Gift Guide: Guy With A 6-Pack

No, we’re not talking about a 6-pack of beer, we’re talking about the guy who rarely drinks a 6-pack, and when he does, it’s usually Amstel Light. This is a collection of gifts for the active guy who seriously cares about his health. Skip the infomercial ab products, and pick him up one of these winners.

Primal Kettlebells

The distribution of weight makes the kettlebell a superior piece of workout equipment for functional fitness. After learning some techniques, you can get a full-body workout with just one or two. These Primal Bells just add a little style to that workout. $42+

The Ultimate Gym Bag

A gym bag has to take a beating the standard work bag or backpack would quiver at. Problem is, a lot of gym bags aren’t prepared for being tossed around haphazardly on a daily basis. The Ultimate Gym Bag from Defy is constructed out of military truck tarp to last a lifetime of workouts. $159

Fitbit Flex

As far as activity trackers go, it seems like you have a new option every week to choose from. For our money, we’d stick with the Fitbit Flex. It works with a simple and clean app, can track sleep, and utilizes GPS to track runs and hikes. Instead of going for a questionable new activity tracker from a startup company, go with something tried and true. $100


Most of those health bars at the grocery store are actually candy bars in disguise. EPIC makes nutritional bars from 100% grass-fed, humanely-treated animal protein. Available in a variety of flavors, they’re perfect stocking stuffers for the athlete in your life. $30

Wilson Evolution Black Edition Basketball

Take some style to the hardwood with this Wilson special edition. The all black motif will make that crossover looking even better. $60

Misfit Shine

Whereas many activity trackers are geared towards the average guy, we feel the Misfit Shine really makes sense for those who are extremely active. It’s designed to be worn just about anywhere, so you can slap it on your wrist or clip it on your shirt before a jog. Plus, with interchangeable bands, it can go from the weight room to the office without looking out of place. $100

RumbleRoller Beastie

Finding a place to use a foam roller after a workout isn’t always easy. With this RumbleRoller X-Firm Beastie, you can massage those knots whenever you need. And because of its size, it can hit those specific spots a full roller can’t. $25

Waterproof iPod Shuffle & Swimbuds

If their workout of choice is a few laps in the pool, consider this bundle from Underwater Audio. It will help drown out the kids playing in the shallow end and the chatter going on outside the water while they get a swim in. $150

Sandbag Fitness Workout Bag

For functional strength, all you need is a bag and some sand. Instead of a makeshift eyesore, consider these bags from Brute Force Sandbags. The internal filler system allows users to customize the weight, and the webbing reinforcements make them 2x stronger than any other sandbag out there. $164

American Giant Heavyweight Sweatpants

Last year, San Francisco-based American Giant created the perfect hooded sweatshirt. This year, they’ve delivered the pants to match. These Heavyweight Sweatpants aren’t just for lounging, they’re designed to handle sweat and look good doing it. The brushed interior adds comfort and warmth to the sweats which are made in the USA. $69

Kombucha Brooklyn Home Brew Kit

Kombucha is awesome for you, but most of the bottles on the shelf are robbed of some of those potential benefits. Kombucha Brooklyn offers kits that allow you to craft some of your very own at home. $45

Clean Bottle

Hydration is key for anyone who’s active, but trying to clean that water bottle seems to require you to shrink your hand and wrist. The Clean Bottle opens at both ends so you can easily give it a solid scrubbing. The square design also keeps it from rolling across the gym if you drop it. $15+

Also checkout out our Holiday Gift Guide for more cool gift ideas!


While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.