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For those who still buy books and are generous enough to lend them out (with the hopes of getting them back), a library stamp is a lovely gift. This personalized stamp from Noteworthy Collections will keep your personal collection intact. $40, finestationary.com  FOR THE WRITER
We believe handwritten, personal notes never go out of style, and this all-occasion greeting card gift set from Kate Spade is especially chic. $39, The Paper Lady, Denver, paperladyonline.comFOR THE MODERN GARDENER
These cute, powder-coated metal watering cans from Potted beat their plain old plastic counterparts any day. Great for indoors or out and available in bright primary colors, you won’t have to hide them in the shed. $32, pottedstore.com

Big, bright and practical, TravelSmith’s Initial Luggage Tags make it easy to find your suitcase in a sea of black bags. $9.95, travelsmith.comFOR THE DECORATOR
These handmade candles from Georgia-based Himalayan Trading Post are made with vegetable soy wax blends that are poured into a variety of distinctive containers: candy jars, powder boxes, engraved mint julep cups. Perfect for the hostess who likes pretty things. Available at the Denver Botanic Gardens gift shop, $12,50-$39.50, botanicgardens.org  

Most chefs prefer to cook with fresh herbs, and these delightful little GrowBottles from uncommongoods.com put savory sprigs right at a cook’s fingertips. Made from repurposed wine bottles, these hydroponic mini “gardens” come with everything you need—including the seeds—to enjoy fresh herbs year round. $35; uncommongoods.com

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