wish list / gift guide

Thanks to Katie for sending these my way! I love having them in the house, and it was so sweet of you to think of me!

I love and appreciate beautiful, useful things, and good design. While I certainly don't love the materialism associated with Christmas, I do love making and buying special gifts for people. (In fact, I love that all year.)  Bearing those things in mind, I've seen some lovely things lately, many of which are handmade by small businesses that I think are just the bees knees. They're also things that I would love to receive for Christmas, and wanted to share a gift guide of sorts. If you and I have similar taste, just recommend this post as a not-so-subtle hint to someone who may be giving you a gift. Or you might like to buy something for someone else! (Or yourself.)

Here goes!

Camille from Red Onion Woodworks and Wayward Spark makes the most gorgeous natural edge cheese and cutting boards. They're available through her Etsy shop. Go to her blog and there's a 10% off coupon code!

This card had me giggling.

This would be a perfect stocking stuffer - a flower frog I could use with any of my many regular-mouth jars!

Balsamic vinegar spiked with elderberries and figs - yum!

I've been longing to try some Mast Brothers chocolate. (Have you seen their beards? Chocolate + handsome bearded brothers making beautiful things in their gorgeous storefront by hand and with love? Each bar is even hand-wrapped. Yes, please!)

This spatula looks just perfect in every way.

I have a wee bit of soap money saved up, and I don't know how much longer I can resist investing in this amazing scarf.

Or I could save up towards this gorgeous bag, which I would probably use every day. Oh my, it's beautiful.

Okay, I think that's enough for tonight. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you American folks! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful long weekend.

*Just so you know, no one asked me to post any of these things, or compensated me in any way!


  1. I looked at many of the things and love them!!! I appreciate the frog and spatula. They look too perfect. Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to our time together.

  2. I just saw that mouse card a couple of weeks ago (different catalog though); it is too cute!

    The scarf is lovely but if I had to choose I'd go for the bag. I can weave that scarf, but I don't have to tools to work with leather yet. :) And yes, I would love a set of those spatulas myself. My sister and I like to hoard spatulas.


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