Christmas Gift Guide
With retail stores putting out the Christmas trees and decorations for sale in October (!), we are getting in early this year with our Christmas Gift Guide. Be prepared and organised with your Christmas shopping to minimise any possible freight-related delays and disappointment.
Our freight partners have all brought forward their Christmas cut off dates for delivery and we are still seeing COVID-related disruption from our brand partners meaning some items may be in limited supply as 2020 comes to an end.
With that out of the way, here are some of our picks for the silly season. We have focused on practical products that are both stylish and useful, especially as people continue to work from home.
1. Elevation Lab Anchor and Anchor Pro – headphone hanger ($18.95 / $28.95)
2. Nomad Rugged Lightning Cable, 3 metres ($49.95)
Like to lie on the couch but the power point is located out of arms reach? The Nomad Rugged Lightning cable is 3 metres in length, allowing the recipient to stay powered up when reading the latest e-book, exploring nations in Genshin Impact or watching YouTube.
With braided nylon and extra thick gauge wire, the Rugged Cable is designed to last and look so much better than a standard white charging cable. Available here or in a shorter 1.5m iteration here.
3. Woodcessories AirCase for Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro ($44.95)
Getting a set of AirPods or AirPods Pro for Christmas? Protect them and carry them in style with an AirCase necklace case. Made from genuine leather, the AirCase includes an adjustable necklace strap, keeping the AirPods safe and your hands free whether outside on a walk or at home grinding through some housework or gardening in the backyard.
The AirCase is available in traditional black or rose, complemented with robust metal buckles and buttons. The full grain leather is tanned using an eco-friendly process. Available here.
1. Woodcessories EcoDock for iPhone ($99.95)
The EcoDock is a stylish, sustainably produced stand and docking station for iPhone. Available in either real oak or walnut hardwood, the EcoDock will blend into any home décor. With Woodcessories’ focus on environmentally friendly practices, the EcoDock is packaged in recyclable cardboard. Simply thread through the lightning charging cable supplied with the iPhone and connect to a charger and it is all set to use.
The EcoDock is compatible with all iPhones (even with a thin case fitted) and other small lightning devices such as the iPod and AirPods. Available in walnut wood here and oak wood here.
2. Twelve South BookBook for iPhone ($79.95 / $89.95)
The Twelve South BookBook for iPhone is a genuine leather wallet case. With a classic vintage style design, it is one of the signature products designed by Twelve South.
There are multiple pockets to hold cards, ID and cash. The BookBook keeps the iPhone protected at all times, but just as easily folds open to convert to a hands-free viewing stand - perfect for FaceTime calls during the festive season or binge watching Netflix.
Try and Byte have the full range of BookBook cases from iPhone 6s Plus all the way to the latest iPhone 12 models. Available here.
3. Rain Design mStand and mStand 360 ($79.95 / $89.95)
Planning on continuing to WFH in 2021? The Rain Design mStand laptop stand complements any WFH setup.
With a silver or space grey anodized finish, the mStand is designed to match perfectly with the Apple MacBook but is equally suitable for most other laptops. It is made with aluminium, which acts like a heat sink and keeps your machine cool.
The front lip and four circular grips hold your laptop in place, whilst the cable cut-out at the rear of the stand is designed to keep the desktop uncluttered. A neat little design touch is the notch on the front lip making opening the laptop screen much easier.
Any lucky recipient of the mStand will be benefiting from a much more ergonomically friendly setup. Available here.
1. Nomad Rugged Folio for iPad Pro 12.9 and 11 ($279.95 / $239.95)
Complement the top of the range Apple iPad with a luxurious premium leather folio case by Nomad. The rugged folio combines sleek design with sturdy protection, with the raised bumper protecting the iPad from bumps and scratches.
Nomad uses genuine leather in the production of the rugged folio. The leather is sourced from the Horween Leather Co of Chicago (which was founded in 1905!). Over time, the leather is designed to develop a rich patina, adding a unique character to the case. Available here.
2. CalDigit Tuff Nano 512GB USB-C SSD storage device ($289.95)
Have a pro photographer or budding filmmaker in the house? The CalDigit Tuff Nano is a pocket sized USB-C storage device with lightning fast read and write speeds. At around half the size of an iPhone, the Tuff Nano is a handy solution for those requiring super fast storage at home and on the go.
The Tuff Nano is the perfect device to back up or transfer RAW files and 4K footage. With domestic travel back on the cards for most states, bring along the Tuff Nano to back up all those travel memories. Available here.
3. Belkin BoostCharge 3-in-1 Wireless Charger ($199.95)
Apple fans are catered for with Belkin’s BoostCharge desktop charger. Charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods all on the one elegant desktop charging dock. The BoostCharge is suitable for all wireless charging enabled iPhones (and other Qi compatible devices).
The stylish charging dock is perfect in the home office, bedside table or nightstand and is available in solid white or black. Available here.