For the Bachelorette
Our favorite T shirt design from dollfacepunk.com--"How About Never? Is Never Good for You?"--also comes on a spaghetti tank top, trucker hat and thong. See Retro Collection.
Proceeds from sales of these silk scarves, hand woven in the Cambodian village of Robib, not only pay workers' wages, the profits also support local assistance programs. Go to villageleap.com
For the Pet Lover
At wagwear.com click on the hanger icon to view catalog items, including this canvas carrier, $130. Ready to adopt? Click Dogs for profiles of those available through the Humane Society of New York.
For the Bachelor
You can find Win Her with Dinner, a primer for the culinary-challenged man at amazon.com But ecookbooks.com carries it for the same price, $11; if you spend $40, you get free coffee beans.
This Karim Rashid pocket watch, $140 at the New York Public Library's libraryshop.org evokes the Op Art movement of the '60s. (The face doesn't look flat, but it is.) Momastore.org has equally stylish Rashid chess sets.
For the Jet Setter
For the Artist
This suede-wrapped Compact Drawing Set, $32 at flaxart.com comes in a palette of colors. The site also boasts art supplies galore, and plenty of kids' gifts, like the alphabet zoo puzzle and Noah's Big Ark.
Who says action figures are for kids? Wickedcoolstuff.com's posable Albert Einstein, $9, and "First Appearances" Superman, modeled after the 1938 original, $17, make great desk accessories.
For the Commuter
Search Thermos at plumparty.com to find this striped number, $21. Planning a little shindig? The site has all manner of decorations and goody-bag gifts, plus funky serving platters.
For the Handyman
The Leatherman 830040 New Wave Multi-Tool with nylon sheath, $70, packs pliers, wire cutters, bit drivers, a saw, a serrated knife and more into one compact unit. At amazon.com