Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-please person on your list? The editors at Ideas by We have handpicked some great presents for everyone from a favorite coworker to that someone special.
For the foodie in your life
Some like it hot: It may be cold outside, but it doesn’t mean you can’t warm up with some Casa Maya Salsa, an authentic Mexican salsa made by two members of WeWork FiDi. Try the Fire Roasted Red, which is made with tomatoes, garlic, fresh lime, charred jalapenos, and cilantro and pairs well with tacos, steak, fish, chicken, and veggies.
Sweets for the sweet: Give the gift of delicious chocolate this holiday season when you purchase a Harper Macaw four-bar gift set, made from direct-trade cocoa beans. The company, based out of the WeWork Wonderbread Factory DC space, will donate part of the proceeds to protect Brazil’s threatened rainforest.
Shake on the flavor: Jacobsen Salt Co., which gathers its product in the Pacific Northwest, creates cute, compact salt tins that fit into your pocket, backpack, or purse and can be used on the go. Unique flavors like tomato basil, garlic, and rosemary add an extra kick to any dish. Can’t decide on one? Go for the gift box.
Wine on the go: Vinotrek, based in Portland’s WeWork Custom House, sells a stainless steel wine growler (along with matching glasses) that ensures that your wine stays chilled for up to 12 hours. The double-walled container is also extremely durable, so you can take it along on a road trip without worrying that it will break.
For great margaritas: Mezcal Viejo Indecente, located at WeWork Miami, produces a mezcal with sweet, citric, and briny notes. This delicious mezcal is made from mature eight-year-old Espadín piñas, making it much smoother than most other brands. It’s great for a margarita or any drink that usually uses tequila.
For your fashionable friends
A true classic: WeWork Chelsea member Margaux produces lovely, classic ballerina flats that come in 14 different shades. They’re manufactured in Spain, and custom orders are finished in New York. The holiday gift box includes a card that lets your recipient choose a pair of the company’s suede footwear, as well as a fitting kit and a personal note from you.
Sock it to me: Ace & Everett Socks, located in WeWork’s space in Soho West, designs fun and funky dress socks for men. The sophisticated gentleman in your life will love the Black Mamba socks, which are cozy, comfy, and match any business or casual outfit. They’re crafted with organic cotton and knitted in North Carolina.
Stepping out: Based at Austin’s WeWork Congress location, Tecovas makes stylish Western-style boots for both men and women. This Texas-born company makes sure that good-looking footwear doesn’t have to be pricey. During the holiday season, send one of their signature boots, the low-slung Penny, to your favorite cowgirl.
The right fit: Finding a great fitting pair of jeans isn’t easy. Based out of WeWork Soho West, Mott & Bow crafts some of the smoothest and softest men’s denim jeans around. You can even try them on at home and return them if they aren’t the perfect fit. Gift the Slim Rivington jeans to keep your man looking swanky and feeling snug in any situation.
Holds everything: Perfect for photographers, travelers, or daily commuters, the Everyday Messenger has an award-winning style created by the Austin-based Peak Design. Take it on the subway, wear it while you’re biking, or throw it over your shoulder while scaling the Rockies. This bag works anywhere.
Stylish babies: MORI, a baby apparel business located in London’s WeWork Moorgate, is selling Mini Mori Gift Parcels. These bundles contain your choice of a signature MORI sleep suit, a kimono-style bodysuit, and a really adorable bib. Babies will look adorable and feel cozy in these natural bamboo cotton fabrics.
For that special person
Boxed set: Based in London’s WeWork Spitalfields, Death to Flowers puts together unique and quirky gift boxes that make sure that you win at gifting. We love This Charming Man, an assortment of must-haves for the well-groomed man, but all the choices include wacky and wonderful items like superhero socks or inflatable flamingos.
Blast from the past: The Type Co. creates gorgeous posters and prints out of their WeWork offices in London’s South Bank. If you want a gift for the Anglophile in your life, give him or her this vintage-style Shoreditch poster, which depicts the trendy East End neighborhood and its bars, bikes, and barbershops.
Smooth and silky: WeWork Soho West’s JUARA produces Candlenut Body Crème, a cruelty-free body cream that moisturizes and smooths the skin. It’s amazing for all skin types and hydrates using ingredients like Illipe butter, avocado oil, and rice bran oil. Never has oil and butter been so healthy for you.
For the fitness buff
Lighting the way: Bikers no longer have to fumble with their headlights during nighttime riding. Now, they can just pop on the T2 Bike Helmet, created by WeWork Santa Monica members Torch Apparel. These stylish helmets, which come in a variety of colors ranging from neon yellow to midnight black, have 10 LED lights that last up to six hours on steady light or 36 on flash.
Smart exercise: Jumping rope used to be a fun playground activity, but now Smart Rope, located in WeWork FiDi, is taking it to a new level. The Smart Rope is embedded with LED lights and displays your jump count mid-air. Hook it up to your smartphone and you can track your progress.
For your co-worker
Plan ahead: The Happiness Planner was designed in San Francisco’s WeWork SoMa. The 100-day edition of the planner encourages its users to write down their goals, practice self-reflection, eat healthier, exercise, and train themselves to always look at the positive side of life. Your recipient can be that much closer inner peace.
Standing around: Sitting at a desk all day just isn’t healthy. Now, you can easily transform your chair into a standing desk with the StorkStand, a product created by the company of the same name that’s located at WeWork Berkeley. The StorkStand is lightweight, flexible, and strong, and will protect you perpetual from charley horses.
Photo credit: Lauren Kallen