'Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto' Any serious griller will appreciate this barbecue guide by Aaron Franklin, arguably the nation's most celebrated pitmaster and owner of Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas. Triumph at your next tailgate with Franklin's tips on customizing your smoker, creating perfect fires, sourcing top-quality meat and cooking delicious barbecue.
Graduates are bound to be excited about the end of classes, but learning can actually be a lot of fun when it's self-directed and at their leisure. They might realize a few months out of school that they're actually a little starved for something new to think about, or they've just noticed that most people in the office continue to read (for pleasure and for advancing their career opportunities).
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Gifting a Kindle will complete a similar task to gifting graduates some of the books every young adult should read. Learning is an ongoing process, and graduation shouldn't be the end of it. Giving them a Kindle means they'll have the tools to keep being curious in their lives by having both the device that makes it an easy and affordable process and the reminder.
A cookbook is always a good gift for a beginner cook, and Amanda Cohen, chef and owner of Manhattan’s Dirt Candy, relied on this one when she was in college. “Will you ever cook from it? Well, I did when I was in university, and the approachable recipes were a great way to ease me into the kitchen,” she said, adding, “And for me, it’s almost like a scrapbook, reminding me of when I tried to make Gypsy Soup, of hours spent poring over the recipes for Vegetable and Walnut Pate, Stuffed Eggplant, and Lentil burgers, trying to figure out how to tweak these dishes to make them better, learning from what they were doing, and slowly, page by page, without even knowing it, becoming a chef.”
A new camera would be a great gift for an aspiring filmmaker — or just a student who’s excited to share their study-abroad experience with family and friends. “I love making videos, so having something smaller and easier to transport would be awesome,” says Howard Lin, a senior at University of Florida. “My dream would be the Sony Alpha A9, but it costs quite a bit so most likely not. I think a Sony Rx100 Mark V.”
Ideal for the Scotch fan on your list, this limited edition Norlan Glass whiskey glass set offers a unique alternative to the typical drinking glass. The Norlan Glass set includes two matte black, hand-blown Borosilicate glasses that will actually make his whiskey taste better. This work of engineering magic was crafted to enhance the flavor and aroma of his drink of choice, thanks to the unique shape of its inner bowl.
Did you ever want to own a piece of living sports history but felt weird putting, say, a goalpost in your home? The good people at Tokens & Icons have tackled this conundrum head on, by repurposing game-worn uniforms, parts of vintage arenas and old baseballs, footballs and other gear used in classic games into wallets, watches and other practical, wearable items. It's cool, it's eco-friendly, it's the football from Super Bowl XLVI turned into cuff links!
Head trauma in the NFL is sure to be a hotter topic than ever when the Hollywood film Concussion comes out Christmas Day. But in 2013, the Pulitzer-winning Fainaru brothers blew the lid off that story with their exhaustive book, League of Denial. Now is as good a time as any to read — or give — the investigative story that helped start a movement. Start shopping here.
Getting the right gift for the guy in your life doesn’t have to be a challenge this year. Why not get them something they're already passionate about. At Sports Unlimited, we've got all the bests sports gifts for men. Unique gifts for him that will surely be treasured and remembered for years to come. Choosing the right gifts is simple as we've stocked all the brands guys love like Under Armour, Patagonia, Columbia, and The North Face. Why not get creative with our wide selection of Fan Gear items and give him something from his favorite team. Need to get a gift for an active guy, you could surprise them with some fitness gear or sporting equipment that will keep them moving. Whatever they’re into most, we’ve got just want they're hoping to receive this holiday season.
Evan Sayles, a soon-to-be graduate of Tufts University, would like things for his postgraduation apartment. As he told us in our gift guide for 21-year-olds, “I’ve been asking around, trying to source some household supplies that I could move into my new apartment like kitchen supplies. Something small, portable, but would add utility in my life.” That could include a set of kitchen knives, like this all-purpose, three-piece set from Global. It’s on the expensive side, but if cared for properly, these knives will be useful for years to come.
This item was ordered as a retirement gift from my company. I was very pleased with the final product. This is a substantial Fillet Board and very well made. It was great to have the personalization options and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the messages were etched into the board, rather than just being printed text. This item would make a nice gift for any fisherman.