It never hurts to give your friends and family a handy hint when it comes to Christmas gifts. Featuring new releases and classic products from some of our favourite brands, we’ve compiled a list of stellar items to put on your Christmas wishlist. Let everyone know exactly what you’ve got your eye on this year…
Aesop – The Familiar Horizon Home Gift Kit
Aesop products are always a great gift choice, whatever the occasion. This year, the Melbourne-based brand has partnered with Dutch couturier Iris van Herpen to create a range of premium gift kits called Atlas of Attraction. The Familiar Horizon kit contains three of the brand’s essential home products; Istros Aromatique Room Spray, Post-Poo Drops, and Mouthwash. They come in a reusable case that’s wrapped in a premium Iris van Herpen-designed sleeve.
A creative match made in heaven, HAY and Sonos have collaborated to release an exclusive collection of the Sonos One smart speaker in a range of HAY’s signature bold colours. The compact speaker fills any room with rich sound and can be paired with other Sonos speakers to create a multi-room set-up. Now available in a striking red, rich green, and an elegant muted yellow, the HAY x Sonos One will elevate both the look and sound of any space.
Tokyobike always nails the perfect mix of ride comfort, build, and aesthetics with their bikes, and the Limited Edition Single Speed is no exception. The range takes the brand’s classic single speed model and adds a 100% matte finish for a sleek, contemporary look. With a full Cr-Mo steel frame, the bike is lightweight, slim, and durable. A smooth, comfortable ride comes courtesy of the bike’s flat handlebars and a 650c wheel size, making it the ideal whip to get around the city in.
Unwrapping a present to reveal the classic Le Labo stamped logo and label on a box is a thrill everyone should get to experience at least once in their life, so be sure to pop something from the premium fragrance brand on your wishlist this year. Their Tonka 25 scent is a nice choice. This deep, woody fragrance would be worn well on a summer’s evening out or for a special occasion.
Beoplay continues to offer a super immersive, high-quality audio experience with each new headphone they release. The wireless H9i headphones offer advanced active noise cancellation technology and Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound that allow you to be completely engaged with your tunes. The H9i headphones are crafted from materials like anodized aluminium, lambskin, and cowhide leather to offer a premium look and comfortable wear.
Forget your standard gym bag and upgrade to this classy leather duffle by All The Kings Men. Made from New Zealand cowhide leather with elegant brass hardware, the bag offers durability and superior style. It’s big enough to comfortably carry all your gear for a gym session, or even a weekend away. Plus it features an external slot pocket for easy access to your phone or wallet, as well as three internal pockets to help keep your gear organised.
Touted by many coffee experts the world over to be one of the best pour over kettles available, the Fellow Stagg Kettle ensures a perfect brew every time. It offers features like a gooseneck precision spout for a steady and even pour, a counterweight in the handle for stability, as well as a thermometer on the lid that displays when the water is the ideal brewing temperature. Moreover, the matte black kettle offers a modern look that will sit pretty on any kitchen countertop.
Want to elevate your photography beyond your smartphone but you’re not quite into carrying a DSLR and multiple lenses around? Then the Leica C-Lux is a great option. The compact camera features a 20-megapixel sensor that’ll result in stunning detailed images. It also offers a quick autofocus that makes it easy to get the shots you want. Photographs can be shot in JPEG or RAW, which is ideal if you plan on editing your images afterwards. Moreover, the camera can shoot video in 4K for high-quality footage. The Leica C-Lux is a stellar option for an everyday camera, or one to take on holiday.
Common Projects have taken on the classic basketball sneaker and added their signature premium style to it. The leather sneakers offer a casual, sporty silhouette with stitch and perforated detailing plus the brand’s classic gold-stamped serial number. Textured and smooth leather panels add further dimension to their look. Great for weekend wear, the sneakers are sure to elevate any outfit they’re worn with.
A recent public awareness of how damaging takeaway coffee cups are for the environment has resulted in a slew of new sustainable options. The HuskeeCup is a great one as it can not only be used for your coffee to go (thanks to their separate universal lids), but the pack of four cups is ideal to keep in your kitchen for your homemade brew. The coolest thing about HuskeeCups is that they’re made from coffee husks, which is a type of organic waste that’s created during the actual process of coffee production. This makes these a double win for the environment!
Bellroy’s Tokyo Tote is one of the most stylish and functional totes that we’ve seen. It offers a separate interior sleeve for a 13” laptop, a roomy main compartment, and smaller interior pockets to keep your gear organised. There’s even an interior pop-out pocket so you can easily store a water bottle or pair of shoes in the bag. The Tokyo Tote is crafted from water-resistant Venture-weave polyester with environmentally friendly certified leather detailing. It’s the perfect option for daily carry to the office or uni.
Nothing’s better than receiving a gift that keeps giving multiple times a year, so pop a HEY GENTS Magazine subscription on your wishlist to keep the Christmas vibes going year-round. The annual subscription includes two issues of the magazine sent automatically to you upon release (starting at the current issue). Each issue features stunning photography, interviews with creative talents, useful guides, travel recommendations, our signature curation of interesting and well-designed products, and heaps more.