50 Nice Gifts for Those Who’ve Been Naughty
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But some analog pleasures should remain. “My Real Blog” is a gorgeous pale blue saddlestitched notebook, with real pages for writing with a real pen. Unhackable, unshareable, completely non-transparent. Permanent until you throw it in the fire. ($14)
You’re not saying her new job is creepy, but her team member just invited you to a Portugese tile-painting craft night and you don’t even work there. The sheer peacock-print All Eyes On Me scarf ($16.99) and the Deco Splashed Beret ($48) for when she needs to slip away unnoticed.
Help her document what she wants to share with the Muvi Atom Super Micro Camcorder($55). At a mere 1.75 inches tall, it’s tiny but mighty, recording at a web-friendly resolution. Even comes with a sports mounting kit for instant helmet-cam action.
But she’s so happy when she’s not in the office. Or answering emails. Or liking/tweeting/zinging/sharing/upworthy-ing everything under the sun. She can keep this inflatable Sevylor Fiji Travel Pack Kayak ($88) in her car for emergencies, when she just has to go looking for harbor seals.
Work hard, train hard. The Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband ($98) is a sleek little piece of technology that will remind her of how little sleep she actually gets. Syncs directly to iOS and Android devices, along with whatever new toy Fitz/Simmons have cooked up.
You’ve had more long days at the office than you’d care to admit. The “Whiskies of Scotland” book opens to reveal eight small bottles, one for every reason you’ve given her to drink — today. ($50.59)
This job is frustrating and sometimes the reason is you. Help her blow off steam by donning Everlast’s EverGEL Mantis Mitts ($38) and let her pound away. Make sure she suits up first with breathable machine-washable fist wraps. ($8)
She drives the bus. Sun’s Tea double-wall tea tumbler with spill-proof lid ($13) has a built-in stainless steel strainer so her tea can brew while she’s picking you up.
Darts are for housewives and little girls. Slip the United Cutlery Tomahawk Throwing Knife Set ($8) into the Secret Santa exchange and see her blood pressure level off in front of your eyes.
Some people think the devil’s in the deets, but he says “the ‘tails.” That’s innovation. Hook + Albert’s lapel flower in snapdragon is another reinvention of a classic crowning touch. Hand-cut and -starched, mounted on a shell button. ($30)
Everywhere he goes, he’s walking on red carpet. But he probably doesn’t have one of these. The sleek and beautiful Haerfest AE17 shoe horn — this indispensable tool is made with a brass core and finished in matte gold or antique nickel (nick-nick). ($32)
You can’t rent this swag. Joe and David Henry’s new biography, “Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him” ($18) is the definitive manual on comic genius.
It’s no DJ Roomba, but the wireless and cordless Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Speaker ($199) is small but mighty. Cue Ginuwine or take a call from across the room using any bluetooth-enabled device.
He can get ready to charm the ladies, then open their drinks with this Old-Fashioned Comb Bottle Opener ($22).
He’s an overachiever. For the novella he’s writing on his iPad to the sonnet cycle he’s scribbled out on cocktail napkins, the Dokumentmappe cotton canvas envelope sleeve can keep all of his brilliant ideas organized. ($69)
A typewriter has style, but his assistant is too busy to scan the 400 pages he wrote last night. With the USB Typewriter, he can plug in any compatible device and clack away. ($799)