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
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
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
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
Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion
A hardcover book based on an exhibit at The Museum of Art at RISD which celebrated one of the most iconic symbols in men's fashion: the dandy. From Beau Brummell, who revolutionized menswear in the early 19th century, to modern day dandies like Waris Ahluwalia, Thom Browne and Rick Owen, this book charts their distinct personal styles.
Available from Amazon for 33.00
Dr. Lakra's Mutant Laboratory
Created by famed tattooist and artist, Dr. Lakra this set of 84 thick recycled cardboard triangles form 21 original characters which can be reconfigured into 190,000 new and surprising mutant fantasy characters.
Available from General Monsters for 34.00
Keep track of your outdoor activities with exercise-inspired notebooks from beloved British designer Donna Wilson. The set of three soft-cover journals includes plenty of space for jotting down stats or chronicling your favorite bike route, and Londoners will benefit from illustrate maps on the back for the best places to cycle, swim or "do handstands."
Available from Donna Wilson for 16.00
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
Before Monty Python alum Graham Chapmanâ€™s death in 1989, he recorded himself reading his autobiography, which covered everything from a WWII upbringing, his open homosexuality, years as a Python member and his battle with alcoholism. The DVD adds Chapman's narrative to a variety of animation styles for a creative look at his "untrue story."
Available from Amazon for 20.00
The Steampunk Coloring Book
Created by illustrator and steampunk enthusiast Phoebe Longhi, this Jules Verne-worthy coloring book is as entertaining for fantasy-loving adults as it is imaginative young kids.
Available from ModCloth for 12.00
Welcome To Your Awesome Robot
Whether you're a broke college student or crafty child, the DIY costume lessons to be learned from Welcome To Your Awesome Robot are far and wide. The fun kid's book gives step by step instructions on making your own Robot outfit using everyday household objects.
Available from Flying Eye Books for 14.00
Mechanical Colored Pencils
Refresh your pencil box with these colored mechanical pencils from the makers at Letterbox Paris. Easily refilled, these are perfect for even the most ambitious doodlers.
Available from Liberty of London for 19.00
Ron Galella: Paparazzo Extraordinaire
Nicknamed "the Godfather of the US paparazzi culture," Ron Galella is a fascinating photographer best known for his ability to catch stars unaware during intimate moments. Hatje Cantz's book pulls together 100 of the controversial snapshots featuring celebrities like Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Available from Amazon for 35.00
My Brother's Book
Published posthumously, "My Brother's Book" is the last completed work by acclaimed "Where The Wild Things Are" author Maurice Sendak. Filled with his signature poetics and illustrations, the book is an ode to Sendak's older brother Jack, who he credited for his love of writing.
Available from Amazon for 11.00
Wheel thrown and hand finished, Studio Joo's small porcelain bowl is a beautiful little statement piece. Left mostly unglazed and uneven in the vein of wabi sabi tradition, the vessel would do well as a serving dish, coin collector or even an unconventional planter.
Available from Brooklyn Makers for 90.00
Salt & Pepper Paws
A cute and clever way to house the ever essential salt and pepper, these cat paw stoneware shakers are individually cast by hand in Seattle, and are easily refilled thanks to a cork plug at the base. They're simply purrrrfect.
Available from American Design Club for 32.00
Baron von Fancy Postcards
Colette calls upon one of NYC's most stylish young designers, Baron von Fancy, to create a double whammy of sweet sentiments with this set of postcards, which neatly sums it up with a message like, "You're My Drug Of Choice."
Available from Colette for 5.00
Elizabeth Peyton Artist Towel
Hang it up as a piece of art, take it to the beach to spread out or cuddle up together after a swimâ€”this towel is big enough for two and is sure to inspire some creative sparks.
Available from Aha Life for 95.00
Grow Love With Me
From Yoko Ono, Grow Love with Me is a piece of conceptually functional work that is composed of an aluminum can and a dormant bean. After a few days, the seed sprouts and splays open to display the word "love," and the plant can later be transported to be grown in the ground.
Available from Serpentine Gallery for 41.00
Crafted in the fashion of the traditional Tarot de Marseille, this handcrafted 22-card deck is a labor of love by Russian artist Alexander Andreev. Rendered in watercolor, these silver-edged, gilded cards mimic the magical tarot decks of the Middle Ages.
Available from Aha Life for 5,000.00
Welcome to the World Print
Featuring fun facts about the world, this cute print from UK designer, Laura Seaby is perfect for a play area, den or new nursery and is sure to engage the child for years to come. Printed on 270gsm white paper using two shades of teal ink, it measures 40 x 50cm.
Available from Hunkydory Home for 48.00
Give new parents a helping hand in creating a new nursery with these striking colorful wall stickers from Danish design company Ferm Living. Available in a range of prints, including jungle animals, rockets, trees, robots and cityscapes, thereâ€™s something to suit every child's budding imagination.
Available from Ferm Living for 28.00
Personalized D.O.B. Print
Keep a stylish home while also celebrating the arrival of a new child. Created by UK designers, A Piece Of, the print features the date as well as the time of birth. Available in a wide range of colors, the design is printed on 250gsm semi-gloss quality paper and comes in two sizes.
Available from A Piece Of for 34.00
The Magnificent Map of Rap Names
The Magnificent Map of Rap Names is a poster that links rappers of all walks based on thematic categories. The blinged-out golden web of names and connections overlays a black background with grey silhouettes of the rap game's greatest.
Available from Pop Chart Lab for 36.00