Polka dots may not flatter all figures, but wearing a set of shades will only add to your cool factor.
Available at ae.com, $15.50.
For upwardly mobile types, there’s Artecnica’s Themis mobile, designed by illustrator Clara von Zweigbergk. The fluoro geometric shapes will catch their eye.
Available at aplusrstore.com, $27.
Forget blowing wads of cash on new kicks; breathe new life into vintage pairs by adding silk flowers, glittery hearts, or chiffon pom-poms.
Available at bando.com, $25 for a pair.
It’s the only lunch box adults can carry without getting frightened looks from strangers.
Available at black-blum.com, $14.
Forgo those tired glass numbers for the humorous porcelain figures plucked from men’s and women’s bathroom signs.
Available at cb2.com, $7 each.
A mantel clock can feel very crotchety old man by the fireplace, but in this case, said clock is made from recycled paper pulp, and said man looks exactly like a slightly cooler version of you.
Available at conranusa.com, $29.
Fuel dinner party conversation for decades by gifting the Encyclopedia of the Exquisite, which catalogs inspired moments in history, like the first trapeze act and origins of badminton.
Available at amazon.com, $16.
When it comes to good gift giving, there is no gray area. The roomy, knit Hansel from Basel Zig Zag bag spells it out in black and white.
Available at hanselfrombasel.com, $28.
A letterpressed starburst coaster is almost too pretty to support a sweaty cocktail. The good news: That drink won’t last long anyway.
Available at onkamal.com, $16 for eight.
Knock Knock’s WTF stamp needs no explanation. In fact, we endorse stamping it on everything imaginable.
Available at knockknock.com, $10.
Like Smoojy here, all Daniel Baxter’s whimsical plushies are charmingly cute. Each comes with a bizarre backstory — i.e., Bubucomon is a sunburned Egyptian princess.
Available at web.mac.com/danielabaxter, $20.
The name implies a balm for winter-weathered lips, but the miracle ointment works on everything from reptilian knees and elbows to dry cuticles and tough heels.
Available at mayronsgoods.com, $14.
Brooklyn’s McBride Beauty rosewater and neem cream is rich with antiaging properties and has a faint but sweet flower scent that perks us up in the a.m.
Available at mcbridebeauty.com, $30.
Infused with bourbon and stout, the not-too-sweet snack delivers a boozy flavor without the next-day hangover. If only movie theaters dished up such fancy fare.
Available at metropolitanbakery.com, $20.50.
The nom-nom factor of Momofuku Milk Bar’s cookies is known far and wide. Thanks to a new online store, you can share the confections with out-of-towners.
Available at milkbarstore.com, $10 for six.
Reusable and washable cocktail napkins that come in paper towel form take the stodge out of formal dinner parties.
Available at casansamydrap.com, $29 for a roll of 25.
Represent your hood — or simply pretend NYC or L.A. is the place you call home — with Maptote’s mini shopper.
Available at maptote.com, $20.
Simple messages inscribed on Paloma’s Nest bangles serve as subtle words of encouragement (even if you’re the only person who reads them).
Available at palomasnest.com, $28 each.
They may look a series of paperbacks, but the classic Penguin book covers have been delightfully repurposed into postcards.
Available at amazon.com, $16.50.
Buying fresh veggies at the market may be easy, but growing lunch in the kitchen is cheaper (and doesn’t require much of a green thumb).
Available at swirl.com, $15.
You can’t give them the world on a string, but a one-of-a-kind Sara Clendening shoelace necklace with knots and chunky wood beads makes a colorful substitute.
Available at oogaboogastore.com, $20.
Who doesn’t have a handful of uncapped pens lying around on her desk? Fortunately, it takes a while for brilliantly designed Staedtler pens to dry out. Plus, we’re suckers for colorful writing utensils.
Available at greerchicago.com, $16 for a box of ten.
Remember when Mom used to sew a name tag into every sweater? Sigh. Upgrade your personal identification with The Butter NYC’s customized stickers.
Available at thebutternyc.com, from $25.
Tokyo Milk’s bubble bath doubles as vintage chic bath decor and a welcome tub companion.
Available at swirl.com, $24.
The only time you want forest creatures in the house is when they’re propped up on a shelf and bedazzled with metallic sequins.
Available at westelm.com, $25 each.
Sick of ironic wolf tees? We’re not. But here’s something new for lovers of pets and irony: Max Cattaneo’s striped T-shirts bearing dog head triumvirates.
Available at wowch.com, $27.
Tins of Nudo olive oil brighten up countertops and everyday dishes with infusions of Sicilian chilies, thyme, and lemon. Adopt an olive tree for $109 more.
Available at nudo-italia.com, $7-$14.
Even total drips perk up at the sight of De la Paz Coffee. Go for the indie roaster’s Mission or Cherry Chapstick blends (which works for espresso, too).
Available at delapazcoffee.com, $9-$11.
Since the office is hardly a wind tunnel, the idea of a paperweight still confuses us. No matter: We’re totally smitten with this penny-packing design.
Available at henryroad.com, $30.
As far as we’re concerned, fake-and-bake means lighting Mrs. Meyer’s latest holiday wicks to make your house smell like a batch of snicker doodles or cranberry muffins.
Available at mrsmeyers.com, $7.