Monday, December 19, 2011

Last Minute Gifts

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As the final shopping days descend and shipping days are limited, I always turn to Amazon for last minute gifts for anyone and everyone on my list. Here's a pick for each of our gift guide recipients, in case you need to pad out your purchases. All available on Amazon!

For the comedienne - indoor mini-sparklers to make the new year bright - from Amazon

For the butcher a set of manly meat handlers for lifting that massive roast - Bear Paw Forks from Amazon

For the hostess - a fresh and very French way to serve wine in charming classic tumbler - Picardie Glasses from Amazon

For the coed - snuggly sheepskin slippers to scuff around the dorms - from Amazon
For the dude - a major hot wheels construction set/decor option for his living room - Hot Wheels Wall Tracks from Amazon

For the technocrat - from a fellow dreamer - Steve Jobs Biography from Amazon

For the archivist - a book of beautiful animal photography - from Amazon

For the classicist - a super warm pair of woolen gloves - Fox River Rag Wool from Amazon

For the globetrotter - a pretty ombre wrap to ward of the chill in business class - from Amazon

Finally, for the gardener - a vibrant hose in a cheery color - Dramm Rubber Hose, from Amazon

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gift Guide: The Gardener

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More happy to be outdoors than in, she's counting down the days until her garden can grow again. From flowers and herbs to a full farm she's focused on a home-grown life that includes farm to table eating. Gift her with useful tools and decorative devices that lend a botanical air to her home.

A rolling raised planter great for veggies indoors or out  -  from Clean Air Gardening

A collection of vintage flower frogs for displaying perfect cuttings or just sitting on the shelf - from Old Keys Vintage on Etsy

Delicate shears for snipping away at herbs and twine - from Terrain 

The ultimate reads for the farm to table chef - from Amazon

A hearty and handsome apron in a charming navy herringbone - from Brook Farm General Store

For what she doesn't grow herself, delicious pickles and preserves in seasonal flavors ranging from Bourbon Fig to Fire Roasted Poblano - from Farmer's Daughter

A simple and sweet twine dispenser - from Terrain

Cheery cherry spotted gloves - from Hable Construction

A luxe candle that brings the flowering scents of outdoors in - Diptyque from Candle Delirium

A pretty print for her kitchen wall - from Fine Artichoke

A French trowel for treasuring - Le Prince Jardiniere from ArteDona

A friendly German garden gnome - from Manufactum 

Backyard Scrabble, for the motivated DIYer - idea from Sunset

Heirloom seeds in the most exotic packaging - from the Hudson Valley Seed Library

An incredibly rich hand cream for work-worn skin - from Anthropologie
Beautiful British potting tools - Sophie Conran from Burgon & Ball

A perpetual gardening calendar for tracking plantings, harvests and maybe a birthday or two - from Krank Press on Etsy

Recycled wine bottles are the base for these mini-herb growing kits - from Potting Shed Creations

A classically chic straw hat with the perfect black bow - from Anthropologie

The perfect tool for removing painful pricks - from The New York Botanical Garden Shop

A guide to preserving the bounty she grows - from Amazon
Rubber boots that are ready to meet the mud - from Tretorn

A divinely decorative watering can  - from Terrain
Simply stunning artichoke platters - from the New York Botanic Garden Shop

For toting fresh produce in from the backyard or back from the market - from Brook Farm General Store

A deliciously fragranced bubble bath - from Fruits & Passion

To avoid confusing tarragon with thyme, vintage stamped spoon herb markers - from Lazy Lightning Art on Etsy

A super-cushy kneeling pad - from The Garden Tool Company

Finally, the most incredible vertical succulent garden panel that I dream of having one day myself - from Flora Grubb

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gift Guide: The Globetrotter

Whether personal or professional, her travels are always taking her somewhere. Her bags are packed and ready to go - so treat her with these small touches that make anywhere feel a little more like home and honor her adventuring spirit.
A super sleek perfume stick to turn her favorite fragrance into a rollerball - from A+ R Store

A cheerfully striped strap to dress up her DSLR - from Mochi Things

Foldable, practical and totally packable ballet flats  - from Tieks

Chic hair ties that look as cute on her wrist as they do around a pony tail - from Mane Message on Etsy 

Super snuggly socks to ward off the chill on airplanes and in  over- air-conditioned hotel rooms - from Free People

To power up in any number of rental cars along the way. Tiny USB Car Power Adaptor - from Think Geek

A dazzling collection of travel pouches in the prettiest prints and color - from Stephanie Johnson

A drop of this and a spritz of that promises to alleviate everything from stress and pain to insomnia - 21 Drops from 3fl. Oz. (the best travel toiletry site ever)

An upcycled leather passport case in a mixture of beautiful hues - from Poketo

Some travel inspired art  - from Jason Dean

A completely customizable cup, perfect for leaving messages for loved ones back home - from Target

TSA approved travel bottles in a cute quirky shape - Bright Idea Travel Bottles from Anthropologie

To avoid troublesome re-folding of street maps she can try one printed on a hankie. For those traveling through time as well as space, historic versions are available - from Muji

For slightly larger bottles, vintage style dopp kits - from Flight 001

A pro subscription to the best travel app on the market - from Trip It 

A super-sleek & ultra-chic carry on (I love it in army green) - from Lo & Sons

A super slim sonic toothbrush - from Flight 001

A truly delicious and TSA approved travel toiletry kit - Malin & Goetz from J. Crew

A coming of age story set against a remarkable journey - from Amazon
So she can wear her sense of adventure on her sleeve. Sterling silver charm  - from Tiffany's (a little too much for one tiny trinket? There are a world of others out there)

A journal for tracking her travels with a handy pocket in the back for whatever she collects along the way - Moleskin 

An indispensable tool - from The Container Store

A pretty perfect nude leather luggage tag personalized with her details - from Harlex on Etsy

Finally, a beautiful globe for commemorating her travels - from ImagineNations