Music archivist and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs amassed a substantial private collection of albums and has generously shared his favorites with us in this book. It’s a sentimental look at great art and a slice of history all rolled into one petite package.
If you enjoy walking around shoeless as we do at TA HQ, why not make a statement with these not-so-subtle socks? Your coworkers will either laugh out loud or roll their eyes. Both of which you may already be used to. Anyway they’re a great addition to the grab bag this year.
Only a mouthbreather would find Ladyfingers Letterpress’ greeting card uncool. The greeting card features Stranger Things’ trademark title font as well as a climactic scene from the series.
Are you a foot tapper? A pen clicker? A Bubble Wrap popper? The Fidget Cube might be for you. This pocket-sized toy has a rotating dial, a joystick, a flip switch, buttons (both silent and clicky), gears and an indention for time-wasting and stress relieving.
(PG-13: Language) Get some therapeutic revenge on your boss and your workplace with Modern Toss’ coloring book. Its 64-pages are filled with passive aggressive takes on the daily grind, from commuting to work, going on meetings and more.
US state-themed scented candles. For example, the Southern California candle smells like cactus, oranges and the ocean, the Northern Carolina candle smells like blackberries and BBQ sauce, and we don’t want to know what the New York candle smells like.
An electric go-kart for children ages 5 to 9. The Arrow goes up to 9mph and lasts up to 1h per charge. Its app lets guardians control and limit its capabilities, and it also has collision detection and geofencing. Body kit sold separately.
Level Frames makes ready-to-hang 25.5” x 17.5” frames that contain actual vinyl records of classic albums, such as Dark Side of the Moon and Madvillainy. The album cover is shown in full while the record peeks out of its sleeve. Available in black or white maple frame.
Latika Body Essentials has a silly holiday gift for folks who’ve been naughty or literally dirty. Its Lump of Coal soaps are partly made of activated charcoal and smells like smoked wood. Each bag contains three pieces of soap.
Brooklyn-based Pintrill makes limited edition pins. Its designs are usually based on hip hop and Internet culture – Drake, emoji, SMS acronyms – but it’s built up a large catalog so you’re bound to find something you like.