This holiday season we reflect on the most innovative ideas brought to life in 2014. This inspiration spills over to the gifts we give, with purpose-built products that make life better. To see the full gift list, follow along on the blog and on Facebook for the 24 Days Of Gifting.
1. Drink Water
Much more than a water bottle company, the folks behind Drink Water have a mission. And it all begins with clean water. Recognizing the proliferation of energy drinks targeting young kids, this group of professional snowboarders promotes a healthier, eco-conscious beverage choice that comes straight from the tap. With every product purchased, Drink Water plays a part in ending the global clean water shortage, donating 10% of all sales to Water.org, a non-profit on the forefront of the crisis. The Drink Water stainless steel bottles keep liquids hot for 12 hours, and cold for 24 hours in a double-wall vacuum-insulated container.
2. The Oru Kayak
Inspired by recent advances in origami, Oru founder Anton Willis was in search of way to make his love for kayaking work with the constraints of San Francisco apartment living. After 25 full-scale prototypes that were tested on waterways in the Bay Area and beyond, Oru Kayak was born – a compact, foldable, 26-pound vessel that takes minutes to assemble.
3. Bush Smarts Camp Coffee Kit
Drinking coffee in the wilderness doesn’t have to mean accepting a sub-par cup of joe. With the Bush Smarts Camp Coffee Kit, you can make a great-tasting cup no matter where you are. This all-in-one package — perfect for gifting — includes a minimal mesh filter and a BPA-free bottle that you use to brew your coffee cowboy-style, mixing the grinds in with the water and straining them into the two included Kuksas for drinking.
4. Donkey Bike Bag
This compact saddle bag lends convenience to any picnic or lunch on-the-go. It easily fits on the middle bar of any bike and offers plenty of storage space for the two-wheeled commuter.
5. Moleskine Smart Notebook
Simplify the creative process and create work using both analog and digital without restrictions. The Moleskine Smart Notebook and companion App, Creative Cloud connected, instantly turn your hand-drawn sketches into fully workable vector files accessible within the Adobe Creative Cloud.
6. Shelter Co. Supply
For the aesthetically driven camper in your life, Shelter Co. Supply has got you covered, literally. The SF-based camping service started out providing pop-up summer camp-inspired digs for events and group travel. Diving into retail, Shelter Co.’s Merriwether Tent is constructed from rugged fire and mildew-resistant canvas. It sleeps between four and six adults comfortably.