From a drone to the Galapagos—my holiday wish list

In the latest installment of's Holiday Wish List series, Neil Blumenthal dreams of the Galapagos and... a drone to shoot the photos!

I'll be spending the holidays in snowy Vermont, just like I did as a child. Even as a Jewish kid, Santa Claus came to my house — my mom told me that she and Santa were friends, so she was able to hook up a visit from him.

Neal Blumental, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker
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Neal Blumental, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker

I remember wondering how the hell Santa Claus made it down the tiny pipe of our wood-burning stove. After exchanging presents, my family would all go skiing and get hot chocolate.

Perfect day. I'll do the same thing with my family this year.

Here's my wish list for 2015.

Best Made Belgian dart set ($122)

The Belgian Dart Set
The Belgian Dart Set

It's always a good idea to polish up your darts game. There's nothing worse than a dart set that doesn't work, or breaks, or isn't aesthetically pleasing. This one is sturdy and looks great on any wall.

A dive trip to the Galapagos

Sea turtles, Galapagos Islands
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Sea turtles, Galapagos Islands

I'd love to see a Galapagos tortoise and a blue-footed booby in the flesh.

Patagonia wetsuit ($529)

Source: Patagonia

Patagonia makes the first wet suit that's not entirely constructed from petrochemicals.They use a material called Yulex which is a plant-based rubber. I could take it with me when I go to the Galapagos.

3d robotics Iris Drone ($599)

Source: 3DR

Everyone loves a drone. This one allows you to shoot photos from angles that no human could reach.

Graeters ice cream sandwiches ($36 for a pack of 6)

Graeter's Ice Cream sandwich
Source: Graeter's Ice Cream

It's a near-impossible feat to find a frozen ice cream sandwich where the cookie element doesn't taste like cardboard. Graeter's manages to do it. I could take down a whole box in a week, easy.

Commentary by Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, an affordable designer eyewear brand and socially conscious business. Follow him on twitter @NeilBlumenthal.