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Let's talk for a moment about all the people in the world for whom it is impossible to buy holiday presents. Maybe they're recently-politicized college students who respond to questions like "What do you want for Hannukah?" with answers like "Property is theft!" Maybe they're people-pleasers who are so determined not to make trouble that they've managed to keep their material desires more secret than the nation's nuclear launch codes. Or maybe they're just really, really high-maintenance, and you can't afford the black Maybach that's the only thing they want this year.

Below is a map for them—a list of stores that sell objects random enough, yet likeable enough, to satisfy even the most unpredictable of tastes. Of course, if you know for a fact that your friend/loved one actually, genuinely objects to holiday consumerism, don't bother with anything below. Just donate in their name to a good cause. We like Donor's Choose, which lets you pick where your money goes; surely no one can object to that.

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1. Mxyplyzyk

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125 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011

2. The Evolution Store

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120 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

3. Kiosk

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95 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

4. MoMA Design Store

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81 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

5. Loopy Mango

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78 Grand St
New York, NY 10013

6. Top Hat

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245 Broome St
New York, NY 10002

7. Dry Goods

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362 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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141 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201

1. Mxyplyzyk

125 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
125 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011

2. The Evolution Store

120 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
120 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

3. Kiosk

95 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
95 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

4. MoMA Design Store

81 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
81 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

5. Loopy Mango

78 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
78 Grand St
New York, NY 10013

6. Top Hat

245 Broome St, New York, NY 10002
245 Broome St
New York, NY 10002

7. Dry Goods

362 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
362 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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141 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
141 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201