Looking to rock a loved one or buddy’s world? The right present can do just that. So we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gear, spirits and home items, suitable for a range of price points and tastes. Take a look below for some surefire crowd pleasers—and feel free to add a few to your own wish list…
Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones ($350): Sony started the portable music revolution with the Walkman back in the day, and the brand continues to lead with some of the finest headphones money can buy. Boasting industry-best noise-canceling, touch sensor controls that let you do everything without reaching for your phone and 30 hours of battery life, these beauties will escort you effortlessly from, say, LA to Dubai with plenty of juice to spare.
Uncharted Supply Company Zeus Portable Jump Starter & USB Charger ($150): When power is a premium priority, it pays to have a badass backup, and this heavy-duty brick delivers. The Zeus boasts two USB ports capable of charging smartphones and other devices several times over, plus a cigarette power adapter for fueling power tools and air compressors. And oh yeah, it can also jumpstart everything up to an 8.0-liter diesel truck. The handy built-in flashlight is just a bonus, really.
Scosche BoomBottle MM ($130): Need audio accompaniment for your active life? Soundtrack any outdoor adventure with the waterproof, dustproof Boombottle, which can be magnetically mounted to most metal surfaces—think mountain bikes, jet skis, snowmobiles—to blast true stereo sound for up to 12 hours. A built-in microphone for hands-free calling and a built-in bottle opener just add to the fun.
Team Beachbody SHIFT SHOP ($180 to $335): Of course, all the aforementioned activity ain’t happening if your bag of bones isn’t up to the challenge. That’s where this comprehensive system from super trainer Chris Downing comes in. If you’re willing to put in the work, the rapid-conditioning program gets you maximum results in minimal time thanks increasingly intense cardio and strength workouts and fine-tuned nutrition strategies. Now’s the time to take your body to the next level, and SHIFT SHOP’s the way to do it.
The Federalist Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend Wine ($22): You don’t have to be a sommelier to appreciate the big, bold moves The Federalist is making in the wine world. Take this red blend, which ages a mix of Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon in charred bourbon barrels to produce a fruity, spicy flavor that makes the world safe for democracy—or at least good times with friends.
Naked Grouse ($35): When you come in from the cold and need a warmer-upper, why not reach for a sour or sling made with this enticing new blended malt Scotch? After all, Naked Grouse boasts the flavors of rich fudge and cooking apples, plus a toasted oak and soft spice finish that easily melts the ice and fills you with holiday cheer.
Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old ($60): If you enjoy classic Bulleit—as just about every self-respecting whiskey lover does—you’ll love this expression, which is aged in charred American white oak barrels for a decade to yield deep, rich vanilla and dried fruit flavors sure to please even the most discriminating of drinkers.
Laphroaig Cairdeas Fino Cask ($109): We’ve been huge Laphroaig fans for years, and the legendary Scotch distiller has done it again with this recent offering. Cairdeas (Gaelic for friendship) matures in bourbon casks before finishing in Fino Sherry casks, becoming a satisfyingly smoky spirit with notes of toasted almonds, dried fruit and sea salt. Trust us on this one, it’s bloody delicious.
Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon ($40): Anyone who’s seen Stagecoach knows John Wayne was a straight shooter, and his bourbon is, too. Inspired by rare bottles unearthed from The Duke’s collection, faithfully blended to replicate his original 1962 recipe and aged in charred American Oak barrels, this Wild West whiskey delivers notes of roasted nuts, vanilla, caramel, nutmeg and warm pepper spice. Fancy a cocktail? We recommend Gunsmoke.
Copper Cow Coffee ($15 for a 5-pack): This portable, sustainable and delicious Vietnamese java might just be the perfect pick-me-up. Slip the elegantly designed, biodegradable filters over any mug, then pour over hot water—and later stir in the included California sweetened condensed milk, if desired—and you’ve got yourself a tasty brew that’ll lift your spirits and warm your soul.
Spice Madam ($20/month or $220/year): This subscription box is truly a globe-trotting foodie’s delight. Each month brings a package of spices and recipes from a different country, along with a Spotify playlist, fun facts and travel tips. Use the included shopping list to procure additional ingredients, and the next thing you know, you’ll be cooking up savory cuisine from all over the world.
Fury Bros Candles ($30): Yes, the Fury Bros are actual brothers, Jeremy and Stevie, and they’ve been rolling out excellent grooming and home goods for the past three years. We especially love their candles, which evoke manly scents like saddle leather, gunpowder, sandalwood, campfire, tobacco and balsam fir. They’ll freshen up your place without Febrezing it to death.
CleanWell Foaming Hand Soap ($25 for a 4-pack): Speaking of keeping things fresh around the house, CleanWell has that name for a reason. These botanical-based hand soaps terminate grime and germs to leave your mitts sweet-smelling and spiffy. Bonus: All feature aloe, so your skin will be nicely moisturized, too.
Wise Owl DoubleOwl Hammock ($36): When spring rolls back around, there’s nothing quite like an afternoon nap in a big ol’ hammock. This lightweight, well-crafted beauty is more than up to the task thanks to its size (10 feet long by 6 1/2 feet wide), material (210T Parachute Nylon) and strength (max load: 400 pounds). String it up in the backyard and savor a snooze in the sun. You’ve earned it, brother.