Wantist: Give Amazing Gifts

75 gifts for picky people (1–15)

Happy gift giving!

We’ve pulled together a list for your friends, your family, yourself. Many of the stores selling these items are full of other great ideas so consider this a jumping off point in your search for the perfect gift.

The spines of the colorful set of Penguin Hardcover Classics

Penguin Hardcover Classics • $130

Time to rediscover the classics. Coralie Bickford-Smith has breathed a new life into these timeless tales. Bound in linen and stamped with colorful foil patterns—they’re books you’ve always wanted in your library and now there’s no excuse. A set of 8 from Austen to Wilde.

Large Ampersand Cutting Board on white background

Large Ampersand Cutting Board • $110

From one of the world’s most prolific type foundries is the world’s most glyphtastic cutting board. Derived from House Industries Letters & Ligatures show last year, these 18 square inches of solid maple await your slicing & dicing & serving & chopping.

Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Game<br />

Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Game • $46

Nina has been making party games for dogs for ten years. Made in Sweden of remnant sawdust mixed with recycled plastic, the Tornado challenges your pooch to rotate 4 wooden discs to get to treats hidden in each level—not sure who will enjoy it more, us or the dog. Sold out of TX at Olive.

Flip & Tumble ECObag Kit with box, three 24-7 bags and five produce bags

Flip & Tumble ECObag Kits • $34

We’ve raved about Flip & Tumble before and we’re so glad they’ve made it easy to gift their handy reusable bags with one of these new kits. A nice deal, the kit includes three 24-7 bags, one with a fun print, and five produce bags.

Grey Static Peak Lapel Blazer by Oak

Grey Static Peak Lapel Blazer by Oak • $289

From Oak’s house line, this one button, double-breasted, grey tweed wool blazer is every bit as classic and unpretentious as their Williamsburg store and right on-trend like the rest of the their curated collection.

Studiopatro Stripe Tea Towel Set of 2 in grey and gold

Studiopatro Stripe Tea Towel Set • $42

Better than a paper towel and the first thing you reach for in the kitchen, unique tea towels are gaining popularity as sustainability becomes more top of mind. Designer Christina Weber and a collaboration of local screeners and friends launched their line this fall. This T for tea towel set is a favorite.

Thief&Bandit Braided Handpainted Necklace

Thief&Bandit Braided Necklace • $56

For the girl who loves a simple top with a great piece of jewelry, this textured necklace handmade by Amie Cunningham is sure to make her light up. It’s made of soft suede and leather braided with handprinted fabric in her Richmond, VA studio.

Malin+Goetz Rum Tonic 1 ounce spray in yellow packaging

Malin+Goetz Rum Tonic • $48

A perfume for Men and Women, it made the list because she loves it. If you tend to avoid fruity and are picky when it comes to floral—if cedar and pine are better left in the woods, then you’ll love this. It’s warm, a little sweet and very fresh. And bonus, it’s all natural, from a family business out of NYC and made in the US.

Prairie Underground grey knee-length Town Coat

Prairie Underground Town Coat • $310

This organic cotton coat falls just below the knee, has big comfy pockets, and two rows of buttons that fasten all the way up for a warm and stylish cowl neckline. Davora and Camilla’s designs are made in Seattle and sold at one of our favorite stores, Beklina, a three gal family shop in Northern California.

PB Swiss Color Hex & Ball Wrench Set

PB Swiss Color Hex & Ball Wrench Set • $57

Don’t you know your next 60-piece Ikea project would be so much more fun with this rainbow set of allen wrenches? Manufactured by a 130-year old Swiss company that prides itself on history, quality and sustainable practices, they’re as well-made as they are colorful.

Plaid Julian Scarf

Julian Scarf • $30

Kristen and crew at Wintercheck Factory introduced their awesome scarf to the world this October. A clever idea that combines keeping warm and stashing your stuff, this flannel scarf has zipper pockets so you can lose your coat but keep important items close.

Magno Wooden Desk Set with tape dispenser, stapler, letter opener and letter holder

Magno Wooden Desk Set • $75

Their beauty alone inspires us to declutter and sit down to write a letter. Their story makes us want to give one to everyone we know. Designed by Singgih Kartono as a means to better his home village in Indonesia, he taught skills for this desk set to be hand-crafted there and does so sustainably to boot.

Rolls of Japanese Washi Paper Tape

Japanese Washi Paper Tape • $22

These were covet-at-first-sight and we’re not even scrapbookers. Made of the same paper used for traditional origami, they’re thicker than your average masking tape and so much more beautiful. They inspire all sorts of creative ideas and will be loved by crafty people of all levels.

Handcrafted Cherry and Ash Belt Buckle

Cherry and Ash Belt Buckle • $60

From their studio in western Pennsylvania, Julie and Mitch handcraft these belt buckles from salvaged wood and stainless steel. A modern yet timeless design, they’re made to be lasting and handed down to the next generation.

Soup and Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo

Soup and Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo • $30

Cake and ice cream, soup and sandwich—the two were made to go together. Sold in a set of two bowls and two trays, this clever combo serves up lunch with a one-handed trip to the table. Available at Uncommon Goods, we’re happy to see them taking big steps toward better.

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