1. Harry’s Truman Shave Set | 2. Graphic Image Whiskey Book | 3. Jayson Home Toro Bull Head | 4. Ray Ban Clubmaster Glasses | 5. How to Be A Man | 6. Crate&Barrel Leather Whiskey Tags | 7. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel | 8. Anthropologie Horn Bottle Openers | 9. AU Inc. Sailwax Duffle | 10. Patagonia Synchilla Snap Pullover | 11. Everlane Tee | 12. C.Wonder iPhone Case | 13. The Sun Also Rises
It seemed only fitting to segue from yesterday’s post into today’s gift guide personality: The Manly Man. Guys are hard to shop for which is why I’ve stuck with some old favorites. My boyfriend will be finding this pullover and a few of Everlane’s tees among his presents this year. If you don’t know about Everlane (they sell women’s apparel too) I can’t recommend them enough–super soft and only $15. You can’t beat it!
For his stocking, or if you just started dating and don’t want to gift something too extravagant, pick up his favorite bottle of booze and these great leather tags. I’m willing to bet he’ll be happy as a clam. For dad, a leather dopp kit and shaving set make a perfect pairing if he’s a traveler. For your college aged brother, an antler bottle opener will be a welcome addition to his fraternity room (if he actually cares about design, I also think this and this would be kind of perfect but who am I kidding!)
1. Jayson Home Sabie Lamp | 2. Tory Burch Beetle iPhone Case | 3. High Street Market English Blue Bird Print | 4. Virginia Johnson Geranium Candle | 5. Horchow Coral Sculpture | 6. Gap Hair Calf Tote | 7. Nest Hand Cream Set | 8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Zebra iPhone Case | 9. High Street Market Flying Stick Insect | 10. C.Wonder Zebra Belt Buckle | 11. Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace | 12. Anthropologie Giraffe Trinket Dish
Can’t you just picture The Naturalist reading Osa Johnson’s I Married Adventure on the metro and daydreaming about an African safari? Maybe it’s my own naturalist tendencies, but this was one of my favorite gift guides to put together.
I really hope this iPhone case (save up to 25% today!) ends up in my stocking and I’m kind of in disbelief that this necklace is only $28! I’d love to use these lamps in a project and would totally buy these just for the packaging (tip: buy the set and split them up for hostess gifts/stocking stuffers).
To help you hunt I’ve broken down some gifts by kingdom:
1. ModCloth Made to Measure Bracelet | 2. High Street Market Pair of Staffordshire Dogs | 3. Tulu Textiles Duvet | 4. RabLabs Malachite Boxes | 5. Lulu DK Illuminate Shade | 6. Rebecca Atwood Spots Zip Pouch | 7. Beauty at Home | 8. Arianna Belle Cambourne Blue Pillow | 9. Lunares Chantilly Frame | 10. Horchow Vintage Ginger Jar | 11. Annabel Ingall Tote | 12. AERIN Oak Leaf Bottle Opener | 13. Sugar Paper Notepad| 14. Hillary Thomas Claudia Finial | 15. Madeline Weinrib Lingerie Bag
The next gift guide is a personality I’m all too familiar with: The Decorator. I could gush about each and every item in this round up and would be excited if any of them ended up in my pile under the tree.
For The Decorator, it’s the details that delight. A pair of pillow covers in her favorite fabric (I’ll take anything John Robshaw, please!), an interesting frame to add to a vignette, or perhaps a new piece for her collection.
If Madeline Weinrib rugs and Scalamandre wallpaper are on her someday list, you’ll score serious bonus points for gifting this this or a set of these.
1. Sugar Paper Recipe Box | 2. Lief Batik Coffee Scoop | 3. C.Wonder Monogram Stopper | 4. Girls Can Tell Corkscrew Wine Tote | 5. NEST Holiday Candle| 6. Knock Knock Dinner Party Guest Book | 7. Berard Olive Wood Cutting Board | 8. Carved Solutions Monogrammed Soap | 9. Elderflower Presse | 10. Frances Palmer Pheobe Vase | 11. Eau D’Italie Liquid Soap | 12. Craft Cocktails Book | 13. Design Imports Oven Mitt Set
It’s gift guide game time! I had so much fun creating last year’s personality based guides (The Decorator, The Accessorator, The Jet-Setter, etc.) I decided to keep the same format this year but throw some new personalities into the mix. Since the invites and evites are undoubtedly already pouring in, I thought we’d start off with The Hostess.
When it comes to gift giving, I think the most successful presents are ones matching the recipients interests and that they wouldn’t buy for themselves. For the Hostess, try giving a little luxury like a scented candle and set of matches or fancy soap. Accessories for the kitchen or table are always appreciated, or maybe a new book for their cookbook collection.
For the Kitchen/Table:
For their Cookbook Collection: