Phaidon Concierge

If you want to be really generous, consider a Concierge package from Phaidon. Answer a few questions, and you'll get expert guidance towards which books will be most successful as a gift. This isn't cheap, of course, as we're talking about nice and hefty art, photography, and food books (and we're down to last minute shipping too), but it might give you an inkling as to which titles your recipient ...Read more

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iSpoon Kitchen Stylus

It's nearing stocking-stuffer time, and for $8, you can stuff your favorite cook's stocking with this beech wood spoon with a handy silicone stylus end. If they use a tablet in the kitchen for following recipes, they'll appreciate the combination, no doubt about it. Dimensions: 1.5"Wx7"H -Beech wood and silicone -Hand wash; do not immerse in water -Made in China ...Read more

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Price: $5.96
Available from: CB2

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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 ...Read more

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Nimbus Dashboard

Not that you need to be more connected, but this 4-dial dashboard will help you track what's important. It's customizable, so you get to pick what info it displays- it'll wake you up, but maybe you also want to know the weather, how many emails you have, what the morning traffic is like, or just what day it is... the Nimbus will show you it all via each dial/barometer. ...Read more

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Price: $129.00
Available from: Quirky

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Series One Titanium Tool Set

What to get that hard-to-please person? Well, if they like tools, get them this Series One Titanium Tool Set. There's one Edge tool (for prying, cutting) and one Opener (for opening up bottles); both are lightweight, durable, and keychain friendly. The set is available in titanium from Hand Eye Supply as a limited edition. Set of two - an edge tool for cutting and a bottle opener for.. unbottling. Solid ...Read more

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Price: $155.00
Available from: Hand Eye Supply

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Present Modular Shelving by MOCO x Furni

What do we have here? It looks like a modular shelving system, but it's certainly unlike any you'll find at a regular retailer. With a pair of brass plated rails, three solid walnut shelf elements, each "module" of the Present Modular Shelving will provide multiple storage functions to fit your needs. Use the box element as a simple container for emptying your pockets or as a frame for your favorite ...Read more

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Price: CAD425.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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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 ...Read more

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ISHUJA’s Eco-Essential Pen and Pencil

Are you sick of holiday shopping yet? Yeah, me too, but this might help. If you still have one impossible person on your list, and absolutely no idea what to get them, consider ISHUJA's Eco-Essential Pen and Pencil Set. Formerly a Kickstarter project, the set is now available for sale, and consists of one pen and one pencil, both with bamboo & aluminum bodies and a high-sensitivity stylus nib on each ...Read more

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Price: $50.00 - 95.00
Available from: ISHUJA

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Slate Mobile AirDesk

If your favorite working spot is anywhere other than a desk, you might just appreciate this mobile desk called Slate. It's made from a block of pure, premium bamboo, which enables a lightweight, strong surface. A docking station and flush mouse pad gives your workspace increased function and, thanks to the air ventilation holes, your lap/laptop won't be uncomfortably warm. "The curves, air ventilation, and docking station are chiseled, ...Read more

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Price: $99.99
Available from: BiteMyApple.co

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Bubble Calendar 2014

Pop. Pop. Pop. And that's just just how you'll start each and every day of 2014, one pop at a time, if you like that sort of thing. U.S. holidays and all days of the week are marked, with the weekend days in bold for quick reference. Made in USA. Made from 100% Recycled Paper Label Stock, Plastic Measurements: 48" H x 15.5" W...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Keytags

Know a blogger, a bon vivant, or a bad ass? What about a fashion editor, a freeloader, or a philanderer? Maybe one of those people needs a keychain with their stand-out attribute written for all to see, or maybe you need a bunch to label your keys and/or yourself. Give some as gifts, give one to yourself, go crazy. See the whole collection at Various Projects. Keytags measure approximately 2" ...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Various Projects

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Friday Links

the briefskate board Stain Ceramics by Bethan Laura Wood. (via MY AMP GOES TO 11) Minimalist Posters Depict The Architecture Of 13 Classic Films Now You Can Take Selfies Inside Old Nintendo Games Chemical Reactions Amateur Photographer Shoots Largest Ever True Color Photo of the Night Sky: Photopic Sky Survey Pretty cute. Video of a KODA (kid of deaf adults) enthusiastically singing holiday songs using sign language and animated facial expressions. Cookie-Baking ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Craft Design Technology

What do you get the pickiest of design aficionados? Any item from Craft Design Technology, that's what. How could you not fall head over heels for a collection of high quality work tools designed to be "beautiful, functional and enduring"? I want all of it (specifically, the scissors have been on my wish list ever since '08). Available in the US from VETTED or peruse CDT's shoplist for more options. ...Read more

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Price: $4.50 - 96.00
Available from: VETTED

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Spin Candelabra

Hey Santa, if you're going to blow your budget on my Christmas present, please make it this Spin Candelabra by Tom Dixon. It's one heck of a centerpiece, and pretty much takes the place of a low light or chandelier above a larger table. The candelabra's arms spin 360 degrees to give a variety of configurations, and, as it's made from cast iron, it will last forever. "Dramatic in scale, the ...Read more

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Price: $675.00
Available from: YLighting

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