Everything—From $0 to Nutty—in Our 2016 Gift Issue

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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.

$0–$50

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A Book of Tweets

Bind every tweet she’s ever sent, because the internet is a fickle place.

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Bargain Red

A classic red lip — for only a dollar.

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Pre-Brexit Flag

To commemorate a time before “Leave,” an EU flag with the inclusion of the U.K.

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Party Hangers

For the host juggling lots of guests’ coats, consider these oversize-animal-head coat hangers.

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Pooh Parade

It’s one thing to collect Disney Tsum Tsum characters; quite another to stack them in lots of crazy, fun displays.

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Icelandic Volcano Soap

Contains charcoal as well as volcanic sand, ash, and soil, said to absorb toxins and produce collagen.

Night Nurse

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.

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Noodle Pin

This playful accessory is straight out of BoJack Horseman.

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Speak, Memory

Sigrid Calon’s memory game: 52 paired cards in fluorescent, Risograph-print-inspired patterns.

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Travel Spork

A lightweight titanium spork, available in great anodized colors, for the practical backpacker.

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Hedgehog Table Brush

An unusually shaped beechwood tabletop brush is a memorable hostess gift.

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Cricket Bolognese

Futuristic vine-ripened tomato sauce loaded with ground insects. And of course, it’s gluten-free.

Juggling Lessons

A gift with a quick payoff: The fundamentals of the basic “cascade” pattern can be mastered in a half-hour.

Vintage Sardines

Aficionados of aged canned fish — the flavors deepen over time — know that 2013 was a very good year for sardines

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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.

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Succulent Soap

Cold-pressed cactus soaps — in scents like cherry blossom — for the guest bathroom.

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Neo Measuring Spoons

Levoon handles squeeze together to scrape off excess ingredients and show portions as small as millimeters.

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Handy Pens

These standing wooden ballpoint pens stay upright when not in use.

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3-D Shark Model

No glue or tools required to assemble this great white, which comes with laser-cut wood sheets and crafting ideas.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Turtle Plus Blocks
An award-winning choice in the Baby Soft Toys competition, the Italian Clemmy Turtle holds 15 huggable blocks within its shell.

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John Mayer Laundry Detergent

Yes, that John Mayer.

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Salt Therapy

The healing treatment du jour: a lamp carved from Indian rosewood and 100  percent pure Himalayan salt.

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The End of Back Hair

The Razorba is a plastic wand that grips any disposable razor and shaves those hard-to-reach places.

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Paper-Plane Launcher
The Sky Paper PPL-1 blasts paper planes up to a hundred feet and can stack three at a time for rapid-fire launch.

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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.

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Kids these days will love accessorizing their white Stan Smiths with a flash of Pop-art-inspired shoelace charms.

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go

The Atlas Obscura cele­brates over 700  of the world’s strangest sites, like Spain’s Baby Jumping festival.

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Subway-Comeback Tee
Let them show their pride in the return of the W line.

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Hybrid Animals
Animals don’t like labels either: Mix and match interchangeable parts to create, say, a giraffephant.

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Prettier Scissors

From a new brand launched in the name of more thoughtfully designed desktop goods, scissors that look like a bird.

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Inflatable Lounger

It works as patio furniture or an extra bed for guests.

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Little Levi Jumpsuit
This infant one-piece looks like cool-kid denim, but is knit in soft cotton.

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Taco Booties
Dyed, spun, felted, and stitched by hand in Kyrgyzstan.

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Brad Pitt Has the Munchies

Brad Pitt eating scenes — the seafood bisque in Fight Club, etc. — reimagined in Fat Brad, the Cookbook.

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Keepsake Saltine

A pewter saltine cracker — just because — from artist Herbert Hoover, who casts his work in New York City.

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Paper Lion Costume
Because 3-year-olds love playing dress-up in thick recycled paper printed with nontoxic ink.

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Cuddly Llama
An incredibly plush fleece llama who, according to his Etsy creator NaBakir, “loves hugs.”

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Pussy-Grabber Defense

Arm a woman you love with TigerLady retractable handheld claws that’ll also snag her assailant’s DNA.

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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.

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Really Strong Rum

138-proof rum created by a supergroup of bartender luminaries, including David Wondrich and Martin Cate.

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Baby Beanie
The wool-cashmere blend provides warmth; the pom-poms just look really cute.

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OCD Fruit Bowl

Type A’s can display highly organized fruits with the Platform bowl, which stacks in up to four tiers.

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Socks Down Under
Designed by a painter now based in Brooklyn; sewn one sock at a time in her native New Zealand.

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Girl Gear
An Under Armour pullover with dual-layer heat-trapping interior is a guaranteed-to-be-worn gift for kids.

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The Return of The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid paired with Yayoi Kusama’s haunting undula­ting line drawings.

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Art Hat
Fashion items with words on them are usually a risky gift — but not in this case.

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Dressy Sneakers
A two-tone pair of little-girls’ Keds that can be dressed up with a cute skirt or down with jeans.

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Swedish Puzzle

Designer Clara von Zweigbergk was inspired by a similar one she made from watercolored chipboard at age 8.

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The Periodic Table of Trash

It includes an array of New York City trash in categories such as Food, Hygiene, Municipal, and Vices.

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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.

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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.

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Delightful Socks
The quintessential little luxury of cashmere socks can actually be improved upon when you add cute winking eyes.

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1930s Wallet

Coach splashes on a floral inspired by a 1930s French paper sample.

Yodeling Lessons

At the Unicorn, Jess Labus teaches Swiss yodeling for beginners and experienced singers.

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Beaded Flowers

An everlasting bouquet of vintage French daisies; Japanese brass vase sold separately.

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All-the-Way Wineglasses

For your Aunt Sue who prefers an extra-full wineglass, these borosilicate glasses with hollow stems are just the thing.

Next-Level Wine

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.

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Handsome Toothbrush

Like classic tortoiseshell sunglasses, for the man who prefers to look stylish even in the bathroom.

Wooden Coffeemaker

Made of ash trees from Canadian forests, this new pour-over model may be the most minimalist coffeemaker yet.

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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.

$51–$200

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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.

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Animatronic Dragon
Rub his tummy and Torch displays over 50 sounds and motions. He also breathes fire, a.k.a. red mist.

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13 Paper Fans
Each one makes a festive stocking stuffer.

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Old-School Nintendo
One of the season’s biggest gifts; just plug into a TV or laptop, and you’ll be head-butting coins in no time.

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Pre-Tween Tutu
An elastic-waisted tulle skirt from Kate Spade that is surprisingly machine-washable.

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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.

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Croc Notebook
From the croc-obsessed Boston-based line Brahmin. (For the notebook-obsessed, here’s another one we love.)

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Superindulgent Bath Oils
Mothers-in-law love Jo Malone; this trio includes a bubble bath, shower oil, and bath oil.

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Stinky the Garbage Truck
Sometimes Stinky’s all business (zooming, collecting trash), sometimes he’s up on his hind legs giving high-fives.

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Pie Basket

Made by 162-year-old New Hampshire company Peterboro; comes with a tray insert for holding two pies.

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Portuguese Doorstop
Made from handmade furniture “off cuts” and accented with saddle leather.

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Alexander McQueen Socks
For the fashion person who also loves Beetlejuice.

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Build-Your-Own Racetrack
Tracks are easily twistable, making for complex, looping courses.

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Two Nights in a Nintendo Game
A guy totally transformed his Central Lisbon flat into a Nintendo fan’s paradise.

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Versace Slippers
Some opulent (but not insanely expensive) padding-around-the-house shoes.

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Waterproof Chucks
Made of water-repellent canvas and featuring a comfortable, thick Nike-made insole.

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Shark Shirt
A Hudson NYC sweatshirt for a teen boy with lots of pent-up hormonal rage.

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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.

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Bright-Red Saddle Bag
It feels very “12 little girls in two straight lines,” but in an elegant way.

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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.

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To-Go Turntable
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.)

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Three Cult French Wines a Month

Josh Adler scouts up-and-coming wines from French producers, three bottles of which show up a month.

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Adult Piano Lessons
Jonathan Baker has been teaching adults to tickle the ivories in his UWS home since 1980.

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Eau de Fuccboi
Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy’s scent smells like “skateboarding on a summer day.”

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Fridge-Art Doll
A Shark Tank–birthed start-up that’ll turn your kid’s drawing of a head with seven arms into a stuffed doll.

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Fancy Face Dust
La Mer’s first foray into makeup includes this finishing powder infused with “Miracle Broth.”

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Handsome Tracker
This Michael Kors wearable tracks steps and sleep.

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Modular Dollhouse
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.

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Tissue Beautifier
Insert two Kleenex boxes into this Andrew Neyer–designed holder, and it’s suddenly an old-timey candy bit.

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Ruffly Blouse
Look like a boy in a Van Dyck painting with this Ralph Lauren tunic.

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Anti-Distraction Watch
The RE-vibe buzzes the wearer to remind her to stop refreshing her Twitter feed.

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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.

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Butchering With April Bloomfield
Learn how to make sausage or hack a chicken at the chef’s new butcher shop, White Gold.

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Hedley & Bennett Potter’s Apron
So that friend who took up ceramics can throw at the wheel without getting clay all over her culottes.

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Just-a-Little-Bit-of-Pot Chocolate

Raw dark chocolate made with a dash of cannabidiol oil that’s totally legal.

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Olfactory Alarm Clock
Choose from seven scents to wake up to, including espresso, croissant, seaside, and toast.

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Caipirinha Pitcher

From handblown-glass design house Ichendorf Milano. 

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Heirloom Watermelon Brandy

Made from melons grown near the Charleston, South Carolina–based High Wire distillery.

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Metrograph Bundle
Ten tickets (on heavy card stock) good for revivals and new releases at LES movie theater Metrograph.

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Stripy Hammock
For someone who recently came into a backyard; the Vivere hammock is made of particularly soft cotton.

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A Knife From Blue Hill

The same steak knife used in the restaurant’s dining room, made from salvaged farm equipment.

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Next-Level Legos
Lux Blox can be connected via a snap-and-lock hinge, allowing for bendable structures.

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Stuffed Turntable
The crocheted record is removable, and there’s a hand-crankable music box that plays Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.

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Citi Bike Helmet
This foldable helmet by Closca, a Red Dot award winner, collapses down to a 2.36-inch-high disk.

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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.

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Perfect Temperature Mug

Ember can cool down hot coffee or heat up lukewarm coffee—and hold it at that temperature for hours.

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Golf Cheater
The DT Smart Putter comes with a built-in surface level that enables a more precise stroke.

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Doughnut Pipes
Each ceramic bowl is handcrafted by Vancouver-based artist Lindsey Hampton.

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Super-Pillow
The Night Pillow supposedly negates light (resulting in a deeper sleep), and its silk pillowcase prevents wrinkles.

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See-Through Umbrella
No more bumping into mailboxes during thunderstorms.

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Say Anything Boom Box
John Cusack–era on the outside, ability to stream songs via Bluetooth on the inside.

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Pendleton Onesie
A wearable sleeping bag (for campfires, sitting around the house on a Sunday) made in collaboration with outdoorsy brand Poler Stuff.

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Their Pup, Needle-Felted
Custom dog gifts are a dime a dozen, but Linda Facci’s miniature pet replicas are uniquely scruffy and lifelike.

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Special-Occasion Cup
A collaboration by Brooklyn ceramicist Romy Northover and London boutique Alex Eagle.

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Wrong-Color Subway Map
It may be wrong, but it looks so right; from Triboro Design and printed on heavy German paper.

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Really Cool Robot
The Cozmo is an AI-powered robot that recognizes faces and gets smarter the more you play with it.

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Retro-Style Fleece
A Tory Sport update of a freshman-year Deerfield staple.

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Armani Baby Bottles
Only the best for bambino. Comes in a pack of three.

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A Nice Hat
It’s 1 00  percent wool.

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Steak in a Box

A Hugh Acheson–curated set that includes four Wagyu cuts of meat and a preseasoned cast-iron skillet.

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Smart Ticker
In addition to the time, the hyperprogrammable LaMetric can display the weather, tweets, email, or news.

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Backpack-Totebag Hybrid
Created by SSCY with the bike commuter in mind. The Tack Sling can hold unwieldy items like a bike wheel.

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Westworld Fort
Turn the playroom into a dystopian cowboy prestige drama. Tree stump and bale of hay sold separately.

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Baby Benz
Comes in white or yellow and features real LED headlamps and taillights.

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Wild Scarf
Some “starter Dior.”

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Nerf Battle Racer
A pedal-powered go-kart outfitted with a Nerf gun, for kids ages 4 to 10.

$201–$500

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Protest Gear
A bundle of Planned Parenthood sweats, a Human Rights Campaign cap, an Emily’s List tee, and ACLU and Everytown hoodies ($212).

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Minimalist Robot
Unlike clunky DIY tech toys, Cubetto is a smiling wooden bot on wheels that subtly teaches coding.

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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.)

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Tony Hawk’s Walkman
The skater, who’s a tech geek, says the AIWA HS-J500  was “the pinnacle of a Walkman” in 1985.

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Mini Moto Jacket
Real leather, quilted patches, and an asymmetrical zip for the badass-in-training.

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Undecided Scarf
Half-orange, half-gray, all fringe.

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Designer Dog Bed
Howly’s water-resistant cotton cocoon bed is supported by a steel frame that’s removable for travel.

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Modern Pocket Watch
MMT’s updated pocket watch is made of walnut and has a genuine leather strap.

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Mini Motorcycle
Ten-year-olds with a need for speed will get their fix as the Mongoose MGX 250 revs up to 10 miles per hour.

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Gift Certificates to SUR
Give your Vanderpump Rulesfanatic friend a chance to watch all of Jax, Scheana, and Stassi’s drama firsthand.

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Grass Armchair
1. Find a grassy meadow.
2. Bury cardboard frame in dirt.
3. Watch the grass grow over and around it.
4. Lounge.

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Covetable Baby Kitchen
The Grand Luxe comes with a mosaic backsplash, Keurig-style coffeemaker, and working stove lights.

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Todd James Teapot
A functional, and much more affordable, piece of contemporary art.

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Circulation Booster
The Revitive Medic uses electrical muscle stimulation that moves up through the feet and legs to relieve pains, aches, and tired feelings.

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Candy-Cane Clutch
A pouch pretty much made for the holiday party.

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Flashy Gloves
Of 1 00  percent bright-red lambskin, made in Italy.

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Ten Dinner Napkins
Bold and bright Kate Shepherd designs on fine Italian linen.