Cate’s Stoke: Holiday Gift Guide

Part 3: Seek the Unique

I don’t know about you guys, but when shopping for gifts, I always try to look for the most unique presents. Luckily, when I buy at Hobie, I always get the best gifts that everyone is stoked about!

All Hobie Surf Shops are stocked with their own book tables, which make a fantastic gift! There is a variety of coffee table books that will liven up the recipient’s house and make an excellent conversation starter. My personal favorites are Surf Like a Girl (a collection of photos of women surfers and photographers) and 50 Places to Surf Before You Die (I’m trying to check all these places off my travel list!). There are even some adorable kid’s books at all shops for the little’s in your life. There’s a unique book for everyone on your list!

A recent addition to the shops is Opinel Knives. Opinel Knives were started by a family in the French Alps and have become a household staple. These knives are simple, sturdy, very easy to use, and come in a variety of pretty colors to choose from. They also have a good price point (around $25)! With this, you can pair some of the finest, best-tasting salt from Laguna Salt Company. All shops have tons of different flavors that all melt in your mouth good. Put these two things together, and you have the perfect gift!

Another new product to hit the shops is Juniper Ridge. This is a brand of soaps, incense, and body wash all created in their Oakland, California workshop. They create these smells by distilling and extracting fragrance from wildflowers, plants, bark, moss, mushrooms, and tree trimmings harvested on various scents. All Hobie Shops have the Juniper Ridge gift sets, which consist of incense, body wash, and essential oils for the nature lover in your life!

The last gift idea I would like to highlight is the Stanley Line found in all shops. All stores have a selection of Growler bottles and French-presses (including the cutest travel one to take on trips)! Stanley has made it a goal to create the best reusable products to reduce the waste people create when replacing their bottles. Therefore, all products are created with durability in mind, which makes it an excellent choice for the environment!

I hope you all enjoyed learning about all the unique gift ideas Hobie has to offer. See you next week!

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