Know someone whose sense of humor is as dark as Dita Von Teese's dye job? Gift one of James Piatt's provocative handbags. Styles include a dead dog (named in honor of Paris Hilton's discarded Chihuahua), a machine gun, and an abandoned infant. These bags will make people laugh 'till they cry or cry 'till they laugh--but either way, they're laughing.
Know people who love music but don't have enough wall space for all their favorite concert posters? Gift The Small Stakes, which features 150 of Jason Munn's sophisticated and design-conscious posters for a variety of artists, from Pixies and the Decemberists to Flight of the Conchords. An added bonus is a forward by Nicholas Harmer of Death Cab for Cutie.
Going to the bathroom is one of those tedious tasks all humans must do. Granted, some people enjoy it more than others (especially those of the male variety), but we found a way to make it fun for everyone. Introducing Jammin' Johns, hilarious toliet seats with covers in the shape of guitars (both acoustic ad electric) and pianos. Finally, as the company's tag line proclaims, music to our rears!
We are told that a good way to combat writer's block is to make lists. So give struggling writers these notebooks, which come with inspiration right there on the front. Titles range from "Architects I Have Met and Liked" to "Santa Clauses I Have Met and Liked" to "Husbands I Have Had and Liked." See? Something for everyone.
We're not shy about admitting our weakness for cupcakes. We bake them, we eat them (oh, do we eat them!) and we gift them to those we deem worthy. We also know we're not the only ones with a deep appreciation for the dimunitive treats, which is why this cupcakes apron is one of our proudest finds! Sure, the fact that it was featured on Charlotte in Sex and the City 2 made it relatively to easy to discover, but a joyful experience nonetheless. Gift it as a veritable baking apron...or an oversize bib for voracious cupcake eaters.
Know a guy whose wallet is currently held together with duct tape and a few prayers? Gift Maxx & Unicorn’s bi-fold, which comes in a bunch of different colors, will keep guys’ credit cards, cash, and ID in order, and is embossed with a pair o’ duelin’ pistols. Money and guns – what’s not to love?
Maybe your friend isn’t one to display hardbound copies of classic literature. Maybe they prefer quilted leather-bound copies of coffee table books. Really, for the person who has the bags, the shoes, the sunglasses and the jewelry, why not extend the obsession? Also, lest you fear this is nothing more than a pretty thing taking up shelf space, this handsome slipcase houses three volumes, which chronicle the significant contributions of your friend’s favorite designer (assuming that designer is Chanel).