Gifts That Make the World Go ‘Round


The planets, the sun, eggs, bowls and the white house all share the excellent property of roundness. Globular gifts from our gift guide have good feng shui, showing that special person you really care.

The Balloon Lamp delivers exactly what it claims in a low-powered LED oval. For a lunar light, the Moon in My Room is a detailed replica of the moon with remote control and CD tour. The out-of-this world gift pairs great with some extraterrestrial sounds using the Balloon USB Speaker, a handy rechargeable device that lasts 4.2 hours.

Working nonstop gets new meaning with Around Clock, a time teller that resembles rolled up measuring tape with a new twist on measuring hours and minutes.

The silver spoon denotes wealth, particularly in the mouths of babes, but Barking Irons Jewelry gives the utensil a stylish redesign. Forged from 10th century spoons, the necklace is a modern twist on the old classic. Enter "cool hunting" at checkout and receive 15% off any order placed between December 12-19.

Stumped on an unforgettable thank-you for that former religion prof who invited you to his weekend retreat in Venice for vino and quiet sunsets? The Seven Deadly Sins Gift Set is the brainchild of luxury papermaker Mrs. John L. Strong and master parfumer Douglas Little. The results, a series of hand-engraved note cards and seven perfumed candies, each based on one of the seven deadly sins makes a wonderfully dark gift.