Need some gift-giving inspiration this year? We asked staff from four design-forward companies—Shinola, Sonos, Etsy and Mattel—to give us their suggestions.
Shinola: Koio Sneakers
From $178, koio.co
“Koio’s handcrafted Italian sneakers are classic low- and high-tops in great colorways. The company does cool collaborations, like the Game of Thrones low-top sneaker designed for HBO, and another collection inspired by the Beverly Hills Hotel.”–Kirk Black, NYC area manager
See Shinola’s complete gift picks here.
Sonos: ROKR 3D Wooden Mechanical Puzzles
From $8.99, robotimeonline.com
“I love these puzzles [like the Marble Run Lift Coaster, $39.99]. I say they’re for my kids, but I always put them together while they watch.”–Christina Valente, director, Corporate Beta Programs
See Sonos’s complete gift picks here.
Mattel: Boosted Electric Skateboard
Starting at $749, boostedboards.com
“I often have to scoot around the Mattel campus, which spans several blocks, for meetings, presentations, and shoots. I love to kick it out on my Boosted board—good for anyone looking to upgrade their commute from mundane to magic-carpet-ride fun.”–Michael Kadile, product designer
See Mattel’s complete gift picks here.
Etsy: Reclamation Etchworks Glass Spirit Decanters
$295 for set of six, etsy.com
“The Variance decanter collection is equally great for groomsmen and holiday gifts. I typically fill the decanter with my friend’s favorite spirit—so, two gifts in one.”—Jeremy Toeman, Etsy, VP, product management
See Etsy’s complete gift picks here.