Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Shopping for Scrooge? Here are five gift ideas to lift the spirits

Shopping for a Scrooge is no longer daunting, thanks to a trend that takes joylessness in a jolly direction.

Mug shot

Co-workers will have fair warning before approaching if you have Gary Birks’s graphic mug on your desk. I’m So Damn Grumpy Mug, £12 ($21) through www.garybirks.com.

No sweat

Athletic wear is still a strong trend heading into winter; sulky fashion lovers can find stylish solace in this No Fun Press sweatshirt. Crewneck sweatshirt, $40 through www.nofunpress.com.

Idiot-proof

If you can’t say anything nice, say it with Stay Home Club’s saccharine take on a common cantankerous phrase. Stupid Idiots print, $15 through www.stayhomeclub.com.

Sore feet

Forget Grumpy Cat – there’s another dwarf, immortalized here in a pretty pastel pump, who has long had a monopoly on misanthropy. REDValentino Snow White Disney© shoes, $695 through www.net-a-porter.com.

Snow blows

Instead of taking to Twitter to air grievances about the weather, your favourite complainer can share his or her thoughts through a truculent tuque. Reason Clothing toque, $46 at Little Burgundy (www.littleburgundyshoes.com).


Win this lamp

Like hashtags as much as we do? Score this hashtag lamp by tweeting your holiday gift ideas to Globe Style using our Twitter handle, @GlobeStyle, and the hashtag #gifts. The best suggestion wins. For full rules and regulations, click here.

Story continues below advertisement

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We are behind schedule, but we are still working hard to bring you a new commenting system as soon as possible. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.