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Coffee or Die Magazine’s (Totally Unbiased) 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

December 6, 2022Coffee or Die
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Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company, composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

Time is running out for Christmas gifts that are guaranteed to make it to your house in time for the holidays. But Black Rifle Coffee Company has your back. From now until Dec. 13, which is the last day to order with a guarantee your purchases will arrive before Christmas, BRCC is offering free shipping! Get some!

Below you'll find some of Coffee or Die Magazine's favorite picks for holiday gifts this year from BRCC, and below that we've selected some prime finds from other badass companies. From hats to shoes, food to reading material, knives to guns and coffee (naturally). Happy shopping!

Coffee or Die Magazine Special Edition

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It's a small run, so get your copy now! Composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

Don't act surprised to see this on our lists of great new products being launched on Black Rifle Friday!

This annual special edition serves as something of a "best of Coffee or Die Magazine," containing some of our favorite digital stories, repackaged and conveniently delivered to your doorstep. Catch up on stories you missed, or share some of your old favorites with your friends and family.

BRCC Grenade T-Shirt

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Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

Subtlety isn't always BRCC's forte, but when it comes to this Grenade T-shirt, they nailed it. An understated aesthetic that would be perfect for that cousin you don't always see eye-to-eye with or for your brother who doesn't want to scare the other parents at school pickups.

No matter who you've got on your list this year, you won't miss with this shirt.

Combat Knife Pocket T-Shirt

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Knife. Pocket. Always. What more do you want? Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

BRCC brings a whole new meaning to the term "pocket knife" with the Combat Knife Pocket T-shirt. It's perfect for the blade lover in your life whose Christmas list is full of real steel you can't afford this year. The super comfy 100% cotton fabric should win them over.

Trench Knife Pocket T-Shirt

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Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

Not to be overshadowed by its cousin, the Trench Knife Pocket shirt brings a lot to the table as well — namely, its history. The first trench knife officially adopted by the US military was the US M1917 during World War I. These blades were designed to handle close-combat situations that soldiers would often encounter in trenches. This patriotic T-shirt pays homage to the original “plan B" weapon.


Women's Trench Knife T-Shirt

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Women's Trench Knife Shirt. Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

The ladies are getting in on the trench knife action as well with the Women's Trench Knife shirt. This is one of several new designs for women offered by BRCC, and we love the pretty-but-deadly design.

30 Presents Out Coffee Roast 

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Naughty or nice, everyone deserves 30 Presents Out this year! Photos courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company, composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

We don't know how everyone else feels, but there's something about the BRCC holiday roasts that always make the season feel legit.

This year's 30 Presents Out roast is from Costa Rica. The medium roast has tasting notes of chocolate, citrus, and maple — all of which blend perfectly with the holiday season (and bourbon, coincidentally).

Don't miss out on this limited roast!

CAF Skull Pullover Hoodie 

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CAF Skull Pullover Hoodie. Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

If CAF is their favorite coffee, this CAF Skull Pullover is sure to be their next favorite hoodie. The midweight design is perfect for throwing on after a long day at work or a hard workout at the gym.

Not Coke Corduroy Cap

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Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

The coffee of a new generation! We fell hard for this Not Coke Corduroy Capt, with its vintage snapback style, flat bill, and high profile. Not to mention the soft-as-sealskin corduroy.

Company Logo Cuffed Beanie

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Shown here in olive green, this very necessary beanie also comes in black and orange. Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

Who doesn't love a beanie? The new Company Logo Cuffed Beanie could easily satisfy everyone on your holiday shopping list — which would be boring except it comes in three colors: black, orange, and olive green. So whether you're aiming for safety or style, this beanie has you (and your loved ones) covered.

Ripstop Fleece Jacket

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Women's Ripstop Fleece Jacket. Composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

The Ripstop Fleece Jacket — available in men's and women's styles — is a great way to stay warm in the cooler weather. Designed to look good while keeping your core temperature regulated, you can't go wrong wearing it layered or on its own. The men's is available in black or coffee; the women's in black.

Admit it — we all know someone who is cold all the time. This is the jacket for them.

Montana Knife Co.

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Photo courtesy of the Montana Knife Co.

MKC’s Magnacut Stonewall Skinner drops Nov. 10, but master bladesman Josh Smith is turning out new Bighorn Chefs, Speedgoat Fixed Blades, and the Beartooth Pro Skinning Blade, too.

Bonus: When you buy a blade, you get free sharpening for the life of the knife.

SecureIt Gun Cabinet Model 84

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Know someone who has been really good this year? Photo courtesy of SecureIt.

No matter how big a gun safe or cabinet is, you always seem to run out of room. Funny how that happens. There are myriad factors that go into determining the best gun safe or cabinet to fit one's needs, but if the veteran or service member in your life is anything like most we know, durability and modularity are high on their list.

SecureIt Gun Storage's Model 84 Gun Cabinet is reminiscent of a military storage locker, and that makes sense since the Tactical Weapon Rack was "designed to address the needs of US Army Special Forces" and is used by all branches of the military, according to their website. The highly modular rack can accommodate 24 long guns and comes with various cradles, stock bases, and shelves to make it work for anyone's needs.

So if there's someone on your list who has been really good this year (MSRP on the cabinet is just over $2,500) and is always complaining about "running out of room for my guns," this might fit the bill.

Willie's Distillery Devil's Brigade Whiskey

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A bottle of Devil’s Brigade Whiskey would make a great holiday gift for lovers of military history and American spirits. Photo by Ethan E. Rocke/Coffee or Die Magazine.

Devil's Brigade Whiskey is the perfect gift for lovers of military history and American spirits. Developed by Army veteran Willie Blazer, founder of Willie's Distillery in Ennis, Montana, Devil’s Brigade Whiskey pays tribute to the World War II commando unit that served as a precursor to the Army’s modern Special Forces.

“The Devil’s Brigade” was the moniker earned in World War II by the 1st Special Service Force. The elite American-Canadian commando unit was organized in 1942 and trained at Fort Harrison near Helena, Montana. Willie’s blend of 60% American bourbon and 40% Canadian whisky reflects the percentage of American and Canadian men assigned to the Devil’s Brigade.

KC Cattle Co.

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Hot dogs, brats, and ribeye — oh my! Nothing says, "Happy holidays!" like meat. Photo courtesy of KC Cattle Co.

Founded by an Army Ranger veteran, KC Cattle Co. is a butcher shop in Missouri that ships to all 50 states. While the shop specializes in Wagyu beef products, its gift packages and individual cuts also include chicken, pork, and seafood options. We recommend the New-to-Wagyu sampler package or the brisket (when it's not sold out), but you can't go wrong with any of the products.

Not just a butcher shop, KC Cattle Co. is also dedicated to giving back to the veteran community. Read more about the company and its work with veterans on its blog.

Meat Church BBQ

If the grill masters in your life are anything like the ones we know, they're always looking to up their game. Enter Meat Church. Not only does Meat Church offer a full line of rubs and seasonings (we recommend The Ocho — may as well try them all!), but it also has an extensive video library featuring recipes and techniques for smoking, grilling, and all things BBQ. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

Altama Maritime Assault Boot

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Nontraditional shoes from nontraditional people. Photo via Altama/Original Footwear Co.

Take care of your feet and your feet will take care of you — and the Altama Maritime Assault Boot, available in low and mid heights, will make taking care of your feet infinitely easier. Made specifically for tactical water and amphibious operations, these maritime assault boots feature a fin-friendly fit for any dive fin used by militaries worldwide.

The boots are built with air mesh linings, drain ports, and a full-length one-piece shank for stability and support when climbing a caving ladder. The laces are non-shine, and the 1000D Cordura comes in solid colors and MultiCam.

Feeling philanthropic? Black Rifle Coffee Company paired up with the Boot Campaign for a limited edition version of the Altama Maritime Assault Mid boot to support the Boot Campaign's mission "to unite Americans to honor and restore the lives of veterans and military families through individualized, life-improving programs."

Black Rifle Coffee Company's Coffee Club Sub

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Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

Whether you're buying for a casual coffee drinker or a connoisseur with refined tastes, BRCC has a coffee subscription that will work for anyone. Prepaid subscriptions provide plenty of choices from the roast (light, medium, or dark), the number of bags (two, three, or four), and the subscription length (three, six, or 12 months).

Got a Q grader or die-hard coffeehead to impress? Opt for the BRCC Exclusive Coffee Subscription, which features high-scoring, unique micro-lot coffees from around the world.

SIG Sauer MCX-SPEAR LT

In 2023, the Army will begin rolling out an entirely new combat rifle, replacing the venerable M4, whose design dates to the Vietnam-era M16. While the SIG Sauer XM5 will be deployed across the service, SIG already sells a civilian version — the MCX-Spear — that any pew professional would be excited to find wrapped and waiting under the tree this year.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

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"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II" drops players into an unprecedented global conflict that features the return of the iconic Operators of Task Force 141. Screenshot courtesy of Activision.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, the second installment of the rebooted Modern Warfare series, was released on Oct. 28 and is a must-get for any gamer who enjoys realistic first-person shooters. The thrilling campaign features fan-favorite characters like Captain Price and Ghost, and it also introduces fresh faces from the ranks of Mexican Special Forces. Furthermore, Modern Warfare II has revamped its online experience with new game modes, such as Prisoner Rescue, Knockout, and Invasion. Grab a controller, clear your calendar, and join in on the action.

Naval Institute Press

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From now until Dec. 31, the US Naval Institute is selling more than 1,000 hardback and softcover titles at half price. Prized by past and present personnel from the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, the books include classics such as Nicholas Jellicoe’s The Last Days of the High Seas Fleet: From Mutiny to Scapa Flow; Red Star Over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy by Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes; and Victor H. Krulak’s First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Officer Down Memorial Page

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All proceeds from Officer Down Memorial Page store sales support the organization's mission of honoring US law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Screen grab from the ODMP website.

Officer Down Memorial Page is a nonprofit that relies on donations and store sales to fund its programs, including the initiatives that honor more than 25,000 American law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. To give gifts that also give back, check out ODMP’s extensive line of apparel, accessories, and event gear.

Blackrock Leather ’N’ Rich

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Photo courtesy of Blackrock Leather 'N' Rich.

You beat up your boots and they need some love. Born in 1976, with a secret recipe manufactured by the third generation of the same American family, Blackrock Leather ’N’ Rich softens and preserves all finished leather products. Portions of all proceeds go to protect and preserve America’s wildlands such as Tennessee’s Harpeth River.

Read Next: Willie’s Distillery: How an Army Veteran Made It as a Montana Moonshiner


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