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21 Stimulating Gifts For The Thinker In Your Life

The thoughtless gift is not worth giving! Puzzled about what to get your favorite brainiac? We've got solutions!

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1. Postcards That Transform Into NYC...

Via Wurlington Press

Just $24 gets you a set of all 18 Build Your Own New York postcards which can be cut apart and assembled into highly-detailed scale-sized paper miniatures of famous NYC landmarks such as the Flatiron Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Get the above pictured NYC set here. Other cities include Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

2. Designer Dominoes

Via Marbles the Brain

Set up tiles according to one of 20 different design cards and knock them down to reveal the image. Then use your imagination to make up your own designs.

Get these eco-friendly, hand-painted wooden tiles for $44.99 at Marbles the Brain.


7. Plato's Play-doh

Via Waba Fun

This stuff is mind-boggling even before you learn there's zero mess!

It's also non-toxic, safe for kids 3+. See a quick informational video here.

$24.99 at Waba Fun.


8. Wooden Your Junior Architect Love These?

Via MOMA Store

As irresistible to adults as it is to children, MUJI's New York in a Bag

comes with eight wooden city structures and six wooden cars.

Made of wood from sustainable forests. Available for $18 at MOMA.


14. Beautiful Sudoku-Like Puzzle

Via Brilliant Puzzles

Titled The Five Elements, this brain teaser adds a diagonal line hardship to the traditional Sudoku rules. Beautifully crafted in Germany, $48.95 at

Brilliant Puzzles... a puzzle lovers paradise!

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