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13 Hard-Working Gift Ideas for Full-Time Socialites

For some people on our list, having fun is a full-time job. Here are our wish-list worthy holiday picks that will take them from the club to the office, and back again.

Photography by Naomi Finlay
Styling by Alanna Davey

Welcome to our penultimate gift guide for 2017. Get in the holiday spirit – by which we mean, shopping mood – with our other handy-dandy present ideas for holiday baking fanatics, world travellers, hung-over homebodies and dance-til-dawn party hosts.

Shown: bookcase and caBINET by USM, Wittmann ARMCHAIR, and Michael Anastassiades lamps at Avenue Road

1 Manhattan Cocktail Shaker by Georg Jensen, $203 at Torp Inc.
A mirror-polished stainless steel shaker worthy of a New York City Gatsby party, this Georg Jensen shaker is perfect at social mixers.

2 Wooden Hand by Hay, $28 at Average
Articulate how much you love someone by giving them a big or small Hay hand.

Gin/Tonic Glasses by Ritzenhoff, $52 ea at Studio Brillantine
Art Deco, industrial chic and a bit of geometry make a very original gin & tonic recipe.

4 Nameplate by He Said She Said, $39 at Good Neighbour
Save them from having to state the obvious. We all know who wears the pants around here. (Hint: it’s whomever has this nameplate). 

5 Dual-USB, Dual-Outlet Extension Cord by CONWAY, $225 at Klaus
Function meets impeccable design in these funky cords that will spruce up any space, from home to the office.

6 MoMA Bigfoot Tape Dispenser, $30 at Rolo
This tape dispenser makes a big impact – not just visually but in terms of its practicality. No more sticky tape + finger messes!

7 To Do and Not To Do Notepads by Arne Jacobsen, from $26 at Urban Mode
Some workaholics need to be reminded to slow down. To Do: Buy these stickies. Not to Do: Work on the weekends or answer emails in bed.

Buro Desk Set by Lexon, $175/5 pc at Bergo
Do you know someone who is insanely well coordinated and cool? This is the set for that person.  

9 Supergal Bookend by Artori, $39 at Rolo
For the superwoman in your life who manages to collect books, and actually read all of them too.

10 Spirale Ashtray by Alessi, $171 at Studio Brillantine
In 1986, designer Achille Castiglioni perfected this mirrored stainless steel ashtray. It’s stuck around for a reason.

11 Mug by Ban.do, $23 at Scout
Sometimes, you’re in a talk-to-the-hand mood, and we think that’s OK. Endorse grouchy moments with this mug.

12 Toolbox by Vitra, $95 at Quasi Modo
For the consummate hardworker, a punchy toolbox could take their energy in more creative directions. Take, say, indoor gardening.

13 Elastic Band Ball by HAY, $12 at Average
Stress reliever and office essential rolled up in one black-and-white ball? Done.


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