Own the holidays with 2016's best gifts
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 12 NFL Chemistry Issue. Subscribe today!
Every holiday has its MVP -- the person who most exceeds gift-giving expectations. This is your year to finally be that person. Here's your guide to making it happen.
CCM SUPER TACKS SKATES
$900 | CCMHOCKEY.COM
Go ahead, take that second run at the dessert table. Then take these out for a skate -- and burn up to 800 calories per hour.
CHRIS REEVE LARGE INKOSI
$485 | KNIFEART.COM
This knife is made of carbon fiber, which keeps its weight down -- try 4 ounces -- while maintaining effectiveness. And it's the same material used in spaceships!
GH MUMM GRAND CORDON CHAMPAGNE
$40 | MUMM.COM
Tis the season for fruitcake, latkes -- and champagne! Prep for the ball drop early with some high-quality bubbly.
ALLEN IVERSON PHOTO BOOK
$150 | IVERSONBOOK.COM
You could say Gary Land has had a lot of ... practice in eight years shooting A.I. This book contains 272 of his best shots.
$60 | IHOMEAUDIO.COM
These iHome speakers -- small, flashy and color-changing! -- are perfect additions for wherever you binge-watch the games.
KOZM T-SHIRT AND BEANIE
$42 and $23 | THEKOZM.COM
Looking for yoga gear that's (a) cool, (b) well-made and (c) sustainable? Enter Kozm, which also donates 5 percent of every sale to charity. Nice!
$795 | SAMSUNG.COM
The new Galaxy has an improved screen, camera and OS -- and it's water-resistant! (For up to 30 minutes. Be reasonable.)
SUNTORY WHISKY TOKI
$45 | WHISKY.SUNTORY.COM
Drink Suntory's Toki straight up or as part of its signature highball: whisky, sparkling water, lemon twist. Yes, please.
$50 | MISSIONBELT.COM
Take "championship belt" literally by repping the Cavs on your buckle. Or the Wolves, if you're an optimist.
$199 | WALABOT.COM/DIY
Being handy is hard enough. The Walabot attaches to your phone to find studs, pipes and wires lurking behind your walls. Easier housework and X-ray vision? Win-win.
TECHNIC DRAG RACER
$80 | SHOP.LEGO.COM
Lego cars? Cool. Lego cars that can actually run? Way cooler. This guy has a V-8 engine -- and can pop a freaking wheelie!
$350 | SAMSUNG.COM
You know those sweet 360 shots of your home stadium? They too can be yours with Samsung's new 360-degree camera.
Q NATE WATCH
$215 | FOSSIL.COM
In the age of smart and smarter watches, there's just something extra stylish about a classic timepiece.
LEVITATING DEATH STAR SPEAKER
$179 | GETPLOX.COM
Score one for the Dark Side. This Plox speaker is wireless, has great sound and, uh, did we mention it levitates?!
HOPPER FLIP 12
$280 | YETI.COM
This top-of-the-line cooler will keep 15 pounds of ice -- or, more important, a 12-pack -- cold for the entire weekend.
BT SPEAKER HELMET
$149 | NIMAUSA.COM
Need better sound for tailgates? Try the Nima Helmet, which comes in three sizes -- and more than a dozen teams.
DVR 786HD ACTION CAM
$70 | VIVITAR.COM
Surfing, snowboarding, dog-walking: Whatever your speed, the waterproof, mountable Action Cam has you covered.
$250 | STORE.ORIONLABS.IO
Imagine a walkie-talkie, but cooler. Heck, imagine a phone, but cooler! That's the Onyx, which lets you talk to your pals via Bluetooth.
WATERPROOF IN-EAR EARBUDS
$30 | ALTECLANSING.COM
Put away the freebies -- it's time for a grown-up pair of headphones. These Altec buds more than fit the bill.
PEBBLE PASSCASE WALLET
$40 | NAUTICA.COM
It's not interactive. It doesn't come with a data plan. It just holds your things. It's called a wallet, and it's genius!
$20 AND UP | CORKCICLE.COM
These thermoses keep drinks cold for 25 hours and hot for 12 hours. That should do it for even the slowest of sippers.
$130 | ROKU.COM
HDR! 4K! This sucker can find your lost remote! Oh, and it will stream your favorite movies, TV shows, music and sports.
$280 | ASPIREEYEWARE.COM
Aspire uses its own proprietary material to make sure its glasses are efficient, lightweight and comfortable. Oh, and they look cool.