Holiday Gift Guide: The Man

by Rona Berg


Our Holiday Gift Guide is a carefully curated selection that will not only delight the recipient, but you, too, can feel good knowing that you are supporting brands that are thoughtful and conscious of the impact they make on the planet. 



Bring the Party


This water-resistant cooler will store four wine bottles or 12 beer cans, and will keep them cold for hours. Need we say more? Dayventure Sling Cooler, $150; pelican.com

A Touch of Japan


Bring the allure of preparing and drinking green tea from the Land of the Rising Sun to your morning routine with this set. Matcha Ceremony Set, $60;

jadeleafmatcha.com

Two in One


Wear this hemp shirt-jacket by itself on just-right fall days. Once the temperatures go further south, add in a warm base layer and a scarf. Paint Splatter Olympic Jacket, $264;

jungmaven.com

Unfailing Performance


These shorts should be your go-to whether you’re headed out for an early morning jog or crushing your PRs at the gym. All Over Short, $68;

oliversapparel.com

A Modern Re-issue


This lightweight update of the

1980s hiking boot of the same name is built to withstand present-day outdoor adventures. It has a Vibram

outsole and suede and fabric upper. Clarion ‘88 GTX, $160;

vasque.com

Light the Way


This fantastic stocking stuffer

dispenses with batteries—because, really, you can never find any when they’re needed the most—and instead uses the sun to power up. It provides up to 50 hours of 100-lumen light on a full charge. SunLight, $25; bioliteenergy.com

Muscle-Building Lunch


Pick a tasty recipe: lemon herb,

smoked, or savory sofrito. Each

200-calorie tin of EU organic

mussels packs at least 15 grams of protein and 100 percent of your daily vitamin B-12 requirement. Mussels Variety 3-Pack, $20;

patagoniaprovisions.com

Pile ʼem High


You can use the charging pad by itself to fast-charge your Qi-compatible devices, or you can pile a few wireless battery chargers and your device to get them to 100 percent all at the same time.

Wireless Charging System, $130; otterbox.com

Hail the Blue


A man’s closet should never

be without a pair of all-around

denims, such as these slim-fit

jeans. They’re über-wearable and travel well thanks to the 2 percent Lycra spandex built into the pants. Performance Denim Slim, $129; duer.com

A Travel Marvel


This convertible backpack tote, made from recycled poly, is the ideal bag for overnight getaways or as a personal item when flying.

It features stash pockets, a padded sleeve for a 13-inch laptop and a removable insert. 

The Edgemont, $128; loandsons.com

No Restrictions 


For those who need a reprieve from the cold but require freedom of movement in their arms, reach for this vest made from 100 percent recycled polyester and responsibly sourced goose down insulation. Transcendent Down Vest,

$149;

outdoorresearch.com

Restful Nights


These nontoxic pillows—available in standard, queen and king—are made from Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) organic-certified latex and Global Organic Textile Standard

(GOTS) organic-certified Kapok fill. You can remove or add fill to customize the pillow’s firmness anytime. Green Pillow, $79;

avocadogreenmattress.com

Styled to Perfection 


Top any holiday look with this
14-wale corduroy jacket, made
of 69 percent organic cotton. Its structured build ensures it would go just as well with a dress shirt and pants as it would a T-shirt.  Jet Cord Jacket,

$145; toadandco.com

Luxury Wherever You Go


Bring familiar objects with you, such as this 300-count sateen pillow cover and eye mask, to help stave off homesickness when traveling fatigue sets in. Organic Sateen Travel Sleep Set, $34; coyuchi.com

Luggage Organizer


The last thing you need when you’re shuffling from hostel to hotel is trying to make sure the contents of your bag stay in relative order. This starter set has two packing cubes and a packing envelope for all your clothes. Pack-It Original Starter Set, $46; eaglecreek.com

Show and Tell


These sunglasses are made of Evolve, an eco-based frame material derived from non-GMO castor plants. The system allows you to change lens tints quickly—one for use out in the bright sun and another for low-light conditions. Caravan MAG, $249; smithoptics.com

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