Gift Guide-apalooza...

Audrey and I worked together on selecting our favorite gifts for an 8-year-old girl over on tada! shop.

My round-up of favorite gifts for all the inspiring ladies in your life over on Etsy...

And last but not least a few things I'd love to give (or get) over on modern eve.

I think there's a bit of an art to selecting a (really) good gift... You have to channel the recipient and home in on what they truly love, what makes them tick, what delights them. But to really get it right, I would propose there's a bit of "soothsaying" required, as the best gift (in my humble opinion) is something you really didn't know how much you'd love (use, need) until the giver presented it to you.

Can you tell I put a lot of thought into this whole gift-giving enterprise? (I might be a bit gift obsessed. I'm not going to lie.)

So I was really excited when the fantastic folks at Etsy, the lovely ladies at tada! shop, and my friend Katie of Modern Eve asked me to share some favorite gifts this year... I had a blast pulling the respective guides together, sleuthing out lovely things for kiddos (actually Audrey's responsible for that guide) and besties alike, so in lieu of doing a full-blown gift guide here on Simple Lovely this year, I thought I'd share these with you guys.

I also thought it would be fun (and according to my Mother, helpful to my family ;-) to share what I'm wishing for this year. Here goes...

My Wish List:

My list clockwise from top: Heath Studio Mugs, Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper, Odette Arrow Ring (I'm working on my own "stack"), CV Leopard Fold-Over Clutch

So...What's on your list this year??


SuchSmallSteps said...

I found your etsy gift guide randomly the other day and bookmarked almost everything! I am hoping my husband gets me a Michelle Armas small piece this holiday season (after many hints from me, I'm sure!) I'm trying to do the majority of my shopping from etsy this year and so far, it's been very easy :)

katy said...

Great guides! Love the sky scraper necklaces, spoon rest, S&P cellars, wood board and modern white mobile!! Hmmm. Mostly this would be a gift guide for me :) Thanks!

Laura said...

Okay, are you singled-handedly trying to amass the largest collection of Vivier clutches? I get it - they're irresistable!

Joslyn said...

Laura -- I am. It's a problem ;-)

Ryan & Tanya said...

I definitely know what you mean about the best gifts being the ones you unexpectedly use and love. For me, on the flip side the best gifts to give are the ones you don't plan to get. You see it at the store or online and go "that's it. that's the one"

p.s. (love the daring book for girls)


molly said...

my wish list is always on-going. The mister already surprised me with a new mac book. I'm smiling. Big time.

Oh and my boys love to scribble on those field notes. excellent choice :)

p.s. check out my giveaway including pretty mommy and f is for frank goodies :)