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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Lazy Oaf Valentines
Nothing captures the sentiment of quirky young love quite like a giggle-inducing card from London's Lazy Oaf. Share your feelings with one of their myriad Valentines Day designs.
Available from Lazy Oaf for 5.00
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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
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
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
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
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
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 Soundtrack of My Life
Legendary producer and music industry exec Clive Davis delves into his relationships with Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead, Alicia Keys and countless others in this hefty memoir. Davis' personal approach offers insight into both his enigmatic life and the music industry at large.
Available from Amazon for 20.00
Vermont's Bill Glabb and Courtney Apple create Fair Trade triple milled shea butter soaps that literally save lives. With their "buy a bar, give a bar" program, the socially-responsible company makes soap available to children in need, and a portion of the proceeds is used for rainforest conservation projects. Hand in Hand wraps each bar of lavender, orange blossom and white tea soap in eco-friendly packaging and provides a free carbon offset.
Available from Hand In Hand for 61.00
FTO Guatemala Café Femenino
These Klatch Coffee medium roast beans are from a women-run co-op farm in the Nahuala region of Guatemala. The CafÃ© Femenino Coffee Project began in Peru with now more than 1,500 women in Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala are actively involved in growing single origin Fair Trade coffee. These beans offer the aromas and flavors of chocolate, nuts and citrus.
Available from Klatch Coffee for 5.00
Skin Smart Gift Set
Making the daily beauty ritual more delicious, this gift set comes with four Fair Trade organic tea varieties including cherry marzipan, cucumber mint, honey yuzu and lychee coconut. Each ingredient has been chosen for its detoxifying properties and flavors that compliment green tea. The set also comes with a Tea FortÃ© oval serenity cup with and silicone tea cozy.
Available from Tea FortÃ© for $20.00
Compact 1 Transparent Glasses
Nannini combines Italian quality eyewear with a convenient, fold-up construction for their ultra-portable Compact 1 transparent reading glasses. These lightweight gems are perfect for keeping on your person, since they flatten down to less than a centimeter.
Available from Nannini for 25.00
Bicycles Zipper Pouch
For the cyclist who is all about their bike, there's Blue Q's zipper pouch made from 95% post-consumer recycled plastic and printed with lead free inks. It's the perfect mini sack accompaniment for your backpack for keeping vital keys, wallet and cash secure while cruising around town.
Available from BlueQ for 6.00
Cheese Storage Bags
Whether in your own refrigerator or as a gift for a cheese lover, act like a true monger and use these little bags from the Brooklyn-based cheese fanatics at Formaticum to protect your favorite fromage from mold or fridge contaminations.
Available from Formaticum for 9.00