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These timepieces will help ensure you get the most out of every precious minute this holiday season…
WHAT : Classic leather Dopp kit WHY : Travel in sturdy, sophisticated style Measuring 9.5 by 6 by 5.5 inches, this Ghurka Holdall No. 101 ($395) might remind you of your grandfather, in a fond-memory...
WHAT : A handmade and hand-forged cigar cutter WHY : The essential cigar tool Handcrafted in the village of Laguiole in France, the Forge de Laguiole cigar cutter (starting at $228) features...
What? Victoriana tech for cold-brew enthusiasts and aesthetes with a taste for the avant-garde Why? Named for the Korean word for devil, AKMA is a specialty cold-drip brewer for the discerning...
WHAT : Timeless canvas-and-leather rucksack WHY : As indispensable as what you put in it Equipped with an 18-inch-long sleeve to carry an axe (and keep the head safely stowed), pockets for a folding...
WHAT : A pocket-friendly place to store cigars WHY : Salvage those smokes on your next fishing trip Traveling and soggy conditions can take a toll on fine tobacco, so give those robustos the...
This motion-balance platform makes standing a fitness activity…
WHAT : Fully equipped kitchen elevates camp grub to gourmet fare WHY : Stylish, functional, impermeable to bears Industrial designer Harald Kanz is also an avid outdoorsman and cook, which led him to...
WHAT : Small form-factor audio device that brings big quality WHY : A smart choice if you are on the go The Astell&Kern AK Jr ($499) is described as an entry-level audiophile music player, but it...
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...

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