photo by aaron richter


the normcore holiday gift guide

the goods you’ll want to give (and get).

by friends of nylon

One of our favorite breakout "trends" of 2014—if you can even call it a trend—is normcore. It's all about keeping it easy, chill, and super simple. Check out the gallery to find all of our top totally gift-worthy normcore picks.


Perfect for every tee-lover, members get a new shirt each month from the best bars you’ve never heard of.


Day or night, the slim and stylish Solace from Element Case is ready to go. Precise CNC aluminum top and bottom crowns cap your iPhone’s vulnerable corners while integrating with a durable, soft-touch polycarbonate body that your fingers can’t resist.


This is the one that will stop all other coats in their tracks. Made from water-resistant nylon, Gap’s Fur Trim Snorkel Parka will stand up to whatever the weather throws at you—and won’t sacrifice when it comes to style. (And yes, all its fur detailing is faux fur.)


The Ventilator represented a very different approach to running shoes during the early ’90s, with colors and silhouette lines that were bolder and more expressive than what was commonly seen at that time. Today, the Ventilator’s versatile silhouette can be dialed up in bold graphics and colors, or executed in a cleaner, simplified fashion that makes it extremely wearable. For increased breathability, it has ventilated side panels, and for durability, a tough-as-nails outsole that provides terrific traction. Reebok Classic Ventilator, $79.99.


Get all dolled up and add a rosy glow with The Body Shop’s iconic Lip and Cheek Stain in ultra-cute, special-edition packaging. Available at all The Body Shop locations and online at Geisha Doll Lip & Cheek Doll, $8.