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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Fast Shipping

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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Fast Shipping

Last-minute ideas for those panicking about presents

by CH Editors
on 21 December 2017

Each year the holidays sneak up and oftentimes you have just a few days to buy gifts for someone—or everyone. Thankfully many online retailers offer two-day or overnight shipping. It might come at an additional cost, but that's the price for being busy or a little disorganized. If you're in the midst of a present panic, take a look at our Fast Shipping Gift Guide and act now, or as quickly as possible. For other (less last-minute) present ideas, browse our full BUY section.

MW60 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Master & Dynamic's flagship MW60 wireless over-ear headphones ($549) are now available in a few new colorways for their 2017 holiday capsule collection, including olive green, camouflage, and black on black leather. As expected, the high-quality headphones still deliver impeccable sound drawn in part from patent pending stainless steel componentry. The new styles, though, make clear reference to the brand's home city: NYC.

Suede Sneakers

British luxury brand Dunhill has entered the footwear market and their first offerings, made in Italy, happen to be quite chic but casual. Our favorite, these navy blue suede sneakers ($495), carry many comfort-driven functional features, including a padded tongue and shock-absorbent sole. From the rounded toe to clean lines, it's a minimal silhouette that will pair well with many looks.

Apple TV 4K

As just about everyone knows, Apple TV helped reinvent the way people consume serialized content, letting go of traditional TV programming and allowing them to opt in to Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu and now Amazon Prime. With the Apple TV 4K ($179) it can now deliver HD and 4K HDR streaming. It's also much faster thanks to an A10X Fusion chip. Now is definitely a good time to upgrade, or introduce others to the wonders of an Apple TV.

Greenwich Black Watch

It all comes down to the details with Washington Square Watches' Greenwich Black ($155), a 38mm square wristwatch in all black stainless steel with a coppery rose gold-like seconds subdial and indices. Still in the minimal design category, this watch distances itself from competitors thanks to various unexpected finishes. Further, there's a Japanese quartz movement inside and a Made in the USA genuine leather, that's customizable with a set of initials for free.

Storm Trooper Phone Case

HEX's Star Wars collection of phone cases are an elevated, sophisticated take on movie-themed covers. With options including Boba Fett, Darth Vader and more, our pick is the all-white Storm Trooper version ($50). Available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, each design comes as either a snap case or wallet-style.

Saana Jacket

With a removable lamb shearling collar, The Arrivals' Saana Jacket ($395) is a modular, aviation-inspired bomber that—despite being intended for women—can be worn by people of all genders. Made from eco-friendly PrimaLoft insulation, it's super-warm and is available in sizes XS through XL.

Tech Travel Kit

For such a slender organizer, there are compartments aplenty in Grayers and Baxter of California's collaborative travel kit ($85). First, there's a pocket big enough for an iPad. Then, there are a series of utility pockets ranging in size. Elastic holders and leather snap-loops lock down headphones and wires. This is a handsome accessory for essentials and more.

Penguin Shaped Cocktail Shaker

With an 18-ounce capacity, Harold Import Company's Penguin Shaped Cocktail Shaker ($34) makes for a whimsical, arguably elegant way to mix a drink. Drinks aren't supposed to be boring, so bar tools shouldn't either and this stainless steel shaker does everything one needs it to and more.

Echo Show

An upgrade to smart-home assistance, the Amazon Echo Show ($150) offers innumerable functions. With eight microphones, the Echo Show can hear requests through Spotify streams and background noise. Users can play Amazon video content, get visual news updates, weather forecasts and more on the crisp screen. For those who want to reduce their interaction with Alexa, it's as easy as turning off the mic and camera with one button. As the system gets forever smarter, the Echo Show can do more than book reservations at restaurants and allow you to respond to texts and make calls. The device can be synced to lights and TVs, thermostats and cameras, and more—truly uniting the home.

FREEZE Cooling Pint Glasses (Set of Two)

With Host's FREEZE Cooling Pint Glasses ($29), all one needs to do is pop them into the freezer for at least two hours before filling up with beer. This guarantees that the liquid stays at the ideal 43 to 53 degrees Fahrenheit. It's all thanks to a proprietary cooling gel, but that matters less than the fact it just works. Also, the pint glasses don't work only on beer—pour in any preferred beverage.

Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket

It's all about the details in Flint and Tinder's Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket ($220)—and it begins with waxed and weather-resistant Martexin seven-ounce sailcloth from New Jersey. Perhaps unexpectedly, it's soft and comfy thanks to 100% cotton flannel lining in the sleeves and body. Altogether, it's cut, sewn and finished in Los Angeles. And with these materials, you can expect this piece to get better with age.

Typhoon H Hexacopter

The benefit of six rotors on a drone happens to be flight stabilization if one of the six fails. It's a nice touch to the incredibly versatile Typhoon H Hexacopter ($700), which features a CGO3+ 4K camera affixed to a 360-degree gimbal mount. There are a bunch of flight modes here, and a powerful transmitter so that none of the experience is lost during the 25-minute flights.

Images courtesy of respective brands

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