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Anything and everything in our Buy section is great for gifting, but for this holiday season we developed several tailored guides to help you find the perfect present for your creative friends and family.
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SSCY
Tack Sling
$199

Made in NYC of water-repellent, DWR-treated 14.5oz duck cotton canvas, SSCY's slender Tack Sling is designed to adapt to urban living. The convertible bag features two
separate compartments and can be worn as a backpack or as a tote that opens up and is able to carry larger, odd-shaped items.

Jill Platner
Baby Bolt Pendant
$145

Jill Platner discovered her love of metal working in NYC while attending the Parson's School of Design, and began creating jewelry as a side project to her sculptural pieces. Whether you’re a Bowie fan or just want a piece with a bit of energy, her sterling silver baby bolt pendant will add a little zap to your wardrobe.

KAPITAL
Shibori Dye Socks
$58

These indigo wool socks from KAPITAL use a traditional Japanese shibori dyeing technique to give a twist to the usual knit. The denim hue is a nod to the clothing company’s headquarters in Kojima, the denim capital of Japan.

Filson
Clip Coat
$785

Face any polar vortex head on with Filson’s heavy-duty Clip Coat, featuring a windproof storm flap, virgin wool lining and brass fireman clips so you don’t have to use numb fingers to fumble for your zipper.

Stonerware
Pot Leaf Chess Set
$35

Expand your mind in multiple dimensions with a game of pot leaf chess. The 32 pieces come in the shapes of bongs, bowls, joints, pot leafs and more.

Sigma
dp-2 Quattro Digital Point & Shoot Camera
$999

SIGMA continues to revolutionize photography with the dp2 Quattro camera, which offers a perspective close to human vision. The camera incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 image sensor that processes photos in three pixel layers, resulting in 3D-like photographs with rich colorful detail.

Travelteq
Tablet Notebook Case
$154

Classic meets modern with Travelteq’s tablet case, which houses your 7” tablet, Moleskine notebook, and business cards in vegetable-tanned Florentine Vacchetta leather. The Dutch design company promises quality, with each case handmade in Italy.

Jean-Louis Casquette
Caskate Rings
$25

An athletic cap might most often be seen on one's head, but thanks to the wonders of 3D-printing, design firm Jean-Louis Casquette now brings them to your fingers. Their sports cap-styled rings are made from bright nylon fibers for a fun and punchy use of ubiquitous imagery.

Cole Haan
Bethany Weave Large Tote
$598

Cole Haan's oversized leather tote can pack in everything you need—with style. The woven exterior offers a sophisticated, textured feel, while the interior faille lining in blazer blue keeps any leaky contents from harming its sheen. All the hardware is a luxuriant 9K gold, but this tote is designed to be used, and useful.

Uncommon Goods
Whiskey Wedge
$15

If you're looking to ice your spirits without watering them down, this silicon mold produces a diagonal, ski-slope like slice of ice that simply won't over-dilute a drink. It's ideal for chilling whiskey and letting it open over time as ice slowly gives way to water, but works with basically anything, alcohol-based or other.

Alex Hellum
Tool Stool
$365

Alex Hellum's solid beech Tool Stool is exactly as described in its name. The stool features an overhanging seat with a laser-etched ruler so it can be easily used as a saw-bench, while the complementary toolbox keeps it all in one spot and can be conveniently tucked away under the stool.

Foald
Pillar Laptop Stand
$20

If you're reading this on your laptop, chances are your back is hunched, elbows are scrunched and your neck is craned. One solution to laptop fatigue is Pillar, a stand that lifts the computer up to eye level. It weighs just over five ounces, and when collapsed, fits into most notebook sleeves, messenger bags and backpacks.

Santa Maria Novella
SMN Melissa Water
$22

Anxiety isn't a modern disorder, but in the past people didn't pop a pill to calm their nerves. Instead, they turned to the naturally soothing properties of the Melissa plant, a lemon balm used medicinally for the past 2,000 years. Premier Italian apothecary Santa Maria Novella derived their own Melissa-based formula in 1690, which is still as helpful today. Add a dash to a cup of water and let the good vibes settle in.

Michael Connors
Havana Modern
$41

The unlikely byproduct of Cuba's trade embargo with the US is a previously undocumented preservation of lavish midcentury architecture and design in Havana. In "Havana Modern" Michael Connors takes the reader through a visual tour of private homes and buildings in art deco and nouveau styles, impeccably maintained and otherwise inaccessible to the world at large.

Jon Burgerman + Digby & Iona
Jon Burgerman Necklaces
$160

Obsessive doodler Jon Burgerman has swapped pen and paper for sterling silver with his necklaces for Digby & Iona. The celebrated illustrator's playful characters hang from a 25-inch oxidized chain, all handmade in Brooklyn.

mimiTENS
mimiTENS Booties
$27

They don't call Canada the Great White North for nothing—it gets cold up there. To Anna-Maria Mountfort, founder of children's mitten brand mimiTENS, the country seems like the right place to make quality winter wear for kids. Like their mittens, mimiTENS booties are lined with 3M Thinsulate and a soft organic cotton fleece, and also feature a suede bottom to prevent slipping.

Tony Gemignani
The Pizza Bible: The World's Favorite Pizza Styles
$18

Pizza enthusiasts rejoice: this tome offers a comprehensive guide to making the ultimate pizza. From Neapolitan to deep-dish to calzones, New York slices to Chicago's deep dish, eleven-time world pizza champion, and author, Toni Gemignani has you covered. There are tips for making dough, baking, toppings and everything between—not to mention the drool-worthy photography.

Isaora
Tech 3L Sportcoat
$385

The super-sleek silhouette is not to be mistaken for a delicate top layer in the case of Isaora's Tech 3L Sportcoat. Its heavy-duty nylon panels—constructed from the same material in their snowboard gear—are welded to prevent even an iota of rainwater to permeate through, with an extra layer of taping on shoulders and arms.

SKINADESIGN
SKINA Magazine Rack
$156

SKINA celebrates copper's lustre in a simple, industrial contraption pairing pipes with a hammock of PVC canvas. Stash magazines, or anything you want, and put it somewhere prominent.

Herbivore Botanicals + The Motley
Clarifying Charcoal Soap
$8

Tea tree and lavender and active bamboo charcoal, oh my! This potent, clarifying trio works together to draw impurities, exfoliate and soothe the skin. The small, black chunk works hard and smells so sweet at the same time.

Witmer Products
Nut Butter Mixer
$13

Anybody who avoids the trans-fat saturated and sugary nut butter varieties knows the oily, separated gloop that becomes of a fancy—or just healthy—nut butter. Instead of stirring it with a knife (like a chump) try this logical, but very clever mixer. Made from plastic, metal and rubber, the lid sits snuggly atop most sizes of jars and will protect your bench-top, hands, clothes and feet from any oily messes.

Tärnsjö Garveri
Icon iPhone Case
$116

As suppliers to Brooks of England, Gang Rugger, Frederica Furniture and more, Swedish tannery Tärnsjö Garveri is known the world over for its superior vegetable-tanned leather. Their in-house label combines their time-honored approach with elegant design and the upshot are timeless leather goods that will last for generations and develop a beautiful patina through use. Their Icon Case will keep your iPhone 5 protected, and can serve as card carrier or money stash long after Apple's next redesign.

Steph Hung + Erin Jang
Make and Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
$17

Everybody loves a handmade gift, but crafts can often conjure up ideas of juvenile knicknacks or impossibly intricate frills. "Make and Give" swaps out laborious and uncool-campy for enjoyable and clever in a smartly packaged how-to guide. Authors Steph Hung and Erin Jang have weighed in with tasteful eyes to outline the right recipient and the inspiration behind each project.

Go-Comb
Go-Comb
$10

Go-Comb's credit card-sized fine-tooth combs are handy, to say the least. Designed to fit in your wallet, this little guy will do a lot when you need to spiff up on the go. The unisex, stainless steel grooming tool will just as easily smooth out a 'stache or untangle a hair braid.

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