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Build Your Own Coil Lamp Kit - $50 - By Craighton Berman
Is there someone on your list with handy aspirations, but still learning the ropes? Give them this D.I.Y Coil Lamp Kit, and let them participate in the design process. With just an average extension cord (throw one of those in too for good measure!), they’ll be able to make a chic lamp for using every day. And when their work is done, the Coil Lamp won’t be the only thing to light up.

Rainbow Pop Pillow - $38 - By Kii Arens
Which of your friends loves rock music and pop art the most? Make her (or him) feel extra-special with this vibrant satin print pillow. The two luscious, color-saturated rainbow ice pops were created by Kii Arens—a Minneapolis-based designer whose love of all things rock and pop comes straight from design-rich album covers. Arens’s signature is printed on the bottom corner, for a Warholian touch your groovy friend will appreciate.

Kraft Fab Field Notes - $8 - By Field Notes
These special Fab edition Field Notes notebooks make the perfect little gifts for everyone on your list—think stocking stuffer, work gift or a backup treat to give an unexpected guest. Field Notes loves to collaborate with cool kids on special editions, so we thought, Why not join in on the fun? There are now exclusive Field Notes which includes a set of three graph-ruled notebooks with natural-paper-colored covers, making them perfect for idea sketches and brilliant plans to take over the world.

Porcelain Butterfly Necklace - $20 - By Revisions Design Studio
Here’s a dainty gift for your most modernly feminine friend. Made of two unglazed old-timeyporcelain wings joined by a silver ring with glass bead, this fashionably king-sized butterfly floats at the end of a silver-plated chain—leaving it free to move along with its wearer.

Holiday Forget Me Not Ring - $35 - By Kiel Mead
For the romantic on your list (or the one who makes you feel the most romantic)—this Kiel Mead ring reinterprets the old tradition of tying a reminder knot around her finger. This graceful, delicate ring ismolded from real string, then cast by hand in metal alloy with a powder coated red finish.
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