A creative loved one will enjoy creating custom notecards with this unique set of number stamps.
This clever salt-and-pepper set has changed the way we'll pass the salt. The cute figures attach to the pole via magnets on their feet.
I cannot say enough good things about this documentary about Frank Gehry. The late director Sydney Pollack broke stodgy doc rules by taking an active part in it, and it's so much more interesting because he did. Gehry even allowed Pollack access to his therapist. Even someone with no interest in architecture will find this a fascinating addition to his DVD collection.
Your friend can keep this slate vase plain and fill it with bright daisies, scribble a birthday wish to a guest of honor, or doodle a flower or two on each side. The possibilities are endless.
I love a gift that looks like a thousand bucks but costs less than $50. These elegant bowls bring on a subtle bling.
Sweet notebooks from Orla Kiely offer a stylish way to keep track of project ideas, to-do lists, recipes, what happened that day, and what to be grateful for.
Design types need the most basic of tools, and the aesthetics of these items is almost as important as their functionality. These beautiful drawing pencils will be a welcome addition to someone's stocking.
What's more fun than a covered dish full of gumballs? This retro design is a mix of Scandinavian and circus style. The gumballs are included, so after your giftee opens it, you can all sit around and chomp.
Design fans need to protect themselves from inclement weather in style. The eye-popping pattern of Marimekko's UNIKKO umbrella will keep them happy and dry.
What's a gift guide without one of these little guys? Thanks in part to the hilarious Travelocity commercials, this classic kitschy garden icon is experiencing a new ironic hipness.
A friend who loves to garden or hit the farmer's market at the crack of dawn will love this cheerful produce print for kitchen or pantry.
Do you know someone crazy about fonts? These placemats will bring graphic style to his table.
Russian nesting dolls portrayed on glasses that nest. Clever!
A journal is a good gift for budding oenophiles; they can keep track of the wines they taste and take notes on oakiness, finish and whatever else wine showoffs like to blather on about.
If your pal prefers a pint to a pinot, this funny and striking "Origins of Beer" poster may be more appropriate.
This set of placemats is a wonderful way to help a host or hostess add texture to the table. This design has a global look that's also very modern.
The Suzani craze shows no signs of waning. This runner will let your giftee bring the exotic pattern to the dinner table
A trio of birch candleholders is a wonderful accent for the mantle or dining table. Pick up one of those big bags of tealights from IKEA to wrap up in the same package.
You know who this person for this gift is: the one who scours through cabinets and pockets looking for a tattered book of restaurant matches whenever she needs to light a candle or the fireplace. The jar holds the matchsticks and has a strike plate on the bottom.
This little matchbox is a good bet for folks who miss the '80s. If the first cassette your friend bought was by RUN-DMC, he is going to like this.
Aren't you tired of opening the mailbox and discovering nothing but bills and junk? Inspire your friends and loved ones to rediscover the joy of sending and receiving handwritten notes with these cheeky cards.
This classic clock from L.L. Bean will add practicality and beauty to your giftee's nightstand, shelf or office.
And this clock is perfect for that friend who sleeps right through the alarm even after hitting "snooze" 10 times. It rolls off the nightstand and goes wild all over the floor, making noise and forcing the snoozer to get up to make it stop.
I've been looking forward to The Perfectly Imperfect Home's release for months. It's the book for that friend still mourning the loss of Domino magazine, full of decorating advice from editor Deborah Needleman and charming illustrations by Virginia Johnson.
This is a fun, personalized gift for a person who likes maps and also enjoys a good puzzle. Send L.L. Bean your giftee's address, and they'll create a jigsaw puzzle from a USGS map of their hometown.
This breadboard makes fixing a sandwich fun. Perhaps its cloud shape will inspire your giftee to come up with new sammy ideas that involve marshmallow fluff!
This bold graphic is a super find for that friend who loves the look and function of vintage cameras.
If you've noticed a pal has empty shelves in need of contemporary style, these shapely rubberwood sculptures could be just the accessory.
Sometimes people need to be reminded how much fun old-fashioned games can be. There's no cable bill, internet connection or joystick required for a simple game of cribbage, and this board is fashioned of reclaimed ash "wood from the hood."
This is a perfect gift for that dude who grows out a 'stache with pride every November. While it's the perfect weight for swilling coffee, it can also add an interesting touch to a bathroom if your giftee decides to corral his razors or toothbrushes in it.
A uniquely patterned soap dish will add global style to the bath.
Is the previous curtain too girly? Here's another option, which will let your recipient study how to navigate beneath the streets of NYC while primping. Boston, Chicago, D.C. and London versions also available.
Everyone with pierced ears needs a good spot to keep her earrings on display. This one resembles a popular design accent piece right now: the birdcage.