Many of us want to be that cool friend that wins when it comes to gift giving. (Not that it’s a competition or anything.) You want to find something you wouldn’t find at just any old department store. We have you covered with our selection of cool gifts. These items might be described as quirky 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 that come in a thin booklet that’s smaller than your smartphone. The colors are incredible—and best of all portable.
Viviva 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. Other puzzles, like their Geode Puzzle, are completely unique and use a computer algorithm to make the jigsaw extra challenging to solve.
While those are some of our favorites, there are plenty of other cool gifts to give. Best of all, the decision is up to you!