If you’re not working for a corporation yourself, then odds are you have a friend or loved one who is. Show the special shark in your life that you’re thinking about them this holiday season by getting them something from our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide. Indeed, the corporate type is big on sleek gadgets, high end gear and sophisticated fashion statements, and we’ve got them all here for your convenience. Scope the list below and see what catches your eye, making sure it will catch his as well. He’ll return the favour with a sharp smile and a flashy gift of his own. After all, that’s what the corporate lifestyle is all about. Presenting our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide for the Corporate Type.
R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Boot
If only the finest footwear will suffice, by all means consider the Comfort Craftsman Boot from R.M. Williams. Each one is made in Adelaide from a single piece of prime leather. Thanks to a fibreglass shank and soft microfibre lining, the boot provides next level breathability and support in addition to all that exterior style. Pair that with a flexible but sturdy sole, and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded stunner that feels as great as it looks.
Bioconnected Heart Rate Sports Earphones
Staying in shape and tracking your vitals is an essential component to success in the business world, and the Bioconnected Heart Rate Sports Earphones delivers accurate metrics and killer tunes alike. That’s because the earphones are the first to come equipped with a heart monitor built in, meaning it’s a fitness tracker and music delivery system rolled into one tight package. In addition to its biometric tracking capability and a secure, ear-fitting design, the buds can also provide personal fitness coaching.
Jason Markk Travel Shoe Cleaning Kit
Make sure your corporate companion’s fancy footwear stays sharp by getting him the Jason Markk Travel Shoe Cleaning Kit. Inside the ripstop nylon case are travel sized versions of the brand’s signature cleaning products, including Premium Shoe Cleaner, a mini Premium Brush, a Microfibre towel and three Quick Wipes. It’s all packed securely and organised to perfection. All that’s left to do is shine!
Apple Watch Series 3
What makes the Apple Watch Series 3 so spectacular? The freedom, baby. That is to say the brilliant smartwatch doesn’t require an adjacent mobile device in order to hail Siri, send texts, make calls, play music and more. Throw in the kind of streamlined, intelligent design that Apple has banked its reputation on, and you’re looking at one fine, stylish piece of modern day gadgetry.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook
Urban hustlers move fast in this modern world, and they need technology that can keep pace. Enter the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook. It’s light, thin, resilient, long-lasting and ready for action. Touting a carbon fibre chassis and a vPro equipped 6th general Intel processor under the skin, the computer takes speed and durability to the extreme. It also features integrated speakers, an HD webcam, and runs on Windows 10 Pro. Suffice to say, this baby means business.
Any businessman can tell you that no one argues with less clutter. Here to heed the call are the Apple AirPods, which are about as clutter-free as listening to music can get. They’re also surprisingly intelligent for such a small gadget. For example, the case that houses them doubles as a charger and spare battery. That’s not to mention how effortless it is syncing the buds with your iPhone. Get a pair for your corporate friend or loved one and watch his life become that much easier.
Tom Ford Oud Wood
Who can resist the alluring scent of Tom Ford Oud Wood? No one, that’s who. Give the corporate man in your life the gift of luxurious scent by grabbing him a bottle of this sweet and musky fragrance. To pop the top is to unleash the bold, layered aroma of rose wood, cardamom, sandalwood, vetiver and vanilla. Resoundingly unique and firing on all cylinders, Tom Ford Oud Wood is as good as it gets.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date
At the higher end of the timepiece spectrum is the Master Control Date Automatic 39mm Stainless Steel And Alligator Watch from Jaeger-LeCoultre. Elegant, sophisticated, but nevertheless approachable, the watch moves by way of Swiss-made automatic calibre 899/1 movement, and comes backed by a 38-hour power reserve. Also featured is a black sunray dial and alligator strap, making this piece an instant classic. Expect your corporate friend or loved to be ecstatic should he receive this as a gift on Christmas morning.
Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse
We’ve all seen the corporate computer set-up nowadays, where one person has two to three monitors spread out before him. That’s why Logitech created the MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse. Equipped with cross computer control, the trusty mouse can seamlessly function on multiple devices, alternating between them at the touch of a button. That’s joined by other notable features like a rechargeable battery that gets 70 days of power out of a single charge, a versatile thumb wheel, and the ability to track on essentially any surface, including glass.
Evermade 2018 Yearly Planner
The corporate hustler in your life will never miss a meeting or important event again with the Evermade 2018 Yearly Planner at his disposal. Hosting a streamlined, spacious design, the planner makes organisation a breeze. Also included in the package are foiled stickers for memos. Indeed, if he misses an appointment after this, it’s because he straight up didn’t want to go.
Dell UltraSharp 27″ Monitor
Beautiful in every way, the Dell UltraSharp 27″ Monitor delivers razor thin bezels and stunning 4K resolution. Expect vibrant colour contrast and boldly realistic images that burst off the screen. Meanwhile, thanks to those ultra-thin bezels, you can line a few of these monitors up to create a breathtaking widescreen experience.
Apple MacBook Pro 2017
The one, the only: Apple MacBook Pro. The game-changing laptop with the utterly efficient design is as gorgeous now as it ever was, not to mention faster, more colourful and more powerful. No matter how many competitors enter the ring, Apple MacBook Pro remains the one portable computer that takes you to a point of no return. If your corporate companion doesn’t have this device, make his day by sliding one under the tree.
Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones
When it comes to immersive audio, few brands–if any–are better than Sennheiser. Naturally, the PXC 550 Wireless Headphones are no exception to the company’s legendary standards. Bolstered by Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, adaptive noise cancellation and a supremely ergonomic design, the headset is cord free, optimal and comfortable. Throw them on and turn the world off.
London Undercover Umbrella
Every detail counts, even the umbrella. Thankfully, there’s the London Undercover Umbrella to make fending off rain a downright fashionable endeavour. Designed by Jamie Milestone, the umbrella was made using classic, old school methods. Underneath the navy blue canopy is a spread of Black Watch tartan. Look closely and you’ll see the brand’s logo laser-etched onto the maple wood handle.
HiRise Stand for MacBook
Apple’s MacBook is so prestigious in spirit that it deserves its own throne upon which to sit. The HiRise Stand from Twelve South is that throne. Accordingly, the stand is sleek, sturdy, secure and elegant, boasting aluminium construction and non-slip arms. Perch the MacBook upon it for improved airflow and enhanced accessibility alike.
Gant Tech Prep Shirts
Meet Gant Tech Prep Shirts, the new guard of smart casual apparel. Built to duly endure the modern grind, the shirts employ unique, radical fabrics that pair tremendous breathability with a lightweight feel. Each shirt they produce gives entirely new meaning to the concept of keeping it cool, no matter how intense the weather–or the pressure–gets. This is the epitome of stylish comfort.
Victorinox Spectra 2.0
Living the corporate lifestyle means travelling. For that, you’ll need some proper luggage. The Victorinox Spectra 2.0 has you (or your corporate friend) covered. Decked out in trusty polycarbonate and designed to fit in the overhead compartment, the steadfast luggage is so confident in its dependability that it comes backed by a 10-year limited warranty.
Uniform Wares C36 Stainless Steel
Nothing exudes form and function quite like a sophisticated timepiece. If you’re thinking about getting some wrist candy for the corporate warrior in your life, you could do far worse than the Uniform Wares C36 Stainless Steel. Sporting a clean aesthetic on the dial and a crease-resistant leather strap, the affordable watch is a thing of pure minimalist magnificence.
PS by Paul Smith Tompkins Cap Toe Shoes
Corporate types exude contemporary fashion from head to toe. This Christmas, help take care of the “toe” part by getting him a pair of Tompkins Cap Toe Shoes from Paul Smith. Made in Portugal, the sleek black beauties host supple leather uppers with laces at the top and a rubber heel patch at the sole. That’s joined by tasteful stripe detailing of the highest calibre.
Proving there’s room for style and quality in the smallest of places is the Orbitkey 2.0. Made of premium, soft cowhide leather, the accessory can hold between 2-7 keys and comes with an optional attachment for items like electronic car keys. Say goodbye to jangling key noises and scratched up holders.
A.P.C. Mateau Overcoat
Stay cosy in timeless style with the A.P.C. Mateau Overcoat. Made of a soft, predominantly wool blend, the coat features an eye-catching check pattern on the outside and flannel lining within. Also included are slant front pockets, a fold-over collar, a concealed button placket and a single back vent. You get warmer just by looking at this remarkable overcoat.
Cordings Mélange Virgin Wool Sweater
Oh, Cordings, you had us at “virgin wool”. Yet the Cordings Melange Virgin Wool Sweater is also surprisingly lightweight and dynamic. That, plus a semi-close fit, makes the sweater a best of all worlds beauty from a brand with over 175 years of experience behind it.