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.


Full Moon Silver Coin

Struck in solid 999 fine silver at a geographically (technically, it’s selenographically) correct 136,794,240:1 scale, this Moon coin depicts the design of the surface texture of both the near and far sick with hand-coloring / patina that makes it equal parts art and science.


Revov Coin Storage

With a magnetic, rotating top, Revov lets you easily throw all your change in at the end of the evening while also keeping it easily accessible the morning after. It’s fun, functional and, in our opinion, the best way to collect your coins before taking them back to the bank and converting them into money you can use.


The Switchboard

The coat rack is a necessary part of any entryway, but the functionality can get bogged down in all the coats, hats, scarves and bags that inevitably get stacked on each of the rungs or hooks. You won’t have that problem with The Switchboard coat rack. The 30″ long triangular rack includes 25 triangular wood hooks that rest against the wall until you fold them down to hold each of your daily items you don’t need for the moment.


Japanese Toolboxes

Leave it to the Japanese to take something as American as the toolbox and make it better than we ever could. Case in point, Toyo Japanese tool boxes. Available in a number of different sizes, styles and colors, each Toyo Tool Box presents a unique display and storage opportunity for whatever you decide to put inside.


Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce

The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat.


Astronaut Pen Holder

Now that you’ve invested in a brass, copper or steel pen or pencil, it’s time to throw down on way to display your writing implement on your desk in a way that’s stylish, easy-to-access and fun. Enter the Astronaut Pen Holder. Equal parts stand meets personal MTV Moonman, this pewter sculpture is the greatest way to display your tool of choice while still looking great even if it’s empty.


Alkemista Infusion Vessel

When you own the Alkemista Infusion Vessel, every spirit is an array of possibilities. No longer are you limited to basic vodka and standard whiskey; you can craft exotic elixirs. Get a cucumber gin going. Maybe try out an apple cinnamon bourbon. The only limit is your imagination. That’s because the Alkemista Infusion Vessel makes infusing beverages a breeze.


4 Function Editor's Pen

Remember those chintzy, brightly colored, plastic pens from your youth that would deploy all number of different ink colors when you slid down a lever? The Stalogy Editors Series 4 Function Pen is a grown up, well made and better designed version of that pen. Designed and built for editors that don’t want to carry four different writing implements, this pen combines three different ballpoint pen options (blue, black and red ink) with a mechanical pencil for an all-in-one editing solution.


Match Striker

We use matches regularly but have never been fans of leaving matchbooks with a restaurant’s logo splashed across the front out on our coffee table or in our bathroom. For a display-worthy piece that’s also functional, consider the Match Striker. Completely made by hand, the Match Striker is appropriate for any modern space.


1:12 Scale Pallet of Mini Cinder Blocks

We might not all agree on watches, wallets or other pieces of the everyday carry, but the one thing we can all agree on is our mutual love of building things out of small bricks. Forget plastic building bricks that can only be used with specific mats and upgrade your conference call and boring meeting building with this 1:12 scale mini cinder block pallet set. With 24 miniature cinder blocks and one pallet per set, this has everything you need to build a great foundation for the big box creation of your dreams.


Lock Pick Training Kit

You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. 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.


May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way Mug

As much as we love fancy ceramic coffee mugs for company and double-insulated, vacuum-sealed mugs with tops for travel, there’s something to be said for the classic enamel mug that’s been popular for almost a century. Enamel mugs are robust, sturdy, nuanced and no-fuss, just like the coffee you should be drinking out of one on a regular basis. It wouldn’t really be a modern enamel mug without some clever text adorning the side.


Electric Dual Arc Lighter

Forget disposable lighters. Forget having to carry matches. Forget lighters that always seem to be out of fluid when you need them. You want this Black Dual Arc Lighter from Nomatiq because it blends the ability to make fire with the modern technology to make it happen. With one touch of a button, the lighter creates an electric flame that’s reliable, windproof and can be recharged with USB instead of requiring special fuel.


uKeg 64 Stainless Steel

Unlike other growlers, the uKeg is double-wall vacuum insulated and pressurized to keep your beer (or batch cocktails!) cold, fresh and carbonated for up to two weeks. TWO. FULL. WEEKS. Instead of having to pound 5 beers the same night, you can actually savor them and even share with guests. Plus it looks cool, has an interchangeable tap handle and uses low-cost CO2 cartridges.


Moon Puzzle

We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history.


Box O Monkeys

There are few things in life that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys except, maybe, a Box of Monkeys. We all know how the popular childhood game works–pick up all the monkeys by making them link arms without touching the container or the table. Box of Monkeys is a modern take on the classic game plays the same way but each one of the twelve pieces is intricately hand carved from pulai wood. Think of it like a unique, more stylish version of the original that has the same sense of nostalgia and fun.

Proof Rover

Yes, you read that correctly, and no, we don’t invoke the Land Rover without absolute certainty our claims will be delivered on. Whether you opt for the straight or slim option, each pair of pants in the Proof Rover Collection calls upon the name of a certain all-terrain vehicle for a reason–they’re durable, comfortable and capable of handling any obstacle in their way–all while looking damn good in the process. They feel like sweats, they age like raw denim and they’re as durable as the most classic work pants. When you want to check all the boxes–with all of the color options–you need to buy Proof Rover Pants today.

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