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The special lady in your life deserves equally special jewelry, which we’ve curated for the holidays…
WHAT : High-horsepower powder sled WHY : You sure won’t need a push Crazy Mountain Motorsports’ CMX-X sleds ($27,500) are custom made by hand from the ground up. The Montana-based company started...
WHAT : Smart-fabric shirt that tracks biometric stats WHY : Like wearing a personal trainer Using OMsignal technology, the Ralph Lauren PoloTech shirt ($295) is designed to track physical activity...
Whether for comic-book nerds, art hounds, or gear heads, our collectible selections make ideal gifts…
WHAT : Personal motorized transporter WHY : A fun way to get around The IO Hawk personal motorized transporter ($1,799) was unveiled in early 2015 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...
WHAT : Stainless-steel and polished walnut weight set WHY : No need to hide this in the fitness room We cannot guarantee your results, but we can guarantee that this Diskus dumbbell set ($14,700)...
Few experiences match the tranquility of cruising the tropics’ cerulean blue waters aboard a private yacht, but Worldwide Wellness is out to better the experience—and just in time for Caribbean...
WHAT : A ski helmet with goggles built in WHY : You will not lose your goggles For an action-packed day on the slopes, you want a hard-core helmet for protection, and goggles for clear vision. Kask’s...
WHAT : Origami on the open water WHY : Go from briefcase to boat in five minutes At first sight, the Oru Bay ($1,275) almost seems imaginary. Maybe it is the translucence, or the fantastical folding...
WHAT: Slender, easy-to-install soundbar and subwoofer WHY: Makes a great TV even better The Focal Dimension soundbar and subwoofer ($1,600) are akin to a home-theater-in-a-box, minus all the space...
American conceptual artist John Baldessari and Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei will design the next BMW Art Cars, joining the ranks of Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and other...
WHAT : Handcrafted all-mountain skis with mad (bomber) style WHY : If they are good enough for the U.S. and Canadian ski teams, they are good enough for you The New York–based Bomber Ski offers a...
WHAT : Kayaking kit WHY : Just add water (and a kayak) If you have an Oru kayak and want to gear up with everything else you will need for time on the water, the company offers its Wayfarer package...
WHAT : A portable Bluetooth speaker that stands out from the rest WHY : Another cutting-edge design from B&O In a saturated mobile Bluetooth speaker market, it takes a forward-thinking company...
These fine libations make superb gifts and are sure to lift your spirits this holiday season…
WHAT : Lightweight carbon-fiber ski poles WHY : Poles should help you maneuver, not weigh you down These carbon-fiber, fiery red poles weigh just 18.3 ounces per pair—30 percent lighter yet six times...
WHAT: Wooden travel SUP paddle WHY: Handcrafted with a beautiful design for stand-up paddleboarding Made from Peruvian walnut, red cedar, and guanacaste, the Deppen Lalani travel paddles ($469)...
WHAT : Reference-class, planar magnetic headphones WHY : These truly speak volumes When you think of planar magnetic headphones, one of the first companies that will inevitably come to mind is Audeze...
The holiday cheer need not end when you return to work with these extraordinary items…
WHAT : Heavy-duty snow helmet with RECCO avalanche rescue system WHY : There is more to backcountry preparedness than a hard hat Most helmets offer protection in a collision, but the POC Receptor...
WHAT : A comfortable and deceiving paddling dry suit WHY : Protection from all the dangers the water can throw at you (except capsizing) The Stohlquist Shift ($899) might look like a pant-and-jacket...
WHAT : Headphone amp/DAC WHY : High-performance musicality that will not break the bank Thanks to some assistance from BMW DesignworksUSA, Audeze has managed to make its first headphone amplifier and...
WHAT : Powder-shredding snowboard WHY : Ginsu-like slicing power for cold and steep declines Designed for the Great White North (and researched and developed in British Columbia, and handmade in...
WHAT : Handmade wooden paddleboard WHY : Reclaimed wood feels right on the water The master shapers at the Maine-based Tidal Roots understand that proper paddling technique is an art. But artful...
WHAT : Customizable dive computer WHY : What you need to surface successfully Made to withstand the roughest underwater conditions, the Suunto Eon Steel dive computer ($1,440) sports a brushed...
WHAT : Fat-tire bike for snow, sand, or dirt WHY : No need to put your bike away for the winter Moots bikes have been hand-built in Steamboat Springs, Colo., since 1981. The company’s most recent...
WHAT : Handcrafted bamboo fly-fishing rod WHY : Cast your fly like a world leader Oyster Bamboo handcrafted rods are made in the United States from a single culm of Tonkin bamboo, with duplicate tip...
WHAT : GPS unit, and more WHY : It is not a good idea to completely unplug in the wild On the slopes or backcountry trails, the DeLorme inReach Explorer ($380) is much more than just a GPS tool. If...
WHAT : Race-ready road bike made with aviation-grade carbon WHY : Taking it to the streets does not have to slow you down Cicli Pinarello was founded in 1953 by the former professional cyclist...
WHAT : Quintessential essential fly-fishing reel WHY : Modern-day construction meets vintage craftsmanship for an age-old angling standby This nicely evolved specimen of a classic reel design is the...

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