The Bauhaus was known for its minimalist designs, and the Naef Bauhaus Chess Set ($350) is no exception. Brought to life by Josef Hartwig in 1923, these simple, ingenious pieces are literal symbols of the moves that can be performed with each, a perfect example of the school's form follows function aesthetic. Oh, and don't forget the chessboard.
Our own yo-yo skills haven't progressed beyond the basic Duncan level, but if you're an elite spinner, you'll want to take a gander at the Hitman Pro Yo-Yo ($50). Designed by world champ Johnnie DelValle, this high-end handheld toy features the Solid Spin axle system for a more stable and balanced spinning experience, wide weight rings with carbon fiber caps for a smoother ride, and a classy silver and black color scheme befitting a pro-level unit.
Who said kids are the only ones that want toys for Christmas? We'd be more than happy to find a Boattail Racer ($350) under the tree. Inspired early 20th century streamlined racers, this unique toy features wooden bodywork made from 13 ply Baltic birch, 77.5 millimeter carnelian-core industrial grade wheels, stainless steel axles and fasteners, and a custom archive box that's way classier than anything you'll find at Toys 'R Us.