Best Christmas Gifts

Best Christmas Gifts

Holiday 2020 | 5 min read

Amongst the hustle and bustle of holiday gift-buying, it’s easy to get wrapped up in a “quantity versus quality” mentality. But when it comes to finding the best gifts for your loved ones, you’ll definitely want to pay closer attention to details and craftsmanship. 

We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas from golf and tennis gear to travel bags and lifestyle products! 

Check out our favorites here:

Best Golf Gifts

1.Golf Stand Bag 

If there's a golfer in your life that is in need of a gear upgrade, then a new golf bag would be the best gift! For those that walk the course, golf stand bags are highly recommended. Golf stand bags tend to be lighter and smaller than traditional golf bags so they’re easy on the back, shoulders, and spine. Most golf carry bags accommodate a full set of golf clubs and all golf essentials that are needed for a round.

[Featured: Lite Lux Stand Bag in Black]

One the best golf stand bags on the market is the Lite Lux Stand bag. This stand bag is a premium, lightweight carry bag that has been designed for maximum durability with minimum weight. Its award-winning design features an exoskeletal base, carbon fiber legs, and high-quality synthetic leather. The high-quality, crosshatch-embossed synthetic leather is durable, easy-to-clean, and resistant to weather and abrasions. Despite its compact size, the Lite Lux Stand offers all essential features that a full-size carry bag provides. This includes: a magnetic rangefinder pocket, insulated water bottle sleeve, and large garment pocket. 

There are a variety of colors to choose from, so be sure to find your golfer’s favorite. 

Be sure to check out these other lightweight stand bags: VLX Stand Bag | Lite Stand Bag | Player 2.0 Stand Bag

2. Golf Cart Bag 

For those golfers that prefer to ride on a golf cart, give them a bag that is designed for just that-- a golf cart bag! This style typically features front-facing pockets and multiple handles to allow for convenient and efficient access to golf gear while the bag is loaded on the cart. Golf cart bags are typically larger than stand bags, but truly maximize the utility of golf cart storage.

When looking for the best golf cart bags, you won’t come across a better one than the Lux XV Cart Bag. This utility-driven cart bag is mindfully crafted for optimal performance on a golf cart or trolley. It showcases tour-grade synthetic leather with a smooth, matte finish and TPR-coated top handles for added durability. 

The Lux XV is aptly named for its fifteen full-length, fully-enclosed dividers that include a dedicated putter well. This generously-sized, TPR-coated putter well accommodates all club grip sizes and accounts for putter hang. These features prevent clubs from tangling and minimize wear and tear on grips. 

The Lux XV golf cart bag features smart storage like: forward-facing pockets, garment compartments, and dual-side pockets. One of the most notable storage features is the “upper pocket pod” that snaps over a cart strap for quick access to rangefinders, valuables, or other small items. With this purposeful organization, your favorite golfer will never worry about their important gear getting lost amongst larger items. 

[Learn more about the Lux XV storage features]

3. Golf Headcovers

A more affordable golf gift are high-quality golf headcovers. Not only do they add a bit of style, but the best golf headcovers protect clubs from unnecessary weather damage and excessive wear. 

For golfers who have a more classic aesthetic,  Leather Golf Headcovers would be the preferred choice. The VESSEL Golf Driver Headcovers, Wood Headcovers, and Putter Covers have a timeless and elegant feel that look as good as they perform. They are crafted from luxurious, genuine leather that’s been coated with a durable finish to withstand the elements and age beautifully over time. To add to the premium feel, they showcase a plush, velour interior. This padding alleviates unpleasant clattering that occurs when in transit.

With different variations of black & white, these genuine leather headcovers complement everything, so you don’t have to worry about them clashing with your golfer’s bag! 

If your golfer prefers animal-friendly options, the VSL Nylon and Signature Headcovers are tough to beat! These weather-resistant, durable, and easy-to-clean golf headcovers take your golfer’s playing experience to a new level of performance-luxury. They come in neutral tones like: navy, sand, and grey; or eye-catching colors like rose gold and neomint.

[Find headcovers to match your golfer’s bag!]

4. Golf Staff Bag

Sometimes golfers need a more substantial golf bag to hold extra clubs and gear. For aspiring pros, golf instructors, or anyone that spends all day on the course, a golf staff bag offers ample storage. Golf staff bags are the largest style of golf bag and are typically decked out with a ton of compartments and a large top size. Golf staff bags are ideal for instructors to store swing aids, alignment sticks, and other teaching tools. Or, aspiring pros and golf buffs can utilize this additional space for extra clubs, apparel, shoes, and any other gear they may need at a moment’s notice.

For golfers that seem to have tried every bag out there and wish that the best of staff bags and cart bags could be combined… the 2021 Midsize Staff is the answer. This bag has created a category all of its own, as it boasts the functionality of a top-level cart bag and the styling of a staff bag. With front-facing pockets, dual personals pockets, and dedicated water bottle sleeves, the 2021 Midsize Staff provides intuitive organization that makes it easy to access gear. A culmination of high-quality materials like: a steel ring top, chrome hardware, sturdy handles, and fine detailing has delivered a tour-proven golf bag hybrid. 

Best Travel Gifts 

5. Laptop Travel Backpack

A laptop travel backpack is a great gift for college students, work professionals, and travelers that need a secure way to transport their laptop and daily essentials. This carryall offers hands-free mobility that it needed for busy days on-the-go, and provides efficient and effortless organization. 

[Featured: Signature 2.0 Lite Backpack in Rose Gold

For those that demand functionality and style, the Signature 2.0 Lite Backpack checks off many requirements. This laptop backpack for men and women is crafted with premium, microsuede vegan leather and high-quality zippers. Known for its durability, water-resistance, and low maintenance qualities, this Signature 2.0 Lite Backpack is ideal for everyday use! This laptop travel backpack also features padded, ergonomic straps and back panel to provide the most comfortable carry. These are crucial features for anyone that totes their backpack along all day, and need extra back and lumbar support.

[Featured: Signature 2.0 Lite Backpack in Black Tech]

The main compartment features a practical, dual-zip, clamshell opening that makes packing and unpacking, a breeze. Inside, there is a padded, laptop sleeve that fits up to a 15” MacBook Pro. For those that work while traveling or like to bring along their tech, this feature is a must-have. 

6. Women’s Tote Bags

With a travel tote, your traveler will not only have the best-looking carry-on, but a new, favorite everyday bag too! Luggage tote bags offer a versatile, functional style that store all travel essentials in the most stylish way. For those fashionable travelers that prefer to wear tote bags, find them a carry on travel tote that they’ll want to sport on every vacation.

[Featured: Skyline Lux Tote in Black]

This Skyline Lux Tote is the perfect travel tote that accommodates laptops and other devices that come in handy during travel. It features a large main compartment that safely stores a laptop, tablet, portable game consoles, or any other valuable electronics. This tote is also equipped with plenty of interior storage like nylon slip pockets, velour-lined zippered pockets, and a water bottle slip pocket so your loved one never has to worry about staying organized. With these functional pockets, small items like jewelry, watches, and wallets, are safe and secure. 

For added organization, pair a  laptop travel tote with a toiletry bag, cosmetics pouch, or wallet

7. Men’s and Women’s Luggage

Upgrade mom, dad, brother, or sister with a premium, carry on luggage that pairs with their new favorite backpack or tote bag. 

[Featured: Signature 2.0 Boston SE in Black Pebbled/Croc + Signature 2.0 Luggage in Black Croc]

A rolling luggage like this Signature 2.0 Luggage would provide effortless mobility throughout airports, train stations, and other transport. It’s crafted from premium, microsuede synthetic leather and high-quality metal accents for a design that is as elegant as it is durable. This luggage features 360-degree wheels for easy portability, and an additional front-zip pocket for maximum organization. Within this front pocket, there is a padded laptop sleeve and multiple accessories pockets to properly organize essentials and valuables.

[Featured: Signature 2.0 Luggage in Neomint + Signature 2.0 Lite Backpack in Neomint

This lightweight rolling luggage comes in a compact silhouette that is carry-on approved by all domestic and international airlines. No matter where your friend or family member is off to next, they will definitely arrive in style. 

8. Toiletry Bag

A gift idea that never fails, is a new toiletry bag. This practical travel gift makes it simple and painless to pack and organize all toiletries, medications, and other hygiene essentials.

The newest toiletry bag from VESSEL is the Skyline Lux Toiletry. This toiletry bag features premium, crosshatch-embossed vegan leather that is known for its durability, color fastness, and easy-to-clean qualities. Fine details like chrome hardware and jacquard branding on the carry handles are sure to make your loved one feel extremely lavish.

[Featured: Signature 2.0 Toiletry in Black Pebbled]

Another great women’s or men’s toiletry bag is the Signature 2.0 Toiletry. It’s crafted with luxe, microsuede synthetic leather and waterproof zippers. This is ideal for wicking liquids or containing any accidental spills from within.The interior features: one slip pocket, three mesh pockets, two zip pockets, and a hanging hook. 

9. Garment Duffel Bag

For anyone that often travels with suits, dresses, coats, or expensive clothing, a garment duffle bag is the perfect travel gift. This style offers an easy and efficient way to transport attire, and is highly recommended for those that travel for work or attend formal events. When unzipped, it lays flat like a traditional garment bag--when fully zipped, a duffel bag is created!

[Featured: Signature 2.0 Garment Duffel in Grey Pebbled]

Your wanderlust traveler is sure to love the premium feel of the Signature 2.0 Garment Duffel from VESSEL. It’s crafted with durable vegan leather that comes in 5 unique colorway and texture combinations. The interior is lined with a silky, branded nylon to add a touch of luxury that also protects valuable items. This premium garment bag provides a wrinkle-free solution that comfortably fits up to three items in the garment compartment and features a hanger hook that secures clothing in place. Other interior organization includes: three multiple zipper pockets for small items and two elastic pockets that are ideal for shoe storage. When the duffel is formed, travelers can easily stack additional apparel, shoes, toiletry bags, and more.

 With the trolley sleeve and detachable shoulder strap, your traveler has multiple carrying options to choose from. They can carry this 2-in-1 bag by hand, shoulder, or wheel it around on their favorite rolling luggage

Best Tennis Gifts 

10. Tennis Bag Backpack

For the tennis lover that is always on-the-go, a tennis backpack may be the perfect gift! This versatile, multipurpose style is great for transporting work essentials and daily items throughout the day. There’s plenty of room for a wallet, phone, keys, books, laptop, and of course, tennis gear. Because this tennis bag doesn’t scream “tennis bag”, it can easily transition from home, office, errands, gym, and tennis sessions. This gift would be ideal for beginners, weekend players, commuters, or any tennis player that prefers to pack light. Tennis backpacks are also recommended for those that enjoy playing while traveling. Because of the compact silhouette, it’s easier to transport on planes, trains, buses, and other public transportation.

[Featured: Baseline Tennis Backpack in Grey Tech]

If you’re looking for a high-quality, luxurious, tennis bag backpack, then the Baseline Tennis Backpack is hard to beat. This tennis backpack is crafted from engineered mesh bonded synthetic leather and premium nylon. So not only is the material cruelty-free, but it’s durable, weather- and fade-resistant, and easy-to-clean! The main compartment is perfect for small, daily essentials; extra tennis strings, grips, tennis balls, and a change of clothing. At the base of this tennis bag, there is a ventilated footwear compartment that fits a spare pair of tennis shoes. This feature comes in handy for commuters that carry everything on their backs throughout the day. There is also a thermal-lined, padded racquet compartment that stores and protects up to 2 racquets. The Baseline Racquet Backpack also showcases two expandable, exterior pockets that are great for storing water bottles. With plenty of pockets and storage compartments, it’s easy to keep gear organized and tidy. All of the features on the Baseline Racquet Backpack have been intentionally-designed to comfortably and safely transport items needed throughout the day.  

[Featured: Baseline Tennis Backpack in Grey Tech]

11. Tennis Racquet Bag

A tennis racquet bag makes a great gift for those that frequently play tennis. They are typically designed in a more traditional way that exhibits a racquet-shaped silhouette and includes increased storage for more racquets. If there is a tennis player in your life that is on the court a few times a week, then this option won’t disappoint. 

Most tennis bags are made with a simple nylon outer, but this material wears down too quickly. Options like the Baseline Racquet Bag are recommended for avid tennis players since they are crafted with durable, abrasion-resistant materials. This tennis bag features water-resistant mesh-bonded synthetic leather, premium nylon, and waterproof zippers throughout the design. The large, main compartment is lined with engineered, thermal materials which help keep the integrity of tennis racquet heads and strings under high pressure (like on planes). High-quality materials are crucial for protecting expensive racquets, strings, and additional tennis gear.

[Featured: Baseline Racquet Bag in Neomint

For avid tennis players that need plenty of storage space, this Baseline tennis racket bag showcases multiple storage pockets that are ideal for packing: clothing, towels, grip tape, extra strings, and a total of 6 tennis racquets. Of course, no tennis racquet bag would be complete without a place to put extra shoes and hydration. The Baseline Racquet Bag contains a ventilated shoe compartment that keeps dirty tennis shoes away from clean gear whilst simultaneously airing them out. There is also a thermal-lined water bottle pocket to ensure that cold beverages stay cold throughout tennis practice. One of the most notable features of this tennis racquet bag is the 4-point clip system that allows players to interchange between a backpack- or duffel-style carry.

[Featured: Baseline Racquet Bag in Grey Tech]

Tennis racquet bags are recommended for avid tennis players that need to be well-equipped with all necessities and extra gear. Because this style accommodates so many racquets and additional items, it makes a great gift for high school or college-level players, instructors, coaches, and regular players. Everything that is needed for play, can be safely stored in a racquet bag

12. Tennis Tote Bag

Another great gift idea for the tennis lover in your life, is a tennis tote bag. This classy and elegant tennis bag style mimics the appearance of a regular tote, but is packed with functional features that accommodate tennis gear. Since tennis tote bags are so versatile, they make for the perfect everyday carry bag, gym bag, and of course, tennis bag.

[Featured: Baseline Tennis Tote in Mint

The Baseline Tennis Tote is a great option for the tennis player that needs a carry-all tote for on and off the tennis court. This tennis bag for women is crafted with premium, weatherproof vegan leather that protects personal belongings and tennis gear, no matter the weather. The exterior showcases 2 slip pockets are great for storing water bottles, towels, or a tube of tennis balls.  On the back of this women’s tennis racket bag, there is a dual function trolley sleeve with magnetic closure. When this sleeve is zipped at the bottom, it acts as storage for small items. When unzipped, it is able to slide over the handle of a rolling luggage

13. Women’s and Men’s Hats

Another affordable golf gift or stocking stuffer are men’s and women’s hats. Rain or shine, men’s and women’s hats complete any look while protecting the eyes and face from harmful UV rays. The most popular hats are baseball caps with neutral color palettes. These complement any weekend ensemble, athletic attire, or airport outfit. 

 These men’s and women’s hats from VESSEL are high-quality options that anyone is sure to love. The Classic Trucker provides a comfortable, laid-back aesthetic with a flat-brimmed, 5-panel design. It’s made from a lightweight nylon-polyester blend that keeps the body cool while out and about. The adjustable straps and mesh-backing allow for a breathable, flexible fit. The Classic Trucker is perfect for those with a casual style that appreciate comfort. 

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