THE BEST Gifts

Book Coasters

Book Coasters

Looking for a gift for a book lover who already has a full library? These solid wood coasters from Cutting Boredom make a great present for bookworms. They come in more than 20 different designs, each inspired by the cover of a classic piece of literature. Sold in sets of two or more.

Rainbow Space Bullet Pen

Rainbow Space Bullet Pen

This boldly-colored Fisher Space Pen features a smooth bullet shape and a case made from brass with a titanium nitride finish that produces an iridescent rainbow effect. Like other Space Pens, it can write at any angle, even upside-down, or in extreme temperatures.

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Aged & Ore Duo Glasses

Aged & Ore Duo Glasses

Aged & Ore’s handblown, double-walled glasses have a neat trick – the eight lines on their sides aren’t just aesthetic. Each one indicates an ounce of liquid, making them perfect for measuring cocktail ingredients. They’re great for whiskey too, thanks to their bell-shape, and each glass comes with a spherical ice mold.

Puffer Coat Drink Koozie

Puffer Coat Drink Koozie

Puffer coats are normally designed to keep you warm. But this one is designed to keep things chilled. The miniature jacket wraps around drink cans and bottles to keep them from warming up and freezing your hand. It’s even got a working zipper on front to snug it around your beverage. Now it just needs a tiny hat and scarf.

Map on Glass Lamps

Map on Glass Lamps

These unique accent lamps can be personalized with a map of a city of your choice. Faytown Designs makes each one by etching the design onto its glass shade. The tabletop lamps measure 19″ tall and come with a T45 Edison light bulb to accentuate the details. They also can do logos and other custom images.

Bexar Ghost Sand Camo Wallets

Bexar Ghost Sand Camo Wallets

These handcrafted wallets from Bexar Goods are made from Italian Buttero leather with a pale camouflage pattern on the exterior. A white wax finish gradually wears, exposing more of the pattern over time. They come in vertical card wallet, classic billfold, and slim wallet designs. We love that leather scorpion valet tray too.

World’s Smallest Board Games

World’s Smallest Board Games

If you’re used to losing game pieces from your board games, then you definitely will want to skip these tiny games. Super Impulse makes teensy weensy versions of Scrabble, Monopoly, and Operation, each of which is guaranteed to frustrate, and should probably be played with tweezers.

F*cking History

F*cking History

This humorous history book offers a unique perspective on past events and how they can often still be relevant today. Penned by Kyle Creek (aka “The Captain“), the book compiles a mix of obscure trivia and historical facts, drawing parallels between them and modern situations we can all relate to.

Sharpie Ultimate Collection

Sharpie Ultimate Collection

We had no idea that Sharpie permanent markers came in so many colors. This Ultimate Collection comes with a whopping 115 markers, including a mix of fine, ultra-fine, neo, metallic, twin tip, and chisel tip markers. It’s also available in a 72-pen set.

Cairo Throw

Cairo Throw

Artist Susan Kare is known for her design of the system icons used on the original Apple Macintosh. In addition, she created the Cairo “dingbats” typeface, which can now be enjoyed on one of Areaware’s woven 50″ x 70″ blankets, crafted from 100% organic cotton. Available in black/white, green/pink, or grey/yellow.

Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

From the authors of Death & Co, the Cocktail Codex is no ordinary drink recipe book. It teaches home bartenders about the fundamental elements that go into a good cocktail and the relationships between drinks that share attributes. The approach encourages experimentation in creating your own concoctions.

Cat Scratch Skateboard

Cat Scratch Skateboard

Stop your cat from clawing up your couch, and train them to do a 360 Varial Kickflip instead. While we’re not certain that SuckUK’s skateboard cat scratcher will turn your kitty into the next Tony Hawk or Bob Burnquist, it should keep their claws trimmed and their desire to destroy your furniture to a minimum.

Fire Hose Bench

Fire Hose Bench

This unique furniture piece from Axes and Hose Co. is a great gift for a firefighter or anyone who appreciates our selfless first-responders. Each bench is handmade from wood, wrapped in recycled fire hoses woven to form its seat. We particularly the Thin Red Line version. Measures 40.5″ l x 20.5″ w x 20″ h.

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Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go

Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go

Keep your beer bottles and cans frosty cold for hours with these cooler shells that wrap around your beverages. They feature double-wall vacuum insulation and a stainless steel body. A removable cap holds bottles securely in place, while cans fit snugly on their own. As a bonus, its cap doubles as a bottle opener.

Aircraft Instrument Coasters

Aircraft Instrument Coasters

The perfect gift for aviation fanatics, this set of round nickel coasters features images of four critical instruments from an airplane cockpit – the turn indicator, the attitude indicator, the heading indicator, and the altimeter. Backed with felt to protect your coffee table.

Firefighter Bar Tools

Firefighter Bar Tools

Have a firefighter in the family? These bar tools from Halligan Bottle Openers make a great gift for our valiant first responders. The set includes a bottle opener that looks like a tiny Halligan pry bar, and a corkscrew that resembles a pickaxe. They come with red or black handles, and can be personalized for $10 extra.

StowCo Cooler

StowCo Cooler

The StowCo Cooler is about the size of a laptop case, but its interior insulated compartment has enough space for 10 cans, six beer bottles, or three wine bottles. It keeps its contents cold for up to 5 hours without the need for ice, and offers an inconspicuous way to carry beverages.

Knotted Steel Sculptures

Knotted Steel Sculptures

Artist Ricardo Churchill brings the illusory magic of M.C. Escher to life with these impossible-looking desktop sculptures. Each one is handmade from mitered, welded, and finished steel. They come in three sizes: 6cm, 9cm, and 22cm, and in raw steel, silver, antique metallic, or powdercoat finishes.

Concrete Lettering

Concrete Lettering

Express your thoughts or personalize a space with this handmade concrete text from Betonic Home. The 2″ tall letters are deep enough to stand on their own and can be ordered with magnets if you want to place them on your fridge. Sold in sets of four or more letters.

Cubestone Puzzle

Cubestone Puzzle

These from Peru’s D.A.R. Proyectos are made from a unique combination of gemstones, cut to form interlocking shapes. Stones include rhodonite, celestine, serpentine, and jasper, which come together to form a colorful 1.75″ cube. Since each stone is real, every puzzle is one-of-a-kind.

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Whiskey + Water Decanter

Whiskey + Water Decanter

This individual glass decanter set is a great gift for whiskey lovers. Its inner chamber holds a brown spirit of choice, while the outer chamber holds water. Pour the whiskey from one side, then a couple of drops of water from the other to release the full depth of its flavors. Comes with a wood tray and a glass funnel.

Personalized Wooden Journals

Personalized Wooden Journals

These wooden notebooks from Etsy seller Eugenie2 make a great gift. They’re made from 1/8″ baltic birch wood, which has been stained and sealed, then laser engraved to reveal the natural color. They can be personalized with the recipient’s name and interests, and come with 60 sheets of blank or ruled ivory linen paper.

Timex T80 Watch

Timex T80 Watch

The Timex T80 was a staple of 1980s design. Now it’s back and updated for the 21st century. The new version is just a bit crisper looking all around, with an old-school black on grey LCD, Indiglo backlighting, alarm, date, and stopwatch functions. It’s available in a variety of metal finishes, and a Pac-Man edition.

Steelman 10-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver

Steelman 10-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver

Steelman’s folding screwdriver is small enough to stash in your pocket, but its fold-out shaft provides much more leverage than other pocket tools. Its magnetic holder accepts standard 1/4″ hex bits, and the set includes eight bits that store inside its handle, which can also open bottles.

Melted Puddle Ice Cream Cones

Melted Puddle Ice Cream Cones

There’s nothing worse than tripping and spilling your ice cream cone on the floor. Unless that is, your ice cream cone is an inedible piece of decor. JJ Ice Cream Shop sells these sculptures that look just like real ice cream cones that have fallen. They’re made from resin and come in a variety of colors and scoop styles.

Top Secret Candles

Top Secret Candles

The Conspiracy Candle Co. makes fragrance combos that conjure a sense of mystery and mystique. This set of four soy wax candles includes Area 51 (cactus flower, alow, alien spacecraft), Roswell (desert amber, smoke, sandalwood), Atlantis (Caribbean teak, sea salt, lost civilization), and CLASSIFIED CASE #001 (redacted).

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