Readers just like you sent in suggestions for gifts they hope to receive this year, along with those they most want to give. The results ranged from unique snow globes to DIY cheese kits. In other words, a holiday gift guide like no other.
“If I had this bed, I could pretend I was a wizard at Hogwarts and a kid in dormitory school, which would be like every day is a sleepover, but with magic! It would be a wonderful escape every time I came into my room.” — Lynn, Canada
“I'm passionate about books, and love the idea of this movement. I've been thinking getting one set up for over a year, but when the founder of the Free Little Library movement passed away this Fall, I thought I shouldn't wait any longer. I want to have mine painted and...
"Unexpected, delightful, magical, and utterly cool!" — Sascha West, Vermont
“It's made out of recycled materials. by women who are vulnerable to the sex trade in the biggest red light district in India. Their website explains better than I can, but I love buying an item that I know helps support others.” — Regan, Detroit, Michigan
“Who doesn't want a dose of existentialism with their egg nog?” — Tamara, Seattle, Washington
“Beautiful handcrafted bronze oyster as much a piece of sculpture as a bottle opener.” — Susan Leonetti, New York City, New York
“Who do you know that makes their own cheese? This is a gift of nostalgia, adventure, culinary exploration, and might just start a new talent! Dairy free, vegan/paleo options also available!” — Sydney, Evanston, Illinois
"It has built-in speakers, it allows you to convert vinyl to MP3 format." — Melissa Ensell, Buffalo, New York
“A regional confectionary with a weird name that's a holiday tradition.” — Matthew Heigl, Brooklyn, New York
The incredible, "unkillable" zamioculcas can regrow just from clippings of its leaves!
“[I like] its ability to propagate endlessly.” — Joseph Kidwell, Jacksonville, Florida
“It's a revamped (pun intended) RPG system. It looks easy to play, and a game I want to get my friends and family in on too.” — Leslie Smith, Nashville, Tennessee
“I go hiking a lot, and clean drinkable water sources are hard to find in the jungle. This water filter straw is not only reusable, it beats having to carry a very heavy water bottle that won't last long.” — Julian Ritom, Malaysia
“I love to cook world flavors, and to travel (hence why I enjoy Atlas Obscura), so this looks like it will go into detail about different world cuisines—the history, geography, ingredients, and how they came to be.” — Sorelle, Santa Rosa, California
“They are great to put in your luggage or wallet or on your keys. If you ever loose them or they get stolen it shows the location! Also you can locate your phone with it!” — Jessie Burke, Vienna, Austria
“Humboldt was a 19th century explorer, philosopher, and a father of the environmental movement. This is the first facsimile of all his explorer journals.” — Russell Fernandez, New York City, New York
“I absolutely fell in love with their products when I was traveling through Copenhagen: they remind me of the city, good food, and good quality. I have their waterproof bag which I use every day too.” — Julia, Arizona
“I’m always freezing on flights and I love that it self-contains.” — Nicole Groenke, Denver, Colorado
“Whether exploring abandoned ruins, touring cemeteries of old, or reading the latest Atlas Obscura book on the couch, one must keep warm. What better way than to curl up in a wool blanket from Eighth Generation, the fastest growing Native-owned and operated business in North America? Each design is unique...
“I love using them, they're like a spa day compressed into 20 minutes. Why not share the love by giving them as gifts? I use them as stocking stuffers for family, and to decompress from holiday madness.” — Margaux M., Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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