Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, in our Christmas special, it’s features everything from a Gibson ES-335 to Dr Martens Lorne.
Guitar: Gibson ES-335
Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Noel Gallagher all use the Gibson ES-335 when writing their indie anthems and entertaining crowds of thousands, so what better guitar to start penning your own future hits on? If this hollow-body beauty is a bit out of your budget, though, the Epiphone 335 offers a similar look and features for a fraction of the price.
BUY £1,799, guitarguitar.co.uk
Amp: Marshall 1973x
Part of Marshall’s handwired series, the 1973x combo amp offers clean-cut vintage style and that famously rich guitar tone. The 18-watt amp is a reissue of the company’s 1973 dual-channel product, that was only produced between 1966 and 1968. Perfect for use at home, in the studio and on the stage.
BUY £1,729, andertons.co.uk
Cider: Brothers Toffee Apple Cider
There might be a while to wait before you can visit Brothers’ glorious cider bus at Glastonbury but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy their fantastic flavoured drinks. Embrace winter Somerset-style with a bottle or two of festive Toffee Apple cider.
BUY £20 for a case of 12, brotherscider.co.uk
Camera: GoPro Hero
GoPro cameras are waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof and dustproof, which means you can capture those unforgettable moments whether you find yourself on a camel in a desert, up a mountain or even underwater. The GoPro Hero is a new entry-level addition to the game-changing HD camera range.
BUY £99.99, gopro.com
This Boxfresh Bietal jacket will keep you completely dry and looking stylish however bad the weather gets this winter. It’s 100% waterproof and includes taped seams and a drawstring hood to keep you from turning up to Christmas parties looking like a drowned rat.
BUY £130, boxfresh.com
Laptop: Microsoft HP Stream 11
Get everything you need in one place with the new low-cost laptop from Microsoft, including a free one-year subscription to Office 365 plus access to unlimited radio playlist listens, with the chance to win gig tickets and money-can’t-buy experiences.
BUY £179, hp.com
Headphones: Polk Buckle
Technology meets cool design with Polk’s new headphone range. The Buckle model comes complete with a brushed cotton and leather travel bag, is available in black and silver or brown, and includes a built-in three-button switch and microphone so you can move between audio and phone calls with ease.
BUY $199.95, polkaudio.com
Radio: Goodmans Heritage Radio
Combine your Mad Men fantasies with fab DAB sound with this retro digital and FM radio. Store up to 10 stations on its presets and get the sound you want with multiple EQ settings. You can also stream from your tablet or smartphone with the Bluetooth function.
BUY £119, goodmans.co.uk
Discover the slick streaming service, which boasts a library of 35 million tracks. Create your own playlists of your favourite tracks and sync them for offline listening, or use the Flow function to discover new tunes based on your previous listening habits.
Jumper: Numskull Christmas Jumper
Christmas jumpers needn’t look like something your gran’s knitted. These festive pieces of knitwear from Numskull mix traditional seasonal patterns with PlayStation symbols, Sonic The Hedgehog and Street Fighter imagery.
BUY £34.99, yellowbulldog.co.uk
Shoes: Dr Martens Lorne
These womens’ Monk shoes come in a sleek and shiny cherry-red leather, with a buckle to make them stand out from other flats. There’s also the trademark air-cushioned sole – Goodyear welted to the upper – that adorns every pair of Dr Martens, adding comfort to style.
BUY £90, drmartens.com