Picking the perfect presents for everyone on your nice list is a cinch when you sidestep the conventional (yawn!) and go for the gift-giving gold. Medal in playing Santa this year with this handy guide to the goodies they actually want.
Deck his or her desk (for the executive or college student in your life)
Studies have shown that personalizing your workspace can boost your mood and increase productivity. A chic and functional gift for your favorite executive or college student are these modern sculptural wooden pens. Or, this beech wood plant pedestal is simply beautiful and comes with an added bonus: According to Feng Shui principles, plants can attract wealth and prosperity if placed on the desk’s back left corner! Like the idea of giving a plant however your loved one is more of a brown thumb than a green one? Try giving this unique and useful cork cactus organizer. (It’s near impossible to kill.)
Trick out his or her table (for the hostess or chef in your life)
If your special someone is the consummate hostess and chef, try gifting them this luxe Bubbled Beverage Dispenser; it’s a show-stopping piece that’s designed to drop jaws. Does your dinner party connoisseur love dogs? Check out this uber-adorable (and more moderately priced) Best In Show Cheese Board, featuring acacia wood, marble and brass. Also falling into the almost-too-cute-to-eat-off category is this Francophile Pie Dish featuring whimsical mushrooms and a sweet squirrel.
Brighten his or her bookcase (for the curious child in your life)
Help encourage a lifelong love for reading by elevating your favorite young one’s bookcase. These handcrafted hedgehog bookends, made with non-toxic materials, will pique imaginations and incite smiles. No book collection is complete without the Shel Silverstein classic “The Giving Tree,” celebrating its 50th anniversary. Or perhaps you’ve got books piled up high but no proper place to store them – check out this spectacular spruce tree bookcase, which is an ideal addition to any mod nursery.
“Help encourage a lifelong love for reading.”
Jazz up his or her gym gear (for the fitness enthusiast in your life)
If sweating it out for 26.2 miles is your loved one’s idea of a good time, this quarter zip pullover is a no-brainer when it comes to helping him beat his personal best in style. Whether she’s doing the downward facing dog pose, or grabbing lattes with her friends, your yoga-loving BFF will be feeling zen when you hand her this LuLuLemon Vinyasa Wrap; perfect for working out or running errands, it’s an essential addition to any athleisure winter wardrobe. Encourage your little basketball player to eat his Wheaties with this fun cereal mug with hoop – it’s sure to brighten many mornings.