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100% Human ACLU Tees & Sweatshirts

What to get someone who cares about the individual rights of citizens guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States? A donation to the ACLU, of course, a pocket-sized copy of the US Constitution and maybe also one of these 100% Human ACLU Tees & Sweatshirts. $5 from the purchase of each product will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, so you’re doing good even before the giftee starts wearing the shirt/sweatshirt around.
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Price: $22.00 - 60.00
Available from: Everlane

Artist Socks by Chatty Feet

Okay, so maybe you’re not a crazy sock person, but, aren’t these fun? Surely they’ll brighten up your day, or someone else’s. My favorites are ‘Andy Sock-Hole’ and ‘Frida Callus’- there’s quite a few more available on Chatty Feet’s site (though the shipping will take longer as it’s a UK based company, fyi).
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Artware Editions

The Belt Reinvented

No Friday Links today (international travel = yuck), but you get one link to a leather belt that has 4 styles with just 1 belt buckle and 1 belt. Nice, right?
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Price: £59.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Paper Masks by SmagaPaperwood

You’ve seen some paper masks featured here before (Papercraft Masks), and now you’ve got some more to add to last-minute(ish) costume ideas. SmagaPaperwood has a Wolf, Raccoon, and Crow mask that particularly stand out as good Halloween fare, but there’s plenty more to peruse. What you’re buying is a digital download of templates with instructions on how to make your own, so don’t wait until the very last minute; you’ll need about 3-4 hours.
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Price: $7.36+
Available from: SmagaPaperwood on Etsy

Helen Dealtry Scarves

Can you ever have too many light scarves? You know, for keeping warm when it’s just a bit too chilly outside- or in the office? Artist Helen Dealtry uses her watercolors as designs for these cotton/modal scarves. Keep one nearby for yourself or bookmark it as a future gift for your favorite feminine friend.
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Price: $145.00
Available from: Helen Dealtry

The Honor Society Merit Badges

Would your little ones would be encouraged to do more good deeds if they got a few merit badges? That’s the aim behind these iron-on patches from The Honor Socitey. And, if you’re fond of these, or patches in general, don’t forget the badges from Disorderly Goods.
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Price: $7.00
Available from: Perfectly Smitten

National Park Bandanas

Are you planning on visiting a National Park this summer? If so, you’d be smart to get one of these bandanas. Each one is printed with a full-color official National Park Service map; detailed topographical information is shown as well as visitor services info. It’ll be a useful fashion accessory and an essential tool. Win/win.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Poketo

Kime Shoe Horn

Do you sometimes need a shoe horn? You know, that thing that helps you put on your nice shoes without crushing their heels? If so, get this one, because it’s beautiful. Perfectly symmetrical and carved from a single piece of wood, the Kime Shoe Horn appears to be an art piece rather than a functional tool. Lucky for us, it’s both. “Kime” means texture or wood grain in Japanese and is the name of the collection.
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Price: $ 56.00
Available from: ode to things

Block Shop Scarves

Block Shop’s rugs will get their due attention next week, but, first, let’s just admire their scarves, shall we? A mix of thin lines and shapes create patterns, all hand block printed by 5th generation master printers in Bagru, India, with natural dyes on a silk/cotton blend. I’ve got my eye on the Tent design, or maybe the Sidewinder. Which one is your favorite?
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Price: $75.00 -120.00
Available from: Block Shop

RS01 Integrated Reflective Shirt

Um, how excited are you about a button-down shirt that has hidden reflective strips? If your answer is less than exclamation-point-worthy, you may want to ask someone who depends on alternative means of transportation, like bicycles or skateboards and the like, and see how excited they are, because then I can give them a high five.
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Price: $95.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Magic Jar Scarf Kit

Okay, this is a fun gift. Artist Shabd Simon-Alexander has given the power of alchemy over to you (or your recipient). A jar of a non-toxic blend of permanent dyes and fixatives is paired with a silk crepe de chine scarf for a special, one-of-a-kind accessory. Simply add water, wait an hour while the dyes are released, and then admire the result. Fun!
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Price: $78.00
Available from: MoMA Store

blink blink Wearable Tech Kits

So, for the crafty amongst us, there are these fun little kits by blinkblink to keep our brain from turning to mush. Why not make an awfully tacky-yet-fun holiday sweater? Or a blinking greeting card or how about a scarf that actually sparkles? Maybe just add fairy lights to everything for a full-on festive atmosphere. And do I really need to point out that these could be excellent gifts for other crafters?
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Price: $59.00
Available from: Fab

X-Cap Light Up Hat

Headlight plus hat? Sign me up, because who knows what outdoor exploring we’ll be up to when the winter evenings are here? The removable head lamp clips into and out of the beanie so you can charge (via USB) the 120-lumen light. I’d say this is an improvement over single strap headlamps, as the beanie is less likely to slip off the ol’ noggin, don’t you think?
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Price: $32.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Party Hat

Come on, now, remember when party hats were standard birthday party fair? Why let kids have such special ceremonial attire when we adults deserve just as much- if not more- frivolity for certain events? LA designer Albert Chu (of OTAAT) creates these leather Party Hats just for those festive times, whether it be a birthday or other significant life event. Keep one in the office or at home to use again and again, and make sure certain moments are celebrated appropriately.
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Price: $75.00 - 80.00
Available from: OTAAT

Turrialba Volcano Silk Scarf

So effing pretty, it’s tempting to buy one for yourself rather than a loved one. Maybe you can do both, as some of these lovely scarves from Slow Factory are on sale. All are 100% silk, made in Italy.
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Price: $52.00 +
Available from: Slow Factory