It’s gift-giving season, hooray! Here are some Everybody’s Invited-approved ideas to add to your shopping list this year, if you’re into it.

So weird.

So weird.

For the Board Game Fanatic:

  • This vintage Mork & Mindy board game looks pretty amazing.
  • This awesome game table would be great in any boardgamer’s living room. Rotate the table to play checkers, backgammon, tic tac toe, go, crossword, or parchisi.
  • I’ve had my eye on this Giant Connect 4 game for awhile. (That particular version of the game isn’t available outside the U.K., but a slightly different version called Up 4 It is available worldwide.)
  • I love these Scrabble inspired pillows spelling out PLAY.
  • A low-cost but time-intensive option would be to make a custom board game. You’d be a hero!

For the Serious Foodie:

  • Every cook can use an all-purpose cookbook like How to Cook Everything or The Flavor Bible.
  • Make an apron. The Tip Junkie has a great round-up of free patterns.
  • Or, for an even simpler DIY project, try making and bottling your own vanilla extract like Annie Get Your Glue Gun.
  • A non-essential but fun small appliance. My favorites are ice cream makers, immersion blenders, waffle irons, and panini makers!

For the Globe Trotter:

  • Try a subscription to National Geographic so they don’t have to read it at the doctor’s office (is it only my doctor who subscribes?)
  • custom vacation map would make a thoughtful gift for a travel buddy .
  • Travel Hacking Cartel membership would be awesome for the serious traveler who wants to rack up frequent flyer miles.
  • To thoroughly inspire, try a copy of Endurance by Alfred Lansing, which details Shackleton’s adventures in Antarctica.
  • And of course, any serious traveler needs some packing cubes.

Happy gifting!

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