LIFESTYLEgift guide 2013
Lightwieght aviation has been waiting for the Parajet SkyRunner, a hybrid all-terrain buggy and flying machine. Certainly one for the daredevil in your life, the SkyRunner is "aimed at those who seek the ultimate recreational experience."
FOR HIMPrice: $690
Payne Mason Platinum Membership
The Payne Mason Cigar Club is an ideal gift for any aficionado. The Platinum Membership requires a six month commitment at $115 p/mo and includes a 12-cigar sampler monthly, plus a 20% discount on Payne Mason products.
FOR HIMPrice: $195
Prabal Gurung x M'O Spine Print Deck
Designer Prabal Gurung and shop Moda Operandi teamed up for the ultimate in skater gear this year. This exclusive spine print deck features abstract flowers, bones and floral print in a vivid blue, black and white color palette for the fashionable skateboarder.
FOR HIMPrice: $199 per month
Taster's Club Scotch Pro
Want to become a whiskey aficionado? Taster's Club offer a Whiskey of the Month delivered right to your door from distilleries all over the world. Each month you receive a 750ml bottle complete with an informational packet on its flavor, history and region.
FOR ALLPrice: Price Upon Request
TechnoGym Run Personal VISIOWEB
Exercising is much easier to do at home when you're entertained, which is why this Run Person VISIOWEB treadmill is so great. Not only will it meet all of your fitness needs, it also has a 19-inch attached screen that works as an integrated television with internet access.
FOR ALLPrice: £3,951
Garden Games, with its enormous English willow wicker basket and bridle leather straps comes complete with 15 classic garden games as played at grand country estates. It includes croquet, skittles, boules, badminton, volleyball, quoits and more
FOR HIMPrice: $135,000
The ICON A5 boasts the ability to land nearly anywhere, from grassy plains to rivers and lagoons. With the ability to cruise through water, as well as air, the amphibious aircraft features a Seawings design that promises to be safe and easily handled.
FOR HERPrice: $395
Da Vinci Body Board
Designed to combine strength and cardio into one workout, the Da Vinci Body Board is meant for shorter exercise times to build long lean muscles. There's a different routine for each day, and the board is meant to work for any fitness ability.
FOR HIMPrice: $1,150.00
Tiroupointe by Hermés
For a luxurious game of pétanque, the Hermès Tiroupointe offers a set of three hand-polished carbon steel balls. Originally created for a 2003 gaming event in Marseille, the set features hand-stitched natural cowhide and the golden Hermès logo.
FOR HIMPrice: $200 + $70 p/car
Anki Drive takes remote controlled cars into the future. Using artificial intelligence, the cars speed around a programmed track, learning the driver's tactics with every race and gaining the ability to make decisions and drive itself.
FOR HIMPrice: $2,399
Trikke EV 48v
The Trikke EV 48v is what you want when you're tired of your bicycles, skateboards, and scooters. This electric Trikke is equipped with a long range battery that will have you speeding along at 16mph and give you up to 24 miles on a single charge. There's even a 350 watt motor for when you need to get up steep hills. It may look hefty, but it's actually pretty light at 37 to 46 pounds.
FOR ALLPrice: $150,000
The Falconry Companion
The Falconry Companion includes a 20-karat gold-plated perch, hand-carved stands, a leather perch scale, hand-sewn gloves, an anklet, and falcon hoods designed by the world's preeminent hood maker Ken Hooke.
FOR ALLPrice: € 8,300
Carbon Fiber Ciclotte
Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models combine function and esthetic to create something sleek and subtle, sure to fit in any room of the house.
FOR HIMPrice: £13,350
Teckell Angolo Foosball Table
As long as you class it up, foosball doesn't have to stay in the college dorm. Teckell's Angolo table has sleek legs made from walnut wood and a crystal clear design that shows the little soccer players from any angle.
FOR HIMPrice: $178
East Dane Cocktail Travel Case
The Cocktail Travel Case from East Dane Gifts is a portable cocktail bar for two, made with faux leather. Designed to carry two bottles, a shaker, martini glasses, and various tools, this would be a great gift for any mixologist on the go.
FOR ALLPrice: $149
Garmin Head-Up Display
the HUD display includes turn indicators, distance to your next turn, the speed your going and the speed you should be going, and your estimated arrival time to will make your 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO feel like one of the newest luxury models without having to sacrifice its cool retro appeal.
FOR HERPrice: $119 per month
Wine Battles - Cellar Builder
If there's one thing wine connoisseurs love doing - aside from tastings - it's talking about wine with like-minded folk. Wine Battles takes the casual chat one step further and offers the first tournament-style wine game where you can drink, socialize, rate and learn about all different kinds of wine.
FOR ALLPrice: $250,000
Sure, they can be customized in several ways, from an armored or emergency capsule to a party or taxi capsule, but I just want one to play with. Having initially been conceived back in 2009, the pod-like design now is sleek and fun, offering the public a new way to speed across the water.
FOR HIMPrice: Pricing Upon Request
The Wider 42' yacht may remind some of a transformer, only it's way cooler because it's real (sorry, kids). Developed on an idea by Wider President Tilli Antonelli, and interpreted by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, this day cruiser is versatile with a very open design scheme - so open that the sides extend out in case you want to have a dance party on deck.
FOR ALLPrice: $9,946
The 946 flaunts a design that hearkens back to the very first Vespa prototype from 1946, the MP6 - most notably with the art deco-inspired rear side panels.