ARTICLE BY Cesca Benson

Sneaker Freaker's Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Sneaker Freaker's Christmas Gift Guide

It's December 1, so that can only mean one thing. Christmas is fast approaching and you (read: all of us) should really get a wriggle on with your present-buying.

Whether your nearest and dearest are hoping for a fresh pair under the tree, or have been dropping hints about some sneaker-adjacent gifts that they've been eyeing off, we know that you could do with a little extra help in the ideas department. We've swerved the usual socks-and-undies combo for something different, offering up our own suggestions for Christmas 2020.

Peruse below, pull the trigger, and finish your present purchases in one fell swoop, or take our suggestions as a starting point – do as you please. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

What to Get Your Dad

We had a good run with getting presents for dad – the 'Dad Shoe' trend did us a solid for a while there. But all good things must come to an end.

For the dads out there that – after a couple of years of premo Made in USA NBs – are looking to diversify their footwear options, the Clarks Wallabee provides an option that balances the non-sneaker look with boatloads of street cred.

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What to Get Your Mum

So, you've noticed a few green changes around your house? Beeswax wraps have taken the place of plastic wraps, your toothbrush is now made of bamboo, and all the straws in your house are now metal. Perhaps your mum is making the change to more eco-friendly options. If that's the case, a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor Renews will do the trick. With a Renew Recycled Canvas upper, fabricated from 30 per cent recycled material, they do their bit for the planet while your mum is doing hers.

What to Get Your Sibling

2020 has seen many an erstwhile exercise naysayer lace up a pair of pavement pounders and hit the road. If your sibling is one such go-getter, the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% cushion double-up will up their ante and see them running headlong into the new year.

What to Get As a Stocking Stuffer

The sneaker gods have aligned at Christmas this year, and blessed all you gift-givers out there with a brand new issue of Sneaker Freaker magazine smack-bang in the Christmas period. And what better gift to slide into someone's Christmas stocking? Issue 44 is jam-packed with interviews with Virgil Abloh, Yoon Ahn, Salehe Bembury, and many others. It's bound to keep your loved one busy for hours!

What to Get Your Best Friend

You know how it goes, you bond with someone over your shared love of Air Max 96s, they become your best friend, and all of a sudden you're buying Christmas presents for each other. But with the state of the sneaker game these days, it can be hard to cop pairs for yourself, let alone one for your BFF.,

Crep Protect's Crates are the perfect gift for any sneaker lover looking to protect their investment while still displaying them in style.

What to Get Your (Other) Best Friend

No, your other best friend. The one that loves you unconditional love, likes scratches behind the ear, and gives you literal puppy dog eyes when he/she does something wrong – that you can never stay mad at! Sure, a Moncler down jacket for Mr Scruffles may seem like an indulgence, but have you seen his ears?! The way he drinks water?! The cute way he sleeps?! He's worth it, and you'll never convince us otherwise!

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