Ah, the Holiday Season. What’s better than sitting down for a nice Christmas Dinner with your family only to ruin it all by arguing over who should win Monopoly hours later? Not much, that’s for sure. Despite this year being one of the strangest on record, there’s still a (Christmas) light at the end of the tunnel. Kicking things off, we decided that we’d give you an idea of what we’re are sure your loved ones are going to love to receive this season.
Although the big day may be well over a month away, there’s never been a better time to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Over the past 11 months, we’ve seen a number of big drops take place, ensuring that Santa is going to be busy this year. Whether it’s high profile SB Dunk releases or just another Yeezy drop, there’s enough to choose from. Thankfully, we thought that we’d help you out a give you a break down of some of our top picks this Holiday season.
Dasher – Gifts Under €200
If you’re looking for a few stocking fillers or just simply some great items under the €200 mark, then Dasher is the Reindeer for you. We’ll be showcasing some of the top picks that you can get for a relatively low price point as well as some of our favourite pieces from this year. Check out what Dasher recommends in the list below!
Air Jordan 1 Mid “Chicago”
It’s hard to beat a pair of Air Jordan 1s, especially when they’re in the iconic “Chicago” colourway. These Mids dropped earlier this year and have continued to sell out time and time again. The simple combination of red, white and black leather gives this shoe its edge and makes it a perfect pair to add to your rotation for next year. Cop the Air Jordan 1 Mid “Chicago”!
Supreme x Yohji Yamamoto T-shirt “White”
Arguably one of the biggest releases to happen in the Supreme FW20 season so far, the Yohji Yamamoto collaboration was an instant sellout. A number of high profile pieces dropped, with this simple white T-shirt being one of our favourites. Co-branding artwork by Sancheeto elevates this tee above your typical everyday piece, making it a real standout addition to any hypebeast’s wardrobe.
Cactus Jack for Fortnite 12″ Action Figure Duo Set
Travis Scott dropped one of the most unexpected collaborations this year in the form of Fortnite. The Houston-born rapper announced his collab with a special in-game show and launched a number of high profile accessories. Easily one of the best was the small action figure duo, continuing Cactus Jack’s stellar product history.
Off-White™ x Air Jordan 5 “Sail” TD
Let’s face it, Christmas is for the kids. This year has been big for sneaker releases with a particular focus on making sure that sneakerheads at the start of their journey down the rabbit hole. Virgil Abloh created arguably the cutest Jordan’s we’ve ever seen with these Off-White™ x Air Jordan 5s. The tag is literally the same size as the shoe – adorable.
adidas Top Ten Hi x Star Wars “Boba Fett”
For generations, Star Wars has been a big part of Christmas. Since originally showing in 1977, kids (and adults) everywhere have unboxed Star Wars toys on the big day. Thankfully, adidas decided to drop a number of sneakers this year, with this “Boba Fett” being one of the best. The packaging is reminiscent of a toy too, making this a real asset for any sneaker collector this holiday season.
Blitzen – Gifts Under €500
If you’re looking to push your budget a little further afield, then Blitzen is the one for you. Here you’ll be able to see our top picks for sneakers that are under €500. We’ll be showing you some of the best that KLEKT has to offer, as well as our favourite items within this price range. Check it out and let us know what you decide to cop!
sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle “Sport Fuchsia”
The sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle is without a doubt one of the best sneakers to release this year. Designed by Chitose Abe and previewed at the sacai FW20 show in January, the sneaker took almost an entire year to drop. Thankfully, it did earlier in November. Seamlessly blending the Pegasus and Vaporfly, the double-stacked silhouette takes an OG Nike colourway to bring this shoe alive. Considering the prices aren’t too high right now, these are an instant cop.
Supreme x The North Face S Logo Hooded Fleece Jacket
Supreme continued its stellar FW20 season with a high profile collaboration with The North Face earlier this year, going for a bold yet simple design. A large “S” graphic featured throughout the collection and adorned everything from Jackets to Mitten and Sleeping Bags to Fleeces. This Hooded Fleece Jacket in Black is arguably the best item from the drop and is a relative bargain considering you’re getting a Supreme x The North Face piece.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Carbon”
In years gone by, trying to find a pair of adidas Yeezy’s for under €500 would have been almost impossible. Thankfully, Kanye and adidas have ensured that everyone who wants a pair of Yeezys can get them. These adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Carbon” sneakers are without a doubt one of the best colourways we’ve seen in 2020 and its easy to see why they’ve been such a hit. Priced at just over €240, these Yeezys are an absolute steal.
Air Dior Wallet
There is no doubt that the Air Dior collaboration was one of the standout moments this year, with both the clothing and sneakers being an instant hit. Nothing says I love you like being able to give your loved one a piece from this iconic collection. This cardholder is one of our favourite pieces and combines Dior’s premium quality with Jordan Brand’s flare. The subtle grey colour stands out, with a large “Air Dior” Wings logo taking pride of place.
fragment design x Air Jordan 3
Hiroshi Fujiwara and Jordan Brand teamed up this year for just the second time, creating a capsule collection that blended vintage ads and clothing. The simple take on the Air Jordan 3 features white and black leather and subtle branding to drop one of the years hottest sneakers. Considering this is a fragment design Jordan, the price is relatively cheap and worth absolutely every penny.
Rudolph – Gifts Under €1,000
If you’re really looking to push the budget this year then let Rudolph guide the way. We’ve chosen some of the best gifts that you can get on KLEKT for under the €1,000 price point. There’s much more in our guide but these are some of our favourites on the least.
Off-White™ x Air Jordan 4 “Sail”
Definitely one of the best Off-White™ sneakers to release this year, this women’s exclusive was a limited release that we’re all for. Taking a “Sail” upper, the shoe uses a combination of leather and nylon throughout and is accented with translucent detailing. Classic Off-White™ detailing features on the laces, medial side and the air unit is present. as well as a large “Nike Air” on the heel.
Civilist x Nike SB Dunk Low “Heatmap”
Without a doubt one of the best Nike SB Dunks to drop this year was the Civilist Berlin collaboration. Dropping in August, the sneaker quickly caught the attention of the footwear community, for one good reason. The heat reactive SB Dunk was seemingly simple at first with a black upper covering a heat reactive upper that revealed a heat map pattern underneath. Dropping in extremely limited quantities, this is one pair of Dunks you need to cop.
Union x Air Jordan 4 “Off Noir”
When rumours began circulating that a Union x Air Jordan 4 collaboration was in the works, the sneaker world paid attention. Eventually released in August and September, the pair took inspiration from Tinker Hatfield’s original sketch. A hidden tongue features co-branded logos and the classic “Nike Air” on the heel tab was another detail.
Off-White™ x Air Jordan 5 “Muslin”
It’s been a big year for the Off-White™ x Nike partnership, with this Air Jordan 5 “Muslin” being one of the best in the relationship. Taking Tinker Hatfield’s iconic design, Virgil Abloh reimagined the “Black Metallic” pair from the ground up, making this shoe stand out. Cut out holes, a vintage-style sole and holes cut throughout give this AJ5 a personality of its own.
If you’re ever stuck for gift ideas, then you can check out the full list below. Whatever you’re deciding to cop this holiday season, we hope that you get what you want!