It’s that time of year again when we can find ourselves struggling to know what to buy as Christmas gifts. If you know a man who loves to travel, but don’t know what to buy him this year, we hope you’ll find these suggestions helpful. Wish him a very merry Christmas with anything from a precision razor to his own private jet!
For those with a hefty disposable income, exclusivity is the name of the game this December. For gift givers where money is no object, they should add the gift of a red, one-of-a-kind HondaJet to their list. Complete with seating for up to six passengers, Wi-Fi connectivity, full bathroom with running water and satellite radio, this private jet flies faster, higher and is more fuel efficient than other light jets. The recipient isn’t only getting the gift of luxury and exclusivity but the peace of mind of not worrying about liquid bans, lost luggage, layovers or security lines. The world’s most advanced light jet is surely a gift for the record books, but it will cost you a cool $4.85 million.
All VIVOBAREFOOT shoes are designed to promote healthy and natural foot development and are perfect for travellers and other people on the go. The patented ultra-thin soles are five times puncture resistant – perfect for tons of travelling across all types of terrains. Easy to squeeze into a suitcase for packing, all VIVOBAREFOOT shoes are lightweight and fold up. The Primus Trail Soft Ground is a lean barefoot running shoe, designed for technical off-road trails. The new soft ground sole gives superior grip on wet terrains. Engineered to transition across off-road terrains with supreme traction on soft, wet ground. Both water resistant and wicking, this versatile shoe is a trail blazing hero.
Online jeweller Corazon Latino, famous for their unique women’s jewellery designs, have branched out, taking their signature quality and clean modern style and working with their skilled artisans to create a collection of limited edition cufflinks with a story behind them. Using sterling silver throughout (even the backs), they have collected rare and unusual materials from around the world and combined them with their signature sterling silver to create a range of unique designs. There are pieces of a reclaimed ebony log fished from the Thames & slices of Brazilian Kingwood cut, polished and inlaid with a fine silver stripe. Chunky pieces of rare Green Baltic amber, shimmering “oil slick patterned” Keshi pearls and nuggets of Victorian seaglass; old bottles washed around in the North Sea for over 100 years and combed from the beaches of Northumberland; in a variety of frosted colours based on the original bottles they came from (soft green, frosted grey & blue from old wine, rum, coke and milk bottles to the deep cobalt blue from poison bottles).
Many of the designs are only available in small batches on a while stocks last basis due to the rarity of the materials, used so grab them while you can. Prices range from £75 to £215 including a range of designs handmade in pure sterling silver perfect for engraving.
OneBlade® ($399) was developed by financial publisher Porter Stansberry, with the goal of allowing the user to experience the perfect barbershop quality shave wherever they are. Makes it a great splurge gift for a man who is always on the go.
Mr. Stansberry spent $1 million on research and development, working alongside a team at top design firm PENSA New York, to create a visually stunning, sleek and substantial product aimed at giving the user the cleanest, closest shave. Built with high-grade, German stainless steel, then treated with military-grade physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating, which makes them virtually indestructible and resistant to corrosion, the razor then attaches to a precisely machined pivoting head, with Teflon-coated steel springs allowing it to conform to your face. The One Blade razor uses feather blades. Each razor is individually numbered and comes with a stainless steel stand, inside a leather embossed carrying case, with a lifetime guarantee.
The Ultralight from Grayl, Inc. is a joy to use and may very well be the only water bottle that anyone, anywhere, will ever need. Travellers can now avoid buying bottled water altogether, and instead use the Ultralight Purifier Bottle for treating all their water. Up until now, there has never been a more efficient and convenient means to purify (and filter) water on-the-go. Remarkably, it does not require batteries, UV bulbs, chemicals, pumping, sucking, squeezing or prolonged waiting. Designed for minimalists seeking the ultimate in convenience, portability and performance; the Ultralight is the perfect compadre for walking the globe, traversing a trail, adventure travel, or whitewater descents — anywhere!
This breathable, three-button Orvis Signature Polo Shirt has mesh-like piqué fabric that is knit from long staple Peruvian cotton that is soft on the skin and cool wearing, making it perfect for a Winter sun getaway. A well-placed utility loop stows your sunglasses and the longer back hem helps keep the shirt tucked in when you want a more polished look.
The Nikon 10×42 Monarch 5 binoculars from B&H Foto and Electronics Corp makes the perfect Christmas gift. Sometimes binoculars fly under the radar for travellers which is a real shame, but having a great pair of binoculars on your adventures really enhances the experience. They allow you to see so much more and really take in your surroundings.
This Nikon set is worth every single penny – the image quality and clarity is unreal. They magnify up to 10x, have extra-low dispersion glass so colors remain bright and vivid, have anti-reflective coating that reduces glare, and are completely weatherproof. Binoculars are a unique gift that travellers will definitely appreciate!
DamnDog is a line of men’s bags that meets ridiculously high standards for details. Each item is inspired by legendary design, then perfected with modern, functional features. The Swamp Canvas and Top Shelf Leather used have purposeful microscopic imperfections, giving each bag its own individual texture and identity. Just as no dog is identical to another, no DamnDog bag will be an exact replica of another. Plus, the items all age gloriously, developing their own personality and showing off the adventures they’ve been on and the history they’ve experienced. They have great features that range from a hidden passport pocket in their Under Gear Box Duffle, to the H2O Holster in the Haversack Messenger.
Hook + Gaff Watch Company have developed rugged, fashionable watches that could handle the founder’s outdoor lifestyle on the water yet be fashionable for a night out in the city. The result is a line of rugged luxury timepieces that are assembled in the US that feature water tightness to 200 meters. The titanium and sapphire crystal exterior keeps it looking new, no matter what the conditions. And for the 2016 holiday season, they introduced a limited edition (just 150) GMT mechanical watch with a legal, 100% U.S. alligator strap. Called Fleetmaster, this precision Swiss timepiece monitors time in two time zones, making it ideal for the traveler. While technically a man’s watch, H+G has many female fans, too.
The DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvas easily and without worry, helping you make every moment an aerial moment. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever. 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new transmission system with a 4.3mi (7km) range, 5 vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilized by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, are at your command with just a push of your thumb or a tap of your finger.
Mavic supports 4K video at 30fps. No Electronic Image Stabilization is used, ensuring all footage is 4K. DJI have created a miniaturized, ultra-precise 3-axis gimbal for the Mavic, capable of stabilizing the camera even during high-speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos. The ultimate boy’s toy this Christmas!