The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

By Connect Sports Staff, December 5, 2016

Gift Guide Cashmere setRaffi Pure Cashmere Travel Pack

Considering the amount of time event professionals spend on planes, they deserve quality accessories to help them sleep at 35,000 feet. Enter Raffi’s cashmere travel pack, which includes a 100 percent cashmere case that slides over airline pillows, an eye mask and a blanket. Available in black or cream, the splurge-worthy accessories are perfect for slipping into your carry-on. $550



This one is for the Snapchat gurus. Last month, Snap Inc. released Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses that let you film 10-second videos onto Snapchat from a first-person perspective. If your company has its own Snapchat, have a staff member wear them around your event to give viewers a firsthand account of your meeting. There is one catch: They’re exclusive. The only way to buy them is from a touring vending machine making its way around the world. $130


Gift Guide Wilson X FootballWilson X Connected Football

The Wilson X Connected Football measures a throw’s distance, speed, spin rate and velocity—making it perfect for aspiring NFL quarterbacks or for your buddy reliving the glory days. The stats link up with an app, making it a useful tool for tournaments as well. If hoops is your game, Wilson also has a connected basketball. $200


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