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Happy-Making Presents

Put a smile on the face of your favorite host, dad, grad, or newlywed.

- BY LESLIE CORONA

Delight your loved ones with fun, quirky gifts

1 MODERN WIND CHIME

As the warm breeze moves the clay disks, they create a soundtrack of summer. TO BUY: Ceramic Chimes, from $36; fettleandf­ire.com.

2 SOOTHING SOAPS

Send a set of small-batch soaps crafted with plant-based oils and scented with lavender, lemon, and more. TO BUY: Favorites Box Set, $36 for 4; thegirlint­hegarden.com.

3 DOLLY PUZZLE

After working 9 to 5, they can kick back and assemble a depiction of the beloved American icon. TO BUY: Dolly Parton 500 Piece Puzzle, $24; nathanandc­o.com.

4 A NEW LEAF

Give this propagatio­n kit to the plant whisperer who you’re convinced can grow a forest from a blade of grass. TO BUY: Arch Propagatio­n Kit, $35; bloomscape.com.

5 STAND-UP ACT

You’ll be known as the hero who took Taco Tuesday to new heights with this clever server. TO BUY: Bamboo Taco Tray, $22; greatusefu­lstuff.com.

6 GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING

Forgo the flowers and offer something that can literally bear fruit—olives, mangoes, or avocados—by next summer. TO BUY: Fruit Tree, from $50; plantogram.com.

7 POUR FAVOR

A serious upgrade from a plastic juice jug, this serves up sangria in summer and hot cider all fall. TO BUY: Clara Glass Jug, from $40; chizu.store.com.

8 UPSCALE SET

Stacked, they’re a cool fish sculpture. Loose, they’re pretty cups for the bar cart. TO BUY: Koi Stacking Glasses, $55; blueribbon­generalsto­re.com.

Film buffs and design experts can ogle over 200 real-life structures that seem straight out of a Wes Anderson movie. TO BUY: Accidental­ly Wes Anderson, $35; blueribbon­generalsto­re.com.

A cold beer in a hot shower is what a weekend warrior needs. This holder suctions to tile for next-level relaxation. TO BUY: Shower Drink Holder, $15; bespokepos­t.com.

Adjustable slip-ons have impactabso­rbing foam for the sole (and are machine washable, for the nose). TO BUY: OOahh Sport Flex Sandal, $80; oofos.com.

4 POINT TAKEN

For the dad who’s notorious for misplacing, well, everything, this creates a dedicated drop spot. TO BUY: Find Me Arrow, $10; kikkerland.com.

Pops will want seconds of these veggie-packed links, in flavors like Chicken Parm and Loaded Baked Potato. TO BUY: Sausages, $57 for 16; eatseemore.com.

6 A FINE PRINT

If he’s outdoorsy and designy, get him a minimalist print honoring his favorite national park. TO BUY: Travel Poster by Granite Press, from $35; granitepre­ss.etsy.com.

After a hard workout, this massager will work even harder to relieve tense muscles. TO BUY: NordicTrac­k Personal Massage Gun, $100; kohls.com.

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8 HOT WHEELS

When he gets home from offroading, this stylish “sock” will keep his bike from tracking dirt everywhere. TO BUY: Indoor Bike Cover, $70; velosock.com. 3

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These candy-colored candles don’t require holders and are no-drip—a huge perk for the entertaine­r and their table. TO BUY: Cone Candles, $20 for 2; store.moma.org.
Photograph by Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh BRIGHT LIGHTS These candy-colored candles don’t require holders and are no-drip—a huge perk for the entertaine­r and their table. TO BUY: Cone Candles, $20 for 2; store.moma.org.
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Hang a few of these stoneware strands for ambient music worthy of a spa.
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These spots only look like dollhouses—they’re actually life-size.

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