Although I love the holidays, buying presents during them has become the bane of my existence. As soon as Thanksgiving ends stores are quickly over crowded and Christmas music infiltrates the radio. Luckily, technology has advanced so that you can avoid those annoyances and do all of your holiday shopping straight from your computer. Still, with anything you want at your fingertips it is difficult to decide what exactly to get, that being especially true if you happen to be dating someone who's cooler than cool. You know who I'm talking about. The guy in your life who sports skinny jeans in confidence, who makes amazing playlists from bands you've never heard of and has the dopest blog on the internet. Yes, this is about your hipster boyfriend.
This Toronto based bag company is so hip that you probably haven't even heard of yet. For just that reason you should definitely get one of these beautifuly designed bags before you start seeing them all over Williamsburg. Your boyfriend will be so impressed that you discovered this brand before he did and even more so that you understand his personal style. Although he loves basics, he appreciates high quality. Both of those attributes can be found in a Venque bag. Made for a man on the move, Venque bags are designed to compliment and serve a busy lifestyle, their timless style infused with contemporary sensibility. Comprised of slate gray Quanta fabric with tan leather trim and detailing, Venque bags are the epitome of cool. Get one today at Venque.com.
There are no other headphones like the ones Flips Audio makes, therefor you need to make sure your hipster boyfriend has a pair. With these he'll be able to jam to the great playlists he creates both while riding on the subway to meet up with you and also out loud while he's hanging out at his friend's Lower East Side apartment. How's that? When you flip the headphones outward they become speakers and great ones at that. He'll easily be able to share that cool new Mansions on the Moon cover with all of his friends in the best quality. Get a pair at FlipsAudio.com.
There is nothing a hipster appreciates more than analog film, especially when it's instant. Everyone knows that the coolest way to document anything is through polaroid film. So give your hipster boyfriend the gift of impossibly cool technology. The Impossible Project's new Instant Lab allows you to derive vintage looking polaroids straight from your iPhone. It sounds insane right? Select a picture, place your iPhone on the Instant Lab and within seconds it ejects your analog instant photo, ready to develop in the palm of your hand. It doesn't matter whether your digital image was shot with your phone or created in Adobe Photoshop – any image on your phone's display can be turned into a real analog instant photo. Get your Instant Lab now and discover a whole new world of artistic possibilities. More information on The Impossible Project at The-Impossible-Project.com.
Photos taken with Instant Lab by: Kazumi
This highly original brand of wooden menswear accessories will be the coolest addition to your hipster boyfriend's wadrobe. Trust me on this one. On a night out together my boyfriend paired a wooden bow tie with a sweater over a button down shirt. We party hopped downtown that night. Everywhere we went from a hip friend's apartment in the East Village to a party of young bankers in TriBeCa, he recieved compliements the entire evening. Everyone wanted to know where he got it and it was constantly a topic of conversation. Today, Two Guys Bow Ties makes more than just that, they've recently put out a line of lapel flowers, which are just cool as their bow tie counterparts. Laser cut and paired with fine fabrics, Two Guys Bow Ties exotic wood accessories are a sure hit within the hipster community. Your hipster boyfriend will be the best dressed man of the evening no matter where you go. Get Two Guys wooden bow ties and lapel flowers at twoguysbowties.com
First Photo by: Greg Jones
Launched only a few weeks ago, HANK is a new menswear accessory that adds functionality to a menswear favorite. The first of it's kind- HANK is a pocket square with a pocket! Yes, you can stuff it in your pocket to add flair to your blazer or use it to protect your phone and wallet. A simple, yet brilliant idea that your hipster boyfriend will be totally into. With many different prints to chose from you can find the perfect HANK for your guy. It's also an added bonus that their branding is super clean and as a man of the internet generation, he'll greatly appreciate that as well. Check out all of HANK's different variations and be the first to get one on MeetHank.com
Still unsure of what to get him? Well, I always find that simplicity is key. If you want to do something extra special for your hipster boyfriend buy some tickets to the next DFA Records concert for the two of you and preface it with dinner at a cool asian fusion restaurants (hipsters love fusion). All in all no one knows how cool he is as much as you do, so I'm sure you can figure it out! These gifts however, are guarenteed to win him over and gain you some cool points. I'm absolutely sure of it.