Continuing with the tradition started last year, I’ve selected a few last minute gift ideas that should be readily available unlike the Nintendo Retro (NES Classic) or a Hatchimal and if you’re like me and procrastinated on purchasing your presents or simply ran out of ideas hopefully this helps to bring some holiday cheer to someone special.
FOR THE SNEAKERHEAD
sōlscience® has dropped a new scent just in time to keep your kicks smelling fresh with a subtle scent of fruit with their new Astro Punch. With an aroma reminiscent of fruity cereal this is the perfect stocking stuffer. They have other scents available on their website – www.solscience.co.
adidas Consortium x KITH ASPEN Pack – $160-210
The adidas Consortium x KITH Aspen Pack is the 2nd drop from the three stripes brand that I’ve been excited about, the other being the Reigning Champ collab that was nearly impossible to cop. Two models will be available with the first ever UltraBOOST Mid and the unconventional Response Trail BOOST. The Response Trail BOOST will be available for $160 and the UltraBOOST Mid will be available for $210.
Pre-Release: December, 23rd 2016 at KITH Aspen, all KITH shops and via kithnyc.com and General Release: December, 31st 2016 at No.42 Paris, No.74 Berlin & global Consortium accounts.
Danner Mountain 600 – $200
These have become my new favorite boot. Built tough with high quality full-grain leather and durable construction that the heritage brand has become known for. The Vibram SPE midsole and Fuga outsole provide amazing grip and cushioning for pure comfort. The boots are also lightweight and are great for use in both nature and the city alike.
Native Mercury Liteknit – $90
Native has entered the knit footwear category with their new Mercury Liteknit. In keeping with their #keepitlite mantra, the shoes are incredibly lightweight, flexible, and ultra comfortable. Available in three distinct colorways, the shoes can be purchased at select global retailers and online at www.nativeshoes.com.
New Balance 274 Luxe Pack – $120
Those those willing to wait until after the holidays, one of most anticipated new releases from the iconic Boston based brand, New Balance is set to release the new 274 Luxe Pack on January 7. The shoe features a combination of design elements from various New Balance models including the 574, 576, 998, and 1300. The 247 Luxe is a premium version featuring full-grain leather and a nubuck sock construction for an enhanced fit and feel. The New Balance 247 Luxe is set to release at New Balance retailers worldwide and New Balance’s official site starting January 7 for a retail price of $119.95 USD.
Clae Bradley – $130
If you’re looking for a cleaner and timeless design then look no further than the Clae Bradley. This shoe is one of my go to styles for everyday wear. The traditional court shoe is elevated with full grain leather and a neoprene heel accent along with a modern rubber cupsole. The shoes are available in multiple colorways and finishes and can be purchased at select retailers and on www.clae.com.
FOR THE ACTIVE PARENT
DSPTCH Utility Ruck and Mini Utility Ruck – $158 – $330
DSPTCH has released their version of the diaper bag, a bag that can do it all. The Utility Ruck features plenty of organized storage compartments, interior mesh pockets, d-rings for attachments, an air-mesh backing, and a padded laptop sleeve for a slim 15″ laptop. They have also released a matching mini version with all of the quality and style, but built for your little one. You can also purchase both as a pair, The Parental Unit– $330 that can mount to each other for ease of carrying.
Thule Urban Glide – $499.95
The Thule Urban Glide is an all-around sports stroller that works in various conditions and is built for urban mobility or as a jogging stroller. The design is sleek and lightweight, folds up easy for storing and transportation, and available in three colors. Get a head start on that New Year’s resolution with this stroller.
FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE
Roseshire x Disney Roses – $189
I recently featured these on the site. How can you go wrong with flowers and Mickey Mouse? Excellently packaged these hand selected roses will be sure to bring the magic of Disney home for that someone special.
FOR THE TECH JUNKIE
Mophie has partnered with UNDFTD to release a beautiful Powerstation Plus Mini universal battery. Finished in UNDFTD’s signature matte olive green, the battery provides over one full charge for your smartphone or tablet and includes a built-in, switch-tip charging cable that can charge both Apple and micro USB devices. It’s available in three other finishes as well.
Chargetech Portable Power Outlet – $179 (on-sale)
If you’re looking to charge a gadget that requires more power, such as a laptop, this 27,000mAh portable battery pack with AC outlet is the answer. The unit is finished in a matte black, built tough, and has both a dual USB ports and a 85W AC Outlet.
Braven Fuse Wireless Audio Mixer – $99.99
Unleash your inner DJ with the Braven Fuse Wireless Audio Mixer. Pair two Bluetooth devices to stream, mix, and customize your music. You can also connect two wireless speakers for even more sound. The mixing console is portable and can fit in the palm of your hand weighing only 7 ounces and a single charge powers the unit for up to 8 hours.
The only brand featured twice on this list, but for good reason. Mophie has recently released too many amazing products including the much anticipated Juice Packs for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Providing protection and extra juice to power your iPhone for up to 27 hours. These also come equipped with Charge Force wireless power to enable effortless charging using wireless charging technology.
Scosche has provided a solution for those with the new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that miss the audio jack. The dynamic range earphone provide audiophile sound and is bundled with an iPhone 7 / 7 Plus headphone adapter (which can be used with other headphones as well).
If you’re looking to add more style to your Apple watch, outfit it with the latest Series 2 military-inspired NATO band. The band is made from heat-reinforced woven nylon and stainless steel hardware. Available in two sizes (38 and 42) and in three colors. I personally like the military green.
FOR THOSE ON THE GO
Incase Tracto Duffel – $249.95
Incase’s Tracto Duffel doubles as a backpack for mobility and ease of use while traveling. Built with ballistic nylon and plenty of storage compartments and organization this is the perfect partner for any adventure.
HEX Raven DSLR Backpack – $239.95
The HEX Raven DSLR Backpack is built for both aspiring and professional photographers. With storage that fits camera bodies, lenses, and multiple camera accessories in a sleek and durable pack.
FOR THE SNOW
Oakley Flight Deck XM Prizm – $200
Winter is here. Oakley has lead the charge in innovation for optics forever. The new Flight Deck Goggles with Prizm™ lenses offers an unrivaled field of view in a more compact / mid-sized fit. The goggles feature a rimless lens design with F3 anti-fog coating, Oakley’s High Definition Optics, and are even compatible with most RX eyewear frames.
Burton x Star Wars Snowboard – $599.95 – $649.95
Whether you’re for the Light Side or the Dark Side, Burton has you covered with their latest collab with Star Wars. The boards take the classic models such as the Burton Custom and adds the flavor of original Star Wars artwork.
For those looking for a bit more color and an art element, SPY and The Seventh Letter have teamed up with Trav to add his art to SPY’s oversized Platoon goggle. The goggle comes with two lenses (Happy Green Spectra and Happy Lucid Silver) and an art adorned carry bag.
RAEN Wiley Sunglasses – $170
The gift of style can be achieved with these Raen Wiley sunglasses that feature a handcrafted Zyl acetate frame, Carl Zeiss lenses, and a custom sunglass case.
Stance x Star Wars Socks – $20
A must for any Star Wars fan, these comfortable socks are also high quality and feature the most popular bounty hunter in the universe, Boba Fett and the frozen in carbonite Han Solo (RIP).
A must for any Porsche aficionado and car enthusiast alike, the Period Correct cap features an embroidered logo on the front and back and is adjustable.
Looptworks Coffee Travel Kit – $185
For coffee connoisseurs this makes the ultimate gift. No more mediocre coffee on the road, the Looptworks portable kit comes with all the essentials to brew the perfect cup including an Aeropress coffee and espresso maker, Hario MSS-1B mini hand grinder, Klean Kanteen insulated tumbler mug, Bamboo spoon, Nossa Familia Full Cycle coffee, Upcycled table cloth made from retired tent flies, and a handmade, upcycled leather travel bag with removable handlebar straps.
This collaboration between (multee)project x THE AWESOME CANDLE will make any room look a bit more sophisticated while adding a nice aroma. The candle itself is made from 100% pure natural soy wax and is hand poured in California and has about a 70 hour burn time. Two scents are available Scent No. 1: Colombian Coffee / Tobacco / Patchouli and Scent No. 2: Green Tea / Blackcurrant / Sandalwood / Fresh Cut Grass. The candle holder is beautiful and composed of recycled granite and marble dust mix and re-usable – made in Massachusetts.
The latest Capsule Wallet makes a great all-around gift. Light, low profile, high capacity and now with a zipper, the Accomplice is a quality addition to your everyday carry.