Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection
Mr. Bingo • $24
Hate Mail is the Kickstarter success story of British illustrator Mr. Bingo. His pitch: pay me money and I’ll send you a very rude and inflammatory postcard. It was met with overwhelming support, and now you can buy a book of his greatest burns.
Santal 26 Candle
Le Labo • $65
If buying a candle for your homeboy sounds weird, well, you haven’t met this particular candle. Artfully dented canister, supremely pleasing smoky/leathery scent, and, best of all, the chance to personalize it with an appropriately embarrassing nickname. If ever there were a “man candle,” this is it.
Stringback Driving Gloves
Autodromo • $125
First, remind him that he’ll never be as good of a driver as you. Then reveal these, and tell him that at least he can look like one.
Venture 65 Hard Cooler
Otterbox • $245
Like the phone cases that made Otterbox famous, this cooler is nearly indestructible (read: lifetime warranty) and water- and airtight (read: up to 16 days — yes, days — of cooling capability). Unlike their phone cases, it can hold three cases of beer.
Palermo Tripolina Chair
The Citizenry • $675
Long before modern camp chairs, there was this: the British officer’s chair, featuring a sturdy wooden frame and supple leather cushion, useful for safari sundowners, impromptu field meetings and any situation where a collapsible chair might come in handy. This one, built in a small workshop in Argentina but based on a design from 1855, will look equally dashing in your buddy’s reading room or — hell — along the sidelines of his kid’s rec soccer game.