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.
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.
3 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.
8 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.