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The Least Boring Holiday Gift Guide for Millennials

Most holiday gift guides suck. This one doesn’t. 

 

Our editorial experts have rounded up the least awful things to gift your friends this 2019 holiday season, from collectibles and trading cards to sneakers and streetwear, all from our favorite marketplace, StockX.

If your friend likes the latest drops...

Air Force 1 Low G Dragon Peaceminusone Para Noise
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Air Force 1 Low G-Dragon Peaceminusone Para-Noise

South Korean pop star G-Dragon officially revealed his collaboration with Nike, and the partnership uses the universally loved silhouette: Nike Air Force 1 Low. It's like a piece of art: The upper unveils another color layer with continued wear (or a little intentional scuffing). From the embroidered logo on the tongue to the details found across the top, this premium AF1 is too good to pass up.

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If your friend keeps up with trends...

Kith x Disney Mickey Corduroy Bucket Hat Red
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Kith x Disney Mickey Corduroy Bucket Hat

What used to be a marker of a period’s tacky style inevitably becomes that decade’s defining feature, and bucket hats are no exception. But if you’re going for nostalgic anti-fashion, you’ve got to be smart with your choices, or you’ll miss the mark and look just plain gauche. This bucket hat from Kith x Disney is precisely what you should gift.

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If your friend is a fan of Gary Vee...

K Swiss GaryVee 005 ComplexCon Coral
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K-Swiss GaryVee 005 ComplexCon Coral

Gary Vaynerchuk, the founder and CEO of VaynerX, launched his fifth sneaker with K-Swiss—the GV005. Based on one of the brand’s most iconic styles—the “Classic VN”—the release celebrates Vaynerchuk’s early days of childhood. “Very simply, this is probably the sneaker that is most near and dear to my heart,” Vaynerchuk says in a video. These coral sneakers launched at ComplexCon and have since sold out.

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If your friend likes modern art...

KAWS BFF Open Edition Vinyl Figure
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KAWS BFF Open Edition Vinyl Figure

The BFF is one of KAWS's most beloved figurines and makes a great present for the BFF in your life. Before this release in 2018, the figure only came in black, gray and brown. This bright pink is a fun ode to your collector friend’s love of art...and your love for your friend.

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If your friend is in for hype...

Supreme Waist Bag 0
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Supreme Waist Bag

Once reserved for moms vacationing at Disney World, fanny packs have swept the street-style scene, embellishing the fits of your favorite celebs and influencers. This red version from Supreme screams hype and the box logo is classic.

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If your friend is fashionably adventurous...

Balenciaga Pool Slides 0
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Balenciaga Pool Slides

Pool slides made a major comeback in 2019. Formerly reserved for lazy day outfits, slides are now produced by high-fashion brands in an assortment of premium materials and varied shapes. These blue ones from Balenciaga feel like classic Americana updated.

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If your friend is always late...

Casio G Shock G7900A 4 0
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Casio G-Shock G7900A-4

A Casio watch is ultimately nostalgic. This cherry red version harkens back to days spent exploring the neighborhood on Razor scooters. If your friend often finds themself tardy, this could be a subtle reminder.

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If your friend wants to be a skater...

Supreme Airbrushed Floral Skateboard Deck 1
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Supreme Airbrushed Floral Skateboard Deck

Supreme decks will never go out of style. You can score major deals on StockX to own a piece of this history. From 1998 to 2018, artists like KAWS, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons have lent their work to the skate decks. Your friend will appreciate this as a work of art to hang in their home.

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If your friend is plugged in...

Dior Airpods Case Calfskin Black
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Dior Airpods Case

How beautiful is this Airpods case? If you have a friend who lives their life with headphones in place, this could be a great gift this holiday. The calfskin leather and industrial D-ring scream luxury.

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If your friend is a homebody...

Virgil Abloh x IKEA MARKERAD %2522WET GRASS%2522 Rug
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Virgil Abloh x IKEA MARKERAD "WET GRASS" Rug

Perhaps the most talked-about collaboration of the year, this Virgil Abloh x IKEA “Wet Grass” rug garnered lots of attention at the end of 2019. Perfect for at an entryway, cop this on StockX and skip the frenzy of lining up at IKEA. 

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