Under $25 Kickass Christmas Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

Under $25 Kickass Christmas Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

Christmas Gift
If we’re being honest, most of the Christmas gifts people give are pretty lame. Their wrapped up with good intention, but for the most part they end up stuffed away in a closet or tossed in a drawer full of junk. We figure, if you’re going to spend your hard earned money in the spirit of giving, why not do it right. Here’s a bunch of kickass, high quality, practical Christmas gifts that people will actually want.

Japanese Erasable Pens

Christmas gift
Erasable pens? Yeah, they exist and their awesome. Which makes them a solid choice when it comes to Christmas gifts. We discovered these while we were travelling through Tokyo and the first time we used one we realized we needed a bunch of them in our lives. Best part is you don’t have to fly to Japan to score these pens because their also available on Amazon.

Swiss Army Alox

Christmas gift
We carry a lot of Swiss Army knives. For some reason, the Swiss Army Cadet Alox always ends up in our pocket. The finish on this bad boy is a step above the average Swiss Army knife and has a useful bottle opener and a nice size blade. A hard contender for one of the better Christmas gifts. It’s honestly for anyone, no matter if you’re into knives or not.

Zojirushi Thermos

Christmas gift
Half the time we drink our coffee on-the-go so having a high quality thermos is really important. We’ve tried a ton of brands but this one is the absolute best. It keeps hot coffee hot and cold brewed coffee cold for hours. Another kickass feature is the lockable lid that has saved us from potential leaks and spills over the years. And you can drink straight from the thermos which means no more fumbling with the lid. Make life easy and add this to your list of Christmas gifts.

Field Notes

Christmas gift
Call us old skool but we love notepads. No matter where we go you can bet Santa’s cookies there’s always one in our back pocket. So many don’t make the cut, they fall apart, the paper’s too thin and they’re just not fun to use. Our favorite brand is Field Notes for its overall high quality and price. You can choose from a ton of traditional styles or go for trendier designs. Definitely something for everyone.

Keychain flashlight

One thing that we can’t live without is a good quality keychain flashlight. This is our go-to Christmas gift for people and they love it. It comes in handy when walking your dog at night, finding stuff in those dim annoying places or if you’re like us, when you get lost in the back streets of Saigon. When it comes to Christmas gifts you can’t go wrong with a reliable keychain flashlight. Skip the cheap ones and spend at least $10 for a half decent flashlight.

Jaipur

Christmas gift

Hands down one of the best 2-player card games around. It’s a good time and the illustrations on the cards are really beautiful. We’ve been known to spend hours playing and getting pretty amped and competitive over this game. It’s all about the trade, trade, trade. Oh, and camels. Who doesn’t want that for a Christmas gift? We also found this game to be very useful to keep yourself entertained when the power is out.

Foam Roller

One thing we look forward to every night is our foam roller. That nubby round thing scared us at first but now it’s a like a free at home deep massage. These bad boys are portable and come in a ton of colors and intensities. Ten minutes of rolling and whoever you got it for is going to be high fiving the crap out of you.

Fabrikation

Christmas gift

A kickass toy for grownups is the Fabrikation. These little guys seriously just brighten up your whole dang day. There’s so many designs to choose from and the peeps at Funko are always coming out with more cool ones all the time. It’s one of those Christmas gifts that keeps on giving.

ChestBrew POP

Christmas gift
No coffee drinker should be without coffee, especially during the holidays. Now imagine that coffee lover receiving 20 premium pour over coffee pouches filled with the strongest and tastiest Vietnamese coffee that they can take and make anywhere! ChestBrew POP (Pour Over Coffee Pouch), it’s just about as good as your gift giving can get.

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10 Things You Might Forget To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

10 Things You Might Forget To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
2016 has been one mofo crazy year. Not to mention that we still have the holidays to get through. I’m pretty sure we all agree that the everyday chaos makes it far too easy to get sucked into the negative and end up stressed out. STOP! All that mess is pointless. You’re alive! I’m alive! And considering every thought brings us to where are, we need to make sure we don’t forget to be thankful.

So as a reflection, here’s 10 things that we remind ourselves to be thankful for…

Health

Without your health you’ve got nothing going on. It’s easy to wake up and power through your day without stopping for a second to be thankful that you actually woke up. And that you’re healthy enough to race around like a maniac to get whatever you want to do today done. We need to pull the brakes on the bitching about things like having to go to work and be thankful that we’re able to be productive.

Freedom

You and I are living in a country where we literally can have and be whoever we damn well please as long as we work hard at it. Recognize the sheer number of opportunities you have and be thankful because it sure as heck isn’t like that everywhere in the world.

Freedom

Second Chances

We all screw up from time to time but thank God for second chances. Sometimes you give them and other times you get them. No matter what end you fall on, how frickin’ lucky are we to get a second stab at something? Think Robert Downey Jr., without second chances we wouldn’t have Iron Man.

Access to Information 

Never in history have we had so much information available to us. It’s in our pockets and at our fingertips whenever we want it. From earthquake warnings to how to get rid of an annoying cough, if used correctly the power of it to improve our lives is huge. We’re particularly thankful for innovators like Alexander G. Bell and Tim Berners-Lee for making it all happen.

Tim Berners-Lee

Thunderstorms

First of all, we need rain to grow our plants and trees and most importantly for our farmer’s crops. Secondly, thunderstorms create rainfall that gets rid of the pollution from the air. After it’s taken care of that, those raindrops flush the ground of accumulated waste and toxins. Thirdly, the trickle of raindrops and booming of thunder and lightning strikes makes us feel alive. Need more? It really makes you thankful for when the sunshine finally comes out. Who knew right? #thankful

Friends and Family

No doubt, through the ups and downs of life, without the support of our friends and family most of us would be SOL. Sure, we see them every day and sometimes they piss us off but relationships aren’t perfect. Be thankful that you have humans in your life who sometimes help guide you to the right path and stop you from making catastrophic mistakes. Be thankful you’ve got people to share meals, conversations and jokes with. Life would be so lonely without them.

Lonely

Humanity

Look at us, we’re just a bunch of ghosts wearing meat jackets, riding on a huge rock flying through space at a ridiculous speed. Yet, we all have this connection to one another. You can be sure that it doesn’t matter which corner of the earth you’re at, there’s somebody out there willing to help you. Are there bad apples? Sure, but we choose to believe and be thankful that most people are good. Stupid (sometimes) but good.

Awareness

Self-awareness is a powerful tool. Just stop and think about how thankful you should be for fresh starts and the opportunity to work on becoming a better human every day. Self-awareness lets our otherwise rat racing, ladder climbing, Netflix numbing tendencies be balanced with some perspective and sanity. Be thankful for self-awareness, it’s where it’s at.

Awareness

Failures

We’re not just taking about hard lessons. This one’s all about taking our failures and being thankful for the humbleness they pour on us. We’re down on our knees with gratitude for the experiences they create to make our lives worth living. Just like thunderstorms, they can hit you hard, but if you’re smart enough you’ll realize those crappy feelings don’t last. Ironically, those who don’t fail often have the hardest time getting back up when they do. On the flip side, the ones who get knocked out in the ring repeatedly develop a resistance that makes them unstoppable.

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