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Article: These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

This time of year, we're all looking for great gift ideas. You've come to the right place! We've rounded up some of our favorite recent finds, and we're willing to bet you can find something for everyone on your shopping list. 

1. Onewheel Pint $950

Looking for something that'll really blow their socks off? Look no further than the Onewheel Pint. This powered board packs all the fun of the original into a pint-sized package for a more affordable Onewheel experience. (You can take Nate's word for it: he put the XR to the test, loved it, and purchased the Pint in a heartbeat. The verdict: While noticeably not as powerful, the smaller size is well suited to smaller thrill-seekers).

Distil Union recommends Oculus2. Oculus Quest 2 $299

With an immersive untethered VR experience, they can go anywhere, all from the comfort of home. The Oculus Quest 2 delivers on fun for the whole family. From heart-pounding action games like Super Hot to immersive 360 videos, there's truly something for everyone. With the Wander app powered by Google Maps, they can virtually visit places they miss or wander streets they've always wanted to explore; there's nothing like standing in the middle of Stonehenge while sheltering in place.

Distil Union recommends Kickr3. Kickr Snap from Wahoo $499

Sure, Pelotons and other stationary bike brands have been all the rage this year, but if you're looking for a great rainy day option for the bike they already own that won't take up a ton of room in their house, the Wahoo Kickr Snap is the perfect compromise. Simply attach the bike's back wheel to the Kickr and they can get a great indoor workout. Plus it folds up, so they can easily store out of the way when not in use.

Distil Union recommends Casper Glow Light4. Glow Light from Casper $229

If someone you love has trouble getting up in the morning or going to sleep at night, this is a magical gift. With programmable dimming and brightening technology, it can help them both fall asleep and wake up easier for more restful nights and peaceful mornings. Pick up the wireless Glow Light from its charging base, flip it over to turn it on, and take it wherever a lamp is needed! The twist-to-dim feature really brings the magic.

Distil Union recommends Nick Kuchar5. Nick Kuchar Travel Print $25

Our friend and fellow industrial designer found a good spot in the world, moved to Hawaii, and found himself doing what he loves: surfing and illustrating. His prints not only transport you to beautiful Hawaii in our mind, they also deck the walls with some much needed color. Christmas in Hawaii next year, everybody!?

Distil Union recommends guitar lessons6. Guitar Lessons Free-$180

Gifting guitar lessons is a great option for that aspiring musician in your life. Marty Swartz of Marty Music breaks things down into easily digestible bites and cover a wide range of topics, allowing them to go at their own pace. For those who like variety, Jake Shimabukuro teaches ukulele and St. Vincent teaches songwriting in just two of oh-so-many incredible lessons awaiting them with a MasterClass membership (their holiday offer is 2-for-1 at the moment, don't sleep on this one)!

Distil Union recommends Grovemade7. Monitor Stand from Grovemade $120

It's no secret that we're fans of organization, and this is one beautiful product that delivers. With all that time so many of us have been spending working from home lately, here's a great option to simplify their desk. It helps to raise their monitor to a more ergonomic height and gives them room for storage underneath.

Distil Union recommends SodaStream8. SodaStream $69

Why not make staying hydrated more interesting? With a SodaStream, they can make custom sparkling water to sip straight or use in all sorts of tasty beverages (check SodaStream's insta for recipes). Bonus Points: "By 2025, SodaStream will eliminate 67 billion single-use bottles" so you can help them reduce their carbon footprint by buying fewer cans and bottles of water.

Distil Union recommends GE Opal Ice Maker9. Nugget Ice Maker $465

Everyone knows crushed nugget ice is the best ice in the entire universe. It crunches, it munches and it somehow makes any drink (even water) just taste better. Now they can chomp on "the good ice" at home where they're probably spending more time than ever. Combined with the SodaStream, they can enjoy fancypants drinks every day.

Distil Union recommends the X-Pak10. X-Pak Pro Sling from Code of Bell $129

If they could use a great everyday sling to carry all those things that don't fit in their pants pockets, this is a great option that adapts to the amount they carry. It manages to be both functional and look fantastic, so you really can't go wrong with any of the four color options.  

Distil Union recommends Western Rise pants11. Diversion Pant from Western Rise $138

Ok, let's be honest, these are for you. While you may have been wearing sweatpants while working from home over the last year, someday you'll venture out again. When you do, grab a pair of these extra comfy high-performance everyday pants with secure hidden zipper pockets for stashing your valuables. They pair just as well with a t-shirt as they do a button up, and the four-way stretch fabric resists water and stains so you look good in the real world and the great indoors.

Feeding America directory of Food Banks12. Food Bank Donation

For the person on your list who has everything, consider a donation in their name to their favorite charitable organization or a food bank in their area. This heartfelt gesture requires no shipping, so there's no frantic rush to hit a holiday deadline (last-minute shoppers, you've got this). 

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