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Gift Guide: Luddite

For every friend or family member who always needs/wants/has to have the latest iGadget, there's another who eschews technology altogether. OK, so maybe it's not an exact one-to-one ratio—but still, even in today's tech-obsessed culture, there are many who prefer to enjoy the simpler things in life, i.e. stuff you don't have to recharge and repair on the regular. Click through for some presents the Luddite in your life is sure to love.

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If the Luddite in question has gone against type and caved in to the iPad craze, she'll at least appreciate a carrying case that acknowledges the typing machines of yore.
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The most sought-after stationery in the world, made even more tech-phobe-friendly with that fountain pen graphic.


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Go '80s crazy with these colorful sticky notes.
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Retro handset, totally on-trend pattern.
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If your pal fancies herself an old-timey scribe, she'll love this fluffy pen. Plus, it's Margiela.
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An elegant choice for those who prefer taking notes in longhand.


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Luddites trust maps—not a GPS. This pretty custom bauble bows to that preference.
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The cutest writing instrument we've ever laid eyes on.
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Remember wall calendars? The paper-embracing crew at Kate Spade sure does.
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Resurrect a classic pastime with this adorably colorful set of dominoes.
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Straight out of Clueless, and an instant conversation starter (pun intended).
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This cute little book is perfect for flaky types as well as Luddites; next time she misplaces her smartphone, she won't fly into an "I lost everyone's numbers!" panic.


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