Our 2016 Wishlist: Great Gift Ideas From the Editors of WIRED

No matter who you’re buying for—a music-lover or a musician, an aesthete or an athlete—we have gift ideas that will satisfy every need on your shopping list. Here are 38 essential gifts for giving, getting, and coveting this holiday season, all picked by WIRED’s editors.

01

B&O Play Beoplay A1

Bang & Olufsens aluminum-clad Beoplay A1 may be the smallest Bluetooth speaker in the companys lineup, but its still plenty easy on the ears. Twin drivers deliver rich, room-filling sound, and the big battery provides 24 hours of portable playback. B&O Play Beoplay A1 | $249

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Bang & Olufsens aluminum-clad Beoplay A1 may be the smallest Bluetooth speaker in the companys lineup, but its still plenty easy on the ears. Twin drivers deliver rich, room-filling sound, and the big battery provides 24 hours of portable playback. B&O Play Beoplay A1 | $249

02

Impossible Project I-1 Analog Instant Camera

Impossible Projects shooter works like Polaroids of yore but does everything better, from the LED ring ash to the folding viewfinder that pops up with a push. Plus, the analog shareability of the instant photos that eject from the front is refreshingly retro. Impossible Project I-1 Analog Instant Camera |$299

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Impossible Projects shooter works like Polaroids of yore but does everything better, from the LED ring ash to the folding viewfinder that pops up with a push. Plus, the analog shareability of the instant photos that eject from the front is refreshingly retro. Impossible Project I-1 Analog Instant Camera |$299

03

Argent Coolmax Blazer

Staying fresh under pressure is the secret to your success. Same deal with this jacket, which has a lot of hidden storage space for your gear. Mesh lining and airy, moisture-wicking fabric make summer subway rides more comfy, and youll still look sharp at the board meeting. Argent Coolmax Blazer | $298

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Staying fresh under pressure is the secret to your success. Same deal with this jacket, which has a lot of hidden storage space for your gear. Mesh lining and airy, moisture-wicking fabric make summer subway rides more comfy, and youll still look sharp at the board meeting. Argent Coolmax Blazer | $298

04

Knog Oi Bike Bell

Your sleek road bike deserves better than that clunky hunk of a bike bell. Knogs modern update to the ugly brass contraptions of old wraps around your handlebars like a bracelet. Give the plastic lever a flick and itll strike the curved aluminum chime, producing a harmonious ring thats as pleasant as it is effective. Knog Oi Bike Bell | $20

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Your sleek road bike deserves better than that clunky hunk of a bike bell. Knogs modern update to the ugly brass contraptions of old wraps around your handlebars like a bracelet. Give the plastic lever a flick and itll strike the curved aluminum chime, producing a harmonious ring thats as pleasant as it is effective. Knog Oi Bike Bell | $20

05

Vifa Copenhagen Loudspeaker

Who says your party jams cant be chic? Swaddled in high-quality Kvadrat wool, Vifas new wireless speaker looks as fabulous as it sounds. Plus, with its one-piece aluminum frame and integrated handle, you can boom this box anywhere without worrying about it going bust. Vifa Copenhagen Loudspeaker | $799

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Who says your party jams cant be chic? Swaddled in high-quality Kvadrat wool, Vifas new wireless speaker looks as fabulous as it sounds. Plus, with its one-piece aluminum frame and integrated handle, you can boom this box anywhere without worrying about it going bust. Vifa Copenhagen Loudspeaker | $799

06

District Vision Keiichi

You make fashionable choices for your running shorts, so do the same with your eyewear. The lightweight frames on these running glasses have rubber-coated titanium temple tips and nose pads, for no-slip durability. Choose from a variety of tints on the lenses maybe pick whatever matches your shoes. District Vision Keiichi | $199

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You make fashionable choices for your running shorts, so do the same with your eyewear. The lightweight frames on these running glasses have rubber-coated titanium temple tips and nose pads, for no-slip durability. Choose from a variety of tints on the lenses maybe pick whatever matches your shoes. District Vision Keiichi | $199

07

Leibal 11+ O-Fan

Its a bummer when the windows in your cube farm dont slide open. Keep your cool with this pint-size fan. To power it, plug it into any USB port. Then precisely position the spherical fan on its cradle and enjoy the breeze. Leibal, 11+ O-Fan | $50

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Its a bummer when the windows in your cube farm dont slide open. Keep your cool with this pint-size fan. To power it, plug it into any USB port. Then precisely position the spherical fan on its cradle and enjoy the breeze. Leibal, 11+ O-Fan | $50

08

Burberry Ribbed Sweater

Prep for sweater weather with this fuzzy (and super-soft) mohair-blend crew neck. The form-hugging rib knit is sophisticated enough for office holiday parties but also keeps you cozified at chilly family gatherings. Burberry Ribbed Sweater | $550

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Prep for sweater weather with this fuzzy (and super-soft) mohair-blend crew neck. The form-hugging rib knit is sophisticated enough for office holiday parties but also keeps you cozified at chilly family gatherings. Burberry Ribbed Sweater | $550

09

Monsieur de Chanel Men’s Watch

The first mens watch from Chanel is unique inside and outand will turn your wallet inside out. The hour is displayed in the window, and the large minute hand leaps from 60 all the way back to 0 at the end of each hour. The clear back reveals its stunning automatic innards.
Monsieur de Chanel | $36,000

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The first mens watch from Chanel is unique inside and outand will turn your wallet inside out. The hour is displayed in the window, and the large minute hand leaps from 60 all the way back to 0 at the end of each hour. The clear back reveals its stunning automatic innards.
Monsieur de Chanel | $36,000

10

Jaybird Freedom Wireless

These Bluetooth sports earphones are your new workout pal: They look good, stay put when youre dripping sweat, and sound like wired buds. Theyll keep you going until the four-hour battery runs out and maybe help shave 10 seconds off your mile.
Jaybird Freedom Wireless |$199

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These Bluetooth sports earphones are your new workout pal: They look good, stay put when youre dripping sweat, and sound like wired buds. Theyll keep you going until the four-hour battery runs out and maybe help shave 10 seconds off your mile.
Jaybird Freedom Wireless |$199

11

Leica M-D

In this case, less really is more. Leicas full-frame range finder produces stills of exceptional quality but lacks an LCD for reviewing your images. The setup forces you to stay in the decisive moment and worry about the results later. Its a throwback to the days of film, giving you an extra rush of satisfaction when you found out that you did indeed get the perfect shot.
Leica M-D | $5,995

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In this case, less really is more. Leicas full-frame range finder produces stills of exceptional quality but lacks an LCD for reviewing your images. The setup forces you to stay in the decisive moment and worry about the results later. Its a throwback to the days of film, giving you an extra rush of satisfaction when you found out that you did indeed get the perfect shot.
Leica M-D | $5,995

12

Stephane Dufour Porsche 917 Gulf Sculpture

OK, so youll never drive the famed Porsche 917 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But thanks to artist Stephane Dufour, you can push a minimalist 118-scale version of it around your coffee table.
Stephane Dufour Porsche 917 Gulf Sculpture | $550

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OK, so youll never drive the famed Porsche 917 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But thanks to artist Stephane Dufour, you can push a minimalist 118-scale version of it around your coffee table.
Stephane Dufour Porsche 917 Gulf Sculpture | $550

13

Popup Lighting Aluminum Deer Head LED

Bring a little bit of the wilderness into your urban nest. This wall-mounted sconce is a doe by day and a buck by night, when you switch on the light. The aluminum head comes in several colorful finishes, but gold is best.
Popup Lighting Aluminum Deer Head LED | $290

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Bring a little bit of the wilderness into your urban nest. This wall-mounted sconce is a doe by day and a buck by night, when you switch on the light. The aluminum head comes in several colorful finishes, but gold is best.
Popup Lighting Aluminum Deer Head LED | $290

14

Kodak Super 8 Camera

The Super 8 camera gets a super-great redesign by Kodak and Yves Behar. An LCD and rechargeable batteries provide modern comforts, but the 8s beating heart remains the same: You can shoot on film without needing a Hollywood budget.
Kodak Super 8 Camera | $2,000

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The Super 8 camera gets a super-great redesign by Kodak and Yves Behar. An LCD and rechargeable batteries provide modern comforts, but the 8s beating heart remains the same: You can shoot on film without needing a Hollywood budget.
Kodak Super 8 Camera | $2,000

15

Craft Design Technology Scissors

Featuring a design thats equally functional for left- and right-handed users, these sleek, sharp, brushed stainless-steel wonders were inspired by the sword-forging artistry of Japans Gifu Prefecture. They may not win you any duels, but theyre a welcome addition to any desk drawer.
Craft Design Technology Scissors | $80

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Featuring a design thats equally functional for left- and right-handed users, these sleek, sharp, brushed stainless-steel wonders were inspired by the sword-forging artistry of Japans Gifu Prefecture. They may not win you any duels, but theyre a welcome addition to any desk drawer.
Craft Design Technology Scissors | $80

16

Stelton Cylinda Line Arne Jacobsen Teapot

A reissue of an iconic design, this minimalist stainless-steel teapot comes from Danish design firm Stelton. Its sculpted handle and curved spout will bring some elegance to your kitchen. It might even make it OK that youre having ramen again.
Stelton Cylinda Line Arne Jacobsen Teapot | $268

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A reissue of an iconic design, this minimalist stainless-steel teapot comes from Danish design firm Stelton. Its sculpted handle and curved spout will bring some elegance to your kitchen. It might even make it OK that youre having ramen again.
Stelton Cylinda Line Arne Jacobsen Teapot | $268

17

Victorinox Ranger Wood 55

No need to feel like a brute when youre slicing and dicing in the wild. The Ranger Woods gorgeous, rustic walnut knife has 10 implementslike a 3.9-inch locking blade and a 4.2-inch wood saw that will equip you for any job, anywhere.
Victorinox Ranger Wood 55 | $90

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No need to feel like a brute when youre slicing and dicing in the wild. The Ranger Woods gorgeous, rustic walnut knife has 10 implementslike a 3.9-inch locking blade and a 4.2-inch wood saw that will equip you for any job, anywhere.
Victorinox Ranger Wood 55 | $90

18

Awaglass Objet DArt

Most hourglasses track the time; this one helps you forget about it. Instead of sand, its glass, pear-sized chambers are filled with bubbles that pass back and forth in a mesmerizing pattern. Handy? Not so much. Beautiful? Without a doubt.
Awaglass Objet DArt | $75

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Most hourglasses track the time; this one helps you forget about it. Instead of sand, its glass, pear-sized chambers are filled with bubbles that pass back and forth in a mesmerizing pattern. Handy? Not so much. Beautiful? Without a doubt.
Awaglass Objet DArt | $75

19

Apple Watch Edition

The most distinctive smartwatch got an upgrade this year, making it faster, brighter, and easier to use. It also got decidedly more handsome. The ceramic case on Apples premium Edition version is a stark and cool white, and it comes paired with a matching white sport band. Siri, set my watch to stun.
Apple Watch Edition | $1,299

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The most distinctive smartwatch got an upgrade this year, making it faster, brighter, and easier to use. It also got decidedly more handsome. The ceramic case on Apples premium Edition version is a stark and cool white, and it comes paired with a matching white sport band. Siri, set my watch to stun.
Apple Watch Edition | $1,299

20

Menu Tumbler Alarm Clock

The first thing you see in the morning shouldnt be your phones screen youll be looking at that thing plenty throughout the day. Trade your swipe-right alarm for a more playful one, the Tumbler. True to its name, you flip it on its face to silence the noise.
Menu Tumbler Alarm Clock | $100

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The first thing you see in the morning shouldnt be your phones screen youll be looking at that thing plenty throughout the day. Trade your swipe-right alarm for a more playful one, the Tumbler. True to its name, you flip it on its face to silence the noise.
Menu Tumbler Alarm Clock | $100

21

Nanban: Japanese Soul Food

MasterChef winner Tim Anderson shares his love of Japanese soul food in this beautiful cookbook laden with oishii, or delicious, recipes from Nanban, his pop-up London restaurant. Beginners need not fear: This American chefs recipes are approachable whether youre an udon noob or a ramen fiend.
Nanban: Japanese Soul Food | $35

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MasterChef winner Tim Anderson shares his love of Japanese soul food in this beautiful cookbook laden with oishii, or delicious, recipes from Nanban, his pop-up London restaurant. Beginners need not fear: This American chefs recipes are approachable whether youre an udon noob or a ramen fiend.
Nanban: Japanese Soul Food | $35

22

Highland Park Dark Origins & Sixpoint Skoll

Trend alert: Whisky makers and beer brewers are teaming up. Sixpoint crafted its dark and roasty Skoll ale to match Highland Parks cherry-sweet Dark Origins whisky. The beer is a limited release, but you can find the whisky anywhere. Highland Park Dark Origins ($66) & Sixpoint Skoll (price varies)

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Trend alert: Whisky makers and beer brewers are teaming up. Sixpoint crafted its dark and roasty Skoll ale to match Highland Parks cherry-sweet Dark Origins whisky. The beer is a limited release, but you can find the whisky anywhere. Highland Park Dark Origins ($66) & Sixpoint Skoll (price varies)

23

Pablo Uma Sound Lantern

The best bedside items are multitaskersyou dont want to be fiddling with stuff while trying to wind down. This combination speaker and lantern provides 360 degrees of sound and soft warm light that you can adjust to your liking with a few lazy finger flicks. Pablo Uma Sound Lantern | $479

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The best bedside items are multitaskersyou dont want to be fiddling with stuff while trying to wind down. This combination speaker and lantern provides 360 degrees of sound and soft warm light that you can adjust to your liking with a few lazy finger flicks. Pablo Uma Sound Lantern | $479

24

Pretty Much Everything

Aaron James Draplin is a graphic designer for the everyman (he once accepted a challenge to create a logo, on the fly, by hand, on camera), and a prolific one at that. His new book is an unpretentious dossier of his inspiration, stories from the road, how-tos, words of advice, and, of course, a lot of logos. Pretty Much Everything | $40

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Aaron James Draplin is a graphic designer for the everyman (he once accepted a challenge to create a logo, on the fly, by hand, on camera), and a prolific one at that. His new book is an unpretentious dossier of his inspiration, stories from the road, how-tos, words of advice, and, of course, a lot of logos. Pretty Much Everything | $40

25

Prada Edward Robot Charm

That old, beat-up keychain of yours still cracks your brewskis just fine, but it doesnt send much of a message. Let Pradas little bot be your creative totem. Hes funky enough to match your sense of humor, but his appendages show that youre not afraid of a soldering iron. Prada Edward Robot Charm | $260

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That old, beat-up keychain of yours still cracks your brewskis just fine, but it doesnt send much of a message. Let Pradas little bot be your creative totem. Hes funky enough to match your sense of humor, but his appendages show that youre not afraid of a soldering iron. Prada Edward Robot Charm | $260

26

Vizio SmartCast P-Series

Vizios high-end set doesnt just do 4K, it does HDR too: Bright backlights and powerful local-dimming systems paint a gorgeous picture. Chromecast capability is built in, and your remote is an included Android tabletuse it to fling any video to the big screen. Vizio SmartCast P-Series | $1,000

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Vizios high-end set doesnt just do 4K, it does HDR too: Bright backlights and powerful local-dimming systems paint a gorgeous picture. Chromecast capability is built in, and your remote is an included Android tabletuse it to fling any video to the big screen. Vizio SmartCast P-Series | $1,000

27

Sony PlayStation VR

Sonys VR headset has major crossover appeal. Its reasonably priced and has some super-fun launch games. Most important, PS4 owners (and there are tens of millions of those) can just plug it in and start playing. Sony PlayStation VR | $400

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Sonys VR headset has major crossover appeal. Its reasonably priced and has some super-fun launch games. Most important, PS4 owners (and there are tens of millions of those) can just plug it in and start playing. Sony PlayStation VR | $400

28

Google Home

Here to out-gab Amazons Echo is Googles Home, a 5.62-inch-tall speaker with its own AI voice assistant. Home does the simple stuff; play Spotify, tell jokes, help you with that pesto recipe. But its also a Google device, so it can add basil to your grocery list and tell you whats on your calendar.
Google Home | $129

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Here to out-gab Amazons Echo is Googles Home, a 5.62-inch-tall speaker with its own AI voice assistant. Home does the simple stuff; play Spotify, tell jokes, help you with that pesto recipe. But its also a Google device, so it can add basil to your grocery list and tell you whats on your calendar.
Google Home | $129

29

Mi Box

This tiny set-top streamer runs the latest in Android TV, featuring lots of ways to fuel your next all-night binge. With 4K and HDR support, plus casting capabilities and a voice-powered Bluetooth remote, the Mi Box has the future of TV covered. Mi Box 4K Android TV | $69

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This tiny set-top streamer runs the latest in Android TV, featuring lots of ways to fuel your next all-night binge. With 4K and HDR support, plus casting capabilities and a voice-powered Bluetooth remote, the Mi Box has the future of TV covered. Mi Box 4K Android TV | $69

30

Vivobarefoot Primus

Get closer to the pavement and that 5-minute mile youve been chasing with Vivobarefoots ultralight running flat. With unlined mesh uppers and a rubber sole just millimeters thick, this pitiless shoe allows youwell, forces youto strengthen your foot muscles and run in a more natural way. Vivobarefoot Primus | $144

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Get closer to the pavement and that 5-minute mile youve been chasing with Vivobarefoots ultralight running flat. With unlined mesh uppers and a rubber sole just millimeters thick, this pitiless shoe allows youwell, forces youto strengthen your foot muscles and run in a more natural way. Vivobarefoot Primus | $144

31

Wilson Ultra 100

If youre the kind who plays to win, Wilsons Ultra 100 is your racket. This carbon-fiber stick is easy to swing, but it serves up plenty of pop from the baseline as well as crisp control. The 100-square-inch head has a giant sweet spot, and its cushioned in a way that dampens vibrations, so your wrist wont mind hours of practice. Wilson Ultra 100 | $199

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If youre the kind who plays to win, Wilsons Ultra 100 is your racket. This carbon-fiber stick is easy to swing, but it serves up plenty of pop from the baseline as well as crisp control. The 100-square-inch head has a giant sweet spot, and its cushioned in a way that dampens vibrations, so your wrist wont mind hours of practice. Wilson Ultra 100 | $199

32

Phiaton BT 460

Even if your phone does have a headphone jack, these wireless Phiaton cans are worth considering. The bass really bumps, yet the highs still sound impressively sharp. Go ahead and leave your phone in your pocket, because
the touch-sensitive right ear cup lets you pause, skip tracks, and change the volume.
Phiaton BT 460 | $199

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Even if your phone does have a headphone jack, these wireless Phiaton cans are worth considering. The bass really bumps, yet the highs still sound impressively sharp. Go ahead and leave your phone in your pocket, because
the touch-sensitive right ear cup lets you pause, skip tracks, and change the volume.
Phiaton BT 460 | $199

33

Aether Crosby Jacket

The classic Atlantic peacoat gets Californicated by West Coast clothier Aether. The Crosby Jacket matches a thick all-wool shell with a removable PrimaLoft insulated liner, making it impervious to those wicked winds of the north. Gone are the peas chunky buttonszip it up and the flaps magnetic snaps click together to keep you cozy. Aether Crosby Jacket | $825

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The classic Atlantic peacoat gets Californicated by West Coast clothier Aether. The Crosby Jacket matches a thick all-wool shell with a removable PrimaLoft insulated liner, making it impervious to those wicked winds of the north. Gone are the peas chunky buttonszip it up and the flaps magnetic snaps click together to keep you cozy. Aether Crosby Jacket | $825

34

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 1

Yeah, it looks like a Dalek, but the only thing B&Os battery-powered speaker is programmed to exterminate is a bad party vibe. Stream to it wirelessly from your phone and the unique driver near the top spits sublime sound in 360 patio-filling degrees. At the peak of the cone sits a heavy control knob that feels sooo good to twist. Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 1 | $1,495

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Yeah, it looks like a Dalek, but the only thing B&Os battery-powered speaker is programmed to exterminate is a bad party vibe. Stream to it wirelessly from your phone and the unique driver near the top spits sublime sound in 360 patio-filling degrees. At the peak of the cone sits a heavy control knob that feels sooo good to twist. Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 1 | $1,495

35

Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbits latest activity tracker took the advice of Roxette: Its always listening to your heart. It also tracks your workouts, runs, and bike rides, counts your steps, and analyzes your sleep patterns. The Charge will even lead you through relaxation breathing when things get too intense at the office.
Fitbit Charge 2 | $150

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Fitbits latest activity tracker took the advice of Roxette: Its always listening to your heart. It also tracks your workouts, runs, and bike rides, counts your steps, and analyzes your sleep patterns. The Charge will even lead you through relaxation breathing when things get too intense at the office.
Fitbit Charge 2 | $150

36

Woodcut Memory Game

Each of the 26 pairs of cards in this classic memory game is adorned with designs from Woodcut, the book by artist Bryan Nash Gill. His relief prints, made directly from crosscuts of real trees, expose the wonder and mystery hidden within the forests silent giants. Now if somebody could just expose where that other spruce-trunk card is hiding. Woodcut Memory Game | $25

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Each of the 26 pairs of cards in this classic memory game is adorned with designs from Woodcut, the book by artist Bryan Nash Gill. His relief prints, made directly from crosscuts of real trees, expose the wonder and mystery hidden within the forests silent giants. Now if somebody could just expose where that other spruce-trunk card is hiding. Woodcut Memory Game | $25

37

Korg Minilogue

Do you synth? You should synth. Specifically, you should synth with this beautiful, surprisingly affordable analog polysynth from the bleep-bloop masters at Korg. It blends the tactile pleasure of knobs with a wood back and aluminum body. Just remember: Everything in modulation. Korg Minilogue | $500

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Do you synth? You should synth. Specifically, you should synth with this beautiful, surprisingly affordable analog polysynth from the bleep-bloop masters at Korg. It blends the tactile pleasure of knobs with a wood back and aluminum body. Just remember: Everything in modulation. Korg Minilogue | $500

38

Hopsy HomeTap

Pour some cold ones for the late-night crew from this mini keg fridge. The 2-liter growlers inside are filled by participating local breweries and delivered to you. The Krups-made HomeTap keeps the beer fresh for two weeks by locking out the suds-spoiling air. Its like wine in a box, but way more hip.
Hopsy HomeTap | $299

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Pour some cold ones for the late-night crew from this mini keg fridge. The 2-liter growlers inside are filled by participating local breweries and delivered to you. The Krups-made HomeTap keeps the beer fresh for two weeks by locking out the suds-spoiling air. Its like wine in a box, but way more hip.
Hopsy HomeTap | $299

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