Gillian and I talked in circles about putting together a series of holiday gift guides, but we eventually decided to leave it to the pros (Design*Sponge has you covered for budget gifts, holiday ornaments, pet gifts <do people really do this?> and tons more; Poppytalk has some wonderful picks, and A Cup of Jo always posts thoughtful and fun gift ideas for mums, dads, kids, and your adult siblings).
Instead we’re going to keep it all quite simple and just post our own small holiday wish-lists. I’m sure if prompted that every single one of us could cobble together a wish-list a mile long (behold the sweet, sweet clutches of capitalism), but we’re sticking to the rule of gift-giving for kids that I first heard about last year: something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read. There, done.
1. Something I Want: Kevin O’Brien ombré velvet pillows from Anthropologie. It doesn’t get much more frivolous than a throw pillow, does it? These have consumed the decorating part of my brain for the better part of the last year. I think they’re super cool and romantic.
3. Something to Wear: Anntian layered silk dress from Totokaelo. Because I’m unsure what I want my wardrobe to look like these days, but find myself more and more attracted to bold, weird patterns and less body-conscious silhouettes. Yes, I may just end up the hipster girl’s modern-day answer to Mrs. Roper.
4. Something to Read: My favourite things to give and receive are books. I recently finished Marisha Pessl’s Special Topics in Calamity Physics so I’m excited to dive into her new doorstopper of a dark literary mystery novel, Night Film.
What’s on your wish-list this year?