People like us can be hard to shop for. An appreciation for the odder things in life can bewilder even the most well-intentioned gift-seeking relative. So if you, like us, are looking forward to unwrapping a nice little piece of taxidermy, exotic carnivorous plants, or antiquarian books on poisoning epidemics, help us (and them) out by submitting your favorite esoteric gift items for consideration in our first ever holiday gift guide.

We are looking for unusual and unusually inspiring items that usually don’t make the holiday top ten lists. In particular, we are looking for books, inspiring oddities, and unusual or unusually good travel items.

Please submit the name of the item, a short (one or two sentence) description of what it is and why it is so awesome, and a link where we might find it for sale.

Ready, set GO!