12 Gift Ideas for People With Cool Hobbies – Feb. 2019
We’re committed to finding the best gifts in the world at Groom+Style, which is just as well, because buying for people who know their hobbies inside-out, can be next to impossible. Which brand should you go for? Is this decent quality? It’s hard to know without giving the game away.
Fortunately, our team of experts are well-versed in everything from kayaking to video editing, so if you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone with a cool hobby, check our picks and put a smile on the face of someone special.
1. The Water Explorer – Intex Explorer K2 Inflatable Kayak
Made from a solid, puncture-resistant vinyl with a super strong I-beam interior, the Explorer K2 is no joke. This 2-person inflatable kayak is made for adventure holidays on the lake, and because it features advanced Boston valves, inflation and deflation is a breeze.
Comes with U.S Coast Guard ID, two lightweight aluminium oars, and an air pump.
2. The Hiker – LifeStraw Go Water Bottle with Integrated Filter
The LifeStraw is more than just a water bottle, it’s a self-contained drinking vessel and water filter. Now there’s no need to worry about the water you pick up on the trail. If you’re confident that it’s mostly safe, and all you want to do is filter out any nasties and sediment, the LifeStraw is perfect.
3. The Fixie Cyclist – State Bicycle Co Fixed Gear
The fixie lifestyle is not for the faint-hearted. Stop pedaling and trouble will be on you before you can say ‘express delivery,’ but find your rhythm, and there’s no feeling quite like it. Riding fixie is about finding a connection with the bike, about becoming a master of movement, speed and agility. The State Bicycle Co’s original fixie is a simple and beautiful piece of engineering, designed for speed and maneuverability.
4. The Word Artist – Daveliou Calligraphy Pen Set
The handwritten letter is a dying art, but there are a few people out there, still willing to put in the effort to show the rest of us, exactly what the human hand is capable of. For the artist in your life, this lovely calligraphy set is a great gift — one they’ll probably use to write Christmas cards with for the next 20 years.
5. The DIY Enthusiast – Stanley 94-248 65-Piece Tool Kit
If the DIY enthusiast in your life can never find the right screwdriver when they need it, then buy them this kit. Founded in 1843, Stanley have been world-leaders in tool-making for over 150 years. Set features: Hammer, screwdrivers, alan keys, box cutter, and lots, lots more.
6. The Musician – Ibanez Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
The preferred brand of legendary guitarist Steve Vai, Ibanez have been making guitars for almost 60 years. The Dreadnought is a stunning acoustic with a rich and confident sound, ideal for the musician who loves to jam on a lazy Sunday, or who doesn’t feel like waking the neighbors by plugging in.
Follow this link if you want a more complete review of the best acoustic guitars.
7. The Filmmaker – Final Cut Pro X
The only real choice when it comes to video editing software, Final Cut Pro is top dog and should be part of any aspiring Hollywood filmmaker’s arsenal. The latest version of Final Cut Pro is even faster and more powerful and is a must-have for curious amateurs and professionals.
8. The Fishing Enthusiast – Wild Water Fly Fishing Starter Package
A 4-piece 9 foot rod, a large arbor reel with drag, preinstalled line, backing and leader, a rod sock, a rod case, a fly box, 3 Black Winged Ants, 3 Parachute Adams and 3 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs, a spare leader and a lifetime warranty — the Wild Water Fly Fishing set is the real deal.
For the price, no other set can beat this one, and the quality is fantastic. The rod itself is a slow action, mid-flex rod with a lot of the same features as some of Wild Water’s higher-end rods. That makes it easier to cast with, meaning this set is ideal for beginner enthusiasts.
9. The Chef – Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Skillet Set
As one of the biggest names in kitchenware, Cuisinart’s pans are indispensable to the serious home chef. Coated with the very best non-stick materials, both of these skillets feature stay-cool handles, and are perfect for meat, fish, vegetables and sauces.
They are dishwasher safe, and Cuisinart say that washing them this way can help to preserve the mirror finish, but we’d suggest washing by hand, just to be on the safe side.
10. The Athlete – Fitbit Flex 2
Tracks steps, calories burned, distance and active minutes, the Flex 2 is, in our opinion, one of the best-looking pieces Fitbit makes. The Flex 2 is also swim-proof, so you can take it in the pool, or even the ocean, and the end of the day, switch to sleep mode and track the duration and quality of your night’s rest.
For sure, one of our top picks, the Flex 2 is the gift that keeps on giving.
11.Waterfi Waterproof Bone Conduction Headphones For Swimmers
Devoted swimmers wanting to listen to their favorite music while swimming laps have always had to struggle with unreliable earbuds. There’s finally a solution: a set of Waterfi waterproof headphones, which don’t go into or onto the ears at all. The lightweight, one-size-fits-all Waterfi phones easily slip underneath goggles and transmit the music through the swimmer’s cheek and jaw bones. The soft silicone headphones are extremely comfortable – and the music sounds great.
12.The Sci-Fi and Steampunk Fan: Llod’s Carnival Playing Cards
OK, bear with us. This one is somewhat difficult to explain, but the science fiction buff or steampunk fan in your life will immediately be attracted to these cards and fall in love with them.
There are 52 cards in each deck, of course, and they’re printed on high-quality stock approved by the U.S. Playing Card Company. Each card depicts a character from an imaginary world created by the cards’ designer; they each have special abilities or powers, and wear elaborate steampunk gadgets powered by a dangerous alien technology. One side of each card shows the character in full “life” while the other depicts them close to death.
More details without the full context of the story would be even more confusing, so suffice to say that these cards are gorgeous, extraordinarily cool, and a perfect gift for the offbeat friend we all have.
If you still need further gift-giving inspiration for the Health and Fitness person in your life check out Groom+Style’s list of the Top 20 Best Health and Fitness Gift Ideas.
If you think something a bit newer is required, then you might want to check out our guide for new gifts for people who have everything.
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