|Swans Island Company <Link>, Northport, Maine|
In the near future, I have to give two gifts.
One is a baby gift for my sister who is pregnant. I was considering a Steiff bear, which seems utterly useless, but would become an heirloom. What is a lovely gift for a sex-to-be-determined child that isn't saccharine/tacky?
The other is for a friend's birthday. He's a recent PhD recipient and I'd like to give him a nice pen. Is a Mont Blanc too ostentatious ? What alternatives could you recommend?