The best gifts evoke unmanufactured emotion. A hearty laugh, gasp of surprise, eyes that fill with tears – all signs that you have chosen the perfect present. The below list is a hodge-podge of my favorite things at the moment, curated to spark your imagination for the holiday season.
These are a few of my favorite things (at the moment)….
Tattly is the best. This Brooklyn-based studio designs temporary tattoos that are adult-friendly. Throwback!
Giving back is more important than any “must-have” present this season. The Adventure Project is a non-profit on a mission to raise social awareness and halt extreme poverty by supporting social ventures in developing nations. For the holiday season they are giving opportunities through a more important kind of gift card. You can select a venture to support personally or in the name of a friend – cant go wrong!
I am a Golden Girl in training. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was eight and I picked the hobby back up to pass the time while traveling last year (fun fact: knitting needles are allowed through airport security). Purl Soho is an amazing yarn store in my neighborhood with an equally impressive site. They have a great blog, crafting kits, and hand-dyed yarns – a full spectrum of creative gift options.
I have envied the wrists of several friends with this Giles and Brother bracelet over the past year. It is bold yet decidedly feminine, extremely versatile and reasonably priced (hint, hint).
Let’s be honest: a scented candle is usually the go-to /last-minute/what-will-i-ever-bring-to-the-party-tonight/first-thing-I-can-grab gift. Jo Malone candles are the exception. The nectarine blossom & honey scent is light, fresh, and can brighten any space. Luxury!
Personalized gifts are always appreciated. This handcrafted address stamp is a unique Etsy find that pays homage to the good old days of letter writing (keep reading for some stationary to match).
A Visit From The Good Squad is a seemingly fragmented collection of stories that is beautifully strung together. A Pulitzer Prize winner, it will stay with you long after you finish it. One of my favorites.
I adore this new NARS nail polish from the new Andy Warhol collection. It’s a great option for a small gift and this shade is awesome.
Giving thanks is an important part of the holiday season. Handwritten cards go a long way in this technology-focused world & gifting stationary gives your friends or family a head start. These Banquet note cards pop!