As a grown man with my own money, I now understand why the holidays aren’t just a breeze for most adults. When you’re a child, all you have to do is sit back, remain excited, and watch the presents roll in. But when you get older, you soon learn just how those presents “rolled in” to your home, and it ain’t just from Santa. The holidays can be a money drain but that doesn’t mean you can’t stretch that dollar or give high-quality gifts, especially on StockX. Sure, the holidays will never be what it was like when you were a kid but now you can pass down that same feeling of excitement to those you love while knowing you saved some coin in the process.
What started off as a simple meme on Twitter and fueled by Microsoft’s VP of Marketing for Xbox Games, has become one of the top selling products in StockX history. The Xbox Mini Fridge (yes, you read that right, a fridge from the Bill Gates-founded company), is every gamer’s favorite companion. This mini-fridge is designed to look like the latest Xbox Series X, but with some key differences in size and, of course, functionality. The fridge stands 18” tall, can fit approximately 12 cans of any drink, and shares similar designs to the console like a LED. The Xbox mini-fridge lets any gamer seamlessly stay intact with the game without leaving their chair, as if they needed another excuse to stay locked to the screen.
The New Balance 550 is still one of the Boston-based brand’s best silhouettes out. With Aimé Leon Dore founder and newly appointed Creative Director, Teddy Santis, taking New Balance into a more nostalgic direction, the 550 is one of NB’s catalysts to move it to that realm of aesthetics. Despite the many collaborations that the 550 has hosted, including many from ALD, many of the general colorways for the silhouette have been knockouts, like this White Green pair. This pair features a mix of leather and suede materials bringing a casual, streetwear look to the traditional athletic sneaker, while an Ortholite insole provides comfort to the wearer’s feet. The 550 is sure to make any person a happy giftee, and under $200 in most sizes makes it a great option for those working on a budget during the holiday season.
Another retro from New Balance’s archive is the 1906r. Originally, the 1906r made an appearance back in 2010, but has now returned to the mainstream. And thanks to collaborations from N.HOLLYWOOD and Thisisneverthat, the 1906r has gained a lot of momentum within hype culture, making it another great addition to the holiday lists. The New Balance 1906r features an ABZORB midsole, mesh upper for breathability, and gold and black accents throughout. This sneaker is the perfect gift for those still loving the Y2K-era of the internet, so give the gift of the 2000s and pair it with a copy of the Blair Witch Project.
Every time I binge The Office, I always wish that I could be in the actual office. Feel the cold looks from Angela, the level of uncomfortableness from Michael, and of course smell the lingering scent of Kevin’s chili in the carpet fibers. LEGO has granted every The Office fan with an official set of the Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch in miniature form. The set comes with all of the beloved OG characters, from Michael to Stanley, and Oscar to Creed. And it seems like LEGO didn’t skimp on the details, as interchangeable pieces such as the stapler in JELLO, Straight Outta Scranton music video, and the Don’t Don’t Bother Luke sign are all included with the set. Any avid fan of the show will absolutely adore having this set as a collectible but will also enjoy building it along the way and reliving some of their favorite moments from their friends in Scranton.
Ironically, StockX, the site for all things sneakers, is also one of the biggest sellers of UGGs. UGGs are essential for comfortable feet during the winter months and the Tazz Slipper delivers both comfort and style all in one platform package. The UGG Tazz Slipper features UGG’s quintessential sherpa-lining insole with an elevated midsole to align with current trends in fashion. An embroidered collar around the ankle bring a pop of color to the cozy footwear option.
The Nike Air Max 97 Silver Bullet returned this year just in time for the holidays, and luckily for us, the sneaker is currently trading below its $180 retail price. This sneaker is considered one of the more coveted designs within the Air Max line, as it introduced the world to the first ever 360 Air unit bubble in 1997 and became a well-known staple within Italian street culture. OG sneakerheads in your family will love it for its historical impact on sneaker culture, but anyone you gift this to will just love it for its bold color and shape.
Give the gift of sound with this Beats Pill portable bluetooth speaker. Beats makes some of the highest quality speakers out right now and currently they are selling under retail on StockX. This speaker comes with a 12-hour battery life, a USB-A port to charge your phone, and also speakerphone capabilities allowing you to take and receive extremely clear calls.
Supreme Box Logos are as good as gold to some hypebeasts, especially when they’re associated with a store opening. Supreme recently opened their fourth brick-and-mortar store, this time planting roots in another urban jungle, Chicago. In Supreme tradition, their store openings are always accompanied by a special edition Box Logo tee. This year’s store opening tee features a Supreme Box Logo in a gradient metallic color on the middle chest. More graphics appear on the back, as the phrase “second to none” is printed on the back with the new store’s address. Even if the person you’re gifting this shirt to isn’t from the Windy City, they will for sure love to receive this as a gift, simply for the fact that it is a Box Logo.