the whipstitch and what-not.  This bad boy ups the cozy and the effortlessly cool factor, big time.  It’s so mountain man!  Rawr.  PS: discovered in Mountain Living Mag.  Thanks, Lumberjacks!

Striped Wool Blankets Go Green Island

10 –  CUSTOM TAILORED DRESS SHIRTS, Indochino, $55 and up.  Before I launched into Interior Design, I worked at med device giant Stryker – a testosterone-filled wonderland where the most handsome, down-to-earth, brilliant and athletic dudes on the planet all work.  And so after awhile, I came to know one universal struggle boys face: their dress shirts NEVER fit right.  Indochino is the anecdote: guys pick a style, send in their measurements and get a custom shirt in the mail.  BANG.

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11 – TEAKWOOD & TOBACCO CANDLE, Pommes Frites Candle Co via Lulu & Georgia, $18.  I love the understated packaging of this almost as much as the fact that it’ll keep a dude’s place smelling more like a woodsy wonderland and less like the inside of a jock strap.

Teakwood and Tobacco

12 – MAN CRATES, $19.99 and up.  What’s your guy into – Hunting?  Fishing?  Retro video games?  Grilling?  Beer-making?  Whatever tickles his pickle, they’ve got a crate for that.  Thissun’s fer huntin‘.

Hunting Crate | Covet Living Gift Guide 2015

13 – TED BAKER GROOMING KIT, Dot & Bo, $33.  Hey.  Their cuticles & such need tending to, too.  And in this handsome little travel case?  I mean – who wouldn’t wanna trim their nose hair?

Ted Baker Grooming Kit

14 – MEN’S LOGO SWEATPANTS, Aviator Nation, $114.  I know.  $114 is steep for sweatpants.  I said that too until I tried a pair on, and I now realize they’re worth every. single. penny.  Honest to God the best &^$# sweatpants on the planet.  And actually – think of them as $57, because you know you’re gonna wear them half the time anyway.  Problem solved!  PS sweet LORD does Smith Jarrod’s younger teenage totally legal twin come with ’em?

Aviator Nation

15 – CIGAR CUTTER, El Casco via One Kings Lane, $149.  Function meets beauty.  I feel like this is the male counterpart to our acrylic staplers and giant brassy-handled scissors and such – serves a legit purpose but like a work of art in and of itself.

Cigar Cutter

16 – MALACHITE TUMBLERS, Dwell Studio, $25.  Not that red Solo cups and/or washed-out spaghetti jars don’t make good drinking glasses, but these up the ante. Love that the malachite almost looks like faux bois.  Again – it’s like Dick Whitman’s in the house.

Malachite Tumblers

17 – HUNTINGTON GEAR DUFFEL, Buxton via One Kings Lane, $79.  Found: the perfect carry on / perfect weekender bag, pour lui.

Huntington Duffel

18 – iPHONE PROJECTOR, Jayson Home & Garden, $60.  “Modern technology meets vintage aesthetics… Show friends photos, project music videos at a house party, or watch a movie in bed.”

iPhone Projector

19 – SHINOLA MEN’S WATCHES, from $550.  This pick is brought to you by former boss – a dapper gent with a mild case of Affluenza – but Shinola watches ARE the bomb.  We promise your favorite guy won’t be mad if you get him one this year.

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20 – HOUSE OF CARDS SEASON 1 DVD, Amazon, $14.99.  Be warned, he might watch the whole season in one sitting.  One of the best-acted shows to hit the tube in years. Frank & Claire Underwood somehow artfully manage to seem graceful while being disgraceful.

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21 – DNA GENETIC TESTING & ANALYSIS, 23andMe, $199.  This find we can’t take credit for – our favorite pro athlete sent it our way, noting: “…there’s this thing where you swab your saliva and it tells you everything- like who your ancestors are, what you should and shouldn’t eat, if you’re more susceptible to a terminal illness. Everything!”     23 and me Then he followed-up with THIS screen shot from a buddy of his who had purchased it for his mom & grandmother…  I mean.  Single tear.

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22 – SUPERMAN UNDERPANTS, H&M, $12.99 $5.  Does this one really even need a description?

Superman Scoobs

23 – HANDCRAFTED LEATHER PORTFOLIO CASE No 18, Colonel Littleton, $150.  I purposefully asked my most highfalutin guy friend with the snootiest taste – you know, the one who has everything and is impossible to buy for – what the best gift he’d ever gotten was.  This was his pick – it was a gift from his father that he uses at work every day.  Love.

Colonel Littleton Padfolio

24 – DRIFTWOOD CHARGING STATION, Celadon Home, $79.  I’m always on the fence about cufflinks in the shape of bullets and equally borderline cheesy gifts for guys, but this is actually pretty cool.

Driftwood Charging Station

25 – MOUNTAIN HAUS CANDLE, Haus Interior, $34.  “A blue spruce needle and lavender base enhanced by the notes of cedar wood, patchouli and sandalwood” …because again – anything trumps the aroma of sweaty socks wafting from the direction of the laundry basket.

Mountain Haus Candle

26 – GOLDEN ROLLING HILLS ROAD ARTWORK, Kevin Russ for One Kings Lane, $189 – $369.  It’s not that our favorite fellas can’t decorate on their own, but it’s kinda like picking the restaurant so they don’t have to do all the planning guesswork… a little help never hurts.  We love this 50’s-feeling open road shot of some remote highway out west.

Golden Rolling Hills Rd

27 – NEW APPLE TV, Apple, from $149.  Apparently, it’s now all about the apps. “With the new Apple TV and its powerful new tvOS, developers are creating experiences that will change what you expect from your big screen, making your TV feel as personal as your iPhone or iPad.”  …what they said.

New Apple TV

28 – TEXTURED COTTON SHAWL COLLAR CARDIGAN, J.Crew, $128.  Show me a guy who doesn’t look perfectly rugged and handsome in this modern-day, cozy hipster-version of a Werther’s Original original.  Oh, right.  There’s no such thing. #dilfsweatersorbust

Shawl Collar

xoxoxo!!

Steph and Karrie's Signatures TOGETHER