October 18, 2022

The Way-Too-Early Holiday Must-Haves

Elhadji Mare

Elhadji Is a Content Manager and Copywriter @ StockX

Sure it's October, but getting ahead of things before the big holiday season is always a plus.

Sure it's October, but getting ahead of things before the big holiday season is always a plus.

Look at you, getting ahead of things, being proactive. The holidays creep up on us all don’t they? But not you! If you’re reading this guide, that means you’re on the right track, making your list and checking it twice before the big gift exchange. Whether you’re trying to cross some items off the list early or need some help getting started, StockX has got you covered with some of the best products to make anyone’s holiday a memorable one.

Air Jordan 1 Chicago Reimagined Lost and Found

This right here is easily the sneaker of the year. Hands down, nothing will compete with it. If you don’t know what you’re looking at, allow us to reintroduce it. This is the Air Jordan 1 Chicago, the sneaker that introduced us to Michael Jordan’s now sneaker empire. Some would say the Chicago colorway is considered one of the greatest to ever drop, simply because of its affiliation with the GOAT and his rookie year, making it highly desirable and hard to obtain at retail value. This year though, the sneaker is back after a 7-year hiatus since the 2015 retro and this time, it’s coming with a twist. The Air Jordan 1 Chicago Reimagined Lost and Found takes on an entirely time capsuled theme, with pre-yellowed and cracked leathers throughout to mimic a shoe as if it were straight from 1985. Further going into the details is the sneaker’s form, taking the shape of the original sneaker from 1985 as well. Adding this sneaker to your cart early is a must considering that when the sneaker drops in November, resale prices might sky-rocket higher than they already are currently.

Air Jordan 1 Taxi

Jordan 1s are always a safe bet when it comes to crafting up ideas for loved ones. The famous sneaker continues to be a fan-favorite since it first appeared on the feet of Micheal Jordan. With multiple retros dropping almost every week in a variety of colors, there is bound to be a pair suitable for that special someone this upcoming holiday season. The Air Jordan 1 Taxi is one of the latest AJ1s to drop from Jordan Brand this year and is already one of the more popular colorways this year, despite releasing in the US this past September. Its hits of eye-catching Taxi yellow leather on the heel and toe make the sneaker stand out from the pact and are sure to make any receiver extremely happy.

New Balance 550 White Green

The New Balance 550 remains one of New Balance’s most popular silhouettes to date, thanks to fashion’s cyclical nature and a slew of popular collaborations. Ever since Aimé Leon Dore founder Teddy Santis revitalized the 550 in 2020 and gave the sneaker a vintage tinge of patinaed leathers and neutral colors, the traditional basketball shoe has become a highly-demanded sneaker by fashion heads. This White Green pair features smooth leather and suedes throughout its upper, while an Ortholite insole provides amazing comfort with every step. Due to the popular nature of these kicks, the 550 is definitely a safe bet when shopping early for that sneakerhead in your family.

Crocs Pollex Clog by Salehe Bembury Tide

You’re not hearing things when your loved ones are adding Crocs to their wish lists. With hyped partnerships under the belt from Post Malone and Balenciaga, to funky EVA foam formations in design, the casual footwear maker is driving demand faster than ever before. One collaborative partner, in particular, that has been an essential part of their increase in demand is footwear designer Salehe Bembury. Bembury, the former head of sneaker design for Versace, brought his talents to Crocs back in 2021, and introduced a new look to the Classic Clog. The Crocs Pollex Clog by Salehe Bembury Tide features an entire fingerprint design throughout in a Tide blue colorway. EVA foam material provides long-lasting comfort both inside the home and outside on the sidewalk. So don’t ignore the wishlist listing for some clogs this season, because chances are they really, REALLY want a pair of these.

Playstation 5 Blu-Ray Edition Console

Gaming and holidays go hand-in-hand, and Sony knows this. So much so that they released their fifth generation console around the holidays back in 2020 and people are still trying to get their hands on one. If you have such an eager gamer waiting for a PS5, make this the year officially cave and get it for them. The beauty about a PS5 though is that it’s not just for games, it’s a full-on entertainment system. This console is equipped with Blu-Ray disc player capabilities and a suite of streaming applications like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more all found at the Playstation Store. So don’t just look at copping a PS5 as a gift for your gamer, you’ll also get some benefits out of it too.

Supreme Slap Shot Tee

Supreme is a safe bet when trying to acquire gifts for loved ones. And an easy-to-wear graphic tee is sure to be well received. This tee in particular features Supreme in a Slap Shot font, big, bold, and right in the center for everyone to see. Your hypebeast family member will love it simply for the branding alone, and you’ll love it for the fact that you got it early and at a great price.

Moncler Maya Short Down Jacket

In most parts of the world right now, it’s progressively getting colder and colder. So give the gift of warmth, both through a hug, and stylish puffer jackets. Moncler, which is currently celebrating 70 years of crafting luxury goods, makes some of the best winterwear that is both fashionable and durable.

Telfar Shopping Bag Small Cream

If you’re stuck thinking of what to get your handbag-obsessed family member, look no further than this small cream shopping bag from Telfar. Telfar continues to be a hot commodity within the handbag space for its array of colors, sizes, celebrity appeal (yes, Beyoncé has one too), and affordable price point. With all of those factors, most popular handbags will cost you upwards of $500+ but if you’re looking to get something trendy while not too costly, than this bag might be the best gift to give.