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23 Last-Minute Gifts that Don’t Feel Last-Minute

December 23, 2019 Buying Guides By

You’re busy, we get it. But its 2019 and we’re living through the age of Amazon Prime. Translation: your habit of procrastination shouldn’t get in the way of an awesome gift. Below, more than 20 ideas that ship in two days or less. Go ahead and bookmark this page for later. You know you’ll need it.

Trask Polson Slippers

Price: $195

Take your comfiest slippers, your coolest loafers and combine them — that’s what you get with the Trask Polson. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for utility and sophistication; in fact, you’ll never want to take these off. Made with Horween® American Bison leather, genuine shearling lining, an OrthoLite®-cushioned footbed and a driver-style rubber outsole, they might just be the most comfortable shoes you’ve ever worn.

1. Penom Case

Price: $7+

Available in several colors and almost absurdly affordable, the Penom Case is made to precisely fit your Apple Watch while still allowing access to charging functions and buttons.

2. Moleskine Hard Cover Classic Pocket Notebook

Price: $11

To go with that upgraded pen, a classy hardbound pocket notebook that can satisfy the needs of any writing.

3. Stasher Bags

Price: $10+

Plastic has become a pariah amongst the outdoors-loving crowd. Stasher provides a guilt-free alternative in the form of non-toxic, reusable silicone bags. Use them for snacks on the trail, or sous vide in the kitchen back at home.

4. Stanley Classic Flask

Price: $15

Having a little nipper is a perk of the colder months. You can’t go wrong with this timeless one from Stanely.

5. Caran d’Ache 849 Pen

Price: $19

Everyone can use a simple, yet elegant pen upgrade. This one has a smooth click action and a hexagonal shape.

Gear Patrol Magazine Subscription

Price: $39

Gear Patrol Magazine is a deep dive into product culture. Inside each issue, you’ll find seasonal buying guides, rich maker profiles and long-form dispatches from the front lines of product design. Get four print magazines — delivered quarterly — with an annual subscription.

6. A Man & His Watch

Price: $32

A hefty hardcover book full of beautiful watch pictures is a great way to accessorize the home or office of a watch lover. There are actually a number of such watch books, but this one is popular and a delightful read, relating the stories of notable people and the relationships they have with their favorite watches.

7. Spiggen Rugged Armor Pro Case

Price: $20

Treat your Apple Watch the way some people do a G-Shock? Then this is the case for you. With an integrated, adjustable wristband and a matte finish with carbon fiber accents, the Rugged Armor Pro Case makes a tactical instrument out of your Apple Watch.

8. Foval 200W Power Inverter 3-Prong Outlet

Price: $21

You can never have too many electrical outlets — yet most cars don’t even offer one. Elevate any ride’s accessory-charging capability with this power inverter that plugs into the ubiquitous 12-volt port once known as the cigarette lighter. Plus, it’s small enough that you can slip it in your pocket and carry it from car to car.

9. Amazon Smart Plug

Price: $25

Anybody who talks to Alexa on a regular basis, whether they have an Echo or a speaker like the Sonos One which as Alexa built-in, will be able to find a good use for this handy little smart plug.

10. Gerber Compleat

Price: $24

The Compleat is the last piece of campsite cutlery you’ll ever need. In one compact package, it boasts a separate spoon and fork, a dual-edge spatula (one edge serrated, the other rubberized) and a peeler-equipped tool that opens bottles, packages and cans. Combine the spoon or fork with the spatula, and you have one final tool: a set of tongs.

11. Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool

Price: $29

The time-tested multi-tool classic. The MiniChamp Swiss Army Multi-Tool is tough to beat for a keychain addition that can get nearly any job done.

12. GU Hoppy Trails Energy Gel

Price: $32

GU is the leader in on-the-go energy gels. And this 24-serving box of electrolyte-loaded 100-calorie packets is the ultimate stocking stuffer for the IPA-loving endurance athlete.

13. Osprey Daylight Waistpack

Price: $30

Fanny packs have taken more than their share of abuse over the years, but they’ve stuck around for one inarguable reason: they make it easy to stash a few essentials — say workout gloves, towel, protein powder — till you need them. And this elegant, double-zippered Osprey option is more than up to the task.

14. Perfect Fitness Pull-Up Bar

Price: $31

Those lacking funds or space for a full weight set can get quite a bang for the buck from bodyweight moves. This clever bar hooks under a door frame for all manner of pull-ups and chin-ups — and can also be used for for really deep, chest-expanding pushups.

15. Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim

Price: $35

This is an excellent and incredibly thin wall adapter for a MacBook or USB-C laptop. Yes, this tiny thing can actually power a laptop, making it a fantastic travel device.

16. Eluto Waterproof / Scratch-Proof Car Cover

Price: $37

Help your car-loving friend or family member protect their ride with this sturdy, all-weather car cover. The silver exterior keeps the sun’s harsh rays from damaging the paint, tie-down straps prevent it from flying off in the wind and reflective stripes help other drivers avoid it at night.

17. Leatherman Free T2

Price: $40

The Free series boasts an awesome innovation: thanks to clever nubs and magnets, all implements can be accessed with one hand. This compact and affordable offering packs eight handy implements — including a 2.2-inch knife, screwdrivers and a bottle opener — for tackling a host of outdoor hangups.

18. Momentous AbsoluteZero 100% Plant Protein

Price: $60

Precious few supplement brands can boast the outdoor & fitness star power of Momentous, whose team includes Jimmy Chin, Rob Dyrdek, Jrue Holliday, Alex Honnold and Kyle Rudolph — plus loads of top coaches and trainers. But you don’t need to know all that to enjoy 20 ounces of clean, tasty protein per serving.

19. Pruveeo D30H Dash Cam

Price: $68

A dash cam is a dynamite way to safeguard your ride — something most enthusiasts should be looking to do. This integrated dash camera can record everything that happens in high definition, and is easy to use; the cam turns on with the car and automatically overwrites old footage until you need to save it. Which, hopefully, you never will.

20. Polaroid Lab Digital Photo Printer

Price: $149

This charming machine allows you to turn your your smartphone photos into real Polaroid film prints, which is wonderful; it gives digital phographers a little bit of that analog experience. But heads up: the film is sold separately.

21. Hypersphere Hyperice

Price: $149

The softball-sized Hyperice is yet a third GP100 pick, due to the fact that its bite is bigger than its bark. By which we mean that it’s smaller and quieter than most vibrating massagers, yet its three levels of pulsation can bring the benefits of myofascial release to just about every part of your body.

22. Jaybird Vista

Price: $160

Headphones in the outdoors? *Gasp!* Yes, thanks to a compact design, high waterproof rating and ultra-long battery life, these buds are perfect for trail running, hiking and YouTube tent screenings that won’t bother your base camp neighbors.

23. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Price: $349

Bose has been the king of noise-canceling headphones for decades. Its new Headphones 700 are the best the company has ever made. They have an all-new design, better sound and noise-canceling abilities than the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, and deliver the best-ever call experience on a pair of headphones. Yes, they’re expensive, but they’re one of the best-sounding things you can possibly put on your dome.


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