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  1. iPad Sleeve by Portel Bags

    iPad Sleeve by Portel Bags

    Give the gift of protection and style. The company Portel is designing some intriguing iPad sleeves, bags, belts and wallets. We're obsessed with their iPad sleeves made from thick natural felt....

    $59.00

  2. Cirrus Press Ice Maker

    Cirrus Press Ice Maker

    I will admit upfront that this gift idea is both superfluous and superbly designed for the 1%. Nonetheless, a lot of designing (and years) have gone into creating the Cirrus Press Ice Ball Maker....

    $429.00

  3. Fishscape Bowl

    Fishscape Bowl

    A departure from my predominately gadget heavy gift list, I came across a couple of items that I simply could not ignore. The first one is this beautifully designed fish bowl.  It’s so...

    $140.00

  4. Heath Tea Towels

    Heath Tea Towels

    Heath Ceramics has been creating beautiful tiles and tableware for over half a century, so it's no surprise that we fell in love with these tea towels. This unique design features silhouettes of...

    $18.00

  5. Homemade Cookie Stamp

    Homemade Cookie Stamp

    This adorable stamp puts the age-old question to rest, "did you make these from scratch?" Skip the pre-made cookie aisle and pull out Grandma's famous sugar cookie recipe, because you...

    $16.95

  6. Organic Basil Bamboo Grow Pot

    Organic Basil Bamboo Grow Pot

    I deem having fresh basil on hand a necessity. Presented in a sustainable bamboo pot, this is one green gift that keeps on giving.

    $20.00

  7. Bistro Citrus Juicer by Bodum

    Bistro Citrus Juicer by Bodum

    Who doesn't like to wake up to breakfast in bed with a fresh glass of juice? Available in six flashy shades, it's a great gift (not to mention subtle hint) to your significant other (or roommate!)....

    $55.00

  8. Slate Cheese Board

    Slate Cheese Board

    Presentation is everything. Brooklyn Slate Company manufactures a rustic slate slab perfect for displaying cheeses at your next dinner party. They even provide a soapstone pencil to identify your...

    $24.00

  9. Owl Measuring Cups

    Owl Measuring Cups

    What a hoot! These wide-eyed owl measuring cups have some serious seventies flare. The set comes complete with 4 nesting cups, whose whimsical design makes tackling even the hardest recipe, a bit...

    $19.00

  10. Handbags by Olympia Le-Tan

    Handbags by Olympia Le-Tan

    Handbags and clutches that look like books—does a better combination exist? Each handmade-felt book-clutch is based on famous covers of lit classics, such as Moby Dick and Cather in the Rye....

  11. Nasomatto Fragrances

    Nasomatto Fragrances

    This line of perfumes created by Alessandro Gualtieri (who has also concocted scents for fashion houses such as Helmut Lang and Valentino) is meant for those who want a distinctive and unique ...

    $108.00

  12. VDC Washer Apron-Dress

    VDC Washer Apron-Dress

    Those Parisians sure do know a thing or two about style, don’t they? Time after time, they prove that classics outlast any trends or fads. They keep things simple over at VDC, offering...

    $194.00

  13. Kuro Cube

    Kuro Cube

    Oftentimes, a cardboard box of baking soda in the refrigerator just doesn’t seem to be doing enough to eliminate smells. Cue in this neat little guy. The Kuro Cube is a combination of oak and...

    $16.00

  14. Cup by Eeva Jokinen

    Cup by Eeva Jokinen

    No, your tea will not leak out of what appears to be holes in the surface of this cup—it just looks like it will. This optical illusion can be either nerve-wracking or beautiful, or both....

  15. Tank Books

    Tank Books

    Much like Olympia Le-Tan’s book-clutches, these awesome cigarette books pay homage to classic stories. Cleverly disguised as cigarette packs (right down to the flip-flop top with foil...

    $88.00

  16. Illusion Table

    Illusion Table

    Designed in 2005 by Danish designer John Brauer, the Illusion table is made out of 3mm-thick acrylic. It gives the impression that there is a tablecloth over a desk.

    $275.00

  17. Crinkle Cup by Rob Brandt

    Crinkle Cup by Rob Brandt

    Who says Dixie cups are only for drinking beverages in your college days? This ceramic cup first made its debut in 1975 by Netherlands ceramicist Rob Brandt. Wouldn’t it be nice if these...

    $14.00

  18. Carte Blanche Prints

    Carte Blanche Prints

    For those looking for stunning photography prints at an accessible price point, have no fear. Founded by Frenchwoman Gwen Lafage, Carte Blanche, located on Valencia Street in San Francisco, offers...

    $69.00

  19. Felt Coffee Cozies

    Felt Coffee Cozies

    Simple, useful, and customizable felt coffee cozies are cherished gifts for coworkers, teachers, and of course, your resident caffeine addict.

  20. Vintage Camera Nightlight

    Vintage Camera Nightlight

    The photographer on your list probably has all of latest camera gadgets alongside a slew of thrift store vintage cameras—some still working, some collecting dust on the shelf. Why not make...

  21. Recycled Road Map Corkboard

    Recycled Road Map Corkboard

    It's true, foldout road maps are on the way out. Clean out your glove box and put those old maps to use. Recycled road map corkboards are a quick DIY gift idea for the beloved traveler, geography...

  22. Photo Votives

    Photo Votives

    Using high-contrast black and white photocopies and transparent contact paper, you can put your own photographs, letters, or sayings on glass. Whether glass tumblers, coasters, or votive...

  23. Clockeee Timepiece

    Clockeee Timepiece

    While DIY kits for Clockeee’s timepieces aren’t currently available, the framework of each clock is a complete modern DIY inspiration. Sans official kit, it may be a little bit of a...

  24. Branch Hooks

    Branch Hooks

    Taking us back to the basics, these branch hooks require only a tree branch, knife, sandpaper, varnish or paint, and a way to connect it to the wall. Pretty simple, yet makes for a clever gift.

  25. Zippered Pouch

    Zippered Pouch

    Spice up your DIY skills using the light sensitive dye Inkodye. The sun-activated dye can be used on textiles, wood, and any natural fiber. Just one of the many Inkodye-based projects, this fabric...

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