DRF Holiday Gift Guide

Got some last-minute holiday shopping to do? We’ve highlighted some of our portfolio companies’ products to bring you gifting suggestions from practical to luxury, from toys to travel experiences. Put these cutting edge products on your wishlist, or pick one up to impress your loved one!

For your design-obsessed friends:

LovePop Greeting Cards, $13

A Lovepop is more than a card — the intricate 3D paper sculptures are designed by naval engineers on cutting edge software and then hand-crafted in the Asian art form of sliceform kirigami.

Our tip: to score some last-minute “nice” points, write a thoughtful letter to your friend or family member to tell them why you’re grateful they’re in your life.

For the world traveller:

Spoon Cooking Class in Chiang Mai, Thailand, $34–142

Travel off the eaten path! Book a private meal or cooking class with the best home cooks around the world or give the gift of an unforgettable experience. Gift cards are available online.

For the next LeBron:

DribbleUp Smart Basketball, $79.99

Take your training to the next level with the DribbleUp basketball and iOS app. DribbleUp is a virtual coach with guided training sessions. The app tracks and analyzes your dribbling, measures your crossover speed and other metrics, and lets you compete against friends with head to head match-ups and shareable videos.

For your future founder:

LightUp Tesla Kit, $99.99

The Tesla Kit: Bluetooth Edition lets anyone program wirelessly with drag-and-drop code blocks. Build projects right from your iPad and dive into the world of electronics and programming.

For anyone who loves to sleep in:

Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set in Navy Dot, $109

Time for some adulting — get yourself some grown-up sheets. The Luxe Core sheet set is woven to a 480 thread count in a buttery-smooth sateen weave, for an ultra-luxurious feel.

For the ultramarathoner:

Humon Hex, $295 $195 (save $100 by pre-ordering)

This team of MIT students built the first wearable that allows you to train smarter by measuring the way your muscles use oxygen in real time and knowing how hard to push yourself versus your limit. Read our feature on founder Alessandro Babini here.

For the casual fashionista:

Dagne Dover Ava Bucket Bag in Rust Suede, $325

On-trend and incredibly versatile, you can take this bag from class or work to brunch or a night out. Ava is big on organization: the unique center console includes single and dual-slotted pockets on both sides for all of your everyday essentials–it’s got enough room for your iPad and more.


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