The best Christmas gifts for hipsters

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How do you get a gift for someone who knows about everything before it's 'a thing'? The person who has superior taste in clothes, music and art in comparison to everyone else you know.

Buying a Christmas gift for a hipster is most certainly a difficult task, but don't worry. While their taste may be unique and eccentric, there are presents that most hipsters will love. Think bike riders essentials kits, beard grooming products and sustainable items.

We've scoured the virtual high street for some of the best Christmas gifts for the hipsters in your life. They'll be happy to hear that someone finally gets them.

Best gifts for grown-up hipsters

1. Wild Wood Retro Telephone

£50, Amazon

Wild Wood Retro Telephone Credit: Amazon

Anything retro is catnip to the hipster and this bright red 1960s style non-mobile phone is just the thing to ring their bell.

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2.  Men’s Society Bike Riders Essentials Kit

£25, Men's Society

Men’s Society Bike Riders Essentials Kit Credit: Urban Outfitters

Hipsters like bikes so this little kit of essentials will make a great stocking filler. Inside the dapper tin they'll find trouser clips (so hipster), a poncho, muscle rub and chafing cream. We don't want to think about that last one, but it's in there.

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3. How To Be An Artist

£10.45, Amazon

How To Be An Artist Credit: Polite

Help your hip friend tap into their creativity with this book by Michael Atavar. They'll learn techniques to embrace their inner artist and build a regular practice.

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4. Hornit Clug Bike Rack

£13.97, Amazon

Hornit Clug Bike Rack Credit: Hornit

Sticking to the cycling theme, this gadget for storing a bike in a small space is very cool. It may be tiny but it works like a charm to hold their bike up against the wall. Genius.

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5. Personalised Ring Making Workshop with Prosecco for Two at Posh Totty Designs ​

£140, Virgin Experience Days

Personalised Ring Making Workshop with Prosecco for Two at Posh Totty Designs Credit: Virgin Experience Days

Hipsters like authenticity so getting back to basics and going homemade is right up their street. Give them the gift of a new skill by sending them to a ring making workshop.

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6. Copenhagen Grooming Beard Growth Kit

£69, Copenhagen Grooming

Copenhagen Grooming Beard Growth Kit Credit: Copenhagen Grooming

Just because it's a cliché to say that a lot of hipsters have beards doesn't make it untrue, so if they're struggling to grow theirs to full lumberjack proportions then this kit by Copenhagen Grooming will be a welcome gift on Christmas morning.

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7. Mustard Boombox Speaker

£19.04, Amazon

Mustard Boombox Speaker Credit: Amazon

By placing their smartphone into the dock of this speaker they can play their favourite tunes (by bands you won't have heard of) as loud as they want. It's the perfect combination of old skool and new skool technology.

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8. Braun Pocket Calculator

£30, Amazon

Braun Pocket Calculator Credit: Amazon

Nobody needs a pocket calculator anymore. But we just know that any design conscious hipsters out there will love this Braun re-issue.

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9. Ellen Hayward Candle Holders

From £95, The Shop Floor Project

Ellen Hayward Candle Holders Credit: The Shop Floor Project

Anything quirky will go down well with a house-proud hipster, so what could be better than candle holders? Coming in a variety of animal options and a king and queen, these holders by Ellen Hayward will make an eye-catching addition to their decor. 

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10. Lomography Diana F+ with Flash 10th Year Edition Camera

£89, Lomography

Lomography Diana F+ Camera and Flash (10 Years of Diana Edition) Credit: Lomography

A cult classic camera from the 1960s with a huge impractical flash that shoots with actual film? It's a no brainer. As Lomography themselves say, "Fill your frame with intense saturation, moody vignetting and amazing analogue surprises."

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11. Rough Trade Club LP Subscription

£65.97 Inc P&P for three months, Rough Trade

Rough Trade Club Subscription Credit: Rough Trade

Now this is a great idea for your music loving mates. Sign them up to a three, six or twelve month subscription to the Rough Trade Club and the legendary record store will send them a surprise vinyl release each month. There's no need to know what's hot, as the Rough Trade experts will do that for you.

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Clothing and accessories

12. Quay AustraliaClear Lens ‘Cheat Sheet' Frames

£45, Topshop

Clear Lens ‘Cheat Sheet' Frames By Quay Australia Credit: Topshop

Do they need glasses? No. Will they wear glasses anyway? Yes. So, why not get them these wonderfully framed ones by Quay Australia?

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13. & Other Stories Organic Cotton Denim Tie Shirt

£55, & Other Stories

& Other Stories Organic Cotton Denim Tie Shirt Credit: & Other Stories

Because denim on denim is of course very hipster. They'll look super cool and stylish and can accessorise it to suit their personal style too. 

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14. Patagonia Black Hole Waist Pack in Smolder Blue

£45, END.

Patagonia Black Hole Waist Pack in Smolder Blue Credit: END.

Hipsters were early adopters of the re-vamped bumbag fad (naturally) but this one combines the trend with the hipster's love of an outdoor wear brand - a perfect storm of a present. 

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15. French Connection dotted bow tie

£8, ASOS

French Connection dotted bow tie Credit: ASOS

A polka dot bow tie is a wardrobe must-have. They probably have a few, but one more can't hurt, or if they don't then they need one, clearly. Be prepared to see it worn with a clashing print shirt.

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16. Urban Outfitters Dark Ombre Stripe Jumper

£49, Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Dark Ombre Stripe Jumper Credit: Urban Outfitters

The fact Urban Outfitters describes this as a "retro-inspired jumper" explains why a hipster would want to wear it. Hadn't you heard? Ironic fashion is a thing.

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17. Topshop Bleach Pleated Mom Jeans

£25, Topshop

Topshop Bleach Pleated Mom Jeans Credit: Topshop

Hipsters are all obsessed with the early 1990s and these mom jeans come complete with the old unflattering pleating of that era. They could have come straight off the set of Saved By The Bell.

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18. Church's Pembrey glossed-leather loafers

£470, NET-A-PORTER

Church's Pembrey glossed-leather loafers Credit: Net-A-Porter

Slightly preppy, slighty geeky and a total staple for the hipster girl. You'll make the holiday season extra special by getting them a fresh pair. 

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19. Veja V-10 Rubber-Trimmed Leather Sneakers

£115, MATCHESFASHION

 Veja V-10 Rubber-Trimmed Leather Sneakers Credit: MAYCHESFASHION

Eco-friendly trainers made with natural rubber that's sustainably sourced from the Amazonian rainforest = stylish and woke. Just like your hipster loved ones.

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20. Casio A168WG-9EF Gold Plated Digital Watch

£60, ASOS

Casio A168WG-9EF Gold Plated Digital Watch Credit: ASOS

They can go back to the future with this 1980s style digital watch. The watch is also water resistant so you know it will last a long time. Also, has an alarm, stop watch and back light function.

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Food and Drink

21. Perky Blenders Coffee Subscription

£6.50, Perky Blenders

Perky Blenders Coffee Subscription Credit: Perky Blenders

Coffee is a major theme with the cool kids so receiving a subscription to Perky Blenders (great name) will ensure they've always got the good stuff to hand. There are four blends to choose from as well as an option to receive it ground or as whole beans.

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22.  ECoffee 12oz Black Bamboo Resuable Coffee Cup

£7.50, Amazon

ECoffee 12oz Black Bamboo Resuable Coffee Cup Credit: Trouva

And they'll love being able to take their home brew with them in this moody, reusable cup. Because caring about the environment is cool.

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23. Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

£29.89, Amazon

Mr Black Cold Coffee Liqueur  Credit: Amazon 

Sticking to the coffee theme, you know they love an espresso martini so they'll be able to whip one up with ease, with a drop or two of Mr Black's coffee liqueur.

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24. Gin Experience at The Ginstitute

£120, The Ginstitute

Gin Experience at The Ginstitute Credit: The Ginstitute

Gin is still in and with a few hours at London's Ginstitute they'll learn all about the history of this fashionable spirit before crafting their own version to take home using various distilled botanicals.  

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25. Volvo Water Bottle

£12.36, Volvo

Volvo Water Bottle Credit: Volvo

A bit of Swedish design will go down well, so how about helping them stay hydrated with this water bottle by Volvo? Yes Volvo. Whether they like it ironically or not, the point is they'll like it. Especially because it's made from BPA-free plastic so is sustainable too. 

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26. Mast Brothers Almond Butter Chocolate

£6.50, La Gent

Mast Brothers Almond Butter Chocolate Credit: Harvey Nichols

Even beatniks have a sweet tooth, but with this chocolate made in the hipster haven of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, they'll know it's got street cred. Plus the Mast Brothers in question have got huge beards.

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27. Kitchen Cocktails Recipe Book

£21, Amazon

Christmas for hipsters

JJ Goodman is the founder and owner of The London Cocktail Club bar group and Craft Cocktail Co. So if anyone knows how to mix up a killer martini it's him. Now your coolest buddies can steal his tricks of the trade with his new recipe book in which they'll find ideas for marshmallow cocktails and chocolate mulled wine. Could it be more hipster?

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