The Gentleman Racer's Annual Holiday Gift Guide

The Gentleman Racer's Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Curated by Michael Satterfield, Lucas Kepner, Lexi Vallandingham - Photos by Lucas Kepner - 11/02/2023

Welcome to's Annual Gift Guide – a curated selection of exceptional gifts for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Whether you're shopping for the automotive enthusiast, the style connoisseur, or the adventure seeker, our guide is designed to inspire and help you discover the perfect present. From cutting-edge gadgets to timeless accessories, every item is something our team has personally tested, purchased, or owns. No affiliate links, just honest opinions on some really exciting items for the man who has everything.

Latico Leather Carriage Bag

The Perfect Leather Bag

Every man needs a good weekend bag and the Latico Carriage Bag is an incredible value when it comes to a leather duffle. Handcrafted out of 100% real leather, with timeless style and incredible attention to detail, this bag is ready to be your trusted travel companion for decades. Available in three colors, but we love this natural finish. 

$250 - SHOP HERE

The Eques Nightwing

The Eques Nightwing 

Eques was founded by watch enthusiast Steven Gagnon who wanted to create iconic watches at an affordable price point. The Eques Nightwing is clearly an homage to the storied Breitling Navitimer and delivers a similar look for a fraction of the price. at 50mm it is not for the faint of heart, it features an automatic movement, 3 ATM Water Resistance, and a stainless steel bracelet. The only thing we would change is putting it on a rubber or NATO strap.

$300 - SHOP HERE

The Ultimate Book

For those of us who play Tennis this book by Peter Feierabend and Stefan Maiwald takes the reader through the entirety of the game, from the lifestyle to the personalities, the Ultimate Tennis Book covers it all. Even if you aren't a player, you'll want to pick up a racket by the end.


The Gentleman Racer's Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Land Rover Gear

While Land Rover may be going by JLR this heritage collection from Red Canoe is everything that we love about the brand and captures the legacy of what makes a classic Land Rover so cool. Bags, hats, t-shirts, outwear, even vintage coveralls. With a 28-piece collection, there is a cool retro Land Rover gift that fits any budget. 

$10-$200 - SHOP HERE

Custom is Cool

When it comes to shoes, no one does it better than Robert August, we fell in love with these custom golf shoes which we created with the RA Design Your Own shoe feature. From colors to soles, to even adding details like initials to the heel, each part of the shoe is customizable. While we went with these stunning gold shoes, you can design custom dress shoes with literally thousands of possible combinations. 

Starting at $379 - SHOP HERE

Treasures of Patek

Two books are presented in a beautiful slipcase featuring 235 rare watches from the Patek Philippe Collection. Published by teNeues this book takes readers back to the first portable timepieces from the 16th century to the founding of Patek Philippe in 1839, through the art of modern watchmaking. 


The Gentleman Racer's Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Rugged Gear

We are big fans of buying good quality products once and using them for a lifetime, which is why we love Lochby's collection of waxed canvas bags, journal covers, and tool roles. They resist water and feature high-quality aircraft-grade aluminum hardware. 

Starting at $40 - SHOP HERE

DeWan Jacket

Classic Style

DeWan is the original Motorsport jacket, Made in the USA since the 60s, the brand has been revived by the grandson of the original creator. The timeless style of this jacket means you can wear it for decades to come, add your favorite motorsports patches just like your dad and granddad did and create a truly one-of-a-kind jacket that captures your favorite racing memories. 

$229 - SHOP HERE


Highlight Your National Pride On The Road

We love a good duffle bag, and the team at My Style Bags Milano has some of the best in the business. The Harvard Large Flag bag is offered in the Italian, French, or US Flag and are made using real national flags from Manifattura Italiana Bandiere. The ultimate accessory for your classic Italian, French, or American car. Canvas, textured leather handles and details, adjustable shoulder strap, inside pocket, zip closure, hand luggage.

$455 - SHOP HERE

AirPod 3 Case Whiskey Brown

Luxury Airpod Case

Upgrade your Apple experience with accessories from Longvadon, which offers Apple Watch Bands, Airtag cases, and this very nice Airpod Case wrapped in what they call their 'Caiman Series' crocodile embossed leather, this case will not only protect your Airpods from damage or scratching - but also turn your Airpods into a true style accessory that you'll proudly carry around. The crocodile-embossed leather exterior is cut out of extremely high-quality cow leather. Offered in nine unique colors. 


Singani 63,

Try Something New

Odds are you haven't heard of Singani 63, and neither had we until this bottle arrived. But this 500-year-old Bolivian spirit distilled from Muscat of Alexandria grapes high in the Andes was brought to the masses thanks to director Steven Soderbergh. While filming CHE, starring Benicio del Toro, Soderbergh tried Singani for the first time. That experience led to a meeting with the Granier family, owners of Casa Real Distillery, after six years of work Soderbergh brought Singani 63 to the US. 


Surf Supply

Literally Anything from Surfside Supply

We discovered this brand almost by accident and it has quickly become one of our favorite brands. Not only does it look great, but it is some of the best-made casual menswear money can buy and it won't break the bank. We have been living in their shirt jackets since they arrived, everyone in the office has been impressed and added it to our list. Look for more coverage to come in our menswear section

Starting at $48 - SHOP HERE

Leather Honey

Leather Honey

All-in-one leather care kit, with everything you need to clean and condition your favorite leather goods.
This kit contains the entire suite of non-toxic leather care products: 8 oz. leather conditioner, 8 oz. leather cleaner, and two lint-free application cloths. A complete leather care kit is perfect for cleaning and conditioning all leather items, including car interiors, small furniture, jackets, bags, shoes, wallets, and other accessories.


An American Single Malt is the latest from the Jack Daniel Distillery,

Jack Goes Single

An American Single Malt is the latest from the Jack Daniel Distillery, using a 100% malted barley mash bill that is ground, fermented, and distilled in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The special whiskey is charcoal-mellowed and then aged in new, charred American oak barrels before being finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks. The aroma opens with the scent of banana bread, followed by notes of malt, oak, raspberries, and chocolate. On the palate, expect hints of gains, red fruits, and the Oloroso sherry cask. 

Currently only available at select retailers, the secondary market has made this a valuable bottle with bottles trading for as much as $600. 

$100 - SHOP HERE


Classics Never Go Out of Style

The 1993 is one of the most recognized sneakers in the history of movies. Worn by Benny, the leader & best player, from the iconic coming-of-age baseball movie The Sandlot (released in 1993) this classic throwback has been known to help a kid run faster and jump higher.


Higo No–Kami

Higo No–Kami

This beautiful folding knife is based on the first Japanese pocketknife manufactured in 1896 in Meiji-era Japan. One of the key characteristics of the traditional Higo-No Kami is that when the knife is closed, part of the blade tang protrudes and can be used to open the knife with one hand. Made in Japan to an incredibly high standard a Higo No-Kami is a beautiful addition to anyone's everyday carry. 

$125 - SHOP HERE

Armitron Blueprint

Affordable Luxury

The stainless steel Armitron Blueprint is powered by an automatic movement, which is on display both front and back. While it is offered in several configurations we really like it on the leather strap. At 42mm it makes a statement without being too large for most wrists. 50-meter water resistance and it has a high level of fit and finish for this price point. 

$150 - SHOP HERE

Upgrade Your Everyday

Longvandon has been known for its luxury-focused Apple Watch Bands, but none of us wear smartwatches, so we have never required an upgraded band. However, they do make some other amazing products like this leather-wrapped Airpod case that features crocodile embossed leather in several colors, we opted for the Whiskey Brown version. 


Big Ass Luxuries

Go Big At Home

They really do live up to the name Big Ass Candles, when you open the box you will see why. Not only do they make a statement they smell great and are a conversation starter for sure. The candles come in all kinds of manly scents, so don't worry you can add a candle to your study or office without having it smell like flowers. All Big Ass Candles are made from natural coconut-soy wax, phthalate & paraben-free oils, and 100% organic cotton wicks. This large candle vessel exudes a comforting ambiance, and elegance, and will most importantly fill the room with its fragrance when lit and unlit.

Starting at $179 - SHOP HERE

LAUREL CANYON 15 Inch Beverage Refrigerator-Mini Fridge

Keep It Cool

Here at The Gentleman Racer office, we like to keep beverages cold and on hand, and this 2.9 cubic foot beverage fridge has been our go-to since we moved into to our new space. With adjustable shelves, we can keep everything from our favorite wine to our Acqua Panna water all in one compact space. 

$429 - SHOP HERE

Chinola Passion Fruit

Drink Passionately 

Chinola gets its name from what locals in the Dominican Republic call passion fruit, where the passion fruit liqueur is distilled and bottled. While mostly used in cocktails, Chinola is very good on its own, with a sweet and tangy flavor and a tropical aroma. 


Shine Rapid Cold Brew Coffee & Tea Machine

Shine Rapid Cold Brew Coffee & Tea Machine

For coffee or tea lovers there is nothing better than a product that makes getting our precious caffeine easier. The Shine Kitchen rapid cold brew machine uses vacuum extraction to create high-quality cold brews in around 10 minutes. 

$130 - SHOP HERE

The French Terry Overshirt in Pine Grove

Frank & Oak Overshirt

Warm, versatile, and resilient, made of French terry it features a button closure at the front and chest pockets. Herringbone tape reinforcement at the chest, under pocket flap stitches. Twill detailing inside the collar and placket. Locker loop at the neck. Woven label branding. Wear it open over a T-shirt to keep you warm during chilly mornings and evenings.

$129 - SHOP HERE


Watches of Style

This book, published by ACC Art Books, covers the details and technical wonders of 60 wristwatch models that went down in history for their innovation in shapes, materials, and production methods, the perfect gift for any watch enthusiast. 


The Notch Single Malt Whisky 8-Year

Dean Long, co-founder, and original distiller at Triple Eight Distillery, started producing The Notch in 2000. His background in wine, he wanted to challenge himself to produce a world-class whisky.
The Notch Single Malt Whisky is the United States' first and only island malt whisky and winner of multiple awards. 

$250 - SHOP HERE

Boeing Vintage Duffle Bag

Boeing Vintage Duffle Bag

Pack up and go with a throwback Boeing Vintage Logo Duffle Bag. The army green bag celebrates the aviation company's rich heritage, with the classic Boeing Totem patch on the side. It's roomy, durable, and ready for your next adventure.

$138 - SHOP HERE

Luxury Chocolate

The term luxury gets tossed around a lot when it comes to product descriptions, but chocolates from Chocolate Moderne New York are life-changing. Be it a single bar, or one of their over-the-top gift boxes, a gift from Chocolate Moderne will stand out among the rest. 

Prices from $18-$360 - SHOP HERE

G2 Record Cleaner

Keep the Record Spinning

When you're ready for the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art, vinyl record and stylus care system, this is for you. The Mondo Kit also makes a great gift for the record lovers in your life! It includes everything you need to care for your favorite records and a beautiful walnut display block to keep it all in order. 

$100 - SHOP HERE

The Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe

Classic Canvas 

The Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe is an updated take on the classic weekender, offered in two sizes, and several colors, the bag includes unique features like a shoe compartment and strap designed to slide over your rolling bag's handle, the Catalina is the perfect quiet luxury travel bag. Made of eco-friendly canvas. 

$205 - SHOP HERE

Travel Fit

The Atlexo is billed as the "World's first luxury fitness kit" a bold claim, but one that lives up to the hype once you open the package and see the quality of everything inside. Tested by our in-house personal trainer Kinlee, the Atlexo system provides over 100+ workouts packed nicely into your suite case. 

$200 - SHOP HERE

Don Q Gran Reserva Anejo XO

Don Q Gran Reserva XO

Aging mellows a spirit. It also brings out new flavors and aromas. Gran Reserva contains rums aged between 9 and 12 years, and Solera rums aged up to 50 years, creating a balance between sweet and dry that you won’t get in other spirits. Drink it on the rocks, drink it neat. 

The Leatherpress Heritage collection

Heritage Journal

As much as we are in the digital world, there is just something that is so special about keeping a journal, be it for your personal thoughts and reflections or just as a place to write down your next million-dollar business idea. The Leatherpress Heritage collection is one of our all-time favorites, especially in Racing Green. 

$35 - SHOP NOW

Japanese Spirit 

The Shinozaki Distillery in  Asakura, Fukuoka, Japan has been making whiskey since 1922 with their patented Takamine Process, which uses an ancient Japanese mold, koji, to convert starches to sugars in a process similar to malting barley. Unlike malt whiskey where sugars are extracted in a warm water mash before yeast is introduced to start the fermentation, both the koji and yeast are active at the same time in a multiple parallel fermentation. This 100% barley ferment is then double distilled and aged in virgin oak and ex-Bourbon casks. Expect notes of vanilla, black cherry, and melon. 

$100 - SHOP HERE

Speed Shop Embroidered Bowling Shirt

Speed Shop Embroidered Bowling Shirt

Kitten D'Amour is an Australian clothing brand that captures the heart of vintage style, this Speed Shop 55 bowling shirt looks like it could be a vintage car club shirt you found in grandpa's closet. The attention to detail and quality are also period correct making it perfect for your next trip to Bob's Big Boy. 


The Art of the Restaurant

Artist John Donojue captures the personality and emotion of some of our favorite restaurants in some of our favorite cities. Books include stories, guides, and interviews with everyday diners and top restauranteurs about what makes each of these restaurants so special. Also, John offers fine art Giclee prints of the restaurants from the books if you just need a print of Cafe de La Paix on your wall. 

Books From $16 | Art Prints From $55 - SHOP HERE