Step awaaay from Etsy, folks; there’s more to online gift buying than handmade cards and artisanal housewares. If you’re really looking for a highly unique gift, it’s worthing checking out these buzzy boutique brands and quirky startups instead.
Ahead, we’re spotlighting eight destinations where you can uncover a not-boring holiday gift. Whether you’re looking for unconventional stocking fillers, something small (but packed with personality) for the office Kris Kringle, or a gift that needs to be a little more luxe (read: expensive), we’ve got ideas for you.
What: Chic, monogrammed leather accessories and stationery for the minimalist in your life.
Budget: You can snag a gift for as little as $40, but the nicer leather pieces are closer to $90.
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What: Quirky and irreverent accessories, clothes, stationery, tech, and gifts.
Budget: Ban.do is packed with cheap thrills—sassy $10 pins, kitschy $25 phone covers and chargers, and bright $14 notebooks destined for Instagram.
What: Head here for everything athleisure—from cool sporty accessories to activewear from the buzziest new labels.
Budget: You can pickup accessories from $25, but there really is something here for every budget.
What: Boutique, cold-processed beauty and skin care products packaged in perfect gift sets. The company uses essential oils, botanicals, and minerals like organic rosemary leaf, organic lavender flowers, organic cocoa butter, and shea butter to whip up seriously delicious-smelling products.
Budget: They're perfectly priced for office Christmas gifts and stocking fillers; you can pick up mini sets like the one pictured for $8.
What: Jasmine Dowling is an insanely talented Australian letterer/graphic designer/Instagram sensation who sells prints, stationery, and homeware collaborations online.
Budget: Prints can cost upwards of $70, but you can grab a cool 2016 printable diary (pictured) for less than $10.
What: It only launched this year, but we're already obsessed with Odeme for modern, design-oriented accessories. Here, basic essentials like hair ties, toothbrushes, and bobby pins get a refresh with totally not-boring designs.
Budget: Stocking filler alert! Pieces start at $5 and cap at around $35.
What: If you're really looking to impress someone—or got a little bit carried away reading The Perfume Collector—why not create a bespoke perfume?
Budget: OK, this isn't your average stocking filler, and the cost of bespoke perfumes created at By Kilian are priced upon request.
What: Thousands of colorful keytags inscribed with sassy phrases and pop culture references like, "Never work with assholes," "What would Yeezus do?" "Hottish," and "I believe in tacos."
Budget: If your Kris Kringle/Secret Santa budget is $15 and under, then step this way.