Looking for unique gifts for all the little monkeys on your list? Then look no further, the 2016 edition of the Barrel O’Monkeyz holiday gift giving guide is finally here—and it may be just what you need to find that special something for that special someone on your list either now or the whole year through.


With 220+ patents and over 30 years of quiet evolution and ingenious technologies, DAHON is the leader in folding bike technology. For the recreational biker, roadie, and/or dedicated cycle adventurer on your list, you’ll find everything you want/need to know about Dahon bikes, gear, accessories, plus a handy locater of area retailers carrying the brand.


From hoodies to shorts to jerseys to tees to hats and other performance gear, PLASTIC designs clothing and accessories specifically for active men, women, and kids. Whether you’re active in the spring, summer, winter, fall, or all year round, PLASTIC is a great online source for lifestyle apparel that is athlete-focused and athlete-driven.


Need a gift for that on-the-go gamer, student, business professional, or road warrior in your life? Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop and tablet cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and other gear for people with mobile lifestyles. Known for their innovative and stylish designs, Mobile Edge bags offer superior-quality and durability, flexibility, and lifetime warranties.


From concept to design and implementation, Point East Foundation handles every aspect of product design, development, sourcing, and logistics to turn your product ideas into reality. Be sure to check out their autographed, limited edition collectible Caron Butler “Tuff Juice” figure.


The professional bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts at Muddle & Stir offer quality cocktail-related products and ingredients, knowledge, recipes, technique videos, and inspiration for the budding do-it-yourself mixologists on your gift list who want to make craft cocktails expertly in their own kitchens or bars.


Created as an extremely challenging cycling event in the spirit of the great one-day spring classics of Belgium, the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) has a cult following of fervent racers from cyclo-cross, road, and mountain biking determined to navigate its tricky trails, hellacious hills and rolling roads. The race returns to North County San Diego on May 21, 2017 and also features a shorter, only half as painful Belgian “Wafer” Ride, as well as an expanded BWR Lifestyle and Fitness Expo (5/20 – 5/21), hosted by The Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos, California. It’s sure to be great fun for cycling enthusiasts and the whole family.


If you or a family member/friend are into all things related to active lifestyles and action sports, then check out Malakye a niche social networking platform dedicated to building a professional community around active lifestyle-driven industries. In a way, they are like a LinkedIn that specializes in the active lifestyle and sports sphere, providing access to connections for employment and business opportunities as well as the ability to share relevant experiences and stories . . . and you can join for free!


Last, but certainly not least, is the Huntington’s Disease Society of America- San Diego Chapter. What better way to give a gift, than to donate to the HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease, as well as to aid education, advocacy, and research? You can even visit the HDSA shop for apparel, flowers, jewelry, publications, and more!

Do you have some unique gift giving ideas or volunteering opportunities that you’d like to share with the BOM community?

Paul June is King Monkey of BARREL O’MONKEYZ, a full-service digital media and marketing group specializing in more creativity, ideas, and fun for active lifestyle consumer products, sports marketing, and brands in San Diego and Southern California.