Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition

By Ethan Thorpe

If you are like most people you haven’t given the holidays much thought. Granted the reminders have been in the stores since before Halloween, pumpkin carving kits right next to Christmas tree ornaments. Although it may not feel like it, but the holiday season is upon us and I’m guessing you have no clue what to get those certain special people in your life? The Standard Magazine Holiday Gift Guide will perhaps give you some ideas with unique and fun items. You will find gifts from the extravagant to the more modest to give; and if you are nice or even naughty there is something for you. So never fear my fellow procrastinators we are here to help.

1. DroneXPro

This drone is one of the greatest inventions from 2019

The DroneX Pro is a tiny drone with an HD camera that lets you take breathtaking photos and videos. It’s foldable, lightweight and easy to carry. For the first time, ordinary people can capture crazy selfies and shots that were previously only possible with professional equipment.

2. Mission Farms Pure CBD Soak

CBD is the best wellness hack of the year, and a CBD bath soak won’t disappoint.

3. Mariebelle Chocolate Ganache Box

Who knew a box of chocolates could be this pretty?

4. Dodow

Built by insomniacs, Dodow doesn’t just help you fall asleep once: It actually retrains your brain to fall asleep on its own — and with ZERO side effects. That’s why it’s called a sleep “solution!” So if you or someone in your life is one of the millions of people suffering from some type of sleep issue, you need Dodow now.

5. Naughty & Nice Wine Bundle

Stress wreaks havoc on the weeks leading up to Christmas. Help your partner unwind with 24 nights of wine (or 12 nights, or four nights, depending on just how stressed they are) curated specially for the holidays by Vinebox.

6. Stir It Up Turntable House of Marley

Sure, you could make a playlist. But it’s just not the same when you’re no longer 16 years old. This stylish turntable is the adult upgrade, and it’s made with responsibly sourced bamboo, which they’ll appreciate.

7. Sun Basket Food Subscription

If you’re going paleo together, there’s a Sun Basket meal plan for that. Same if you’re sticking to low-carb or vegetarian or any other special food plan. Simply sign them up for a subscription and cook each meal that arrives together, whenever you can.

8. Calvisius Lingotto Caviar

Caviar eggs smooshed into a bar, begging to be sliced off and eaten on crackers. In other words, luxury.

9. Tupelo Honey Gold Reserve

For the food-inclined, a fancy bottle of honey tastes great—and looks special on the counter. Savannah Bee Company.

10. Waytap Beer Dispenser

 Does he really need an at-home draft beer? Probably not. But it sounds nice, doesn’t it? That’s why this is such a great gift. Fizzics

11. MasterClass All-Access Pass

They may know luxury. But how about photography? Or cooking? Or the art of storytelling? With a MasterClass yearlong class, they can learn it all from Annie Leibovitz, Gordon Ramsay, and Neil Gaiman, respectively–and anything else his heart desires. Knowledge is power, after all.

12. Piano & A Microphone 1983 (Deluxe Edition)

Prince left behind a massive collection—a literal vault—filled with unreleased songs and recordings. The first collection of those recordings released is Piano & A Microphone 1983, a selection of work recorded during his iconic Purple Rain era. This box set is essential not only for Prince lovers, but for any music lover in general.

13. Muama Translator

This device lets you speak 43 languages at the touch of a button

The Muama translator is the ideal device for all holidaymakers, business travellers and employees who frequently encounter language barriers. Difficulties caused by language barriers will soon be a thing of the past!

With just a few button clicks, language can be translated into over 43 languages in real time. The ultimate gadget for every traveller.

14. Photostick Mobile

#1 Method to save your iPhone and Android photos

Like Photostick, Photostick Mobile can also be used to easily back up all your images and videos from your smartphone. At the touch of a button, Photostick Mobile finds, organizes and backs up all your photos from your mobile device so you never lose your important memories again.

15.Tiki Tunes

The Coolest Wireless Speaker Ever Made! It’s made from the highest quality materials, packs an impressive sound and is a great conversation piece that’s sure to have your friends say “Wow! Where did you get that?!” It plays for at least 6 hours and works with Apple and Android devices.

16. Blooming Tea Flowers & Tea Pot Set

These blooming tea flowers turn tea time into a mesmerizing ritual. The blossoms open slowly inside the glass pot, and they’re infused with Chinese tea that delivers delicious fragrance and flavor. Each flower is good for about three infusions. This set includes a beautiful glass teapot with a wire filter plus eight beautifully wrapped blooming teas.

17. Connected Friendship Lamps

Want to stay in touch? Tap a connected touch lamp, and the Wi-Fi-connected lamp of a friend, family member—or an entire network of your favorite people—will light up in your special color. (There are over 200 to pick from, so pretty much everyone can have a special color.) It’s a simple but meaningful way to check in, say hello, and keep relationships strong.

18. Wish Beads Intention Bracelet

Tuck your wish or intention inside this beaded bracelet to carry it with you.

The perfect moment to make a wish doesn’t have to rely on chance. Hidden within this bracelet’s clasp is a secret compartment to stash your personal wish – whether it’s a daily intention, a meaningful reminder, or exactly what you’ve been wishing for.

19. Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses

Bose’s Frames combine Bluetooth headphones with sunglasses, so he can block out the sun while listening to his music, wire-free through mini speakers. That’s a seriously interesting tech gift.

20. Tom of Finland Vodka

Tom of Finland Vodka celebrates the life and art of Touko Laaksonen, the world-famous artist known as Tom of Finland. He was the original, the pioneer who 50 years ago single-handedly dreamed and drew what the gay culture is today. Tom of Finland Vodka is artistically crafted in Finland from the finest wheat, rye and the purest arctic water. It is 100% organic and contains no sugar.

21. Polaroid Photo Printer

Polaroid’s printer is the best gift for anyone who prefers their photos tangible, not trapped behind a phone screen.

22. Solar Powered Charger A solar power bank that does more than power you up—it provides opportunity for those without power in the world. The design harnesses the sun to fuel your phone, camera, e-reader, or any USB-powered device—or provides up to 150 hours of light. Its weather- and UV-resistant design is great for camping, festivals and more.