Almost 140 Unique, Editor-Approved Gift Ideas for the Toughest People on Your List

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Courtesy Kleed; Courtesy Impala; Courtesy OPI; Courtesy Hudson Grace

As we leave our Zoom gatherings behind and begin to meet friends IRL, it's time to celebrate a return to normal.

And if "normal" means being faced with an inordinate amount of occasions to give gifts, and finding everyday tasks like gift shopping hard, and stress shopping for yourself instead, don't fret! Treat your favorite people — the more difficult to buy for the better — to some spirit-lifting color and sparkle with these brilliant gift ideas featured in our magazine. You'll find selections for minimalists, trendsetters, homebodies, and more. Plus a bonus section devoted to under-$50 finds. No matter your budget or particular present-finding problem, the solution awaits, ahead.

For the Haute Bohemian

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Courtesy of Stella McCartney; Courtesy of Nickey Kehoe

For the friend who's as likely to regale you with stories of travels abroad as she is ayahausca trips, whose outfits always have that sense of verve, these finds are sure to delight and surprise as much as she does.

Nickey Kehoe pastel set

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courtesy Nickey Kehoe

Price at time of publish: $98

The Gift that Gives Back

Nespresso Virtuo White

Price at time of publish: $200

Tabula Rasa Oasis sweater

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courtesy Tabula Rasa

Price at time of publish: $450

Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Brûlant

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courtesy Chanel

Price at time of publish: $42

Mociun toast and cereal spoon charms

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courtesy Mociun

Price at time of publish: $1,800

Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings

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courtesy Taschen

Price at time of publish: $200

Kleed kimono

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courtesy Kleed

Made sustainably, with sales supporting rhino conservation in Africa.

Price at time of publish: $280

Clare V. pendant

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courtesy Clare V.

Price at time of publish: $368

Polaroid Now+ camera

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courtesy Polaroid

Price at time of publish: $150

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Mega: Celestial Odyssey Eye Plette

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courtesy Pat McGrath Labs

Price at time of publish: $78

Stella McCartney sweater

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courtesy Stella McCartney

Price at time of publish: $1,095

The Elder Statesman blanket

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courtesy The Elder Statesman

Price at time of publish: $3,475

Wray shirt

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Jeffrey Westbrook

Price at time of publish: $198

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia eau de parfum

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courtesy Gucci

Price at time of publish: $142

Buru Pants

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courtesy Buru

Price at time of publish: $98

For the Style Setter

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courtesy Michael Michael Kors; courtesy Bose; courtesy Dior

For a fashion-minded friend, the ultimate accessory is a bold one given by someone you love. Gift a hat, purse, or fragrance that says: If anyone can pull this off, it's you.

Bea Bongiasca Ring

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courtesy Bea Bongiasca

Price at time of publish: $620

Lapima Sunglasses

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courtesy Lapima

Price at time of publish: $515

Versace Football

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courtesy Versace

Price at time of publish: $250

Prada Hat

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courtesy Prada

Price at time of publish: $1,490

Maison Vaincourt Corset Belt

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courtesy Maison Vaincourt

Price at time of publish: $565

Courrèges Cap

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courtesy Courrèges

Price at time of publish: $250

Vivienne Westwood Coin Purse

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courtesy Vivienne Westwood

Price at time of publish: $160

Lady Dior Collaboration With Gisela Colón Bag

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courtesy Dior

Price at time of publish: $TBD available by special order, 800-929-3467.

Emilio Pucci x Acqua di Parma Notte di Stelle candle

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courtesy Emilio Pucci

Price at time of publish: $90

Spectrum Collections x KJH 11 Piece Edit

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courtesy Spectrum Collections

Price at time of publish: $109

Akola Unlock-it Bracelets

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courtesy Akola

Price at time of publish: $145

Lancôme x Emily In Paris For The Love Of Paris Eyeshadow Palette

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courtesy Lancôme

Price at time of publish: $45

Nanushka shirt

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courtesy Nanushka

Price at time of publish: $445

By Far Scarf

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courtesy By Far

Price at time of publish: $288

For the Traditionalist

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courtesy Citizen; courtesy Hourglass; courtesy Olivia Morris; courtesy Ganni

A cozy scarf, a classic scent, and a couple of days off spent together, that's all this pal wants. OK, OK and a diamond headband, too.

Tiny Tags Necklace

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courtesy Tiny Tags

Price at time of publish: $535

Olivia Morris At Home slippers

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courtesy Olivia Morris

Price at time of publish: $305

Ralph Lauren Blanket

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courtesy Ralph Lauren

Price at time of publish: $595

ByChari Necklace

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courtesy ByChari

Price at time of publish: $550

Temple St. Clair Ring

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courtesy Temple St. Clair

Price at time of publish: $1,800

La Ligne sweater

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courtesy La Ligne

Price at time of publish: $250

Miu Miu Headband

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courtesy Miu Miu

Price at time of publish: $825

Tata Harper The Glow Facial

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courtesy Tata Harper

Price at time of publish: $115

Acne Studios Scarf

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courtesy Acne Studios

Price at time of publish: $250

Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold Eau de Parfum

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courtesy Tiffany and Co.

Price at time of publish: $118 for 1.7 oz.

Tory Burch Pajama Set

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courtesy Tory Burch

Price at time of publish: $598

JW Anderson AirPod Case

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courtesy JW Anderson

Price at time of publish: $185

Omi Woods Earrings

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courtesy Omi Woods

Price at time of publish: $199

For the Minimalist

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courtesy Fortuna Skin; courtesy OAD x CW

When it comes to minimalism, it's the thought that counts. Which is to say: They probably still want tons of presents, because who doesn't? Here's a selection of thoughtful gifts that won't make their home look cluttered at all. Promise.

Cuyana Sleep Set

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courtesy Cuyana

Price at time of publish: $98

Casper Silk Pillowcase & Sleep Mask Set

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courtesy Casper

Price at time of publish: $119

White + Warren Beanie

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courtesy White+Warren

Price at time of publish: $165

Sold Out NYC Socks

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courtesy Sold Out NYC

Price at time of publish: $30

8.6.4 Bag

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courtesy 8.6.4

Price at time of publish: $158

Furtuna Skin Restorative Ritual Set

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courtesy Fortuna Skin

Price at time of publish: $236

Warp + Weft Jumpsuit

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courtesy Warp + Weft

Price at time of publish: $108

Caes Sweater

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courtesy Caes

Price at time of publish: $380

Kule Sweater

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courtesy Kule

Price at time of publish: $298

For the Little Ones

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courtesy LEGO; courtesy Nili Lotan

Kids can be TOUGH. But you know what helps? Giving them presents. Seriously, try it. Fun toys, cute clothes, inspiring artsy activities — these are all the ways to a little tike's heart.

Izipizi Junior Sun Sunglasses in #D Red

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courtesy Izipizi

Price at time of publish: $40

Kido Beautiful Faces Puzzle

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courtesy Kido Beautiful Faces

Price at time of publish: $17

Hey Gang Coats

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courtesy Hey Gang

Price at time of publish: $68

Nathan & Co. 34-Inch Cotton Dolls

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courtesy Nathan and Co.

Price at time of publish: $50

Kiko + GG Reusable Bubble Wand Set

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courtesy Kiko + GG

Price at time of publish: $30

Milk Teeth Shirt

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courtesy Milk Teeth

Price at time of publish: $28+

Global Goods Partners Stuffed Brontosaurus

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courtesy Global Goods Partners

Price at time of publish: $38

Bearaby Nappling Weighted Blanket

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courtesy Bearbaby

Price at time of publish: $249-279

Impala Skate Roller Skates

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courtesy Impala

Price at time of publish: $100

Minted x Disney Bright Stripes Art Print

Minted x Disney Wall Art

Price at time of publish: Starts at $24

Maileg Princess and the Pea Mouse

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courtesy Maileg Princess

Price at time of publish: $55

Yarrow Goods Shirt

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courtesy Yarrow Goods

Price at time of publish: $28

Treasury: 50 Stories from Brilliant Dreamers

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courtesy Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

Price at time of publish: $40

For the Fine Fellow

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courtesy Humanrace; courtesy Alfred Giraud Whisky

Gender is a social construct but there's someone in your life who loves masculine scents, beverages, and decor, and you know who they are. These are the presents for them.

Muur Travel Kit

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courtesy Muur

Price at time of publish: $120

Saint Laurent T-Shirt

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courtesy Saint Laurent

Price at time of publish: $490

Globe Beanie

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courtesy Globe

Price at time of publish: $39

Buck Mason Shirt

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courtesy Buck Mason

Price at time of publish: $68

Heron Preston Belt

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courtesy Heron Preston

Price at time of publish: $180

Subu Slippers

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courtesy Subu

Price at time of publish: $60

Yeti Bag

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courtesy Yeti

Price at time of publish: $150

Raen Myles Sunglasses

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courtesy Raen Myles

Price at time of publish: $180

Humanrace Routine Pack

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courtesy Humanrace

Price at time of publish: $124

Aether Hoodie

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courtesy Aether

Price at time of publish: $595

Music Is History

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courtesy Abrams Books

Price at time of publish: $30 (hardcover)

Kiehl's Men's Ultimate Age Fighters

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courtesy Kiehl’s

Price at time of publish: $70

Bevel Body Essentials Bundle

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courtesy Bevel

Price at time of publish: $26 (one time order)

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum

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courtesy Gucci

Price at time of publish: $104 for 1.6 oz.

For the Home Lover

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courtesy Caraway; courtesy Aarke

Spark joy with a gift that says "your home is already really nice, but I noticed this one thing you could use." Such as? A peace-sign colander or batik table linens or, if you're vying for an invite to the summer rental, a five-piece cookware set in their pastel shade of choice.

Art Boozel: Cocktails Inspired by Modern and Contemporary Artists

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courtesy Chronicle Books

Price at time of publish: $19 (hardcover)

Estelle Colored Glass Decanter

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courtesy Estelle

Price at time of publish: $195

Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes & Rituals from the Soul of Colombia Cookbook

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courtesy Harper Wave

Price at time of publish: $33 (hardcover)

Hudson Grace Paperwhites and Red Amaryllis in Bulb Vase

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courtesy Hudson Grace

Price at time of publish: $45

Fable Ceramic Carafe Set

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courtesy Fable Home

Price at time of publish: $100

Baina x Binu Binu Towel and Soap Set

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Jeffrey Westbrook

Price at time of publish: $88

Sir/Madam Brass Colander

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courtesy Sir/Madam

Price at time of publish: $196

Caraway Cookware Set

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courtesy Caraway

Price at time of publish: $445

Morihata Ha Ko Leaf-Shaped, Scented Japanese Burning Papers

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courtesy Morihata Ha Ko

Price at time of publish: $58

Actually Curious Conversation Cards

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courtesy Actually Curious

Price at time of publish: $28

Michele Varian Porcelain Vase

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courtesy Michele Varian

Price at time of publish: $148

Aarke Premium Carbonator

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courtesy Aarke

Price at time of publish: $299

Gstaad Glam

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courtesy Assouline

Price at time of publish: $112

Found My Animal Upcycled Denim Rope Leash

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courtesy Found My Animal

Price at time of publish: $54

Ubuntu Life Red Love Dog Collar

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courtesy Ubuntu Life

Price at time of publish: $60

For the Coolest Teen

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courtesy Nintendo; courtesy EM Cosmetics; courtesy Loopy Mango

There's no need to live in fear of Gen Z when you can simply buy them cool things that they will love and then nod approvingly in your general direction.

Alex Mill Cardigan

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Jeffrey Westbrook

Price at time of publish: $175

Soko Necklace

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courtesy Soko

Price at time of publish: $78

Loopy Mango Hat Knitting Kit

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courtesy Loopy Mango

Price at time of publish: $61

Shashi Necklace

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courtesy Shashi

Price at time of publish: $128

Pela iPhone 13 Case

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courtesy Pela

Price at time of publish: $40

EM Cosmetics Lip Cushion Capsule Collection

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courtesy EM Cosmetics

Price at time of publish: $184

About-Face Fractal Glitter Cosmetics Bag

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courtesy About-Face

Price at time of publish: $13

For the Wellness Buff

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courtesy Molekule; courtesy Hyperice; courtesy The Arrivals; courtesy Moon Juice

For the friend who's your own personal Goop Lab, help them discover their next mind-body product to become almost uncomfortably into. At least with these finds, you know it's vetted.

Filoro Boilersuit

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courtesy Filoro

Price at time of publish: $400

Lexon Design Mini Bluetooth Speaker

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courtesy Lexon Design

Price at time of publish: $49

Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Massage Device

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courtesy Hyperice

Price at time of publish: $299

The Arrivals Jacket

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courtesy The Arrivals

Price at time of publish: $248

Molekule Air Mini Air Purifier

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courtesy Molekule

Price at time of publish: $385

Stretch: Seven Daily Movements to Set Your Body Free

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courtesy Pavilion

Price at time of publish: $24 (hardcover)

LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

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courtesy LARQ

Price at time of publish: $99

Droplette Micro-Infuser

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courtesy Droplette

Price at time of publish: $299

Finds Under $50

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courtesy Caribbean Craft; courtesy Octaevo; courtesy Lands’ End

Bonus round! Here's where you'll find the weirdly wonderful one-offs for that one relative you can never quite solve come Christmas, or the single White Elephant gift to rule them all. Plus? These are all under-$50.

Octaevo Paper Vases

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courtesy Octaevo

Price at time of publish: $30

Jayson Home Taper Holder

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courtesy Jayson Home

Price at time of publish: $32

Alder New York Soap and Dish

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courtesy Alder New York

Price at time of publish: $20

Boy Smells Figurare Candle

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courtesy Boy Smells

Price at time of publish: $36

Craighill Key Ring

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courtesy Craighill

Price at time of publish: $18

Toff & Zürpel Beeswax Food Wraps

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courtesy Toff & Zürpel

Price at time of publish: $32

Susanne Kaufmann Bath Oil Trio

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courtesy Susanne Kaufmann

Price at time of publish: $40

Kages Krayons Unicorn Crayons

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courtesy KagesKrayons

Price at time of publish: $14

Smith Street Books Who Said That?

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courtesy Smith Street Books

Price at time of publish: $25

Ban.do We All Deserve Love puzzle

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courtesy Siblings

Price at time of publish: $22

Pattern x MAC Holy Grail Set

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courtesy MAC Cosmetics

Price at time of publish: $47

Sugarboo & Co. XO Mug

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courtesy Sugarboo & Co.

Price at time of publish: $18

Faace Mini Hero Mask Collection

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courtesy Faace

Price at time of publish: $90

The John Derian Sticker Book

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courtesy Artisan

Price at time of publish: $35 (hardcover)

Hay Candles

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courtesy Hay

Price at time of publish: $35

Pandora Jewelry Earrings

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courtesy Pandora

Price at time of publish: $45

Caribbean Craft Handmade Papier-Mâché Bowl

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courtesy Caribbean Craft

Price at time of publish: $45

Jonathan Adler Kangaroo Match Strike

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courtesy Jonathan Adler

Price at time of publish: $45

Ellis Brooklyn Fully Booked Rollerball Fragrance Set

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courtesy Ellis Brooklyn

Price at time of publish: $48

OPI Nail Lacquer in Confetti Ready

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courtesy OPI

Price at time of publish: $10

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