Bodhi Sugar Scrub $28
This scrub is made with essential oils that will cleanse the skin and calm the mind. Use it on face or body but it contains no preservatives so make sure to keep the lid on tight.
Meow Meow Tweet
Face Exfoliant $18
Meow Meow Tweet makes artisanal products so holistic you could eat them—even if you're vegan. The founders use organic butters and plant oils to produce their elixirs, both in their Brooklyn studio and kitchen. Their delightful Face Exfoliant has just four simple ingredients including kelp and organic oats. All Meow Meow Tweet products are ethical and beautiful, packaged in glass containers with biodegradable labels which showcase illustrations so precious, they will seem like tiny works of art in your bathroom cabinet.
Grid Foam Rollers $25
Unlock those muscles, along with your athletic potential. Trigger Point Foam Rollers are a necessary part of any fitness routine, as they relax tight muscles, prevent injury and ease tension and stress while increasing flexibility. Like having your own personal masseuse, your supple and rolled out muscles will thank you.
Leather Dopp Kit $150
For pedigreed lads with supreme personal hygiene, this sophisticated Leather Dopp Kit looks just as handsome as its well-groomed owner. Constructed from a pebbled navy leather, as durable as it is stylish, this classic organizational accessory is a must for any dapper gent, and will surely contain a beautifying array of high-end shaving necessities, the essential toothbrush, and any other macho cosmetics your manliness requires.
Unionmade + Baxter
CNG Bar Soap $20
Working together for the second time, men's grooming company Baxter of California again collaborates with SF's Unionmade, this time for a bar of soap. The "CNG" is an oversized bar scented with mandarin lime and balck pepper, for a nice scent that's citrusy but still masculine.
Bottega Veneta Pour Homme $80
According to Bottega Veneta's Creative Director Tomas Maier, Pour Homme's rugged scent was inspired by the most refined of gentleman adventuring to the northern Italian countryside for the weekend. While accustomed to a luxurious and cosmopolitan lifestyle, this dapper gent can live just as easily in the wilderness. Balanced with a variety of fragrances including the rare resin of the Andalusian Cistus, harvested only between May and August, and of course, Bottega Veneta's renowned artisinal leather, this sexy scent is the perfect blend of elegant masculinity and rugged appeal.
Blades Natural Beauty
Mountain Woman Tea $15
This unique blend of lemon balm, oats, nettle, damiana, chamomile and peppermint fuse with hot water to create a soothing and tasty concotion as a great pick-me-up during a stressful day. Stocked at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Mountain Woman Tea is made by Brooklyn-based herbalist and natural beauty advocate Jessa Blades whose mission is to spread consciousness about simple and healthy living.
Headache Relief Balm $7
Migraine be gone! From the British company whose tongue-and-cheek marketing proclaims that they "only want you for your body" and refuses to test on animals is this aromatic headache balm from Anatomicals. Made from a soothing mix of natural ingredients, including extra virgin olive oil and rose hip extract, "Oi! You Throbhead" salve is a holistic answer to reaching for the acetaminophen. Just a few dabs will vanquish the throbbing brain pain away from your cranium and back to its special place in hell.
One-Two Shave Set $12
Harry's Truman razor is the perfect item to get your guy hooked on, and the shaving company's One-Two Set will do just that. Determined to deliver the ultimate daily shave for half the price of the big brands, Harry's eschews constant refills with razors that are rough on the skin in favor of blades designed to last long and shave close. The set includes a blade, a handle and a tube of Harry's shaving cream.
Monoi Tiare Tahiti Coconut Oil $12
Monoi ancient oil has been used in Polynesia for centuries as a trusted beauty cosmetic, a sacred balm in religious ceremonies and even as a medicinal remedy. Consisting solely of pure coconut oil mixed with local flower petals (the product's simple ingredient list is equally refreshing), Monoi Tiare Tahiti promises beautiful hair and skin and a transformative mini tropical vacation in your bathtub.
Barstow Candle $60
Scented candles often call to mind potpourri and frilly sweet scents, but the Barstow candle is a bit rough around the edges, in the best way possible. Light up this American-made candle and enjoy an oaky, mesquite scent inspired by motorcycle journeys through the desert. Once the candle has flickered its last flame, enjoy the reusable enamelware container made by one of the oldest producers in the US.
S. W. Basics
Hibiscus Mask $22
S.W. Basics, known for making natural skincare products using five pure ingredients or less, comes out with a new limited-edition mask for the winter season. Made from only hibiscus, French green clay and organic lavender, the mask is an exfoliating treat for your face. Simply mix with water, yogurt or honey to activate.
Rapha Retreat: Le Géant de Provence $3,370.00
Give the gift of experience with this cycling journey through the mountains of the South of France complete with gourmet food, technical support and a massage at the end of a long day on the bike. When you've had enough of turning the pedals, there are plenty of cultural activities and immersions to unwind with. Let the expert crew at Rapha do all of the logistical work for you, you've got hills to climb.
Futurist Gift Kits $60.00-165.00
The Italian Futurist movement rejected the old and glorified the young and strong. We can only hope our skin care products have the same manifesto. Leave it to Aesop, purveyor of antioxidant defying lotions and potions to merge their passion for fine art, and Futurism in particular, with a useful range of holiday gifts sets. The perfect regime for any arts scholar, sets range from "Agility" to "Potency," with packaging and typography that pay homage to this groundbreaking movement.
Canadian Mountain Holidays
Heli-Skiing BC Canada $125.00+
Hopping into a helicopter with a few of your closest friends and family with your skis and snowboards in tow is the ultimate in winter sports. Make the dream a reality this winter in beautiful British Columbia, where the snow is deep and the runs are steep. Book a week or pay as you go, just keep an eye on the snow reports, you don't want to miss a powder day.
Owen & Fred
World's Greatest Laundry Bag $49
Scavenge for quarters, haul a heavy load down three flights, embarrassingly sort dirty gym clothes in semi-public space—and that's only the beginning. But we continue the task because the reward of clean undergarments far outweighs the hours lost amidst the machines. This sturdy bag is roomy enough for even the least frequent of launderers, and is sewn in Massachusetts from a natural army duck canvas, revered for its stench-rearing capabilities. Best of all, the sack is emblazoned with a mantra we can chant along with each spin of the dryer and try to understand where that other sock went: "You will feel great when this is all done." Amen.