The next installment of gift ideas is from our very own Simon Yuen, contributing writer and product developer extraordinaire.
His favorite gifts to give or get, all under $100:
1. Muji Touch Screen Gloves, $24.95 — So useful!
2. Schoolhouse Electric Ion Lamp, $85.00 — Adds a warm inviting glow to any room in your house.
3. Makedo Freeplay Kit, $50.00 — Creative fun for kids.
4. Leather Seat Wood Stool, $42.00 — I tried this out at the store, pretty comfy. And convenient.
5. Safe at Home Braided Bike Lock, 4,500 yen (tax included) — Just saw these at a craft fair. Can’t speak for the security rating, but wow, gorgeous.
6. Worthy Shorty Mechanical Pencil, $14.00 — Nothing like writing with a big fat piece of lead.
7. Cut Out Number Calendar, £17.50 — New year’s coming up!
8. Mini-thermin, $29.99 — Minature musical fun.
9. Murrays Art Print, $16.00 — The most memorable Bill Murrays.
10. Topo Bags Daypack, $98.00 — Good ol’ camp-inspired backpack.