Gifts for the Oakland Men in your Life
The notoriously hard-to-shop-for sex just got a little easier to cross off your list with our Gift Guide of best-selling local items for the men of Oakland! From the coffee aficionado who collects paraphernalia to the manscaper who loves his self-care shaving routine, and the DIY no-waste activist to the streetwise strutter who reps the Town, we’ve got something for every Oakland guy in your life. Don’t see what you’re looking for here? Check out our Gifts for Men collection.
Pendleton Camp Socks, $24.50
Knit in a warm, naturally insulating and breathable wool-enhanced blend, the Pendleton Camp socks are comfortable year-round. This exclusive design features Pendleton's Big Medicine pattern, honoring the sacred power of the rare white buffalo. (More sock styles here.) $24.50 at Maple Street Denim
Waiter’s Friend Bottle Opener, $20
Stock his home bar with this handy drinks multitool. The Gentlemen's Hardware Waiter's Friend includes a stainless-steel corkscrew, beer bottle opener and retractable blade for foil cutting. $20 at Nathan & Co.
Taxi Driver Wisdom, $14.95
Real taxi drivers know more than how to get you there without a GPS. Philosophers all, they know how to get you there in life. This book is full of real quotations from real NYC cab drivers who've been around the block. $14.95 at Nathan & Co.
Wild + Wolf Hip Flask + Two Shot Cups, $25
Ideal for enjoying your favorite tipple on the go, the Wild + Wolf’s stainless steel hip flask with two shot cups is stylish and practical. It features a screw top lid with two stainless steel shot cups stored in the cap. $25 at Nathan & Co.
Chemex Classic 6-Cup, $43.50
You can’t go wrong with the iconic Chemex for the coffee aficionado. Invented by a German chemist, this simple method brews the perfect cup of pour-over coffee, extracting just the right amount of coffee bean flavor into a beautiful vessel. $43.50 at Awaken Cafe
Vintage Brown Leather Apron with Cognac Straps, $229
Handmade in the Netherlands, this BBQ-style apron in vintage leather is a natural product that ages and becomes more beautiful as it wears. Regular use and passage of time will create a patina, a soft sheen that develops on the surface of the leather. $229 at Nathan & Co.
On-The-Go Bundle, $38–52.50
Everything he needs to reduce waste on-the-go! Mini bundle includes: reusable Chico bag tote, Bee's Wrap assorted 3 pack, and the to-go ware bamboo utensil set. Regular Bundle includes everything from Mini Bundle, plus the U-Konserve metal straw and Stasher’s sandwich bag. $38–52.50 at Re-Up Refill Shop
Whisk(e)y Napkin Set, $45
For those who think whiskey is a way of life. This set of 4 handmade linen napkins has four types of whiskey embroidered onto each piece. Every piece is handmade one stitch at a time right here in Oakland with a high quality embroidery floss. Beer more his thing? We’ve got beer towels too! $45 at Bizentine Creations
Atlas Pullover, $85
For those who rep the Town with pride, this sweatshirt is an update on Oaklandish’s legendary aerial all-over print hoody from years past. The Oaklandish tree is chainstitch embroidered on front, with an Oakland aerial print in the hood. $85 at Oaklandish
The Curious Bartender's Whiskey Road Trip, $24.95
Join whiskey connoisseur Tristan Stephenson on a Stateside tour while he visits 50 unique distilleries, from long-established makers to newer craft-distillers. He weaves together story of American whiskey, from its history and production methods to the origins of iconic cocktails still enjoyed today. $24.95 at Nathan & Co.
Shaving Brush with Stand, $42
Go old-school with a morning shave. Complete his grooming collection with this shaving brush and stand from Gentlemen’s Hardware Apothecary line. Their product designers (who are vegan) went on a mission to found the best synthetic brush fibers available. $42 at Nathan & Co.