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What I'm Giving: Mark and Graham Luggage Tags

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While browsing for Christmas gifts, I spotted these personalized luggage tags from Mark and Graham that I immediately thought would make great stocking stuffers. The bright colors make them so cheerful -- and identifiable, which is perfect for when you find yourself lost in a sea of similar looking bags at the airport.  I'm getting one for each friend of mind that travels often, and I think you should to!

img21cColorfield Luggage Tag, $29


Obsessed: Looodus Font Alphabet Puzzle

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I'm loving this cute wooden font puzzle by Looodus -- it's 100% made in Italy by a couple who wanted to be able to give their daughter the type of quality wooden toys they played with as kids,  an alternative to the mountains of pink plastic found at every turn in toy stores these days. The puzzle is laser cut and hand finished out of plywood from the Padana Plain, making it a marriage of classic craftsmanship and new technology. I love that it teaches the alphabet and fonts in a way that's both modern and old-fashioned -- I think this would make a cherished gift that could even be passed down from generation to generation. To place an order, visit Loodus' shop on Etsy.


The Perfect Hostess Gift

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Your guests will know you intend to spend some quality time with them when you knock on their door with these retro-modern playing cards in hand. The chic lacquered box is pretty enough to display on a coffee table or bookshelf and the patterned cards inside are an instant party-starter.

What host could resist something so perfectly Rat Pack retro?

$78, Jonathan Adler