The Nutshell 2016 last-minute holiday gift guide

If you’re still searching for last-minute holiday gift ideas, you can stop freaking out now.

Instead, consider these one-of-a-kind products offered by some of Nutshell’s coolest customers! After all, nobody needs another gift certificate—and you’re probably not going to get your hands on an NES Classic at this point.

Novo Watches Pure Collection

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novowatch.com, $149.99 CAD (cases), $49.99 CAD (straps)

Novo Watches’ Pure collection removes all the unnecessary extras to create the most functional minimalist watch you’ll ever have. It’s a blank slate for you to start customizing. Novo’s interchangeable bands allow you to pair a single case with any of their high-quality leather straps to express exactly who you are.

Speaking of those straps: Novo uses hand-made Horween Leathers to take your watch game to the next level. Founded in 1905, Horween strives to make the world’s best leather, which means never mistaking fastest or cheapest with the best. Paired with a Pure watch case, it’s an unbeatable combination.

Bootstrap Coffee Roasters Holiday Gift Pack No. 1

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bootstrapcoffeeroasters.com, $60

For those of you who give a damn what a good cup of coffee is supposed to taste like, there’s Bootstrap Coffee Roasters. The Saint Paul, Minnesota-based craft coffee operation has been creating uniquely delicious roasts since 2014, using beans sourced from all over the world.

To make a coffee-lover’s month, get them the Holiday Gift Pack No. 1, a four-pack of 12-ounce bags of coffee chosen from across Bootstrap’s diverse offerings. From the freshest arrivals to their timeless Blue Collar Blend, the Holiday Gift Pack is designed to give you a peek into the sort of coffees that Bootstrap Coffee Roasters procure and how they roast them.

Or, you could order the Bootstrap Home Subscription (starting at $55 for a three-month subscription), which scores your lucky gift-recipient 12 ounces of coffee shipped to their door the first week of each month, plus 25% off all orders from the online store! The monthly installment will usually be one 12-ounce bag, but will sometimes consist of multiple smaller bags of different coffees, and may include limited release coffees or coffees that are only available to subscribers.

No matter what you order, be sure to enter the code “HOLIDAYS” for 10% off online orders through 12/31!

KOR Water Fall counter-top water filtration system

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korwater.com, $59

KOR’s flagship home hydration system is born from nature and enhanced by science to create the best water you’ve ever tasted. The Water Fall’s innovative design uses long-lasting, eco-friendly coconut shell filters to produce crystal clear water in a natural and sustainable way.

The Water Fall’s filter and carafe are separate, which allows you to have multiple glass carafes of great-tasting water whenever you want. The KOR Water Fall filtration system includes one stand, one filter, and two glass carafes with caps; additional filters can be added separately.

Ethel’s Edibles Pecan Dandy

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ethelsedibles.net, $10 (for a pack of three)

Since 2011, Ethel’s Edibles has been “spreading decadence that just happens to be gluten free.” Their Pecan Dandy is the bar that started it all—toasted pecans, honeyed caramel, and shortbread crust combined in a treat so good, it just might be habit-forming. Stuff them into a stocking, and you’ll be a holiday hero.

Brothers Leather Supply Co. Benjamin Messenger

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brothersleathersupply.com, $435

The Benjamin Messenger bag is the signature messenger in Brothers Leather’s Tribute Series. Named after founder Adam Kail’s best man and confidant, the Benjamin Messenger lives on the corner of quality and luxury. The Benjamin offers a roomy, fully-lined canvas interior with two dividers, ensuring adequate and safe space for your laptop, pens, notebooks, and anything else that might be a part of your daily carry needs.

For more modest gift budgets, give the C.W. Growler Bag and customizable leather coasters a look.

Owl’s Brew Holiday Cocktail Kit

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theowlsbrew.com, $24.99

Look, you know how we feel about this stuff. Our dear friends at Owl’s Brew recently released a Holiday Cocktail Kit featuring three new flavors of tea crafted for cocktails: Salted Caramel Toddy, Grapefruit Collins, and Mulling Spices. These unique, festive mixers are perfect for holiday entertaining or gift-giving and are available for a limited time only.

Pro tip: Make sure you use the promo code OWL20 for a 20% discount on their website!

Earnest Eats Holiday Super Pack

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earnesteats.com, $40

Make the holidays a little healthier this year with the Holiday Super Pack from Earnest Eats, which includes all of their top selling superfood snacks: A variety pack of their unsweetened Superfood Oatmeal Bags, made with quinoa, oats, and amaranth, plus a variety pack of their Almond Butter Baked Whole Food Bars.

The Super Pack includes:

  • Four different flavors of Earnest Eats Hot & Fit 12.6 oz Hot Cereal Bags—American, Asia, Mayan, & Blueberry
  • A dozen 1.9 oz bars, including Choco Peanut Butter, Cran Lemon Zest, Apple Ginger, Almond Trail Mix, and Double Choco Espresso

The Earnest Eats Holiday Super Pack is already selling at a discounted price this month, but if Nutshell users go to earnesteats.com and use the code “nutshell” they’ll receive an EXTRA 10% off!!

SKLZ Quickster QB Trainer 7×7

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SKLZ.com, $149.99

SKLZ makes sports training equipment that helps athletes of all kinds practice like the pros. If you have an aspiring Tom Brady in your life, check out the Quickster QB Trainer, which features three numbered passing targets to perfect your passing skills. Taking only 90 seconds to fully assemble and even less to take down, the lightweight and fully portable net spans to a full 7′ x 7′.

And if $149.99 happens to be out of your budget, don’t sweat it: SKLZ has compiled its own holiday gift guide with plenty of high-performance athletic gear under $50.

Standard Wax Fresh Mistletoe Candle

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standardwax.com, $15 (3.5 oz) or $32 (10.5 oz)

Standard Wax pairs “hand-poured, uniquely scented candles with artist-designed ceramic vessels to make a multipurpose piece of functional art.” In other words, you’ll want to keep the containers long after the candle burns down. (Seriously, they make great change jars.)

The Fresh Mistletoe candle—light and resinous, showcasing a bright citrus finish and cedarwood essential oils—will put anybody in the holiday spirit. Our advice: Order the Bergamot + Basil candle for yourself.

Something you can’t find anywhere else…

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ebth.com, prices vary

Everything But The House is the premier estate sale marketplace, offering incredible treasures unearthed from private collections. From vintage musical instruments and first-edition books to antique home furnishings and collectibles, you won’t believe what can be found on their daily auction listings. Browse through their gift section and you’ll find something amazing, guaranteed.

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