The Holiday Gifts Sharp’s Staff Wants Most This Year

We’ve already shared our picks for gifts you should buy your son and, well, yourself. But have you ever wondered what we wanted? Well, wonder no more. Here’s everything our team is hoping their significant others will buy them this holiday season. (You better be reading this, boo.) A gift guide for the people who make the gift guides.

Louis Vuitton Tambour


Peter Saltsman, Editor-in-Chief: I’ve never wanted a smart watch, for all the usual reasons you might guess: I like my computer and my phone and my watch all individually, so why bother combining them? Turns out, I just hadn’t met the right smart watch. In July, Louis Vuitton launched their Tambour Horizon, and I have been dreaming of it ever since. Designed in Geneva alongside the brand’s mechanical watches, with tech designed and assembled in Silicon Valley, the Tambour Horizon manages to do the one thing most other smart watches haven’t figured out: it looks great. Elegant, even. And that in itself makes all of its other digital tricks that much more enticing. This may be the future of watchmaking — and I’d certainly wish there’s one in my future, too. From $3,150,

Good Thing 6063 Stool


Eric Mutrie, Managing Editor: A cool stool! Many of my kitchenwares live on a top shelf that can be tricky to reach, and the ancient dining chair I pull over to assist makes an ominous creaking noise whenever I stand on it. Designed by Toronto studio MSDS, this powder-coated aluminum seat seems better suited to the task — and gives my pad some design cred. Plus, it can do triple-duty as a perch for my feet while lacing up shoes and an extra chair during parties. I’m partial to the groovy green colour. $240,

iPhone X


Joanna Kam, Art Director: I’m putting the iPhone X on my Christmas wishlist this year. The new portrait lighting feature is really going to up my Instagram game. From $1,319,

Google Pixelbook


Alex Nino Gheciu, Online Editor: When my MacBook Air was stolen earlier this year, I did what seemed like the only sensible thing to do at the time: I bought another MacBook Air. I’m a “creative,” after all, and a creative is nothing without a MacBook, right? Wrong. All it took was one test run of the Google Pixelbook to realize how woefully misguided I was. Essentially, it’s a Chromebook with high-end laptop features, which runs Android apps and turns into a tablet when you fold it in two. It’s also stupidly fast (a seventh-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM), ridiculously light (about two and a half pounds), and superbly designed (it’s all aluminum and gorilla glass, with silicone palmrests that feel so good when you’re typing it tickles a bit). I’ve since returned my MacBook in hopes that someone who loves me very much will read this and take a hint. From $1,180,

Acne Studios Joriko Roller Skates


Alexandra Milani, Junior Designer: If you’re like me and identify as someone who was born in the wrong decade, these Acne Studio roller skates are the perfect way to fulfill that missing piece of retro in your life. Not only do they look super hip but it’s also a fun way to stay active! $1,021,

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Oana Cazan, Graphic Designer: PLEASE SANTA. With a large sensor, a fast zoom lens, and manual controls, the Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II is certainly a step up from my smartphone. Plus, the flip-out screen on this thing allows you to take BOMB selfies. $780,

Nintendo Switch – Super Mario Odyssey Edition


Colin Rabyniuk, Five-Tool Player: If you are on the fence about the Nintendo Switch, you should just go ahead and buy one (for me, please). For kids and adults, gamers and non-gamers alike, the Switch offers endless hours of fun. And now with over 10 million copies sold, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere either. The must-have entertainment device of the year. $700,

Huawei P10 Smartphone


Cenk Papila, Intern: Legit, all I want for this holiday season is the Huawei P10 smartphone. I know you’ll argue the iPhone is the way to go but… nah. The P10’s dual cameras are co-engineered with Leica and have a stellar portrait mode, delivering crisp details and vivid colour images. Like an adrenaline injection into the heart of your Instagram feed. $649,