Gift-Buying List: The Cool & Weird (you don't want to miss this one!)
December 9, 2016
I am heavy into gift-buying mode right now and I bet all of you are too! Shopping for other people is one of my FAV things...but it can also be stressful if you don't have the time to search for cool, interesting gifts. I'm making it a little easier for you with this list of ideas that will surprise and delight anyone.
We all go through office supplies like crazy (and freelancers have to buy their own!). Help your buddy stock up with these NOICEly-designed (and gold!!) paper clips by Little Otsu. We all need office supplies that inspire, not bore.
This Luck in a Bottle set from Pistil Nursery is a great way to bring a little nature into that special someone's space! These slow-growing Marimo moss balls are super-low maintenance and are said to bring good luck and everlasting love. Ahhh. So sweet and strange.
I do love me some wacky socks. And really...doesn't everyone? It's like having great underwear on—maybe no one knows it, but YOU KNOW. Plus with socks, you can choose to show them off if you want (I guess you can with undies too but...EW, don't). This is one of my fav sock shops: STANCE. They've got something for every weirdo on your list (including you)!
Minted has a ton of great prints and gift ideas...this foil-stamped state wall map is one of my current favs and would look great on any wall (even a bland white garage-office wall like mine) and you can choose any state you want!
There's seriously something for everyone on Uncommon Goods. This has been one of my long-time fav shops bc of how unique and ever-changing the selection is. And the best part? They are all made by people like us! Artists, designers and creative thinkers living the dream (and you can even send your own idea in! GO GET RICH!).
This Smartphone Instant Photo Lab is one of my current obsessions...it lets you print Polaroid-style photos right from your phone! Bah! How fun is that?!
You can never have too many bags, (ha, I know THAT)! I just bought a couple of these State Bags...so I can attest to their durability and sleek sexiness...and BEST: they give a bag to charity for every bag you purchase!! Double love!
Ok, so I'm not a patch-wearing, button-clad hipster...but I WISH I were because this Mokuyobi Threads shop makes hot ones. They also have lots of t-shirts, hats, bags, etc...so impress your friends with your mad present-buying skills and buy them some weird shit.
You might not initially think of Anthropologie as a place to buy smaller gifts but they actually have a lot of affordable (and unique) options (no need to buy more candles for Mom this year!). Buy her (or your creative friend) something unique and beautiful for when she entertains, like these After-Dinner Fortunes (I got these, they're just as adorbs as the pic!) or this sweet Wishbone keychain!
And lastly, you can never EVER go wrong with buying someone a t-shirt (especially freelancers...we live in them more than the rest of the world). Even if the person doesn't like the shirt you pick, they'll at least wear it to bed (LOL, but for real). So get them something clever that pokes fun at their favorite hobby, like these from BoooTees on Etsy:
That's my list for this year! If you have other ideas for great gifts, let me know! I'm always adding to it (PLUS maybe YOU will get one someday!) MANMAN loves to surprise people with great gifts at their doorstep, sometimes for no reason at all! XD