Over 200 gifts for every budget: from a tortoiseshell toothbrush to a stream in Georgia, with a gravity-defying tray (and a book of tweets, and a python skateboard, and a personal food truck, etc.) in between. Find them all ahead organized by price, from $0 to nutty.
A Book of Tweets
A Book of Tweets
Bind every tweet she’s ever sent, because the internet is a fickle place.
A classic red lip — for only a dollar.
European Union Flag
To commemorate a time before “Leave,” an EU flag with the inclusion of the U.K.
Novelty Coat Hanger
$6, Typo by Cotton On
For the host juggling lots of guests’ coats, consider these oversize-animal-head coat hangers.
Disney “Tsum Tsum” Figures
It’s one thing to collect Disney Tsum Tsum characters; quite another to stack them in lots of crazy, fun displays.
Volcanic Ash Soap
Icelandic Volcano Soap
Contains charcoal as well as volcanic sand, ash, and soil, said to absorb toxins and produce collagen.
The British version of Nyquil, called Night Nurse, is so much better, but you’ll have to get someone to bring it back for you.
Sigrid Calon Memory Game
Sigrid Calon’s memory game: 52 paired cards in fluorescent, Risograph-print-inspired patterns.
A lightweight titanium spork, available in great anodized colors, for the practical backpacker.
Beechwood Hedgehog Tabletop Brush
Hedgehog Table Brush
An unusually shaped beechwood tabletop brush is a memorable hostess gift.
$10, One Hop Kitchen
Futuristic vine-ripened tomato sauce loaded with ground insects. And of course, it’s gluten-free.
Juggling for Beginners
A gift with a quick payoff: The fundamentals of the basic “cascade” pattern can be mastered in a half-hour.
Connétable Sardines - 2013 Vintage
$11, Zingerman’s Mail Order
Aficionados of aged canned fish — the flavors deepen over time — know that 2013 was a very good year for sardines
Salt-Preserved Meyer Lemon
A Jar of Lemons
For those not quite ready to batch their own salt-preserved Meyer lemons, this Inna version is the next best thing.
Cactus Soaps, set of four
Cold-pressed cactus soaps — in scents like cherry blossom — for the guest bathroom.
Levoons Measuring Spoons
Neo Measuring Spoons
Levoon handles squeeze together to scrape off excess ingredients and show portions as small as millimeters.
Standing Pen Circle from Areaware
These standing wooden ballpoint pens stay upright when not in use.
IncrediBuilds: Great White Sharks 3D Wood Model
3-D Shark Model
No glue or tools required to assemble this great white, which comes with laser-cut wood sheets and crafting ideas.
$16, Saxelby Cheese
Cheese of the Year
The most exciting cheese match-up of 2016: Cheesemakers Jasper Hill use Transmitter’s H1 Harvest Zinfandel beer to create its peachy, creamy, and smoky Transmitter Willoughby cheese.
Green Bell Nail Clipper
Superior Nail Clipper
They may not get excited about seeing a nail clipper in their stocking, but just wait until they experience the satisfying heft and springiness of this Green Bell model, made in the city in Japan famed for producing samurai swords.
Rembrandt Extra-Fine Artists’ Oil Color 40 ml Tube - Cadmium Orange
Alex Katz’s Orange
For the grown-up just learning to paint: Alex Katz uses this particular pigment of cadmium orange by Rembrandt’s Artists.
Turtle Plus Blocks
An award-winning choice in the Baby Soft Toys competition, the Italian Clemmy Turtle holds 15 huggable blocks within its shell.
The Laundress X John Mayer Out West Duo
John Mayer Laundry Detergent
Yes, that John Mayer.
Natural Himalayan Hand Carved Salt Lamp
$19, Bed Bath & Beyond
The healing treatment du jour: a lamp carved from Indian rosewood and 100 percent pure Himalayan salt.
Razorba Back Hair Shaver
The End of Back Hair
The Razorba is a plastic wand that grips any disposable razor and shaves those hard-to-reach places.
SkyPaper Paper Plane Launcher
$20, Toys “R” Us
The Sky Paper PPL-1 blasts paper planes up to a hundred feet and can stack three at a time for rapid-fire launch.
The Original Stretch Armstrong
The original gel-filled action figure, whose legs, arms, and torso can be pulled to four times his size, is primed for a comeback thanks to a new Netflix series on him scheduled for 2017.
Pop Art Lace Shoe Charms
$20, Top Man
Kids these days will love accessorizing their white Stan Smiths with a flash of Pop-art-inspired shoelace charms.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
Oh, the Places You’ll Go
The Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the world’s strangest sites, like Spain’s Baby Jumping festival.
Classic Subway T-Shirt - W Train
$21, New York Transit Museum Store, Grand Central Terminal
Let them show their pride in the return of the W line.
Kid O Mix and Match Animals Toy
Animals don’t like labels either: Mix and match interchangeable parts to create, say, a giraffephant.
Bird Beak Scissors
From a new brand launched in the name of more thoughtfully designed desktop goods, scissors that look like a bird.
Senquio Inflatable Lounger
It works as patio furniture or an extra bed for guests.
Infant Boys Knit Coverall
Little Levi Jumpsuit
This infant one-piece looks like cool-kid denim, but is knit in soft cotton.
Dyed, spun, felted, and stitched by hand in Kyrgyzstan.
Fat Brad, the Cookbook
$25, Long Prawn
Brad Pitt Has the Munchies
Brad Pitt eating scenes — the seafood bisque in Fight Club, etc. — reimagined in Fat Brad, the Cookbook.
Pewter Saltine Cracker
$27, The Line
A pewter saltine cracker — just because — from artist Herbert Hoover, who casts his work in New York City.
Large Paper Costume
$28, Perfectly Smitten
Paper Lion Costume
Because 3-year-olds love playing dress-up in thick recycled paper printed with nontoxic ink.
Plush Toy Llama
An incredibly plush fleece llama who, according to his Etsy creator NaBakir, “loves hugs.”
$29, Tiger Lady
Arm a woman you love with TigerLady retractable handheld claws that’ll also snag her assailant’s DNA.
Baby Mermaid Tail
Baby’s First Mermaid Tail
The mermaid blanket sweeping your social-media accounts is also available in kid form, thanks to the artisans who weave these cozy tails by hand.
Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum
$32, Astor Wine
Really Strong Rum
138-proof rum created by a supergroup of bartender luminaries, including David Wondrich and Martin Cate.
Girls’ Double Pom-Pom Beanie Hat in Pink
The wool-cashmere blend provides warmth; the pom-poms just look really cute.
$32, Good Thing
OCD Fruit Bowl
Type A’s can display highly organized fruits with the Platform bowl, which stacks in up to four tiers.
Socks Down Under
Designed by a painter now based in Brooklyn; sewn one sock at a time in her native New Zealand.
Cold Gear Long-Sleeve Top
$34, Under Armour
An Under Armour pullover with dual-layer heat-trapping interior is a guaranteed-to-be-worn gift for kids.
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen & Yayoi Kusama
The Return of The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid paired with Yayoi Kusama’s haunting undulating line drawings.
Fashion items with words on them are usually a risky gift — but not in this case.
Girls’ or Little Girls’ School Days II Sneakers
A two-tone pair of little-girls’ Keds that can be dressed up with a cute skirt or down with jeans.
Designer Clara von Zweigbergk was inspired by a similar one she made from watercolored chipboard at age 8.
$40, Table of Trash
The Periodic Table of Trash
It includes an array of New York City trash in categories such as Food, Hygiene, Municipal, and Vices.
$42, Store, 144 Tenth Ave., nr. 19th St.; 212-242-4853
Dead-Celebrity Dinner Plates
For Prince and all the other stars gone too soon, a tribute in the form of vintage-style plates created by L.A. artist Angela Rossi.
Buly 1803 Crème Pogonotomienne Shaving Cream
$44, Mr Porter
Vintage Shave Cream
The cream is infused with smoky-scented and naturally antibacterial hinoki wood and moisturizing sweet almond oil, but really it’s all about the packaging.
Blue J’amuse Socks
$45, La Ligne
The quintessential little luxury of cashmere socks can actually be improved upon when you add cute winking eyes.
Coach Mini Wallet in Daisy Field Print Coated Canvas
Coach splashes on a floral inspired by a 1930s French paper sample.
$45, The Unicorn NYC
At the Unicorn, Jess Labus teaches Swiss yodeling for beginners and experienced singers.
Beaded Flower and Vase
$45, Love Adored
An everlasting bouquet of vintage French daisies; Japanese brass vase sold separately.
$46, Laurence Brabant & Alain Villechange
For your Aunt Sue who prefers an extra-full wineglass, these borosilicate glasses with hollow stems are just the thing.
$50, Enlightenment Wines
These newly released Enlightenment maple wines are fermented exclusively from raw maple syrup and well water and aged for over two years in a single Tuthilltown bourbon barrel.
Buly 1803 Oub Tortoiseshell Toothbrush
$50, Mr Porter
Like classic tortoiseshell sunglasses, for the man who prefers to look stylish even in the bathroom.
White Ash Edition
Made of ash trees from Canadian forests, this new pour-over model may be the most minimalist coffeemaker yet.
Bosch GLM 20 Compact Laser Measure
The handyperson in your life can forego clunky tape in favor of the newest Bosch laser measure GLM 20, which shoots a beam of up to 65 feet with the push of a button.
The Must-Have Toy of the Season
Listen for your Hatchimal’s heartbeat; wait for it to break through its shell; then teach it to talk and play.
FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon
Rub his tummy and Torch displays over 50 sounds and motions. He also breathes fire, a.k.a. red mist.
Assorted Paper Fans
13 Paper Fans
Each one makes a festive stocking stuffer.
Nintendo NES Classic
Girls’ Tiered Glitter Tutu Skirt
An elastic-waisted tulle skirt from Kate Spade that is surprisingly machine-washable.
Airy Natural Air Purifier
Air-Purifying Plant Pot
Airy, a Kickstarter-backed, German-made pot, ventilates a plant’s roots so it can clean the air eight times better than if it were in a standard terra-cotta.
$65, Lord & Taylor
From the croc-obsessed Boston-based line Brahmin. (For the notebook-obsessed, here’s another one we love.)
Superindulgent Bath Oils
Mothers-in-law love Jo Malone; this trio includes a bubble bath, shower oil, and bath oil.
Matchbox Stinky Vehicle
Stinky the Garbage Truck
Sometimes Stinky’s all business (zooming, collecting trash), sometimes he’s up on his hind legs giving high-fives.
Made by 162-year-old New Hampshire company Peterboro; comes with a tray insert for holding two pies.
Leather + Wood Doorsteps
$68, Hawkins New York
Made from handmade furniture “off cuts” and accented with saddle leather.
Dazzle Multi-Stripe Socks
$70, Bergdorf Goodman
Alexander McQueen Socks
For the fashion person who also loves Beetlejuice.
Lionel Mega Tracks
Tracks are easily twistable, making for complex, looping courses.
Gaming Room in Lisbon
Two Nights in a Nintendo Game
A guy totally transformed his Central Lisbon flat into a Nintendo fan’s paradise.
Greca Key Slippers
Some opulent (but not insanely expensive) padding-around-the-house shoes.
Converse Chuck II Waterproof Shield Canvas Boot
Made of water-repellent canvas and featuring a comfortable, thick Nike-made insole.
Black Studded Shark Hoodie
A Hudson NYC sweatshirt for a teen boy with lots of pent-up hormonal rage.
Jennifer Aniston Life Size Cutout
Realistic Jen Aniston
For the 22-year-old who’s binge-watching Friends for the first time: a life-size cardboard cutout of the actress.
Crossbody Saddle Bag
$79, Kenneth Cole
Bright-Red Saddle Bag
It feels very “12 little girls in two straight lines,” but in an elegant way.
$79, Google Store
The VR Headset to Get
You’ll need a Pixel phone to run Google’s Daydream View, but thanks to its built-in controller and comfortable design, this is one VR headset you won’t be itching to rip off after 15 minutes.
A portable Crosley record player. There’s even a headphone jack — for listening to EPs on the Metro-North. (For more recommendations on record players and turntables click here.)
The Paris Wine Club
$80, Paris Wine Company
Three Cult French Wines a Month
Josh Adler scouts up-and-coming wines from French producers, three bottles of which show up a month.
Piano Lessons for Adults - 1 Hour
$80, Baker Piano Studio
Adult Piano Lessons
Jonathan Baker has been teaching adults to tickle the ivories in his UWS home since 1980.
Gosha Rubchinskiy Eau de Toilette
$88, Dover Street Market
Eau de Fuccboi
Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy’s scent smells like “skateboarding on a summer day.”
A Shark Tank–birthed start-up that’ll turn your kid’s drawing of a head with seven arms into a stuffed doll.
$95, Neiman Marcus
Fancy Face Dust
La Mer’s first foray into makeup includes this finishing powder infused with “Miracle Broth.”
Access Crosby Activity Tracker
$95, Michael Kors
This Michael Kors wearable tracks steps and sleep.
Manhattan Toy Mio Doll House
Mini-architects can create whatever kind of dwelling they have in mind — a two-story townhouse or a Venice Beach bungalow — with the 41-block Manhattan Toy Mio Doll House set.
$99, Andrew Neyer
Insert two Kleenex boxes into this Andrew Neyer–designed holder, and it’s suddenly an old-timey candy bit.
Ruffled Stretch Cotton Tunic
$100, Lord & Taylor
Look like a boy in a Van Dyck painting with this Ralph Lauren tunic.
The RE-vibe buzzes the wearer to remind her to stop refreshing her Twitter feed.
$100, Walrus and Carpenter Oysters
100 Rhode Island Oysters
The Ninigret-based oyster farmers behind Walrus and Carpenter launched a CSA a few years ago. Pickups are at Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg and at co-owner Jules’s mother’s roof deck in Noho.
Butchering With April Bloomfield
$100, White Gold Butchers
Butchering With April Bloomfield
Learn how to make sausage or hack a chicken at the chef’s new butcher shop, White Gold.
Hedley & Bennett Potter’s Apron
So that friend who took up ceramics can throw at the wheel without getting clay all over her culottes.
CBD Chocolates Trio (3 jars)
Raw dark chocolate made with a dash of cannabidiol oil that’s totally legal.
Olfactory Alarm Clock
Olfactory Alarm Clock
Choose from seven scents to wake up to, including espresso, croissant, seaside, and toast.
Caipirinha Glass Pitcher
$112, Luisa Via Roma
From handblown-glass design house Ichendorf Milano.
Heirloom Watermelon Brandy
Heirloom Watermelon Brandy
Made from melons grown near the Charleston, South Carolina–based High Wire distillery.
$120, Metrograph, 7 Ludlow St.
Ten tickets (on heavy card stock) good for revivals and new releases at LES movie theater Metrograph.
Vivere Double Hammock
For someone who recently came into a backyard; the Vivere hammock is made of particularly soft cotton.
Blue Hill Steel
$125, Blue Hill Market
Lux Blox can be connected via a snap-and-lock hinge, allowing for bendable structures.
Anne-Claire Petit Crocheted Record Player
$140, Perfectly Smitten
The crocheted record is removable, and there’s a hand-crankable music box that plays Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”
Closca Fuga Foldable Helmet
Citi Bike Helmet
This foldable helmet by Closca, a Red Dot award winner, collapses down to a 2.36-inch-high disk.
Double Dot Dog Bed
$148, Dusen Dusen
Dotted Dog Bed
From the culty Brooklyn-based home-goods line Dusen Dusen (can double as a floor pillow).
Memphis Group–Inspired Mobile
From Parisian mobile-makers Volta.
Perfect Temperature Mug
Ember can cool down hot coffee or heat up lukewarm coffee—and hold it at that temperature for hours.
DT Smart Putter
The DT Smart Putter comes with a built-in surface level that enables a more precise stroke.
Each ceramic bowl is handcrafted by Vancouver-based artist Lindsey Hampton.
The Night Pillow supposedly negates light (resulting in a deeper sleep), and its silk pillowcase prevents wrinkles.
Le Pliage Losange
No more bumping into mailboxes during thunderstorms.
Lasonic Boom Box
Say Anything Boom Box
John Cusack–era on the outside, ability to stream songs via Bluetooth on the inside.
$160, Poler Stuff
A wearable sleeping bag (for campfires, sitting around the house on a Sunday) made in collaboration with outdoorsy brand Poler Stuff.
Needlefelted Pet Portraits
Their Pup, Needle-Felted
Custom dog gifts are a dime a dozen, but Linda Facci’s miniature pet replicas are uniquely scruffy and lifelike.
No. x Alex Eagle Gold Crush Glass
$166, Alex Eagle
A collaboration by Brooklyn ceramicist Romy Northover and London boutique Alex Eagle.
Wrong-Color Subway Map
It may be wrong, but it looks so right; from Triboro Design and printed on heavy German paper.
Really Cool Robot
The Cozmo is an AI-powered robot that recognizes faces and gets smarter the more you play with it.
Polar Fleece Pullover
$175, Tory Sport
A Tory Sport update of a freshman-year Deerfield staple.
3-Bottle Gift Set
Armani Baby Bottles
Only the best for bambino. Comes in a pack of three.
Frye Roper Hat
$198, Orchard Mile
A Nice Hat
It’s 1 00 percent wool.
Hugh Acheson’s Curated Steak Box
$199, Snake River Farms
Steak in a Box
A Hugh Acheson–curated set that includes four Wagyu cuts of meat and a preseasoned cast-iron skillet.
LaMetric Time Wi-Fi Clock for Smart Home
In addition to the time, the hyperprogrammable LaMetric can display the weather, tweets, email, or news.
Created by SSCY with the bike commuter in mind. The Tack Sling can hold unwieldy items like a bike wheel.
Horse Stable Playhouse
$199, Land of Nod
Turn the playroom into a dystopian cowboy prestige drama. Tree stump and bale of hay sold separately.
Mercedes-AMG GT S Children’s Ride-on Car With LED lights
Comes in white or yellow and features real LED headlamps and taillights.
Mitzah abcdior “F”
$200, Dior, 21 E. 57th St.
Some “starter Dior.”
Nerf Battle Racer Non Powered Ride On
Nerf Battle Racer
A pedal-powered go-kart outfitted with a Nerf gun, for kids ages 4 to 10.
A bundle of Planned Parenthood sweats, a Human Rights Campaign cap, an Emily’s List tee, and ACLU and Everytown hoodies ($212).
Unlike clunky DIY tech toys, Cubetto is a smiling wooden bot on wheels that subtly teaches coding.
Down Alternative Fiber Bed
The Best Plush Mattress Topper
The three inches of down-alternative fluff stay evenly distributed no matter your twists and turns. (Read more about it here.)
$230, The Walkman Archive
Tony Hawk’s Walkman
The skater, who’s a tech geek, says the AIWA HS-J500 was “the pinnacle of a Walkman” in 1985.
Mini Moto Jacket
Real leather, quilted patches, and an asymmetrical zip for the badass-in-training.
Shinola + Kordal Wrap Scarf
Half-orange, half-gray, all fringe.
Howly Peach Perfect
Designer Dog Bed
Howly’s water-resistant cotton cocoon bed is supported by a steel frame that’s removable for travel.
Modern Pocket Watch
MMT’s updated pocket watch is made of walnut and has a genuine leather strap.