We all know and love traditional crowd-pleasing gifts such as small leather goods, coffee table books and candles—but if you’ve already exhausted these options in years past, the need for something new and fresh becomes imminent. Here are 5 gifting swaps to consider this season.
If you've already purchased a passport holder for the jet-setter in your life, give her a luggage tag charm this go-around. Customize with her favorite destination or departure city, so she can proudly wear her wanderlust ways on her sleeve (err, neck).
If you've gifted a chic throw to your favorite homebody in the past, opt for a wall hanging this year. You clearly already understand their decor aesthetic, so select a piece that matches their vibe. (Bonus points if you can source it from a local artisan.)
For the collector, a pair of bookends is a great alternative to adding to their stash of coffee table reads. Agate is always a crowd pleaser, but consider their living room decor when settling on a winner.
Chances are, the rad headphones you presented your techy pal last season have been put to very good use. Offer a chic place to store them, plus the rest of their cords and gadgets, with a special travel-friendly dopp kit.
Giving a chic candle will never go out of style, but if you feel like switching it up, purchase a cool succulent instead. Great for coworkers, neighbors and the like, it's a fun, decorative piece for desks, windowsills and beyond.