Stephen Kenn Drinks With Friends
Fancy flexing your mixology skills at 40,000 feet? World renowned product designer Stephen Kenn has come up with the ultimate in-flight cocktail kit. The leather and canvas pouch incudes nine empty bottles, mixing spoon and a detailed book explaining what to pack to produce 15 different drinks created by some of the world’s best cocktail bars. Available at Stephen Kenn, priced around £280.
Roxxlyn Mineral Slate Stone iPhone Case
There’s no limit to the amount of abuse we subject our smartphones to, so the least you could do is treat your tech to a stylish case. Handcrafted from genuine raw materials, this ultra-light aluminium-bodied example by Berlin-based design firm Roxxlyn is wrapped in layers of rugged slate stone. Available at Roxxlyn, priced £100.
Urbanears Plattan II
The Plattan headphones from Scandinavian audio brand Urbanears have been upgraded some 50 times since launching in 2009. Yet none of those were big enough to give the on-ear cans a new name (take note, Apple) – until now. Titled Plattan 2 (how do they think this stuff up?) the headphones boast improved performance as well as extra isolating ear cushions in every conceivable colour. Available at Urbanears, priced £45.
Personalised Acqua Di Parma Colonia Sandalo
Say “seasons’ greetings” in style this Christmas with Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Sandalo. A worldwide exclusive to Harrods from the Italian firm’s prestigious ingredient Collection, plump for its mix of citrus notes and smooth sandalwood before 31 December and get the iconic yellow Acqua di Parma gifting hatbox monogrammed with your recipient’s (or your) initials. Buon Natale. Available at Harrods, priced £176.
Moskito Smartwatch & Bike Speedometer
Despite its classic chronograph design, the Moskito Smartwatch isn’t in the slow lane when it comes to contemporary features. As well providing notifications of incoming messages, alerts and phone calls, the horological hardware also pops out of the wristband to be mounted on a bike’s handlebars, serving as a fully fledged cycling that tracks speed, distance and average pace. Available at Kickstarter, priced £420.
Parka London x Lost Property Of London Rivington Rucksack
Proving that upcycling isn’t just for ratty old furniture, outerwear expert Parka London has teamed up with zero waste leather bag maker Lost Property of London. The result takes surplus Parka London dry waxed cotton-nylon and turns it into a sleek rucksack finished with vegetable tanned leather shoulder straps and gold hardware. Available at Parka London, priced £328.
Sufferers of nomophobia (or no-mobile-phone-phobia), it’s time to check into smartphone rehab. Dutch startup Meet The Block has come up with a stylish way to lock away your devices and re-connect with the real world. Supported by T-Mobile, the desk-worthy case can conceal up to six smartphones and is made of aluminium, which blocks all incoming calls and messages. Available at Meet Block, priced tbc.
The Beast Hover Air Bike
Want to know what you’ll be asking for come Christmas 2027? Take a look at this sci-fi-inspired personal air vehicle from Berlin-based designer Rico Kersten. Dubbed ‘The Beast’ (for obvious reasons), the futuristic single pilot concept vehicle fuses the form of a motorcycle with the function of a hovercraft, Now that’s pretty fly.