| November 23, 2018

Gift Guides, Gifts for Men, Travel & Leisure

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The AoM Shop is stocked with tons of items that are true, one-of-a-kind exclusives you can’t find anywhere else. The selection of things available in our shop consist of reminders and tools for becoming a better man — gifts that are both enjoyable and useful, and will last for years to come. Also, it helps support the content we produce here at AoM. 

Our Art of Manliness Shop Gift Guide for 2018 includes some new products (virtue banner, stationery kit), as well as some classic items that have been popular since their inception (mug, Ben Franklin journal). Be sure to peruse the shop at length, as this is not an exhaustive list of the many classic, quality, unique items available!

FREE Shipping + FREE Leather Bookmark With All Orders Over $100! 

You never know what’s going to happen when you pick up a new book. A certain book, even a certain page of it, may contain a wealth of possibilities — the chance that something you read will change your mind, and maybe even your whole life.
 
Henry David Thoreau celebrated the potent potentialities of the written word when he said, “How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!”
 
We’ve emblazoned this powerful observation on an American-made leather bookmark. Topped with an Irish waxed linen accent, this bookmark will point you back to the place you left off, so you can turn the page in the book, and maybe in your own life as well.
 
All orders from the AoM Store of $100 or more not only get free shipping, but will also receive this free exclusive bookmark as well. For a limited time while supplies last!

Under-the-Tree Gifts

Limited Edition Detective’s Wallet 

Inspired by this great icon of masculinity, the exclusive Detective’s Wallet is designed to help you harness the moxie of an old school private eye while keeping your credit cards and cash in place. We retired this wallet a while back, but we’ve brought it back in a new buckskin color for a limited holiday run

The Detective’s Wallet is made right here in the USA from a handsome buckskin leather that will age and develop a nice patina over time. On the left side is a slot that holds up to 10 credit cards (as well as a pocket for cash). On the right side is a mini Moleskine notebook to jot down your observations during operations and to keep track of the phone numbers of femme fatales. For your convenience, there’s also a sleek Fisher Bullet Space Pen included, attached by a built-in leather loop.

Supplies of this wallet are very limited — grab one before they’re gone!

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword Stationery Kit

We’re big, longtime proponents of handwritten notes here at the Art of Manliness. The physical heft of a letter gives the communication a warmth and significance that email and text just can’t hold a candle to. It’s tangible, it’s personal, it’s thoughtful, and it’s unique. For all these reasons and more, handwritten notes are more powerful than ever.

To help kickstart your letter writing and ensure you always have its requisite tools at hand, we’ve put together the truly one-of-a-kind, second-to-none The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword Stationery Kit.

This exclusive kit not only has everything you need to start sending out handwritten correspondence, its accouterments make the process of letter writing an experience that will truly be enjoyed, including:

  • Letter-pressed stationery (with envelopes)
  • Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen
  • 10 stamps
  • Letter opener (in the shape of a Civil War-era saber)
  • A handsome, deluxe, cigar-style box 

Strength in Virtue Banner

There is strength in virtue and virtue in strength. This was a maxim of Theodore Roosevelt, who explained it like this:

“If we are to do as I believe we shall and will do, if we are to advance in broad humanity, in kindliness, in the spirit of brotherhood, exactly as we advance in our conquest over the hidden forces of nature, it must be by developing strength in virtue and virtue in strength, by breeding and training men who shall be both good and strong, both gentle and valiant—men who scorn wrong-doing and who at the same time have both the courage and the strength to strive mightily for the right.”

We’ve emblazoned TR’s clarion call on a royally handsome felt banner. An AoM exclusive, this 12″ X 15″ blue and silver banner is swallow-tail cut at the bottom and embroidered with a noble and brave lion. A wooden rod with spear ends runs through the top, to which is attached a golden cord for hanging on your wall. Made in the USA, our Strength in Virtue banner is perfect for any bedroom, dorm room, or man room.

Ben Franklin Virtues Journal

The Ben Franklin’s Virtues Daily Record and Journal combines Franklin’s daily schedule with the self-improvement chart he created for himself as a young man. This exclusive journal provides a man with an incredible tool to improve his life and develop upstanding character, while also getting him more focused and organized with his day-to-day tasks.

The journal is divided into 13 weeks — one for each of Franklin’s virtues — with each week containing an agenda and journal section for each day.

“A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place” Wooden Catch-All

Whether at school, work, or home, establishing a system of order for one’s possessions creates numerous benefits, like saving time and money, and making life feel a little less stressful. Such a system need not be complicated, and simply involves living by the classic maxim: “A place for everything, and everything in its place.”

Our classy wooden catch-all has this saying etched right into it. An AoM exclusive, it will not only ensure that a man never loses his keys, wallet, or other EDC items, but every time he goes to drop off and pick up his belongings, he’ll be reminded to always put things where they belong.

Stay Manly Mug

Our famous Stay Manly ceramic mug is thick-walled to keep its contents hotter, longer. It weighs in at a hefty 1.3lbs and holds a healthy 15oz. Its vintage-shape and speckled finish is reminiscent of old camping mugs that grizzled cowboys would use on the trail. The design is deep-etched right into the ceramic, giving this manly drinking vessel a unique look that will never fade with use or wash off over time. It’s bound to become your loved one’s favorite mug.

Gentleman Barbarian T-Shirt

“Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Our Gentleman Barbarian tee will inspire its recipient to ever seek to become the complete man: one who has circumscribed both the soft and hard virtues into a unified whole. On the front, you’ll find a symbol of refined but potent strength; on the back, you’ll find TR’s words of wisdom, a reminder that unless we keep our primal virtues, the civilized ones cannot exist.

Be sure to browse all of our t-shirts; there are 9 designs to choose from (and one long-sleeve). 

Strength and Honor PT Shorts

The Strength and Honor PT short has AoM’s signature “Virtus et Honestas” sword and wings emblazoned on the right leg to inspire its recipient to reach higher and push himself harder. They’re just the right length: shorter than basketball gym shorts, but not as short as ranger panties. They don’t get in the way of deadlifts and power cleans and they just look more grown-up than the typical baggy knee-grazers. Made with lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking material and flexible fabric that moves with your body. 

These are the perfect shorts for any man’s strength-building, honor-inspiring workouts.

Stocking Stuffers

Jumpstart Journal

When presented with a totally blank slate — that open journal, with pen in hand, and nothing but white pages — we freeze up. We don’t know what to write about.

Our exclusive Jumpstart Journal removes this barrier by taking care of the what entirely. Inside its pages is a clear roadmap to journaling: 31 prompts — 31 questions that offer guidance as to what to write about that day. This is the perfect gift for the man who’s long wanted to get into the journaling habit, but hasn’t known where to start.

The Pocket Guide to Action

For the man who’s ready to have a better year next year than the one he had this year, and is itching to move on his dreams, get him the The Pocket Guide to Action. It’s packed with wisdom on how to turn one’s abstract intentions into concrete actions, and finally pull the trigger on long-contemplated thoughts and plans. 

Morale Patches

Our 2″ x 3″ velcro-backed morale patches can be affixed to backpacks and duffels to add some manly character and inspiration. Buy them one at a time, or save money by buying the bundle.

“Carry the Fire” Zippo Lighter

Give our “Carry the Fire” Zippo lighter to the man in your life who strives to choose idealism over cynicism, virtue over vice, decency over dereliction, and hope over hopelessness — who carries the fire of goodness and honor and seeks to pass it on to the next generation.

This exclusive lighter is an American-made Zippo 1941 Replica in the vintage style carried by WWII GIs. The lighter sports a silver, brushed chrome exterior onto the front of which “Carry the Fire” has been machine-etched right here in the USA.