We know that many of you are just like us here at AmongMen – behind on your holiday shopping list. The workload and holiday parties have taken up much of your time (and energy), as such you are left with a list as long as your arm of gifts you still need to buy. Correction, a list of friends and families members who need to be gifted but without any ideas of what to gift them. Fear not, we have a list of great last minute gifts that will make anyone (and everyone) on your list happy.
THE FITNESS GURU
The Peloton Bike is the latest fitness trend to hit Canada. Having one of these bikes is akin to having your own private spin class at home – own your own high tech bike that is connected to some of the best spin classes around the world (from $2950). FitBit Charge 3 is the latest from Fitbit and is chock full of all the personal fitness tracking you have come to expect from the brand. But this time it’s slimmer and lasts longer on a single charge. Plus, it’s now Swimproof (from $199.95 ). Upgrade their training shoes with the Nike Metcon 4. This is the perfect training shoe and is fully customizable ($200). Or how about some Fitness Dice by Strength Stack 52? These dice make it possible to ditch the equipment and conquer bodyweight exercises, no matter where you are ($49.97).
Rado Watch True Thinline is a beauty when it comes to design. The latest from this Swiss watch company is one of the thinnest watches we’ve ever seen. Made from the brands signature high tech ceramic, it will please any design lover (from $2450 CAD). Grand Diamond Gold from Martone Cycling Co might just be ‘the’ designer bike if there ever was one. These beautifully and well made city bikes now come in all over gold. That’s one slick commuter bike (from $895). In The Eye, by Nathan Williams, we meet fashion designers like Claire Waight Keller and Thom Browne. Editorial directors like Fabien Baron and Marie-Amélie Sauvé. Tastemakers like Grace Coddington and Linda Rodin. Now who doesn’t want to meet those people? ($65) This just might be the strangest yet coolest piggy bank ever. The Reality Pig Bank in the form of a Pig was created by artist Harry Allen who created the bank through casting of a real pig. Available in a variety of finishes and able to hold up to $10,000 in bills, who could say no? ($325 available from The Drake General Store). Tech meets design in the latest from Fujifilm. Their X-AG Mirrorless Camera features all the bells and whistle you would expect from this new smart generation of mirrorless cameras but with a sweet retro styling (from $649).
FOOD | HOME GOURMET
Chef approved All-Clad Pots and Pants are sure to please any at home cook or chef. All-Clad is known for their high quality Copper Core Stainless Steel Cookware; these sets the standard for the perfect equipped home kitchen (from $140). Every person we know that has a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in their house pledges utmost allegiance to this small, yet mighty, appliance. For their 100 anniversary they have launched their classic 5qt Artisan Mixer in a limited edition Misty Blue (from $399). Every foodie and home chef loves to leaf through the latest cookbooks, so pick them up Matty Mattheson: A Cookbook. Matty Matheson, star of Viceland’s It’s Suppertime and Dead Set On Life, reveals his favorite recipes and stories in a cookbook that his devoted fans have been waiting for ($25). A Victorinox Swiss Army Chef’s Knife will keep anyone happy while chopping, dicing and mincing. This razor sharp knife features a rosewood handle, making it sharp on style not just slicing ($79).
Barware has come a long way in the past few years. Gone are the days of plain of silver shakers, so opt for a slick Gold Cocktail Shaker from HomeSense. And then help them fill out their home bar with some great homemade syrups, like Honey Sour Syrup, via 3/4 oz ($25). Or upgrade their cart with some Drake Metallic Double Old Fashioned Glasses via CB2 ($17.95). And every home bartender needs the definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world via Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails ($46). Wait no space for an at home bar? Make your boozy friends happy while they are on the go with the Travel Cocktail Kit by Stephen Kenn. Complete with recipes and all the tools you need for mixing a great cocktail ($295)
Nintendo Switch is the latest gaming console from the coming with cutting edge technically. It works well as an at home gaming device but also can switch into a gaming device on the go ($379.95). KOBO Forma is every book lovers tech dream. The device, known for storing thousands of books at once, has been upgraded to make it larger (and easier to read) yet lighter and more durable. It’s even waterproof – so a book lover can read in the tub ($299). Amazon Echo Plus 2nd Gen is the latest upgrade of the system and features a built in smart hub to link up to all your other smart home devices. Of course it still plays great music and tells you jokes. Thanks Alexa! ($159.99) If you have a TV lover on your list, opt for the latest TCL 4K Ultra HD Smart LED Television. This newcomer to the TV tech market has been making waves for their high quality 4K Ultra HD smart televisions at very competitive pricing. You can snag 55″ for only $849.99. Apple Watch 4 comes along with a variety of improvements, like enhanced fitness and health tracking, walkie-talkie mode, and more. It features a larger display and a sleeker design than previous incarnations (from $519).