Gift-giving can be tough. You want to buy something safe enough so you know they’ll like it, but different enough so that it feels special. The Grommet hits the sweet spot between utilitarian and unique, with random why-didn’t-I-think-of-that products from small businesses that you can’t believe you’ve lived without. We’ve scoured the site for the most original options, so whether you want a couch drink holder (how could you not?) or a self back massager (yes, please), we’ve got just the thing to make you a gift-giving hero this year.
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Your favorite beer nerd will love showing off caps from all those brews consumed across the country. The wooden map has pre-drilled holes so that it can be proudly hung above the mantel.
With a thumb-shaped end providing a shiatsu-type massage with precise, concentrated pressure, this do-it-yourself back massager is the epitome of self-care. $13 off!
For the guy who stuffs his wallet in the back but should keep it up front (for safety and backache considerations): This curved leather number slips into the front pocket for convenience and peace of mind. In bourbon and black.
Choose the color of the tree and pick a charm or two (cardinal, snowflake, compass…) for a customizable wind chime that plays three melodies when the wind blows. Made in Maine of recycled steel.
For the ice cream lover in your life whose wrist must hurt from digging into all those icy-cold pints, enter this ergonomic scoop designed by an aerospace engineer that uses the strength of your arms to get the goods.
Having to reach to get a beverage is so 2015. Great for the side-table averse or the just plain lazy, this drink holder sits on the arm of your sofa for easy access. Silicone sides drape nicely and are weighted for stability.
These candles are crafted to smell like a state! Think warm desert air and cactus blossoms for Arizona, apple pie and maple syrup for Vermont, and honey roasted nuts for good ol’ New York. Give one to someone pining for home or as a travel souvenir to remember a great trip you shared.
We all know those foodies who have every kitchen gadget imaginable. Well, they don’t have this: a homemade-butter churner. Just add heavy cream and 10 minutes of cranking, and then pass the toast.
Chic earrings that weigh next to nothing and look way more expensive than they are? We’re all ears. Choose from sterling silver, 14k gold fill, or 14k rose gold fill.
Rolled to look like a doughnut, these sprinkled socks make a great presentation out of the box. Just the thing for sock-obsessed friends with a sweet tooth and Homer Simpson fans alike.
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