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My (first ever) Holiday Gift Guide

Have you had enough of Gift Guides, already?  I know, they're ubiquitous, and often redundant.  I've never done them, for that reason, BUT I decided to buck my own tradition this year, and go for it!  Mainly, because I was having so much fun creating the board!
I pulled my recommendations from things I have and love, would love to have, or know you or your treasured peeps would likely appreciate.   There's a little something for everyone, so here goes:

1)  I'm (and I'm not alone) kinda obsessing over shagreen these days.  This iPhone case wouldn't slay the budget like some pieces.  Although this saddle leather version is yummy, too.  His 'n Hers?
2)  I'm a Kitchen Gadget Junkie (to the degree our overseas lifestyle allows), and this Nespresso Citiz with Frother is by far the best kitchen electronic I've ever owned. It. is. addictive.
3)  Custom, brass-frame chairs.  Here.  Well, we can dream, can't we?
4)  We brought back a couple of these beautiful olive wood cutting boards from Italy.  They're functional, yet pretty enough to use for serving cheese, hors d'oeuvres, etc.  If you're not heading abroad, grab one at your local World Market.
5)  I've been rocking the same pair of Wayfarers for 5+ years, and girls need a break!  I tried these Maui Jim's the last time we were in the States, and wish I would've bought them.  The shape is classic, but the frame is made of titanium, so they're ridiculously light, comfortable, and able to stand up to a two year-old's death grip.
6)  Speaking of little people, this customizable print from OliveandBirch pretty much sums up my sentiments. *Don't count on your wees to appreciate this for, like 30 years.
7)  I bought this necklace a month or so ago, and am so crazy for it.  Of course, I can't ever get enough Turq-WAZ in my life.  It looks so rich, belying its $58 price point.
8)  Know someone who could use a little smooth, Brazilian sound in their life (who doesn't?)  Try Vanessa da Mata's, SIM. *Sounds best with a caiprioska in hand.
9)  Sometimes old school is just better.  This retro radio has style out the wazoo.  Gender neutral makes everyone a winner.
10)  When we leave Rio some time next year, I hope I can take a smidgen of the Cariocan style with me.  If not, this coffee table book displaying some of the most amazing homes in the city will hopefully give me a Brazilian style fix.

So, there ya have it - Happy Hunting!


LindsB said...

My husband just ordered us the Nespresso with frother for an early Christmas present to us both and I cant WAIT to get it- I'm foaming at the mouth to get it (no pun intended haha)

Great list! I think I need a pair of those chairs as well :)

Diane James Home said...

You are so original! I love your guide and espcially the print of Where the Wild Things Are - my son Sebastien's favorite book (even at 14!). Thank you for sharing, Cynthia

lauren, curious constellation said...

That retro radio is perfect and gender neutral, as you say. This is a great gift guide especially as it is your first ever!

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Been dying for a new iPhone case that really speaks to my super glam style...nothing says it like pale pink shagreen! FAbulous picks love!

Also- I’m hosting a décor-to-dress giveaway where 3 winners will WIN a fabulous frock of their choice just in time for the holidays! Hope you’ll stop by to enter the contest!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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