What do you get a gay who has everything? Take your pick from these ideas, perfect for LGBT homebodies, adventurers, activists and more.
RoBo 3D Printer
Now that 3-D printers are commercially available at a relatively affordable price, this Christmas is the perfect time to snatch one up for the hot nerd in your life. One of the sleekest models on the market, the RoBo Personal 3D Printer allows users to transfer their digital imagination from the computer and bring it to life in a tangible and touchable real-world context. With this incredible technological innovation, users can create professional-quality prototypes, models, objects and more with features that include quality additive manufacturing at 100 micron-layer resolution, a build volume of 720 cubic inches, and the ability to print with multiple materials. Who knows – hot nerd might just invent the next big thing; next to this, of course. ($599-$699; RoBo3DPrinter.com)
Spirit of the Glen
Scotch connoisseurs engage in a three-pronged process – swirling, sniffing, and sipping – before savoring their single malts, and now they can add spritzing to the routine with HYLNDS Spirit of the Glen, a new fragrance from perfumer David Moltz and The Glenlivet. With notes of pear and pineapple weed that culminate in waves of vanilla-infused wood, Spirit of the Glen captures the rich, lingering taste of the legendary whisky maker’s 18-year-old – much like your own days of yore. ($180; Barneys.com)
Movember may be over, but a good moustache never goes out of style. Nobody knows that better than Treehouse Illustrator, a too-hip-for-your-upper-lip Etsy shop offerings sets of five wooden spoons featuring various types of iconic ’staches that’ll add a little whimsy to whatever you’re whipping up. Set includes one bandwagon moustache Beachwood spoon and four wooden spoons with mini-moustaches. ($25; Etsy.com/listing/96732664)
You don’t have to be a card-carrying member of Greenpeace to help save the world’s dwindling rainforests. This year, give the gift of fresh air via fresh fashion with Cuipo tees, one adorable design of which features a cuddly gorilla with the slogan “I Love Trees.” Cuipo’s preservation efforts are centered on the belief that the best way to stop deforestation is to buy rainforest and preserve it, which is exactly what they do. With revenue from numerous product lines and partnerships, the company purchases large parcels of land for permanent preservation; for every shirt sold, one square meter of rainforest is saved. ($28; Cuipo.org)
Grandma’s Chicken Soup
’Tis the season for the sniffles, but you can turn a holiday sick day into a holiday smile day with gift packages from Grandma’s Chicken Soup. The anchor of this homegrown gift shop is, of course, Grandma’s hearty chicken soup with a soul-soothing broth and a generous portion of chicken chunks and fresh veggies, but there are many other oh-happy-day options from which to choose, including chocolate-chip cookies, mac and cheese, fresh Challah bread, gourmet caramels, and brownies, along with a wide selection of other get-well goodies. ($29.95-$102.95;GrandmasChickenSoup.com)
ShaveTech Cordless Rechargeable USB Travel Shaver
Keeping well groomed while traveling can be a hassle: You either have to pack your bulky electric razor from home, or spend your hard-earned vacation time lathering up and shaving the old-fashioned way. The jet-setting men in your life can put both those scenarios to bed, however, with the ShaveTech Cordless Rechargeable USB Travel Shaver, an innovative electric razor that packs comfortably in a dopp kit to save time and space while globetrotting. Available in two sleek colors – lustrous black and brushed silver – ShaveTech includes a cleaning brush and carrying pouch, and its contemporary design is all the more complemented by its ability to charge via any USB port. ($39.99; GadgetsGo.com)
Kirkland Garden Tool Tote Set
Trade in those sugarplums for visions of blooming buds with Kirkland’s Garden Tool Tote Set. Ideal for beginning gardeners, this four-piece set includes a digging trowel, planting trowel, and cultivator packed neatly in a navy blue tote perfect for gifting and storing. Each tool features handsome wooden handles, and the tote includes sturdy handles for portability. Pair this with a few packets of the recipient’s favorite vegetable and flower seeds for complete gift ripe with thoughtfulness. ($24.99; Kirklands.com)
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