Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gift Guide: The It Girl

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She's quirky and cute and finding her own way. She might not have it all figured out, but at least she's not basic. Promise she's not basic? 

A quirky beanie that suits her so well.  Holidays Beanie from Asos.

Because it's a good reminder. Beyonce Tee from Tees in the Trap.

To improve the looks of her leftovers and inspire envy among coworkers. Lacquer Bento Lunchbox from Leif.

One of Emily McDowell's empowering prints - to brighten her room and outlook. From Emily McDowell.

A more inclusive friendship necklace for her and eight of her bffs.  Gold Pizza Necklace from Lazy Oaf.

A little robot pouch, for odds and ends, for the love of robots. Small Wristlet from Fossil.

A classic eye palette that's a great alternative to the current cult favorite Naked. Warm Eye Palette from Bobbi Brown.

A collection of sharp, funny essays to continue her education. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay on Amazon.

For putting a cork in it like a champ. Recycled Bowling Trophy Wine Stopper from Scoutmob.

A pretty rad back up battery to ensure her devices are always connected. Powerslayer Kit from Velvetwire.

A candle that promises a a love letter in scent a memory, dusty records, lipstick and feather pillows. From the beloved hip girl shop, Catbird.

Pasta that tastes like bagels. Because carb heaven. Everything Bagel Fusilli by Sfoglini from Mouth.

Because a septum ring is probably a step too far, but an ear jacket, totally her kind of edgy. Bubble Ear Jacket from Olive and Piper.
Dancing shoes. Keds from Zappos.

A winter weather basic with a great slouchy shape available in dozens of dazzling hues. Tilly Sweater from J Crew.

Elevate her at home cocktail game with foolproof delicious mixers. The hottest bar in town: her living room. Mixers from Bittermilk.

Fancy pants glasses for all of those fancy pants cocktails. Mixed Cut Double Old-Fashioned Glasses from Williams Sonoma.
Finally a clever calendar in a special 10 year anniversary edition featuring favorite monthly phrases from throughout its existence. 2015 Calendar from Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gift Guide: The Muse

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For the freest spirit you know. The modern hippie chick with a gypsy soul. Spoil her exotic tastes with color, flavor and just a little bit of wierdness.

A brightly colored towel to add a splash of something exotic to her bathroom. Pendelton Bright River Towel from Urban Outfitters

A set of mini-journals to correspond with the phases of the moon and the phases of her feelings. Moon River Journal Set from Anthropologie.

According to its description, a 'raw unorthodox fragrance for men or women' sounds like just her thing. Because she's like that. Marrakech Intense Eau de Toilette from Aesop.

A customized address stamp featuring her spirit animal. Note, there are several choices of spirit animal available. Home on the Range Stamp from Sycamore Street Press.

To give her hair a more ethereal hue. Semipermanent color-depositing conditioners in a rainbow of tints. Not sure which to pick? Give her a sample set. From Overtone.

A remarkable ring. For healing crystal powers...and looks. Amethyst Mountain Ring from Luxdevine on Etsy.

Because it's absolutely delicious and she'll want to stay wrapped in it all winter. Luxe Faux Fur Throw from Restoration Hardware.

For reading fortunes, predicting futures and tasting teas. Tea Leaf Reading Kit from Uncommon Goods

A kimono. For drama. Ikat Kimono from Free People.

An assortment of exotic flavors to liven up her weeknight meals. Devil's Dynamite Curry Paste Collection from Not on the High Street.
A clip-on septum ring. Because you know she could rock it. Dowry Nose Ring from Child of Wild.

Warm and shimmering color for cheeks and lips encased in a seashell. A pretty addition to her purse or bathroom counter. Seashell Compact from Duwop

For adorning her from head to toe. Because the best kind of temporary tattoos are gold and silver from Flash Tattoos.

Cozy booties for Christmas morning and beyond. Lilka Pommed Booties from Anthropologie.

Designer incense that's worlds away from the dorm room varieties.  Available in a variety of tempting  fragrances. Incense Pyres from Blackbird.

A beautiful organic bottle. For her bag or bedside. S'well Wood Water Bottle from Leif.

An essential tool for perfecting that sultry smoky eye. Original Creamy Kohl Eyeliner by Guerlain from Sephora.

A yoga mat to ensure she stands out during her Saturday AM class. Magic Carpet Yoga Mat.

A coffee table book filled with inspiration: Gypsy + Jet Set = Gypset. Look for editions on living and travel as well. Gypset Style from Amazon.

Gift Guide: The Lumbersexual

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The internet has spoken and the metrosexual is dead replaced by his bearded rugged brother, the lumbersexual. You can analyze all the cultural reasons for his rise here - and find some gifts to appeal to his midwestern manly aesthetic below. 

A classic vest that combines warmth and timeless style. Patagonia Bivy Down Vest from Nordstroms.

An all natural fragrance for the all natural dude. Boasts bright citrus, subtle spice and deep woods with a percentage of proceeds going to benefit the Vermont Land Trust. Willoughby Cologne from Ursa Major.

Serious socks made for submariners. Military specs ensure extreme warmth and no itches. Submariner Socks from Best Made Co.

A kit for whatever winter throws at his face. With lotion, chapstick and special intense chapped skin remedy. Buckler's Daily Defense Kit from Need Supply Co

Because he probably has.  You Earned It Bottle Opener from Owen and Fred.

For dressing him up. Wool Tweed Necktie from Scoutmob.

Rugged gloves that leave fingers free for his less rugged devices. Fox River Ragg Gloves from REI.

A beautiful coffee table book to inspire next adventures. Up the ante by throwing in the blue ray collection as well. National Parks America's Best Idea from Amazon.

A handsome version of a classic game. Wooden Tumbling Tower from Terrain.

Something to make that classic game a little more fun.  Widow Jane 8 Year Old Single Barrel Whiskey from Caskers.

Flannel - always flannel. Signature Castine Flannel Shirt from LL Bean Signature.

American made headphones with a rustic look, and great sound. Rise Up Over Ear Headphones from House of Marley.

A handsome manly mug. For sipping coffee or something stronger.  Speckled Ceramic Mug from Kaufmann Mercantile.

The ultimate in hipster coffee makers to fill that mug -that is if he doesn't already own it.  Eight Cup Classic from Chemex.

A cool t-shirt inspired by revolutionary war propaganda. Americana Shirt from Scoutmob.

Finally a simple pocket knife that's a little different than your standard Swiss Army. Fish Knife from Cool Material.