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CLJ Gift Guide: 15 Gifts for Guys

November 24, 2017

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1. The absolute best, lightweight, folds-into-a-tiny-pack hammock perfect for going outdoors backpacking, camping, or hiking. Because sleeping under the stars sounds like his idea of the best time ever. $29

2. A new, luxe, soft leather office chair and the promise to give his office a little makeover. $286

3. A vintage-inspired gray crewneck sweatshirt, with stitching in all the right places (that triangle is key!) because there’s no better closet staple a man can have. $86

4. Weirdly amazing, brush on, rinse off, activated charcoal teeth whitening powder (that actually works!!) because he can’t stand to wear whitening strips. $11

5. A handy angle template tool to facilitate measurements and all your DIY projects with no more inaccurate cuts or repetitive measuring. So he can measure even the most awkward angles in the house and nail it every time. $9

6. A Crepe maker for Sundays when he likes to make breakfast. $39

7. A poker chips carousel and cards so him and his buddies can pretend to lay down the big bucks while playing cards. $39.

8. A year’s subscription to his favorite magazine, like Popular Science (or one of these 100 best magazines!) $10.

9. Not available. Similar! Slippers to wear around the house all winter. $49

10. A speed bag he can mount almost anywhere to spice up his workouts, and because he WILL master that thing. $24

11. Classic sneakers in a cool color. $46.

12. Carbon Steel wood carving tools set, and some blocks to get started, because he loves to make stuff with his hands. $21

13. A laptop sleeve that’s padded and stylish, with the signature Herschel logo, that will keep his laptop protected. $30.

14. A monthly Wohven subscription–the best fitting t-shirt there ever was–since he loves a t-shirt. Choose between receiving a plain or graphic one (designed by a different artist every month!) or both! Starting at $9.

15. Sold out. Similar!A duffle bag with collapsible shelves, that can hang from any rod or door frame so he’ll immediately feel unpacked when he’s on the road. $28.

Ps. More gifts for guys here and here, and the 2017 gift guide so far

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  1. Rachel says:

    I was intrigued by the charcoal teeth whitening powder – what a cool idea! But then I googled it and apparently some dentists are concerned that using such an abrasive substance may erode your enamel, which never grows back! So… just a word of caution. They recommend using it only for short periods of time, not scrubbing too hard or using it for weeks on end.
    Any dentists out there that could weigh in? Or has anyone seen good scientific research on this?

  2. Elyse says:

    This is one of the better “guys” gift guides I’ve seen! Spans all sort of interests and no stupid Craft Beer Pint Glass IN SIGHT! Hallelujah. My husband is going to love that activated charcoal in his stocking!

    Any tips on in-laws?! For some reason that is a huge challenge for me… I keep getting Kendra Scott Earrings for his mom and Golf Accessories for his dad, but that’s a little boring and played out. Also, anything to distract them from saying “A pregnancy announcement is the best Christmas present we could want” would be great. (We got married 6 months ago)

    Anyways keep up the good work!

  3. Shannon says:

    Hi Julia,

    Will you do another guide this year with gifts for the Home Cook? My stepdad is an absolute foodie/home chef like Chris, and every year I wonder what I could get him that he’d really appreciate in the kitchen or by the grill. Thanks!

  4. Tyra says:

    Thank you for the tips! Where is the charcoal teeth whitening from? Great idea for a stocking stuffer

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