Each year the holidays require you to find creative, thoughtful gifts for the significant people in your life–without breaking the bank or having a mental breakdown. But before you make a panicked gift card run or swear off gifts altogether, we have a few ideas for your pursuit of presents this year. Tired of buying mom picture frames? Need a gift for a co-worker you have nothing in common with? Hoping to impress your new significant other? Look no further. Here are our favorite creative, recycled, fair trade and unexpected products. And for a whole lot more ideas, check out RELEVANTGiftGuide.com.
1. MAIL SACK IPAD CASE: $55
Snail mail and email collide in this recycled accessory. Take care of your tablet with a sturdy canvas mail sack case and ultra suede lining.
2. LIKE AND DISLIKE STAMPS: $16
Because the social media monster hasn't invaded daily life enough already, express your approval at the office or in the classroom with these Facebook-inspired stamps.
3. POSTCARDEN: $12.50
It's a gift, a card, a garden and a meal. Water the base of this vegetable ink-based card and you'll soon have a blossoming diorama of watercress.
4. HIMALAYAN TEA BASKET: $14
Take a break from your coffee break with a natural tea selection. This set of ginger, mint, cinnamon and lemon flavors was hand-picked by farmers in Nepal.
5. RECORD LABEL ORNAMENTS: $18
Have yourself a merry indie Christmas and trim the tree with this set of three one-of-a-kind ornaments. Cut from vintage 45 rpm records and made with zero waste.
6. MOTHERBOARD MONEY CLIP: $6.95
Hold on to your money and your tech fred with this geek chic money clip, handmade in India. Your purchase will fund 25 cups of food for people in need.
7. DIY GUITAR PICK PUNCH: $24.99
Convert credit cards and other plastic materials into custom guitar picks within seconds. The forgetful musician in your life will thank you.
8. SCRATCH-OFF WORLD MAP: $34
This unique map is the perfect incentive for the friend who loves travel. Scratch off the gold surface of visited locations, and you can quite literally color your world.