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  • Titanium Money Clip


    $25 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 28 Nov, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Atlas Maior


    You can’t even wrench the laminated Streetwise map away from him, so you know he’ll love this. Prepare yourself for weeks of, “Honey, come check this out!” First published in 1665, Atlas Maior was created by renowned cartographer Joan Blaeu, and is considered the most comprehensive baroque atlas. It covers Arctica, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, and stands as a master work in mapmaking. This hardcover copy was created from the National Library of Vienna’s complete, colored, gold-heightened copy, and features an introduction by Peter van der Krogt that offers in-depth descriptions of the maps.

    $200 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 22 Nov, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Altec Lansing im7 Portable Audio System for iPod


    This attractive portable speaker system is about the size of an old-school boom box, and is compatible with 3G, 4G iPod Photo, and iPod Mini. It takes batteries or plugs into the wall, and has a remote control. It even recharges your iPod while it’s docked.

    $204 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 22 Nov, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Poker Set



    $35 at Crate and Barrel | Buy

    (Regularly $50.)

    | Posted 17 Nov, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Loretta Lux


    Loretta Lux makes slightly magic portraits of children by combining painting, photography, and digital images. Her work makes me feel quiet, like one of the photos is about to whisper something to me. Lovely.

    $23 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 28 Oct, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Marina Computer Handbag


    I’ve always wanted a bowling-bag style computer bag. This one has thick padding inside and a safety-orange exterior.

    $28 at Timbuk2 | Buy

    (On sale, regularly $80.)

    | Posted 20 Oct, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Bamboo Card


    $5 at Joy by Mel Lim | Buy

    | Posted 07 Oct, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Bacon of the Month Club


    Oh, my friends. Is there a more hedonistic gift than the gift of bacon? That is, the monthly gift of bacon? Delivered to your door by women in Playboy bunny costumes! OK that last bit isn’t true, but that would be just about the only thing that could make this better.

    $190 at The Grateful Palate | Buy

    (For a six-month subscription.)

    | Posted 05 Oct, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Woodgrain Notes


    $20 at Alpahbetique | Buy

    (for six cards)

    | Posted 03 Oct, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Pocket Penguins Boxed Set


    ON SALE Penguin is celebrating its 70th birthday with this boxed set of Pocket Penguins. The collection includes works by, well, seventy different authors, including: Nick Hornby, Albert Camus, Roald Dahl, Jonathan Safran Foer, Homer, Paul Theroux, Anais Nin, Anne Frank, James Kelman, George Orwell, Michael Moore, Sigmund Freud, Hunter S. Thompson, Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, Virginia Woolf, Zadie Smith, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Melissa Bank, Truman Capote, Dave Eggers, John Steinbeck and Alain de Botton. (While the sale lasts, your discount will be taken at checkout.)

    $122 at Amazon UK | Buy

    (Regularly $184. Price converted from pounds.)

    | Posted 03 Oct, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Sunflower Seeds


    Like peanut M&Ms, but with sunflower seeds inside. Wee bits of sweet.

    $6 at The Cocoa Room | Buy

    | Posted 30 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • BBQ Toolbox


    Know any dedicated carnivores? This reader-recommended BBQ Toolbox includes a stainless steel barbeque turner with serrated edge, a basting brush, long tongs, and grill brush, a grill mitt, hamburger rub, hot sauce, a grill lighter, and a bottle-top basting brush.

    $95 at Dina Bean | Buy

    | Posted 27 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Tumi Flow Expandable Messenger Bag


    A big bag with simple lines. It features removable padded sleeve for your laptop, lots of pockets, and an expandable main compartment, so you can use it as a mini duffle bag when the occasion arises.

    $175 at Luggage Online | Buy

    (Sold out.)

    | Posted 26 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Garden Rain Umbrella


    ON SALE Get 30% off this sweet umbrella when you use the Daily Candy code DCT6.

    $34 at Tray6 | Buy

    (Regularly $48.)

    | Posted 20 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Snap to It



    $30 at Kenneth Cole | Buy

    | Posted 15 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Customized Playing Cards


    Choose whatever photo you like for the back of these playing cards. They come packaged in a tin, so you just add a bow.

    $27 at Image Station | Buy


    | Posted 13 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Travel Scrabble


    We went camping recently, and friends brought along this handy travel-Scrabble game, so we could play by the campfire. The tiles snap into their racks, and the ridges on the board are deeper, so you can even play while you’re in transit. Plus, it’s itty bitty, so you can slip it right into your backpack and still have room for the Scrabble Dictionary. Nerd.

    $25 at Flight 001 | Buy

    (6.5" X 10.5" X 2.25" (closed)

    | Posted 13 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Monkey Straw


    Sterling silver monkey straw! Am I kidding? Only I know for sure.

    $155 at Tiffany & Co. | Buy

    | Posted 13 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • iPod Nano


    It can store 1,000 songs, and it’s wee-tiny. For a limited time, the Apple Store is offering free engraving and shipping.

    $249 at Apple Store | Buy

    | Posted 09 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Cordster


    A doodad that attaches to the back of your iPod and stores your headphones in a neat coil. You can leave it on or remove it at whim, because it’s attached with extra-strength Velcro. The Velcro itself attaches with a rubber adhesive, which the manufacturer claims will come off without leaving any kind of mark.

    $5 at Cordster | Buy

    | Posted 09 Sep, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Off-Centered Wall Frame in Stainless Steel



    $79 at Room and Board | Buy

    | Posted 29 Aug, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • The Next 1,000 Years Calendar


    Nikki McClure’s annual calendar is out! We’ve listed her work before, so her quirky paper-cut designs may look familiar. Why buy yet another ugly “quote of the day” calendar for your office, when you could treat yourself to something this lovely?

    $16 at Elsewares | Buy

    (12" x 12")

    | Posted 22 Aug, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Lighter



    $24 at Room and Company | Buy

    | Posted 22 Aug, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Our Favorites Gift Set


    If you have a picky friend, or one who just doesn’t need any more stuff, send along Dean & DeLuca’s box of chart-topping treats. It includes: Molinari Sopressata, Raye’s Down East Schooner Mustard, Starr Ridge olive oil, Dean & DeLuca’s Grafton Round cheddar; strawberry jam from Italy, espresso brownies with nuts, Aldo’s hazelnut biscotti, Dean & DeLuca’s Kansas City Blend coffee, Virginia salted peanuts, Bella Viva mixed dried fruits, and Brent’s Beer Brittle , and Bridgewater Bark.

    $130 at Dean & DeLuca | Buy

    | Posted 19 Aug, 2005 by Margaret Mason

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