Giftspiration – Top 12 Christmas Gift Picks

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Christmas shopping is like Marmite. You love it or you hate it. And these days, with so many options it’s easy to get sucked into the sea of choice, whirled round and spat out the other side with a snow globe and shopping voucher in the hope they’ll love it. The reality is, something a little more personal makes a much better gift.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 12 gifts for your street-savvy special someone to ensure your gift giving is fail-proof and has that personal edge; all of which are sure to receive usage by your gift receiver. From headphones to backpacks and wall maps for girls and guys alike, we’ve got your Christmas gift shopping covered. That’s less stress shopping, more time to kick back with mates and a mulled cider.

1. Marley Uplift Headphones


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Featuring a three button control, mic, wooden detail and roped cord, these are a stylish looking pair of in-ear headphones by Marley. The best bit? Girls and guys alike can rock them so whoever your buying for, if they love sound and a clean look, they’ll love these.

2. Vans Beanie for him, Barts Fur Headband for her

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Him and her headwear is always a good shout for gifting. Not only is it a necessity during the cold winter days ‘n’ nights, but it’ll also top off any look. Faux fur headbands are set to be bang on trend this winter for her, so get your girl up-to-date. And for him?  This Vans beanie in subdued hues will keep him looking stylish well into spring.

3. Z-Flex Z-Bullet Cruiser


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This isn’t any old cruiser. The Z-Bullet has been lovingly handmade to ensure your special someone gets the most out of their skate sessions. Not only is it craftsmanship at it’s best, but the exposed wood detail, laser etched logos and sanded wheel wells means it looks slick too. Smooth ride from street through to park guaranteed.

4. Sandqvist Stig Backpack


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Him, her, urbanite or outdoor adventurer; whatever the gender or personality, you can’t go wrong with the Sandqvist Stig. And, with it’s clean look and classy leather detail it can be styled with any outfit and still look great. Let’s face it, no one likes a clash.

5. Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones


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If your loved one loves sound, they’ll love Skullcandy’s Hesh 2. They’re super stylish with clean black and accent silver logo and rim. Not to mention the fact that they’re wireless meaning none of that awkward tangle in bag straps, anoraks and scarves. This is the future.

6. World Surf Map


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What’s better than a wall map of the world? A wall map of the world with all global surf spots marked on it, that’s what. Wave chasers and surf wanderlusters will love this. Just don’t expect them to hang around until next Christmas.

7. Enjoi Oververt DVD


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Go big or go home! Enjoi smashes it with rad parts from Louie Barletta, Cairo Foster and Jimmy Carlin. All bolstered by an ender from the UK’s very own Ben Raemers. WARNING: Contains uncontrollable amounts of steeze. Whoever you’re buying for, if they’re a skater, they’ll love Oververt.

8. Marley Chant Mini Speaker


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Beside the campfire, chilling on the beach or getting cosy in the mountain chalet, the Marley Chant Mini Speaker is an essential year-rounder making it a highly usable gift. It’s travel size which means it can join on all your adventures, has Bluetooth connection to device, and comes complete with a carabiner clip for easy carrying.

9. Stormrider Guide for him, The Surf Girl Handbook for her

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Stormrider Guide is for the travelling surfer that loves to get away. It’s one of those ‘open the book at any page, put your finger on a spot and go’ type of book. From beginners to advanced, this is brimming with information. It’s basically the The Bible of world surf.

And for her? The Surf Girl Handbook includes over 500 photographs and inspirational sections on fitness, diet, travel, equipment and technique. Basically everything the budding surfer girl needs to know. Whether she goes out for a casual session or shreds like a pro, if she surfs then she’ll love this.

10. Dritek Heavy Duty Hanger


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Everyone loves a gift that rates high on the practicality scale. So, if you’re buying for someone who owns a wetsuit, this heavy duty hanger is bound to receive optimum usage. Because there’s nothing worse that just not having anywhere to hang your dripping wettie.

11. Mizu M8 Bottle


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Hook it on to a carabiner on your backpack or just loop your finger through and carry it freestyle; this water bottle by Mizu comes in a range of colours and is sports cap compatible. So, it’s practical and looks great, meaning it’s got ‘fail-proof gift’ written all over it – well, metaphorically.

12. GoPro Hero 4 Silver


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When it comes to gifts, this is pretty mega. The GoPro Hero 4 features the option to shoot in 4K and night time lapse among those standard features GoPro is infamous for including the ability to strap it anywhere, a wide angle lens and crisp image quality. So, whether they’ll be catching some sweet shred on the mountain, surfing the inside of a barrel or taking to the streets for a skate, get them something which’ll capture those unique action shots. And an Instagram account to swoon over.


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