Denizen’s definitive Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy the person who loves adventure

For the intrepid, adventuring type, these handy gadgets and elevated accessories promise to tick all the boxes. From essential, fashion-forward footwear, to tools and tech for those who like to explore the outdoors, this season we’ve curated the ultimate guide to ensure everyone adventurous in your life is taken care of.

Barista & Co Twist Coffee Press from The Studio of Tableware
A thirst for adventure needn’t require a compromise on taste; we happen to think good coffee should be readily available regardless of where you wake up each morning. This twist-press emulates the same depth and breadth of a pour-over coffee, with the added convenience of fitting in your pack’s smallest pocket, should you require a fresh cup at a moment’s notice.

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Moncler Trail Grip GTX Sneakers from Moncler
For when the most rugged of trails call for a more stylish sleight of hand, Moncler can be relied upon for the ultimate shoe that embodies the essence of adventure. Featuring a Gore-Tex exterior for essential waterproofing, and constructed from durable ripstop, these shoes are grounded in a function-first approach.

Moscot Fliptosh Sunglasses from Parker & Co
With 20-20 vision in mind, Moscot’s iconic Fliptosh frames are the perfect gift for someone seeking both practicality and style. Designed as a dual-purpose frame, which can be easily fitted with prescription lenses, the style is handcrafted from Italian acetate — a vision of the iconic brand’s 107 years of expertise in eyewear.

Bellerby & Co Globemakers Mini Desk Globes from Mr Porter
Inspired by a little old-world glamour, where globes are housed in dusty libraries whose shelves reveal tales of intrepid adventure, these mini versions by the iconic Bellerby & Co Globemakers fit perfectly atop a desk, inspiring a newfound sense of adventure at every glance. The perfect gift for the office worker who would much rather be anywhere else.

Fujinon Techno-Stabilized Binoculars from Photo Warehouse
The best kinds of gifts are always those that we would never buy for ourselves, and binoculars are always a welcome addition for any adventurer. Designed to scope out far-flung locations, or pry on wildlife from afar, these Fujinon binos are some of the best on the market. Not only do they offer an innovative techno-stabiliser, and the strength of Fujifilm’s famed technology, but they also offer up to 14x magnification — all without you having to move a muscle.

Swiss Army Knife from Everyday Needs
It goes without saying that practicality should be at the heart of every gift for an adventurer, and there are few items more suitable than a Swiss Army Knife — an indisputable fact, according to literally anyone who has one. This iteration from Everyday Needs features an elegant, sustainable European walnut wood, that offers the perfect combination of outdoorsy and chic.

The Weekender Bag in Navy from Honest Wolf
The essential addition for any summer travel is the Weekender bag from Honest Wolf, a local accessory brand bringing quality wool goods back to their former glory. With the textile sourced from husband and wife founders Sam and Sophie Hurley’s 3,300-hectare third-generation farm, this bag fits in overhead cabins — perfect for those who love a last-minute adventure.

Diorizon Hiking Boot from Dior
Should hiking be your loved one’s favourite pastime, Dior’s latest boot will see them trekking into the summer in high-end style. Boasting the same kind of aesthetic as our beloved tramping boots, but with a more slender rubber sole allowing for a lighter, easier step, these are the kind of boots you find yourself reaching for more often than you would think (whether a hike is on the cards, or not).

Reto 3D x Retrospekt Camera from Splendid Photo
The best adventures are ones with lasting photos that keep the memory alive, and nothing is quite as nostalgic and sweet as a savoured roll of film. This camera in particular is perfectly pocket-friendly, allowing anyone the chance to capture precious moments in the beauty of 35mm.


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