In this season of frenzied holiday shopping, Quartz asked 40 leaders in art, business, fashion, science, and social justice the question: What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Their surprising answers cast a lens on just what a great gift really is, along with some really lovely ideas….
Junot Diaz, author: origami that helped heal and calm
Maira Kalman, author and illustrator: a precious book with an astonishing inscription
Astro Teller, head of Google X: a surprise, friend-and-family-sourced scrapbook
Hari Neff, model (Our all-time favorite gift…)
Mike Kreiger, co-founder, Instagram: a handmade website of books to read
Whitney Wolf, CEO, Bumble: a relaxing “detox kit”
What IS the best gift you ever received? (Or maybe the top five…?)