ALL GIFTS

  • Menorah by Josh Owen
     
    December 20th, 2011
     
    How about a hefty menorah? This one by Josh Owens is made of solid cast iron and has an integrated tray to catch wax drippings (or a used match). Happy ...
     
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  • Richard Tipping Signs
     
    December 20th, 2011
     
    Designed by Richard Tipping, these signs play with familiar images and text that will have you looking twice. Open/Closed Sign, $18.00, from Design Warehouse Sante Fe 'Come in we're Closed' ...
     
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  • EcoSphere
     
    December 20th, 2011
     
    This might be the best gift ever, unless the recipient is extremely clumsy. It's a whole ecosystem completely enclosed in handblown glass. With sufficient light and a comfortable room temperature, ...
     
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  • Origami Sticky Notes
     
    December 20th, 2011
     
    If you have a plethora of sticky notes around your workspace, just think how nice would it be to make a little origami from them instead of chucking them in ...
     
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  • Archie Grand Notebooks
     
    December 19th, 2011
     
    Keep track of your friends and foes with these colorful notebooks, or just pretend like you do and use it for notes and sketches instead (which would be my recommendation). ...
     
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  • Spy Coin
     
    December 19th, 2011
     
    A hollow coin is a low tech tool for transferring sensitive messages or perhaps also a perfect place for a tiny transmitter (not that I know anything about those sorts ...
     
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  • Space Pen
     
    December 19th, 2011
     
    We've posted this pen before (Space Pen), but the black and gold options are eyecatchers. Also, if anyone cites the Russian Space Pen (a pencil) as an alternative, just be ...
     
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  • Slalom Steerable Sled
     
    December 19th, 2011
     
    Remember how this week we'll be updating our Gifts section? Well, if you're lucky enough to have some snow, consider this for a gift this year... When life gives you ...
     
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  • Filson Hip Flask
     
    December 16th, 2011
     
    Hip flasks seem to go hand in hand with the holidays, just like mistletoe, family visits and frantic shopping. If you're still not finished crossing off your gift list (get ...
     
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  • Titanium Multi-Tool Collar Stays
     
    December 14th, 2011
     
    These collar stays are the sort of thing a modern day MacGyver would have as it incorporates a half-phillips screwdriver, slotted screwdriver, thread cutter, and a bottle opener (no paperclip, ...
     
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  • Donna Wilson Scarves
     
    December 14th, 2011
     
    If you're still looking for a special gift for a quirky friend, you could do a heck of a lot worse than one of these scarves from Donna Wilson. Seriously, ...
     
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  • Sale: Match Candleholders
     
    December 14th, 2011
     
    Update: These are now on sale from $75.00 to $18.75! Craziness. This is so smart. These candleholders have a vent for a match, eliminating the burnt finger scenario that often occurs with ...
     
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  • Pencil Holder from Travelteq
     
    December 13th, 2011
     
    Travelteq just added this Pencil Holder to their shop and it sure looks like a nice way to store your pencils, color or otherwise. Handmade from Florentine Vacchetta leather, it ...
     
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  • Zip Pouches by Pamela Barsky
     
    December 13th, 2011
     
    Whether you're traveling around the world or just around town, these pouches by Pamela Barsky will keep your stuff organized... with a little bit of commentary thrown in. More below. ...
     
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  • Locus 3-way Mechanical Writing Instrument
     
    December 12th, 2011
     
    'Mechanical writing instrument' sounds a bit technical, yet that's the best way to describe this combined ballpoint, mechanical pencil, and eraser. Switch between the three by pushing the clip- it's ...
     
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  • Vinyl Puzzle
     
    December 9th, 2011
     
    Somehow a puzzle is the perfect past time during holiday family gatherings. Get this puzzle for the person who loves their vinyl, and watch them exclaim over titles that should (...
     
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  • iittala Decanter
     
    December 7th, 2011
     
    What's better than a nice glass of wine? One that's been opened up and allowed to breathe. Yeah, that's right, I'm admitting it, I aerate my wine. If you're not ...
     
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  • Magnifire Reader or Firestarter
     
    December 5th, 2011
     
    This small flat lens (called a Fresnel Lens) magnifies up to 2.5, making it ideal for tiny print. Now, you might not need a magnifier every day, but perhaps you'd like ...
     
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