Christmas Gift Guide 2016

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It’s that time of year.

The Christmas machine is well and truly in motion.

The pressure to find gifts for family and friends is on. And the pressure to tell others what you want for Christmas.

It’s a major stress because there is so much good stuff out there. With that much choice available it’s not our fault that we struggle.

Wouldn’t it be more relaxed if someone pulled together a list of cool gift ideas and you could pick something from it?

We think so. And to help you (and help ourselves – we have to buy gifts too) we put together this list of our favorites.

You should be able to find something here, even for the non surfers. If not, then it will give you some ideas to build on.

Here’s the Christmas Gift Guide 2016…

Rip Curl Search GPS Watch

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One of our favorite surf watches in our recent roundup. Designed for the data junkie who wants to know everything about each surf session.

Track every wave you catch and store all the data in the app which will produce a whole bunch of charts telling the story of your session. Share the data with friends to compare stats and show off.

Buy UK | Buy US

Northcore Hook Up Magnetic Wetsuit Hanger

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Never have to throw your wetsuit over a fence in the car park to let it dry before packing up and heading home.

This magnetic hanger will attach to your car hatchback or door and is rubber coated meaning that it won’t make any scratches.

You don’t need to worry about your soggy wetsuit falling on the floor – the magnet can easily hold up to 20kg.

Buy UK | Buy US

Patagonia Arbor Pack 26l Backpack

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Good looking everyday backup. Made from recycled material (it’s Patagonia, what do you expect?) and a roomy main compartment. Can hold most 15 inch laptops.

The straps use a design called “Human Curve” to give maximum comfort.

Buy UK | Buy US

Sex Wax Deluxe Stocking

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The ideal secret Santa for your surfer friends or colleagues.

Contains Sex Wax pot and comb, Solarez mini surfboard repair kit, 2x blocks of Mr Zog’s Original Sex Wax, C-Skins sticker, Surfboard leash string and a Sex Wax air freshener.

Buy UK | Buy US

GoPro Hero Session Camera

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This thing is tiny. And light. 35% smaller and 40% lighter than previous GoPros, you’ll forget you’re wearing it.

Waterproof to 30m (100ft) and capturing fantastic 1440p, 1080p and 720p video with a 2 hour battery life, you can capture plenty of surf footage. Or whatever other sports you’re into.

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Billabong Empire Snap Wallet

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A stocking filler guaranteed to be a hit.

Stylish leather wallet with multiple card sleeves and a note sleeve.

Buy UK | Buy US

QS-1 Studio Headphones HD

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Stylish over the ear headphones from Quiksilver.

Perfect for long flights or when you just need to escape the outside world and sink into your tunes.

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Roxy Djuni Beanie

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Keep your head warm and looking stylish after a winter surf session. Or just for everyday use in the colder months.

The girls will love this fleece lined Roxy beanie.

Buy UK | Buy US

SunJack 14W Solar Battery

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If you spend any length of time outdoors you know how important it is to manage your phone, camera and tablet batteries.

Stop worrying about where you’e going to find the next power socket and get one of these Sunjack Solar batteries. It takes about 5 hours to charge in direct sunlight and holds enough juice for 5 phones. Will fully charge a phone in approx 90 minutes.

Buy UK | Buy US

Surf Ears 2.0 Ear Protection

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Getting water in your ears is annoying. And it can also lead to infections and ear damage over time. But using normal ear plugs blocks a lot of the sound which is dangerous and uncomfortable.

These ear plugs are designed to keep the water our but still let sound in. They come with multiple sizing options and a leash so if they do fall out, you won’t lose them.

Buy UK | Buy US

UGG Scuff Leather Slippers

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Men’s high quality slippers from UGG. If you are going to give slippers for Christmas they should be good ones.

Leather and suede upper with a sheepskin interior for warmth and comfort. Give these as a gift and he won’t want to take them off.

Buy UK | Buy US

Toms Tribal Geo Canvas Tote Bag

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Great looking tote bag with a worthy cause and feel good factor thrown in – for every bag purchased Toms will ensure a safe birth for a mother and baby in need by ensuring clean facilities and skilled attendants.

Buy UK | Buy US

Quiksilver – The Ferris – Sunglasses

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Look cool on the beach or the slopes with these Quiksilver sunglasses.

Buy UK | Buy US

Roxy Savanna Backpack

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Roxy make some really nice gear and this backpack is up there as a favorite of ours.

Would fit in down at the beach or on the morning commute.

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Slowtide Mugshot Towel

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This might look like a picture to hang on the wall but it’s not!

It’s a towel made from super absorbent material and a high quality image printed on it.

Guaranteed to stand out at the beach.

Buy UK | Buy US

Quiksilver Seafire Leather Watch

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This is a good looking watch. It’s chunky (44mm case) and waterproof to 100m with a stunning Italian leather strap.

An outdoors watch that doesn’t look out of place in the office.

I want one.

Buy UK | Buy US

Surfing Santa Epic Ugly Christmas Sweater

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No Christmas is complete without an ugly Christmas sweatshirt / jumper and this one is perfect for the surfer.

Look awesome at the office party and get the respect you deserve from your colleagues.

Everyone will love this.

Buy UK | Buy US

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