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2021 is serving crisis. After crisis. After crisis.

Here at DRL, we’re not about that life. And so when we read the tea leaves and saw this ongoing supply chain crisis potentially impacting holiday gift grabs, we were like nuh-uh. We’re getting ahead of this ish.

So, a little early this year, here’s the 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, brought to you by all of us at Dune Road Lifestyle.

We’ve done things a little differently this year. Because of how much Zoom calls and WFH have become an ongoing part of life, and how that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon, the first section of the 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is all about levelling up your or your loved ones’ home office steez.

Then, of course, the DRL 2021 Holiday Gift Guide goes into the usual mix of eclectic luxury with beachy vibes and that certain irreverent flair we’ve come to be known for.

Enjoy. (And shop early.)

2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Home Office Picks

Logitech MX Master 3

The clear choice for anyone wanting a huge time-saver from their mouse. The thumb wheel allows for horizontal scrolling, which is key for wide-window applications like Excel. Highly essential for scrolling spreadsheets as well as financial charts, and a great get for anyone working in finance, consulting, etc.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide - Logitech MX Master 3
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Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

We basically refuse to type on non-mechanical keyboards. We’re mostly speed typers, and for us, fast key response and tactile feedback are key. This keyboard is built out of premium materials, for a super luxe fit and finish, while nevertheless delivering a high-performance typing experience.

Blue Yeti USB Microphone – Blackout

It’s a no-brainer that having good vocal tone can cause people to pay more attention to what it is you’re saying. And yet, most of us are still using our relatively crappy onboard microphones on our laptops when we’re on Zoom calls, recording podcasts, or whatever. Not anymore. The Yeti microphone from Blue is hilariously easy to use, and delivers shockingly good pickup at a price point that extremely reasonable in the market for good microphones.

AKG N60NC Noise Cancelling Headphones

These are our workhorse headphones and we have them lying around basically everywhere. With noise cancelling that’s able to drown out engines even when sitting wing-side on an Airbus, to sound and bass response that’s up there with the best of ’em, these are a pair that everyone needs.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide - AKG Headphones
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Audio-Technica ATH-R70x Professional Open-Back Reference Headphones

For the audiophile in your family, you can’t miss with these Audio-Technica headphones. “AT,” as it’s known in the music and recording industry, is a legendary brand with a history of putting out quality product at a price point that’s at a relative discount to others. For consumers ready to dip a toe into the professional realm of headphones and audio equipment, we couldn’t recommend a better start.

Master & Dynamic MW65 Active Noise-Cancelling (ANC) Wireless Headphones

For the person for whom everything has to be super luxe, we can’t find a set of worthy headphones more luxurious than these from “M&D.” The company has made a name for itself for producing extremely high sound quality headphones with a fit and finish that’s in-line with what a luxury perspective on technical gear would be. 

2021 Holiday Gift Guide - Master & Dynamic Headphones
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Razer Kiyo Pro Streaming Webcam

Not just for gamers anymore, this pro-level streaming cam is a great gift for anyone spending a lot of time on Zoom meetings. With spectacular video quality and amazing auto-focus, it’ll take one’s meeting presence to a whole new level.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Fashion Selects For Her

The Anagram leather/canvas tote from Loewe

Timeless logo motif meets super interesting construction / shape. This’ll turn heads at St. Barthes this winter and in Southampton this summer. Must.

Rive Gauche felt tote from Saint Laurent

2022 is going to be the year of “fuck it, let’s have fun.” And this must-have from YSL (still calling it that, we’re not sorry) is just so damn fun.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Bag
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‘REPLICA’ Beach Walk by Maison Margiela

Winter sucks and we only love beaches and summertime. You too? Cool. Here’s a scent to get you through the months where it’s dark by 5pm.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Fashion Selects For Him

Cashmere Overcoat from Saint Laurent

A return to the office is inevitable. And a return to the office in winter, well, that’s just flat-out rough. This classic piece is both a staple in every man’s coat closet, and likewise a great way to make trudging through snow a little less awful.

Leather Slippers from Dries Van Noten

Continuing the WFH way and avoiding the slush-filled mornings of Winter 21/22? Lucky, and yet, you too can still enjoy some steez. These leather slippers are both serious and irreverent, just like our weekday afternoons at home.

Striped Cotton Robe from NN07

Have you ever tried on a piece of clothing and thought “damn, this should cost more?” Yep, us neither. But we’d be lying if we said that this robe from NN07 would be a “definitely buy” even at a much higher price. With pinstriping reminiscent of classic bankers’ wool suiting, we just can’t get enough of these perfect work-from-home vibes.

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