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17 Gift Ideas For Your Impossibly Cool Friends

What to get for the person who's too cool for everything. Well, almost everything.

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3. A 3D Printing Pen

"3D printing is the future 3D printing is the future 3D printing is the future 3D printing is the future 3D printing is the fuuuu...." Anyway! Real 3D printers cost $2,200 but you can still indulge your gift recipient's ahead-of-the-curve aspirations with this pen, called the 3Doodler, which costs only $99.

4. Homemade Cookies, Presented Nicely

Cookies? Bear with me. Even the most difficult person on this entire earth cannot be mad that you baked them cookies. No one's too cool for cookies. Just don't wrap them in tinfoil and throw them in a shoebox. Here's a good tutorial.


8. A Potted Cactus or Succulent

It's a plant that YOU DON'T NEED TO WATER (at least not often) and it DOESN'T DIE (for a long time) and it LOOKS CUTE. It's also an entry level DIY (basically: Get a little pot, put some soil in it, put the plant in, scatter some rocks on top).


9. A Subscription to an Indie Magazine

For the person who's always telling you about some new restaurant and urging you to try sea urchin ramen or something, try a subscription to Lucky Peach ($28 a year). For the type whose Instagrams look like Terry Richardson campaigns, here are a whole bunch of alt fashion magazines. And for the sexually liberated, there's the brand new highbrow erotica publication Adult.


16. Artisanal Booze

You know what, get someone whatever bottle of alcohol you want, as long as its not Cinnabon Vodka. But something like Kings County Distillery whiskey or moonshine (novelty!) looks nice on a shelf even if its recipient doesn't drink it for a while.

17. Or, a step better: DIY Infused Booze

Mike McCune / Via Flickr: 51035597937@N01

Buy some cheap liquor, put it in a mason jar, put some fruit or herbs in it, let sit for a few days, strain, give to your discerning friend/relative, wow them with your dedication and originality. Cucumber gin is nice, and jalapeno tequila is always good.