Friday, December 17, 2010

holiday gift guide :: part 2

"last christmas i gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away"
[last christmas / wham]
- george michael :: the original re-gifter? -

"i don't care about the presents underneath the christmas tree"
[all i want for christmas is you / mariah carey]
- really, mariah? nick cannon must be saving a ton on gifts this year -

top row: pentax vintage edition digital camera, fisher price record player, grizzly ukulele kit, heath ceramics bud vase, voluspa candle / middle row: keep calm bandages, ihome rechargeable mini speakers, crosley portable usb turntable, heyday design porcelain jar, avoca cashmere & wool throw / bottom row: the head massager, lomography diana + parisian camera, restoration hardware luxury plush throw
top row: anthropologie squirrely bottle stopper, zoku popsicle maker, david's tea starter kit, russian doll measuring cups / middle row: barefoot contessa cookbook collection, umami taste no 5, crystal head vodka, lee valley muddler, stumptown coffee, alfi modern classic carafe / bottom row: jonathan adler utopia elephant mug, whisky stones, bodum double wall pavina tumbler, nest 8 bowls, serendipity frrrozen hot chocolate mix

"holiday, oh holiday, and the best one of the year"
[holiday / vampire weekend]

Sunday, December 12, 2010

holiday gift guide :: part 1

december: the month of top-10 lists and gift guides. oh right, and the reason for the season. just a minor detail. the best and worst part about shopping for others is that it's better to give than to receive, but that just could be because you buy what you want while you're shopping for other people. or is that just me? it's hard to ask santa for a burberry scarf - i'm not sure the elves have got what it takes. i mean, are they even italian?! here's part one of my two-part gift guide. family: don't look too closely. consider this your "spoiler alert". 

top row: biko telescope necklace, anthropologie cozy plaited headwrap, proenza schouler wallet, michael kors rose gold runway watch / middle row: stila artist's inspiration palette, sequin heart shoe clips, kate spade glittery charm heels, couture fashion illustration by paperfashion / bottom row: dr bronner use it for absolutely everything soap, bath & body works vanilla bean noel lotion, kate spade book clutch, deborah lippmann happy birthday nail polish, tweezerman betsey johnson tweezers, egyptian magic use it for absolutely everything skin cream, louboutin fashion illustration by annasee

top row: laptop cool feet, food for the hungry goat (or other donations to world vision or ijm), band of outsiders tie, estwing hammer / middle row: unity scarf, paul smith socks , restoration hardware original disposable flask / bottom row: toms classics, a million miles in a thousand years book, saturdays surf nyc tee, temple bags dopp kit