Rodrigo Torres
Kastor Pencil Sharpener

Anyone who has ever seen a beaver dam knows that those rodents have a pretty powerful set of choppers. Put your own little herbivore to work with this humorous sharpener designed by Rodrigo Torres for Alessi, known for their quirky objects which go far beyond function. Molded from chrome-plated zamak, your resourceful desk assistant is biologically evolved for the task of whittling your graphite, and eager to chomp.

A Detacher
Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl

Coffee plays an important role in many lives, and it deserves the proper vessel. The Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl sold by A Detacher offers a satisfyingly rotund mug for your brew with the ultimate balance of beauty, simplicity and function.

Vik Prjonsdottir
Baby Seal Body Suit

Your toddler takes on all the cuddliness of a baby seal in this adorable sheep wool suit from Vík Prjónsdóttir. The pouch was inspired by an Icelandic folk tale involving a lucky fisherman and the lady he loved, who crooned "Oh woe is me, I have seven children on land and seven in the sea." The most stylish of snuggies, this bag of warmth lends your little one supreme comfort in the iciest of temps and has us pining for one in our size.

It's Decorative Gourd Season Mug

You know what time it is, so get the motherf*ckin' mug and celebrate. Simple and sturdy, it'll warm you up all though the season and beyond.

Deborah Pagani
Talula Earrings

From NYC-based jewelry designer Deborah Pagani, the Talula earrings project an air of effortless style whether paired with jeans and a T-shirt or an evening gown. White gold houses labradorite and rose quartz double drops, while gray diamonds lie within the Art Deco-inspired fringe.

Rutherfords of England
Traditional Music Case

Originally created to carry sheet music, this classic leather case just as easily supports a MacBook Air or a bevy of reading materials. Each is handmade in Rutherfords' workshop in North West England by highly skilled craftsmen who use locally tanned leather from Joseph Clayton & Sons, and features a solid brass bar folded over the handle that keeps items secure.

The Principals
Moon Rock Coasters

An out-of-this-world cocktail deserves a proper perch—nothing less than, say, the Principals' Moon Rock Coasters. Inspired by the cosmic beauty of asteroid fields and comet debris, the set of four comprises four prismatic slabs cast in concrete.

Rotator Jump Rope

For those that take fitness as seriously as they take design, look to German newcomer Hock. Founded in 2009 by Kristof Hock, the eponymous label uses only certifiably sustainable and natural materials for its handsome workout gear, while adhering to a forward-thinking design philosophy. The pragmatism of both leads to equipment you can count on workout after workout, year after year.

Donna Wilson
Bear Wrapping Paper

Donna Wilson has been the definition of cute since releasing her peculiar knitted creatures into the world in 2003. Her bear-print wrapping paper makes opening a gift even more of a delight.

Hand-Painted Wooden Planters

New York-based FlaneursPocket requires two sets of hands: in her bedroom-turned-wood shop, Veronica Acosta cuts wood with a circular saw and sands the pieces down into quirky irregular prisms; Lauren Manning determines the color palettes and paints each one by hand. From teal and gold to neon yellow, these planters add spunk and personality to any windowsill or desk.

Peacock Feather Memento Mori

Across myriad religions and ancient myths, the peacock feather has always carried a positive symbolic meaning, especially that of renewal. Porcelain manufactory of the Bavarian crown, Nymphenburg, has incorporated the avian emblem into their works since the 1700s. Here the feather has been meticulously hand-painted onto a brilliant limited edition skull, which is signed by the artist.

iPhone 6 Leather Case

Adopted presents a murdered-out black leather wrap for the iPhone 6. The simple case gets an interesting boost from the pebbled leather texture that's subtle enough not to interrupt Apple's design game.

RMS Beauty
Lip + Skin Balm

Just reading the ingredients in RMS Beauty's Lip and Skin Balm—each one is selected for healing and restorative properties—gives you an idea of just how creamy and wonderful it is for your winter salve. Organic vanilla gives a gentle scent when blended with a range of oils including coconut, sunflower, and jojoba; and butters like shea and cocoa.

Brian Farrell Art and Design
CH + AmDC: Expedition Mobile

Minnesota-born, New Jersey-based artist Brian Farrell applies his illustrations to a range of home accessories, like this hand-painted and silk-screened mobile influenced by nature, survival and adventure, in a color created specially for Cool Hunting.

DonorsChoose Gift Card

In a genius way of connecting teachers in need of funding for classroom projects and altruistic individuals looking to give rather than receive for the holidays, DonorsChoose lets you give the chance to give. Recipients can redeem the value of their gift card toward projects specifically chosen by teachers, from supplying books for a Spanish reading library to a computer to edit video footage for an "Alchemy of Composting" science project.

Shahla Karimi
Subway Bracelets

Brooklyn-based designer Shahla Karimi's debut collection lets you wear the NYC subway on your wrist. From Inwood to World Trade Center, Yankee Stadium to Wall Street, and Harlem to South Ferry, the 3D-printed accessories are available in sterling silver, 14k gold and gold vermeil.

Tanner's Apron

With locally sourced hides, spruce bark collected from the local lumbering industry, water from the Pite River and countless years of saddlery experience, Böle is producing some of the most considered leather goods in the world. The four generations-strong Swedish company uses a traditional, time-consuming, tree bark tanning method to achieve a fuller natural color and high quality leather that will allow their goods to last a lifetime. Their tanner's apron is sure to make you the master of your own workshop.

Askov Finlayson
Aegis Sweater

Minnesota-based retailer and apparel maker Askov Finlayson was born and raised in the cold. The high-quality, 16-oz slub yarn fleece in their Aegis Sweatshirt provides warmth while contrasting canvas patches add durability and throwback color-blocking. Split wood and head right to the pub—all without a wardrobe change.

Rise Art
Rise Art

Online art purveyors Rise Art offer affordable works by a variety of artists, that you can either rent or purchase. Also, with every piece sold, Rise Art sends a personal art supply kit to a child in the hospital (sharing supplies is often verboten for fear of spreading diseases). The site's many filters makes finding a special piece for yourself easy enough, but they also offer gift cards for the art enthusiast in your life.

Outlaw Franky
Outlaw Patriot Throw

Cozy up with a bit of good ol' American patriotism. Woven in New York State on an antique loom, this red, white and blue throw is sure to warm even the biggest cold-weather haters. Crafted from 100% domestically sourced wool, the 48'' x 72'' throw weighs in at just under three pounds and is the perfect addition to any living or bedroom.

Deborah Pagani
Black Diamond Dagger Earrings

From Deborah Pagani's Queen Bee collection, these white gold dagger earrings give fine jewelry a punk edge. Set with pavé black diamonds, they channel the sultry spirit of iconic females like Grace Jones, Cleopatra and Rita Hayworth.

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