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Holiday Gift Guide: The Cool Material Shop

Holiday Gift Guide: The Cool Material Shop

If you’re only familiar with Cool Material the blog, we really think you should take look at Cool Material the shop, an outpost for some of our favorite items and gifts for men we happen to carry and sell ourselves. Now’s the perfect time, too, because you can clear a good portion of your shopping list with one visit. We truly believe that. If you need some pointers, here are our favorite gifts from the Cool Material Shop.

Calm Down Whiskey Glasses (2)
Calm Down Whiskey Glasses (2)

At the end of a long day we like to decompress with some peace and quiet and two fingers of the good stuff. Keep it simple and cut right to the chase with these glasses.

$19
NASA NanoLoft Puffy Blanket & Stuff Sack
NASA NanoLoft Puffy Blanket & Stuff Sack

Designed and built in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, this blanket includes: 100% post-consumer recycled polyester shell and insulation, NanoLoft® insulation technology that mimics down, DWR finish for stain and water resistance, Cape Clip™ for hands-free use, corner loops and replica NASA patches.

$229
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Nib Brittle
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Nib Brittle

Combines all your favorite things with organic cacao bean “nibs” aged to perfection in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels, then blended with a caramelized buttery brittle and finished with a layer of 67% chocolate.

$26
Lock Pick Set
Lock Pick Set

There’s almost no better set of picks than this Lock Pick Set. Manufactured out of tempered stainless steel, this fourteen piece lock pick set includes all the picks and tension tools you’ll need, along with a top grain leather snapover case to sneak it into whatever situation you need it for.

$38
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Mix
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Mix

Designed, developed and brought to market by fourth-generation Van Winkle family members, Pappy Old Fashioned Mix lest you make a delicious cocktail by simply combining 1 part mix with 4 parts spirit in a glass with ice. Put all those things together, garnish with an orange peel, and you’re ready to go.

$24
Sequoia Park Candle
Sequoia Park Candle

Bring the great outdoors indoors with the Sequoia Park Candle. Made in small batches in Seattle, Washington, the Sequoia Park Candle conjures up images of the great and ancient sequoia trees that fill one of the oldest national parks.

$24
Dissim Inverted Lighter
Dissim Inverted Lighter

A patent-pending circle grip that allows it to be ignited in the upright or inverted position while also giving the angles flame port all the area it needs to direct the fire to where you want it most. In other words, this is the ideal lighter for candles, fires, grills, fireworks or anything else you need to set ablaze–responsibly, of course.

$48
2 Level Japanese Tool Box
2 Level Japanese Tool Box

Built from Japanese stainless steel with a jet black finish, the box itself is as sleek as a brand new sports car. Open the lid to reveal a perforated top layer complete with customize-able inserts, ideal for storing smaller tools or parts.

$104
Apollo: VII-XVII
Apollo: VII-XVII

225 photographs taken by the Apollo astronauts and restored from the original scans of 70mm film rolls–displayed in all their glory over the course of 320 pages–so you can experience all the awe and glory of the original missions in glorious detail.

$65
The Lock Pick Training Kit
The Lock Pick Training Kit

Not only will you come to understand the inner workings of a lock, but you’ll gain the skills necessary to pick one with ease.

$30
X Candle: Into The Woods
X Candle: Into The Woods

With notes of cedar, sandalwood, pine, sweet grass, beet root, santal and oak sap, this candle is as close as you’ll get to laying on the ground under a canopy of evergreens without actually being there.

$26
South Korean Kitchen Knife
South Korean Kitchen Knife

Originally established in 1845, the Shin Blacksmith–now in it’s fifth generation of operators while still being the oldest blacksmith in Korea–produces the best handmade knives in tools in the country… and some would say, the best in the world.

$180
Mind Bending Puzzle
Mind Bending Puzzle

It’s complicated and a pain in the ass to solve, but it also looks great on a table and serves as a great coaster once you’re done.

$69
Throwing Knives
Throwing Knives

While being adept at the throwing of knives is not something you’re probably going to put on your resume, it’s a fun thing to learn and it has the potential to be useful in an apocalypse.

$50
Rise and Shine Mug
Rise and Shine Mug

Fill this mug to the brim and heed the subtle reminder that if you want to stay up partying with the boys you need to get up with the men.

$20
2020 Holiday Gift Guides
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