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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Wild Card

Some people are consistently harder to shop for than others. Maybe they’ve already got just about everything and don’t fit any specific stereotype. Hence the need for our 2016 Holiday Wild Card Gift Guide. There’s no pattern here, just randomness and cool stuff a wide range of personalities can appreciate. Some notables include a multitasking pan that can cook up a full meal simultaneously, a minimalist razor, a hoodie that should last well over a decade, a better bed for your furry pal, and a set of carbon fibre coasters to keep your table safe from scalding hot liquids.

  1. Master Pan – $35+

  2. Hone Razor – ~80+

  3. Aer Gym Duffel – $165

  4. Anker PowerCore+ USB-C – $60

  5. Cards Against Humanity – $20+

  6. Common Fibers CF Coasters – $50

  7. Bellroy Key Cover – $45+

  8. Fitbit Charge 2 – $150

  9. Concrete Desk Set – $50

  10. Mininch Tool Pen Mini – $80+

  11. Casper Dog Mattress – $125

  12. Dyson Supersonic – $110

  13. Heimplanet Monolith Dopp – $75

  14. Lamzac Fatboy – $60

  15. Flint & Tinder 10 Year Hoodie – $90

  16. Craighill Wave Money Clip – $44

  17. DropCatch Bottle Opener – $30+

  18. Matador Packable Daypack – $60

When you’re done with this one — and while you wait for the others — check out our OutdoorsFoodie, and Tech gift guides.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech

Staying on the cutting edge isn’t cheap, so our 2016 Tech Holiday Gift Guide runs a little pricier than the others. But the practicality and sheer cool factor of these devices — which include both Google’s and Amazon’s home assistants, the best noise cancelling headphones, the best e-reader, a portable outlet, and an exceedingly user-friendly router — is worth the shelling out of a few extra bucks.

  1. Google Home – $130
  2. Sonos Play:1 – $170
  3. HP Sprocket – $130
  4. Google Pixel – $650+
  5. Amazon Echo Dot – $50
  6. Bose QuietComfort 35 – $350
  7. Kindle Oasis – $15
  8. Grovemade Mouse Pad – $100
  9. Chromecast Ultra – $90
  10. Phone Bed – $100
  11. Starry Station – $280
  12. Automatic Pro – $110
  13. Apple Watch Series 2 – $370+
  14. Pax 2 Vaporizer – $200
  15. Daydream VR Headset – $80
  16. LifePower A2 – $200+
  17. Radius v4 – $90

When you’re done with this one — and while you wait for the others — also check out our Outdoors and Foodie gift guides.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: The Foodie

This one’s for the foodie(s) you know. And the coffee addict. And the person who likes their drink just a little too much. Some notable items on the guide (they’re all notable if you ask us, but if we have to choose) include a cookbook that can convince even the laziest human to cook, glasses to properly aerate your whisky and wine, a sous vide circulator that’ll run you just a hundred bucks, a robot that can print pancakes. Plus a box to smoke up your drinks. And a mug to warm up a donut with the heat of your coffee (we’ll have to stop it here). So have a look.

  1. Stagg Pour Over System – $109
  2. Adjustable Rolling Pin – $15
  3. uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler – $139
  4. Pancakebot – $360
  5. Norlan Whisky Glass – $48 (2)
  6. Anova Sous Vide Circulator – $100
  7. Best Morning Ever Mug – $15
  8. Oxx Coffeeboxx – $230
  9. Searzall – $70
  10. Crafthouse Smoking Kit – $226
  11. Beer Gardener – $23
  12. Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck – $17
  13. Stormtrooper Decanter & Shot Glass – $15+
  14. Oyster Jack – $75+
  15. Chevalier Aerating Wine Glass – $55
  16. Rumpl Beer Blanket – $8
  17. Runamok Bourbon Maple Syrup – $20

When you’re done with this one — and while you wait for the others — also check out our Tech and Outdoors Gift Guide.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoors

There’s barely a month left until the holidays. Hopefully you’ve got some sort of idea of what you’re going to get for the person who can’t ever seem to stay indoors for long (or who can’t stop moving). If not, we’ve got sixteen gift ideas for that person (or for yourself) below. They include a saddle that doesn’t require a long and painful break in, a no-compromise multitool, a multitool in a belt, a folding drone that’ll easily hold it’s own against the best non-folding consumer models, and a smart football, amongst others, so have a look.

  1. Brooks C17 Cambium Saddle – $120
  2. GoPro Hero5 Black – $400
  3. Slide Survival Belt – $180
  4. Lawson Camping Hammock – $170
  5. Gerber Freescape Camp Saw – $43
  6. Readyman Survival Stove 2 – $35
  7. VSSL Flask – $72
  8. Kamp Rite Tent Cot – $130+
  9. Gerber Center-Drive – $100
  10. DJI Mavic Pro Drone – $1,000
  11. Fimbulvetr Hikr Snowshoes – $270
  12. Wilson X Connected Football – $200
  13. Ka-Bar Tactical Spork – $7
  14. Osprey Packs Radial 26 – $126
  15. Nitecore LA10 LED Lantern – $25
  16. Libra Coffee Pourtables – $20

Next up are our Tech and Foodie Gift Guide.

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2016 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Every father is different and unique. As is every father’s day gift budget. We’ve put together a gift guide with a selection of interesting last minute gifts for your perusal, including containers of Sriracha packets for dads who insist on bringing some along everywhere, a few style accessories to spruce up his style, a wine system to let him extract enjoy one glass of wine without spoiling the whole bottle, and a foosball table for the man that has everything. Have a look above and match to the numbers below.

1. Jetboil Genesis Base Camp – $300 9. Taft Jack Boot – $235
2. Beltology Belts – $30+ 10. Veppo E-Cigars – $30
3. Ben Shot Bulletproof Glasses – $15 11. Whiskey Bullet Set – $61
4. Keychain Duct Tape – $20 12. Best Morning Ever Mug – $17
5. Sriracha Packets – $12 for 50 13. Foosball Coffee Table – $540
6. Ruler Bracelet – $20 14. Vinyard Haven Hammock – $170
7. Filson Miti Camp Stove – $85 15. Uniterra Nomad Espresso Machine – $295
8. Coravin Model Two Plus – $350 16. Classic Engineering Vario – $250
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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: On a Budget

Predictably, the holidays have a way of annihilating the contents of our wallets. So we’ve put together a list of gifts that cost up to $34 and won’t totally break the bank, unless of course you buy all of them. Also be sure to check out our other four themed gift guides here, which span various gift ideas across a range of prices.

1. Collar Stay Punch – $30 9. Basics Wallet – $20
2. Aeropress – $27 10. Go-Comb – $14
3. Clug Bike Clip – $20 11. Brew Shucker – $30
4. Exploding Kittens – $20 12. Tactica One Bottle Opener – $34
5. Minim Playing Cards – $10 13. Izola Flask – $24+
6. Spyderco Bug Knife – $13 14. Humangear GoBites – $7+
7. Fred & Friends City Water – $22 15. Bondic Plastic Welder – $23
8. Mira Beer Growler – $30 16. Pocket Tripod – $30
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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: The Techie

The Techie revels in innovation and leverages technology to facilitate his life — and his plethora of devices are never without juice for long. We’ve gathered up three handfuls of interesting gadgets, toys, and devices that’ll impress even the most cutting-edge individuals.  Also be sure to check out our other four themed gift guides here, which span various gift ideas across a range of prices.

1. Anova Sous Vide Cooker – $165 9. Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin – $700
2. LG Rolly Keyboard – $140 10. Bose QuietComfort 25 Triple Black – $300
3. Nest Learning Thermometer – $250 11. Solitaire Playing Cards – $10
4. Pax 2 Gold – $280 12. Qwerkywriter (may ship in Jan) – $350
5. This Is Ground Voyager – $725+ 13. Snap Power Charger – $15
6. Sphero BB-8 – $150 14. Anker Astro E7 26800mAh Battery – $60
7. Amazon Fire TV Stick – $40 15. Grovemade Mouse Pad – $80
8. Google OnHub – $200 16. ChargeLight Flashlight & Charger – $38
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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: The Foodie

We don’t cover much food per se on GearHungry, rather food-related indispensables. And when we say Foodie we don’t mean to exclude anyone with a healthy love of coffee or alcohol. This year’s picks include Darth Vader’s oven mitt, a spatula with a built in flashlight, a safe for your guilty pleasure, plus a kit to spice up your in-flight drinking.  Also be sure to check out our other four themed gift guides here, which span various gift ideas across a range of prices.

1. Master Pan – $80 9. Darth Vader Oven Mitt – $15
2. Alphamind Vitamin Coffee – $12+ 10. Stagg Kettle – $70
3. Cube Glass – $90 11. Maple Sriracha – $14
4. Steak Stones – $100+ 12. Brew Box All-American Ale Kit – $200
5. Machete Spatula – $30 13. Carry On Cocktail Kit – $20+
6. Duo Coffee Steeper – $100 14. Grillight – $20
7. Campagnolo Big Corkscrew – $182+ 15. Kitchen Safe – $60
8. Muzzleshot Middy Mug – $50 16. Oak Bottle – $60+
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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: The Outdoorsman

Good gear matters, particularly when it’s freezing outdoors. Or you need to start a fire and have nothing but your laced shoes. Or need a multitool fit for your pocket and another one for your hair. Either way we’ve got you (and the lucky recipients of your gifts) covered with our first 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: The Outdoorsman.  Also be sure to check out our other four themed gift guides here, which span various gift ideas across a range of prices.

1. Snow Peak Silicone Glass – $25 9. Mission Critical Baby Carrier – $190
2. Survival Laces – $15 10. LUM-TEC DSPTCH Special Edition B25 – $550
3. Two Wheel Gear Garment Pannier – $180 11. Evrgrn Campfire Rocker – $100
4. Zippo Hand Warmer – $13+ 12. Epic Bar (or Amazon) – $16+
5. Clippa Blackfin – $9 13. Icemule Pro Cooler – $120
6. Best Made Takedown Skillet – $98 14. Drytunes Waterproof Speaker – $396
7. VSSL Ultimate Survival Kit – $100 15. Leatherman Signal – $100
8. Nanotips – $20 16. Ventra Gear Mainframe – $75
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2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

We can’t help you much with Mother’s Day, but Father’s Day is right up our alley, and rapidly approaching (June 21st, if you weren’t keeping track). Fourteen gift ideas span the price spectrum and also suit a wide spectrum of dads. And just guys in general.

1. Aer Duffel Pack – $150 8. Tactica One Bottle Opener – $30
2. Make Your Own Hot Sauce kit – $35 9. Cyntur JumperPack Mini – $100
3. Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder – $22 10. Tactile Turn Pruner & Parer Razors – $25+
4. WineCruzer – $155+ 11. GoBites Duo – $7.50
5. Common Fibers Carbon Fiber Wallets – $60+ 12. Whiskey Bullets – $45
6. AlphaMind Vitamin Coffee – $12 13. Classic Engineering Classic NATO – $295
7. Stellarscope – $38 14. SpinChill Drink Chiller – $30
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2014 Budget Gift Guide: Under 40$

Chances are you’re on the verge of losing complete control over your holiday spending. Fortunately, we’ve composed a list of solid stocking stuffers — with a cutoff of about 40 bucks — that’ll help get you through the end of the year without completely bulldozing your year’s savings.

1. Whiskey Wedge – $15 9. Gen Mgf Co Finn Concrete Coaster – $14
2. Dubs Acoustic Filters – $25 10. Spy Bolt Hidden Storage Safe – $23
3. Best Made Strongbox – $28 to $36 11. Skinth Mondo Shield – $35
4. Pocket Tripod – $30 12. Leatherman Skeletool Multitool – $40
5. Big Book of Bacon – $15 13. Bottle Opener Cufflinks – $35
6. Brogamats – $35 14. Lighterbro Multitool Lighter Sleeve – $13
7. Bradley Mountain Utility Roll – $30 15. Google Chromecast – $32
8. Napa Wine Chiller – $30 16. You Earned It Brass Bottle Opener – $28

Also check out our other 2014 Holiday gift guides here

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2014 Gift Guide: Everyday Carry

Technically, everybody has an everyday carry. Some are just more enthusiastic regarding the meticulously-handpicked contents in their own. The following items bring diverse value to the EDC of the person you’re gifting — or, more likely, your own — spanning from laces that can start a fire, multitool belts and hair clips, to just generally compact, quality stuff.

1. Flint Laces – $14 9. Retrakt Pen – $40+
2. TIHK Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key – $13 10. Sens Mini Flashlight – $28
3. Ultra Sil Daypack – $33 11. Bison Kool Tool Belt – $20
4. Brass Peanut Lighter – $36 12. Davek Mini – $50
5. Worn&wound Watch Straps – $60+ 13. FreeKey – $8
6. Wingback Wallet – $50+ 14. Leatherdos Multitool Hair Clip – $10
7. OrbitKey (code: GearHungry15) – $30+ 15. Gerber GDC Money Clip – $25 for 4
8. Beta QR Flashlight – $50+ 16. IN1 Multitool Case for iPhone 5/5S – $30

Also check out our other 2014 Holiday gift guides here

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2014 Gift Guide: The Outdoorsman

There’s a lot to like about nature. But that doesn’t include getting lost, getting wet, freezing, going thirsty, or countless other unpredictable scenarios that come with being unprepared. The Outdoorsman knows that, though he can probably use a bit of help gathering some good gear since this stuff doesn’t come cheap.

1. Pat’s Backcountry Beverages (refills) – $46 9. Alite Bison Chair – $140
2. Goal Zero Torch 250 – $80 10. Zippo Hand Warmer – $12
3. Chrome Merino Cobra Hoodie – $160 11. Hudsalve – $8
4. Tru-Nord Zipper Pull – $32 12. HandiRack – $90
5. Matador Pocket Blanket – $25 13. R-PAL Personal Area Light – $130
6. Buck 941 Travelmate Kit – $50 14. Stakelight – $17 for 4
7. Castlebrook Paracord Laces – $8 15. GoPro Hero4 Black – $500
8. Gerber MP600 (with or without blade) – $50

Also check out our other 2014 Holiday gift guides here