Yep, it’s happened again. You’ve barely put the fork down from Thanksgiving and suddenly the giving season is in full swing and you are way behind the shopping eight ball.
With less than two weeks to go, here are a few gift ideas that will keep you out of the crowded shopping malls and far away from Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” ringing in your ears.
G/Fore just released some limited edition tartan golf shoes ($250) that were designed just for the holidays. Made in limited quantities, there’s no telling how fast they’ll go. Grey, white and black tartan combined with onyx patent leather makes a great looking shoe that will be the talk of the clubhouse.
The tartan shoes are waterproof and have anti-microbial mesh cotton lining to inhibit odors. But what we’re loving the most is the skull/crossbones image emblazoned on the optimal traction sole. It’s cool.
Greyson x Jones Golf Bags Maltese camo bag ($299.95) in navy camo jacquard with perforated accent material makes a statement gift. It comes with all the bells and whistles like drawstring pockets, two angled front pockets, a 3-way divider, beverage sleeve with insulated liner, rain hood and adjustable strap options all weighing in at a light five pounds.
Royal Albartross has you covered with the perfect carry-on Richmond bag ($749) in chocolate brown. Beautifully handcrafted from fine Italian tumbled calf leather, the Richmond is spacious enough for travel essentials with its own pockets and Teflon coated lining. The smart looking bag will be the envy of fellow travelers and clubhouse regulars.
Parajumpers hooded double jersey Kan sweatshirt ($415) features down-filled nylon inserts giving it stretch through the arms and warmth on the chest and back. Practical enough for the golf course and nice looking enough to wear out, the jacket features underarm vents, two front pockets as well as an internal zip pocket and YKK zipper.
Devereux’s Passport pants ($135) are made for travel. The performance twill fabric was designed specifically for comfort and shape retention on long trips and no annoying wrinkles upon arrival. There’s also a secure hidden passport pocket plus four regular pockets. You can easily walk off the plane and onto the golf course in these pants that come in graphite and khaki colors.
In case you are done shopping - bravo - perhaps one of the above items would make a nice ‘Happy Holidays to Me’ gift.
Janice Ferguson has covered golf apparel and accessories for more than a decade including writing the weekly editorial section for The Apparel Wire, and currently contributing feature articles to GolfThreads, AGM, and What To Wear Next. Find her ‘fashion fluent/golf-inspired’ posts on Twitter @TheStyleLinks and Instagram @janiceferguson_thestylelinks