Struggling to find a gift for the guy who has everything? Or perhaps you've been an exceptionally good boy this year, and you'd like to reward yourself. Either way, we rounded up a few of our favorite things, price be damned. A word of caution: while the list starts out on a (somewhat) practical note (vacuum sealer, custom-fit ski boots), it gets more absurd and starry-eyed the farther down you get (handmade wooden canoe, personal landing pad, Airstream, private plane). But what can we say—we love gear, and we've got big dreams.
JanSport Skip Yowell Collection Fort Hayes: Made for road trips and big living, this waxed cotton and leather bag holds gear in a hinge-top main compartment with two interior organizer pockets, including one just for shoes. Stash smaller items in front, quick-access zippered pockets or in dual roll-top side compartments. Throw it over your shoulder with an adjustable seat belt webbing strap. $300, jansport.com.
Olisio Pro VS97A Vacuum Sealer: Along with the bag above, this is the only, truly practical gift on this list. When you’ve reeled in your own Alaskan salmon or felled your own deer, you don’t want your steaks to taste like freezer burn when you pull them out in six months. Olisio supersucks the air from its reusable zip top bags to keep food as fresh as the day you stored it. $200, oliso.com
Wagner Custom Skis: Hand-built in Telluride, Colorado, Wagner skis take a scientific approach to creating a ski to perfectly meet your preferences. Owner Pete Wagner has cataloged the properties of every pair of boards on the market for the past ten years. He completes a full survey of your skis style and habits, as well as what you liked and didn't like about past planks, to build you a set of boards that will be your new best friend. $1750, wagnerskis.com.