2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Urban Beardsman

—Urban Beardsman

Do you have friends and family who are stressing out because they don’t know what you need this holiday season? Well, let us help them (and you). Here are our perfect gift picks for the guy living the bearded lifestyle.

From all of us at Urban Beardsman Magazine, Happy Holidays!

Beardsmen and leather go hand-in-hand. Santa will be extra generous when he sees this manly whip-stitched leather stocking hanging from your mantle. Another option- Splurge and buy one for each foot for a medieval Ugg boot look. Saddleback Leather Company $68

If this jacket doesn’t make your jaw drop, then check your pulse! Inspired by early American motorcycle racing, this field jacket combines both style and function. Wax cotton canvas, leather trim, and made in the USA. Ernest Alexander $645

You’ve grown your beard, now start acting like a man. Toss that Star Wars lunch box aside and head out the door with this waxed canvas and hand cut leather lunch bag by Artifact Bag Co. $65

Living in the city might be more your style, but this holiday why not go Norman Rockwell on your friends’ asses by strapping this to your car and hitting the countryside slopes. L. L. Bean $139 & Up

Dude! Immortalized in the 1998 cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” this classic cardigan made its first appearance in 1972. If you can’t afford the $500 price an original vintage one can fetch on eBay, don’t sweat it—Pendleton’s brought it back. Pendleton $239

From preparing for the zombie apocalypse to whittling wood on a summer evening, a pocketknife is a must-have necessity. The “Prince” from Buck Knives is the perfect combination of quality and compatibility. You can even customize the design, which is pretty awesome. Buck Knives $62

This ironic news just in! Socks make great stocking stuffers. If you’re looking for a top-quality pair (we’re talking organic Supima cotton) with a subtle pop of texture and color, Ace & Everett is your go-to option. Ace & Everett $20

If you’re the guy that wants light bulbs, bees, skulls and maybe even unicorns on your feet (and we all do at one time or another), head over to Foot Cardigan. These guys offer a 6-month sock subscription guaranteed to knock your, well, you know. Foot Cardigan $9 per month for a 6-month subscription.

Throwback jerseys are awesome, but when Ebbets Field Flannels throws it back, they throw it back 65 to 100 years. Not only do they use vintage material identical to the originals, they’ve also preserved the craftsmanship process of yesteryears.  Ebbets Field Flannels $195

It’s a backpack! It’s a tote! It’s a backpack tote! Carry it by the handles between business meetings then strap it on your back and head out of town. This nifty contraption is handmade in Colorado, but worthy enough for Wall Street. Topo Designs $139

Just more than a year ago, Jake Eshelman founded Side Project Skateboards. Using recovered hardwoods and American-made materials, his board line has grown into multiple collections with a few collaborations. Not bad for a one-man show. Plus, he’s a beardsman so we’re assuming he’s taken that into account when it comes to aerodynamics. Side Project Skateboards $345

Braveheart meets James Bond with this reversible black and crimson tartan plaid bowtie. Each is handmade using rare vintage and deadstock fabrics from decades past. Matching pocket square optional. General Knot & Co. $68

There are some great boots out there, so let’s make it easy for you to pick the right pair. Chukka boots are a no-brainer and a true must-have for any wardrobe. Clarks has been making their Desert Boots since 1949. If they’ve been in style for 65 years, chances are they will be good for another century or two. Clarks $129.99

Editor’s Note: Win these boots!

Between now and December 8, 2014, we are giving away 5 pairs of Clarks Desert Boots to our readers! Look for the contest box at the end of this article. Good luck!

This waxed cotton tool roll is perfect for both the dedicated craftsman and the occasional DIYers. It’s basically an awesome burrito for your tools, and looks cool too. Archival Clothing $56

Every Urban Beardsman needs grooming products.  If you haven’t tried Beardbrand’s then shame on you!  Then again, you’ve made buying a present for you really easy. If your friends and family really love you, they’ll splurge on the Beardman’s Kit, which includes everything you’ll possibly need to keep your man mane looking its best. If they only kind-of like you, they’ll go for the Minimalist Kit. Either way, you’re a winner. Beardbrand’s Mustache Waxes and Beard Oils are also the perfect stocking stuffers for your bearded brothers.

Whether your Saturday morning consists of hitting the gym or hitting the couch, it’s important to at least look sporty. These comfy Kung-Fu pants are sweat-wicking, breathable, and stretchy enough to kick some ass (as the name suggests). Lululemon $98


What do beardsmen and owls have in common? They are both wise beyond their years. Show your support for our feathered friends with this stylish trucker hat. If owls aren’t your thing, other options include cougars, roosters, beavers, and well yes, donkeys. Goorin Bros. $25


Any man can cut down a tree, but it takes a true beardsman to wear one on his face. Plus, these wooden sunglasses are polarized and UV protected. Wood Thumb $82


Chances are slim you’ll wake up to this in your driveway with a red bow, but we can dream, right? This premium compact travel trailer is truly the perfect way to see the world, and probably rivals the comforts of your own home.  Airstream $42,000+


From now until the end of December 8th, we are giving away a pair of Clarks Desert Boots to 5 lucky readers! That’s close to $650 worth of total swag. A total of 5 lucky winners will be contacted for sizing information. Follow the instructions in the box below. Good luck!

Clarks Boots Competition

Top image courtesy of Michael Bova

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