Well, We've Never Seen Gifts Like These Before
TURKEY LEG HAT
"My cousin's baby is so cute, I could just eat her up," you think to yourself. "If only there was a way to put that thought into a whimsical knitted cap." Well, the San Diego Hat Category has you covered with this toddler-sized beanie. The baby's parents will thank you. The baby might have other thoughts in 15 years when she still can't shake the nickname "Drumstick."
Buy It! zappos.com, $27
FEMINIST RYAN GOSLING BOOK
Give the gift that says "Hey girl. Put aside the patriarchal trappings of the holiday season and curl up fireside with this deeply amusing book that combines photos of your favorite male celebrity with deep thoughts about institutionalized sexism and complex gender constructs in society."
Buy It! modcloth.com, $12.99
SELFIE IPHONE REMOTE
Think of this selfie remote as a gift to yourself: By giving it to your techie-in-training mom, you'll never again have to scroll through an Insta feed packed with photos of half her face or the flash in her bathroom mirror.
Buy It! givesimple.com, $25
CLOS DU BOIS BIKE
Every serious athlete knows that bikes are good for two things: transporting Leonardo DiCaprio places, and serving as a vessel for wine to get from Point A to Point B.
C. Wonder and Clos du Bois know that, which is why they equipped this fuchsia cruiser with a bottle of vino, a corkscrew and two shatterproof glasses tucked safely in the bucket.
Buy It! cwonder.com, $350
Equestrian patterns were so hot this year. Make sure your friend is totally on-trend at all times – even while she sleeps – by bestowing upon her this Joules bedtime jumpsuit with a button front and one pink ribbed cuff (because: why not?).
Buy It! figleaves.com, $62
CRUSTACHE SANDWICH CUTTERS
The perfect gift for a hipster fourth-grader, your father who hasn't shaved since 1966 or anyone who likes to Instagram their food instead of eating it, this set of three facial hair-themed cookie cutters takes your PBampJ from "ho-hum" to "hipper than thou."
Buy It! perpetualkid.com, $7.99
HAND DOCK FOR YOUR IPAD
Chefs will appreciate this Harry Allen "universal hand dock" as they navigate recipes on their iPod (like our celeb food app, hint hint). TV fanatics will appreciate how artfully it supports the iPad while watching hours of Law & Order: SVU on Netflix. And Addams Family enthusiasts will appreciate the artistic tribute to Thing, which will beckon from the wall whenever it's not being put to use.
Buy It! shophorne.com, $65
FLASHING LIPS T-SHIRT
She lights up a room when she walks in. Ensure she does so literally with this Flash T-qualiser shirt that flashes and blinks as long as the battery pack is fresh.
Buy It! flashwear.com, $29.43
DARTH VADER GOLD CUFFLINKS
You pulled Harrison Ford's name in Secret Santa again, and you've already sent him on an Air Force One-themed private jet and an Indiana Jones-themed safari. What's a girl to do? We think he (or any fancy Star Wars aficionado, for that matter) would be tickled by these Star Wars cufflinks.
Buy It! neimanmarcus.com, $4,200
You could gift your friend one of those fancy soap sets that she'll stick under the bathroom sink and hopefully remember to take out when guests come. Or you could get this woodsy-smelling bar, housed in a carton that's embedded with seeds to grow a Blue Spruce tree. Decision's yours.
Buy It! pangeaorganics.com, $8
OLD TIMEY IPHONE CHARGING DOCK
The gifts at Jonathan Adler are always certain to surprise, but for 2013, we especially like this decorative smartphone dock, which is both practical (just drop your iPhone in and let it do its magic) and awe-inspiring (can you believe people once owned phones that didn't let you check Facebook? Outrageous!).
Buy It! jonathanadler.com, $48
So you'd like to give whatever Kanye West is giving to Kim Kardashian, but a stadium rental or gold-plated panther isn't in your budget this year. This exclusive-to-Moda-Operandi Bernard Maiser puzzle is equally decadent and fashion-inspired for about one-tenth what Kanye is probably spending on Kim's stocking stuffers.
Buy It! modaoperandi.com, $150
FRENCH TOAST STAMPER
Subtly encourage your boyfriend or husband to bring you breakfast in bed more frequently by presenting him with this Paris-inspired kitchen tool. Even if all you can see from your bedroom window is your neighbor Jazzercising away, this will ensure an Eiffel Tower view every a.m.
Buy It! uniquevintage.com, $4
WINKY SLAP BRACELET WATCH
We didn't think there was any way to improve upon the slap bracelet until we came across this watch version of the '80s staple with cute travel icons in place of the numbers.
Buy It! winkydesigns.com, $40
Whimsical art is expensive. Wearable art, however (this Anthropologie tote bears a piece by Ashley Longshore), will just cost you a couple C-notes. A small price to pay to ensure you get all the good pieces of the turkey at your wacky aunt's Christmas dinner.
Buy It! anthropologie.com, $198
BEAN BAG SCULPTURE
How awkward is it when you give someone something they already own? That won't happen if you order this 3-foot wide stainless steel bean bag seat (which, to be clear, definitely can not be sat upon). If 30 thou is slightly out of your budget, may we suggest the smaller version, also created by artist Cheryl Ekstom, but weighing it at just $8,000.
Buy It! christies.com $32,500