The holiday season has descended upon us and that means it's time to shop for the ones we love. Whether you're shopping for family, friends, or partners, you'll find what you need right here with these 24 unique holiday gift ideas for everyone on your 2016 list.
Have you been tasked with buying Mom's gift this year? If so, why not gratify her artistic side with some digital wall art? Electric Objects' EO2 digital display frame will allow Mom to display her favorite artwork with the touch of a button. And with an added Art Club subscription, she can change her art whenever she wants. How about a Monday Monet? Or a Tuesday Picasso? Wednesday would defintiely call for an original photo or two. Whether Mom's into Expressionism, Realism, or Dada, she'll have a ball displaying her art du jour on EO2's digital display.
Got a globetrotting tech-savvy dad on your list? Make his year with a Bluesmart smart suitcase. This revolutionary smart suitcase wil allow him to charge his smartphone, track his suitcase's global location, and manage his flight itinerary — oh, and he can pack his socks and toothbrush in it too.
Shopping for your favorite culinarian? Dazzle her with an introduction to Coffee Flour — the eco-friendly cooking and baking flour that's made from the discarded coffee cherry pulp surrounding coffee beans. Not only does Coffee Flour make for delicious and nutritious pancakes, it also helps to further global environmental and economic sustainability by removing botanical waste from streams and soils and creating jobs in poor areas. Essentially, this gift is a win-win.
Whoever is on your list this year, you'll be sure to find the gift that makes them smile with one of these 24 holiday gifting ideas.
1. Brook & York Coordinate Bar Necklace
Brook & York Coordinate Bar Necklace, $52.00, Brook & York
The best gifts are personalized. Enter Brook & York's coordinate bar necklace, engraved with the latitude and longitude of your choosing. This simple and sweet bar necklace is available in gold, silver, and rose gold.
2. Bamboo Slate Smartpad
Wacom Bamboo Slate Smartpad, $110, Amazon
Surprise your favorite tech geek with a Bamboo Slate Smartpad which allows you to digitize handwritten notes and drawings, convert handwriting to text, export sketches to vector, and collaborate with others in real-time.
3. Electric Objects' EO2 Subscription Art Service
EO2, $299, Electric Objects
With the EO2 display frame and Art Club subscription, you can successfully give the gift of art without imposing your taste on someone else. EO’s Android, iOS, and web apps let you control the art on your digital display with the touch of a finger. And the Art Club subscription allows you to change your art whenever you want, develop your own art playlists, follow other creators in the community, and even upload your own creative works.
4. Urban Accents' Blockbuster Movie Night Popcorn Set
Urban Accents' Blockbuster Movie Night Popcorn Set, $55, Urban Accents
Any film lover would appreciate this gift set filled with non-GMO popcorn kernels and natural seasonings. Each set includes white gold, ruby red, and tri-colored kernels, alongside a bounty of seasoning flavors like white cheddar, tangy dill pickle, kettlecorn, Sriracha, Asiago and cracked pepper, and buttery caramel.
5. American Trench's Oregon City Blanket Socks
American Trench's Oregon City Blanket Socks, $33 per pair, American Trench
Available in both men's and women's sizes, American Trench's Oregon City blanket socks are knit in Pennsylvania from merino and cashmere blended yarn — the perfect pair for winter boots.
6. Goby Electric Toothbrush With Rechargeable USB
Goby Electric Toothbrush, $50, Goby
Available in four bold colors (midnight, raspberry, surf, and tangerine), Goby's electric toothbrush is the perfect gift for the clean freak in your life. Goby features a removable USB charging shell and an easy-to-clean hygenic drip tray, relieving your bathroom of all unsightly cords and toothpaste residue.
7. Bluesmart Smart Suitcase
Bluesmart Smart Suitcase, $449, Amazon
For the tech, fashion, and travel enthusiasts in your life, consider the Bluesmart smart suitcase — the world's first smart luggage that allows you to charge your smartphone, track your suitcase's global location, and manage your flight itinerary.
8. Fleishers' Jerky Club
Fleishers' Jerky Club, $97 for four packs per month, Fleishers
With Fleishers' new jerky subscription program, meat lovers receive 100 percent grass-fed beef jerky straight to their door. Recipients can mix and match from a variety of flavors, including Pastrami, Maple Pepper, and Triple Chili.
9. Reversible Jenny Tote
Reversible Jenny Tote, $49.99, Mindy Mae's Market
The reversible Jenny Tote is the perfect gift for the frequent traveler. It allows you to easily switch between black and tan, complementing your outfit for any occasion.
10. J.R. Watkins' Limited Edition Hand Cream Collection
J.R. Watkins' Limited Edition Hand Cream Collection, $11, J.R. Watkins
J.R. Watkins' travel-sized hand creams are the perfect gift for anyone with a busy schedule. Each four-piece gift set contains such soothing scents as lemon, coconut milk and honey, lavender, and aloe and green tea.
11. Esporão Reserve White Wine
Esporão Reserve White, $16, Wine-Searcher
Shopping for a Chardonnay devotee? Switch it up with a more eclectic varietal, like the Esporão Reserve White from Portugal. Made from a unique blend of Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro, and Sémillon, the White Reserve offers toasty stonefruit flavors and a creamy mouthfeel — the ideal alternative to holiday Chardonnay.
12. Untapped Cities Tour
Untapped Cities Tour, $30 per person, Untapped Cities
Rediscover your city through an Untapped Cities tour, where you'll unearth unique and surprising places, stories, and events. Unleash your inner explorer with tours like "Secrets of Grand Central Terminal" and "Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam." Tours vary in topic and time, so check the webstie for monthly updates.
13. Coffee Flour
Coffee Flour, $9, Coffee Flour
Coffee Flour promotes environmental and economic sustainability in coffee-growing communities by turning formerly discarded coffee cherry pulp into a flavorful, nutritious ingredient perfect for cooking and baking. It's the ideal gift for eco-conscious cooks.
14. Here One Earbuds
Here One Earbuds, $299.99, Here One
Named TIME's Best Invention of 2015, Here One consists of two wireless smart earbuds and a connected app that lets you stream music, take phone calls, and control how you hear the world around you — the perfect gift for music loving tech junkies.
15. Graze Snack Box Subscription
Graze Snack Box Subscription, $11.99 per box, Graze
When you give the gift of Graze, you give the snack box that keeps on giving. With a Graze subscription, you can plug in your snacking preferences online, then Graze will deliver boxes filled with your favorite treats on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis, right to your door.
16. Small Spells Tarot Deck
Small Spells Tarot Deck, $50, Small Spells
The Small Spells Tarot Deck and accompanying reader are deisgned, drawn, and written by Brooklyn reader, Rachel Howe. The deck’s 78 cards embrace mysticism, while the accompanying book contains reproductions of the drawings with corresponding writings from Rachel’s perspective, pulling from tradition as well as personal investigations and intuitions.
17. Jar Bar Subscription
Monthly Jar Bar Delivery, Price based on customized amount and frequency, Jar Bar
Jar Bar produces naturally sweetened dairy-free snacks and meals. Specializing in parfaits made from a chia seed and almond/coconut milk base, Jar Bar is the healthy and delicious yogurt alternative that gets delivered straight to your door.
18. Blu Kicks' Charlie Navy Sneakers
Charlie Navy Sneakers by Blu Kicks, $65, Blu Kicks
Designed by Blu Kicks, the SF-based mother and son shoe company that aims to raise awareness of endangered environments, the Charlie Navy sneakers are comfortable, breathable, and machine washable. And the best part? One dollar per kick gets donated to threatened habitats.
19. Keurig K15 Compact Coffee Maker
Keurig K15 Coffee Maker , $75, Amazon
Keurig's compact brewer is a great gift for dorm rooms, small offices, or pint-sized apartments. This compact, three-cup brewer is available in bold colors, including true blue, jade, and chili red.
20. Pursonic Aroma Diffuser
Pursonic Aroma Diffuser , $63, Amazon
Pursonic's bamboo and ceramic aroma diffuser is a mini humidifier, aromatherapy, and air freshener in one. This eco-friendly, low energy diffuser includes eucalyptus and orange oils, ensuring pure relaxation in the comfort of your own home.
21. Sperry's Saltwater Quilted Wool Duck Boot
Sperry's Saltwater Quilted Wool Duck Boot , $115, Amazon
Sperry's duck-inspired wet weather boot offers protection in style. This stylish rainboot's micro-fleece lining will keep you warm and cozy, while the non-marking rubber lugged outsole keeps you safe and dry.
22. Dove Men + Care's Ultra Hydrating Cream
Dove Men + Care's Ultra Hydrating Cream , $9, Amazon
Give the gift of a healthy glow this holiday season. Dove Men + Care's ultra hydrating cream helps skin to repair and regenerate for a healthy glow over time.
23. Grey Goose Limited Edition Holiday Gift Pack
Grey Goose Limited Edition Holiday Gift Pack, $48, ReserveBar
For your favorite martini enthusiast, give the gift of premium vodka. Grey Goose's limited edition holiday gift pack includes one 750 ml Grey Goose bottle, two bespoke stirrers, and two flying goose-topped olive picks.
24. Caudalie Glow & Go Set
Caudalie Glow & Go Set, $79, Caudalie
Enjoy radiant skin all day long with Caudalie's Glow & Go Set — a therapeutic complexion set that includes one 30 ml Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and one 30 ml Beauty Elixir. Once purchased, you'll be glowing from the inside out, because Caudalie will donate 20 percent of sales to Maya's Hope, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for impoverished chidlren on a global scale. Just mention "Maya's Hope" at the register.
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