1. Ridge Wallet ($65): Leather wallets are great, but I’ve gone through so many over the years that it’s time to swap mine out for a stronger, more streamlined version. I carry my cards and cash in my front pocket and this wallet is slim enough to slide in easily, while still leaving enough space to carry the essentials. It comes in a number of materials and finishes, but I’m partial to the Titanium Gunmetal.
2. Instant Matcha ($20 for 10 packets): While I’m an avid coffee drinker, there’s something about a rich cup of tea that’s just as satisfying. Matcha is everywhere these days and this instant version is a great way to make a quick cup, whether you’re at home or in the office. If you’re new to the tea fair warning: The taste is very distinct and might take a little while to acquire.
3. Beard Conditioner ($18): This is my go-to brand for hair and skincare products. While I go back and forth on growing a beard, I use this oil on a regular basis to keep my skin moisturized, and when I do have longer facial hair, it keeps my beard conditioned and soft. The brand uses only natural and/or organic ingredients, so you can also feel confident that you’re treating your skin the right way.
4. Cycling Ring Tool ($28): It wouldn’t be a gift guide if I didn’t include something cycling-related, and this tool is an essential piece for any cyclist. This multi use tool provides the most common screwdriver and Allen wrench sizes, along with a bottle opener, because you just never know when you’ll need to pop open a Coke.
5. Burger Lab Cookbook ($17): Making the perfect burger is a balance of technique and ingredients. This book breaks down every aspect of the process, from choosing the right bun, to the optimal ratio of condiments, while providing a variety of amazing recipes.
6. Summer Slippers ($102): I’ve never really worn slippers, simply because most styles are either dated, or are so fluffy they look like you’re wearing a sheepdog on your feet. These versions from Mahabi reimagine the tired slipper, with great styling and functionality. They may be the perfect summer shoe, but if you need more of an all-season style, they also have you covered.
7. Breathable Briefs ($28): I’ve been wearing Mack Weldon socks and undergarments for the past two years and I don’t see myself buying another brand any time soon. Their latest fabrication is incredibly light and breathable, which is ideal for active days at the gym or just running around during the weekend.
8. Multi Charger Dock ($100): I’m obsessed with keeping our random cables and chargers organized and this stand is ideal for my nightstand, considering I purchased an Apple Watch last year. It’s simple and functional, doesn’t take up much space, and eliminates one more cable from my collection.
9. Gadget Organizer ($170): Along the lines of my cable obsession listed above, this dopp kit is designed to organize your gadgets when traveling. The piece comes in several sizes, but “mini” will serve most people’s needs and the handsome leather gives it a sophisticated look.
10. Airpods ($160): Wireless headphones are everywhere and I’ve been using my older pair of Powerbeats for the past few years, but the new Air Pods from Apple have been getting great user reviews and have me considering an upgrade. They connect seamlessly with your Apple devices and, while I thought they looked a little odd when they first came out, the more I see them in person, the more I like them.