Hither & Thither Gift Guide: For Everyone Else


Some ideas for those who don’t fit neatly in any category: the always-welcoming host, the white elephant recipient you just met, the neighbor who always brings back your runaway dog…

  1. You wouldn’t need to wrap this lovely brass planter. Just add a bow to the leather handle.
  2. Fine leather travel cases are one of those luxuries one rarely gets for oneself. (Tuck in some things for the road.)
  3. A vintage-inspired desk pad (it also comes in pink and ivory) with the Weekly or Monthly Times would be a thoughtful gift for your cubicle-mate.
  4. Coloring can be calming (even for adults)—this one is rich with detail. (My friend swears by these fine-tipped pens for the intricate designs—just make sure the edition has the thicker paper for ink.)
  5. You can personalize these coffee samplers. (If they’re lucky, you’ll add a gorgeous walnut scoop to go with).
  6. A glass cheese ornament for your favorite turophile. (Now there’s a word for Scrabble.)
  7. I love a classic striped chef’s towel. This one also comes in blue or red and can be tied around one’s waist. (Here’s a referral credit—get a second for yourself.)
  8. Friend from college? Skip the beer pong accessories and give them that Hook & Ring game from your favorite dive bar.
  9. Clean Slate Cookbook (Also: Lots more. cookbook. suggestions.)
  10. Isn’t this a beautiful Picnic Knife?
  11. With low commitment—just a few lines per day—this Five year diary may actually get used. (I love looking at what Aron and I jotted down, our first year with Hudson.)
  12. A mandoline is a perfect gift for the serious home cook (and the Japanese ceramic versions, like this one, are amazingly effective and affordable).
  13. Sycamore Street Press makes such perfectly whimsical, simply pretty Custom Address Stamps.
  14. For the not-a-coffee-drinker. I love this minimal Glass tea bottle. (Pair it with their favorite breakfast tea.)
  15. There are all kinds of fantastic artisanal syrups to choose from these days, but you can’t go wrong with this little log-cabin gem: Pure Maple Syrup.

P.S. All of this year’s gift guides: For Her & For Him (in which I should note many of the selections are actually interchangeable) & For the Kiddo.

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