The Sort of Grown Up Gift Guide of Cool Stuff
The Holidays are upon us, and it’s a little bit scary how much of THE LOVE I FEEL this time of year. I feel like a kid again in December… which is weird since my birthday is in December and should remind me that my childhood is but a speck of dust in my rearview mirror…
Nonetheless, I hope you love it too! I wish for all my grown up friends to love the magic of this month like a kid… and here is a gift guide without a single kids toy in it (sort of).
This is for those of you who are lucky enough to enjoy giving and getting this season:
Categories: For Real, For Fun, and For Star Wars
Have you ever worn a wooden watch? I have… it’s both classy and grounding. This would be a great unique gift for the eco-minded guy or gal. Visit JORD wooden watches for a selection of watches crafted from a variety of sustainable woods. My husband wears this one from their Delmar series in dark sandalwood:
$149 at JORD woodwatches.com
JORD is awesome enough to offer $25 gift cards to my readers. NOT KIDDING! Go to this link: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/chiu to get your 25 bucks!
For the selfie-taker in your life, this Lumee phone case has front LED lights for a guaranteed warm glow in poor lighting conditions.
$54.95 at LumeeCase.com. Enter code: CYBER40 for 40% off.
Talk about getting wrapped up in a good book. A literary infinity scarf will keep any bookworm warm this season. Pick from Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, or Alice in Wonderland.
$48 at Uncommon Goods.
Coffee lover? Wine lover? This may be the next peanut butter and jelly – it’s Merlot infused coffee.
$19.95 at Uncommon Goods.
There’s nothing better than a nice clean shave. Get old-timey with a porcelain lathering bowl, luxurious cream, and a handmade brush.
Find an assortment at Bare Knuckle Barbery.
Get sentimental while still looking cool with a round picture frame like this one.
$44.99 at ModCloth.
Or this one made from a vintage LP record.
$22.00 at Uncommon Goods.
Mahabis are the latest in loungewear. These warm house slippers come with a variety of detachable soles. That’s right – just slip on a bottom sole and run to school drop off. Then slip off the soles when you get home without your feet ever having to leave their warm cocoon.
$89 plus 2 free soles at Mahabis.com.
My new favorite statement necklace is this “statement” necklace.
$65.00 at Fair Goods.
Blind people rejoice! Here’s a nifty owl to hold the specs of those who may otherwise spend a blind hour looking for them.
$24.00 at Uncommon Goods.
Milk and cookies? Tea and biscuits? No problem with this Face Mug that holds both.
$18.00 also at Uncommon Goods.
What is this? It’s a Laser Projection Keyboard! This pocket-sized device connects via bluetooth and projects a keyboard onto any flat surface. Perfect for anytime you need an instant workspace.
$150 at what is clearly one of my favorite places to shop – Uncommon Goods.
Finally, in the “for real” category is the gift of a “for real” experience. Anything from cooking and golf lessons, to flying a plane… Cloud 9 Living is the place to find the perfect gift for someone who doesn’t want more stuff, but would love a little more living.
Enter code XMASBOO15 for $15 off at Cloud 9 Living.
It’s a kitty cat flask… because why not. So kawaii.
$29.99 at ModCloth.
From the Awesomely Luuvie collection, it’s the “unable to can” shirt.
$26.00 at Tees in the Trap.
This Mega House personal ramen-maker is the Easy Bake Oven of noodles. It looks like a toy, but functions as a true noodle maker. It even has options for gyoza and wontons!
$50.00 at Amazon.
Granny panties, anyone? This gift can either be hilarious or terrifying. Yes, it’s Dorothy from the Golden Girls… and Rose and Blanche are available too.
$40.00 at BulletsAndBees on Etsy.
Add a touch of mysterious whimsy to any door you chose with this canvas-like adhesive door mural.
$300 at Fancy.com.
A selfie cookie cutter is the perfect gift for the narcissist in your life. Just upload a photo of them, and order… unless you’re the narcissist… then upload a photo of yourself and give it to everyone you know.
$49.01 at CopyPastry on Etsy.
Adult coloring books have gained popularity this year. Whoever gets this Ryan Gosling colouring-book can color Ryan standing… Ryan driving… Ryan eating…
For Star Wars
One of the hottest toys this season for both kids and adults is this Sphero BB-8 app- enabled droid. Guide it with your smartphone or tablet, record holographic videos, and watch it’s adaptive personality evolve as you interact.
$149 at Amazon.
Star Wars Storm Trooper Dome Satchel.
Rebel Alliance Stainless Steel Dangle Drop Earrings.
$22.00 at Amazon.
Han Solo in Carbonite Mini Fridge.
$149.99 at ThinkGeek.
Wheelin’ Like a Villain Ladies Tee.
$29.99 at ModCloth.
Dark Side Warrior Ceramic Mugs
$16.99 at VAT19.
For those that serve truly epic snacks, this Millennium Falcon Serving Platter will do quite nicely.
$19.99 at ThinkGeek.
Death Star Waffle Maker.
$89.99 on Amazon.
Lightsaber BBQ Tongs (of course with sounds).
$59.99 at Amazon.
Star Wars Chess Game.
$31.99 at Amazon.
Storm Trooper Stud Earrings.
$19.95 at Rebel Circus.
Death Star Ice Sphere Mold
$11.99 at ThinkGeek.
The Empire Struts Back Bootie.
$422.99 at ModCloth.
A girl can dream.
Happy Holidays everybody!
Go forth and purchase cool things for the cool people you love.