Full of time-honored classics as well as recent hits, our guide to gift giving makes it
a little easier to find the perfect present for your creative friends and family.
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Laser-Engraved Skate Decks
Instead of paint and stickers, the small Savannah, Georgia-based design shop Magnetic Kitchen laser-engraved images onto their seven-ply maple wood skate decks. Available in 13 unique patterns, from "Di Humani" skeletons to "Grandma's Sofa" toile-like print.
Available from Magnetic Kitchen for 70.00-100.00
The New Yorker NOOK HD Cover
Dress your Nook HD up in a classic cover from The New Yorker. Each of the images, exclusive to B&N, is printed on durable cotton canvas and features a suede interior lining.
Available from Barnes & Noble for 25.00
Matte Black Executive Headphones
Known for their superior sound quality and ability to support heavy bass, Beats by Dre's noise-canceling, over-the-ear Executive headphones are as comfortable as they are powerful. Better yet, now they're available as a limited edition in sleek matte black.
Available from Beats by Dre for 300.00
Aksama Short Chain Earrings
A filmmaker-turned-jewelry designer, Rammy Lee Park hand carved these elegantly vibrant "Aksama" drop earrings from emerald and sapphire resin petal, which hang on a rose gold chain.
Available from Wanderluster for 98.00
Graphic designer, Mike Joyce combines his love of music with Swiss modernism in this series of redesigned vintage punk, hardcore, new wave, and indie rock show flyers that delightfully play with type and color.
Available from Amazon for 26.00
A delightful toy plane with a 29-inch wingspan handmade from balsa wood by Brooklyn-based design duo Fredericks & Mae for ABC Carpet & Home.
Available from ABC Carpet & Home for 75.00
BN0095 Analogue Watch
Carved from one single block of steel, Braun's new prestige analogue BN0095 watch yields higher functionality under this new technical development. German-made with a Swiss movement, its design and careful construction represent everything we love about Braun.
Available from Braun for 800.00
3D Printing Gift Card
Shapeways, the Etsy of 3D printing, offers over three million custom-designed products from community members. Bestow the person who is hard to please with a Shapeways gift card, where he or she can shop for everything from bicycle cufflinks to a typographical chess set or even an inception totem, which are all printed on high-end 3D printers.
Available from Shapeways for 25.00-100.00
Prestige and Special Car Rentals
The Hertz Prestige Collection offers a range of luxury vehicles that transform the ordinary rental experience into a special journey. Leave the airport in style by choosing among the newest models of Porsche, Audi, BMW or Mercedes,
Available from Hertz for Prices vary
Custom View-Master Reel
Those 3D View-Masters from your childhood are back, only this time you can run seven personal photos through the eyepiece for a creative trip down memory lane. The nostalgic experience is brought to you by Image3D, a company founded by Rich Dubnow, the lead photographer for View-Master for 20 years.
Available from Image3D for 30.00
In his latest book, "Serpentine," Los Angeles-based photographer Mark Laita traveled around the US and South America to capture the colors, textures and sinuous forms of a variety of snakesâ€”focusing on the graceful contortions of the species.
Available from Amazon for 32.00
Brice Dot Socks
The latest venture of designer and Partners & Spade mastermind Andy Spade is the newly-launched loungewear collection, Sleepy Jones. This classic gray and white polka dot pattern, with eye-popping yellow on the toes and heels, are among a covetable range of stylish socks they offer.
Available from Sleepy Jones for 24.00
Things Come Apart
Skilled lensman Todd McLellan likes to take things apart. What began as a meticulous photo project is now a book called "Things Come Apart," which showcases his penchant for exploring the myriad components comprising everyday objects as well as his flair for striking photography.
Available from Amazon for 20.00
CH Editions: Denim Pitmaster Apron
For our latest Cool Hunting Edition we teamed up with NYC's denim heads at 3x1 for a barbecue-ready denim apron. The Pitmaster features selvedge detailing and specially-designed pockets, including a neoprene-lined koozie pocket for keeping your cold one frosty. Plus it's made of rare Barber Pole denim from Cone Mills, purposely selected for its unique green-hue weft.
Available from 3x1 for 125.00
Original White Beard & Shave Soap
Handmade in New York, this multi-purpose soap doubles as a shaving cream and whisker shampoo. The soap blends nicely into the morning routine with a fresh scented cedar and juniper lather that any man will enjoy.
Available from Hudson Made for 25.00
Lignum Vitae Guitar Picks
Ra Denney, a musician and creator of Surfpick, is committed to the idea that the pick is the crucial link between the player and instrument. These hand-sculpted picks are made in Ocala, Florida entirely of 100% Lignum Vitae, the strongest, densest wood on earth.
Available from Made Collection for 24.00
When Savannah, Georgia's Prospector Co. say their product is "all-purpose," they really mean it. Be in harmony with mother nature with an all-natural, cleansing dirt comprised of finely powdered rhassoul, white kaolin, and French yellow clays that will make your face, hair and skin feel great.
Available from Prospector Co. for 32.00
Star Spangled Spatula
Flip burgers in patriotic style with this heavy-duty grill accoutrement. Designed by RISD graduate Jacob Riley-Wasserman, the Star Spangled Spatula is manufactured by the oldest American cutlery company, Lamson & Goodnow.
Available from Areaware for 65.00
Designed in New York and made of 100% Italian silk, this tie is emblazoned with a colorful double-faced jacquard pattern that will both brighten and smarten up any sartorial wardrobe.
Available from Orley for 195.00
Dopp Bag Travel Kit
Highly regarded for their quality skin and haircare products, Beverly Hills' men's grooming brand Baxter of California have created this on-the-go, military-inspired dopp kit. The five-piece set includes all the shaving and grooming essentials in TSA-approved, leak-resistant containers.
Available from Baxter of California for 50.00
Vermont's Lake Champlain Chocolates add a bold punch to their handmade truffles by infusing them with WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, George Howell Espresso, Vermont Creme Fraiche, chipotle and cinnamon.
Available from Lake Champlain Chocolates for 36.00
A sibling-run leather goods company, Libero Fererro's line of classic bags and cases are all made in America and designed to last through generations of use. Their beautiful, understated slim briefcase boasts black or hickory vegetable-tanned Horween leather, a microbial interior and solid brass hardware, and can fit a 15.5" laptop.
Available from Libero Ferrero for 925.00
Boys Weekend Flies and Box
Canada's Sitka Surfboards teamed up with Montana's Stone Fly Studios to create this handcrafted wooden fly box to land that picture-worthy fresh catch. Each box is engraved with the cheeky "Castin' Flies, Tellin' Lies" slogan, an homage to the 20-inch fish that just slipped off the line, and comes with 10 hand-tied flies.
Available from Sitka Surfboards for 130.00
Spruce up footwear with a touch of personality and a pop of color with hook + ALBERT's vibrant waxed shoelaces. Each multi-pack from the sartorially-inclined accessories label comes with a clever how-to manual for four stylish ways to lace up.
Available from hook + Albert for 32.00 - 96.00
The Barlow Knife
Originating in 17th-century England, the Barlow Knife soon made its way stateside to become a staple among American farms, camps and workshops. Best Made's rendition of the handy pocket companion keeps sophisticated craftsmanship at the forefront, which is evidenced in a thick bolster, two carbon stainless steel blades and Rosewood handle.
Available from Best Made Company for 42.00