A Kraken Christmas

Struggling for Christmas gift ideas for that special someone in your life? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

The Night Gathers editorial team have curated a list of awesome things they would love to find under the Christmas tree this year. We've got everything from the highly practical to the ridiculously expensive and everything in between.

Before digging into this list you should know... 

  • This list is in no particular order -it's as random as opening up that present from your old aunt. 
  • Night Gathers or it's editors aren't being paid or endorsed to recommend these products. 
  • Our editorial team is made up of a wide ranging group of individuals with varying interests and beliefs. Wait, it's not...we're mostly 30+ years old but we do have one token 22 year who keeps us young at heart.

And lastly, christmas isn't about the gifts. It's about family. The gifts are to make it all tolerable... 

Happy shopping! 


Back to the Future - Original Score LP

Even if you don't own a turntable (yet) and the movie has been out for 30 years, this LP has some seriously beautiful artwork. You will just want to take it off the shelf, look at it for 2 minutes, smile, and the put it back on the shelf.

Plus, it comes on clear vinyl with electric blue splatter. Great Scott!!!

Where to buy: Mondotees | $49.99 NZD 


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Deadly Ponies Comet Satchel

Need to look on-fleek for 2017. Consider this extremely slick satchel from Deadly Ponies.

Where to buy: Deadly Ponies | Price $695 NZD


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DJI Mavic Pro Drone

There is no doubt about it that Drones are the hot gadget of the season. If you're looking for super crispy 4K video and a highly portable drone you can fit in your backpack the DJI mavic might be the one for you. The only constraint is going to be the price. She's not for the light-hearted.

Where to buy: DJI | Price $1899 NZD


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Sony PlayStation VR

They say VR has to be experienced to be believed. If you're already rocking a PlayStation 4 then a Sony PlayStation VR might be the next evolution in immersive gaming.

A word to the wise though, if you're going to pick one of these up for Christmas Day make sure you also have the PlayStation camera and Move controller. 

Where to buy: Sony | Price: $629 NZD 


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Night Gathers T-Shirt

Maybe the hottest t-shirt of the Christmas season! If someone you love is a Night Gathers fan then they should probably be rocking one of these bad-ass t-shirts.

Along with t-shirts you can also pick up singlets, hoodies and long-sleeve tee's. Make sure you look around for a RedBubble coupon code before you order i.e. you normally get 10% off your order just for creating an account!

Where to buy: RedBubble | Price $26.00 NZD 


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Lego Technic Porsche 

Got a Lego or Technics fan in your life?

This Porsche build will keep them busy for hours. The set includes over 2700 pieces and comes with a collectors edition book chronicling the history of LEGO Technic and Porsche GT cars.

Where to buy: Mighty Ape | Price $599 NZD


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Bloody Good Baking - The Good Bitches Baking Cookbook 

By buying this cookbook you are not only are you buying an awesome gift, you're also supporting an awesome New Zealand charity that brings moments of happiness to everyday New Zealanders.

Where to buy: Good Bitches Baking | Price $45.00 NZD


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The Dark Tower - Boxed Set

Got some 'chill time' for summer reading? How about a boxed set trilogy to get you started? 

"My cousin has been on at me for the last 20-years to read this and there's never been a better time to start as there's a Dark Tower movie out next year with Idris Elba, Pinkman, and McConaughey. I feel like once I start reading, I won't surface again until I finish"

Where to buy Amazon | Price $150.00 NZD (Approx) 


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Scythe 

Risk meets steampunk Mech warfare. 'Nuff said.

Where to buy: Stonemaier Games | From $112 NZD (Approx)


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The Passage Trilogy

If you like post-apocalyptic, zombie-type horror then this trilogy could be your perfect holiday read on the beach this Christmas.

Where to buy: MightyApe | Price $18.00 - $30.00 NZD each


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Old School Skateboard 

If you grew up in the 80's and 90's there's a pretty good chance you owned a skateboard. Or at least had a friend with one. Re-live your childhood fantasies with one of these classic 'Old School decks'. Available as decks or complete setups.

Where to buy: HyperRide | Price $150 - $399 NZD each (Approx)


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Garmin Edge 520 

We live in a world where data matters, why not take your mountain biking / cycling to the next level. Every possible data measure you can imagine, like on screen confirmation that my heart’s trying to burrow its way out of my chest and that I’m miles behind the fastest person on this particular section of trail. 

Where to buy: Garmin | Price $420 NZD 


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A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

Authorised biography of Maynard James Keenan, one-time pet shop employee, army brat, award winning vintner and  lead singer for Puscifer, A Perfect Circle and Tool. Famously secretive, it's an insight into one of the most influential musicians from the 90s. A must read for music fans.

Where to buy: Mighty Ape | Price $52.99 


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2014 Te Mata Estate Coleraine

Rated as one of the greatest wines in their 120-year winemaking history, it'd go down nicely with BBQ steak on Boxing Day.

Where to buy: Te Mata Estate | Price $220 (Magnum Bottle) 


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Lego Star Wars Tie Fighter 

The original and best.  Lego have tried and to be honest generally failed to deliver a TIE Fighter set that does the ship justice. Previous sets have been coloured wrong (blue?) and often too small. This baby is over 40cm high and comes with over 1,600 pieces.  

Where to buy: Lego | Price $399 NZD


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Batman: Return to Arkham 

I kind of missed the boat on Arkham Asylum and Arkham City when they were the hottest games ever on PS3.  Now they've both been remasterered for the PS4! 

Where to buy: Mighty Ape | Price $59.95 NZD


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The Top Gear - Driving Gloves

These are pretty much for the pretentious car enthusiast in your life. No one really needs these.

Where to buy: Petrolicious | Price $320 NZD


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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Graphics Card

If you've got a gaming PC then you'll know graphics are king. Upgrading to the new GTX 1070 has never been easier. I personally have one of these in my computer and it's a beast.

Where to buy: Mighty Ape | Price $718 NZD


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Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - Fireblue

There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to sign some important documentation - If you're doing that more than the average Joe maybe you need a custom fountain pen?

Where to buy: JetPens | Price $246 NZD


There you have it - A kick starter list of ideas for Christmas shopping for that special someone in your life. Good luck, be safe and have a Merry Christmas.

Special thanks to Paul, Ethan, Logan, Simon, and George for their help in pulling together this article.


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Author: @daniel_whiting

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