Teachers tell us that notes from students and gift cards are their favorite presents. But who can resist adding something unexpected to the mix? Here are six pedagogue-approved suggestions.
To make sure we’ve got everyone on your list covered, we’re running two gift guides a week from now until Christmas. See all the Gift Guides to date in our archive.
Above: Skinny Stripe Stoneware Mugs by Wonki Ware of South Africa are $18 each from Dara Artisans, a new online collective that fosters workshops the world over.
Above: Every year for the last decade, Finnish graphic designer Noa Bembribre comes out with a new Calendar featuring words highlighted within words (the blue letters, shown here, spell out “calendar”); $45 from the MOCA gift shop.
Above: The Heath Ceramics Bud Vase, a longstanding Remodelista favorite, is a mere 3 inches in diameter and is available in an array of colors and glazes; $23.
Above: For puzzle solvers young and old: The Cat + Fish Tangram is one of a series of wooden animal puzzles by Etsy seller Bright Beam; $36.
Above: Something you wouldn’t likely buy for yourself, but would be glad to have around: A Wooden Triangle Ruler by Danish design company Hay; €29 ($36) from the Finnish Design Shop.
Above: Ferm Living’s Brass Desk Cup, made in Denmark, is $37 from the Man of the World shop.
On Gardenista, consider Tiny Topiaries for the Apartment Dweller.