This may seem early but if you haven’t noticed, Christmas talk has started! We’ve grilled our clients and got the low down from them on what they think will trend this Christmas. Here’s the result of their collective wisdom: there’s plenty here and this is our stocking filler under £20 list. Top picks in ascending, price order below (image download link at the end of this release):
Nikwax Tech Wash, £5: Many people have rediscovered or even just discovered the great outdoors. Having invested in outdoor kit it’s wise to use a technical cleaner to keep it waterproof and breathable. Nikwax has a solid, ethical background and has never used PFCs in its products. Tech Wash, the go-to, high performance cleaner is easy-to-use. Just add to the washing machine dispenser drawer and it will clean clothing without adding brighteners, bleaches and other additives that diminish the breathability of your garments and hinder their waterproofness too. Buy here
Yogamatters Spring Ikat Eye Pillow, £10: Yoga trended big time in 2020so you can’t go wrong with a yoga-themed stocking filler like the Ikat Eye Pillow. Filled with linseed and lavender- scented this can be placed on top of the eyelids during Corpse Pose to help release stress or rest it in your palms during Corpse Pose to enable deeper relaxation. Cover can be easily removed and washed. Buy here.
Nalgene SUSTAIN bottle, £14.99: Nalgene’s new sustainable bottles made with 50% recycled content are created from Tritan Renew resin, powered by next-generation recycling technology that transforms single-use plastic waste, destined for landfills, into high performance, BPA/BPS and phthalate-free bottles. Available in seven colours all inspired by nature you can choose a 1 litre/32 oz bottle with either a wide or narrow mouth for £14.99. A 500 ml bottle (£12.99) will be launched in November. Head to https://www.firstascent.co.uk/our-brands/nalgene to find a stockist near you.
Aquapac TOPO range: “The Ben”, £16: This new range from Aquapac was designed following customer feedback. Perfect for keys and credit cards, this completely waterproof case protects your essentials from the elements as well as from sand, dirt and dust. Supplied with an adjustable carry cord, The Ben is ideal for the beach, boating, watersports, hiking and much more. Buy here.
Nikwax Cycling Bundle, £19.99: Cycling has soared this year and this Nikwax Cycling Bundle contains everything you need to effectively clean and reproof that new cycling clothing including waterproof jackets, bibs, pants, jerseys and cycling gloves. Technical kit needs special care and you can’t go wrong with Nikwax, an ethical, environmentally sound brand. The Kit includes Tech Wash 300ml, TX Direct Wash In 300ml, BaseFresh and Glove Proof all packaged up in a free 10 L Dry Bag. Buy here
Páramo Grid Neckwarmer, £20: In cold or windy weather, it can be very uncomfortable to have an exposed area between collar and hood or hat. The challenge is to find a neckwarmer that will keep you comfortable in a wide range of conditions. The Grid Neckwarmer’s Parameta G fabric makes it protective, warm, fast wicking and quick drying. The fabric’s light stretch gives a comfortable, close fit and it’s easy to stuff in a pocket or pack. Buy here
Hydro Flask Coffee Flex Sip from £26.95: Enjoy your favourite caffeine fix on-the-go with Hydro Flask’s Coffee Flex Sip. TempShield double wall vacuum insulation keeps your coffee piping hot for up to 12 hours and icy cold for up to 24. The sizes, 12 oz and 16 oz are standard coffee shop sizes and they’ll also fit most backpacks and car cupholders. The 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel construction won’t retain or transfer flavours and the Color Last™ powder coat is dishwasher safe. New for 2020, the Flex Sip Lid is leakproof, easy-to-clean and comfortable to drink from. Now available in three limited colours for AW20 (Pictured, from left to right: Fog, Hibiscus, Spearmint). RRP: £26.95 for 12 oz, £29.95 for 16 oz. Buy here