Luckily, some gifts work even for those folks who are impossible to buy for. Any caffeine junkie will appreciate Innate's insulated, stainless-steel Kaze Modular Vacuum Bottle ($24; innate-gear.com; see item 1 in photo), a mug/bottle combo that keeps liquids hot up to ten hours. Or Jetboil's new Flash Java Kit ($100; jetboil.com), which pairs a French press with the company's wickedly fast and efficient stove system. Even casual runners will dig Nike's nifty, water-resistant SportBand ($59; nikeplus.com), which tracks everything from pace to calories burned. And for hikers or travelers: Nemo's Ditto Backpack holds 1,200 cubic inches when loaded and packs away into its own pocket when it's not ($49; nemoequipment.com).
2. We've tested lots of multitools over the years. Leatherman's Wave is still our favorite. $99; leatherman.com
3. Eddie Bauer's saddle-leather Ranger Belt works with everything from Carhartts to khakis. $79; eddiebauer.com
4. Two steel shot glasses come hidden in Mulholland's ten-ounce Sportman's Flask. $80; shopmulholland.com
5. Simple and a little retro: That's why we like Nixon's Swiss-made Chronicle wristwatch. $250; nixonnow.com
6. Casio's Exilim Mobile: Our favorite shock- and water-resistant camera phone. $275 with contract; casiotoughphones.com
7. The guy who has everything? He probably also has crappy slippers. For him, UGG's Ascot. $100; uggaustralia.com
8. Emroidered hand towels? Terrible stocking stuffer. Smartwool socks? Always a winner. From $14; smartwool.com