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It’s something of an unwritten rule that booze always makes a great gift. So, if you need an easy holiday present for a friend, family member, or coworker, pick up a bottle of their favorite wine, beer, or spirit. Looking to up the ante? Upgrade their drinking experience with a serious addition to their bar cart or improve their mornings with some stellar coffee gear. Below are our picks for the best men’s gifts for the holidays.

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Old-Fashioned Cocktail Set

The beauty of stirred cocktails like Old Fashioneds or Negronis is that you can craft them right in the glass. But, if you’re looking to enter expert mode, you’ll want a dedicated mixing glass. This handsome Old Fashioned set includes all the essentials like a muddler/bar spoon, strainer, mixing glass, and two rocks glasses. Now all you need is a bottle of bourbon and you’re all set for a killer holiday party.

$43
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Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

One of the few ways to guarantee better coffee in the mornings is grinding your own coffee beans. And when it comes to coffee grinders, they don’t get much better than the Baratza Encore. Trusted by industry pros and yours truly, this is a powerhouse grinder that can prepare your coffee for whatever brew style you’d like. And, at $170 it’s certainly not a budget gift but it’s significantly cheaper than comparable models.

$170
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Vintage Travel Wine Cooler

Speaking of splurge holiday gifts, this is by far the most stylish wine cooler around. Designed by Richard Carlson in 1980 and permanently on display in MoMA, these wine coolers are big, bold, and designed to keep your bottles perfectly chilled. Because they’re no longer in production, it can be hard to find one available but Coming Soon has a handful in a few colorways or you can scroll through eBay or Etsy.

$220
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Cocktail Pick Set

Sure plain old toothpicks are perfectly fine for cocktail garnishes. But, if you take mixology seriously, you’ll want to invest in some stylish garnish picks. This understated set makes the perfect gift for any budding home bartender. Available in gold and copper, these cocktail picks are perfect for your olives, orange peels, or cherries.

$21
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Luxardo Maraschino Cherries

And speaking of, who wouldn’t want to be gifted a jar of Luxardo cherries? These are the pinnacle of cocktail cherries. Use them in your Manhattans or Old Fashioneds. Or, use the cherry syrup as an addition to your favorite cocktail. Plus, these ultra-sweet cherries are perfect over ice cream.

$25
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Fellow Clara French Press

Fellow makes some of the most beautiful coffee gear around (you’ll see another one of their products pop up a bit later) and we were thrilled when they finally launched a French Press. The Clara is a lovely modern matte black French Press that makes a great cup of coffee every time. It’s also extremely user-friendly with helpful ratio lines so you can properly measure your water and coffee. Plus, the insulated wall keeps your coffee piping hot while you brew. It’s not the cheapest French Press on the market but it certainly makes an impressive gift.

$99
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Bormioli Rocco Stackable Bodega Glasses

After years of working in and around the beer industry and trying dozens of glasses, I continue to prefer the simple, chunky, versatile range of Bodega glasses from Bormioli Rocco. Ideal for just about any style of beer, the stackable, durable pint glasses are a must. Plus, the shorter ones make great rocks or wine glasses. Get the whole set and enjoy an unpretentious yet still classy lineup of glassware.

$99
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Grovemade Wool Felt Coaster Set

Coasters might feel like a cop-out gift but they are one of the most overlooked home accessories. And, investing in some quality, attractive coasters can add a touch of personality to any living space. The wool felt coaster set from Grovemade makes a perfect gift. Minimalist, modern, and cozy, the merino wool coasters will keep your desk and coffee table clean and protected.

$25
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MYSA Gift Card

MYSA has quickly become one of our favorite destinations for the best natural wine around. Shop for individual bottles or join the MYSA wine club for a variety of great options delivered every month. Don’t know what to gift your friend for the holidays? Let them choose with a MYSA gift card. Or, you can sign them up for a subscription of delicious wines.

$50+
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Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle

I said it earlier, but Fellow makes some exceptional coffee gear. The Stagg electric kettle makes brewing pour-over coffee easy. Just set it to your prefered temperature and voila, you’re ready to get pouring. Plus, the kettle comes with an internal stopwatch so you can time your brew to perfection. And we love the stylish color options and sleek design. If you know a coffee lover, this is the gift for them.

$149
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Pulltap's Double-Hinged Waiters Corkscrew

Sure it might not be very fancy. But the OG Pulltap wine key is hands-down the best bottle opener you can get. Forget all those fancy contraptions with a million add-ons. All you need is a corkscrew and a lever. Available in a variety of colors, this wine key is a perfect stocking stuffer or simple gift for the wine lover in your life.

$7
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Chefman 6-in-1 Espresso Maker

And last but not least, a bit of a splurge gift. Because you deserve it. Who doesn’t want coffee shop quality espresso at home? The Chefman 6-in-1 espresso maker is easy-to-use and delivers quality coffee. Plus, you can whip up a cappuccino or a latte with the built-in frother. Most countertop espresso machines cost significantly more or just don’t perform, but the Chefman is an affordable, reliable option.

$160
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Most of the time, you don’t want to mess with the classics. But Huckberry went ahead and made a new version of the duckboot and honestly, it’s better than the classic. This duckboot hybrid combines the classic with an adventure sneaker that’s infused with more versatility, performance and comfort. Full-grain leather upper. Waterproof and breathable membrane on the inside with sealed seams. Traditional and extended rand for maximum waterproof and abrasion resistance. EVA midsole that makes it feel like a sneaker. Vibram outsole for maximum performance and comfort. Get your Huckberry All-Weather gear–including their best-in-class duckboots and chore boots–today.