Can’t figure out what to buy your nearest and dearest this Christmas? We understand that shopping at this time of year can be challenging, so we’ve had a hunt through our extensive range for our 10 favourite gifts/deals that we think should set you right this year. We feel as though this is a pretty great selection for all tastes and budgets.
1. The Travel Wallet by Bellroy – $119.95
One of our personal favourites, the Travel Wallet from Bellroy is also one of our best selling items on the store at the moment. Designed to keep you organised while on the road, the slim Travel Wallet has a designated passport sleeve, then your tickets & boarding passes fold into their own compartment without creasing. This enables you to keep all your travel documents close and secure in your pocket including your passport, cards, ticket and even a pen!
2. The Red Heritage Laptop Backpack by Herschel – $49.95
The Heritage in red is a classic Herschel backpack at a special Christmas price. The Heritage has the same great shape and feel of the entry level Herschel Classic daypack, with the addition of a laptop compartment, a synthetic leather bottom and detailing. Made with a slightly slimmer and longer cut than your run of the mill daypack, the Heritage is built to fit your silhouette. The main compartment is open and spacious enough to stash your uni books and a jumper. This makes a great school/work/uni bag. We know from experience!
3. The Norma Women’s Designer Purse by Status Anxiety – $59.00
Featuring snappy magnet close functionality, a separate iPhone area, 4 card slots (with enough space for 12 cards), and banknote/receipt space – Norma has it all going on. Made from full grain, luxuriously soft matt finish leather and features purposefully worn, anti-silver hardware detailing. Norma comes packaged in a Status Anxiety material dust bag, making it a great Christmas gift.
4. The Syncro iPhone Wallet by Dosh – $69.95
The brand new Dosh Syncro Wallet is a compact and innovative way to carry all your essentials at once. Holding true to the Dosh philosophy of streamlined construction to keep your pockets super light, the wallet is designed to hold an iPhone 5 or 5s, your cash and up to 6 credit cards all in the one device. These have been flying out the door since they were released in late November 2013 and we can see why.
5. The Slider – Black Soft Touch by Incase – $26.95
The original and the best, the famous Incase Slider Case offers sleek, dependable protection that’s been customised for the iPhone 5 and 5s. The two piece hardshell design provides complete coverage for all critical corners and edges, while still allowing clear access to all buttons and ports. The removable bottom slips off for easy charging with all brands of docks and cables. An internal guardrail adds shock absorption as well as a secure fit. If you’re looking for the best case for the current iPhone, you found it.
6. The Jackson Laptop Brief by Knomo -$279.95
You’re going to make somebody very happy this Christmas if you give them the Jackson. This practical and spacious full-leather briefcase holds up to a 15″ laptop within its quilted laptop protection pouch. Folders and files fit easily inside, and interchangeable pockets can hold your iPhone, notebook, keys etc. An external back pocket is handy for your newspaper or book, while the zip-through section on the back wall means it can slip easily over your trolley handle. Under the front flap lie 2 smaller pouches: one with organiser pockets within on the left, and a zipped pouch on the right. A must for stylish executives.
7. The Medium Base Camp Duffle by The North Face – $159.95
An oldie but a goodie, the Base Camp duffle series by The North Face are super popular, bomb-proof duffle bags, perfect for travel. Not your average duffle bag, the Base Camp is made from a super durable eco-friendly laminate material. Amply resilient to be roughed around in-flight, or to be transported up a mountain via a yak, this is one burly duffle bag. Grab the medium if are going away for up to about a week as it’s the most practical size, otherwise it also comes in 4 other sizes depending on your carry needs. (HINT: the Extra Small sized Base Camp duffle makes a brilliant gym bag!)
8. The Bravo Expandable Laptop Backpack by Chrome – $199.95
The Bravo is one of the most versatile backpacks made by Chrome. They’ve designed it to be a compact laptop backpack that can also make the weekly grocery run or carry a wheel set to a bike race. They’ve placed the padded laptop sleeve on the outside of the bag so it’s easily accessible. The pocketless welded-waterproof main compartment holds 2-3 stacked 6-packs of beer (because what else do you need to carry right?) and has a Cordura® and rip-stop, nylon gusset that extends to secure larger loads. When not needed, it tucks out of the way inside the bag. The Bravo’s exterior cross-compression strap system can be used to secure a wheel set, helmet, and wet gear. It’s the Swiss Army Knife of backpacks, oh, and it’s waterproof.
9. The Note Sleeve Wallet by Bellroy – $89.95
Another Rushfaster staff favourite, the Bellroy Note Sleeve is a full featured wallet with quick access for your frequent cards, longer term storage with pull tab access and a full size bill section with coin pocket integration. You can take our word for it that this is the best mens wallet on the market at the moment, or you can check out this comprehensive customer review and unboxing photos of the Note Sleeve and make your mind up for yourself.
10. The Pocket Classic Hardcover Notebook by Moleskine – $22.95
Nothing beats a classic. This reliable travel companion, perfect for writings, thoughts and passing notes, has a cardboard bound cover with rounded corners, acid free paper, a bookmark, an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history. Highly sought after by creative professionals and lovers of writing.
See the full 2013 Rushfaster Christmas Gift Guide.