The Best Holiday Gift Guide Ever
Hope you enjoy all these wonderful things as much as I do!
At first I bought these gorgeous, handmade, designer-printed cloths for my kids’ bathtime. And then I realised that with their soft terry and simply stunning prints, they’re perfect for me! And if they’re perfect for me, they’re absolutely a great gift for someone else.
A little bit ‘o’ whimsy
There’s no nicer touch than a personal stamp, I think. Not a label, not a sticker, but a good old fashioned personalised rubber stamp. Stamps make envelopes look beautiful and really, who doesn’t love something personalised? The Penny Paper Company is the home of so many wonderful, beautiful products (especially for a stationary addict such as myself!). We’ve got one of their custom return address stamps, and I’ll be ordering a custom logo stamp for my business, too.
Also, my kids each have their own names on stamps, and love decorating with them.
Here’s a major bonus, you’ll get 20% off custom stamps with the code CLIPPO.
Once upon a time I wore nothing but black shirts and jeans. A uniform of sorts, it made dressing easy because everything matched! It was rather boring, though, and that’s when my delightful, fashion-savvy friend Colleen taught me that even the drabbest wardrobe can be spiced up with some gorgeous sparkly jewellery!
I met Steve Kubien on Twitter, and boy am I ever glad I did. He’s a woodturner of remarkable skill, and the creations in his Etsy shop are absolutely stunning. Greenleaf Wood salad bowls are on my Most Coveted List. The contours and detailing on the side of this bowl is just incredible. What a gorgeous gift this would be!
The gift of relaxation
I’m a coffee snob, have I mentioned that? I’m extremely particular about the brew, the strength, the smell of coffee and I drink a lot of it. A lot. I pretty much run on coffee alone. But recently my lovely husband gifted me with a DAVIDsTea steeping mug and a selection of the most mind-blowingly delicious teas that I’ve become an afternoon convert to tea.
If I could realistically wear pajamas all day every day, I would. I used to own a pair of hot pink, fleece pants that were the most comfortable things on the planet, but totally turned off my poor husband. Sadly (for me, definitely not for him), I wore those marshmallow pants till they disintegrated, and have been pining for cozy comfort ever since.
Imagine my delight when I found out about Snugabye women’s loungewear! The kids look so comfy in their one-piece Convert-a-Foot® jammies, and now they’re available in adult sizes. I’ve got the navy blue ones, but I’m absolutely getting this meow-riffic leopard-print one, too.
Laugh if you will, but for under $40, you can gift the gift of warm feet and a cozy outfit. Nothing better, I say.
Now, baked goods are a hot item these days, and many of them are adorable, but there is nothing I’ve found that comes even remotely close to the works of art created by Cat of Sugar Baking. What Cat does with fondant is so unbelievable, it’s almost a shame to eat her creations. She made this amazing cake for my daughter’s fifth birthday party:
Her Flickr gallery is like eye-candy, and the best part is that her creations are also the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. What’s more, her vegan cupcakes are safe for my dairy-and-egg-allergic son, and don’t taste like the regular cardboard vegan baked goods.
But if you want to order from Cat for the holidays, do it now! She’s extremely busy baking her own bun right now, and will soon not have time for holiday orders!