Discovering great products isn’t just something Gear Patrol staffers do for a day job. It’s a kind of an obsession — one that informs both what we get for our friends and family, and what ends up on our own lists. This holiday season, in addition to publishing a bevy of holiday gift guides for you to sift through, our staffers are letting you take a peek at their go-to gifts. See more here, and check out our other holiday gift guides.
Martini glasses are good for one thing: spilling booze all over your shirt. These alternatives are elegant, easy to drink from and moderately sized, so your giftee won't feel too guilty about that second (or third) drink.
Trade's catalog of top-tier roasters runs deep, so even the most knowledgeable coffee snob will discover something they haven't tried before. I've been buying my beans through the site since we inducted it into the GP100 a couple years ago.
This thing is gnarly, but it works. And it's easier to use than a foam roller. A great gift for the runner or cyclist in your life.
I get it: a $19 bar of soap? Really? If you ask me, though, it's exactly the kind of gift you'd hope to find in a stocking.
I love this golf bag. Streamlined and super light, it's ideal for city golfers who have to take three trains and a bus just to get a round in. Trust me on that.