THESE are different! A pair of gloves that are so heat resistant, you can pick things up from an open flame grill without incident. GET THEM! On SALE for $14.99. Guaranteed conversation piece at future BBQ's. But I imagine they could also be used for dealing with hot engines and the like. See more pics of these when you click the link.
A very unusual designer, who makes living terrariums into pendants, bracelets and earrings. Visit WITH ROOTS and click through the pages of designs. This brass bullet teardrop goes for $48.
MY BAG BUDDY: We all come back with something we bought and can't fit in the bag we packed to get there. Especially great for vacation travel when buying extra stuff is likely. This is a GREAT gift -light and small, it folds into an envelope when you travel - and if you need it, fills out to a carry-on bag, yet study enough to check through. And best of all, it has the bands to slip it over the handle of your roll bag! ON SALE TODAY for $22.43
Nosotros - custom, hand crafted hats. Blue, black, brown, white, honey colored. They also have wallets and belts, but the hats are truly special. Made in SF, inspired in Perua - AND they give back to an education program in Lima, donating a portion of each hat to build schools and social programs for kids. So do good while looking cool. About $200. Read on the site about fit and customization
LOVE this loose fit, v-neck, longs-sleeves and asymmetric hem. Rock it over jeans or shorties--this baby looks good with just about anything. Kind of a one-size fits all - wear as dress or over yoga pants. In black or Grey. 50% Cotton, 50% Modal - should pack/travel well and be wrinkle free.
Sharks are all the rage these days, so this fun mug could be just the thing - serves a purpose and tickles their funny bone at the same time. $11. ON AMAZON
This T-Rex made me giggle. $35. Find all kinds of Creature Cups on AMAZON or Google around to see if you can find better prices.
FAVOR - An interesting necklace maker - the designs look like bakelite. There are all shapes and sizes, colorful - may be just right for someone on your list. The arty friend, a teenager, a mod mate...Check them all out HERE.
For the season, this holly with berries necklace: $104
Wish Lanterns - bio-degradable 10 pack. Such fun for Christmas Eve or New Years! Or any night at all. Great gift for people with upcoming weddings too. Send off your wish in a lit rice paper lantern and watch it float into the stars - magical at sunset too. Best of all its 100% wire free and 100% bio degradable. The overarching rice paper is supported by a thin, but robust bamboo frame. The fuel cell consists of a woolen fire proof construction. An environmentally friendly lantern that leaves no trace of its presence in a short time after it lands. $17.50 for 10 pack.