Great Scott! When Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled 30 years into the future in the iconic film Back to the Future, Part II, they arrived on October 21, 2015 (remember when that seemed so far away?).
They were greeted by a world of flying cars, hoverboards, self-lacing sneakers, dog-walking drones and oddly enough … fax machines. While much of the technology predicted in the film has yet to materialize, our Ultimate Gift Guide contains several modern marvels (and a few nostalgic ’80s throwbacks) that would impress any time traveller from the past – as well as everyone on your holiday gift list.
When it comes to futuristic tech, it’s hard to top 3D printing. Who hasn’t dreamed of simply pressing a button and watching the item you need materialize right in front of you? Our easy-to-use Flashforge 3D Printer creates adorable toys, charming decorations and much more with the help of digital designs you can download for free from various design-sharing websites.
If you have a need for speed and a yearning to fly, you can take to the skies with our immersive VRX Flight Simulator. Fight the seat-pinning force of take-off, feel the vibration of the engines, and experience the exhilaration of nose-diving at incredible speeds – all from the comfort of your home.
Although there is plenty about the world of 2015 that is cutting-edge and futuristic, our Ultimate Gift Guide also features some nostalgic throwbacks that even Marty McFly would recognize – albeit with some modern upgrades.
Along with big hair and keytar synthesizers, few things were bigger in the ’80s than video game arcades. We’ve meticulously cleaned and refurbished a special collection of classic pinball and arcade games like Ms. Pac Man with upgraded lights and parts to ensure that they play like new.
While digital music is definitely dominant in 2015, recent years have seen serious music lovers giving vinyl records another spin. Our 3-in-1 Turntable Stereo System may be reminiscent of the classic hi-fi your parents used to own, but this thoroughly modern sound system boasts some 21st century upgrades. In addition to a three-speed turntable, CD player and AM/FM radio, it can wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet.
Remember those flimsy plastic headphones that came with your first portable cassette player? While they were considered cutting-edge back then, modern technology has taken on-the-go music to a whole new level. The lightweight Beats Studio Wireless™ Noise Cancelling Headphones let you enjoy superb audio with thunderous low-end, as well as crystal clear mids and highs –– all without the hassle of wires.
Explore our entire collection of cutting-edge tech gifts.
Christmas decorations are among the most beloved of all family treasures. From heirloom ornaments passed though generations to a cherished statuette or figurine … each tells a story. And one of the most personal joys of the season is retelling those tales when we gather together.
This year, we’ve collaborated with eight of the holiday season’s most renowned designers to create exclusive collections. From the fun, to the fanciful, to the lavishly glamorous, each collection is shaped by the influences and personalities of our designers. And every unique item is a conversation piece destined to become part of your Christmas story.
So let us introduce you to the designers and share the inspiration behind their Frongate-exclusive collections. Visit our Featured Designers page to learn more and browse this season’s most talked about decorations.
As we welcome fall like an old friend, we can’t help but think ahead to the holidays. And we’ll admit it … glittering visions of Christmas are already running through our heads.
Picture sweeping garlands thick with blooms, berries and ribbons. Stockings brimming with goodies. But most of all … we’re dreaming of a soaring fir studded with heirloom-worthy ornaments.From the rich red plaids of a Highland fling to the glam of Art Deco metallic … we’ve created 12 dazzling ornament collections inspired by the traditional, the trendy and the playful.
You’ll find opulent orbs in shades of gold, exclusive looks from renowned designers, and handmade ornaments encrusted with crystals. Most importantly, every piece of mouth-blown glass is a work of art, destined to be passed down through your family for generations.
So explore our 2015 Holiday Ornament Lookbook and discover a new Christmas tradition. Because it’s never too early to dream about the most wonderful time of the year.
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Designers call it the most touchable fabric in the world. Whether made of cotton or silk, crushed or devoré, running your hand along a length of velvet is a sumptuous experience. Why else would the red velvet cake be named after it?
Gucci and Sonia Rykiel showed rich and lustrous velvet dresses and jumpsuits in their fall clothing lines this year. Dolce & Gabbana’s models walked down the runway in leopard print velvet pumps. Alexander Wang stole the show with velvet combat boots. And the trend toward velvet continues into home furnishings. Statement pieces like gorgeous button-tufted sofas and rolled armchairs are dressed in rich charcoal and emerald blue velvet this season. Some even sport necklaces of nailhead trim.
But the love for velvet isn’t new. The Egyptians favored it 4,000 years ago. In medieval times, kings and queens coveted it to make robes and bed coverlets.
Why is it still so desirable today? When we talked with designer, author and TV personality Vern Yip, he told us texture transforms a cold house into a warm home. When velvet’s supple nap drapes over curves and catches the light, it brings a dimensional sort of texture to a piece of furniture and to a room.
Velvet is also ultra-versatile. Clothiers know it plays well with denim, leather, cotton. . . everything. The same applies to decor. Velvet pairs perfectly with faux fur, brass, glass, marble and more.
Scatter a few bright velvet pillows on a neutral linen couch, and you’ve amped up the warmth – both visual and tactile.
So as the temps dip and our minds turn to fall, consider warming things up with a glowing fire in the hearth – and sophisticated, luxurious velvet furniture.
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