The Gifts We Want to Give in 2018December 21, 2018
Bike safety made tasty
Safety Pizza ($20 at the time of publication)
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s a- sign that a cyclist is ahead and should be given a wide berth by passing motor vehicles. Or at least, that’s how the song has gone in my head ever since a friend from my biking group got a Safety Pizza from his local bike shop last year. These reflective slices are made from the same materials found on first-responder vehicles and garments. As a result, they remain visible, flexible, and safe in temperatures as cold as -55 °F. Give this to anyone who rides a bike and loves ’za—in my experience, the overlapping portion of that Venn diagram looks more like two stacked pies.
They’re not like regular ghosts, they’re cool ghosts
Studio Arhøj Ghosts (about $25 at the time of publication)
These quirky ceramic figures are made in various shapes by Studio Arhøj, a design and ceramics studio in Denmark. Apart from just looking cute, the 4-inch ghosts also make great paperweights or ring holders. But I prefer mine on my mantel, keeping friendly watch over my guests and me.
Insulation for your morning coffee
Hydro Flask 12 oz Coffee Mug ($30 at the time of publication)
This mug is exactly the thing I wish I’d had around when I worked in an office every day. I’m a notoriously slow coffee drinker, and this mug helps to keep things warm for longer than the average ceramic mug. It has a simple lid that pops right in, and it comes in four colors. Unlike other insulated mugs, the Hydro Flask mug has a handle, which makes it more comfortable to use for casual coffee sipping than an insulated travel carafe. Pair it with a few packets of hot cocoa mix and a peppermint stick, and you have the perfect stocking stuffer for the hot-beverage lover in your life.