Gifts That Make You Wish You Had Cooler Friends

Each holiday season, I make sure to stock up on emergency hostess and holiday gifts. They’re the kinds of things you can pretty much give to anyone when you get a last minute invite, or–horror of all horrors–someone hands you a gift and you haven’t reciprocated.

This year, I’m thinking about doing some one-stop emergency gift shopping at Pop Ink, whose printed products will be immediately recognizable to modern design fans.

You’ll find fabulously designed boxes of luxury soaps, and more than 30 styles of awesome boxed note cards that make a bigger impression than the price tags let on. There are even way hip melamine plates, including an animal series just perfect for the cool offspring of friends on your list.

You know, the ones who admire high design, irony, and mild post-modern subversiveness. That’s all of them, right? –Liz