holidays & birthday | gift guide 2014

Gift Guide 2014

if you partake,
it’s that time of year
where your wallet takes a big hit.
in case you’re looking for something
for someone:
here’s a list of things
we purchased this year
that i recommend,
or things i really want.
they range from the
super frugal
to the super absurdly expensive.

happy shopping!

|| pocket notebook, $5: i keep this in my purse & i jot down to-do’s. mainly i like to doodle.
||The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition, by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Translated and edited by Jack Zipes, $35: apparently, it’s the true scary stuff, none of the fluff we grew up with.
||jack white’s album “Lazaretto”, $9.99: as the bff says “I’m really enjoying it. It has a good mix of rock, funk and slow jams for baby making.”
||jar funnel, $15: i scoffed when dw got this. now i use it very often.
||kate spade stud earrings, $35: how blingy are these? i don’t even wear earrings much but these are so adorable.
||WOMEN’S MIGHTY LITE™ HOODED JACKET, $140: this is keeping me warm all winter long.
||WOMEN’S MIGHTY LITE™ III VEST, $90: for those in between days, perfect for layering too.

||cage ring, $125: again with the accessories!
||Oral-B Precision Black 7000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, $169.99: purchased on sale, and dw says “It buzzes me so clean”.
||vitamix 7500, $529: we have an older version that is getting old, and there was a scare this year…

||wall table, $1348.86: if we ever lived in one of those tiny houses, i’d want this. how genius.
||birdsnest, $3K – $10K: i don’t even know where i would put this, and the getting in/out process is giving me a headache just thinking about it. but it doesn’t lessen my desire for it.

ultimate wishlist:
nikon d610, $1600
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens: $196.95: i’d settle for this, if i can’t get the d610.

and of course, other gift lists. as the season progresses, more will be coming up. i just wanted to get this out there during black friday week, in case you partake in such activities:

tasting table
cup of joe

last year’s gift guide

holidays & birthdays | gift guide

december is the busiest month for me
but more importantly:

the items i am listing
are not set in stone
they’re things i own
and can endorse
or they’re items i covet

this post is not sponsored
by anyone
and of course,
all opinions are my own

gift guide 2

||moroccanoil treatment, $43: since chopping my locks the time spent at my vanity in the morning has been cut in half. i still do have to style my mop and i use this prior to turning on the dryer, it leaves my hair feeling really soft and silky
||trumpets for crumpets ring, $9.99: when dw proposed to me, there were two rings in the tiny box. this was the other
||citrus trees, $85: i gifted a key lime tree to nuria for being my bridewench and it is thriving. in the winter months it will be kept indoors and when spring and summer come it will be housed outside on their porch
||wordsmith leather chair, $1049: i know. it’s a hefty price but this chair is so pretty in person
||svpply coat racks, $29-200: discovered by dw, these are so practical and simple
||ashwood cutting board, $20-56: beautiful as a place setting too
||agustav book rack in walnut, €160: a unique way to display your books
||king arthur dough whisk, $12.95 – 16.95: when i don’t feel like lugging out the kitchen aid mixer, i use this to mix my bread dough
||the hobbit: an unexpected journey (extended edition) blue-ray, $24.99: do i really need to explain this one?
||Takeya Double Wall Glass Tea/Coffee Tumbler, $19.99: i kinda baby this, for fear of smashing it. i gets lots of compliments for it, it keeps my coffee hot
||C9 by Champion® Women’s Active at Target, $7-14, as the bff says: j’adore. when i cross the finish line my bum is dry.
||tieks, $175-295: apparently they’re super comfortable. i’d like to find out for sure
||ProEdge, $1-25: knife sharpening. this is a local company to us, but i’m sure there are services like this around elsewhere

the best gift guide. i hit up her lists, during non-holidays even, when i need inspiration.