5 Sources for Uncommon Gifts

updated May 4, 2019
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Have you started checking off that holiday shopping list yet? Whether you are planning ideas for co-workers, family members or just in search of a nice host gift, check out these five online shops with assorted items that include a little something for everyone.

e159f2b2003fed84d1b95648bba3de5c5fd436e8. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Kaufmann Mercantile
This online store is known for its carefully selected, high-quality products with a focus on functionality and durability. This shop is a great source for special gifts like this Lemon Peel Baseball—inspired by the original 19th century-style ball, entirely handmade and stitched with waxed linen. $34

e8330b3b1ede0007fdffb8ca093bc675f2ec4ba1. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Uncommon Goods
Though some of the merchandise walks the line of gag gifts, there are plenty of well-designed must-have products from personal accessories like chic shark socks to home decor items like this Dog Blueprint. $185

e159231a2e9d04a63f387df968b22e9156054c9a. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Kikkerland
Since 1992, the folks at Kikkerland have scoured the world for clever and well-designed objects. Their inventory is full delightful and diverse finds, like this Radio Solar Crank for $32.

0be0451ae4ba36f7a656eff8d18482492add99be. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Fred Flare
A great source for wacky and a hilarious gifts with the occasional smart home accessory here and there, Fred Flare is a great destination for all things random and fun. Shown here: the “Where I’ve been”scratch map. $25