Zoe's

Zoe’s Chocolate Co. Handmade Candy Cane Gift Box

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$24.50 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $24.50 Zoe’s Chocolate Co. Handmade Candy Cane Gift Box 8 of Zöe’s handmade candy canes in a fancy red box. With bells. Available from Zöe’s from 18.00. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Zoe’s Chocolate Co. Handmade Candy Cane Gift Box 8 of Zöe’s handmade candy canes in a fancy red box. With bells. Available from Zöe’s from 18.00. 8 of Zoe’s handmade candy canes in a fancy red box. With bells.

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P'kolino

P’kolino Art Set

$20

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$20 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $20 P’kolino Art Set New from P’kolino, this art set includes 12 markers, 12 triangle crayons and 16 hexagon colored pencils. They are made in Europe by Jovi and are non-toxic, low odor and use food dye inks, making them safer for children. The colors are vivid and very durable for your drawing pleasure. Available from P’kolino for $20. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> P’kolino Art Set New from P’kolino, this art set includes 12 markers, 12 triangle crayons and 16 hexagon colored pencils. They are made in Europe by Jovi and are non-toxic, low odor and use food dye inks, making them safer for children. The colors are vivid and very durable for your drawing pleasure. Available from P’kolino for $20. New from P’kolino, this art set includes 12 markers, 12 triangle crayons and 16 hexagon colored pencils. They are made in Europe by Jovi and are non-toxic, low odor and use food dye inks, making them safer for children. The colors are vivid and very durable for your drawing pleasure.

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Ige

Birds of a Feather Mobile

$65

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$65 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $65 Birds of a Feather Mobile Comprised of laser-cut walnut plywood, this elegant mobile looks as nice hanging over a crib as it does anywhere else in the home. Made in L.A. by designer Helene Ige. Available from Ige for $65. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Birds of a Feather Mobile Comprised of laser-cut walnut plywood, this elegant mobile looks as nice hanging over a crib as it does anywhere else in the home. Made in L.A. by designer Helene Ige. Available from Ige for $65. Comprised of laser-cut walnut plywood, this elegant mobile looks as nice hanging over a crib as it does anywhere else in the home. Made in L.A. by designer Helene Ige.

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Six Gifts for the Hard-to-Please

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When the scrooge in your life refuses to join the festivities, give them a good dose of the holiday spirit with a donation to Heifer International, which provides livestock to families in need. Meanwhile, the sweets-obsessed cousin will bask in the glow of raspberry rose truffles from Compartes Chocolatier. Aunt Helga invites you to the Scottish mansion of her new husband, a member of parliament. How to thank her for such generosity? Kimberley Selwood Jewelry provides the perfect blend of fine craftsmanship and elegant design. And when her daughter Kimberley, the anti-consumerism poli-sci major, demands to know how you're shrinking your fossil fuel footprint, whip out Ellen's Non-Consuming Gift Ideas, a website that offers eco-friendly alternatives to all that stuff. The steampunk enthusiast monastic third cousin that never leaves his log cabin in Oregon will undoubtedly appreciate a one-of-a-kind robot sculpture from Bennett Robot Works. His thrifty wife, meanwhile, will love these Tear Drop Tagua Earrings. No matter what the occasion, the Cool Hunting Gift Guide has just the right knick or knack for every person in your life. Stay tuned as we unveil more goodies from our vault.

It Books

Conundrums

$15

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$10 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $10 Conundrums A book of typographic puzzles designed by acclaimed graphic designer Harry Pearce. Set in AG Old Face, the puzzles adhere to the three simple rules of one box, two colors and a single typeface. See more examples from Pentagram’s review. Available from Amazon for $15 width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Conundrums A book of typographic puzzles designed by acclaimed graphic designer Harry Pearce. Set in AG Old Face, the puzzles adhere to the three simple rules of one box, two colors and a single typeface. See more examples from Pentagram’s review. Available from Amazon for $15 A book of typographic puzzles designed by acclaimed graphic designer Harry Pearce. Set in AG Old Face, the puzzles adhere to the three simple rules of one box, two colors and a single typeface. See more examples from Pentagram’s review.

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Nine Green Gifts

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For fans of all things green on your list, today we picked out items of a lime persuasion from our gift guide to take center stage. On the affordable side, there's the eco-friendly EarthLust Stainless Steel Bottle, or Orla Kiely Mugs for Hot Toddys galore. The toddlers among us can take a spin in the Green Off-Road X9X Automoblox Kit. That mysteriously rich uncle in the Florida Keys will appreciate the Barcelona Skyline Print. And for the spinster poetess aunt in Massachusetts, the Typodarium 2010 makes a good choice. For that friend with prints on the brain, there's The Call of the Cuckoo print. If you'd prefer something more practical, the Pear Memo Pad provides a fruity take on office supplies. When your foul-mouthed grandma comes to visit, WeSC's The Frog Sweater will give her plenty to talk about! Worried about showing just the right hint of sophistication for those judgmental in-laws? The Glowing Peace Party Jewish Rosary is just what you need to get Hanukkah glowing.

Brixels

Brixels Lego Mosaics

$185

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$185+ width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $185+ Brixels Lego Mosaics Build your own LEGO mosaic simply by uploading a picture of your choice to the website. In a few days you will receive a preview of your image and if you are satisfied you can proceed with your order. LEGO used to do something like this a while back but we are happy to see Brixels has carried on this concept. It’s possible to build the mosaic yourself for a more low cost option. Available from Brixels from $185. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Brixels Lego Mosaics Build your own LEGO mosaic simply by uploading a picture of your choice to the website. In a few days you will receive a preview of your image and if you are satisfied you can proceed with your order. LEGO used to do something like this a while back but we are happy to see Brixels has carried on this concept. It’s possible to build the mosaic yourself for a more low cost option. Available from Brixels from $185. Build your own LEGO mosaic simply by uploading a picture of your choice to the website. In a few days you will receive a preview of your image and if you are satisfied you can proceed with your order. LEGO used to do something like this a while back but we are happy to see Brixels has carried on this concept. It’s possible to build the mosaic yourself for a more low cost option.

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Mast Brothers

Mast Brothers Chocolate

$80

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$80 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $80 Mast Brothers Chocolate Williamsburg-based Mast Brothers Chocolate is the only bean-to-bar chocolate maker in New York City and one of only a few artisan chocolate makers in the USA to tackle the complex process. A variety of ten bars, which include Dark Chocolate with Fleur de Sel, Dark chocolate with Cocoa Nibs, two seasonal creations and others, are selected by the chocolate makers and packaged for you. It’s always in the snack drawer at CH HQ. Available from Mast Brothers Chocolate for $80. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Mast Brothers Chocolate Williamsburg-based Mast Brothers Chocolate is the only bean-to-bar chocolate maker in New York City and one of only a few artisan chocolate makers in the USA to tackle the complex process. A variety of ten bars, which include Dark Chocolate with Fleur de Sel, Dark chocolate with Cocoa Nibs, two seasonal creations and others, are selected by the chocolate makers and packaged for you. It’s always in the snack drawer at CH HQ. Available from Mast Brothers Chocolate for $80. Williamsburg-based Mast Brothers Chocolate is the only bean-to-bar chocolate maker in New York City and one of only a few artisan chocolate makers in the USA to tackle the complex process. A variety of ten bars, which include Dark Chocolate with Fleur de Sel, Dark chocolate with Cocoa Nibs, two seasonal creations and others, are selected by the chocolate makers and packaged for you. It’s always in the snack drawer at CH HQ.

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Colorforms

The Original Colorforms Set

$33

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$33 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $33 The Original Colorforms Set Taking it back to the days when simple shapes could entertain us, this retro set of Colorforms is perfect for those who want to stimulate the mind making patterns and designs. The set includes 350 shapes and was recently selected for the Toy Hall of Fame making it a classic gift to give this holiday season. Available from Amazon for $33. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> The Original Colorforms Set Taking it back to the days when simple shapes could entertain us, this retro set of Colorforms is perfect for those who want to stimulate the mind making patterns and designs. The set includes 350 shapes and was recently selected for the Toy Hall of Fame making it a classic gift to give this holiday season. Available from Amazon for $33. Taking it back to the days when simple shapes could entertain us, this retro set of Colorforms is perfect for those who want to stimulate the mind making patterns and designs. The set includes 350 shapes and was recently selected for the Toy Hall of Fame making it a classic gift to give this holiday season.

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Humane Society

Humane Gifts

$10

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$10 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $10 Humane Gifts This holiday season there is no better way to give back than to give a gift that will support animals in need. Causes that you can support include, providing emergency disaster relief, caring for puppy mill victims, stopping illegal ivory trade and more. Prices vary depending on which cause you give to and after purchasing you can send it as an e-card. Available from Humane Society starting at $10. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Humane Gifts This holiday season there is no better way to give back than to give a gift that will support animals in need. Causes that you can support include, providing emergency disaster relief, caring for puppy mill victims, stopping illegal ivory trade and more. Prices vary depending on which cause you give to and after purchasing you can send it as an e-card. Available from Humane Society starting at $10. This holiday season there is no better way to give back than to give a gift that will support animals in need. Causes that you can support include, providing emergency disaster relief, caring for puppy mill victims, stopping illegal ivory trade and more. Prices vary depending on which cause you give to and after purchasing you can send it as an e-card.

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Fluid Forms

Streets Clock

$193

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€120 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> €120 Streets Clock Customize this clock with the streetscape of your choice–if it’s on Google maps it can be featured on this clock. Choose a location, scale and color and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind gift. Available from Fluid Forms for $193. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Streets Clock Customize this clock with the streetscape of your choice–if it’s on Google maps it can be featured on this clock. Choose a location, scale and color and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind gift. Available from Fluid Forms for $193. Customize this clock with the streetscape of your choice–if it’s on Google maps it can be featured on this clock. Choose a location, scale and color and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind gift.

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Moss

One Deck of Cards Shapes

$175

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$175 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $175 One Deck of Cards Shapes Produced in a limited edition of 250 decks, this unconventional deck of cards is designed by artistTauba Auerbach and comes in a variety of geometric shapes and colors. Available from Moss for $175. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> One Deck of Cards Shapes Produced in a limited edition of 250 decks, this unconventional deck of cards is designed by artistTauba Auerbach and comes in a variety of geometric shapes and colors. Available from Moss for $175. Produced in a limited edition of 250 decks, this unconventional deck of cards is designed by artistTauba Auerbach and comes in a variety of geometric shapes and colors.

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Ellen's Non-Consuming Gift Ideas

Ellen’s Non-Consuming Gift Ideas

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$0 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $0 Ellen’s Non-Consuming Gift Ideas While in many ways virtuous, it’s frustrating to gift shop for these minimalist do-gooders. Curiously, the Salem, Oregon city website has compiled a long list of “non-consuming gift ideas” for ways to express your appreciation and affection during the holidays without actually buying anything. The site is a compilation from suggestions emailed to Ellen and continues to evolve. Available from Salem, Oregon’s city website for $0. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Ellen’s Non-Consuming Gift Ideas While in many ways virtuous, it’s frustrating to gift shop for these minimalist do-gooders. Curiously, the Salem, Oregon city website has compiled a long list of “non-consuming gift ideas” for ways to express your appreciation and affection during the holidays without actually buying anything. The site is a compilation from suggestions emailed to Ellen and continues to evolve. Available from Salem, Oregon’s city website for $0. While in many ways virtuous, it’s frustrating to gift shop for these minimalist do-gooders. Curiously, the Salem, Oregon city website has compiled a long list of “non-consuming gift ideas” for ways to express your appreciation and affection during the holidays without actually buying anything. The site is a compilation from suggestions emailed to Ellen and continues to evolve.

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Victorinox Swiss Army

Swiss Army Knife Cigar Cutter

$98

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$98 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $98 Swiss Army Knife Cigar Cutter This crafted cigar knife comes with three circular punches for different gauges of cigar. A quick slice of the knife and the cigar is neatly trimmed and ready to go. The perfect gift for the cigar enthusiast who claims they’re trying to quit. It also includes a nail file, scissors and conventional knife blade. Available from Swiss Army for $98. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Swiss Army Knife Cigar Cutter This crafted cigar knife comes with three circular punches for different gauges of cigar. A quick slice of the knife and the cigar is neatly trimmed and ready to go. The perfect gift for the cigar enthusiast who claims they’re trying to quit. It also includes a nail file, scissors and conventional knife blade. Available from Swiss Army for $98. This crafted cigar knife comes with three circular punches for different gauges of cigar. A quick slice of the knife and the cigar is neatly trimmed and ready to go. The perfect gift for the cigar enthusiast who claims they’re trying to quit. It also includes a nail file, scissors and conventional knife blade.

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StealthSwitch

USB Stealth Switch

$28

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$28 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $28 USB Stealth Switch Pull one over on your tyrannical boss with this handy panic button for the office PC. Simply plug the StealthSwitch into the computer’s USB and whenever your supervisor ventures near, a tap of the hidden pedal will cause Facebook (or worse) to instantly vanish from your screen, replaced with the window of your choice. “Ah, finishing up that PowerPoint presentation I see. Good work, Jenkins!” Click the switch again and you can go back to browsing Cool Hunting’s gift guide, or worse. Available from BuyMeBuyMe for $28. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> USB Stealth Switch Pull one over on your tyrannical boss with this handy panic button for the office PC. Simply plug the StealthSwitch into the computer’s USB and whenever your supervisor ventures near, a tap of the hidden pedal will cause Facebook (or worse) to instantly vanish from your screen, replaced with the window of your choice. “Ah, finishing up that PowerPoint presentation I see. Good work, Jenkins!” Click the switch again and you can go back to browsing Cool Hunting’s gift guide, or worse. Available from BuyMeBuyMe for $28. Pull one over on your tyrannical boss with this handy panic button for the office PC. Simply plug the StealthSwitch into the computer’s USB and whenever your supervisor ventures near, a tap of the hidden pedal will cause Facebook (or worse) to instantly vanish from your screen, replaced with the window of your choice. “Ah, finishing up that PowerPoint presentation I see. Good work, Jenkins!” Click the switch again and you can go back to browsing Cool Hunting’s gift guide, or worse.

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Dyson

Air Multiplier Fan

$300

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$300 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $300 Dyson Air Multiplier Fan Dyson has reinvented the fan just as it has the vacuum and the hand dryer. The Air Multiplier is both incredibly cool and incredibly effective. It’s more expensive than most other fans, but you’ll be blown away by its performance and looks. Available from Dyson for $300. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Dyson Air Multiplier Fan Dyson has reinvented the fan just as it has the vacuum and the hand dryer. The Air Multiplier is both incredibly cool and incredibly effective. It’s more expensive than most other fans, but you’ll be blown away by its performance and looks. Available from Dyson for $300. Dyson has reinvented the fan just as it has the vacuum and the hand dryer. The Air Multiplier is both incredibly cool and incredibly effective. It’s more expensive than most other fans, but you’ll be blown away by its performance and looks.

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