Many of the items in our gift guide are downright revolutionary, but that’s not always what you or your gift recipients need. Occasionally, there’s nothing better than taking an essential item and sprucing it up. Our collection of revamped gifts adds head-turning style and fresh functionality to every day items – the LSTN Troubadors are a prime example of what we’re talking about. Show them what they’ve been missing out on with these upgrades that will refresh their relationship with their tech.
If your friend’s backpack is an old beater than makes them look like a turtle when they travel around town, show them how much better good design looks and feels with the Rhine flat backpack. Despite its thin profile that flattens against your back, this light-weight pack can carry a computer and the wide variety of paraphernalia that come with it.
If your friend is a budding iPad artist, their efforts may feel very ephemeral at times. It can be frustrating to try to tell their friends about how important it is to them or show off their work on a screen that’s only intended for one person. Encourage their efforts with a custom-printed Moleskine Book from FiftyThree that’s perfectly fitted to the screen dimensions of an iPad.
For the mixologist in your life, crafting the perfect mixed drink can be a challenge if you can’t sip the individual components and compare them with each other. Enter Pretentious Beer Glass’ dual beer glass set, whose gracefully swooping dual chambers can be used to separate drinks and mixers, different varieties of beer, or just to pound two tequilas at the same time.