1,000 might be a daunting number, but you don’t need to use this book as a checklist. Use it instead as a guide to jumpstart any travellling ambitions you may have. If you’re going fulfill your dreams of exploring, you might as well begin in the best places in the world.
Amazon | Buy
Stacked birds make for cheerful wall decor in any room. A print of an original watercolor illustration by the artist, Stacked is simple, colorful and lovely.
Geninne | Buy
Not ready to give up on actual books? Hold your place with a pair of wicked witch legs, ruby slippers and all. Just be sure to keep an eye out for her sister. Handmade by Olena Mysnyk.
My Bookmark | Buy
Shutterbugs will love this Canon camera lens mug. It looks just like a 24-105mm black lens, but with a stainless steel lining perfect for your double tall latte. Prefer Nikon? There’s a version for you, too.
Photojojo | Buy
Queen said it best: I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike! This set of screen-printed old fashioned glasses will charm any lucky recipient. Sipping cocktails out of whimsically designed glasses in a rainbow of colors? Weeeee!
Vital | Buy
(Set of 10)
Tina Tarnoff spent who knows how much time cutting this sheet of paper into a work of art. The level of detail is mind-blowing, and the Einstein quote is inspiring. This silhouette makes for a lovely and motivating gift, perfect for any wall in need of some wisdom.
Tina Tarnoff | Buy
For the love of pugs, your books are lonely up there on that shelf. How about some company in the form of this irresistibly cute set of black and white bookends? Pugaliscious.
Z Gallerie | Buy
Mist and grow, it’s that simple. Grow your own fancy pearl oyster mushrooms in your kitchen, right in the box. Snatch off a few stems when you need them and watch for more ‘shrooms to bloom. Just like that, you’re a localvore.
Abe's Market | Buy
Flip flapjacks the fun way. You can serve up a rockin’ breakfast with a little air guitar on the side. Maybe set the mood with a little Bon Jovi.
fred flare | Buy
If Paris isn’t in the budget right now, art lovers can still get up close and personal with all the paintings in the Louvre. Seriously. All 3,022 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection are in this book. And you won’t have to fight the crowds or stand on your tippy toes to see Mona.
Barnes & Noble | Buy
Somewhere it is sunny and in need of a soundtrack. The Beach Sounds is a water and sand resistant radio, meaning it is ready to party hard in the dunes or pool-side. Plug in your iPod or cruise the local stations for some summer fun tunes.
Ron Robinson | Buy
Don’t freak out- this gingerbread house kit is totally doable. Gingerhaus supplies the frame for your confectionery mansion, so all you really have to do is a little baking and add the decorative flair. And then snack on it through New Year’s, of course. A fun and fancy way to embrace the holidays.
Sur La Table | Buy
Handmade ceramic coasters by Robert Siegel boast old-school cocktail recipes with a smooth glazed finish. A unique (limited edition!) and easy, grab-and-go hostess or Yankee Swap gift that will stand out from the rest of the loot.
Maybe hoard one set for yourself, too.
Robert Siegel Handmade | Buy
(set of 4)
A great gift for a mountain climber or knotty fellow, this set of four pint glasses features four essential knots. Toast to your favorite mountain peaks while learning to tie the Munter Hitch.
Mountain Gear | Buy
(Sale Price: $19.97)
Give the gift of goodwill with this blown glass votive made by Glassybaby, headquartered in Seattle and founded by cancer survivor, Lee Rhodes. Available in multiple colors with unique names like Saturday Morning and Bff, Glassybaby donates to a multitude of charities dedicated to helping others.
glassybaby | Buy
Whoooo is the cutest tree ornament? This kooky trio of owls add some offbeat festiveness and unexpected color (take that, green and red!) to your tree.
mod cloth | Buy
A miniature box of tissues sporting Lotta Jansdotter designs don’t cost much at all (five dollars! That’s equivalent to an extra-pump latte.) but will provide plenty of playful, colorful fun for a special gal’s desk.
Lotta Jansdotter | Buy
Cozy up that wine gift, it’s cold out there! Holiday party wine bottles call for festive attire- a jaunty hat and scarf. No need for mittens.
Sundance Catalog | Buy
(Buy 3 or more sets for $8 each)
Amuse party guests with Bethany Keeley’s collection of misused quotation marks. Grammarians will “love” it.
CB2 | Buy
Well, wow. A simply beautiful Menorah that will not only help you celebrate Hanukkah in style, but add some chic elegance to your home year-round. Made from iron by artist Kendall LeCompte, the Tree Menorah is an instant heirloom.
The Museum of Arts and Design | Buy
Send greetings the old fashion way, with a modern twist. Write a message on Postcup and the lucky recipient will have it forever. Make sure you really mean what you write- this note won’t wash off.
Bailey Doesn't Bark | Buy
A high-class look on a low, low budget. Assemble this cardboard chandelier yourself and hang in your home for some eco-friendly fabulousness. Feeling creative? Bust out the magic markers and glitter and make this chandelier a creation of your very own.
Seequin | Buy
Make your hosts ever-so thankful for inviting you to Thanksgiving. Presenting a platter of Spiced Acorn S’mores will, in fact, secure your return invitation for years to come. Two Hearts Bakery whips up these delectable treats, sealing hand-cut marshmallows (made with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg) between cinnamon-spiced graham crackers. And then they dip that entire pile of deliciousness in dark chocolate. Congratulations, you’ve just earned a seat at the adults table.
Williams-Sonoma | Buy
Decidedly offbeat, but undeniably cute- look, that chipmunk is holding a teeny tiny cappuccino! The perfect little catch-all dish for a quirky caffeine fiend.
Pumphouse Studios | Buy
Make like the country club set and enjoy some whiskey by a roaring fire this winter. Teroforma has made a one-stop set for distinguished imbibing- minus the hooch, of course. The set includes two crystal tumblers (fancy!) and 6 whiskey stones that will keep the good stuff nice and cold. Cheers to that!
Seltzer Studios | Buy
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