5 of the Best: Cool Material Store Finds

Men can be quite difficult to buy for, particularly if, like us, you often don’t know what you want for birthdays, Christmas et al and that’s why it’s a bit of a godsend that things like the Cool Material Store exist because it is positively chock full of brilliant gifting ideas for those difficult to buy for men out there.

Check out 5 of our favourite finds on the Cool Material Store below:

Yellowstone National Park Candle ($24)

With a 45+ hour burn time, the Yellowstone National Park Candle lets you bring the great outdoors indoors in style. Each candle is crafted in small batches in Seattle, Washington, and this excellent offering evokes images of the sweeping canyons and lush forests of the USA’s oldest and spectacular national park. With notes of vetiver, pine, and sandalwood in this candle as it delivers you on your aromatic trip to Old Faithful. The candles are 100% vegan, eco-friendly, and recyclable. Spark this up in your home and you’ll feel like you’re standing right there in Yellowstone. ($24)

CRKT Snap Lock Serrated Pocket Knife ($57)

One for the wilderness and adventure loving man out there. The CRKT Snap Lock Serrated Pocket Knife is one of the most innovative pocket knives you’ll find on the market. It boasts a clever and unique opening mechanism, whereby you press on the cam lever with your thumb to unlock and rotate the blade out from inside the handle. Once it is out, you can use its partially serrated edge to make short work of all sorts of things like boxes, rope, and obstacles you encounter out in the wild. It’s also simple to close back up, you just repeat the process in reverse and the blade will hide inside the handle without an edge exposed. A cracking piece of EDC that any man will appreciate. ($57)

Concrete Valet Tray ($37)

Keeping your EDC organised, whether it be on your workspace or next to your front door is no easy feat but it will become much more manageable with this great looking Concrete Valet Tray for all your day to day essentials. Made with cement and designed in Barcelona, this rugged, industrial organisational accessory will really ramp up the look of your workspace and make sure you always know exactly where everything is. This ace looking valet is crafted from real concrete and shaped to accept your wallet, phone, keys, and loose change. If you need help figuring out where to put those things, the simple images carved in the cement will help. ($37)

Tayroc TXM054 Watch ($135)

Affordable, stylish and well made, the excellent Tayroc TXM054 Watch is ideally suited to any man after a functional and versatile day to day timepiece for their wrist. Understated aesthetically and with a minimalist style design, this great looking watch from Tayroc features a matte black case and sunray dial which is expertly complimented by the brand’s statement red second hand. It’s the clean design and cool, muted colour scheme that allows the red hand to really stand out and draw the eye. The watch is a testament to the aesthetic appeal of a simple design. It has a 50m water resistance and the casing is made from 316 high precision stainless steel. ($135)

Best Damn Beard Oil ($30)

One for the beaded individuals out there, this Best Damn Beard Oil from Duke Cannon Co is going to make for one mighty lustrous beard. Made in the USA and crafted from premium natural ingredients such apricot kernel, Argan and Jojoba oils, Duke Cannon’s beard oil is positively chock full of vitamin E, carotenes and antioxidants which will help ensure even the most unruly of beards are kept in check. The scent of freshly split cedar will conjure images of redwoods and leave everyone else with questions about where they get their own beard-taming beard oil. ($30)

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