Weekly gift guide: design sites

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From Core77's "righteous" selection to Treehugger's "slow gifts" and Cool Hunting's one-offs: this selection of gift guides has the design fan -- and all their loved ones -- covered.

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From Core77's "righteous" selection to Treehugger's "slow gifts" and Cool Hunting's one-offs: this selection of gift guides has the design fan - and all their loved ones - covered.

Core77

The design site has compiled a list of "do-good" gifts that are all under $77, ranging from cell phone contracts that donate a portion of the monthly bill to charity to well-designed fundraiser tote bags and even a Barbie Hybrid Escalade for the kids.

Site: core77.com/giftguide

Treehugger

The site, which one would expect to publish a guide like Core77's, is going for a slightly different concept this year, namely that of a '"Slow Holiday" to counter the Christmas rush: "Each of these gifts," says the site's Mairi Beautyman, "are selected for thoughtfulness, longevity, and quality over quantity." The selection includes DIY kits, yoga mats, and picnic tableware.

Site: www.treehugger.com/giftguide

Boing Boing

Divided into 'Kids,' 'Media,' 'Gadgets,' 'Nonfiction,' 'Fiction,' and 'Comix, Art Books, etc,' this very extensive guide gives you the Boing Boing editors' favorite products of the year.

Site: www.boingboing.net/2009/11/25/boing-boing-gift-gui.html

Cool Hunting

From chocolates dusted in edible pearl dust to one-of-a-kind robot sculptures: Cool Hunting is sure to have the presents you'll find nowhere else, and quite literally: many of the items are exclusive to the site.

Site: www.coolhunting.com/giftguide

The Moment

The New York Times' stylish blog has compiled its 'Chic & Cheerful' guide, featuring the very hip Casio Baby-G Watches or Thomas Pink's colorful collar bones. The blog has similarly well-curated guides for music, books, and tech products.

Site: www.nytimes.com/gift-guide/holiday-2009/categories.html

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