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    Inspired by a vintage Native American design, Pendleton’s wool-and-cotton Heroic Chief blanket (from $228) makes for a cozy fireside companion.

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    The paint job on Soul Poles’ LTD Edition bamboo ski poles ($350) comes courtesy of California artist R. Nelson Parrish. Too flashy? Get them unadorned for $125.

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    The Panasonic HX-WA2 HD camcorder ($280) was designed with aquatic play in mind: it shoots hi-def video up to nine feet underwater. It also captures 14-megapixel stills and comes with a powerful 15X zoom.

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    Buying a waterproof, dustproof, shockproof camera used to mean trading image quality for durability. The armored Olympus Tough TG-820 iHS ($280) bucks that trend. Not only can you sink it three feet underwater, but it shoots 12-megapixel stills and hi-def video and can be hooked up to any HDTV.

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    Bending Branches’ Navigator paddle ($280) is one of the most beautiful sea-kayaking paddles we’ve ever seen. Its black-willow-and-carbon-fiber shaft is ultralight, and its fiberglass-enforced blade is ultra-durable.

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    Tivoli’s Model One Bluetooth AM/FM radio ($260) may look retro, but the technology is anything but. A quick turn of the knob lets you play music directly from any Bluetooth device through the Model One’s high-quality speaker.

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    We’re big fans of starter kits like Atlas Snow-Shoe’s women’s Elektra 9 Series ($210). It includes telescoping poles, beginner shoes, and intuitive bindings with virtually no learning curve.

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    There’s naughty, there’s nice—and then there’s positively beatific. With its gull-wing doors and room for seven, Tesla’s sleek Model X electric car (from $50,000 by reservation) is for the angel on your list. The one with the lead foot. (Note: delivery isn’t until 2014.)

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    A high-end package deal like Salomon’s Enduro LX 800 skis and Z10 bindings ($625) can cost twice as much as this one. It’s the ideal setup for skiers who mostly rip groomers.

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    The makers of St. Germain—a liqueur derived from elder- flowers handpicked in the Alps—teamed up with city-bike brand Linus for this limited-edition single-speed ($1,000). It features a Brooks saddle, coaster brakes, and a bit of boozy flair in the form of a leather bottle holder.

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    In an independent thermo-graphic test of 18 jackets, Bergan’s 750-fill down Sastrugi ($559) stood out from the rest. The price reflects the quality, so purchase with confidence: this is the warmest jacket in its class.

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