Everyone’s making a gift guide these days, so I thought I’d get in on the action. Here, then, is the Fordsbasement 2014 Gift Guide.
Hollow Book Safe with Catcher in the Rye Flask
If you’re going to hide a flask of whisky in a book, a solid choice would be stashing a classy Catcher in the Rye flask inside a copy of Salinger by David Shields. From the Hollow Book Company.
Yasutomo 2020 Wa-Ben Cuben Fiber Wallet
The best wallet I’ve ever owned. Made of super-light, super-tough cuben fiber.
Tortuga Travel Backpack
The Tortuga Backpack is a well-designed, carry-on sized, front-loading backpack that holds everything you need for world travel—all without checking a bag.
Expedition: Famous Explorers
Being a world traveler isn’t easy. But you can enjoy the excitement of global exploration from the comfort of your games room with Expedition: Famous Explorers.
The Timbuk2 x Blue Bottle Coffee-Brewing Travel Kit
A complete coffee-brewing system for travelers.Includes a hand-grinder, enamelware tumblers with felt cozies (or “zarfs” if you prefer) ceramic dripper, filters, and even coffee—all wrapped up in a classy Timbuk2 Travel Case.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Formerly Tonx, this service will deliver a bag of freshly roasted whole bean coffee right to their door (and don’t forget to try a free sample for yourself).
Periodic Table of Elements Blanket
It might not be as good as an exothermic reaction, but the Periodic Table of Elements Blanket will keep you warm on those cold winter nights.
Proper Shaving Gear
Set someone you love on the bold path of double-edge shaving with the right tools. Which tools? These tools.
A Comfortable T-Shirt
Everyone needs a comfortable go-to shirt. For example, mine is the Backcountry.com Classic Goat T-shirt. On our trip around the world, I’m in this short more often than I’m not. In fact, I’m wearing it right now.
Something for the adventurous soul on your list from the Fordsbasement Adventure Library, perhaps?