Best Made Co.
This artisanal food-of-the-month club ships food items from small-batch producers in cool wooden crates. Thoughtfully curated contents have included such treats as hand-harvested birch syrup from Alaska, stone-ground hotcake mix from Nebraska and salted bourbon caramel sauce courtesy of a tiny, family-operated goat farm in upland Vermont. Mantry offers one-time, three-month and six-month subscriptions for $75 per month. Each bespoke crate contains six full-size artisan goods and a manual detailing product stories and recipes. mantry.com
Kaufmann Mercantile is a New York-based online shop that’s focused on well-designed, long-lasting goods. Featured products debut twice a week; the site touts that equal importance is given to “functionality, durability and aesthetic.” None of the items are mass-produced, and they feel like heirlooms you’ll want to take care of forever. kaufmann-mercantile.com
The Original Craft Beer Club
This beer-of-the-month club is all about finding the best in small-batch, craft-brewed brews made right here in the US of A. The founding ethos: Tracking down good beer is as much an art as pursuing fine wine. (We’ll go out on a limb here and assume you agree.) $39 a month brings you 12 beers in four different styles. craftbeerclub.com
Best Made Co.
There are thousands of versions of almost every product available online. One Amazon search for say, an axe, brings up more than 39,000 results of varying quality. It was that search for the perfect item which inspired Peter Buchanan-Smith to launch Best Made Co. in 2009, and it all began with crafting the perfect axe. Building on that success, the brand extended its offerings the next year and regularly releases new utility-driven items designed to stand out in a sea of sameness. bestmadeco.com
Three Brothers Boards
Every man has—or should have—a passion he wishes he could dedicate his life to. RJ Murray has done just that: he’s thrown his entire being into the water, literally, with Three Brothers Boards, a Daytona-based standup paddleboard company that he and brother Justin formed to pay tribute to their late brother Jason. The hand-shaped boards come in a variety of sizes for different skill levels and activities; prices start at $299. threebrothersboards.com
The iconic purveyor of meaty goodness has taken a step forward this year with a new line of small-batch, handcrafted sausages. The American Craft™ line, handcrafted in small batches with real ingredients, includes flavors such as Jalapeno & Cheddar and Smoky Bourbon, complementing their heritage offerings such as summer sausage and kielbasa. BBQ season can’t come fast enough. hillshirefarm.com
Reading about small-batch whiskies online can bring about pleasure and pain: You get psyched about an obscure variety, head to the liquor store, and it’s nowhere to be found. Caskers aims to avert such tragedy by gathering thousands of craft spirits on one site, at reasonable prices. Daredevils can subscribe to their whiskey and vodka clubs, which deliver selections regularly to your door. caskers.com