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What is your earliest memory of engaging with art?

Was it a coloring book? Scribbling a drawing on paper? Or perhaps it was seeing a famous painting at a museum. Whatever your experience, it’s safe to say that we all have some connection to art—even if we don’t consider ourselves a creative person.

So, if you’re trying to find a unique gift for someone special, consider an art gift!

And no, the recipient doesn’t have to be an amazing painter or have a special talent for drawing to appreciate these creative products. We have things for those folks, too, but some of our most popular items celebrate individual artists who have made incredible contributions to the world.

For those that like to make art, check out these art gifts.

Viviva Colorsheets — One of our best-selling products is a watercolor palette that's the size of a smartphone. It comes equipped with 16 vibrant hues that aren’t the ordinary cake-like pigments. Instead, the colors are packaged into a small booklet with supersaturated hues deposited on sheets of paper. To get started, your gift recipient will simply wet their brush and run it over a chosen color. Then, they'll get started painting. What an ingenious artistic tool! 

642 Things to Draw — Even the most prolific of drawers can experience the dreaded creative block. But not now. With the help of this book (and some colored pencils), they’ll never run out of ideas of what to doodle. It offers drawing prompts, such as a flower or teacup, with blank space to fill it with their imaginative sketches. 

For those that appreciate artwork, get them one of these unique gifts.

Art Candles — Let someone's love of art shine bright with these candles by Flatyz. Fashioned as rectangular slabs of paraffin wax, they offer unconventional displays of some of the world’s most well-known paintings. Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Klimt’s The Kiss take on a new meaning when illuminated.

Each candle comes with a stainless steel holder and will burn for three to four hours, at which point it will extinguish.

Modern Art Socks Gift Set — Socks might sound like a boring gift but give someone this set of colorful footwear and they won’t be disappointed. The collection is fashioned after modern artists with a punny twist; the recipient can wear pop artist Roy Lichtenstoe, the beloved Yayoi Toesama, modern painter Feet Mondrian, and the surrealist Sole-Adore Dali on their feet. We know that the socks with sandals thing isn’t “cool,” but this set makes a strong case for it.

You’ve spent all that time picking out a gift—don’t forget the note! We offer free gift notes at checkout.

Back to school means a lot of things—anxiety, excitement, first-day-jitters—but certainly the most anticipated part of the new academic year is the school supplies shopping.

Whether you’re in middle school, high school, or well into college, new gear means a new you. Start the semester off right with fresh, one-of-a-kind supplies.

Whimsical Essentials:

There are a few things every student should have: bookmarks, mugs, reusable water bottles. And sure, you could go to your nearest office supply store and pick up the same old things. Or you can peruse our unique selection and find something a little more magical.

Wicked Witch Bookmark by MyBookmark — One glance at your new syllabus will show you’re already in desperate need of more bookmarks! The Wicked Witch bookmark will help you keep your place in comic style—when the book is closed, the tiny legs stick just beyond the pages calling “Come here my pretty!” to you when study hour rolls around again.

Frida Kahlo Mug by Unemployed Philosophers Guild — Inspire your morning routine with this lovely Frida Kahlo mug. It’s the perfect kitchenware for latte mornings, tea afternoons, and black coffee all-nighters. Frida’s noble face will be there to comfort you through all of those long papers.

Backpack Accessories:

If you’re going to lug around a backpack full of books, you might as well make it your own and personalize it with accessories. Keychains, stickers, enamel pins, and patches are all great low-cost ways to spiff up your usual luggage. Bonus—a cute pin can be a great conversation starter with your new classmates!

Bob Ross Enamel Pin Set by Unemployed Philosophers Guild — Find out which of your classmates is a fellow Bob Ross fan when you adorn your backpack with these stylish pins. Sold as a set, you can place Bob Ross’s portrait and the evergreen tree side-by-side, or separately.

Vincent van Gogh Enamel Pin Set by Unemployed Philosophers Guild — Featuring two pins in one pack, one of them is a portrait of van Gogh with his signature expression and ginger hair; the other pin is (of course) in reference to one of the artist’s most defining life events. A very fitting accessory to your first art history class of the year.

Creative Supplies:

Art classes, art school, or art project: it’s always a good idea to keep a few creative supplies in your bag. Inspiration can strike at any moment, so you don’t want to be caught empty-handed. And even if you don’t fancy yourself an artist yet, school is a place to learn, so maybe this year you can start practicing.

Viviva Colorsheets by Viviva Colorsheets — As portable as a cell phone, this assortment of 16 transparent watercolors is packaged like a small booklet. To get started, you simply have to run a wet brush over the color. With this nifty product, you can go on spur-of-the-moment creative ventures all over campus and beyond.

Flower Color Pencils (Set of 5) by Trinus — Jot your notes down with one of these magic pencils and your paper will surely be the envy of the classroom. Even when it’s time to sharpen, the pencil shavings from this set will look like cross-sections of Bellflowers, evergreens, dandelions, red plums, and cherry blossoms. Your messy desk will be a work of art.

We hope you found some quirky supplies to inspire your new academic year!

Sometimes the closer you are to someone, the harder they are to shop for—so finding a birthday gift for your best friend? It’s a lot of pressure.

You talk and text every day, and you’re fully caught up on what’s what and who’s who in her life. But when the calendar rolls nearer and nearer to her special day, you might find yourself completely blanking on what she’d actually want. Or worst yet, how to top last year’s gift, which also took you days to decide. Time to take a breath. We’re here to help you brainstorm birthday gift ideas your best friend is sure to love. Let’s think:

If you feel uneasy about splurging your budget on one pricey gift, think about purchasing a few little gifts and putting them together. A set of art supplies and a new sketchbook, or a bundle of matching accessories are both fun ways of filling out a gift bag. (Plus, it’s like getting many gifts at once! Who doesn’t love that?)

If you and your best friend already have plans to go to a concert or travel on her birthday, try looking into gifts that match up to the theme. Going museum-hopping? Try finding gifts inspired by her favorite artist. Hanging out at the beach? A set of temporary tattoos is a great activity for a small party.

Wearable Gifts for Your Best Friend:

When in doubt, you can never go wrong with accessories. Why? Because you can never have enough of them! Your best friend is full of style and interests, and chances are, she’s yearning for a little something to spice up her wardrobe. No better way to do that than with some new bling.

Unique Gifts for Your Best Friend:

If your bestie is the sort of gal who seems to have everything already, you might be on the hunt for a truly unique gift. Lucky for you, our store is just the place for your quest. We offer a range of one-of-a-kind items even the most shopaholic of friends have not seen before!

Supergal Bookend by Artori Design — whether your best friend is a busy bee or just a bit of a messy person, you’ve noticed the clutter in her apartment has been growing. Everyone needs a little help now and then, so try gifting your best friend one of Artori Design’s clever, Marvel-esque bookends. They’re sure to make tidying fun, and book displays absolutely super.

Large Geode Jigsaw Puzzle by Nervous System — if you’re looking for a gift that’s literally one-of-a-kind, Nervous System is one step ahead of you. This innovative company uses a computer simulation to produce geode jigsaw puzzles that are each completely unique—so there’s literally no chance someone will be buying the same gift as you. Coupled with gorgeous colors and intricate puzzle pieces, you’ll be sure to have a stunner of a gift that your best friend will not soon forget.

Hooray, the hard part is over! Now that you’ve chosen her stellar birthday gift, don’t forget to include a complimentary gift note at checkout.

 

 

Dads can often be one of the most daunting people to shop for.

Their birthday only happens once a year, so you want to make sure to find the perfect gift to express your love. Rest assured that we understand the importance of finding the right gift and have put together a selection of unique products fathers will love. Here are some tips to get you started:

Think about where your dad spends most of his time. If he works at a desk or in a workshop, consider looking at desk accessories to brighten up his workspace.

Introduce him to a new activity. Perhaps your dad is a bit of a workaholic and you think he could use some downtime. Gifting him a new game or DIY craft is a great way to help him get started.

Encourage his interests. If your father has strong passions in the arts or sciences, show him how much you care by giving him a gift with the same theme.

DIY Gifts:

Oftentimes, dads like to keep busy. Channel his creative energy into a new game like puzzles or crafts. If your father is interested in space or architecture, look into products of the same theme.

Four Point Moon Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles — This circular puzzle is based on the clearest image of the Moon to date. Space aficionados and puzzle-lovers will love this 1,000 piece challenge.

Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models by Marc Hagan-Guirey — How much does your dad know about architecture? If he’s a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, this is a gift made in heaven. Paper engineer Marc Hagan-Guirey outlined templates for 14 of Wright’s structures that you can build through the art of kirigami. Included in the book are also step-by-step, photographic instructions that demonstrate how to create these buildings, so the project is suitable for “folding experts” and beginners alike.

One-of-a-kind Gifts:

Every birthday is special, but occasionally the opportunity to make a big splurge emerges. If that’s the case this time, look into gifts that will really make an impression. Especially products that your dad would never get for himself.

Deskspace Solar System Series with Sun Lamp by DeskX — This ultimate desk accessory brings the majesty of our solar system into your home. It features all 8 planets (and Pluto) made from specially sourced gemstones, and a Sun Mood Lamp made from Golden Calcite, which radiates a soothing light. This is a gift your dad will not soon forget!

Lastly, if you’re sending your gift directly to your dad, remember to include a complimentary gift note at checkout to express your love!

Shopping for guys is never easy, least of all when it’s for a birthday.

Time to take it easy. Our store has put together a hand-picked selection of unique, unexpected gifts he’s sure to love. Here are a few tips to get you started:

What are his hobbies? Knowing whether he’s a crafter or a reader will narrow down your field of choices. Ask close friends if you’re not sure.

What does he need? Some men appreciate more functional presents. If he’s been subtly asking for a new mug or a bookend to organize his library, now is the perfect time to get him one.

DIY Gifts:

Some men are project-oriented and love to get a job done. If that sounds like your guy, then a fun DIY gift could be just the thing he’ll want.

Large Geode Jigsaw Puzzle by Nervous System — If you’re looking for a gift that’s literally one-of-a-kind, Nervous System is one step ahead of you. This innovative company uses a computer simulation to produce geode jigsaw puzzles that are each completely unique. He won’t forget this challenging masterpiece!

Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book by Steve Bowkett — This neat adult activity book spurs readers to solve problems through creative solutions. Inside are dozens of problems that encourage sketching while also teaching different architecture practices, like reading plans and creating sustainable cities.

Functional Gifts:

When shopping for the practical type of guys, it’s best to look at useful gifts. So, think about his office and kitchen and consider what he’s missing that could possibly add a bit of sparkle to his daily grind.

“Book & Hero” Superhero Bookend by Artori Design — Everyone needs a little help tidying now and then. To make it fun, gift your guy one of Artori Design’s clever, Marvel-esque bookends. They’re sure to make book displays absolutely super.

Planet Mug by Unemployed Philosophers Guild — If your guy is a dreamer, take inspiration from the stars with this awesome Planet Mug. When warmed by a hot beverage, the mug magically reveals helpful facts of each planet in our solar system. The perfect light reading for mornings and evenings alike.

Lastly, if you’re sending the gift directly to the recipient, be sure to include a complimentary gift note at checkout to express your birthday wishes!

Another year is another birthday gift opportunity!

Fortunately, if you’re searching for a winning gift to surprise mom, our store has a plethora of exciting choices for you to pick from. Before you begin your search, however, it’s important to brainstorm what you’re looking for. This will make finding the perfect gift easier and faster for you.

Is your mom a traveler or a homebody? If she’s a busy bee who can’t be tied down, consider finding a gift that can match her nomadic lifestyle. Scarves and shawls are easy to pack and great for chilly plane rides. Or, if she’s in the middle of renovating the house, help her out by gifting some new decor.

Does she have new interests or hobbies? When you’re far from your parents, you may not always know what’s new in their life. Ask family and friends for ideas about possible DIY projects your mom is interested in, like embroidery or painting.

Wearable Gifts:

When in doubt, a chic accessory is never a wrong choice. Since you don’t need to worry about knowing the right size, you can instead focus on nailing the perfect theme—like classic, bohemian, or eclectic.

Vintage-Inspired Bird Shawl by Shovava — One of our best-sellers, this vintage-inspired shawl is decorated in beautifully, intricate feathers that can wrap around the body and float in the wind. A truly ethereal gift to keep your mother warm.

Pride and Prejudice Book Clutch by Bagatelle Studio — This bag has all of the elegance of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with the functionality of a clutch! Instead of pages, you’ll find pockets that are perfect for storing a wallet, keys, as well as your mom’s favorite book. She’s sure to channel her inner Elizabeth Bennet while sporting this cute purse.

Decorative Gifts:

It’s important that our living and working spaces are a reflection of ourselves. If you want to help your mom out with some decorating, think about where she spends the most time—office, home, etc.—and find a new element to brighten up the room.

Frida Kahlo Action Figure by Today is Art Day — What better accessory to decorate your mom’s desk than one of history’s most important painters? At five inches tall, this action figure features Frida’s signature unibrow and colorful clothing, and includes a detachable surrealist heart and attachable parrot. She’ll come smelling fresh as a wild rose, bringing a bit of spring to whoever receives her.

Irises Candle by Flatyz — It might seem like your mom has enough candles already, but does she really have one this pretty? Flatyz candles are hand-painted by artisans onto a flattened slab of wax with two wicks, so the candle will burn evenly for three to four hours. In this way, Vincent van Gogh’s Irises are as ephemeral as they are beautiful. (Maybe your mom is a poet too.)

Lastly, if you’re sending the gift directly to your mom, remember to include a complimentary gift note at checkout to give her your birthday wishes!

One is the loneliest number, so shouldn’t figurines have some company?

As kids we enjoyed superheroes and princesses, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Collecting figurines can be an enriching and satisfying hobby at any age—especially as you get older. Collectible figurines for adults offer a way to display your passion, connect with someone that inspires you, or simply brighten up your desk space. And now brands like Sketch.inc and Today is Art Day produce collectible figurines of artists, musicians, and actors.

Are wooden figurines your style?

Sketch.inc specializes in Kokeshi dolls, which are a symbol of friendship in Japanese culture. Founder and artist Becky Kemp combines a “love of Nordic design and Japanese illustration” in her lovely characters.

Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Prince, and Ziggy Stardust are just a few of the figurines we have in store, and each Kokeshi doll measures 5.7” tall—the perfect roommate for a sparse shelf or lonely desk. Even if you don’t pick one up for yourself, it might just be the gift to a friend that sparks a long-lasting collection!

Looking for a figurine series that comes with accessories?

Today is Art Day released a collection of vinyl toys called Art History Heroes, which stars the world’s most famous artists as collectible action figures. Not only that, each figurine includes features unique to the artist. Leonardo da Vinci comes with a removable Renaissance hat; Vincent van Gogh comes with two removable ears and one bandaged one; and Frida Kahlo comes with a detachable Surrealist heart and one attachable parrot. And to really complete your Art History superstar, Today is Art Day includes five miniature masterpieces and an easel so that your collection of artist figurines can have their own art museum as well.

With so many fun options, it might just be time to start collecting!

Chances are that you spend 40+ hours a week sitting at your desk, so you might as well make your environment fun!

You don't need to search high and low for cool desk accessories—we’ve got you covered. This collection of quirky items will quietly sit on your desk and offer a momentary reprieve from spreadsheets and emails.

When you think of desk accessories, you might think of staplers, tape dispensers, and chargers. While those are definitely helpful, we think that your office space should have things that bring you joy. And because your office is essentially a home away from home, these items should reflect your personality.

Are you someone that loves art history?

Some of our top sellers—and faithful desk companions—are artist action figures by Today is Art Day. Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh, and Magritte are just a few of the five-inch artists that are made to sit on a table top. They come equipped with corresponding accessories (like van Gogh’s bandaged ear) as well as 10 facts about the artist. When it comes to trivia night with your coworkers, you’re going to do well!

If you’re the type of person who always needs to be doing something with your hands, we get it.

We’ve got a few products that are perfect for anyone who likes to keep busy in idle moments. The big or small Cat Pile looks like a desk sculpture, but it doubles as a game. It’s like Jenga in reverse; rather than removing pieces, you try to stack the cats as high as they will go. Doesn’t that sound fun to play with an office mate? And if you’re more of a solo player, the Lollipopter or Helicone combine science and kinetic art to create toys that shift their shapes with the flick of the wrist.

And remember, it’s the more the merrier when it comes to desk accessories. Van Gogh and Frida are a great pair as is multiple sets of Cat Pile to build your own kitty cheering quad as you fill out those boring reports.

Many of us want to be that cool friend who wins when it comes to gift-giving. (Not that it’s a competition or anything.) 

Maybe you want to give them something you wouldn’t find in just any old department store. Well, we have you covered with our selection of cool gifts. These quirky items are crafted by indie makers and celebrate artistry, imagination, and style.

Want some suggestions? Here are some of our favorites.

Vinyl figures have made a splash over the years by depicting famous people in popular culture. The brand Today is Art Day has approached this trend with an art-historical twist. They’ve turned the likes of Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh, and Salvador Dali into five-inch tall action figures that have artist-specific accessories and trivia about them. (You’re going to kill it at trivia night!)

Speaking of artists, we have supplies they are going to love. It might sound hyperbolic to say that Viviva Colorsheets is revolutionary, but it’s true. You’ve never seen a watercolor paint palette like this one! There are 16 vibrant colors arranged in a thin booklet that’s smaller than your smartphone. Best of all, these portable colors are colors have incredible intensity with high-quality hues.  

Vivivia Colorsheet’s isn’t the only cool gift in our shop that could be called revolutionary.

Design studio Nervous System creates mind-bending puzzles that challenge how you work a jigsaw. Some puzzles, like their Infinity Puzzle, have no beginning and no end, and the pieces can be worked back to front. Others, like their Geode Puzzle, use a computer algorithm to create puzzles that are completely one-of-a-kind and extra challenging to solve. 

While those are some of our favorites, there are plenty of other cool gifts to give. We'll leave the decision making up to you.

Did you know that you can include a free gift message? Look for it at the checkout!

It’s true. Guys—no matter their age or relation to you—are still the hardest ones to shop for.

Not ones to window shop or make a list, you might be at wit’s end searching for a gift he’ll like. Never fret. Our store boasts a selection of cool and unique gifts that guys are sure to love. Still feeling a little stuck? Here are a few tips to get you started:

What kind of guy is he?

Is he serious and minimalistic? Try opting for a practical gift, like books, home decor, or clothing. Whether he’ll admit it or not, he’s probably in need of at least one!

Is he a fun, creative guy? Try looking into art and craft gifts. A good jigsaw puzzle or desk game is hard to come by these days, but don’t forget that creatives covet nothing more than new art supplies!

Last but not least—if you’re shopping for a birthday or holiday, remember that we offer free gift notes at checkout! Perfect way to include an inside joke, or some loving words on his special day.

Unique Gifts for Him:

Nothing says “you’re one-of-a-kind” than the right unique gift! Something he’s never seen, or better yet, something he would never think to shop for himself. Your unique gift should be special and a treat, because he’s the kind of guy who doesn’t treat himself often enough.

Four Point Moon Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles — Just when you thought puzzles got boring, Four Point Puzzles arrived to save the day. This circular puzzle is based on the clearest image of the Moon to date, even showing the tiniest craters in stunning clarity. Bonus: once it's completed, he'll have a person Moon to frame in his home. 

Cool Practical Gifts:

If you have doubts that he’d use a fun gift of your choice, try opting for something more practical. And just because we say practical doesn’t mean it has to be boring! The products we carry at our store are both useful and fun so you can gift the best of both worlds.

“Book & Hero” Superhero Bookend by Artori Design — Is he on the messy side? Everyone needs a little help now and again, so try gifting your him one of Artori Design’s clever, Marvel-esque bookends or bookshelves. They’re sure to make tidying fun, and book displays absolutely super.

Andy Warhol Sock Box Set by Happy Socks — Finally, gifting socks is cool again! These days, everyone knows that you judge a guy’s whimsy by his taste in socks. The Andy Warhol Sock Box Set includes three socks inspired by his famous work, each pair bursting with copies of Warhol’s vibrant, pop-art prints. It’s sure to spiff up his outfit and brighten his day!

Got some ideas? Now it’s time to scroll up and start shopping!

If you’re shopping for a housewarming gift for a friend, or for yourself, our selection of decorative gifts might be just the ticket.

Whether you want to spiff up your living room or deck out your desk space, a pretty new object can work small miracles. The key, of course, is to find what you’re missing. Here are a few tips from us to help you get started:

Express your interests. Meaning—if you like art, consider looking for new prints for the walls or artist action figures for the desk. Know someone who has a penchant for candles? Find a novelty candle they’ll adore.

Organize your space. If you’ve recently moved, or shopping for someone who has, it can be the perfect opportunity to find a new way to organize your collections. Unique bookends and bookshelves will be greatly appreciated by someone with a large library.

For the Home:

They say home is where the heart is, so why not fill it with the things that you love? The same applies to shopping for housewarming gifts. Think about the recipient’s passions and find a way to bring it into their home. They’ll be ever so thankful!

Frida Kahlo Mug by Unemployed Philosophers Club — Inspire morning routines with this lovely artist-inspired mug. It’s the perfect kitchenware for latte mornings, tea afternoons, and black coffee all-nighters.

‘Irises’ Candle by Flatyz — It’s impossible to ever have enough candles (we think so at least). In any case, Flatyz candles are in a league of their own. Each one is hand-painted by artisans onto a flattened slab of wax with two wicks, so the candle will burn evenly for three to four hours. In this way, Vincent van Gogh’s Irises are as ephemeral as they are beautiful.

For the Office:

For those that work from home or spend a lot of time in a studio or office, making the space your own is vital. This can mean painting the walls your favorite color, or, to be less drastic, decorating it with some beloved objects.

Supershelf by Artori Design — If your office is super filled with books, you might need a super bookshelf to match! Consider gifting one of these clever, Marvel-esque bookshelves. They’re sure to make tidying fun, and the book displays absolutely wonderful.

Deskscape Solar System Series With Sun by DeskX — This ultimate desk accessory brings the majesty of our solar system into your home. It features all 8 planets (and Pluto) made from specially sourced gemstones and a Sun Mood Lamp made from Golden Calcite, which radiates a soothing light. This is a gift no one will not soon forget!

Lastly, if you’re sending a decorative gift directly to the recipient, remember to add a complimentary gift note at checkout!

It’s always good to go outdoors every once and awhile. And we're not talking about taking your tablet camping to binge-watch the latest Netflix show. 

If you’re going to go outside, why not be outside and enjoy time away from a screen? Although it's easier said than done, there’s a simple hack for getting everyone, from your friends to family, to put down their phones and enjoy their surroundings. Plan some good old-fashioned entertainment with fun outdoor games and activities!

From challenging puzzles to a stacking game nicknamed “cat Jenga,” we have something for all ages.

Take your puzzle obsession outside as you scarf down hotdogs.

Jigsaw puzzles are one of our favorite activities, and they’re easy to assemble at your picnic table. If you consider yourself a puzzle aficionado, you’ve got to check out the jigsaws by Nervous System. They combine computer algorithms with inspiration from the galaxy, Earth's surface, and geodes to create puzzles that are literally one of a kind. 

This is one of our best sellers:

Infinity Puzzle — Typically, when you work on a jigsaw puzzle, there’s a definite ending. But not with the Infinity Puzzle! This mind-bending madness has no beginning or end, and it’s designed as a continuously-tiling jigsaw that can be assembled in thousands of different ways. While this might seem daunting, just remember: the fun never has to end! 

Try your luck with the Cat Pile game.

The Cat Pile by Comma is a wooden set of kitties that invite you to stack them as high as you can without them toppling over. This reverse form of Jenga is a rousing challenge for anyone who is a little obsessed with felines.

The Cat Pile comes in sizes large and small size, and each set (denoted by its colored packaging) features six felines. You can play with just one set, but for a larger tower and a greater challenge, you’ll want to invest in more than one. When not in use, they’ll sit on your desk as a conversation piece.

Load up on your favorite games, unique gifts, hand embroidery, and temporary tattoos and get your shipping on us!

Sometimes, you want to give a gift that brings more than a smile to a person’s face.

If that’s the case, you’ll be looking for funny gifts that aren’t usually on the radar. Fortunately, our Store carries a myriad of whimsical products—both small and large—that could be just the ticket. Here are some tips to help you in your quest:

If shopping for gag gifts or gift exchanges, it’s key to stay within your budget. To make this easier, try looking at fun socks or enamel pins.

On the other hand, if you’re shopping for a funny birthday present, think about extending your search to novelty items. Action figures and desk accessories make great gifts at any time of the year.

Budget-Friendly Gifts:

When shopping for friends, it’s important to keep a rough budget in mind. It may seem limiting at first, but having the clear parameter will actually narrow down your search and make finding the perfect gift much easier!

'Yayoi Toesama' Socks by Chattyfeet — These cool artist-inspired socks will not only bring a smile to someone’s face, but also jazz up their loungewear game. Fashionable friends will love the polka-dot print.

'Salvador Catli' Enamel Pin by Niaski — If your friend is a Surrealist or a fan of cats, this stunning enamel pin combines the best of both worlds! Not only is this accessory a perfect funny gift, it’s also a great way for the recipient to decorate their lapel or backpack.

Novelty Gifts:

If you want to make your funny gift one to remember, then it’s great to start looking for unique novelty items. Consider looking for products your friends would love but wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves.

Rainbow Joes: Series 1 Figurines by Brogamat — Yoga Joes are here to save the day with good vibes and vibrant colors. Based off of Brogamat’s Series 1 collection, this set of 9 figures features the Yoga Joes in poses like Headstand, Lotus, Cobra, and more. It’s the perfect gift for a yogi friend.

Big Wooden Cat Pile Game by Comma — Nicknamed “cat Jenga,” this adorable game has earned its place as one of our bestsellers. It comes with six wooden felines that you must stack as high as you can without toppling over. The Cat Pile Game is as cute as a kitten and the perfect funny gift for a cat lover.

Lastly, if you’re sending a gift directly to your friend, remember to include a complimentary gift note at checkout to make your friend smile!

Want to surprise your favorite guy with a funny gift?

Well, you’re in luck! Our Store offers a plethora of whimsical products at a range of prices. Whether it’s for a birthday, gift exchange, or holiday, our selection of playful gifts is sure to inspire your search. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Think about his interests. If he’s a workout junkie or an animal lover, finding a quirky gift that celebrates his passions will definitely bring a smile to his face.

Match the gift to a special occasion. If you and your guy have a special trip planned, giving a funny gift is a nice, lighthearted way to kick off the event.

Playful Gifts:

Hobbies are not only great for a fulfilling life, but also extremely useful for gift-giving. Knowing his interests is key, so if you don’t know what his passions are already, consider asking his friends and family for tips.

Rainbow Joes: Series 1 Figurines by Brogamats — Yoga Joes are here to save the day with good vibes and vibrant colors. Based off of Brogamat’s Series 1 collection, this set of 9 figures features the Yoga Joes in poses like Headstand, Lotus, Cobra, and more. It’s the perfect gift for a yogi.

Big Wooden Cat Pile Game by Comma — Nicknamed “cat Jenga”, this adorable game has earned its place as one of our bestsellers. It comes with six wooden felines that you must stack as high as you can without toppling over. The Cat Pile Game is as cute as a kitten and the ideal funny gift for a cat lover.

Artistic Gifts:

If your guy is the creative sort, try looking at funny artsy gifts. Music and fine arts-inspired products will show you a range of playful gifts he’s sure to love. In the case that you find several options to choose from, it might be a neat idea to put together a “gift basket” of your favorites.

René Magritte Action Figure by Today is Art Day — If he’s a Surrealist, this 5-inch-tall action figure is a witty way to decorate his desk space. Featuring a “floating” face-covering apple, black bowler cap, and pip, this figuring has all of the awesome signatures of painter René Magritte.

'Kitty Stardust' Enamel Pin by Niaski — This feline-inspired homage to singer David Bowie’s famous alter-ego might just be the puur-fect accessory. Gift this enamel pin to your guy and he can add a unique style to his lapel or backpack.

Lastly, if you’re sending the gift directly to him, remember to add a complimentary gift note at checkout to include a funny message!

Gift Ideas for Dad

Whether it’s Father’s Day, Christmas, or a birthday, dads are often the most daunting person to shop for. It’s not that you don’t know what they like or what they might want, but… a little help would be nice. Rest assured that we understand the importance of finding the right gift for your one-of-a-kind dad. Take some time to browse our selection of unique gifts and perhaps something will inspire you.

Practical Gifts

Your dad is always helping you out in a jam, so why not find a product that can help him! Practical gifts are as welcome as they are useful, and there are few better feelings than knowing someone is thankful for the gift you gave them.

Keith Haring Sock Box Set by Happy Socks — Does your dad have a bit of a whimsical side to him? The Keith Haring Sock Box Set includes three socks inspired by his famous work, each pair bursting with color and bold lines. It’s sure to brighten your dad’s outfit and his day!

More Practical Gifts for Dad

Supergal Bookend by Artori Design— Your dad’s study might be a mess, but it’s not like he’d ever admit it. Instead, try gifting him one of Artori Design’s clever, Marvel-esque bookends. They’re sure to make tidying fun, and book displays absolutely super.

DIY gifts 

Most dads (and parents in general) love a good DIY project—we all know that. Even if you haven’t seen your dad pick up a paintbrush in a while, don’t let it deter you. Life is busy, and your parents are the most selfless people you know. Gifting your dad a beautiful DIY gift might be just the thing he needs to work with his hands again.

Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models by Marc Hagan-Guirey — how much does your dad know about architecture? Paper engineer Marc Hagan Guirey outlined templates for 14 of Wright’s structures that you can build through the art of kirigami. Included in the book are also step-by-step, photographic instructions that demonstrate how to create these buildings, so the project is suitable for “folding experts” and beginners alike.

And now that you’ve conquered the hard part and chosen your perfect gift, remember to include the final touches:

If you’re long-distance and sending your gift directly to your dad, take another moment to write some loving words. Our gift notes are free at checkout so there’s no excuse!

And if you’re delivering your gift in person, remember to give your dad a big hug on his special day.

She’s the person who spoils you at every holiday and even the days in between—so how do you choose a gift for grandma?

Although she says she loves anything, you don’t want your gift to be slap-dash. Take your time and peruse some of the options we’ve selected, and you might find the perfect gift your grandmother didn’t even know she wanted!

Unique gifts for grandma:
Looking to gift your grandmother something truly special? You’ve arrived at the right place. We have items that range from fun and quirky to elegant and beautiful.

Bob Ross Mug by Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild — Everyone can use an extra mug in their cabinet, and Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild makes mugs with designs that appear and disappear with temperature. It will bring your grandma true delight to see the painting appear behind Bob Ross after every tea.

Vintage Shawl by Shovava — One of our best-sellers, this vintage-inspired scarf is decorated in beautifully, intricate feathers that can wrap around the body and float in the wind. A truly ethereal gift to keep your grandmother warm.

‘The Kiss’ Candle by Flatyz — It might seem like a cop-out to get your grandmother another candle, but that’s not the case with these beauties. Flatyz candles are hand-painted by artisans onto a flattened slab of wax with two wicks, so the candle will burn evenly for three to four hours. It’s truly a sight to see Gustav Klimt’s masterpiece come alive and melt away.

DIY gifts for grandma:
There’s nothing grandmothers love more than arts and crafts (except maybe cooking delicious snacks). Does your grandma have a hobby, or maybe two or three? Even if she doesn’t, sometimes a DIY gift is just what she needs to restart a forgotten passion!

Beginner Embroidery Stitch Sampler by Dropcloth Samplers — If you’re looking for a fun and lowkey way to introduce your grandmother to hand embroidering, or if she might like something a little more educational, this sampler is just the thing. The cloth measures approximately 10” x 12” and is printed with various stitches to complete. All your grandma needs is her own hoop, thread and needle and she’s set to go!

Llama Doll Embroidery Kit by Kiriki Press — Using a screen printed pattern with vibrant inks, this llama kit comes with all of the embroidery floss, stuffing, and instructions to bring it to life. Kiriki Press ranks the kit as Level 2 difficulty, so if your grandma knows the basics, she’s sure to love this dolled-up little llama.

Earth Jigsaw Puzzle by Nervous System — Sometimes all that’s called for is the right wind-down activity. The Earth puzzle by Nervous System not only celebrates the beauty of the planet, it is also meticulously crafted, with 16 of the 442 pieces shaped like animals from around the world. This is the type of puzzle your grandma might want to frame when she completes it!

Last, but not least, be sure to remind your grandma how much she means to you by including a gift note—it’s free at checkout!

Are you shopping for someone with a big heart for animals?

When someone’s interest spans an entire kingdom, the search can seem daunting. But no worries. Our selection of gifts for animal lovers is sure to inspire your pursuit for the perfect present. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Think about their favorite animals. Whether they’re the type that loves all living creatures or a cats-only fan—it’s good to know their preferences. This will make finding and choosing a present much easier.

Combine the recipient’s love of animals with their other interests. If they’re into arts and crafts or fashion, finding an animal-inspired product is the way to go!

DIY Gifts:

Sometimes seeing the acronym “DIY” makes you think of a laborious gift, but that doesn’t have to be the case! Actually, the right craft can be a fulfilling way to channel the recipient’s passion into an arts and crafts project.

Wolf Embroidery Kit by Kiriki Press — Do you know someone who is hungry (like the wolf) for embroidery? Then, this adorable kit by Kiriki Press might be just the thing they’re looking for. The set has everything one needs to make their own beautiful blue wolf, including the pattern-printed fabric and stuffing. All you need is an embroidery hoop and you’re ready to go!

The Wildflower’s Workbook by Katie Daisy — This dynamic journal is the perfect tool to engage in the natural world. It includes prompts for reflection, places for list-making, and whimsical activities that animal and nature lovers are sure to enjoy.

Novelty Gifts:

If in doubt of what to give someone, a special novelty gift is almost always a sure-fire way to succeed. The trick, of course, is finding the right one. Well, fortunately our store carries an assortment of one-of-a-kind objects.

Big Wooden Cat Pile Game by Comma — Nicknamed “cat Jenga”, this adorable game has earned its place as one of our bestsellers. It comes with six wooden felines that you must stack as high as you can without toppling over. The Cat Pile Game is as cute as a kitten and the ideal funny gift for a cat lover.

Adjustable Three-Piece Sloth Ring by Mary Lou — The award for most beloved animal on the internet can only belong to the adorable sloth. Artist and creator Mary Lou designed this grey sloth ring as a three-ring set that features separated head, arms, and legs. There’s nothing more heartwarming than getting a tiny hug from a tiny sloth every time you stack these gorgeous rings.

Lastly, if you’re sending a decorative gift directly to the recipient, remember to add a complimentary gift note at checkout!

Know someone that loves architecture?

Whether they design it for a living or are simply a building enthusiast, gifts for architects and architecture lovers offer a great way to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of this field.

But what do you get for someone that loves building design? It can be a challenge, and we’re here to help with a selection of creative products that range from stackable blocks to jewelry to a book that will get you in the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Construct the amazing structures of Frank Lloyd Wright… out of paper.

Frank Lloyd Wright remains one of America’s greatest architects, and his designs are lauded as must-see pilgrimages. You can now channel a bit of Wright’s genius when you construct some of his most beloved buildings out of paper. Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models by Marc Hagan-Guirey features 14 step-by-step projects that will have you fashioning Fallingwater, the Guggenheim Museum, and Charles Eames house using a combination of cutting and folding techniques.

Are you a paper sculpting beginner? Have no fear. Hagan-Guirey has made this book accessible for every skill level. 

For fans of cities, wear beloved locales around your neck.

Those who love building design often enjoy cities—the two go hand-in-hand. Keep your affinity for architecture close to your heart with the abstract map jewelry of Talia Sari. Loosely based on the streets of metropolises including Rome, London, Paris, and New York, the minimalist pendants are a unique way to celebrate the places that are the site of amazing architectural marvels.

Each map is 24K gold plated with a matte finish on brass and measures a little over an inch square.

Enjoy free shipping on US orders over $100 and a free gift note—perfect for if you’re sending these architectural goodies to someone who lives far away!

Do you know a creative person in your life?

Lucky you! With every gift-giving occasion, you can look for fun items that'll ignite their imagination. From making art to celebrating legendary figures, these gifts for artists are sure to be a hit.

What do they love about art?

When deciding what kind of present to buy for an artist, first consider what they love about art. If they love to study art history, then check out some of the best-selling artist action figures by Today is Art Day. We have Frida KahloVincent van GoghLeonardo da Vinci, and more available. Each vinyl toy comes with accessories that correspond to their career and life, and the packaging features facts about them.

Do they like to DIY?

If creating art is more your gift recipient's style, then they've got to try Viviva Colorsheets. This revolutionary watercolor set reimagines the conventional artist palette. Instead of paint tubes or pigment cakes, Viviva Colorsheets has produced a hand-held booklet full of 16 transparent watercolors. It’s the size of your cell phone, making it easily portable. To get started, simply wet a brush and run it over the desired color.

Need more gift ideas for artists?

Books for artists are also a popular option. We have a selection from which any maker can benefit—from publications about the business of art to ideas of what to draw to inspiring imagery that celebrates the unique vision of a creative person.

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or Christmas, sometimes it’s best to solve two problems with one action.

Meaning—if you’re shopping for a couple, why buy two presents when you can buy one gift for both of them? Art, board games, and homewares are just a few of the genres to peruse when browsing for a pair. If you’re still feeling stuck, here are a few tips to get you started:

Find their common interests. If both halves of the couple have very different passions, try looking for some shared ground in things like cooking or art.

Introduce something new that they can do together. If you can’t find a shared interest, then consider finding something the couple can start doing together. Puzzles and DIY crafts are great sections to look into.

Board Games:

Most people know that keeping a stash of games and puzzles in the house is good advice in case of bad weather or awkward social situations. So, you can’t go wrong with finding a beautiful new puzzle the couple can complete together.

Four Point Moon Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles — This circular puzzle is based on the clearest image of the Moon to date. Space aficionados and puzzle-lovers will love this 1,000 piece challenge.

Large Geode Jigsaw Puzzle by Nervous System — If you’re looking for a gift that’s literally one-of-a-kind, Nervous System is one step ahead of you. This innovative company uses a computer simulation to produce geode jigsaw puzzles that are each completely unique—so there’s literally no chance someone will be buying the same gift as you. Coupled with gorgeous colors and intricate puzzle pieces, you’ll be sure to have a stunner of a gift that your other half will not soon forget.

Celebratory Gifts:

Sometimes it’s nice to receive a gift that you wouldn’t ordinarily buy for yourself. If you feel your instincts pulling you that way, keep your mind open to funny and whimsical gifts that your couple friends will enjoy.

For Love by Eugene Kim and Alice Yoo — Written by My Modern Met founders Eugene Kim and Alice Yoo, For Love is “dedicated to ordinary people who do extraordinary things.” This heartwarming book will brighten a couple’s spirits!

"Disappearing" Constellation Mug by Unemployed Philosophers Guild — When in doubt about what gift to get, you can never go wrong with a nice mug. The “disappearing” stars mug has hidden constellations that appear when a hot beverage is poured in it, so the surprise doesn’t end when you unwrap the gift. Purchase a matching set and a duo can stargaze together.

Lastly, if you’re sending the gift directly to the recipient, remember to include a complimentary gift note at checkout!

Shopping for the history buff in your life?

It might seem daunting with the whole world (and the world’s history) at your fingertips, but with a little time and observation you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your buddy. Let’s brainstorm:

History is by definition very broad, so try recalling notable characters that inspired your friend more than others.

Gifting an action figure of a history buff’s favorite idol is a touching gesture that they’ll love to adorn their desk. Still need some examples?

You can’t go wrong with the Einstein Action Figure by Today is Art Day,  a  real-life superhero that everyone admires.

At five inches tall, this action figure features Einstein’s signature mustache and wild hair, and includes a removable pipe and violin. It’s sure to make any history aficionado proud.

If your friend is an enthusiast of the history of art, then you’ve hit the jackpot. Our store celebrates art history and its famous figures in numerous, diverse ways.

Still thinking about those action figures? Today is Art Day has a collection just for art history, including the likes of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Leonardo da Vinci. Each one comes with their own personal accessories, a tiny work of art, and a display easel.

Or, if you’re on the hunt for a gift as creative as the person, take a look at our unique art gifts—like Flatyz candles.

Instead of celebrating one person you can commemorate a whole art movement with special candles like ‘Water Lillies’, a quintessential Impressionist painting by everyone’s first love, Monet. Flatyz candles are hand-painted by artisans onto a flattened slab of wax with two wicks, so the candle will burn evenly for three to four hours. It’s truly a sight to see Monet’s masterpiece come alive and melt away.

Whether it’s reading about the Renaissance, or watching a documentary about Frida Kahlo, a history buff likes to be cozy while doing it.

Accessorize their me-time with unique art history gear, like the Brief History of Art Mug by Unemployed Philosophers Guild. Featuring the evolution of Western art over the past thousand years, this mug will test their history skills with each drink! (Not only that, it’s pretty nifty to have a little art gallery wrapped around one mug.)

No matter the season, a pair of comfy socks is another must-have for an indulgent night-in.

If your friend has a bit of a whimsical side, check out The Artists Socks Gift Set by Chattyfeet. It includes four socks inspired by famous artists, including Andy Sock-Hole, Feetasso, Frida Callus, and Vincent Van Toe. With this fun set your friend can change their art style to suit their mood!

Hooray, the hard part is over! Now that you’ve chosen a stellar gift for your history buff, don’t forget to include a complimentary gift note at checkout.

“We are born of love; Love is our Mother.” —Rumi

The perfect gift for mom:

The next year rolls around and you find yourself with another opportunity to show your wonderful mother just how much she means to you—no pressure or anything. Maybe you have a creative block or maybe you’re just really busy. We understand. Instead of wasting time and energy racking your brain for the perfect something, try browsing our Mother’s Day Collection. Maybe the “perfect” gift for mom isn’t as far away as you think...

Our Mother’s Day gift selections:

Your mom is a rainbow of hobbies and interests. That might seem daunting at times, but it also opens a world of gift opportunities. Here are a few:

Pride and Prejudice Book Clutch by Bagatelle Studio — This bag has all of the elegance of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with the functionality of a clutch! Instead of pages, you’ll find pockets that are perfect for storing a wallet, keys, as well as your mom’s favorite book.

Irises Candle by Flatyz — It might seem like your mom has enough candles already, but does she really have one this pretty? Flatyz candles are hand-painted by artisans onto a flattened slab of wax with two wicks, so the candle will burn evenly for three to four hours. In this way, Vincent van Gogh’s Irises are as ephemeral

Vintage Shawl by Shovava — one of our best-sellers, this vintage-inspired scarf is decorated in beautiful, intricate feathers that can wrap around the body and float in the wind. A truly ethereal gift.

And now the finishing touches:

You’ve chosen the perfect gift, but it’s not over yet! Here’s some last Mother’s Day advice:

Remember to include a loving note. A few simple words of appreciation is what your mom needs on her special day, and gift notes are free at checkout, so there’s no excuse!

If you have the time, get some gift wrap! Even if it’s not impeccable or crisp your mom will be grateful for the effort.

Last but not least—give your mom some flowers. Bought or home-picked, nothing beats fresh flowers on Mother’s Day. It will brighten up even the best gift, and make your mom’s day even better.

Want to surprise your earth child with something they’ll love?

Although flowers and succulents can make for excellent gifts, perhaps you want a present that’s a little more long-lasting. Fortunately, our store carries a myriad of whimsical gifts ideal for nature-lovers. Before you get started, however, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

Do you want a gift that brings nature indoors? Between work and other responsibilities, many of us can’t go outside as often as we would like. Finding a portable reminder of favorite animals or hiking spots is a thoughtful way to brighten a nature-lover’s daily routine.

Or, do you want something that will help the recipient connect with the environment? Maybe they’ve been outdoorsy all of their life but have recently fallen out of practice. A new sketchbook or journal is a great way to encourage the person to go back to their roots.

Wearable Gifts:

Take the beauty of flower crowns one step further with some nature-inspired accessories! Whether they love animals or bucolic scenery, a stylish rendition of their muse will inspire dozens of future outfits.

Jasper Wings Bird Scarf by Shovava — Based off of one of our best-sellers, this bold blue and green scarf is decorated in beautifully intricate feathers that can wrap around the body and float in the wind. Available in cotton and silk-cashmere, this scarf is the ultimate accessory for commutes and travel. A truly ethereal gift to keep her warm and stylish all year round.

Interactive Gifts:

Sometimes, even those that thrive in nature find it difficult to make time to be in it. If that sounds like someone you know, then an interactive gift may be just what they need. Journals, sketchbooks, and other creative materials make for great gifts that the person can take with them on all of their outdoor excursions.

The Wildflower’s Workbook by Katie Daisy — This dynamic journal is the perfect tool to engage in the natural world. It includes prompts for reflection, places for list-making, and whimsical activities that animal and nature lovers are sure to enjoy.

Secret Garden Coloring Book by Johanna Basford — You’re never too old for coloring books. Artist Johanna Basford invites the reader to explore her intricate wonderland drawings and color the fantastical gardens in creative, innovative ways.

Lastly, if you’re sending this gift directly to your faraway friend, remember to include a complimentary gift note at checkout!

Whether it’s an anniversary, house-warming, or simply the hustle and bustle of the holidays, shopping for parents can be a stressful task.

You couldn’t have gotten to where you are without them—so you’re feeling the pressure. But worry not! We’ll brainstorm together and find your parents the perfect gift.

First things first, it’s helpful to think about what type of gift you and your parents are looking for. Something both parents can enjoy together? Something for the kitchen? Something decorative? Once you’ve narrowed your field of inspiration, it’ll just be a matter of choosing from the many great options available. Let’s get started.

If you know you want a gift that both of your parents can enjoy, choosing a game that’ll entertain and challenge them is a great way to go. The innovative company Nervous System uses a computer simulation to produce Geode Jigsaw Puzzles that are not only stunning in color and detail, but also individually unique. Once your parents have mastered its intricate puzzle pieces, they’ll surely frame this unique beauty.

Everyone knows the heart of the house is the kitchen! So when in doubt, it’s a good idea to start your shopping there.

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild makes quirky mugs that a fun addition to everyone’s cabinet. For creative parents, take a look at the Bob Ross and Brief History of Art mugs—the Bob Ross mug magically changes with the temperature of the beverage and the other teaches a short art history lesson with each sip.

Or, if your parents are dreamers, take inspiration from the stars with the ‘Disappearing’ Constellation and Planet mugs. A complimentary set, the former mug reveals a night sky of famous constellations and the latter produces helpful facts of each planet in the solar system. They’ll love to whip these out for special hot cocoa evenings.

Looking to get your parents something pretty? Well, lucky for you, our store has a myriad of pretty, decorative gifts.

Flatyz candles are hand-painted by artisans and expertly crafted so that they burn evenly and without dripping wax. Your parents can enjoy the beautiful works of Monet, van Gogh, Klimt, and Seurat in uninterrupted peace as the paintings evaporate into smokeless air. How poetic!

On the other hand, if we’re talking about pretty decorations, have you thought about socks? Both whimsical and practical—picking up a sock set is a nifty go-to for both birthdays and holidays. Having some doubts? Well, just take a gander at The Artists Socks Gift Set by Chattyfeet. The set includes four socks inspired by famous artists, like Andy Sock-Hole, Feetasso, Frida Callus, and Vincent van Toe. Buy two sets and your parents can mix and match their art styles.

Confident in what you’ve picked out? Good job! If you’re sending the gift directly to your parents, don’t forget to include a complimentary gift note.

We all have that one person in our life who has it all together.

A great job, beautiful apartment, and always wearing the latest. So how do you shop for people who have everything? The answer doesn’t have to break your wallet—it just might take a little bit of creativity.

Let’s brainstorm:

Your friend is the ultimate fashionista who sports a new accessory every week, but she also has two adorable cats that star in all of her Instagram posts.

Pet-owners not only love their pets, they love things that remind them of their furry children. Instead of agonizing over a pair of earrings your friend might already have, look into a charming game like the Big Wooden Cat Pile. It’s a reverse Jenga, featuring adorable wooden felines that can stack atop one another. The final product even doubles as a desk accessory, and don’t worry—your friend will find it just as cute when her cats knock it over.

You only see your ten-year-old nephew at Christmas, but you hear that this year he’s outgrown “kiddie” toys and is looking for something more challenging.

He’s an only child, so how do you make sure your gift survives the Christmas bounty awaiting him? Well, if your nephew likes a challenge, maybe look into something a little more old school. Nervous System makes the Geode Jigsaw Puzzle that are each completely unique! Not only that, they make an Infinity Puzzle that can be assembled in thousands of different ways, and an Earth Jigsaw Puzzle made of pieces shaped like animals. His parents might even thank you for finding something more interesting than a video game!

At the office, you sit next to the kindest coworker.

She brings you coffee, snacks, and always seems to have an extra gift card she’s trying to get rid of. Her birthday is coming up and you desperately want to find something wonderful, but you haven’t been working at the office long enough to know all of her interests. The only thing you do know is that she seems so put together! But fear not—even the perfectionists in our lives can use a little doting on. Instead of trying to find the ‘ultimate’ gift, maybe look for something that will make her smile. Everyone can use an extra mug in their cabinet, and Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild makes mugs with designs that appear and disappear with temperature: like the self-painting Bob Ross mug. Or if you’ve seen your coworker with the odd book every now and again, look into the whimsical bookmarks by Mybookmark. There’s a Wicked Witch, Ballerina, Mermaid Tails, and Magician, so you really can’t go wrong with choice!

And who are we kidding—your coworker is so nice, she’ll love you no matter what you get her anyway.

They’ve been around the world and back again—seen it all and done it all.

But they’re back for the moment and a birthday is coming up, so what do you get for the person who travels? Something practical that fits in their luggage? Something commemorative for their home? There are more options than you think.

Practical travel gifts:

Whether you have a friend that’s jet-setting continents or one that’s a big commuter, practical gifts are always welcome. And just because it’s practical doesn’t mean it has to be dull. We carry items that are both useful and trendy.

Black Wings Bird Scarf by Shovava — Anyone who’s flown can tell you that it gets more than chilly in planes, and when you’re trying to travel light there’s nothing more useful than a scarf! All of the Shovava scarves are painted originally in watercolor before being reproduced onto fabric, meaning they are filled with rich hues and detail. The “Black Wings” is an elegant, subtle touch to any traveler’s outfit.

Viviva Colorsheets by Viviva — As portable as a cell phone, this assortment of 16 transparent watercolors is packaged like a small booklet. To get started, the artist simply has to run a wet brush over the color. Meaning, your artsy friend can go on spur-of-the-moment creative ventures wherever they may be!

Commemorative gifts to remember a trip:

The person who travels has to come back home at some point, right? And if they still have the wanderlust bug, maybe finding a gift that reminds them of the sights they’ve seen or memories they have are just the ticket.

Paris Map Necklace by Talia Sari — This geometric, abstract pendant commemorates the romantic city in plated 24k gold on brass. What better way to remember the memories a beautiful place gave your friend then by gifting this stunning necklace. (Talia Sari makes pendants for other cities as well!)

Brief History of Art Mug by Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild — Did traveling and museum-going turn your friend into a bit of an Art History buff? Well, with this mug they can test their skills with each drink! It features 24 images that represent the evolution of Western art over the past thousand years. Not only that, it’s pretty nifty to have a little art gallery wrapped around one mug.

Whether you’re sending packages to the next state or across the pond, we have you covered with international shipping all over the globe.

Once a reader, always a reader.

If you’re someone who can’t seem to put down a good book, we get it. Or maybe you're more of a one-book-a-year type of person who happens to have a lot of voracious readers as friends. Lucky you! Finding a gift for someone who loves to read is fun challenge to embark upon. Even if you don’t know the type of books they like, that's okay. My Modern Met Store has fun items that they're sure to enjoy.

For the person that still loves reading from a physical book…

Sloth Bookmark — This is an adorable literary companion that will keep their place, too. When placed between the pages of a novel, it will look as though the sleepy creature is awaiting their return. The sloth is the latest in our collection of quirky bookmarks.

Supergal Bookend — This best-selling bookend is for anyone whose collection of texts is so unwieldy that they need a superhero to organize it. Combining whimsy with minimalism, the bookend uses magnets to make it look as though a Wonder Woman-esque figure is keeping the books upright.

For the person that wants to be inspired by creativity…

Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Benning — If you know someone that is interested in embroidery and how people run small businesses, gift them Embroidered Life. The book offers a peek into how embroiderer Sarah K. Benning has built a successful artistic practice around her plant-centric hoop art.

For Love — “Dedicated to ordinary people who do extraordinary things,” For Love celebrates the brighter side of humanity. There are 25 inspiring tales that will make you laugh, cry, and believe in the power of love.

Sometimes the closer you are to someone, the harder they are to shop for—so finding a gift for your sister? It’s a lot of pressure.

You grew up together, so you know the ins and outs of her personality, her likes and dislikes. But when the calendar rolls nearer and nearer to a holiday, you might find yourself completely blank on what she’d actually want. Or worse yet, how to top last year’s gift, which also took you ages to decide. Time to take a breath. We’re here to help you brainstorm gift ideas your sister is sure to love.

Let’s look at some unique gifts even the most shopaholic of sisters have not seen before:

Planet Mug by Unemployed Philosophers Guild — If your sister is a dreamer, take inspiration from the stars with this awesome Planet Mug. When warmed by a hot beverage, the mug magically reveals helpful facts of each planet in our solar system. The perfect light reading for mornings and evenings alike.

Wondershelf by Artori Design — Whether your sister is a busy bee or just a bit of a messy person, you’ve noticed the clutter in her apartment has been growing. Everyone needs a little help now and then, so try gifting your best friend one of Artori Design’s clever, Marvel-esque bookshelves. They’re sure to make tidying fun, and book displays absolutely super.

Wearable Gifts:

When in doubt, you can never go wrong with accessories. Why? Because you can never have enough of them! Your sister is full of style and interests, and chances are, she’s yearning for a little something to spice up her wardrobe. No better way to do that then with some new bling.

Adjustable Three-Piece Sloth Ring by Mary Lou — The award for most beloved animal on the internet can only belong to the adorable sloth. Artist and creator Mary Lou designed this grey sloth ring as a three-ring set that features separated head, arms, and legs. There’s nothing more heartwarming than getting a tiny hug from a tiny sloth every time you stack these gorgeous rings.

Modern Artists Socks Gift Set by Chattyfeet — Both whimsical and practical, picking up a sock set is a nifty go-to for both birthdays and holidays. Just take a gander at the Modern Artists Socks Gift Set. It includes four socks inspired by famous artists: Roy Lichtenstoe, the beloved Yayoi Toesama, modern painter Feet Mondrian, and the surrealist Sole-Adore Dali. Your sister can change the art style to suit her mood!

DIY gifts:

Looking for a gift that doesn’t end with the unwrapping? Most people love a good DIY project, and even if you haven’t seen your sister hobbying in a while, don’t let that deter you. Life is busy, and your sister has been working so hard. Gifting her a beautiful DIY gift might be just the thing she needs to work with her hands again.

‘Bees and Wildflowers’ Embroidery Kit by Oh Sew Bootiful — You’ve probably noticed the growing resurgence of gorgeous hand-embroidery, so why not encourage your creative sister to take a stab at it? It doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds—Oh Sew Bootiful makes a kit with pre-printed patterns and step-by-step instructions to get your sister started.

Large Geode Puzzle by Nervous System — If you’re looking for a gift that’s literally one-of-a-kind, Nervous System is one step ahead of you. This innovative company uses a computer simulation to produce geode jigsaw puzzles that are each completely unique—so there’s literally no chance someone will be buying the same gift as you. Coupled with gorgeous colors and intricate puzzle pieces, you’ll be sure to have a stunner of a gift that your sister will not soon forget.

Brainstorm complete! If you’re sending the gift directly to your sister, don’t forget to include a complimentary gift note.

Although we all see the Moon wax and wane, there are some who are more drawn to the mystery of our night sky.

If you’re shopping for a space-lover, you’ll want to make sure you’re reaching for the stars in your gifting. Fortunately, our store carries a variety of astronomy-themed products to choose from. To help you get started, here are a few tips:

Match their love of the galaxy with their hobbies. Meaning, if they are an avid consumer of board games and puzzles, why not find a gift that includes an astral theme?

Find “stellar” accessories. The moon, planets, and stars make for stunning jewelry motifs that fashion fiends will love to wear.

For the Moonwalker:

Our Moon is not only a beautiful satellite but also a symbol in many traditions and folklore. If you know someone with a strong lunar connection, consider some of the products listed below, which celebrate its magical allure.

Curved Moon Phase Necklace in Silver by Yugen Tribe — Jewelry brand Yugen Tribe designed a silver pendant that showcases the nine faces of the moon in a delicate curved shape. This necklace is the perfect way to show someone that you think they’ve “hung the moon.”

Four Point Moon Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles — This circular puzzle is based on the clearest image of the Moon to date. Space aficionados and puzzle-lovers will love this 1,000 piece challenge that allows you to explore the intricacies of our Moon’s surface.

For the Stargazer:

Do you know someone who dreams as big as our solar system? Then celebrate their passion with gifts that explore the known and unknown of the universe.

This Book is a Planetarium by Kelli Anderson — The name of this playful book says it all. Open the cover and readers will find pop-ups and functional gizmos including a portable planetarium, a decoder ring, and a never-ending calendar.

Deskscape Solar System Series With Sun by DeskX — This ultimate desk accessory brings the majesty of our solar system into your home. It features all 8 planets (and Pluto) made from specially sourced gemstones and a Sun Mood Lamp made from Golden Calcite, which radiates a soothing light. This is a gift no one will not soon forget!

Lastly, if you’re sending your gift directly to your astronomer, be sure to include a complimentary gift note at checkout!

Just because your wallet is feeling a little empty this month doesn’t mean you have to miss out on holidays and life’s best occasions!

Instead of looking for quantity, let’s look at quality. Perhaps you have to purchase gifts for an upcoming party, but can’t afford to break the bank on each one. Or maybe you’re just in search of a little something to say thank you or thinking of you. Whatever the case may be, our store has a myriad of unique gifts at every price point. Take some time and peruse what we have to offer. You’re sure to find a little something to take home—for your friend and maybe for yourself too!

Wearable Gifts under $10:
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with accessories. Why? Because you can never have enough of them! Your friend is full of style and interests, and chances are, they’re yearning for a little something to spice up their wardrobe. No better way to do that than with some new bling.

Gold Floral Temporary Tattoos by Tattly, $7.50 — sometimes, the smaller the gift the more they pack a punch! This temporary tattoo set by Tattly features two floral tattoos that glitter like gold. They’re the perfect addition to any gift bag and just the right size for an envelope to your pen pal.

Unique Gifts Under $10:
You want your gift to be special and one-of-a-kind, but it sometimes feels impossible to achieve that on a budget. Whether it’s for a Christmas stocking or a “thank you” gift, we completely understand and have worked hard to find unique, decorative gifts that are wallet-friendly at any time of the year.

‘Cubebot’ Multicolored Wood in Micro by David Weeks, $9.00 — it’s love at first sight with this ingenious toy. Inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumiki puzzles, the goal of Cubebots (aside from looking adorable) is to transform it from a wooden companion to a cube and back again. Kids, grandparents, and every age in between will fall in love with this novelty figurine.

Now you can finally stop saving your pennies and get to the fun part of the holidays—choosing the perfect gift!

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is nearing, so make things easy on yourself (and your wallet) by shopping from our collection of whimsical and unique gifts under $100. Need a little more help to get started? Let’s brainstorm some options:

If it’s a man you’re shopping for, you may be feeling hesitant. As the years go by, shopping for men never seems to get any easier, does it? Well, we have a few gifts we know men love. Look at our luxurious sock sets for wearable options to dress up his wardrobe, and peruse our expansive puzzle collection for a project to do in his downtime.

Gift-hunting for a friend that’s always on-the-go? Try thinking of travel-friendly gifts. Accessories that will help them go from A to B in style, or a little bling to commemorate a recent vacation or study abroad trip.

Whimsical Gifts Under $100:

Sometimes when you start out your shopping adventures, all you know is the feeling you want your gift to evoke. That’s an excellent place to start, especially since most people don’t even know what they want to receive! So if it’s a whimsical feeling, it’s time to unfetter your imagination and have a little fun with your shopping.

Andy Warhol Sock Box Set by Happy Socks, $64 — Finally, gifting socks is cool again! These days, everyone knows that you judge a person’s whimsy by their taste in socks. The Andy Warhol Sock Box Set includes three socks inspired by his famous work, each pair bursting with copies of Warhol’s vibrant, pop-art prints. It’s sure to spiff up the recipient’s outfit and brighten their day!

Pride and Prejudice Book Clutch by Bagatelle Studio, $78 — This bag has all of the elegance of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with the functionality of a clutch! Instead of pages, you’ll find pockets that are perfect for storing a wallet, keys, as well as a favorite book. It’s the whimsical accessory that carries from the week to the weekend.

Unique Gifts Under $100:

Nothing says “you’re one-of-a-kind” than the right unique gift. Something the person has never seen, or better yet, something they would never think to get for themselves. Your unique gift should be special and a treat, because gift-giving is precious.

Large Geode Jigsaw Puzzle by Nervous System, $95 — If you’re looking for a gift that’s literally one-of-a-kind, Nervous System is one step ahead of you. This innovative company uses a computer simulation to produce geode jigsaw puzzles that are each completely unique—so there’s literally no chance someone will be buying the same gift as you. Coupled with gorgeous colors and intricate puzzle pieces, you’ll be sure to have a stunner of a gift.

New York City Map Necklace by Talia Sari, $79 — This geometric, abstract pendant commemorates The City That Never Sleeps in plated 24k gold on brass. What better way to commemorate a trip to NYC than by gifting this stunning necklace. (P.S. Talia Sari makes pendants for other cities as well!)

Last, but not least, be sure to remind your recipient how much they mean to you by including a gift note—it’s free at checkout!

Looking for a gift that will stun and adore? We’ve gathered a list of splurge-worthy products under $200 your friends are sure to love.

At our store, there’s no shortage of gifts under $200. It’s just a matter of narrowing down your field of inspiration. Think to yourself who you’re shopping for; what are their needs, interests, and passions?

Shopping for a fashion fiend can be a little intimidating. Who’s to know what’s already in their closet? And worst yet, what if you get their size wrong? If these anxieties ring a bell, opt into looking at accessories for your dapper friend. They’re always wanted and always loved.

Then of course, there’s the unimpressionable friend. Their interests are hard to pin down, or maybe they’re ever-changing. Shopping for this type seems like a lost cause, but maybe that’s because they’ve never seen the right gift. Think outside the box and look at our extraordinary jigsaw puzzles and kinetic toys. It’s sure to stir their enthusiasm!

“WOW” Pieces:

There’s always that hope, when the recipient is unwrapping your gift, that the reveal will take their breath away. It’s every gift-giver’s goal—especially during the hectic holiday season. But it’s easier said than done. Finding the right “WOW” piece can take time and effort… fortunately, we’ve already done the searching for you!

Nicola Shawl in Silk-Cashmere by Shovava, $120 — Inspired by the glamorous peacock, this vibrant shawl will captivate the wearer at first glance. The fabric is a silk-cashmere blend, meaning it is luxuriously soft to the touch, and the perfect accessory for the chillier months ahead.

Adjustable Three-Piece Sloth Ring by Mary Lou, $119 — The award for most beloved animal on the internet can only belong to the adorable sloth. Artist and creator Mary Lou designed this grey sloth ring as a three-ring set that features separated head, arms, and legs. There’s nothing more heartwarming than getting a tiny hug from a tiny sloth every time you stack these gorgeous rings.

One-Of-Kind Finds:

It’s our dream to find unique gifts that will make the recipient feel treasured, but sometimes, this dream can seem like an uphill climb. Lucky for you, our store is just the place for your quest. We’ve done the searching and discovered items even the most shopaholic of friends have not seen before!

Infinity Jigsaw Puzzle by Nervous System, $120 — Have a friend that’s always bored? Well, the fun never ends with this galaxy-inspired puzzle! Design studio Nervous System has strayed from convention in producing a jigsaw with no beginning and no end. It is as free-flowing as the universe it’s inspired by. So… do you know someone up for the challenge?

Last, but not least, be sure to remind your recipient how much they mean to you by including a gift note—it’s free at checkout!

Just because your wallet is feeling a little empty this month doesn’t mean you have to miss out on holidays and life’s best occasions!

Instead of looking for quantity, let’s look at quality.

Perhaps you have to purchase several gifts for an upcoming party, but can’t afford to break the bank on each one. Or maybe you’re just in search of a little something to say thank you or thinking of you. Whatever the case may be, our store has a myriad of unique gifts at every price point. You’re sure to find a little something to take home—for your friend and maybe for yourself too!

Try These Bestsellers:

They say the best things come in small packages, and our customers agree! Two of our bestselling products are under $25, making them not only affordable, but also proven winners for any gift-giving occasion.

Viviva Colorsheets by Viviva Colorsheets — as portable as a cell phone, this assortment of 16 transparent watercolors is packaged like a small booklet. To get started, the artist simply has to run a wet brush over the color. Meaning, your artsy friend can go on spur-of-the-moment creative ventures wherever they may be!

Small Wooden Cat Pile Game by Comma — nicknamed “cat Jenga”, this adorable game comes with six wooden felines that you must stack as high as you can without toppling over. The game is as cute as a kitten and small enough to fit in an envelope, Christmas stocking, or gift bag.

DIY gifts Under $25:

Looking for a surprise that doesn’t end with the unwrapping? Not all DIY gifts have to cost an arm and a leg for materials and supplies. The ones we’ve included are fun, versatile, and cost effective—making them great party favors and birthday gifts for all of the creative people in your life.

Fern and Crystal Temporary Tattoo Set by Pen & Plant — the perfect way to become one with nature is with this beautiful, temporary tattoo. Based on artist Victoria Foster’s stunning, original illustrations, these precut tattoos come ready to wear. Each pack contains two fern leaf temporary tattoos and five crystal shards—making them great to wear and share!

Blockitecture Garden City by James Paulius — as fun as LEGOs, but made of lovely, New Zealand Pine wood, Blockitecture allows you to build different bustling metropolises with the option of combining them to create new designs and cities. The Blockitecture Garden City set features 10 white-washed architectural blocks, and a couple of stylized trees for added color. Fun and soothing for all adults, and great for children ages 6 and up.

Unique Gifts Under $25:

You want your gift to be special and one-of-a-kind, but it sometimes feels impossible to achieve that on a budget. Whether it’s for a house-warming or a congratulatory gift, we completely understand, and have worked hard to find unique, decorative gifts that are wallet-friendly at any time of the year.

Rainbow Joes: Series 1 Figurines by Brogamats — Yoga Joes are here to save the day with good vibes and vibrant colors. Based off of Brogamat’s Series 1 collection, this set of 9 figures features the Yoga Joes in poses like Headstand, Lotus, Cobra, and more. They’re packaged in a playful “mini yoga studio” display box with a bamboo floor.

‘Adele’ Candle by Flatyz — It might seem like your friends have enough candles already, but do they really have one this pretty? Flatyz candles are hand-painted by artisans onto a flattened slab of wax with two wicks, so the candle will burn evenly for three to four hours. It’s truly a sight to see Gustav Klimt’s masterpiece come alive and melt away.

Now you can finally stop saving your pennies and get to the fun part of the holidays—choosing the perfect gift!

The holidays are right around the corner and you’re starting to sweat—but just because your wallet is feeling a little empty doesn’t mean you have to miss out on life’s best occasions!

Instead of looking for quantity, let’s look at quality. Perhaps you have to purchase several gifts for your extended family, but can’t afford to break the bank on each one. Or maybe you’re just in search of a little something to say thank you. Whatever the case may be, our store has a myriad of unique gifts at every price point. Take some time and peruse what we have we have under $30. You’re sure to find a little something to take home—for your friend and maybe for yourself too!

Bestsellers:

They say the best things come in small packages, and our customers agree! Two of our bestselling products are under $30, making them not only affordable, but also proven winners for any gift-giving occasion.

Viviva Colorsheets by Viviva Colorsheets, $20 - $30 — as portable as a cell phone, this assortment of 16 transparent watercolors is packaged like a small booklet. To get started, the artist simply has to run a wet brush over the color. Meaning, your artsy friend can go on spur-of-the-moment creative ventures wherever they may be!

Frida Kahlo Action Figure by Today is Art Day, $29.99 — what better accessory to decorate an artist’s desk than one of history’s most important painters? At five inches tall, this action figure features Frida’s signature unibrow and colorful clothing, and includes a detachable surrealist heart and attachable parrot. She’ll come smelling fresh as a wild rose, bringing a bit of spring to whoever receives her.

DIY gifts Under $30:

Looking for a surprise that doesn’t end with the unwrapping? Not all DIY gifts have to cost an arm and a leg for materials and supplies. The ones we’ve included are fun, versatile, and cost effective—making them great party favors and birthday gifts for all of the creative people in your life.

‘Blossom’ Embroidery Kit by Oh Sew Bootiful, $27.50 — Do you know someone who’s been yearning to take a stab at hand-embroidery? Help them start with this fresh kit! The cherry blossom design comes pre-printed on fabric and has everything you’ll need to get started, including a six-inch hoop, needles, and thread. And rest assured, the kit also includes detailed instructions so they can become an expert in no time at all.

Fern and Crystal Temporary Tattoo Set by Pen & Plant, $19.95 — The perfect way to become one with nature is with this beautiful temporary tattoo set. Based on artist Victoria Foster’s stunning original illustrations, these precut tattoos come ready to wear. Each pack contains two fern leaf temporary tattoos and five crystal shards—making them great to wear and share!

Unique Gifts Under $30:

You want your gift to be special and one-of-a-kind, but it sometimes feels impossible to achieve that on a budget. Whether it’s for a house-warming or a congratulatory gift, we completely understand, and have worked hard to find unique, decorative gifts that are wallet-friendly at any time of the year.

Bob Ross Mug by Unemployed Philosophers Guild, $15.95 — Everyone can use an extra mug in their cabinet, and Unemployed Philosophers Guild makes mugs with designs that appear and disappear with temperature. It will bring everyone true delight to see the painting appear behind Bob Ross after every tea.

Vincent van Gogh Enamel Pin Set by Unemployed Philosophers Guild, $15.95 — Featuring two pins in one pack, one of them is a portrait of van Gogh with his signature expression and ginger hair; the other pin is (of course) in reference to one of the artist’s most defining life events. The lapel accessories can be worn together, apart, or mixed up with other pins. Whether it’s a stocking stuffer or eccentric pen pal gift, this pin set is full of possibilities!

Now you can finally stop saving your pennies and get to the fun part of the holidays—choosing the perfect gift!

You’ve done your calculations and decided that under $50 is the golden budget. Now that you’ve finished the hard part, let us help you out. Relax, take a seat, and peruse our selection of gifts just right for your budget.

Bestsellers:
Sometimes if you’re feeling stuck, the best thing to do is start from the top. Fortunately, two of our bestselling products are under $50, making them not only perfect for your budget but also proven winners of any gift-giving occasion.

Big Wooden Cat Pile Game by Comma, $36 — Nicknamed “cat Jenga”, this adorable game has earned its place as one of our bestsellers. It comes with six wooden felines that you must stack as high as you can without toppling over. The Cat Pile Game is as cute as a kitten and the perfect gift for a cat lover.

Frida Kahlo Action Figure by Today is Art Day, $29.99 — What better accessory to decorate an artist’s desk than one of history’s most important painters? At five inches tall, this action figure features Frida’s signature unibrow and colorful clothing and includes a detachable surrealist heart and attachable parrot. She’ll come smelling fresh as a wild rose, bringing a bit of spring to whoever receives her.

DIY gifts Under $50:

Looking for a surprise that doesn’t end with the unwrapping? Not all DIY gifts have to cost an arm and a leg for materials and supplies. The ones we’ve included are fun, versatile, and cost-effective—making them great party favors and birthday gifts for all of the creative people in your life.

Viviva Colorsheets by Viviva Colorsheets $30 — As portable as a cell phone, this assortment of 16 transparent watercolors is packaged like a small booklet. To get started, the artist simply has to run a wet brush over the color. Meaning, your artsy friend can go on spur-of-the-moment creative ventures wherever they may be!

‘Bees and Wildflowers’ Embroidery Kit by Oh Sew Bootiful, $27.50 — Do you know someone who’s been yearning to take a stab at hand-embroidery? Help them start with this fresh kit! The bees and wildflowers design comes pre-printed on fabric and has everything you’ll need to get started, including a six-inch hoop, needles, and thread. And rest assured, the kit also includes detailed instructions so they can become an expert in no time at all.

Unique Gifts Under $50:

In this day and age, it might seem impossible to find a gift that’s truly unique. Lucky for you, our store is just the place for your quest. We offer a range of one-of-a-kind items even the most shopaholic of friends have not seen before!

Keith Haring Sock Box Set by Happy Socks, $48.00 — Finally, gifting socks is cool again! These days, everyone knows that you judge a person’s whimsy by their taste in socks. The Keith Haring Sock Box Set includes three socks inspired by his famous graffiti-esque work, each pair bursting with bold lines and vivid colors. It’s sure to spiff up anyone’s outfit—and brighten up their day too!

Got some ideas? Now it’s time to scroll up and start shopping!

 

Are you looking for a hobby that will last a lifetime? Well, you can stop your search!

Hand embroidery is a fun way to exercise your creativity. With just a few basic tools and stitches, you can transform an ordinary piece of fabric into a fiber arts masterpiece.

But what if you don’t know the first thing about embroidery?

It can be daunting to start—but don’t worry! We’ve got a lot of hand embroidery ideas that will get you on the path to sewing.

There are basic supplies that you’ll need for embroidery.

At the very least, you'll stitch with an embroidery hoop, thread, needle, scissors, and fabric.

If you’ve already embroidered before, you probably have the scissors and needle covered—maybe even the hoop and thread, too! In that case, we’d recommend giving your stitches extra practice with Dropcloth Sampler products.

Developed by Rebecca Ringquist, these printed pieces of fabric offer guidelines for different techniques. The Beginner Stitch Sampler, for instance, makes it easy to practice the satin stitch, running stitch, French knots, and more. When you're done, you can use them as reference for other projects.

Don’t have a needle and thread? That’s no problem!

We sell a number of hand embroidery kits that include everything you need to complete a project. If you fancy flowers and pollinators, give Oh Sew Bootiful's Bees and Wildflowers kit a try. It comes with pre-printed fabric featuring the lively scene as well as the tools and instructions you'll need to successfully stitch it. But if you're looking for something a bit more prickly (in a good way), try their Cactus kit. The stitching doesn't have to stop there, though. Scroll up and you'll find even more all-inclusive kits that are fun for all ages.

These all hand embroidery kits are great gift options—especially if you don’t know what supplies your recipient has.

We offer complimentary gift notes at checkout, too, making it super easy to surprise your favorite person with a new hobby.

Frida Kahlo is one of the most celebrated artists in modern art.

Known for her evocative self-portraits and scenes rooted in her Mexican heritage, Frida’s work was inspired by “whatever passes through [her] head without any other consideration.” The deeply personal paintings are full of symbolism and motifs that lend themselves to contemplation and interpretation from the viewer. But their multifaceted meanings, along with her use of color, have made them an enduring part of the art history canon.

Learn the stories and symbolism behind five of Frida’s most well-known paintings.

In addition to her beguiling artworks, Frida’s sense of style has made her an icon. You’ll see her—pictured in colorful dresses and floral headpieces—as frequently as you will her paintings.

Know someone that loves art? Check out our selection Frida Kahlo gifts and items inspired by her creative legacy.

Learn more about Frida Kahlo with this vinyl action figure by Today is Art Day.

This best-selling figurine has the defining features of the pioneering artist. Fans of Frida will understand them right away—think detachable surrealist heart and a monkey on her back. She comes packaged in a box that illuminates her life with 10 facts.

Sip some of Frida’s symbolism when you drink from this mug by Unemployed Philosophers Guild.

The colorful cup features her portrait as well as elements from her life and the subjects from her paintings. Nestled among the imagery is a quote from Kahlo that appears in both English (I never painted my dreams, I only painted my own reality) and Spanish (Nunca pinté mis sueños, sólo pinté mi propia realidad).

Frida faced much adversity in her life, from a nearly fatal accident she survived as a teenager to a traumatic divorce from fellow artist Diego Rivera.

Despite these challenges, she found art as a powerful way to express herself. In doing this, she undoubtedly inspires others to use art a therapeutic means of sharing their inner world.

Begin painting with two of these paint sets.

For watercolor painting, try Viviva Colorsheets.

This revolutionary set features 16 hues in a palette that will fit in your pocket. It’s easy to transport for painting on the go—after all, inspiration can strike anywhere!

Giving these Frida gifts as a present? Don’t forget a note—gift notes are complimentary at checkout.

Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh had a prolific yet tragically short life due to his struggles with mental health.

His work has gained immense posthumous fame, leading many of his 850 paintings and 1,300 drawings to become iconic parts of Western art history.

Van Gogh has a distinctive style that’s defined by thick brush strokes and a bright color palette. They adorn landscapes, portraits, and still lives, and his visual language has been inspiration for many artists since his death.

See how van Gogh’s work evolved during his short life.

Know someone that loves the work of this artist? Check our van Gogh gifts that offer homage to the artist as well as items to spark your own creativity.

Learn more about van Gogh with this artist action figure by Today is Art Day.

Prefer artists to Avengers? This five-inch vinyl toy imagines van Gogh with a host of distinctive features including detachable ears, a bandaged ear add-on, a paintbrush, a pair of signature Dutch clogs, and a sunflower on his jacket. For fans of van Gogh’s life and work, they’ll immediately understand the clever references packed into this playful and educational figurine.

Enjoy van Gogh’s paintings in a whole new way—on candles.

Candle manufacturer Flatyz has created a series of hand-painted flattened wax slabs that are miniature reproduction of some of van Gogh’s most famous works. When lit, your recipient will experience the likes of Starry Night and Irises in a whole new way.

Van Gogh demonstrates that how art can give our life meaning.  Why not foster someone’s creativity with high-quality art supplies?

For painting, we love Viviva Colorsheets. This portable palette of 16 vibrant watercolors allows for easy art-on-the-go. You never know when inspiration will strike!

Be as prolific as van Gogh when you crack open this book titled 642 Things to Draw.

It’s fashioned as a journal that invites you to sketch all sorts of things, from a portrait of Bob Marley to the intangible sound of laughter.

Giving these van Gogh gifts as a present? Don’t forget a note! Gift notes are complimentary at checkout.

A new year marks many things—new hope, new goals, and also, new gifts.

Just when your wallet has started to recover from the holiday season, you remember Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Well, no need to fret. Our store has a wide variety of unique gifts for every budget that you can ship directly to your sweetheart.

Something Soft:

February can still be a little chilly. If you want to keep your partner warm during the waning winter days, consider gifting a luxurious new scarf or shawl.

Nicola Shawl in Silk-Cashmere by Shovava — Inspired by the glamorous peacock, this vibrant shawl will captivate the wearer at first glance. The fabric is a silk-cashmere blend, meaning it is luxuriously soft to the touch, and the perfect accessory for traveling and chillier days.

Something Sparkly:

Alongside chocolates and red roses, jewelry is a staple Valentine’s Day gift, and definitely for good reason. Everyone loves some new bling, and unlike clothes shopping, you don’t need to know the right size (unless you’re buying rings). Peruse through our jewelry section and see if anything glittery catches your eye.

RGB & CMYK Earrings by Yellow Owl Workshop — One of our bestsellers, these petite studs are a designer’s dream come true. Featuring RGB hues on the right and CMYK hues on the left (or vice-versa), this mismatched set is the perfect way to show off color design knowledge.

Curved Moon Phase Necklace in Silver by Yugen Tribe — If you look at your partner as though she hung the moon, this necklace is the perfect way to show her. Jewelry brand Yugen Tribe designed a delicate silver pendant that showcases nine faces of the moon in a delicate curved shape.

Something for the Home:

If picking out jewelry isn’t your cup of tea, or if you’re shopping for a more practical person, picking out home accessories is never amiss. Think about your valentine’s lifestyle—if she’s a cook or an avid reader—and follow that train of thought.

‘Disappearing Constellation Mug’ by Unemployed Philosophers Guild — When in doubt about what small gift to get, you can never go wrong with a nice mug. The “disappearing” stars mug has hidden constellations that appear when a hot beverage is poured in it, so the surprise doesn’t end when you unwrap the gift.

Wondershelf by Artori Design — If your person a super reader, she might need a super bookshelf to match! If that’s the case, consider gifting one of Artori Design’s clever, Marvel-esque bookshelves. They’re sure to make tidying fun, and book displays absolutely wonderful.

Lastly, if you’re sending your Valentine’s Day gift directly to your sweetheart, remember to include a complimentary gift note at checkout to express your love!

From the galaxy to physics to biology, science has the ability to strike wonder in the hearts of us all. 

Whether it’s exploring infinity and beyond or understanding what makes our brains tick, everyone can find something they love about science. This makes the field a popular choice for gift giving. It’s a safe bet that someone in your life will enjoy science gifts!

For those that love physics and math, try the kinetic sculpture toys designed by John Edmark.

Edmark, an artist with a love of science, was inspired by nature and created this enchanting kinetic toy based on the Fibonacci Numbers. It's a shapeshifter; with one flick of the wrist, it goes from pinecone to helix. With another twist, it’s back to a pinecone again.

If you’re looking for something a bit more hands-on, give This Book Is a Planetarium a spin.

This Book Is a Planetarium uses the power of paper to explain how things work. Part pop-up book and part cabinet of curiosities, you'll discover a collection of six functional gizmos, from a portable planetarium to a decoder ring to a never-ending calendar.

The stars are always in style. 

Sometimes, you just want to wear something that’s absolutely stunning. In that case, look no further than the solar system jewelry of Yugen Tribe! Their bezel pendants look like jewels, but those with an affinity for the universe will recognize the likes of Mars’ red glow.

No matter your age, you're never too old to be dazzled by a rainbow. 

The vibrant hues are the biggest reason we're continually wowed by this phenomenon, and the harmony it displays is a close second.  When you see things arranged in red, yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple, your eyes dance across the instantly recognizable spectrum. Because these hues are universally loved, it makes them a great option for gift giving.

Our selection of rainbow gifts celebrates falls into a few categories: crafts, figurines, and books.

One of our most popular items is the Rainbow Joes collection. Battling bad posture and boring color, these playful polychromatic toys feature seven army men figures practicing their yoga poses. For anyone that enjoys Downward Dog or is perfecting their Crow, they’re sure to appreciate this set.

Beyond the Rainbow Joes, Julie Seabrook Ream is dedicated to showing colorful arrangements in our everyday world. Her book titled Encyclopedia of Rainbows features a kaleidoscopic flora, fauna, and found objects that put a technicolor twist on your traditional encyclopedia. The striking photographs feature, among many other things, collections of rocks, toy cars, and roses that follow the spectrum. Once you’ve finally set the book down, you’ll be looking for rainbows everywhere you go.

While those two items are overt rainbows, don’t forget that you can always make your own. With Dropcloth Sampler’s Color Wheel Embroidery Sampler, you can customize a color wheel. Divided into 12 segments, each piece of the pie has a stitch for you to master. Pick out your favorite variations of the hues and have fun inventing your own rainbow. Now if only you could recreate it in real life...

We hope you enjoy our selection of rainbow gifts. If you want help picking out a present for a pal, check our guide for unique gift ideas.

Of course we plan for birthdays and Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but what about all of the little moments in between?

Moments like thinking of you, missing you, and congratulations. These instances deserve love and attention too, even if it’s in a little package. In fact, with relationships becoming more long distance, a small and mail-friendly gift might be exactly what you need!

Find a gift for every occasion. 

There are lots of big occasions that lend themselves to gift-giving, but that doesn’t mean the little ones aren’t just as important! Perhaps your daughter has been away at college for a few months and you miss her, or your significant other is living abroad right now—a little gift at these times can go a long way. Fortunately, our store is full of little gifts:

Small Wooden Cat Pile Game by Comma — Nicknamed “cat Jenga”, this adorable game comes with six wooden felines that you must stack as high as you can without toppling over. The game is as cute as a kitten and small enough to fit in an envelope. A fun addition to any pen pal letter!

More gifts for every occasion: 

Frida Kahlo Kokeshi Doll by Sketch.inc — Inspired by the traditional Japanese toy, kokeshi dolls are intended as tokens of friendship. And at six inches tall, Frida makes the cutest sidekick to an artsy care package.

New York City Map Necklace by Talia Sari — this geometric, abstract pendant commemorates the isle of Manhattan in plated 24k gold on brass. What better way to remember the memories a beautiful place gave you and your companion than by gifting this stunning necklace. (Talia Sari makes pendants for other cities as well!)

‘Disappearing’ Constellation Mug by Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild — when in doubt about what small gift to get, you can never go wrong with a nice mug. The “disappearing” stars mug has hidden constellations that appear when a hot beverage is poured in it, so the surprise doesn’t end when you unwrap the gift.

Don't forget to complete your small gift!

The hard part’s over, so now it’s time to make your present perfect and ready to go. What else do you need? Here are some suggestions:

A gift card to your friend’s favorite cafe or restaurant. Small enough for an envelope and always incredibly useful!

Pencils, stickers, and keychains make a fun, little addition to envelopes and boxes alike.

If you’re not writing a letter, remember to include a gift note. A few words go a long way, and if you’re sending straight from our store, the note is free at checkout.

It’s true. Guys—no matter their age or relation to you—are still the hardest ones to shop for.

Not ones to window shop or make a list, you might be at wit’s end searching for a small gift he’ll like. Never fret. Our store boasts a selection of small, unique gifts that guys are sure to love. Still feeling a little stuck? Here are a few tips to get you started:

What kind of guy is he? Serious and minimalistic? Try opting for a practical gift, like bookmarks, mugs, or socks. Whether he’ll admit it or not, he’s probably in need of at least one.

Is he a fun, creative guy? Try looking into art and craft gifts. A good jigsaw puzzle or desk game is hard to come by these days, but don’t forget that creatives covet nothing more than new art supplies.

Last but not least—if you’re shopping for a birthday or holiday, remember that we offer free gift notes at checkout! Perfect way to include an inside joke, or some loving words on a special day.

Unique Gifts:

Nothing says “you’re one-of-a-kind” than the right unique gift! Something he’s never seen, or better yet, something he would never think to get for himself. Your unique gift should be special and a treat, because sometimes the smallest gifts are the most precious.

Magician Bookmark by MyBookmark — If he’s a bit of a bookworm, chances are they’re in desperate need of more bookmarks! This Harry Potter-inspired, Magician bookmark will help him keep his place in comic style—when the book is closed, the tiny legs stick just beyond the pages. It’s the perfect small gift to say thank you, or just thinking of you.

Viviva Colorsheets by Viviva Colorsheets — As portable as a cell phone, this assortment of 16 transparent watercolors is packaged like a small booklet. To get started, the artist simply has to run a wet brush over the color. It’s definitely one of our best-sellers for a reason. With this nifty product, your artsy friend can go on spur-of-the-moment creative ventures wherever he may be!

Functional Gifts:

If you have doubts that he’d use a “fun” gift of your choice, try opting for something more practical. And just because we say practical doesn’t mean it has to be boring! The products we carry at our store are both useful and fun so you can gift the best of both worlds.

Andy Warhol Sock Box Set by Happy Socks — Finally, gifting socks is cool again! These days, everyone knows that you judge a guy’s whimsy by his taste in socks. The Andy Warhol Sock Box Set includes three socks inspired by his famous work, each pair bursting with copies of Warhol’s vibrant, pop-art prints. It’s sure to spiff up his outfit and brighten his day!

Got some ideas? Now it’s time to scroll up and start shopping!

The sun is out and the skies are clear! So now that you’ve put away your spring jackets and boots, there’s room for a new set of summer fashion.

Concerts, festivals, barbecues, and beach trips inspire all sorts of cute trends. What’s on your calendar this year?

Concert-goers:

Coachella has long-since passed, but there’s still a long-list of your favorite artists playing this summer and you have tickets! Already have an outfit planned? Well, think about spicing it up with some temporary tattoos. It’s too hot to wear your coveted jacket, so try decorating your arms in some of the beautiful artwork by Tattly.

They have tattoos in glittery gold, like Gold Floral and Gold Butterfly, that sparkle under sun and moon. Or, if you want something a little more romantic for your bohemian band, Tattly offers Watercolor Butterfly tattoos that will flutter on your skin while you dance to the music.

Festival-goers:

Hitting up a local festival? Or maybe a few? Then it’s time to deck out your outfit in fresh summer accessories. With new jewelry, your older clothing will breathe a second life. So if you’re thinking about pulling out your favorite (but on-its-last-leg) dress, try primping it with flower resin bracelets by Modern Flower Child. Embedded with real flowers, these bangles come in Daisy, Rose, ‘Forget Me Not’, and Fern—lovely on their own, and a gorgeous statement when stacked together!

Or, if you’re excited to show off your new manicure, look into picking up one of our unique statement rings. The Azure Falls Ring by Secret Wood is made of colored resin and Sapele wood—the gem on top is crafted to resemble your own little waterfall. It’s a magical piece that is sure to catch people’s gazes!

Beach-lovers:

It wouldn’t be a proper summer without a trip to the beach. And although visiting the ocean is the time to shed your layers and take a swim, you’ll also need something when you return to land. Shovava scarves and shawls are not only winners in winter, but also superstar coverups in the summer! Just take your pick from one of their beautiful and unique bird’s wings designs, like the ‘Exotic’ scarf, and wrap it around shoulders or tie it at your waist. Now you’re ready for a stroll along the beach.

Travelers:

If you’re one of the many hit with wanderlust this summer, new jewelry may not be on the brain—but how about some practical summer accessories to beautify your travel plans? Think about picking up some whimsical enamel pins by Unemployed Philosophers Guild to make your backpack your own. There’s Bob Ross, Vincent van Gogh, and Frida—all cute as a button and just as small.

Now that you’ve got your summer fashion all sorted you can go back to enjoying the sunshine in style!

Whether you’re shopping for Teacher Appreciation Week or for a college recommendation thank you gift, it’s always a good idea to brighten an educator’s day with a little special something.

When selecting your teacher’s gift, it’s important to reflect on their interests, both inside the classroom and out. Creative gifts for the art and art history teachers, literary gifts for English teachers, and so on. Or, if you want a gift to accessorize their classroom or office, here are two ideas to get you started:

Albert Einstein Action Figure by Today is Art Day — what better accessory to decorate a teacher’s desk than one of history’s greatest real life superheroes? At five inches tall, this action figure features Einstein’s signature mustache and wild hair, and includes a removable pipe and violin. It’s sure to make your teacher smile!

Big Wooden Cat Pile Game by Comma — nicknamed “cat Jenga”, this adorable game is one of our best-sellers. It comes with six wooden felines that you must stack as high as you can without toppling over. This gift is as cute as a kitten and the perfect desk accessory for a cat-loving teacher.

Gifts for Art Teachers:

If your teacher has spent the year inspiring your creativity, return the favor with a creative gift! Quickly recall your classes over the past year for ideas. Do they have a favorite artist? Art style? Or favorite medium of art? There are numerous ways to indulge your teacher in artistic presents.

The Artists Socks Gift Set by Chattyfeet — Does your teacher have a bit of a whimsical side? The Artists Socks Gift Set includes four socks inspired by famous artists, including Andy Sock-Hole, Feetasso, Frida Callus, and Vincent Van Toe. With this fun set your teacher can change their art style to suit their mood!

Brief History of Art Mug by Unemployed Philopher’s Guild — Shopping for the creative teacher? Well, this mug will test their skills with each drink! It features 24 images that represent the evolution of Western art over the past thousand years. Not only that, it’s pretty nifty to have a little art gallery wrapped around one mug.

Gifts for English Teachers:

When shopping for an English or Literature teacher, it’s helpful to glance over this year’s syllabus. They worked tirelessly to make new books and themes engaging for the class, so reciprocating with a book-inspired gift is a stellar move! Or, if you want a gift that’s more evergreen, try shopping for reading accessories. Coffee mugs, bookmarks, and bookends are essentials for every English teacher’s classroom.

Wicked Witch Bookmark by Mybookmark — If your teacher is a bit of a bookworm, chances are they’re in desperate need of more bookmarks! The Wicked Witch bookmark will help your teacher keep their place in comic style—when the book is closed, the tiny legs stick just beyond the pages calling “Come here my pretty!” to your teacher when they want to pick up where they left off.

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Book Clutch by Bagatelle Studio — This bag has all of the elegance of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with the functionality of a clutch! Instead of pages, you’ll find pockets that are perfect for storing a wallet, keys, as well as your teacher’s favorite book. It’s the whimsical accessory that carries from school to the weekend.

Hooray, the hard part is over! Now that you’ve chosen the perfect gift for your teacher, think about including a hand-written card, thanking them for their hard work. They’re sure to appreciate it!

Do you love body art but are unsure about the life-long commitment?

Temporary tattoos are a great way to rock colorful designs without worrying if you’ll still like them decades later. So if you've always wanted to try them, you're in luck—temporary tattoos for adults have exploded in popularity and offer a lot of different designs to choose from. Brands like Tattly are responsible for producing high-quality, artist-crafted imagery that you’ll be excited to wear on your skin.

So, what exactly is a temporary tattoo?

Think of them like a screen print that goes onto your body.  But instead of conventional printing inks, the ingredients used are safe for human skin. (According to the FDA, all pigments must meet the same requirements as cosmetic colorants.) The designs are printed on a backing paper that’s coated with materials and includes a  transfer film that allows you the flexibility to apply the tattoo anywhere on your skin.

One of the biggest benefits of temporary tattoos is the amount of time they stay on your skin. This body art is meant to last three to four days. But if you really love a design, you might wish it could hang on for longer. 

Here are some tips for how to make your temporary tattoo last:

Place the temporary tattoo on a low friction spot of skin, like your back or inner arm. Area like your forearms, hands, and feet frequently come into contact with other surfaces. This might cause the tattoo to peel or crack.

Apply your tattoo to clean skin that’s been washed to remove any dead skin cells.

Once the tattoo is applied (according to manufacturer’s instructions) and is completely dried, brush baby powder over it with a soft brush. Do this every day to help preserve your tattoo beyond the two to five-day window.

And remember, you can always mix and match temporary tattoos. So, grab a couple of designs and have fun!

Summer is finally here! Whether you’re on school break, traveling with friends, or working through the heatwave, you might be at a loss of how to make the most of your time this year.

Worry not. There are many things to do in the summer, so let our shortlist inspire your sun-filled days.

Hanging out with Friends:
Beach trips, festivals, concerts—perhaps the only thing on your to-do list this summer is catching up with friends. If that’s the case, then finding activities you can do together is the best way to bond in the sunshine.

Fern and Crystal Temporary Tattoo Set by Pen & Plant — the perfect way to become one with nature is with this beautiful temporary tattoo. Based on artist Victoria Foster’s stunning original illustrations, these precut tattoos come ready to wear. Each pack contains two fern leaf temporary tattoos and five crystal shards—making them great to wear and share!

Keep a Sketchbook of Your Adventures:

If you’re backpacking across the state lines or further beyond, it’s a wonderful thing to keep a journal of your travels. Better yet? Try keeping a sketchbook and draw some of the beautiful sites you see. Even if you’re no pro artist, it’s a meditative exercise to record your surroundings and newfound memories that you’ll be thankful for later.

Suprasoft Colored Pencils (Set of 12) by Caran d’Ache — This colored pencil set by Caran d’Ache features 12 water-soluble colored pencils, so any sketch can transform to a watercolor painting with the help of a wet brush. The perfect product to jumpstart your sketchbook journey.

642 Things to Draw by Chronicle Books — Need some help to find your creative side again? This quirky sketchbook proves that there are still plenty of things for you to scribble, with an incredible array of subject matter. Ranging from bikes to lumberjacks to the intangible sound of girlish laughter, the seemingly endless ideas will dig you out of your creative rut and ignite your imagination.

Indulge in Quiet Night-Ins:

Maybe you know that your summer is really going to be no summer at all with the amount of work you have planned. If that’s the case, be sure to allow time for yourself in the evenings. Picking up a hobby you can turn to after a long day at work will be as soothing as it is rewarding.

Hot Air Balloon Embroidery by Oh Sew Bootiful — Have you been yearning to take a stab at hand-embroidery? Start this summer with this dreamy kit! The hot air balloon design comes pre-printed on fabric and has everything you’ll need to get started, including a six-inch hoop, needles, and thread. And rest assured, the kit also includes detailed instructions so you can become an expert in no time at all.

Earth Jigsaw Puzzle by Nervous System — Sometimes all that’s called for is the right wind-down activity. The Earth puzzle by Nervous System not only celebrates the beauty of the planet, it is also meticulously crafted, with 16 of the 442 pieces shaped like animals from around the world.

Feeling inspired? Time to get out there and enjoy your summer!

School’s out and it’s finally summer break! At long last you have your coveted free time again, so how are you going to spend it?

Maybe you have plans to go backpacking with friends, or tan at the beach, but that still leaves a lot of time in between. Picking up an old hobby, or trying your hand at a new one, are two of the many ways to fulfill your summer break.

For months now, you’ve probably been eyeing the growing resurgence of gorgeous hand-embroidery, so why not take a stab at it yourself? It doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds—brands like Oh Sew Bootiful and Kiriki Press make kits with pre-printed patterns and step-by-step instructions to get you started. Or if you want to go back to the basics, Dropcloth Samplers offers a Beginner Embroidery Stitch Sampler that will walk you through the different types of correct stitches involved in hand-embroidery.

Once you’ve got that covered, you can get to work on the adorable Fox Embroidery Kit—adorable and plush—or the Hot Air Balloon Embroidery Kit, which is absolutely dreamy.

Few things are lovelier than painting en plein air, so why not channel your inner Monet this summer and try it out yourself? Whether you’re a long-time painter or just starting out, watercolor is one of the best mediums for capturing landscapes and fleeting, picturesque moments. The idea of carrying art supplies might seem like a hassle, but brands like Viviva Colorsheets and Caran d’Ache make the experience of a traveling painter not only easy, but a pleasure.

As portable as a cell phone, Viviva Colorsheets are an assortment of 16 transparent watercolors packaged into one small booklet. To get started, you just have to wet your brush and run it over the chosen color. Easy peasy! (And if you get the Sketcher Set, your brush is already included.)

Maybe your summer is so jam-packed you’ll lack the inspiration to practice the creative pursuits—so instead, how about investing in your downtime? If you’re spending evenings with family and friends, bringing a new game to the table can be a fun experience for everyone.

Just when you think jigsaw puzzles are over and done with, Nervous System swoops in to change the game. This innovative company uses a computer simulation to produce Geode Jigsaw Puzzles that are not only stunning in color and detail, but also individually unique. Once you and your pals have mastered its intricate puzzle pieces, you’ll be sure to frame this unique beauty.

We hope some of these products will enrich your summer break!

Is she a daughter, a sister, a friend? Whoever she is, we’re here to help you buckle down and brainstorm the perfect birthday gift.

At our store, we offer a range of unique items—from chic accessories to timeless arts and crafts. Above you will find a range of carefully selected products she is sure to love, but the key to finding the perfect, unique birthday gift is all you. Here are some prompts to get you started:

What does she need? Between work, family, and budgeting life in general, we rarely get to shop for what we really want. Think about the little hints she dropped. She might have left a breadcrumb trail just for you!

What’s special to her? If she’s creative, look into treating her to a new set of paints or colored pencils. Even if she says she has “so many” art supplies, there’s really no such thing to an artist.

And if she’s more literary than artsy, look into gifts that will make her reading time a luxurious experience. Pretty mugs for tea, fun bookmarks, and ambient candles are just a few ways to beautify the joys of reading.

Wearable Birthday Gifts for Every Woman:

Sometimes we skirt around the idea of purchasing clothes as birthday gifts because of the dreaded “is this her size?” fear. But remember that blouses aren’t the only wearable gift out there! When in doubt about sizing, always think accessories, accessories, accessories. They’re fun to choose, and easy to add to her closet!

Jasper Wings Bird Scarf by Shovava — This bold blue and green scarf is one of our best-sellers that's decorated in beautifully intricate feathers that can wrap around the body and float in the wind. Available in cotton and silk-cashmere, this scarf is the ultimate accessory for commutes and travel. A truly ethereal gift to keep her warm and stylish all year round.

Adjustable Three-Piece Sloth Ring by Mary Lou — The award for most beloved animal on the internet can only belong to the adorable sloth. Artist and creator Mary Lou designed this grey sloth ring as a three-ring set that features separated head, arms, and legs. There’s nothing more heartwarming than getting a tiny hug from a tiny sloth every time you stack these gorgeous rings.

Practical Birthday Gifts for Her:

If you know your girl is a no-frills type, then definitely hone in on practical birthday gifts. Some people are the most appreciative of gifts they can use, so the trick is finding the right one. Fortunately, at our store practical doesn’t mean boring—it’s just a matter of narrowing down all of the fun options!

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Book Clutch by Bagatelle Studio — This bag has all of the elegance of Truman Capote’s beloved novella with the functionality of a clutch! Instead of pages, you’ll find pockets that are perfect for storing a wallet, keys, as well as her favorite book. She’s sure to channel her inner Holly Golightly while sporting this cute purse.

Confident in your pick? Good job! If you’re sending the gift directly to her, don’t forget to include a complimentary gift note.

The best gifts are something that someone likes... but wouldn’t get for themselves.

Achieving this fine line is easier said than done. Mostly, it comes from listening and observing the things that the gift recipient has expressed interest in. If those things are the likes of creative accessories, fine art, the field of science, and mind-bending puzzles, then you’re in luck. We have all of those unique gifts just waiting for you in My Modern Met Store. 

So, how do you find the perfect gift for someone? It’s no small feat—gift giving can be stressful, but it can bring you a whole lot of joy in making another person happy as well.

Here are three tips that will help. 

1. Consider your gift recipient. What are their interests? What is their personality?

Before you start shopping, think about the personality of your gift recipient. What are some of the things they like to do in their free time? Maybe they like to be outdoors and go for a hike on the weekends, or they love to travel and explore a new city. If they are artistically inclined, perhaps they enjoy painting workshops or checking out the latest exhibition at an art museum. Try making a list of what this person likes to better determine their personality.

2. Think about the past. 

To understand what your recipient might want now, look to the past and consider gifts they’ve previously received and loved. You can even take it farther back than that. Depending on how well you know them, think about how they liked to spend their time as a kid. Did they love playing games? Working on a puzzle? Drawing? Painting? A gift that recalls their past can bring on a powerful emotion—nostalgia. 

3. Consider: What does this person need?

Sometimes, someone will need something but just never buy it for themselves. This is where you come in! If your gift recipient is always talking about how drab their office desk is, find them something fun to decorate it. Or maybe they want to start making things again but are feeling a creative block. Regardless of the situation, be mindful of what your friend or family member says and you just might find inspiration for your next gift. 

Why fit in when you can stand out?

Even if you shy away from loud prints and bright pants, there are still ways in which you can express your funky side. We have a collection of unique jewelry to wear on your fingers, wrist, and around your neck. No matter your style, you’ll find something to rock in our collection of artsy accessories.

Science jewelry takes the beauty of the cosmos and transforms the swirling surfaces of the planets into striking wearables. They look like jewels, but those with an affinity for the universe will recognize the likes of Mars’ red glow.

Speaking of baubles, diamond’s aren’t always a girl’s best friend. Resin jewels, like the kind made by Secret Wood, offer a different type of glitz. The striking, multifaceted surfaces are created with different colors of resin. Coupled with a wood base, the rings are exquisite miniature landscapes that will transport you to faraway places.

Struggling to pick a style? Let us help you pick the perfect wearable art. Ask yourself...

 

Do you never miss a solar eclipse?

Yugen Tribe has a variety of jewelry—necklaces, bracelets, and earrings—that use photo-quality images of the solar system and incorporate them into statement pieces.

Is it your goal to explore the beauty of our natural world?

Secret Wood creates magic you can wear on your finger. In one ring, you’ll see a magical waterfall.

Like living the slow life—like a sloth?

Lean into your sloth-ness with the adjustable three-piece sloth ring by Mary Lou. We know they’re the slowest mammal on Earth, but you’ll be able to don this jewelry in no time flat.

Be sure to diversify your wardrobe! Don't be afraid to wear different styles of jewelry—rock what speaks to you.

Chocolate and sweets are nice, but perhaps this Valentine’s Day you want to give your beau something a little more long-lasting.

If he’s not the type to write a list, it can be hard to brainstorm the right gift. Fortunately, at our store, we carry a range of unexpected, whimsical products to show your guy just how much you care. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Think about what he needs. Holidays don’t always mean getting flashy presents. Your guy might be happiest with receiving something that he’s been missing—like bookends or mugs.

What does he want that he wouldn’t buy for himself? Many people are afraid to indulge in their wishlist, so Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to treat your partner to something truly special.

Unique Gifts:

Since your sweetheart is one-of-a-kind, you definitely want to get a gift to match. Whether he’s into art, science, or physical fitness, we have a selection of unique gifts that might be just the ticket.

The Artists Socks Gift Set by Chattyfeet — Want to give a whimsical and wearable Valentine’s Day gift? The Artists Socks Gift Set includes four socks inspired by famous artists, including Andy Sock-Hole, Feetasso, Frida Callus, and Vincent Van Toe. With this fun set the receiver can change his art style to suit his mood!

Four Point Moon Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles — Courtesy of NASA, this circular puzzle is based on the clearest image of the Moon to date. Space aficionados and puzzle-lovers will love this 1,000 piece challenge.

Rainbow Joes: Series 1 Figurines by Brogamats — Yoga Joes are here to save the day with good vibes and vibrant colors. Based off of Brogamat’s Series 1 collection, this set of 9 figures features the Yoga Joes in poses like Headstand, Lotus, Cobra, and more. They’re packaged in a playful “mini yoga studio” display box with a bamboo floor.

Splurges:

If this Valentine’s Day marks a special anniversary, perhaps you want to set your sights a little higher. There’s nothing more satisfying than giving a stunning present your flame will adore. If that’s you this year, take a chance and gift your honey the moon.

Deskspace Solar System Series with Sun Lamp by DeskX — This ultimate desk accessory brings the majesty of our solar system into your home. It features all 8 planets (and Pluto) made from specially sourced gemstones, and a Sun Mood Lamp made from Golden Calcite, which radiates a soothing light. This is a gift your partner will not soon forget!

Lastly, if you’re sending your Valentine’s Day gift directly to your beau, remember to include a complimentary gift note at checkout to express your love!