2013 Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Things To Buy And Wish For This Season
December 9, 2013 - 3:52 pm
Nokia Lumia 1020, $199, nokia.com
Do you take a lot of pictures with your smartphone? Of course you do. These days, everyone uses their smartphone for pictures. But not everyone does it with a smartphone that has a 41-megapixel camera sensor. If you want to make the most of your Instagram account, you need this in your pocket at all times.
Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves, $28, mujjo.com
There are dozens of dope gloves that are available right now that we could have put in this gift guide. But none of them would have allowed you to wear them and use your smartphone at the same time like these do.
Reservoir Portable Charger, $130, mydarkenergy.com
Does your cell need a charge? And another charge? And another charge? This will give juice to all of your devices multiple times and still have some left in the tank. Don't leave home without it.
Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, $7, barnesandnoble.com
Who says coloring is only for kids?!
Mary J. Blige's A Mary Christmas, $7, amazon.com
A "Mary" Christmas? We see what she did there. And we like it.
Harry's Engraved Winston Shaving Set, $40, harrys.com
Dear old Dad deserves more than a 12-pack of disposables this Christmas, doesn't he? This engraved set will allow him to mark his territory on the bathroom sink.
Google Chromecast, $35, google.com
Now you can turn almost any TV into a "smart" TV. So there's no reason for your boob tube not to be connected from now on.
LG Electronics PG65U Ultra Portable LED Projector, $650, lg.com
Whether you want to watch the big game in your man cave or check out a movie on your ceiling while you lay in bed, this projector has you—and up to 125 inches of space—covered.
G-Shock x New Era GA110NE-9A Watch, $180, g-shock.com
Leaving the black and gold New Era sticker on your fitteds is played out. But this watch—which was designed to look like one of those stickers—is most definitely not.
Netflix Subscription, $96 (12-month subscription), netflix.com
We know what you're thinking: "But everyone I know already has Netflix!" So? Trust us, they're not going to mind binge watching every TV show they can get their hands on on your dime.
Samsung NX2000 20.3MP SMART Camera, $550, samsung.com
Armed with a sharp kit lens, a 3.7-inch touchscreen, and the ability to upload photos directly to social media sites, this is the perfect camera for anyone who enjoys shooting high-quality photos on the go.
Brooklyn We Go Hard Camera Strap, $65, endclothing.com
Your camera should always stay strapped.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2, $900, microsoft.com
Is it a computer? Is it a tablet? It's a little bit of both. And with the new kickstand, the upgraded battery and the crystal-clear display, it's an improvement on the first Surface.
"A Visual Compendium of Sneakers" Poster, $27, popchartlab.com
How many of these do you currently own? Probably not enough. But now you can add all of them to your collection.
Facetune App, $2.99, facetuneapp.com
Perfect for the person who takes full advantage of their front-facing camera every chance they get.
PlayStation 4, $400, playstation.com
The Xbox One is a fantastic piece of machinery with a lot of incredible features. But if you're a diehard gamer who doesn't care about motion sensors, social media, and all that (those aspects of gaming are better on the Xbox), then you can't go wrong with the PS4's graphics. Just make sure you've got off for at least a week after Christmas if this is going to be under the tree.
Stance Allen Iverson Socks, $16, stance.com
Your Reebok Question retros just aren't complete without a pair of these.
Impossible Instant Lab, $300, the-impossible-project.com
Remember the feeling you used to get when you would take a Polaroid picture and then hold it in your hand? With this, you can get that feeling all over again. Picture that.
Sonos Play:1, $200, sonos.com
Put one Sonos speaker in one room and fill it with the sweet sounds of Nothing Was the Same. Or put five Sonos speakers in five different rooms, sync them all together, and turn your house into a Drake concert. The choice is yours.
Nymi, $80, getnymi.com
Forget fingerprint technology. The Nymi heart monitor—which recognizes your unique cardiac rhythm—makes it possible for you to unlock your car, turn on your computer and access your smartphone with a simple wave of the wrist.
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones, $400, bowers-wilkins.com
These things have been referred to as "the Maserati of over-the-ear headphones." So once you give them a test drive, you're not going to want to give them back.
The Tie Bar Scarf, $25, thetiebar.com
The best way to protect your neck against the elements this winter.
Canon VIXIA Mini Personal Camcorder, $270, canon.com
Why did it take so long for someone to create a camcorder that makes it super easy to shoot videos of yourself? We don't know, but we're glad that one is finally here.
Reebok Shaq Attaq "Ghost of Christmas Present," $160, reebok.com
Shaq's signature sneaker has been released in a variety of different colorways this year. But none of them have been this festive.
Apple iPad Air, $500, apple.com
It's everything that you know and love about the iPad…in a much smaller package. The iPad Air is designed to be lighter and easier to manage which is, you know, kind of the point of a tablet.
Leona Lewis' Christmas, With Love, $10, iTunes.com
We promise you'll be listening to this for years to come.
Pentax Q7 Camera, $500, ricoh-imaging.com
The Q7 boasts the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens system and fits seven different lenses. That's a really big deal.
Canary HD Security Video Camera, $200, canary-secure.com
Whether you're running down the block or taking a trip to Thailand, you'll never be far from home with a Canary. It makes it easy to monitor motion, temperature, and even the air quality in your apartment or house right on your smartphone.
PlayStation Vita, $200, playstation.com
Yes, we know that you have, like, a million and one apps on your smartphone. But if you're getting tired of spelling out words or trying to connect dots together or doing whatever else your apps call on you to do these days, pick one of these up and start playing some real games.
Aura Breathalyzer, $200, aurabreathalyzer.com
'Tis to season to avoid getting a DUI at all costs.
Timberland Boot Care Kit, $19, timberland.com
Your Timbs are going to get scuffed up this winter. There's no way around it. But this kit will make those scuffs a little bit easier to handle.
Shun Fuji Chef's Knife, $400, williams-sonoma.com
Want to make sure your Christmas dinner is on point this year? Give one of these to the chef.
ESPN Films 30 For 30 Season 2 Gift Set, $75, dickssportinggoods.com
Football season is almost over and every single guy in your life is going to need something to keep him busy for the next six months. This should do the trick.
Word Red Bandana Notebooks, $10, wordnotebooks.com
A notebook that looks like a bandana? Word!
AMG V12 Turntable, $15,000, amg-turntables.com
Your vinyl won't just sound good when you play it on this turntable; it'll look good, too.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, $430, samsung.com
From the unusually large 10.1-inch screen that features full HD to the multi-window approach that makes multitasking easy, this tablet provides the most bang for your buck.
Oskar Humidifier, $160, stablerform.ch
Normally, giving someone a humidifier as a gift would be completely out of the question. But as you can see, this humidifier—which can also be set up to distribute fragrances if you want it to—is anything but normal.
Nicki Minaj Minajesty Perfume, $60, macys.com
Get a whiff of this. We think you'll enjoy it almost as much as we enjoy the bottle it comes in.
H&M Baseball Jacket, $50, hm.com
Varsity jackets are all the rage right now. But if you don't want to break the bank on one, this is a nice alternative.
Vitamix 5200 Standard, $450, vitamix.com
There's less than a month left until all of those New Year's resolutions go into full effect. Act accordingly.
J. Crew Moccasin Slippers, $60, jcrew.com
Sherpa fleece on your feet keeps the cypher complete.
FIFA 14, $60, gamestop.com
Drake loves this game. And if you're a soccer fan—or just want to get yourself ready for the 2014 World Cup—you will, too.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 9-Inch Tablet, $179, barnesandnoble.com
There are about a gazillion books that you could buy for people this Christmas. Or you could just get them one of these and let them pick out which ones they want.
Soma Water Filter, $50, drinksoma.com
We see your Brita, and raise you a Soma. The biodegradable filters that come with this are made from coconut shells and silk, which results in water that both looks and tastes more delicious than whatever you've got coming out of your tap right now.
Hipo By Ivation Multi-Function Bicycle Speaker, $25, amazon.com
Because wearing your Beats By Dre headphones on top of your bicycle helmet is not a good look…
Skybell Smart Video Doorbell, $200, skybell.com
Ding-dong! Who's there? Now you don't even have to get out of your La-Z-Boy to tell pesky solicitors that you're not interested in whatever they're selling.
Bobbito Garcia's Where'd You Get Those? Tenth Anniversary Edition, $25, amazon.com
You're not allowed to call yourself a sneakerhead if you don't have this book on your coffee table.
Pebble Smartwatch, $150, getpebble.com
Get texts, play games, check scores, and do, well, just about everything right on your wrist. Inspector Gadget would be proud.
Kameleon iPhone Stand Case, $50, moshimonde.com
It makes "Hey, look at this video I found on YouTube!" a whole lot easier.
Monster GO-DJ Portable Studio Sound Mixer, $599, monster.com
House parties just got a little more interesting. Monster's game-changing GO-DJ serves as a digital turntable that turns any situation into a fiesta. Consider it the iPod for DJs, both amateur and pro.