Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gift Guide: The Handyman

Andrea Brugi's Workshop. Photo by Ditte Isager.
Rugged and resourceful - he's the man for the job. Gift your weekend warrior with tools and treats both classic and cool with an emphasis on quality over quantity; like him, built to last.

Because he might not know everything. The Art of Fixing Things on Amazon.

A clever flask. For break time. From Izola.

A classic tool with a classy touch. From Red Envelope.

A very cool vintage ball cap, whether your team is the Newark Bears, San Francisco Seals, Atlanta Crackers or the Hiroshima Carp. From Ebbets Field Flannels.

For the workshop. From Restoration Hardware.

For his pocket. Craftsman bottle opener from Sears.

A stack of flannel shirts. I'm fond of this one

and this
Sort of an extreme take on the Swiss Army Knife. "Mo-Tool Hammer" by Brook & Hunter on Amazon.

A majorly manly moisturizer. Gameface by Triump & Disaster.
For the most difficult handyman task of all: opening plastic packaging. The Zibra Universal Package Opener. From Amazon.

A simple sweet DIY hankie, for sweaty brows and greasy hands. By Chez Sucre Chez on Etsy.

A canvas bag for toting tools or anything else. By Eena at Canoe.

A handy pocket kit. For fixes on the fly. From Kaufmann Mercantile.

The greatest cable ever. From Eastern Collective.

And for bigger power needs. Cloth extension cords. From Best Made.

The 100 year anniversary edition Stanley vacuum thermos. Classic and manly. From Stanley.

Man soap. From Stag.
Tie-breaker coins for difficult decisions. From Jack Spade.

A warm puffer vest with a cool wool finish. from Land's End.

A mount for his wall. The perfect way to honor a favorite past ride. Bicycle Taxidermy.

An antique wood and brass torpedo level. For a very reasonable price. From Garret Wade.

Finally the ultimate gift, a sports utility bathrobe. For everything. From Winnifred Beach.