2017 Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything

We all know them and we all love them. You know who they are – that person who is just impossible to buy for, the one you dread shopping for because they just seem to have everything. Since you can’t just mark them off your gift list, you might as well dive in and get them something cool, perhaps something they wouldn’t buy for themselves. We wanted to take some of the stress off your plate so here are 10 gift ideas for *that* particular person.

Black Minimalist Knife by Grovemade \\\ $109
A pocket knife is nothing short of practical and this Japanese Higonokami inspired knife is sleek, compact, and lightweight, making it a great gift for that person who’s hard to buy for.

Daypack by AMENT \\\ $100
One can never have enough bags, especially a durable, smart-looking backpack that holds all of your gear. This pack is made of waterproof marine-grade packcloth that will keep your stuff protected and dry, all while looking stylish with its colorblocked design (which comes in four colorways).

23andMe’s At-Home DNA Kits \\\ from $99 and up*
For the gift that keeps on giving, 23andMe offers both an Ancestry Service kit and a Health + Ancestry Service kit that lets anyone dive into their genetics and genealogy. My sister gave this to me last year and now I want to give them to everyone. Learning more about where you came from and also having the ability to connect with relatives you didn’t know you had, is pretty cool. * Through December 26th, 2017, they’re offering discounts on each kit!

Grow Greenhouse by Caroline Wetterling for Design House Stockholm \\\ from $33 and up
Available in three sizes, this handmade glass greenhouse lets you grow small plants and flowers from the comfort of your home. The two-part oval nursery features a top that’s designed with a spout so it can be used as a watering pitcher for the plants in the bottom. The compact sizes are perfect for a desk or kitchen counter.

Stack Magazine Subscription \\\ $15 per month, $40 for quarterly, or $150 for a year
If you know someone that loves the printed word, Stack is a great idea. It’s a monthly magazine subscription service that scours the globe to find the best independent magazines that you’d normally never be able to find. The best part is that each month they’ll get a surprise in the mailbox and be reminded that you gave it to them.

Type 75™ Mini Desk Lamp – Paul Smith – Edition Two from Anglepoise® \\\ $195
The 2nd edition in the collaboration between famed British designer, Paul Smith, and legendary lighting brand Anglepoise®. This mini version is a great addition to a compact workspace and features deep, rich autumnal colors for added punch.

Konstructiv Wool Blanket by Michele Rondelli for ZigZagZurich \\\ $200
This cozy wool blanket brings modern art in a different form – instead of giving someone a print or painting, you can give them a piece of art they can actually use on a daily basis.

Beoplay P2 Bluetooth Speaker by B&O PLAY \\\ $169
This compact, portable speaker is small enough to fit in your hand while offering you the same solid technology you’ve come to expect from the Bang & Olufsen brand. Your recipient can listen to music for up to 10 hours on the go as it easily pairs with a smartphone and the accompanying app.

float tea lantern by molo \\\ $200
For the tea lover, this 34 fl oz teapot stays warm from a tealight candle that burns underneath its double wall glass design. While keeping the tea hot for hours, it emits a warm glow in the surrounding area for a little ambience.

Swatch Sistem51 HODINKEE Vintage 84 Watch \\\ $150
If you know anyone that collects watches or just loves them, chances are they’re a fan of HODINKEE, the online, go-to guide for all things in the watch world. And now, they’ve partnered with the beloved Swatch brand on a special edition Sistem51 mechanical watch (i.e. it doesn’t need a battery) that’s made with only 51 components.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.