With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to provide a few gift ideas for those that procrastinated as long as I have. I’ve selected a unique range of products that will show your loved ones you put a bit more thought into their present than a Starbucks gift card. There’s a little bit for everyone from the sneakerhead to the tech junkie and even the sports fans. Tis the season…
FOR THE SHOE FIEND
Commonwealth x CLAE Hoffman – $120
For the shoe collector that has it all this simple and clean collaboration between the popular lifestyle boutique, Commonwealth in VA and CLAE is a great addition to any collection. The shoe is available exclusively at Commonwealth VA, Commonwealth DC and online starting December 15th, as well as at the newly opened Commonwealth Manila on December 22nd and at clae.com starting on December 23rd. Each pair comes with a limited edition tote bag.
Native Apollo Moc – $75.00
One of the most comfy and lightweight shoes out there. I always pack a pair on any trip as they fold flat and are a great versatile option.
For the urban dweller that prefers a militant look with the performance to back it up, this boot makes for a great gift. Each shoe features different clashing military camouflages from around the world. Available now in SSUR stores in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Shanghai; select specialty retailers; and online at www.palladiumboots.com.
Native Apollo Rain – $80
It’s expected to be an El Nino year, which means it’s time to pull out the rain gear. If you’re looking for a comfortable and lightweight rain boot that’s versatile enough to wear indoors these are the answer.
For those that are planning to escape the colder climates in search of the closest beach and brew then here’s the perfect present. Ultra comfortable sandals meet ultra premium craft beer for the perfect pairing. Hoppy Holidays.
Keep even the little ones fresh and toasty with a pair of premium baby moccasins. Feel good about this purchase as each pair is handcrafted at Oliberté’s Fair Trade Certified factory in Ethiopia, the moccasins are made from 100% goat suede with a reinforced suede sole. The shoes come packaged gift ready in a recycled wooden crate.
FOR THE SLOPES
Burton x Playboy Process Snowboard – $479.95
Winter is here. What better way to hit the pow than with the Burton x Playboy snowboard collection featuring vintage Playboy centerfolds and artwork by acclaimed tattoo artist, Chris Nunez. Available now at retailers worldwide and on www.burton.com.
Red Wing x Burton Ion Snowboard Boot – $529.95
The iconic American heritage boot meets the innovation leader with the Red Wing x Burton Ion snowboard boot. Backed by a Lifetime warranty this high-performance boot features geniune made-in-the-USA Red Wing waterproof leather. For classic style on and off the slopes.
Burton Genesis Snowboard Binding – $329.95
One of the most important elements of your snowboard set-up are the bindings and these are the creme de la creme. Comfort, performance, and reliability are key and the Burton Genesis snowboard bindings meet the demands
One of my personal favorite collaborations in a long time. Highly functional performance gear for the snow. The military aesthetic of Alpha Industries combined with the street feel from Undefeated and the tech and performance from Burton is a match made in heaven.
All of the essential tools for adjusting your ride in one convenient place. The 100% full grain leather belt features a double prong buckle with bottle opener, #2 Phillips and flathead, and 8/10/11mm wrench loop.
Nike Command Goggles – start at around $200.00+
A sleek and stylish frame that provides comfort, adaptable performance, and maximum peripheral vision. These are designed for a larger fit and to enhance airflow to for fog-free riding.
FOR THE COLD WEATHER
Nike and Stone Island have collaborated to re-imagine the popular late ’70’s silhouette. Using Stone Island’s engineering and garment dyeing techniques this innovative and highly-fashionable jacket will keep you warm and protected from the elements.
Nau Recycled Down Trench – $495
Gear of the Year award winner from National Geographic. This trench will keep you warm through the coldest of conditions with Nau’s innovative 650-fill recycled down insulation. Both wind and waterproof and featuring sealed seams, snap-off hoods, and multiple pockets for all your daily carry.
Feel good about this purchase while keeping your feet comfortable and warm as Bombas will donate a pair of socks to homeless shelters throughout the country for each pair purchased.
With these gloves you’re able to update your Instagram account, while keeping your hands toasty thanks to its touch screen compatibility. The gloves are feather-weight and store easily.
Despite the cooler temps the sun still shines and these sunglasses are great year around.
Reigning Champ Full Zip Hoodie – $170 CAD
Classics are forever. Kings of staple garments, Reigning Champ continues to provide high-quality goods. This hoodie features 100% cotton, reverse flatlocked seams, and textured rib side panels, cuffs and bottom hem.
Tavik Shadow Knit – $56
Layering is key to keeping the body warm. This stylish slim fit drop tail hoodie is made to layer with your everyday tee or sweater.
Reigning Champ Merino Wool Toque – $48 CAD
Gotta keep your head warm and this 100% merino wool beanie that’s handcrafted in Canada.
FOR TECH GEEKS
Braven BRV-PRO Bluetooth Speaker – $149.99
What better way to listen to some holiday tunes than with a rugged, waterproof, and versatile bluetooth speaker. Whether you’re sitting by the fireplace or out building a snowman this speaker will provide hours of playtime.
Mophie Powerstation 1X – $39.95
One of the sleekest and thinnest universal power solution on the market. Finished in premium aluminum, this portable power pack provides a full charge for any smartphone.
For the person that has it all. These premium quality wireless headphones are what you expect from the leaders in sound, Bang & Olufsen. Sexy design that provides crystal clear sound.
GoPro Hero4 Session – $199
Size matters and with this compact, lightweight, and easy to use camera, you’ll be the holiday hero.
FOR THE SPORTS FAN
Whether your team is undefeated or playing for the first pick in the draft, you can show your colors with these warm beanies.
On or off the court, you may not have the handles of James Harden, but you can have his swagger with these collab socks. Featuring Undefeated’s tiger camo and 5 Strike logo on moisture wicking material that’s highly durable, lightly cushioned and very breathable.
This special edition hoodie commemorates the 1988 Tyson and the trunks he wore when he beat Michael Spinks. Crafted from premium french terry and with a relaxed fit, this will be a great addition for any boxing fan.
FOR THE TRAVELER
Our friends at DSPTCH have partnered with 3sixteen to develop this amazing Daypack. Selfishly, I added this to the guide because it’s on the top of my wish list. Lightweight with plenty of compartments to house your daily essentials including a 15″ laptop sleeve and made from 100% cotton waxed canvas with black leather paneling.
HEX Calibre Carry On Roll-on – $195.95
Perfect for those that want the ease of a duffel, but require the option to roll it when needed, the new HEX Calibre Carry On Roller is a great solution. With multiple compartments and pockets for all your gadgets, apparel, and more this is a great addition for those on the go.
INCASE EO Passport Zip Wallet – $89.95
Every traveler needs a good passport wallet to keep things organized while out and about. An RFID internal liner will keep you safe from digital theft, while multiple pockets stash everything from cards to currency. Made from durable 300D heathered weave Ecoya, this passport wallet is not only stylish, but durable as well.
Shwood Prescott Acetate – $109
Let them know you have arrived with these great looking sunglasses by Shwood. Made from premium Mazzuccelli acetate featuring 3-barrel hinges, Carl Zeiss lenses, and real wood or slate inlays.
Tavik Sett Travel Backpack – $149.95
Storage is a major factor when traveling either by car, train, boat, or plane. The Sett Backpack features multiple storage compartments including a separate waterproof compartment to keep things separate such as a wetsuit, shoes, or gym gear from your gadgets and clean clothing. An additional retractable rain cover protect’s the bag’s exterior from the elements.
Bellroy Low Down Slim Wallet – $79.95
Keep your currency and cards in one place without the dreaded pocket bulge. While traveling a slim wallet helps keep pickpockets at bay and easily slides into your front pocket for added security. I particularly like this wallet as it’s a very clean and minimal design that still fits 2-10 cards. This model “Low Down” is made for shorter bills such as US, Canadian, and Australian dollars, but they also have a “High Line” model is made for taller currency.
If you’re looking to add some color to your bag collection, look no further than the Lexdray Tokyo Pack, now available in a limited edition red in a new custom fabric – rip-stop nylon fused with a heavy duty mesh, which is heavy-duty and water resistant. A great option for daily use and travel. Only 500 special edition bags will be available and each is numbered on the interior.
FOR THE HOME
A great addition to any style home, this collaborative candle is made from 100% pure natural soy wax, premium fragrance oil, and last approximately 70 hours of burn time. The reusable concrete vessel is handcrafted in Massachusetts and hand poured in California.
Available in 2 scents:
Scent No. 1: Colombian Coffee / Tobacco / Patchouli
Scent No. 2: Green Tea / Blackcurrant / Sandalwood / Fresh Cut Grass
Add a little moto flavor to a blank wall in the home or garage with this amazing print. The print measures in at 24 x 30 inches and is on archival giclee on 255gsm Somerset Velvet 100% cotton rag, acid free paper.
The automotive lifestyle brand Period Correct, provides the perfect place to set your precious keys. The felt tray snaps together quickly and comes in three colors: navy, white and grey.
Measuring at 110″ x 74″ this beautiful throw blanket is made from a 100% cotton, soft checkered flannel and will make a great addition to any home and will come in handy when it comes time to sip hot cocoa by the fireplace while waiting for Santa.
The classic Modernica case study fiberglass shell chair received the 5 strikes treatment and features UNDFTD’s signature olive tonal palette. Limited to just 100 pieces, each chair has a laser etched metal number from 00-99 in a stadium style fashion. Get yours before they are gone…