Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gift Guide: The Archivist

Photo from Jamie - From Me to You

She has a strong affinity for history and a romantic take on life. A bibliophile, historian and writer all in one. Give her charming presents with a nod to the past and an emphasis on details.
Retro styling and full functionality make this lens case for her iPhone right up her alley, includes a fish-eye, wide-angle and telephoto lens - from Photojojo
A gorgeous handbag for toting books at an unfortunate price - from Fleabags, can't afford it? How about this one from Klein tools?

A custom address stamp for her every correspondence - from Primele on Etsy

The perfect pouch for makeup or mechanical pencils - from Anthropologie

 The perfect hint of classic lace for peeking out beneath tees and tanks - Eberjey from Journelle

A classic fountain pen that stays true to it's original design, Kaweco Sport - from Jet Pens

An exquisite and expensive necklace bearing a line from Peter Pan - from Bjorg Jewellry 

A tiny terrarium with a few resident sheep - from Twig Terrarium

A charming scarf features bits and pieces of maps and ephemera, Story Teller Scarves - from Madewell

Beautiful bug papercuts  - from Papercuts by Joe on Etsy

Simple heels complete her bookish look - from Lulu's

Two treasure troves of 19th Century illustrations, Pictorial Webter's - from The Curiosity Shoppe and Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities - from Amazon

A fragrance with a sense of history chosen from a series dedicated to unique women of the 19th Century. Can't pick just one? Try a sampler set - from Histoires de Parfums

For setting around on her desk or the mantel, vintage eyeglass molds - from Restoration Hardware

An assortment of vintage hotel flatware to start building an eclectic collection - from P.O.S.H. Chicago

 A beautifully wrapped bar  - from Mast Brothers Chocolate

A decoupage tray - from ephemera emperor John Derian

For artistically tracking passing days rather than aggressively planning future ones, Scrap Planner - from Hach

 A delicious fragrance in a delicate jar, Capri Volcano Candle - from Anthropologie

Gorgeously recovered classics make her bookshelves all the more beautiful - from Penguin
 A beautiful bike, for trips to the market, the library and anywhere else her pedals will take her - from Public Bikes

A shadowbox for preserving and displaying treasures gathered along the way - from Pottery Barn

A custom one-of-a-kind accessory built with beautiful charms - from Anthropologie
A delicious lip balm in decadent packaging, MOR Lip Macaron - from Urban Outfitters

A case for her e-reader that makes it every bit a book from its hard bound cover to it's beautiful lining - from DODOcase

Something more peculiar than the papercut versions, framed, mounted insects - from Evolution
Tees and totes featuring vintage cover art from her favorite texts - from Out of Print

Finally a sweet set of labels for keeping her library in order. Honey Bee Bookplates - from Alice Cantrell on Etsy