Another holiday season, another round of obligatory gifts that end up stuffed at the bottom of drawers or, worse, festering in overflowing landfills. But it doesn’t have to be so – not if we put a little thought and ingenuity into our gifts, so the recipients are charmed and touched by what they receive instead of forcing a smile and relegating the knick-knack to the Secret Santa pile.

Cool Hunting has just released its much-loved annual Holiday Gift Guide, featuring items of all shapes and sizes ranging from $8 into the thousands. Why we love Cool Hunting’s guide is because they include everything from kitschy gifts like the $27 Snake Bike Lock to designer-friendly objects like the $18 Rhoda notepad to experiential, environment-friendly things like ZipCar gift certificates.

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