2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories
Sport a classy bottle-opener watch (seriously), new winter kicks, and a tie that looks stylish and sops up Hi-C from your keyboard.
By Deren Gilly
The Ish ($150)
When time isn’t of the essence, The Ish by Happy Hour Timepieces is essential. Ish’s approximate time-telling concept would even impress time enthusiast Stephen Hawking, with brushed or black stainless steel frames and a 42mm face only a mother could love. The Ish’s mug is made of frosty mineral crystal with a window peering into its soul, reading five o’clock — for those as invested in happy hour as we are. The calfskin strap is offered in three different colors while the buckle can help crack open a bottle of your favorite winter brew.
Crumpler Aso Outpost ($175)
Whether you’re racing the clock on foot, bike, or jetpack, the Aso Outpost’s seven storage zones and weather resistant design will keep your stuff safe. Well, unless your jetpack explodes; then you — and your stuff — are totally screwed. The bag’s solid, durable construction also features a 25-liter main compartment, and the panel that goes against your back has a lockable, padded sleeve to house your laptop.
Senz Windproof Umbrella ($50)
With the Senz Windproof Umbrella — an umbrella crafted with the principles of aerodynamics that enable it to withstand wind speeds of up to 100km/h — you can give rain, snow, and sleet the middle finger (although we’d caution against exposing your fingers in the cold). Other highlights include UV protection and eyesaver end tips. Color options include black, blue, and red.