Day Nine

12 Days of Unwrapping Perfect Holiday Gifts


Buying Guides By Photo by Jarry Truong

Some of your favorite posts (and ours) on Gear Patrol’s Instagram feed are unboxing videos. What better time of year to do twelve in a row? We wrapped up twelve perfect holiday gifts — some that you’ll see on our site, but some that will only appear in this series — from small to large, and we’ll be unwrapping and reviewing them from now through December 15th. If you haven’t already, follow us on Instagram to see these videos first. But we’ll also be continuously updating this post with the latest video. Happy gifting.

Check back tomorrow to see what we’re unwrapping next.

Day 9: Allbirds Loungers


On long flights and quick layovers, comfort is paramount. These minimalist slip-ons are made of superfine Merino wool, a highly breathable fiber that regulates temperature, wicks moisture and minimizes odor with zero itch. They’re so soft you can wear ’em sockless. The best part: after you’ve logged a few thousand miles, simply throw them in the washer and they’ll be good as new.

Day 8: Nintendo Switch


By far the best portable gaming console to date, the Switch also has some epic games out already — namely Zelda and Mario Odyssey — with more to come. Not a fan of portable consoles? It hooks up to the big screen, too.

Day 7: Keap Discovery Kit


A discovery set of four slow-burning, coconut wax tealight candles in the brand’s classic or new scents that you can take on a test drive before committing to a single fragrance. The set comes equipped with a set of matches in a matchbox-inspired package.

Day 6: Apple TV 4K


For anybody who has a 4K HDR TV, loves Apple products and has a huge backlog of iTunes movie and music purchases, the Apple TV 4K is the streaming device they want. It’ll automatically upgrade movie purchases to 4K for free and put their photos and videos on the big screen, directly from their iPhone.

Day 5: Candylabs Pioneer


A stylish and playful accent to any desk or bookcase. It’s more than just a toy; it’s an exercise in minimalist art with an automotive twist.

Day 4: Blanc Creatives Cocktail Muddler


If you’re mixing a lot of cocktails, you should invest in a quality muddler. Available in walnut or maple, this muddler from Blanc Creatives is the perfect size and shape for your everyday needs.

Day 3: Leatherman Wave


As far as multi-tools go, the Leatherman Wave is the most legendary and iconic. It has everything from needle-nose and regular pliers, wire cutters and strippers to plain and serrated knives, saw, spring-action scissors and bottle openers, plus a few more.

Day 2: Aesop Hwyl Eau de Parfum


Crafted by French perfumer Barnabé Fillion, Aesop’s latest fragrance calls to mind the scent of a a Japanese forest. With woody, smokey notes, it’s a mainstay during winter months.

Day 1: BlackPods


BlackPods are the matte-black, military-grade-glossed version of your favorite earbuds. They’re super rare — they’re all black — but use the reliable Apple tech you already love. You can buy a brand new pair for $299, or you can send your existing pair of AirPods in to be painted for only $99. Watch the video to see more about why this product would make a great holiday gift.