Top Tier’s Holiday Shopping Guide 2015

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.


Shopping Guide 2015 - Entertainment

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’.


Shopping Guide 2015 - Fashion

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.


Shopping Guide 2015 - Creative

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.


Shopping Guide 2015 - Food

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

Shopping Guide 2015 - Health & 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.


Shopping Guide 2015 - Toys

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.

Extended List

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.

invisible Speakers
iZotopeMusic Production
Normal Ears3D printed
custom made ear buds
OculusVirtual reality head
Sling MediaDevice to watch home TV over the
internet anywhere in the world
creation and sharing
multi-room music systems for the home
ValencellMusic earbuds and headsets with fitness
Alternative ApparelCasual clothes store;
soft, simple, sustainable basics
Bag Borrow or StealRental of luxury
Bauble BarFashion
Blue NileDiamonds and other
BonobosCustom designed
Cath KidstonColorful and floral clothing, bags and home
Ditto TechnologiesGlasses with virtual try-on and rental
FashionstakeIndependent designers
hand-picked by the community
Gemvara, Inc.Handcrafted , customized
IndochinoClothier specializing in
men’s suits
J. HillburnCustom designed clothing for
Jack ErwinWell-crafted, honestly
priced shoes for men
Just Fabulous, Inc.Online personalized
Lucy Active WearActive wear clothing for
LYSTBest designers and stores in one
Mod ClothApparel and décor
specializing in vintage and indie
NatureboxDelivery service for organic
PS DeptPersonal shopping
service for iOS
Ruby Ribbon Inc.Apparel company supported by network of independent
ShoptiquesShop one-of-a-kind
boutiques online
StanceVibrant and custom sock line for men and
StyleSaintNext generation
designer clothes
ThreadflipUsed high-end women’s
TrumakerMobile outfitter for custom
made men’s fashion
Trunk ClubShopping service for men’s
20×200Art collectionswww.20×
500pxShare, Buy, Sell inspiring
AlbumaticShare photo albums for any theme
or location
books, music, rare collections
Bella PicturesHire a photographer to cover your
BitTorrent SyncDevice to sync photos from mobile devices and
computers without use of the cloud
iPhone cases with your own design
Custom MadeOrder custom made items from
20,000 different makers
CustominkClothing designed by
Electric ObjectsFrame-like computers that can display high-resolution
artwork from the internet
goods of all varieties
Fifty ThreeDigital pencil for drawing / painting on the
waterproof camera for action sports like skiing, surfing, cliff diving
InventablesHardware store for
allowing photographers to re-focus after the shot
Moo Print LimitedCustom business, greeting and other photo
NarrativeWearable device that takes a photo every 30 seconds to
capture your life in photos
Pelican ImagingUltra-thin High Performance Monolithic Camera
PicabooCreate photobooks, cards, phone
cases, and canvases with your photos
Serious MagicPhoto editing
Shapeways3D printing service and
SkinitPersonalized phone
Abe’s MarketNatural artisanal
products from food to clothing
AlohaHealthy, organic food
BeautifullSign up for 1-2
deliveries a week of freshly prepared, beautiful food
Blue Bottle CoffeeArtisanal
ClubWWine distributer base on
your palate
Fresh DishHealthy food delivery to
InstacartSame day grocery
Lark TechnologiesMobile health, live nutritionist
Lot18Fine quality wine
Nature BoxHealthy
SprigFood delivery
23andmeGenome sequencing
DymatizeNutritional and body building
FitbitWearable fitness device to track steps, sleep, and
Fitmob (Classpass)Subscription service for unlimited monthly fitness
fitness device
LUMO BodytechWearable device to alert you of bad posture, run-assist
control car racing with built in artificial intelligence
littleBitsSmall electronic components that connect together to make
app enabled toys, including the Star Wars BB-8 Drones
ToyTalk Inc.Interactive
Wonder WorkshopRobots that teach kids how to
23andmeGenome sequencing
3D RoboticsDrones
and aerial video technology
BevelShaving system for coarse, curly
delivery from local florists
BarkboxPet-themed monthly subscription
products service
DedonHandcrafted outdoor
drones and quadcopters
DropcamWebcam for the
floral and plant  delivery
LuxeOn-demand valet
super cars
ScootShared electric scooters for rental
in SF
Sensity SystemsSmart LED
TeslaElectric sports
Happy Holidays from all of us at TTCP!

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? 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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