This year’s Highsnobiety Gift Guide is all about the presents that’ll make a difference in these new and strange times. From gifts that encourage connection with loved ones, to self-love suggestions you entirely deserve at the end of 2020.
No one wants gifting to cause rifts at Christmas. And by rifts, we're talking about the sulking that follows your little bro getting a pair of socks from yours truly while your sister does laps around the garden on that new scooter you got her. To play it safe, it's smart to go with one category for all of your family. No risk of jealousy that way.
When going with this approach, you need a category that is diverse enough to cater to the varying tastes (and let's be honest — ages) of your nearest and dearest. There is perhaps no area of the shopping list better suited to this than sneakers. Don't believe us? For pops, there's a long list of chunky sneakers to pick from. While for your younger brother there's a wealth of retro reissues to advance his sneaker education.
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For yourself — Slam Jam x ASICS Novablast
We'll get the selfish acts out the way first. But in all honestly, it's been a torrid year and we all deserve a little self-love. What says I love me better than a pair of Slam Jam's collaboration ASICS Novablast?
For her — adidas ZX 2K Boost Shoes
The adidas ZX goes back a long way, in fact it was one of the Three Stripes first urban running silhouettes. Now with a Boost midsole, the adidas ZX 2K represents a new era for the brand without forgetting the iconic history.
For the one you love — Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "StrangeLove"
SB Dunk Low Pro 'StrangeLove'
This is usually the most important part of gifting if it applies, so we've gone big with a very rare silhouette. Made in collaboration with StrangeLove Skateboards, this Nike SB Dunk Low features the most romantic of fuzzy pink uppers.
For mom — AMBUSH x NIKE Dunk High
We're recommending the AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High, but only for the coolest moms around. Represent one of streetwear's leading ladies, Yoon Ahn, with her recent collaboration with the Swoosh.
For dad — adidas Ultraboost WINTER.RDY Shoes
Dad's love a hard-wearing sneaker and the adidas Ultraboost WINTER.RDY, with water-repellent uppers, rugged outsole, and toggle lacing system is definitely built for a battering.
For grandpa — Hanon x New Balance 1500 'Chosen Few'
Grandpa is a rare classic so this year get him a classic pair to match. Back in 2012, retailer Hanon teamed up with New balance for the exclusive 1500 'Chosen Few' and there are still some pairs knocking about online.
For your sister — Balenciaga White Track 2 Sneakers
Your sister deserves a pampering every so often, do while everyone else gets sneakers, cop your sister some luxury courtesy of Balenciaga.
For your bro — Air Jordan 11 Retro '25th Anniversary'
Air Jordan 11 Retro '25th Anniversary'
If anyone needs to appreciate their elders more it's your insolent brother. Show him the roots with this 25th Anniversary pair of Jordan 11s.
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