Gifts Most Welcome: The Technologically Inclined

12 9 2011

Gift Giving

It’s hard to find the perfect present for the tech-savvy among us—they’re so up to date on what’s what that your gift risks coming in a distant second to the next big thing. Stay calm, take a step back, and think about something that’s both inventive and simple. It’s a pair of gloves that has a the faintest webbing on the outside of the thumb and forefinger. Why, you ask? Because it allows you navigate the touch-screen your iPad while you’re outside in the cold. Inspired.

BG Collection iPad Gloves, 212 339 3290 Portolano Fingerless Gloves BG Collection Men's Fingerless Gloves, 212 339 3290

1. BG COLLECTION Men’s iPad gloves with metal threading, 212 339 3290
2. PORTOLANO Leather Fingerless Gloves
3. BG COLLECTION Men’s Fingerless Gloves, 212 339 3290
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Fingerless gloves get the job done as well. Once you own a pair you know why they exist (I learned this lesson fly fishing in the middle of a frigid river one November.) But why stop there? Gloves make a great gift because the more you have the more you want. You may have a pair in green, but not a slightly darker green. Nothing warms the heart like an accessory that’s exactly right.

Proenza Schouler iPad Case, 212 872 2601Chronotine Stingray iPhone 4 Case, 212 872 2570Santiago Gonzalez Crocodile Backback, 212 339 3290

1. PROENZA SCHOULER iPad Case, 212 872 2601
2. CHRONOTINE Stingray iPhone 4 Case, 212 872 2570
3. SANTIAGO GONAZALEZ Backpack, 212 339 3290
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There’s something very satisfying about a bag or a briefcase that anticipates the exact size of your laptop. It seems like a fortuitous coincidence before you realize that’s exactly what it was designed for. You can’t go wrong with a bag that practically begs to carry your MacBook—a bag, it should be added, that won’t go out of style when it’s time for the next upgrade. Now you’re ready to brave the elements with the peace of mind that you deserve.

Scroll for more technology-minded & cold-weather favorites:


Jan Leslie Clock Cufflinks, 212 339 3290
JAN LESLIE Sport Watch Cufflinks, 212 339 3290

BG Collection Leather & Knit Elbow Gloves 212 872 2604
BG COLLECTION Leather & knit elbow-length gloves, 212 872 2604

Dedegumo Watches, 212 339 3261

DEDEGUMO Assorted Watches, 212 339 3261
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Eugenia Kim Silk & Alpaca Wool hats, 212 872 2604

EUGENIA KIM Silk & alpaca wool hand-knit berets with fur pom-pom, 212 872 2604

BG Collection Women's Fingerless Gloves, 212 872 2604
BG COLLECTION Women’s knit cashmere fingerless gloves with leather piping, 212 872 2604

CogginsDAVID COGGINS is a regular contributor to Art in America and Artnet.  His work has also appeared in InterviewModern PaintersThe Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.  He is currently working on a book for Taschen.  This holiday season, Mr Coggins will be elaborating upon the perilous art of gift giving with his weekly Gifts Most Welcome series here on 5th/58th.  In addition, he’s our in-house scribe and usual tumblr contributor.

More by Mr Coggins:

Present Danger: David Coggins on the Perilous Art of Gift Giving
Gifts Most Welcome: Ideas for the Hostess

 


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