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Shinola Runwell Watch
It’s the new classic.
Custom Photo Reprint from the NY Times
Whoa. Any favorite photo at all. Amazing.
$155, NY Times Store
Fire Department Roasted-to-Order Coffee
Supporting firefighter and military charities. And his ability to stand upright in the morning.
$11.99+, Fire Dept Coffee
Limited Edition Bespoke Bow Tie
If he’s a bow tie guy (and we do love our bow tie guys!), this shop is just exquisite.
$65, William + James
Gourmet Chili Sea Salt Collection
Chili! Sea salt! Together! I mean, what’s not to love?
$45.50, Gent Supply Co
Bose Soundlink Micro Waterproof Speaker
Impervious to seawater, sweat, and pesky juice box spills.
Wild Sockeye Salmon Gift Box
GIve your favorite outdoorsman four pouches of highly rated, sustainably sourced salmon from a company that lives its values when it comes to the planet and our natural resources.
Premium Distressed Leather Backpack
Oof. We could definitely borrow that one ourselves.
$398, Moral Code
Use code CMP20 for 20% off all orders + free shipping
Stillhouse Whiskey Distillery Tour
Worth a trip to Brooklyn. Or, look for another one near you.
$30 for 2 people, Xperience Days
Forza Motorsport 7 Deluxe Edition for XBOX ONE or PC
Currently among Metacritic’s top 5 XBOX ONE games. And we always trust those guys.
$79.99 download, Microsoft
The ultimate home entertainment wireless speaker. Get ready to turn up the volume.
(Also, you are really really nice if you get this for him!)
Great Books and Time to Read Them
Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the NY Times Photo Archives
by by Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh, Damien Cave, Rachel L. Swarns
Vacationland by John Hodgman
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Find them at Amazon, or your local indie bookseller
Retro Style Citrus Juicer
Make it extra special with a crate of Honeybells from Hale Groves
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Wireless Gaming Headset for PS4
What better way to say, “I honor your man cave.” Even if we don’t say “man cave” anymore.
$84.96 on sale, Amazon
Basquiat Robot Skateboard Triptych Art
The absolute coolest. Clear a wall.
$500 ($400 for members), MoMA Store
Obama: An Intimate Portrait, by Pete Souza
8 years of “yes we did.”
$21.59, Amazon or an indie bookstore near you
Tumi Alpha Bravo Beale Crossbody Bag
Everything Tumi is always good. Make a note of that.
$194.99 on sale (20% off!), Nordstrom
Global Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
For the king of the kitchen, or master of the grill.
$59 on sale, Sur La Table
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The Chance to Meet James Corden and Sit VIP at The Late Show
No guarantees. But every $10 is another chance to enter. And another $10 that supports the important work of The Prince’s Trust in his name.
And hey, if you win…well, wow.
$10 each entry, Omaze
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