Vintage tie, $10 at Una Mae�s
Periodic beer glass, $9 at thinkgeek.com
Retro blackboard, $8 at modcloth.com
Mop slippers, $7.50 at mcphee.com
Have a slacker brother? Multitasker mom? Both will dig sliding around the house wearing these hard-working kicks.
Eat�N Tool, $8 at thinkgeek.com
For your outdoorsy boyfriend: Pair this spork/bottle opener/screwdriver/metric wrench with this filter-equipped water bottle.
Bobble water bottle, $10 at containerstore.com
Cocktail shaker, $8 at CB2
For that drink lover on your list, make it a double: Combine this sleek shaker with this rubber tray that makes ice straws. Who says the Aviary has to have all the mixology fun?
Ice straws, $8 at thinkgeek.com
4-Some bud vase, $10 at CB2
Personalize by adding fresh flowers. Or: Skinny candles make a funky candelabra; cool pens and pencils change it to a desk organizer.
Eni Puzzle, $10 at Marbles: the Brain Store
Your fidgety commuter friend will love trying to solve this pocket-size Rubik�s Cube-like brainteaser on the train.
Prismatic socks, $8 at modcloth.com
I Judge You When You Use Bad Grammar, $10 at amazon.com
Drive your copy editor cousin crazy by accompanying this gift with a heartfelt, error-riddled note. Its sure to make there day!
Salted Caramel�s Salted Bourbon Caramels, $10 at Provenance
Oceanic Hotel Nice eau de toilette, $10 for 50ml at Merz Apothecary
Your Francophile friend will swoon over this light, crisp scent.
Earrings, $8 at Eskell
A cheap item at an expensive store, like these sparkly studs from Eskell, can fool giftees into thinking you spent a lot more.
Biden can cozy, $10 at store.barackobama.com
Include a sixer of Hamm�s, because you know Joe would keep it real with his namesake cozy.
Brooklyn Hard Candy, $8.50 at Provenance
The bottle makes a nice bud vase after the candy�s been gobbled.
Vintage CD sleeves, $10 at containerstore.com
Your Luddite dad�s soon-to-be-obsolete DVDs and CDs can play dress-up to look like an even more antiquated medium.