//by Ximena Gonzalez, Mandy Niesen, Nicole Delos Reyes and Erica Santillo
The executive on your Christmas list already has plenty of ties. And cufflinks. Exercise equipment? Don’t even get started… and do people even carry briefcases anymore? 904 Magazine is here to help. We’ve done the searching for you and come up with a list of smart, stylish gifts that any businessperson would be pleased to receive.
Facial hair is having a moment, but unruly beards have no place in the boardroom. This sophisticated straight razor, which comes in a set with soap dish and brush handle, are made from genuine olivewood. The accompanying shaving soap is made from goat's milk, which leaves the face smooth and clean. Prices vary, thesuperiorshave.com
Looking to please the Dale Earnhardt Jr. in your life? A trip to the Main Car Track at Atlanta Motorsports Park might be just the gift that moves him (or her). For $550, a driver can use the main track for a full day. The price includes time with an instructor for half the day as he/she shows the participant how to drive the track. After lunch, the participant can drive independently on the undulating two-mile track. Drivers may experience some of what it’s like to race on the Formula One circuit when driving on the main track, complete with elevation changes, a technical circuit layout, high-octane speed straights and two signature corners. Participants must provide their own vehicles.
If you’re trying to find a gift for that friend or relative who no longer lives here, River City Crate and Jacksonville In A Box might be the just the thing to send to their doorstep. Choose between a Jacksonville Snack Box ($35) or Jacksonville In A Box ($55) and have it shipped anywhere in the US. Snack Box includes some local staples including Peterbrooke’s chocolate popcorn, Sweet Pete’s candy and Bono’s BBQ sauce. River City Crate also features different packages from areas such as Arlington, Riverside and Mandarin. Buyers can choose between a Ladies’ Corner Crate or a Gentleman’s Blend Crate which include local goodies tailored to men and women. $24-$60, jacksonvilleinabox.com rivercitycrate.com
Swingbyte is an app that puts tips for a better golf game on your mobile device. Immediately after a swing, Swingbyte displays an interactive 3D visual of your swing along with key data. Weighing less than an ounce, it fits every golf club in the bag and easily syncs information to your iPhone or Android. Swingbyte also helps the user track progress and improve one’s game, right in the palm of your hand. $169, swingbyte.com
Keep warm and feel luxurious with a hand-woven throw from Nantucket Looms. Made of 100-percent South African mohair, a fiber known for its natural luster, insulation properties, and durability, these throws are perfect to snuggle in or drape over the sofa. Designed and hand-woven in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the limited edition blanket comes in colors Holly Berry Red, Emerald Green, and Sapphire Blue. $450, nantucketlooms.com
Sports memorabilia such as balls and jerseys are nice if not a little sub-par these days. Give the sports fan on your Christmas list a gift the’s sure to use. THE PLAYERS holiday ticket package ($95) includes two Stadium course passes, unlimited youth ticket and a PLAYERS 2016 calendar. The package represents a savings of 26 percent over the items if they were purchased individually. THE PLAYERS is set to return to TPC Sawgrass, May 10-15 of next year and this special offer is available through January 3, 2016. PGATOUR.com/theplayers
Drinking enough water everyday isn’t always an easy task, but the Soma Carafe, makes it stylish enough for the office. Soma's German-engineered glass carafe is shatter-resistant and keeps water crisp and fresh. Every filter purchased also helps charities dealing with water projects, bringing fresh water to those in need. $49, drinksoma.com
At Your Fingertips
Many CEOs enjoy gold, platinum and black credit cards-you know, those with high credit limits. With this wallet, one never has to worry about the account info being stolen. The iWallet Slim, a high-tech black carbon fiber device, protects its contents with undercover-agent-worthy safeguards while maintaining a luxury look. Its biometric fingerprint scanning technology allows only the owner to open it, keeping cash, cards, and the owner’s identity safe. Starts at $499, iwalletusa.com
Sleep soundly and peacefully knowing you won’t miss another alarm or important phone call, all while avoiding excessive noise. Hush, a set of Bluetooth headphones, enables the wearer to sleep through the night by combining soothing sounds into earplugs so you’re able to sleep peacefully through the night. The earplugs block sounds up to 70 decibels and the charge allows for over 8 hours of use. Using the app, you can set alarms and settings so that you are alerted of only important texts and calls through the night. Pre-order is currently in progress for January 2016 and start at $150.
Fill ‘er Up
A fresh brewed cup of espresso will warm any ones heart this season, especially with the Krups EA84 Espresso Machine The automatic machine brews espresso to tailored preferences. Stainless-steel conical burr grinder guarantees a fine, uniform grind without overheating the beans. From authentic espressos and ristrettos to frothy cappuccinos and lattes, this will have coffee lovers lining up this Christmas. $1,000, krupsusa.com
Put a Fork in Me
The HAPIfork electronic fork helps you monitor and track your eating habits by alerting you with indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast. The HAPIfork measures how long it took you to eat your meal, the amount of fork servings per minute and intervals between fork servings. This is the perfect gift for someone who wants to lose weight, slow down their eating pace or improve their health overall. Includes its own case and a micro-USB cable for charging and data upload. Various colors available. $99, hapi.com
Don't Talk Dirty
There is now a simple and easy way to get rid of all the germs and bacteria that are naked to the eye on our most used device. We are susceptible to germs on our mouth, nose, and face and PhoneSoap is here to zap it all away. You just put your phone inside the device, attach the charging cable, and close the lid. Inside are ultra-violet lights that clean your phone. Exterior lights let you know when the phone is charging and when the cleaning is complete. The device is large enough to fit iPhones up to iPhone 6 plus. This convenience and benefits make this gift a no brainer this holiday season! $60, phonesoap.com
Say hello to your brand new smart travel expert right in the palm of your hand. Bluesmart Carry-On luggage is the latest design when it comes to combining traveling with smart technology. Using the app, you are now in full control of your luggage. It can lock it, unlock it, track its location and weight and act as a charging station for other devices and more. $399, bluesmart.com
Experience bliss with One Ocean Resort’s “Beauty Bliss” Spa Package. For total indulgence, treat yourself or someone you care about to a refreshing day of beauty. The day includes an aromatherapy massage, customized facial, our beachcomber pedicure and a light spa lunch. $315, oneoceanresort.com
Casa Dragones offers a special, limited edition gift set featuring a uniquely engraved bottle of Joven Sipping Tequila, celebrating the Mexican craftsmanship the brand has become known for. This seasonal set also includes two crystal Riedel Tequila glasses, engraved by hand, to enhance the tequila sipping experience. Packaged in Dragones’ signature blue holiday gift box, the gift is fit for anyone with even the most expensive taste. $275, casadragones.com