The team at Top Tier knows how stressful the holidays can be, especially hunting for that perfect gift. To ease your holiday season grief, we have handpicked a few of our favorite products from different retail categories including entertainment, fashion, creative, food, health, fashion and, of course, toys. Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? We have included our extended list including marketplaces and services to point you in the right direction.
Many of these products have been tested by the team here at Top Tier, so if you have any questions relating to a product or service, please do not hesitate to ask.
For the entertainment junkie on your list, check out the above items. Normal Ears provides ear buds that mold to your ear on the first use, providing a snug custom fit; Oculus has begun selling the Samsung Gear VR system, the first consumer facing virtual reality system; and Clearview Audio has released its nearly invisible speaker, the ‘Clio’.
A common trend throughout this year’s gift guide is custom, and it is no more apparent than in the fashion category. Indochino is a great option for men’s custom suits that won’t break the bank. Stance provides beautiful and functional socks that users can customize. Prefer something with a designer label? Look no further than TheRealReal for authenticated luxury consignment.
For the creative type, we have two very different camera products in our portfolio that we think are very cool. Lytro makes a line of cameras that are based on light field technology, allowing the photographer to make changes to the photos after the photo has been taken. Narrative, on the other hand, is a clip-on camera that periodically takes photos or videos of what the wearer is seeing, creating daily albums. For a large selection of unique 3D printed gifts, check out Shapeways.
The food category is all about delivery. Beautiful is a delivery service focused on providing freshly prepared organic meals, and will soon be offering a personal chef service. Club W is focused on providing a curated selection of wine based on the drinker’s palate and meal pairings. Naturebox’s delivery of organic dried fruits, nuts, and chips provides the perfect snack for a household or office.
Health and Wellness
Technology has made its way into the health and fitness markets in a big way, focusing in on the ‘quantified self’ movement. Both Fitbit and Lumo help the user track their progress against their fitness targets, while 23andMe is a home genome sequencing kit, helping users understand what their DNA says about their health, traits and ancestry.
Of course, what would holiday shopping be without toys – whether for your children, nieces, nephews or for that all important toy donation drive going on this time of year. Some of our favorites are the BB-8 Star Wars droid from Sphero; Anki, a remote controlled car with artificial intelligence; and Dash and Dot, a pair of small robots helping teach kids to code.
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out our extended list below! Please note the products and services highlighted in red have been tested by the team at Top Tier.
|Music Production Equipment
custom made ear buds
|Virtual reality head set
|Device to watch home TV over the
internet anywhere in the world
creation and sharing
multi-room music systems for the home
|Music earbuds and headsets with fitness sensor
|Casual clothes store;
soft, simple, sustainable basics
|Bag Borrow or Steal
|Rental of luxury handbags
|Diamonds and other jewelry
|Custom designed clothing
|Colorful and floral clothing, bags and home items
|Glasses with virtual try-on and rental option
hand-picked by the community
|Handcrafted , customized jewelry
|Clothier specializing in
|Custom designed clothing for men
priced shoes for men
|Just Fabulous, Inc.
|Online personalized boutique
|Lucy Active Wear
|Active wear clothing for
|Best designers and stores in one place
|Apparel and décor
specializing in vintage and indie
|Delivery service for organic snacks
service for iOS
|Ruby Ribbon Inc.
|Apparel company supported by network of independent stylists
|Vibrant and custom sock line for men and women
|Used high-end women’s clothing
|Mobile outfitter for custom
made men’s fashion
|Shopping service for men’s clothing
|Share, Buy, Sell inspiring photos
|Share photo albums for any theme
books, music, rare collections
|Hire a photographer to cover your event
|Device to sync photos from mobile devices and
computers without use of the cloud
iPhone cases with your own design
|Order custom made items from
20,000 different makers
|Clothing designed by you
|Frame-like computers that can display high-resolution
artwork from the internet
goods of all varieties
|Digital pencil for drawing / painting on the iPad
waterproof camera for action sports like skiing, surfing, cliff diving
|Hardware store for designers
allowing photographers to re-focus after the shot
|Moo Print Limited
|Custom business, greeting and other photo cards
|Wearable device that takes a photo every 30 seconds to
capture your life in photos
|Ultra-thin High Performance Monolithic Camera Array
|Create photobooks, cards, phone
cases, and canvases with your photos
|Photo editing software
|3D printing service and
|Personalized phone cases
products from food to clothing
|Healthy, organic food products
|Sign up for 1-2
deliveries a week of freshly prepared, beautiful food
|Blue Bottle Coffee
|Wine distributer base on
|Healthy food delivery to schools
|Same day grocery delivery
|Mobile health, live nutritionist chat
|Fine quality wine club
|Food delivery service
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
|Genome sequencing kit
|Nutritional and body building
|Wearable fitness device to track steps, sleep, and nutrition
|Subscription service for unlimited monthly fitness classes
|Wearable device to alert you of bad posture, run-assist shorts
control car racing with built in artificial intelligence
|Small electronic components that connect together to make
app enabled toys, including the Star Wars BB-8 Drones
|Robots that teach kids how to code
|Genome sequencing kit
and aerial video technology
|Shaving system for coarse, curly hair
delivery from local florists
|Pet-themed monthly subscription service
|Handcrafted outdoor furniture
drones and quadcopters
|Webcam for the home
floral and plant delivery
|On-demand valet service
|Shared electric scooters for rental
|Smart LED lighting
|Electric sports car
What do you think? We welcome your views on these gift ideas and look forward to hearing about some of your own online gift resources. Please let us know via Twitter: @TTCP_SF.
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