End Of Days Essentials / Holiday Gift Guide 2012
/ Matt 12.05.2012
It’s that time of year again; deck the halls, sip some egg nog, shop your brains out for those closest to you. Here is a collection of all the stuff we don’t necessarily need, but really want this holiday season. Some of these fancy essentials just may even save your life in case the Mayans were right. Might as well go out in style!
GoPro Hero 3
At the top of the list is definitely the new and improved GoPro HD Hero 3. What more amazing technology can they cram into this little waterproof box?
Best Made Co – Famous Red Wool Blanket
A winter staple. Who doesn’t need a nice cozy blanket to snuggle up with on a cold, hungover winter afternoon? Or to keep in the trunk for special occasions…
Juniper Ridge – Trail Crew Soaps
A perfect stocking stuffer. These soaps look and smell awesome and are made from only all natural ingredients. 10% of all profits are donated to defending our western wilderness, so you can feel extra good while yodelling in your outdoor shower.
Indoek Wax Kit – Nogal
We may have one (or 2) lying around, but you don’t. Get one for the surfer with discriminating taste in your life. This beautiful surf wax kit was made in collaboration with our friend, Todd St. John and is made from fallen Nicaraguan Nogal hardwood – which is as fancy and durable as it sounds.
Watershed Dry Bags
These heavy duty dry bags are the real deal. If you are a real waterman, you need one. Perfect for your next surf trip or just out on hike, beach or boat day.
CI Dane Reynolds Gear
New leash and traction to go with your brand new Dumpster Diver or Neckbeard you Dane enthusiast you. The lightwright comp leash comes in a few snazzy colorways and the PPR traction pad will offset your naughty thoughts about surfing’s impact on the environment, since it is made from post production recycled materials.
The snuggie for hipsters. Perfect for every urban lumberjack on your list – this thing is the best! Wearing your sleeping bag is the greatest camping innovation since smores. Now available in blue and green colorways.
Patagonia R4 Front-Zip Hooded Fullsuit
We all look forward to winter-time when the crowds leave our local beaches and lineups, and we get to have empty(ish) waves to ourselves. Unfortunately, those uncrowded lineups are cold as shit! Why bother with any other winter wetsuits if you wanna stay warm. Patagonia makes the highest quality wetsuit on the market and the warmest in the world.
Sunday Afternoon Scarves
Speaking of urban lumberjacks. It’s chilly outside this time of year, that goes for everyone in this hemisphere — even SoCal hipsters. Dress yer neck with a stylish scarf and stay warm.
As seen with our wax kit, we are suckers for good wood here at Indoek. Thus we love everything Shwood stands for and the stellar products they make, our favorite of which being the Canby.
Scout Single Blade Lock
Everyone needs a good knife. Period. Stuff a stocking good n proper with this one.
Native Cast Planters
If your in need of sprucing up your home, porch, deck, or yard, Native Cast has you covered. All the elegant designs are crafted with love and care in coastal Delaware from all-natural materials and their own green concrete mix.
The perfect long read for all of your holiday travels, it’s actually more like a book than a magazine. There are no ads, just great stories and profiles on some great urban surf culture influencers.
Aloha Sunday Wallet
We can never get enough of handcrafted leather goods like these beautiful wallets from San Diego surf shop, Aloha Sunday made by Chester Mox. Get one to replace your blown out butt burner that got emptied out this holiday season.
Best Made Co Playing Cards
Speaking of breaking your wallet. Here is a great staple gift that is beautifully designed and will not break the bank. Perfect for stocking stuffers, these playing cards by our friends at Best Made are only $8.
Instead of just framing your photos, another rad, unique gift idea for this season is to get them printed on wood. Plak That allows you to do just that. Perfect for that barrel shot of you eating it at chopes to give to mom!
Patagonia Slingshot Down Vest
Nothing like a good down vest to keep ya cozy whilst doing outdoor work in the winter months. This one is our favorite, a nice throwback design from Patagonia.
Debuting as part of the Holiday ’12 collection, the Benno Winter Flannel from Norse Projects is officially our new anti-flannel flannel. The Gustav wool crew sweat is also looking like one dang comfy sweatshirt.
Topo Designs Packs
Our favorite backpacks this year go to Colorado outdoor design company, Topo. The Klettersack and Daypack are both beautiful and functional in their construction.
Ursa Major – Big Kahuna Gift Set
Speaking of Topo, this little collab with Ursa Major mens products is perfect for the fancy lad on your list. Kit includes Fantastic Face Wash, Stellar Shave Cream, 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic, Fortifying Face Balm and even comes in a gift box good to go.
If you are truly into the whole “retro / vintage” surf aesthetic, then you will love all of M.Nii’s stuff. It is authentic 50s surf inspired clothing that is simple and true in aesthetic. Our faves in the collection are all the tees and long sleeve crew sweats, but they also have some funkier rad vintage Hawaiian inspired threads that’ll get you ready for your next tiki partay.
Fuji’s The X-Pro1 camera system combines outstanding image quality and functionality in a compact retro body. The stylish camera boasts a hybrid opitcal/electronic viewfinder and a variety of prime interchangeable lens options.
Everyone loves a good tshirt. Ours are made made from the finest organic cottons in the land. Treat yoself!