November 30, 2012

Gifts with LOVE

As mentioned in earlier posts, I spent a lot of time this summer researching unique gifts. I wrote about inexpensive art and "Of The Month" gift ideas. Unfortunately, my research went unused by it's commissioner (at least for this year) and I didn't want all of my hard work to go to waste. So, in the spirit of the holidays I am sharing some of the gift finds I discovered. They may be out of your price range, but they ARE pretty to look at.

Gifts of Form and Function

These beautiful tins by Kaikado can be used for tea or other dry goods.
The history behind them makes them even more interesting.
And the age beautifully.
These pieces of reclaimed pine can double as a side table and stool.

These handmade boxes for small keepsakes caught
my eye with their poppy color and graphic look.
They are sold by Leif and I must admit that all of the
items on their site make me weak in the wallet.

Collaborative Gifts

I love me some old school lace up Vans and these
Kenzo for Vans at Opening Ceremony are amazing!

A successful melange of Military and Japanese Fabrics by Heather Heron

Humorous Gifts

So silly... but LOVE these Mustache Mugs

Want! But, think this doormat may make my neighbors a bit uneasy. 

Self Affirming Gifts

My new obsession lately may be Patches and Badges.
I think this one would make a nice daily reminder to oneself.

Gifts that Give Back

A couple of Christmases ago I received a beautiful bag handmade by women from a third world country who were using their artisan skills to support them and their families. This inspired my search for gifts that would not only bring a smile to the recipient but you as well knowing that you helped out a woman in need by its purchase.
Check out this Basket of Love from Darfur.

Crafty Gifts

(...and a little self-promotion)
This weekend shop the Bust Magazine Craftacular and
visit me at The Knot House at Table 126!

If you are interested in ordering a dog collar, 
please measure your gift recipient's neck with a tape measure. 
For those of you out East during the holiday season, stop by
The Montauk  "Handmade for the Hoildays" Fair every weekend until
Christmas.  Featuring some amazing local artists, makers and artisans...
Including The Knot House

Happy Holidays to All! 

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