The 5 worst:
#5 Something you just learned to make
Yes, I know times are tough these days and if you cannot afford to buy gifts for people, we wont judge you. Well, some of us may judge you in secret. Shit, I'm judging you right now but that's beside the point. And that point is, nobody wants to be your crafting Guinea pig. Sure, it's awesome if you have some kick ass skills at knitting or sewing but if you are just learning to do so and your scarf turns out be the craft equivalent of the Men's room at a Taco Bell, then nobody wants it!
Oh, and that they are adopted and nobody loves them.
#3 Equipment for something you want to get into
#2 Night Vision Goggles
I know it may seem like an awesome idea but what kind of creep uses these? Instead of the goggles, just give them the inevitable restraining order instead.
#1 Convenience store junk
This is something you could get away with in High School. It's your friends birthday, so you go to 7-11 and buy $30 worth of candy. Pretty awesome when you're 17, pretty awful when you're 30. There has to be an easier way to give someone diarrhea, right?
The 5 Best:
#5 Miju/ Norwegian Wood colab
#4 Jewelry by Elaine Ho
Again, I'm trying to stick with a unisex theme here and Elaine Ho's jewelry is always a crowd fave across the board. Creepy and cute designs, all hand made in her studio here in Montreal. Jewelry ranges from $65-$200
#3 Monster pillows
Does adding something I make in this list make me an asshole? Yes? Oh.... uhhh let's just pretend that I didn't make these monster pillows then. Are we cool now? Awesome. I love you. $20-$40.
#2 Leather products by Broundoor
#1 Ceramics by Daphna Lewinschtein
Oh and what a coincidence! I happen to have all of these things from the best list right here at HQ! Funny how things just work out.