Friday, December 9, 2016

Gift Guide: The Paloma

Exotic, tangy, a little bitter and when made with mescal (my preference) a bit darker, heady and smoky. This is your free-spirit drink best found on a bohemian beach. Treat her this holiday with otherworldly presents that celebrate her wild and free approach to life. 

For making magic at home - a beautiful shimmering garland that features the phases of the moon. Moon Garland from kestrel.
For a truly smoky stare - Eye Coal from Fat and the Moon on Etsy.

Or for a more shimmery stare - on a fresh face under lower lashes, it's otherworldly. Tate Eye Jewels Liner from Sephora.
For removing that liner, moisturizing skin, conditioning hair and just about any other beauty need she can think of - a cold-pressed blend of oils lightly scented with palo santo, sage, lavender and geranium. Everyday Oil.

For going even further with this moon thing and declaring it for all to see. Moon Child Pillow Cases from Gypsy Warrior.

For an alternative (or an addition) to her Moon Child pillows. Eye Cushion from Sun + Stars on Etsy.

For her sweet tooth and her mystical side - hard candies cast to mimic real crystal specimens. Crystal Candy from Sweet Saba.

For her savory tooth - a duo of delicious seasoned oils for flat breads and fresh cheeses (and most anything). Sohha Savory Topping Oil Two Pack from Food 52.
For serving spices or spiced oil, Spirit Eye Spice Cellar by Demetria Chappo on Peyote Moon.

For creating ambience - a return to the guides because is smells so good. Ai Incense Pyres from Blackbird. Want to give her the chance to sample several scents - try this.

For treasuring, and filling with treasures. Oversized Milagro Heart Wall Charm from Child of Wild

For correspondence - a set of serpentine stationary. Set of Ten Snake Notecards (and envelopes) from Brika.

For creating her own shibori-inspired textiles. A dye kit that boasts a formula thick enough to be brushed or stamped on to fabric. Easy Indigo Textile Kit from Yellow Owl Workshop.

For wintery weather - Byzantine Sweater Leggings from Free People.

For making a statement - Caralarga Texcoco Punk Tassel Necklace from Latitudes.

For speaking more softly. Eothen Necklace from Magpie & Rye.

For casting edible spells - an assortment of custom blends from health guru, Amanda Chantal Bacon. Moon Juice Sampler from Urban Outfitters.  For those past the sampler point, shop the whole collection here

For mapping the stars - an heirloom quality quilt. DIY Constellation Quilt from Haptic Lab. Want to skip the steps and enjoy the final product? Finished quilts here.

For chasing the chill on winter nights - a mystical hot chocolate whose description references a mystical owl, harmonious nature and alchemy, all that's missing are marshmallows. Zenbunni Canyon Coco from The Radder.

For inspiration - Burn Brite Pennant from Beeteeth.

Because it's true - Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe Tee from Spiritual Gangster.
For cocktails with character (and tons of instagram potential) - Pineapple Tumbler by W&P Design.
For cocktails with culture - Otomi Coaster set from Furbish.
For cocktails with clairvoyance. Tarot of Cocktails deck from Uncommon Goods.

For a (slightly) more serious reading - a deck and guidebook to finding your spirit animal and its meaning. Animal Spirit Guide Set from The Wild Unknown.

For coralling clutter or adding color to her walls. Salmon Plateau Basket from Indigo Africa  - a great company that supports female artisans and entrepreneurs in Africa, be sure to peruse all of their size and color options.

For lounging, colorfully. Babushka Bralette and Bloomer set from Spell & The Gypsy Collective.

Finally for bringing the outdoors in, every season (bare branches are equally beautiful). Wall Planter from Eco Deer on Etsy.