For all of you, who are still in need of a nice Christmas present (only 26 days left), we present another installment of our Buyer’s guide Christmas gift special. This time it’s all about practicability – stuff you might not actually want thaaat bad, however, still find a use for. See our suggestions after the jump.
Aesop – Soar Grooming Kit
Best Made Co. – Japanese Higo Knife
The Higo knife is a tradiotionally made japanese pocket knife, which rose to fame soon after its introduction n the late 19th century. However, popularity faded around the 1960s leaving only a handful manufacturers to continize production. The Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. is among those producing Higo knives employing original forging techniques, resulting in high quality pieces. The above knife features a laminated Japanese white steel blade with a “tsuchime” (hand-hammered) finish and is exclusively made for and available at Best Made Co.
Keics – KC3 Camera Case
Designed after the iconic silhouettes of old point and shoots, this camera case by Keics features a molded aluminium body covered with faux leather and a soft lining – the perfect companion for globetrotters and camera bugs alike. Get it at The Ghostly Store.
Cleo Skribent – Messograf Pen
The Messograf has seen a lot of copycats since its recent introduction. However, none of them are anywhere near the superior quality of this hand made german writing tool. Constructed of chromium-plated brass, this multi purpose pen combines a ballpoint pent, caliper rule, tire tread gauge, ruler and thread scale. Get it at Theo.
Neighborhood – Buff Glove
Made of a wool blend upper and cowhide palms, these gloves by Neighborhood feature a large format plaid pattern and a subtle logo patch. These will keep your hands from freezing for sure. Get them at End.
Nixon x Horween – iPad Case
Nixon teamed up with renowned Chicago tannery Horween for this smart leather iPad case. Crafted from thick premium leather, it combines functionality with a rich heritage feel. The minimal detailing includes two Nixon-branded oxidised press studs and the brands motto, Youth, Truth & Concrete Proof, stamped on the back. The inside features slots for cards and a slot large enough to house an iPod. Get it at Oki-Ni.
Penfield – Dumont Beanie
Even if the myth about losing 70% your body’s heat through your head, has been largely debunked, it doesnt mean you need to go without proper headwear in winter. Check out that classic bobble hat by Penfield, featuring a big wraparound logo and a nice retro Jaquard design. It is available at OiPolloi.