Are you scouring the web for incredible holiday gift ideas for the ones you love? Well friends, this year you are in luck because your friends at Busted Wallet have got your back with a slew of great products that we’ve personally tested and reviewed throughout the year – and now compiled into an easy to consume holiday gift guide. The products you’ll find below were some of our staff’s personal favs from 2018 and include everything from camping gear to booze to tech, and much more.
Now we could continue to ramble on and on about how awesome our gift guide is, but why don’t we just cut to the chase and give you what you came for… THE LIST… enjoy!
Watches by MVMT appear to be expensive timepieces that command top dollar. However, you might be surprised to find out that many of MVMT’s watches start at just $95. This holiday season the Women’s Beverly Marble timepiece stands out as a stylish accessories to almost any look.
We also really dig the Men’s Caramel Watch, which is understated and classic. This timepiece is a perfect fit for work or play. If you’re looking for a present for the guy or gal who has everything, MVMT is the place to look for unique watches that will not break the bank.
This toque is perfect for winter in every way. It is well made, thick and seriously warm! Whether you’re hitting the slopes or tackling chilly days in the city, this beanie will keep the cold out. It’s made in Italy of 100% Merino wool for maximum warmth and softness, and it’s finished with the iconic Canada Goose disc on the fold up.
Designed To Look As Good As They Sound. The MW07s True Wireless Earphones feature beautiful, handcrafted acetate and come with a hand-polished stainless steel charging case to deliver a premium mobile sound tool. Technically sophisticated components such as custom 10mm Beryllium drivers, proprietary “Fit Wings,” innovative antenna technology and optical sensors that detect in-ear placement to automatically play and pause the earphones demonstrate that when it comes to designing the ultimate true wireless listening experience, no detail is too small.
We’ve been testing these little guys out for the better part of two months now and they are a daily staple in life. The fit is excellent, the comfort is nice and the sounds is excellent. Battery life is respectable too. These earphones are an awesome gift for anyone who has or doesn’t have a headphone jack on their phone!
Speaking of staying warm… Bulleit Bourbon bourbon offers a taste of creamy vanilla, pickling spices, and buttery pralines. We were concerned that the high rye content was going to be overpowering but instead added a subtle taste that was very well appreciated. What we found with Bulleit is really no need to mix it with anything as the unique recipe offers a taste that will make a a traditional cocktail taste than you are used to with a traditional bourbon. We really enjoyed this on the rocks with a splash of orange bitters which helped extenuate the light toffee flavor and bring out the spices a bit more. Bulleit is aged for at least 6 years and a recipe that has evolved over 175 years, you are getting a quality, mature tasting bourbon that any bourbon drinker will enjoy. We have found this to this to be a go-to drink on our shelf when we are the mood for a good sipping bourbon.
If you’re already a Bulleit fan and want to try something new, we suggest trying the 10yr or the Rye, both are fantastic alterations on the original.
Mophie’s line of charging accessories is vast and impressive. That’s something we’ve covered over the years. However, over the past couple weeks we’ve been tinkering with their new charge stream family of wireless charging products which allow you to charge your iPhone or other wireless charging ready devices on the go!
We fell in love with Mophie’s wireless charging accessories because they allow access to easy, fast wireless charging anywhere. Our favorites include the desk stand which is perfect for the office or your night stand. We also really like the vent mount for charging while on the go. It also doubles as a nice spot to put your phone and keep an eye on your GPS during a road trip.
However, if you’re always on the go, the coolest charging accessories is the wireless powerstaion. This powerbank packs just over 6,000mAh. Keeping you charged no matter how long the day or where it may lead you.
TRX is one of the most popular pieces of all-in-one, total- body workout equipment on the market, used by literally hundreds of thousands of fitness professionals, enthusiasts, celebrities and virtually every major sports team in the United States.
The All-New TRX Home2 System is the most comprehensive fitness solution to date, combining the most customizable suspension trainer with a state-of-the-art dynamic TRX app. The app’s audio coaching delivers the experience of working out with a personal trainer, while continuously tracking effort and energy expended, and responding with guidance and motivation throughout the workouts. Perfect gift for the fitness lover on your list.
And proudly made in Portland Oregon… Need we say more? Good, we didn’t think so.
This is the most comfy camp chair we’ve ever tested! The RoadTrip Rocker from GCI has “rock shocks” in the back that allow you to rock, or find the perfect position to relax by the campfire. This chair isn’t only perfect for camping, it is also great for chilling on the deck or at the beach. Any outdoors person would love this gift.
For the golfer looking for distance and forgiveness, the C300 irons Features Wilson Staff’s revolutionary Power Hole technology for maximum flex and an expended sweet spot. As you can see in the photo above the urethane-filled Power Holes are positioned all around and through the head of the club create explosive distance across the entire face, propelling not only your perfectly hit shots farther and straighter, your heel and toe shots will be more accurate as well.
FlightScope Mevo is a personal, portable launch monitor designed for golf (and baseball.) However, we’re most interested in the golf metrics, which accurately monitor club head speed, ball speed, launch angle, carry, spin/rpm and smash factor in real-time. If your Valentine is serious about his golf game this is an essential tool for lowering his handicap and taking his golf game to the next level. With Mevo you can practice your golf shots indoors or on the range. You need little more than a driving net and 10 feet of space to get Mevo up and running. If you’re surrounded by snow for 4 months of the year like us, Mevo is ideal for keeping your golf swing in-tune year round.
If you’ve ever looked in to launch monitors you know that they aren’t cheap and they aren’t small. That’s what really sets Mevo apart from the rest. Instead of paying $2k or 10k for a professional launch monitor you can spend $500 and enjoy many of the same benefits of the bulkier/expensive units.
Labeled as a consumer product, you won’t be starting up your own golf school with Mevo, but you and your friends can accurately monitor your strengths and weakness, and then set a plan to improve. Mevo is fun, affordable and best of all extremely portable. If your Valentine is a golfer, he’ll love this gift.
Help the golfer you love see distance on the course like never before. Bushnell’s first-ever Laser Rangefinder and GPS combo unit captures both laser and GPS yardages for incredible course management potential. The laser rangefinder utilizes PinSeeker with JOLT technology to make locking in on the flag and obtaining accurate yardage easier than ever before. Pre-loaded with over 36,000 worldwide courses, the integrated GPS screen automatically displays yardages to the front, center and back of the green for unmatched convenience.
The PuttSkee is a fun way to practice your putting game all year round and the perfect game to pull out during any party. We’ve been playing with the PuttSkee for the past couple months and it a super fun way to keep your touch. It also folds up into a rolling case so you can easily transport it basically anywhere you want to take it.
The PutSkee makes putting competitive and fun. The best feature it has is the automatic ball return. If you have a golf lover on your list this year this is a perfect gift.
The Craftsman V20 20V MAX 2-tool Combo kit provides a solution for all of your drilling and fastening needs. Both tools feature a brushless motor resulting in more runtime and improved durability. The 1/2-in brushless hammerdrill’s powerful motor products 400 unit watts out of power for a variety of applications in wood and concrete. The metal ratcheting chuck provides improved bit retention and durability. The premium brushless 1/4-in impact driver has a MAX torque rating of 1,700 in-lbs for speed and ease of driving large fasteners. The variable 3-speed settings provide maximum control in application. Both units are lightweight, compact, and have comfortable overmolded grips for reduced user fatigue. The 2-tool Combo kit comes with a soft storage back for transporting or storing the products, premium 2 Ah batteries, a charger and accessories.
Never underestimate the gifting power of a football. Tossing the pigskin around after the gifts are open is always a great time. Not to mention all the unforgettable tailgates and parties that are only made better by passing around the football. Take if from us, you’re never too old for a football.
Yes as in John Elway, the Denver Broncos hall of famer. Also as in Elway’s the upscale steak restaurant in Denver. Elway’s is a 7 time recipient of the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine and is known for it’s extensive wine list and high end cuisine. So naturally it makes sense that they capture that celebratory spirit and experience of the Elway restaurants and capture it in a bottle of wine. Elway’s Reserve comes in the form of a 2014 Carneros Chardonnay and a 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the perfect gift for the wine lover or Broncos fan on your shopping list.
Aged at sea, Jefferson’s Ocean is one of the most unique bourbons on the market. This elusive whiskey hard to come by, but is worth every penny. We’ve been sipping on a bottle for the past couple weeks and absolutely love the intensely bold oak flavoring and smooth finish that leaves your mouth begging for more. If you have a lover of whiskey on your nice list, this is a gift that won’t last long!
An ideal gift for cold weather dwellers, the Saltwater is more than an all-weather boot. It’s stylish, sleek, and pairs well with just about anything (especially her favorite skinny jeans). A welcome addition to any shoe rack, this style will make your outfit and your day. Drawing on over 80 years of classic Sperry quality and style, these boots are the silver lining on rainy days- and every day.
From rain soaked soccer cleats and sweaty ski or hunting boots to soggy gloves filled with melting snow, the Force Dry DX dries a variety of footwear and gloves in about an hour; leaving you to start your day with dry, comfortable hands and feet. Utilizing gentle forced air and heating to around 105°F, it quickly removes moisture and helps prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria that cause odors and deteriorate your footwear over time. It is completely safe to use and will not shrink, warp, or otherwise harm delicate garments and custom fit liners.
Comfy, stylish and warm! Say hello to Sorel’s Dude Moc Slipper. This slipper is lined with wool so soft your feet will feel like they are snuggled in the clouds. Wearing these around the house is oh so nice. On the weekends I am in and out of the house working on projects. Being able to slip in and out of these or wear them into the garage and not get cold feet is great. Plus, the vulcanized rubber soles keep you from slipping.
This sleek cooler is perfect that special lady on your gift list. It is stylish, lightweight and holds a lot of ice, drinks and anything else she needs to keep cold. We’ve been testing out the Cooalla for the better part of a month now and love it. We’re big fans of Yeti and Bison coolers, but they are bulky and lack style. The Cooalla is surprisingly durable, sweatproof and holds ice for longer than we expected. If your lady is in need of a stylish cooler that she can bring anywhere this summer, this is it.
The slim design of the Altigo clear protective case provides seamless protection that slips easily into your pocket or your bag. Best of all… it won’t interfere with wireless charging, so you can leave it on while you’re wirelessly charging your iPhone.
One side of the Fleece Puffy Blanket is Rumpl’s tried-and-true abrasion resistant ripstop Nylon fabric, while the other side is a silky smooth moleskin fleece with our signature ultra warm polyester fill in the middle. The Fleece Puffy Blanket comes with a built in roll-up strap so you can carry your coziness from camp chair to van to cabin effortlessly. The built in zippered pocket can stow the carry straps while in use and can also be used as a stealthy stash pocket for your keys or wallet. Perfect for the anyone who loves spending time outdoors, even when it gets a little chilly!
Buying razors is a hassle! They are expensive, usually locked up in a glass case and you have to leave the house to get them. Well my friends, Dollar Shave Club has put an end to all of that crap. Their razors are affordable, easy to order and they get delivered directly to your mailbox.
If you’re looking for a gift for your scruffy man the DSC Ultimate Shave Starter Set is an awesome one. The kit comes with the executive razor and four replacement blades. As well as Dr. Carver’s Easy Save Butter, Disappearing Post Save Dew and Mandatory Prep Scrub. Not bad for just $5.00!