(Guys, hand this one over to your S.O.)
Holiday gift shopping can be seriously stressful. Between non-stop Christmas music, kids throwing temper tantrums, and packed parking lots, you’re stretched thin trying to find the perfect gift. We’re here to help with the Zeus Christmas Gift Guide, 2017 edition. Ditch the long lines, head online for these rad deals for the beardsman in your life, and get ready to win Christmas with time to spare for a hot toddy.
For the Freedom Rider: Iron & Resin Pannier Bag
Storage that straps on quickly to his bike, and removes just as easily? He’ll be stoked. Iron & Resin’s Pannier Bag features a configurable strap system that attaches to most vintage and modern motorcycles. A roll-top closure unravels a spacious interior, and a waxed canvas body combined with Hypalon - rubber-infused nylon usually used for military rafts - repel water.
As a bonus, the pannier bag doubles as a shoulder bag - perfect if he’s always on the go.
SHOP: Iron & Resin Pannier Bag, $160
For the Connoisseur of Fine Spirits: Commodity Whiskey
Every man needs a cologne that makes him feel like the king of his domain. Enter Commodity Whiskey, an earthy, woodsy scent inspired by American bourbon casks and rare Irish whiskies. A bracing but comforting mix of oak, sage, cinnamon, and mahogany round out this rich blend. Whiskey is part of Commodity’s Black Collection, which includes moody, intense scents.
SHOP: Commodity Whiskey, $105
For the Guy in Need of a Little Skin R&R: DTRT Bright Idea Serum
If your man hasn’t started using skincare products yet (other than beard oil), now’s the time to nudge him in the right direction. We’re big fans of DTRT (Do The Right Thing) around here. Based out of Seoul, they’re committed to using natural ingredients and deliver skincare in packaging he won’t want to hide when his buddies come over.
DTRT Bright Idea Serum takes your dude’s skincare routine up a notch with a toner-serum hybrid that penetrates all three layers of skin rather than just sitting on the topmost layer. 80% black bamboo sap boosts moisture while calming sensitive and acne-prone skin.
SHOP: DTRT Bright Idea Serum, $42
For the Foodie: Benton’s Slab Bacon
Made humbly in a small shack on the side of the road just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, Benton’s Slab Bacon is the best bacon you’ll find in the country. Don’t just take our word for it - chefs like David Chang buy it by the ton. Dry cured by Allan Benton in a process that takes 9 - 10 months, this bacon is smoky and subtly sweet. Benton also crafts country hams if your dude is a meathead.
SHOP: Benton’s Slab Bacon, $32
For the Music Lover: Even H2 Wireless Headphones
These headphones by Even not only look sick - they’re also powered by new EarPrint technology, which customizes sound to his unique hearing profile. Basically, he’ll take a hearing test on an app, which judges his ability to hear sounds of low and high frequencies through each ear. From there, the app will generate a custom EarPrint for optimal acoustics. You might just say this gift is pitch perfect.
SHOP: Even H2 Wireless Headphones, $229
For the Guy Who’s into Fashion but Kind of Lazy About it: Tankfarm & Co. Lewis Shirt
Tankfarm & Co.’s Lewis Shirt has all the good looks of a flannel button-down - but none of the annoying buttons. A signature Tankfarm design, this knit features a concealed zippered entry and woven plaid design. Cofounder John Anderson recommends it as a basic every guy should have.
SHOP: Tankfarm & Co. Lewis Shirt, $78
For the Beardsman on Top of His Game: Zeus Executive Beard Care Kit
Filled with our best beard care products, the Zeus Executive Beard Care Kit includes everything he needs for a badass beard. Beard Shampoo and Conditioner clean up his facial situation, while Organic Beard Oil restores moisture and shine. He’ll have his pick of either the Natural Horn Wide Tooth Beard Comb or Sandalwood Double Sided Beard Comb to shape his beard.
SHOP: Zeus Executive Beard Care Kit, $109
For the New Beardsman: Zeus Stainless Steel Thunderbolt Comb in Powder Coated Black
One of our most popular combs, now in sleek powder coated black. This beauty is laser-cut from stainless steel for excellent durability. Small enough to fit into his pocket but boasting both fine and wide teeth for his beard grooming needs, this comb will have him looking forward to daily beard care.
Pair with beard oil in that scent he’s been wanting to try.
SHOP: Zeus Stainless Steel Thunderbolt Comb in Powder Coated Black, $15
For the Outdoorsman: Filson Uplander Boot
Take it from Filson, an outdoor apparel manufacturer that’s made masterly rugged goods since 1897, to craft work boots that dress up with ease.
Made from full grain, heavyweight, oil-tanned leather and fitted with a foot-conforming cork insole, Filson’s Uplander Boots are the kind of gift that’ll score you points for the rest of the year. These handsome boots are built tough for a hard day’s work on the field, with vibram soles for comfort and grip. Sealed seams repel water for durability. They also look good paired with jeans and a nice shirt for a night out (just remind him to clean the dirt off first).
SHOP: Filson Uplander Boot, $375
For the Grease Monkey: Iron & Resin Shop Apron
The Iron & Resin Shop Apron will keep things under control - and his shirt clean - when the oil starts popping. Crafted locally at the Iron & Resin factory in California from 100% Cotton Martexin Waxed Canvas, this apron can take a beating in the garage. Front pockets ensure he has quick access to his tools.
SHOP: Iron & Resin Shop Apron, $99