NYLON Singapore Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Great Outdoors

Consider yourself a total glamper, a backcountry expert or someone who just loves being outside? Whether you love camping, chilling out with your pals over some barbecue, or even lounging in your backyard (or to put in local context; lounging in a field or by the beach with your loved ones), then you’ve come to the right page. Here, we’ve curated a list of uncommon gear picks that you can get for that outdoorsy friend of yours this Christmas who hate being inside.

 

1. GOPRO HERO 8 BLACK, $599 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at Lazada, Courts, Cathay Photo 

Does your friend need a GoPro? Heck, yeah! We’ve watched the GoPro creators’ videos and can vouch for how stunning they are, simply because so much technology is crammed into this portable device. All you need to do is pick it up. If you know someone who’s into extreme and active sports — or just a regular traveller who’d like epic captures of nature’s beauty on that hike across Yosemite — get them acquainted with the latest model’s HyperSmooth 2.0 for the ultimate video stabilisation, the new TimeWarp 2.0 that lets them have fun with speeding up and slowing down motion, and the ability to frame the best field of view with four digital lenses, even an impressive wide-angle SuperView. Did we mention how this one’s lighter than before too? No-brainer!

2. HUAWEI WATCH GT2 (42MM) SPORT EDITION IN LAKE CYAN, $268 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at Lazada.

Smart fitness watches seem a dime a dozen these days, but we like how this minimalist design, of high-quality 3D glass face and a bezel-less design, looks just like a regular everyday watch. It’s gorgeous, alright. Wait till you hear the tech specs though. According to Huawei, they’ve pumped up the battery life so it lasts an entire week on a single charge, and offers 15 workout modes for the pros who’ll likely take this along on their next outdoor activity — after all, this has GPS and even an altitude barometer for mountaineering. And that’s on top of the usual things like health monitoring and smartphone syncs.

3. DJI SPARK FLY MORE COMBO, $778

Available at Harvey Norman

You’re always out and capturing the moment wherever you go, especially when you’re outdoors, seems like the most important thing to do for every millennial, agree? To capture every moment in a cinch, consider investing in a quality drone piece like this DJI Spark Fly More Combo. The Sky Blue Sark quadcopter comes with a powerful propulsion speed and precision control built with a mechanical gimbal stabilisation shake-free feature that promises stabilised videos and clearer images, and of course, a worry-free flight in the palm of your hands.

4. CASUSGRILL BIODEGRADEABLE CARDBOARD GRILL, $39

Available at CasusGrill

You love the idea of a traditional barbecue but investing in bbq supplies, equipment, grills, or even booking your condo’s BBQ pit seems too much of a fuss to deal with. But before you give up on that gathering you’ve been planning to rally up your friends with, consider an affordable and sustainable option — Casusgrill Biodegradeable Cardboard Grill. It’s small, fuss-free, it doesn’t harm the environment and you get your money’s worth out of it as compared to your usual barbecues — need we say more? 

5. MATADOR POCKET BLANKET 2.0, $29.99

Available at Amazon

A pocket blanket for your picnic? A pic-need indeed. Ultra-compact and lightweight, pop this pocket blanket into your, well, pockets (duh), as you go on your next trip to the beach or a romantic candle-lit picnic under the stars.

 

6. UNCLE MILTON MOON IN MY ROOM®, $27.42

Available at Amazon

The night sky brings about a pleasant calmness, and there’s no night light that beats the glow of the moon. Or is there? Have your own personal moon in any corner of your room and bask in the glow as you fall asleep. Set it to your favourite lunar phase with the click of a button (although the full moon is our favourite).

7. FOSSIL PRISMATIC GALAXY, $179 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at Fossil stores.

For the person who loves to stargaze in an open field, which might only be possible overseas. Luckily, the romance of the night sky is captured right on the dial of this galaxy design, done subtly with gold flecks that only reflect light at a certain angle, and a faceted crystal glass face. Combined with a three-hand movement and a luxe embossed strap, this 33mm beauty will serve as a sweet reminder of nature’s wonders.

8. COTTON ON SMALL SHAPED PLANTER UNICORN, $17.99

Available at Cotton On

If you’re a true blood millennial, you definitely have an inclination for small plants. For the busy millennials that need forgiving houseplants, start small with this adorable planter and slowly work on improving your green thumb. It’s not that hard.

9. SONOS MOVE SMART SPEAKER, $729 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at TC Acoustic online

Whether you’re by the pool or having a barbeque, the Sonos Move speaker will give you exactly what you need for the outdoors; it is battery-powered (up to 10 hours on a single charge), sturdy and durable (it has an IP56 rating for protection against dust and water), and can switch between Wifi and bluetooth depending on your connection. Google Assistant also just became available on the device, making this truly a great all-rounder to use in and out of the house. If you have a smaller budget, you can consider the other existing models from the brand, which have the following promotions for Christmas: $50 off a Sonos Beam (RRP $699), $40 off a Sonos One (RRP $329), and $20 off a One SL (RRP $299).

10. HAVAIANAS YOU SAINT TROPEZ, $75

Available at Havaianas stores.

We’re all familiar with Havaianas’ flip flops, which is why the Saint Tropez model caught us by surprise. The tropical fabric makes your regular slippers look far more sleek and sophisticated, and yet there’s always that universal standard of a trusty rubber sole that makes this a beachwear staple anywhere in the world.

 

11. LIFESTRAW GO WATER FILTER BOTTLE WITH 2-STAGE INTEGRATED FILTER, $54.83

Available at Amazon

We literally can’t live without water, so this is a must-have for any outdoor adventure. Whether you’re making a quick run to the gym or going on a month-long wildlife expedition, this handy bottle will be your best friend. The advanced filtration system protects again 99.999999% of bacteria, including E. Coli and Salmonella and 99.999% of parasites and microplastics. Feel at ease when collecting water from an unfamiliar source, from taps in historic buildings to a random stream in a jungle.

12. THERMACELL MOSQUITO REPELLENT PATIO SHIELD TORCH, $38.28

Available at Amazon

Nobody has ever wanted to be bitten by mosquitoes. Nobody. Mosquitoes are the enemy, and to beat any nemesis, every hero needs a shield. Providing up to 12 hours of 15-foot protection with just a single fuel cartridge, gone are the days of smelly aerosol repellent — this torch is smoke-free, mess-free and just the thing to make your environment mosquito-free! 

13. GOAL ZERO LIGHTHOUSE MINI RECHARGEABLE LANTERN WITH USB POWER HUB, $54.83

Available at Amazon

Whether you’re camping or just chilling on the beach, it’s always nice to have a little light source around when it starts to get dark. This mini lantern fits right in the palm of your hand, which means you can carry it around on all your adventures! It also serves as a USB power hub, so your USB devices will remain charged all night.

14. NAME A STAR, $31.96

Available at Amazon

A star that you can call your own? Name a better gift — we’ll wait. Dazzle your friends or loved ones with this Name A Star box that contains the details of unique unnamed stars that you can name after for a special gift that’s literally, out of this world.

15. LUCKIES OF LONDON SMART PHONE PROJECTOR, $45

Available at Naiise.com

It feels like your Tumblr dreams might just come true with this smartphone projector. Remember when we saw tumblr photos of young couples in their backyard with a projector screen and a romantic picnic set-up? You know what we’re talking about. This gadget magnifies your phone screen by up to 8 times and is compatible with iOS and Android. 

 


For items with the ‘GIVEAWAY’ labels, we’re giving them away in our massive holiday gift guide contests — head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages daily to take part.

More of NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guides, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list of gift guides.

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