The Obtainer - 5/1/24, Wednesday

The Obtainer

May 1st Edition

Presented by


Presented by

Cory Ohlendorf

Graduation season is upon us … put in the work now to make sure that you’re the guy known for giving good gifts.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf


The Best Gifts for Recent Grads

They did it! You remember how monumental this feeling was, right? No matter how long it took—whether they're graduating early or late, from high school or college, from technical or culinary school, your loved one has achieved their goal. And you want to give them something special, right? When shopping for a good graduation gift you want this present to make an impact. It should be of substantial quality, it should be something the grad likely wouldn't buy themselves and ideally, have a little sentimentality built into the item. Maybe it's a piece of useful tech or a stylish item that will help them get ready for the “real world”, or maybe it's just an indulgent splurge that will feel like a reward for a job well done.

Our Picks

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An understated and very adult card case to keep his money and credit cards in order.

Leather cardholder,
$130 by A.P.C.


Keep him caffeinated and well-versed in quality beans and sophisticated flavors.

Coffee subscription,
from $60 by Trade

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The epitome of relaxed, grown-up tailoring, made in Italy.

Italian sport coat,
$698 by Todd Snyder

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Give them the opportunity to properly frame something—from a school memory to their new diploma.

Framing service,
from $50 by Framebridge


This is a lightweight, adaptable survival tool that will come in handy in all sorts of situations.

Skeletool CX multi-tool,
$89.95 by Leatherman

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Originally made popular by JFK, these timeless shades are made in America.

Saratoga sunglasses,
$240 by American Optical

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Ease Them Into the Real World

Mountain decanter and whiskey glass set, $60 by Whiskey Peaks

He’s made it to the end of the road. Maybe it’s high school, or perhaps he’s earned a degree, an MBA or a police badge. In any case, you’re helping send him off into the next chapter of his life and you want him to be prepared, right? Give him something to celebrate this achievement while also giving him the tools for the next stages. Maybe it’s a proper watch or a versatile blazer, or perhaps it’s a pair of quality shoes or essentials for pouring a proper drink. In any case, Huckberry is the spot to help you find just what you’re looking for.


Runwell sub second watch,
$595 by Shinola


365 Utility blazer,
$228 by Flint and Tinder


Brownflex chukka boot,
$215 by Astorflex


Balance planner,
$48 by MindJournal


365 Chino pant,
$98 by Flint and Tinder


Explore unique gifts
from Huckberry »

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Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.

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Maybe it's the oversized all-over check pattern or the perfectly cropped, boxy silhouette, but this shirt looks much more expensive than it really is. And now it's even cheaper.

$69.99 / $29.99
by BDG


Right now, eBay is hosting a Rolex sale, with pre-owned watches (which come with the site's ironclad “authenticity guarantee”) for 30% off. So it's a great time to buy.

$4,699.96 / $3,999.96
by Rolex


If you're not ready to get rid of your jackets, swap in this lightweight shirt jacket from Mr P. The workwear-inspired piece makes easy work out of dressing up a simple T-shirt.

$325 / $227.50
by Mr P.


J.Crew just added a bunch of product to their sale section and with this code, you can take an additional 30% off the marked-down price. Which makes these vintage-inspired jeans a steal.

$148 / $62.29
(w/code EXTRA30)
by J.Crew


With a sleek aesthetic, simple setup, and quality construction, this modern Bluetooth-equipped Victrola turntable was already a bargain, before it was on sale for 20% off.

$399.99 / $319.99
by Victrola


Need a new suit for work or summer wedding season? Indochino's affordable suiting is now 20% off with this code, so pick up a fresh style, customized to your measurements.

$499 / $399.20
(w/code WORK20)
by Indochino


Want more?
See all 45 sales »

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Worth a Read

The best story from around the web.


I drive a Rolls-Royce. I don’t believe in tipping, but I do believe in overtipping. And I do borrow big, but I never pay on time.”


Restaurateur Michael Chow on What Inspires Him



Robb Report
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Mood Board




A big shipment of OrSlow has just arrived. We received denim jackets, green herringbone fatigues, relaxed crewneck sweatshirts, denim painter shorts, and more!



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