TOY STORY: Dating back hundreds of years to Japan’s Edo Period, Kokeshi dolls were crafted by skilled artisans as keepsakes for tourists. (Sure beats a tacky t-shirt, right?) Now, through the Smithsonian Store, you can share one of these sweet historic souvenirs as a unique birthday or hostess gift. Choose from red or black lacquered kimono designs, and perhaps pair ‘em with a nice bottle of sake for a conversation-starting present. GET IT: Kokeshi Dolls, $20 each. Available online from the Smithsonian Store.