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Cool Tools 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Kevin’s Picks

Favorite gift ideas from the founder of Cool Tools

The editors of Cool Tools have curated a number of gift suggestions selected from the pages of Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities (which itself makes a great gift), and from the website. This week: Kevin’s picks.

Everyone can use a perfectly balanced, lifelong kitchen knife. It’s an ideal gift. One I like to gift is the Kuma Chef Knife ($25) which gets rave reviews from kitchen knife aficionados who normally review two-hundred dollar knives, yet the Kuma only costs $25. It’s ergonomically optimized for your hand, easy to keep razor sharp, and will last generations. These days it’s the one I always grab. When I lift mine, I smile.

I give IFixit Toolkits ($20) as gifts for the tech adventurous.

Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones ($250) are expensive, but they really work and are super portable.

This Cardboard cutter ($8) is a kid-safe knife for cutting corrugated cardboard

I found a whole army of knock-off Legos from China available on Amazon. They cost about 2.5 cents per piece.

Want more? Check out our other 2017 gift guide picks, as well as our 2016 Gift Guide, 2015 Gift Guide, 2014 Gift Guide and our 2103 Gift Guide

-- KK 11/16/17

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