The No More Ugly Holiday Wishlist

December 08, 2014

We've curated a list of 5 products that make our heart skip, our right eye twitch and us wish there was an extra '0' in our bank account. 

We hope it can give you a few ideas for your own gift-giving purposes and if you own any of the below, let us know what you think of the product. There'll be no problem making space for these babies in our medium or large camera bag. 

1. Field Notes - Expedition edition

Just when we thought Field Notes notebooks were awesome enough, the Expedition edition is entirely printed on Yupo Synthetic paper, a water proof and tear proof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia. (We are yet to find out exactly what that means). Their pocket-sized notebooks are simple and functional, and come in ruled, graph or plain varieties. All their products are manufactured and printed in the U.S.A.

They put the durability of the Expedition notebook under 12 scientific tests involving Electromagnetic Waves, a Vacuum, and Acid Resistance. Seriously...this is like the Bear Grylls of paper notebooks. Check out the outcome of the scientific tests here. 

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Three-pack introductory price - US$9.95 

“I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”

2. S'well - Reusable Water Bottle

S'well really knows how to rid the world of ugly water bottles and advocate environmental sustainability. We don't know if we can live through 2015 without owning one of these uniquely designed bottles that keep your beverage hot for 12 hours and cold for 24. It's like a portable microwave and fridge in one. S'well is founded in New York and is working towards bettering our environment and communities around the world, one S'well bottle at a time. This is definitely something we support.

They come in 3 sizes; 9oz, 17oz, and 25 oz and range from US$25-US$45.
The 9oz will fit nicely into a medium or large camera bag.  

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3. Bang and Olufsen - H3 Earphones

This is exactly why we wished we had an extra '0' in our bank account but we've found a more forgiving range from B&O at around $250AUD a pop. These earphones have been designed in collaboration with Danish industrial designer Jakob Wagner, made from machine aluminium and weighing just 12.8 grams. They're classy and elegant and good jams are a must when you're on the road travelling and taking photos. We. Want.

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4. Aesop Lip Balm

When you're on the road and travelling through different climates, a simple chapstick will do wonders. We're slightly obsessed with everything Aesop brings out but the number one essential in any bag/camera bag is a good chapstick so we picked the Aesop lip balm which is SPF30 and provides protection from the sun's damaging rays. 

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5. Herschel Edward Wallet Collection

Another reliable brand that always bring out simple and amazing designs. "The Edward Select Wallet is a classic bi-fold wallet designed with contrasting leather spine details. Crafted with fine regard for detail, each silhouette inside the Select series is built using a combination of durable season less fabrics." This will be easy to fit in the front or back pockets of our camera bag bound to look like two peas in a pod. 

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