“Top 10 lifestyle gear gift guide that are essential life upgrades to buy for last-minute shopping”
Gift ideas don’t necessarily come easy or early, but here we are, delivering miracles! Our gift guide arrives just in time for the holidays, and every single item on this handpicked guide (aside from being awesome, of course) promises to deliver BEFORE Christmas! Still looking for gifts for someone special, a dad, brother, boyfriend, yourself (that’s cool too, y’know)? Go ahead and give this guide a browse – or send it to your loved one to give them hints! We’ve curated some worthy gift guides this year, but this one holds some of the most fashionable, aesthetic, desirable lifestyle gear for this year, from functional EDC to watches made from iconic car parts, to kitchen gear and IoT devices to upgrade your smart home. In short, a little something for everyone, whether they’re the outdoorsy type, the tech-geek, or the impressive home-chef.
So here’s the drill – if you come across a great gift idea, add it to cart and it should arrive right before Christmas, just in time to brighten the life of your special person. Or if you fancy something on the list for yourself, just go ahead, make the purchase and call it an act of self-love!
1. Minimalist Multi-Functional Wrench
If your new year’s resolution is to be more independent in your lifestyle, this minimal wrench is one of the must-haves in your arsenal. Commonly found wrenches are difficult to compress into smaller sizes given the size of their head, until now. A slim, functional stainless steel design allows you to carry or store this wrench with you, everywhere with ease. The wrench actually resembles a cutter at the first glance, and you would be forgiven for mistaking it for that. Inside the wrench body, there are segments cut that create a hole matching a particular wrench size. To use the tool, you need to push out the wrench (like a pen) out of its body till you find the size you are looking for. Made from SUS420 Stainless Steel and weighing only 30gm, this tool is the game changer that removes the barrier we feel towards handling a bulky tool while keeping you ready for any last minute emergency where things seem to pile on what usually would be an important day.
Perfect for those who want to be ready for any situation in style, this easily portable wrench is the DIY hack we’ve been looking for!
Click Here to Buy Now: $59
$69 (15% off applied at checkout). Hurry, deal ends in 48 hours!
2. SwitchBot Curtain Rod 2
The “Let there be light” quote from the Bible also turns out to be the exact brief for the SwitchBot Curtain Rod 2, a next-gen IoT accessory that’s capable of automatically opening and closing your curtains for you! Designed to fit onto practically any sort of rod, this tiny robot moves up and down, opening and closing your curtains based on routines, alarms, and even voice commands. A winner of multiple design awards, the Curtain Rod 2 just makes your regular home a tad bit smarter by automating a manual process to bring a bit of magic into your life. You can pair it with your alarm to have the curtains automatically open at 8am so you wake up to natural light instead of blaring noises from your phone, or you can use your voice to tell your smart home to shut the curtains when you’re about to watch a movie. My favorite feature is using the Curtain Rod 2 to cut your energy bills by having the curtains automatically shut when it gets too sunny inside the house, so the air conditioner doesn’t have to work overtime to cool your home down. Clever, no?!
The SwitchBot Curtain Rod 2 comes with a powerful motor that can move curtains as heavy as 17 lbs without breaking a sweat. Large wheels and an independent flexible suspension system means the bot can navigate almost all types of rods smoothly without getting stuck. A built-in 3350 mAh battery keeps the bot running for weeks, and SwitchBot even has an add-on solar panel accessory that keeps your curtain-pushing robot powered on clean energy forever. All of this makes it a perfect home upgrade to optimise your morning routine and to give you a great start to your day!
Click Here to Buy Now: $69
$99 (30% off on this and site wide with coupon code “YANKODSONLY”). Hurry, deal ends in 48 hours!
3. RNR Rockfighter Watch
REC Watches have cultivated a rather brilliant reputation for making some incredible watches, however, there’s a special secret ingredient in their timepieces – recycled components and parts from some of the most iconic automobiles to have ever existed! Take the RNR Rockfighter, for starters – each limited edition timepiece comes with recycled metal from a 2003 Land Rover Defender. The moniker ‘Rockfighter’ comes from the name of the original car, built and owned by Michael Ortner, while the RNR stands for ‘Road Not Required’, referencing the off-road capability of the automobile. The watch uses metal from the left door of the Rockfighter which needed replacing in 2019. Ortner was more than kind enough to donate the original spare to the folks at REC Watches, who then designed a Land Rover-themed wristwatch to pay tribute to its terrestrial conquests.
REC Watches managed to punch a total of 453 dials out from the original door, giving them a finish of lacquer and then embedding them into the cushion-style timepiece with the square body and circular dial, reminiscent of the car’s headlights. The circular dial is also capped off with a rubber bezel, inspired by the spare stepney tire found on the back of the car. Each watch is built to be as durable as its inspiration, with a Swiss-made SW200-1 SELLITA movement on the inside, 50 meters of water-resistance, and a 3-year full warranty.
Click Here to Buy Now: $1116
$1395 ($279 off with coupon code “yanko20”). Hurry, deal ends in 48 hours!
4. Veark Carving Knife
If the look and feel of that knife’s handle seem somewhat familiar, it’s because it’s inspired directly by how workshop tools are made! Designed using the drop-forge method (similar to how wrenches are designed), the CK20 chef knife from Veark elevates the humble knife to the status of an expert culinary tool. Each knife is forged from a single piece of stainless steel, before being hand-finished to give the knife its razor-sharp edge. All of Veark’s knives are crafted in Solingen, often referred to as the “City of Blades” in Germany. The CK20 is a robust, reliable, and rather well-balanced knife with a wrench-inspired grip that naturally has your thumb resting in its groove for maximum stability and maneuverability.
The single-material body makes the CK20 really easy to maintain and clean, while the knife blade itself is incredibly versatile (thanks to its full-tang design), making it perfect for easily slicing through fruits, herbs, veggies, and meats. Give your holiday meal the upgrade it deserves by bringing out this stylish, sleek and oh-so-memorable carving set. In fact, you can even grab Veark’s F13 Carving Fork with your CK20 knife by clicking on the YD-special holiday combo link below!
Click Here to Buy Now: $177
$221 (20% off with coupon code “Yanko_20_KD0”). Hurry, deal ends in 48 hours!
5. SwitchBot Bluetooth Electronic Smart Lock
Imagine being able to open or lock your door using your Apple Watch, or an app on your phone. Now imagine being able to do that with your current door without modifying it or replacing the lock. That’s pretty much what the SwitchBot Lock promises. Designed to fit right over your existing single deadbolt lock, this IoT device turns your manual door lock into a smart one. Yeah sure, you can still open your door manually with a key, but with the SwitchBot Lock retrofitted on top, you can now open or lock your door using Bluetooth with your phone or smartwatch… or even via WiFi if you pair it with the SwitchBot Hub Mini.
Installing the SwitchBot Lock is as simple as peeling off the 3M adhesive tapes and sticking it right over the part of your existing lock that faces inside your home (no screws or drilling involved). The device runs the industry-standard 128-bit AES encryption, protecting your home from thieves as well as hackers, and the app gives you periodic notifications every time the door is locked or unlocked, or even left unlocked for a long time. The best part?? When you’re shifting houses, just pry the SwitchBot Lock off the door and carry it with you to your next home!
Click Here to Buy Now: $70
$99 (30% off on this and site wide with coupon code “YANKODSONLY”). Hurry, deal ends in 48 hours!
6. Kana Bakeware
Elevating the idea of bakeware to tableware, Kana’s Milo baking accessories are beautiful enough to decorate your home and table with. Designed as a collaboration between Kana and Dikini, the Milo bakeware explores rejecting utilitarian design for something with an evergreen, universal aesthetic. The thoughtfully designed baking pans, sheets and cooling racks nest right into each other to become compact while storage, and are just as beautiful to look at when kept on the table, thanks to their gently scalloped handles and radially-brushed metal finishes. Each baking pan and sheet is crafted from tri-ply clad stainless steel, giving it unmatched durability and heat resistance of up to 1000°F. There’s an aluminum core sandwiched between the two sheets of stainless steel, ensuring optimal heat distribution, while the outer layers of 304-grade stainless steel are non-toxic, BBQ-friendly, and dishwasher-safe. The pans pair perfectly with Kana’s pre-cut parchment papers, which make grilling, broiling, and baking even easier.
Every one of Kana’s bakeware is made to practically last you for decades, and given how versatile they are, they’re probably the last bakeware you’ll ever need to buy!
7. Retio Speaker with Vintage Nixie Tubes
There is a reason handcrafted vintage products hold a special place in our hearts – every time we use these products, we can feel the love and dedication put together by the creator. It is this sense of self made love that we feel in the Retio – a retro speaker brought to life using vintage Nixie tubes and resulting in a gadget that beautifully merges our past with modern usage scenarios. The Retio boasts of dual functions – a Bluetooth Speaker and a clock. The Nixie tubes made during the 70s to the 90s work as a display here for the clock. The design is portable, with 6 hours of playback time using its 6800mAh battery. The Nixie tubes used here are a genuine vintage stock, with a lifespan as long as 22 years! The speaker boasts of a powerful 10W Class-D amplifier, rivaling branded speakers in its weight class with ease. Designed with meticulous care, the clock is an inspiration and a reminder to step away from the chaos of the day and look back to simpler times, to take a moment to breathe and appreciate your present surroundings – in the end, refreshing your mind and soul.
While it is sure to be a conversation starter, the Retio is the perfect gift for the guy who has everything as what is more unique than this hand-crafted beauty with its steampunk flavour. Stepping away from the mass-manufactured products available with ease, the Retio is ideal for anyone who values quality and timeless classics.
Click Here to Buy Now: Starting from $349
$449 ($100 off ). Hurry, only 8 pieces available!
8. 901 GW Chelsea Watch
It’s common for watches to take inspiration from sportscars – it’s incredibly rare, however, for them to be made from former sportscars! Meet the 901 GW Chelsea, a limited edition wristwatch designed by REC Watches in collaboration with custom automotive builder Gunther Werks. Although looking just like any racecar-inspired timepiece at first glance, the watch actually features spare carbon fiber parts from Gunther Werks’ restomodded (restored and modified) Porsche 993 used in the watch’s build, giving you a racing-inspired timepiece that literally has speed in its DNA! Upcycling repurposed carbon fiber from Gunther Werks’ ‘Chelsea Grey’ commissioned project in the watch’s lugs, the timepiece is literally infused with Porsche symbolism, including a bezel modeled after the 933’s headlights, a strap stitched like the car’s upholstery, a dial and subdials inspired by a dashboard, and finally, a case back engraved with a Gunther Werks engine cover.
Limited to just 232 pieces, the watch sports a certified Swiss-made SW510 B SELLITA automatic movement on the inside that automatically charges with your hand movements, and 50 meters of water resistance. Expertly built with a 3-year warranty, it’s the perfect gift for anyone with a combined affinity for timepieces and automobiles… especially well-built restomods!
Click Here to Buy Now: $1996
$2495 ($499 off with coupon code “yanko20”). Hurry, deal ends in 48 hours!
9. Veark x Magazin SK15 Black Knife
In order to celebrate their longstanding and iconic collaboration, Veark and Magazin teamed up once again to create a special and unparalleled version of the SK15 – one of the most universal knives in the series. Named DLC, or Diamond Like Carbon, the sleek knife looks menacing and cutthroat with its super thin and elegant black coating. Drop forged from a single piece of steel by experienced and excellent craftsmen in the town of Solingen, Germany – which is renowned for its traditional knife-making capabilities, the DLC’s surface is impressively durable, and bravely resistant to scratches. If this foolproof ability to provide protection from scratches wasn’t enough of a reason to buy the knife, might I mention, the sophisticated black surface is also a complete beauty to look at! The knife features a 15-centimeter blade, and a 58 HRC (hardness). Its solid stainless steel body weighs 190 grams. The knife is sharpened intricately by hand to just below 30 degrees (on both sides combined).
Purchasing the DLC will never be a bad idea because besides being a kickass kitchen tool, the knife is also a great piece to have on display.
Click Here to Buy Now: $189
$210 (10% off with coupon code “YANKO_10_DLC”). Hurry, deal ends in 48 hours!
10. Kana cookware
If you’re on the market for a great Dutch oven but you don’t have the cash to splurge on them (let’s face it, they’re kinda expensive), this may just be the perfect time. Designed to be a blend of affordable, aesthetic, long-lasting, and efficient, Kana’s 4-piece Cast Iron cookware set might just be the last pair of Dutch ovens you need to buy. Available in Mini (3.5 quart) and Classic (5.5 quart) sizes, these Dutch ovens come in a palette of absolutely delicious colors, and pair with lids that look like pieces of art (topped off with shining stainless steel knobs for contrast). Each casserole and lid is made from 40% recycled cast iron and coated with a durable TOMATEC® enamel. To complete your cookware collection, the 5-piece cast iron set comes with a matching skillet that rounds up your kitchen aesthetically.
The Dutch oven works as seamlessly on a stovetop as it does in the oven or barbecue grill, and looks beautiful when finally presented on a tabletop. The enameled cast iron is easy to maintain, doesn’t require complex seasoning, is dishwasher friendly, and most importantly, is on a great discount so your everlasting Dutch oven won’t break the bank. Whether you’re a amateur home chef or someone who enjoys dabbling with quick cooks and hosting your friends, this collection is something that will stay with you through your culinary journey.
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$125 (20% off with exclusive coupon code “YANKO20”).
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