It is a known fact that snobby people have trouble being snobby when confronted with beautifully-packaged objects with names they can't pronounce. By virtue of being foreign, things like this Dutch Keukenstroop
($13, real name: cane and grape sugar syrup) make excellent presents.
Just in case you don't have time for a quick round-the-world jaunt before the holiday week onslaught sets in, there's always Kiosk, where every month, they feature merchandise from a different country.
This December, Kiosk is all about the Netherlands (thus, the Keukenstroop). Why not give the gift of exotic gray notebooks
($9), a giant Dutch salt shaker
($21), or even a brown security mirror
($120), which is actually much cooler than it sounds.