Monday, November 29, 2010

Gift Guide Part 2

At our house, in addition to larger gifts, we give little gifts that amuse us or solve a unique problem. Here are more of my favorite clever, fun, useful or whimsical gift suggestions.

Your beloved iPhone needs its own special resting place.  This clever non-slip Plug-In Charging Shelf holds and charges a mobile phone, digital camera or MP3 player. The rotating plug fits outlets in either a vertical or horizontal direction and works with both two- and four-outlet plates. $14.99 ea

Pantone Mini Mugs
These PMS mini mugs are promoted for "the designer" on your list, but I think anyone who loves color and clean design will love this set of four mini 7 oz (207 ml) mugs in Rose 221 C, Sunset 137 C, Ultra Violet 2745 C, and Caterpillar 376 C. $44.99

I bought a set of these couplers a few years ago and use them all the time.  Save that last bit of lotion, shampoo, conditioner or shower gel. To use, screw the coupler onto the bottle you want to empty, then screw the bottle you're filling into the other side of the coupler.  Tip upside down. You can also use it to transfer toiletries into small travel bottles.    $2.99

Form and function meet fun and cool in this Tyvek® (the same material as shipping envelopes)  slim and tough wallet. With its two large pockets for cash and receipts, two business card pockets and two expandable credit card pockets, the guy on your list will enjoy this low profile wallet.  He can even write on it with a permanent marker! $14.99 ea

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gift Guide - Part 1

Express your creativity by giving clever, fun, useful or whimsical gifts that elicit wide-eyed oooos, ahhhs and giggles. More holiday gift posts will follow this one that will include more of my favorite finds.  What fun gift ideas have you found this season?

How fun are these drinking straw "eyeglasses?” Perfect for the kid or kid at heart on your list. They're washable in warm, soapy water. $3.99

Moleskine® Cover

I found Molecover when they followed me on twitter.  As a big Moleskines fan, I fell in love with these fine quality natural leather handmade covers.  They’re available in black, tan and white for small and large journals. $45 - $55


Editable but not edible, these adorable memo desk pads feature 150 "slices" of notepaper and include a paper clip place-keeper. $3.99