it’s the small things that make you cool

5 Dec

We cousins thought we would take turns sharing gift ideas that inspire us this holiday season… most of these ideas can work all year long and not just for 20 days away!

For Anyone and Everyone:

While strolling Nordstrom I came across this:

44USD

Who doesn’t love Hello Kitty? And who doesn’t love Monopoly? Put each one two-gether and you get Limited Edition Hello Kitty Monopoly! Now the whole family can enjoy Hello’s London hometown with six collectible tokens and buying/selling/trading location such as the the Bakery, the Music Theatre, Hello Kitty’s house, and other Sanrio Surprises!

For the imaginative one:

You just might be known as the “cool aunt” when some lucky niece or nephew unwraps this shadow box! The Robot Moonscape Shadow Puppet set allows for some vintage entertainment sans the board game or the T.V. However, Paxton Gate offers a lot more than just imaginative play… check out their succulents and other  ideas for the natural scientist or gardener in your circle of peeps.

39.50USD

For those who stump you:

These are my go-to gifts for most any occasion and just about anyone. Well under $50 so you can stock up on initials, gourmet coffee or teas, and just get creative with Antro’s mugs and tea cups! Another great selling point and gift thought about these mugs/cups is that they are sustainable gifts…

6USD (each)

For anyone who shops or hits the farmer’s market:

Priscilla Woolworth’s site most likely has the best eco-friendly, cool, and sustainable products offered to the world! We should all have market bags to reduce plastic waste and what a better way to nudge our friends and family strangers with this:

 

30USD

This bag was designed by Ms. Woolworth because she wanted something she could fill up with just about anything wherever she was from books to food and other bits and pieces. Made in the USA and 100% cotton who wouldn’t want to be this eco-cool?

For the crafty one (who also likes to bake):

I saw this book at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA. It is the perfect mix of paper craft inspiration and baking, cooking, or drinking! The ladies at the shop could not stop recommending this book along with any other book Paper Crafts released! You can purchase from Stamp Your Heart Out or find it on sites like Barnes & Noble or Amazon – support your local stores! Listed price is around $23.00 but I got mine for a little over $17.oo.

 

22.99USD

For the guys or the dog lover:

These French Bulldog bookends make any guy look instantly cooler and just a tad more sophisticated. Its vintage finish in substantial resin make the pair a sturdy end for any book collection. You can find them at the Art Effect.

 

40USD

For your BFF:

I have this thing for Russian matryoshkas… no idea but I just love them! (Maybe I create a special post dedicated to my nesting friends!). While you’re still at the Art Effect you might want to toss in your cart these sweet little matryoshska six-dry measuring cups. Then head over to World Market find a cool little basket, add some fun baking box, and you have a great and original gift!

 

16USD

Have fun shopping! Happy Holidays!


 

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One Response to “it’s the small things that make you cool”

  1. Yvette December 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Love that book!!! Who got my name for Christmas?!

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