Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day

It's Mother's Day this Sunday, May 11th*. If you have a mother, and you'd like to show her some appreciation, you better put some thought into it and pick out something special. Visit our Gifts tab to view gift-ish posts by price, and if you happen to find something with a weird/broken retail link, just shoot us an email or tweet (@bltd) and we'll fix it. Above, left to right, top to bottom: Mezzo Radio, $75.00 Marmol Radziner Ring, ~$75.00 earHero Worlds Safest Earphone Kit, $149.00 Misfit Shine activity monitor, $120.00 Hasami Porcelain ...

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    Random Gift Ideas 4

    Okay, here's the last random smattering of gift ideas for you, but you'd best be quick to order anything with overnight shipping as today is really the last day with any chance for something to arrive on/before Christmas. As always, items are listed left to right, top to bottom. 1. Krochet Kids Simon Sleeve for iPad, $29.95 2. Areaware Whale Box by Karl Zahn, $49.00 3. Pen Type-A by CW&T, $150.00 4. Massimo Vignelli's Perpetual Wall Calendar, $82.00 5. Form Tea Pot, $200.00 6. Crocheted Headphones by Traci Medeiros-Bagan, $38.00 7. Pocket Bluetooth Keyboard, $45.00 8. 3 piece Key Ring, $60.00 9. Siena Blanket, $260.00

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    Matt Felten Gift Ideas 2013

    We asked Matt Felten, Los Angeles-based UI Designer and all around swell guy, to submit some of the things he’s excited about this year. Thanks Matt for taking the time to share your list! 1. Stanley 100th Anniversary Thermos, $38.00. Everyone needs a thermos. Might as well get the best. 2. Great Showdowns: The Return, $10.41. I’m such a sucker for coffee table books. 3. Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones, $399.99 4. FiftyThree Pencil Stylus, $59.95 5. Saturdays Surf NYC Black CPO Jacket, $200.00 6. Reverse-Denim Dopp Kit, $30.00. It’s time to upgrade from the Joe Cool bag my grandma gave me when I was 11. 7. Glitch Textiles, P1010006, $275.00 8. Columbiaknit Hat, $12.50 9. ...

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    Random Gift Ideas

    As we're in the last throes of shopping frenzy, let's throw some random stuff together and give one last jolt, a therapeutic dose if you will, to your dying interest of finding just the right thing. Don't give in to the general malaise of oh-this-cheap-pair-of-gloves-will-do, for you, my friend, are better than that (you are reading this site, after all). A thoughtful gift is out there, and some places are even offering free shipping today in time for the 25th. Items in these 'random' images aren't even numbered, thus showing you that I'm also pretty tired of the whole gift ...

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    Random Gift Ideas 2

    More random gift ideas for you... Items in the image above are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Camera Pin (silver) by Macon and Lesquoy, $28.00. At just under an inch square, this little pin will fit on a jacket or bag perfectly. 2. Soap: Kuro, Shiro, $35.00. Kuro Soap is made with White Charcoal powder, so you could get away with saying you're giving them coal. 3. Half Dollar Mighty Wallet®, $15.00. Add a Ulysses S. Grant bill to this wallet and see your niece, nephew, or other favorite young person be pleasantly surprised. 4. Wooden Spinning ...

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    Random Gift Ideas 3

    And here's the last random gift idea list today, more on Monday... Items are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Wilson Keyring, Enameled, $12.00. Stocking stuffer alert! 2. The Pattern Box, 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers, $19.95. A treasure trove of patterns. 3. Botanical Moss Tea Towel, $22.00. Another nice stocking stuffer, I think, or a nice gift for an acquaintance. 4. Dandelion Paperweight, $98.00. Pretty and simple = love. 5. Aalto Vase in dark lilac, $85.00. Alvar Aalto's classic vase, sure to be a hit with anyone that appreciates modern design (and flowers). 6. Timbre by Tyler Pratt, $60.00. This small wooden amplifier ...

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    Wintercheck Factory Gift Ideas 2013

    And here's another list of gift ideas for this last-Thursday-before-Christmas. Kristen Wentrcek and her partner Andrew Zebulon Williams rounded up a list of 12 things they'd like to give/get this season. If those two names aren't familiar, Kristen Wentrcek owns and designs for Wintercheck Factory and is the co-founder of 06/08. Andrew Zebulon Williams is an illustrator and the other co-founder of 06/08. Thanks for sharing your list, Kristen and Andrew! 1. Truck Nest Book, $75.00 2. Collette Two Finger Ring, $125.00 3. Chapman Manufacturing Standard Kit #7331, $37.00 4. Nike Tech Fleece Women's Hoodie, $90.00 5. Filson Oil Finish Wax, $10.00 6. "HUGE Magazine: Tools" Books, $27.75-$29.65 7. Donald Judd 101 Spring Street Tour Ticket, $25.00 8. ...

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    Unstuff Gifts

    If you've not yet got a special gift for that special someone, you're in trouble. It's either errands on foot or by car to brave the crowds or paying through the nose for premium shipping. But wait, what if you could give that special person an experience rather than a thing? Unstuff, rather than stuff. Maybe you could give them a class in Aerial Yoga. Or would they enjoy learning woodworking? What about indoor skydiving? Get more ideas over at Unstuff, and think about giving a story they can tell rather than something they'll forget about by the time next ...

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    Michael Mundy Gift Ideas 2013

    Michael Mundy from Anafternoonwith.com has once again found the time to share his gift list this year. If you haven't checked out his site lately, it's worth a visit to see the latest people and spaces featured. Thanks Michael! 1. Luc Parfum bottle, $85.00: great for men and women. 2. Best Made Steel Bowls, $35.00: for what ever. 3. First Aid Kit, $74.99: These could be a life saver. 4. Fisher Space Pen, $20.00: The chicest pen ever. 5. Classic American Bandana, $5.00: Can never have enough and these colors are great. 6. Luxury Canape set of 6 Blue Ships, $90.00. 7. Gentleman Soap Dish, $20.00: This or any thing from Izola. 8. Silver Gripper, $6.95: ...

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    Of a Kind Gift Ideas

    Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo are the co-founders of Of a Kind, a website that sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. They feature all sorts of products, and it's worth signing up for their newsletter to be kept up to date on what's new. Claire and Erica's wish list is below- thank you two for sharing your favorites this year! 1. Metallic Leather Tangram Coasters by Project Room for Of a Kind ($65). Have you ever seen coasters that provide more entertainment value than these? Didn’t think so. 2. RMS Living Luminizer ($38). The (natural!) beauty product we swear ...

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    Jonas Damon Gift Ideas 2013

    Ready for another wish list? This one is from Jonas Damon, maker of the Alarm Dock and Radio Dock, both of which we've featured here on BLTD. Jonas Damon is a Creative Director at Frog, a global product strategy and design firm, and a frequent contributor to New York City based Areaware. Thank you, Jonas, for sharing your list this year! 1. Flos Piani lamp (wood) by R&E Bourroullec, $319.00 2. World map by The Future Mapping Company, £25.00 3. Unicef donation 4. Billykirk Mechanics Belt (ivy), $99.00 5. Spotter multi purpose sensor by Quirky, $49.99 6. Pencil by 53, $49.95 7. Donald Judd stool/side table, $6,630.00 8. And, a last minute addition ...

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    Stefan Boublil Gift Ideas 2013

    For the third year in a row, we're lucky enough to see what Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, has on his list of gifts to give and receive this holiday season. In Stefan's own words: once again, for you wise people who have deliberately chosen to live better through design, my humble edit of the world for the express purpose of giving it away... 1. were he alive, my hero and yours jacques cousteau would have worn the cap of courage... ($75) 2. segregation is only not a terrible word when talking about separating clean from dirty laundry in your ...

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    Lindsey Adelman Gift Ideas 2013

    Our next wish list is from none other than Lindsey Adelman, maker of wondrous lighting, jewelry, vessels, tiles, and wallpaper. With skill and care, her team of 20 and a small network of local artisans manufacture each piece to order in NYC. Thanks Lindsey for taking the time to send us your list! 1. Curve Necklace, from $330.00 2. Lue Serving Spoon, $70.00 3. Colour Porcelain: Set of Three Containers by Scholten & Baijings, $430.00 4. Parallax Bottle Opener, $65.00 5. Cheetah Scarf / white on black, $155.00 6. Antique Mirror Containers by Garth Roberts, $225.00 - $525.00

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    even*cleveland Gift Ideas 2013

    How about some more gift ideas for your holiday shopping list? For the third year in a row, Stephanie Madewell of even*cleveland was able to take some time and send us her list. As always, Stephanie, it's a treat to see what great items you've bookmarked; thanks again for sharing. Stephanie's list: 1. Ring holder from Bailey Doesn't Bark 2. Roberu camera strap, $44.00 3. Fredericks and Mae star dominoes, $80.00 4. Clare Vivier denim duffel, $430.00 5. Hopewell workshop quilt, $365.00 6. Cherry wood tea canister, $240.00 7. Girl by Band of Outsiders sweater, $565.00 8. Hot Water Bottle cover, €39 9. Mjolk + Hoi Boi toiletry case, $160.00 - $240.00 10. Deerskin slippers, $99.00 (CAD) 11. Four Quartets t-shirt, $39.00 &...

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    Daniel Emma’s Gift Ideas

    The next Gift Idea/Wish list is from Daniel To and Emma Aiston of Daniel Emma. They've designed several covetable desk objects and accessories, many of which are on my own personal wish list. Thanks Daniel and Emma for sharing your lists! Daniel's Wish List: 1. Space by Christian Hall 2. Magnifier by Us! for Field, $145.00 3. Toaster by plus minus zero, ¥ 5,250 4. Soy Sauce container by Bridget Bodenham, $38.00 AUD 5. ULM stool by Max Bill, € 188,00 Emma's Wish List: 6. These roller-skates, $199.00, but I might just have to buy them for myself, because Im probably too old to get them from santa. 7. A years supply of ...

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