Since most of us will be apart from our family and friends this season, we put together a gift guide specifically catered to 2020 and what it has brought in our new day to day lives. We hope you can find something that will bring joy to a loved one whether near or far, and hope you can still find ways to connect and share some love and magic this holiday season!
You know the one, the ever chic minimalist who's always surrounded by only beautiful, intentional things. This has probably been the year they've added even more special things to their collection so their home surrounds them in beauty. For them, we'd gift a Kirby vase in all its rounded soft white glory, a terrazzo soap bar held by a wavy soap dish bringing high design to that constant hand washing, a Scarpa votive candle inspired by the architect's Italian Brutalist structures, and the Mirage necklace inspired by the famous Ultrafragola mirror designed in the 70s by Ettore Sottsass (trust me, they know about it).
This person has taken the opportunity of no commute this year to get outside and enjoy more nature! They probably invested in a bike, have their weekly hikes scheduled, and are surviving this years isolation with medicine from the outdoors. For them we suggest an Amigo Modern cactus hook to bring a little outside in, a vase from local ceramacist John Lawrence for an earthy, organic vessel for holding collected flowers and stems, The Flowers and I We Giggle zine by Sheewa Salehi featuring abstract images of flowers, a Jungmaven hemp tee perfect for outdoor exploring and produced with the earth in mind, and a pair of Pala Eyewear biodegradable sunnies!
The one that maybe is getting through this year with a drink in hand (no shame in that game)! It's been a great time to discover new recipes and that's not just for food - it's for cocktails too! We suggest the large jug by Hay Design to serve as a cute little serving pitcher, some cocktail glasses hand blown by Cedric Mitchell Design, a set of Drink Rocks as a chic ice alternative that won't water down those drinks, and a Hay Panier basket to hold a pair of Dusen Dusen cloth napkins!
This is the person who only knows how to power through a stressful time by staying distracted with work! Whether it's at the office or working from home, it's no matter to this professional. For them we suggest the Hannah Emile Curve Pack backpack which has a sleeve built in specifically for a laptop with enough room leftover for all the essentials, a Sowden water bottle from Hay because all that work requires staying hydrated (coffee counts, right?), a K'Apostrophe journal notebook for the many to-do lists they have, and a pinch clip for some holding some important notes and reminders!
You know the one. To them, self care and wellness is the answer to all! The person you go to when you need to know how to stay healthy and zen. For them we suggest the Agender Oil and Rooted Oil by Noto Botanics which are soothing and nourishing natural oils for hair and body, a bottle of Yield's scented and moisturizing sanitizer in a to-go size spray bottle, Yield's CBD infused incense sticks and holder for some daily calming aromatherapy, and an Erin Templeton kiss and makeup bag to hold all of their wellness essentials!
Maybe this is someone who was forced to self isolate or who chose to. It's likely been all of us at one time or another this year, and we've figured out the perfect essentials we need to get through it! We suggest a cozy cotton blanket by Dusen Dusen, a handmade mug by Ekua Ceramics for hot drinks, a candle and wick trimmer that will last those hours stuck inside, and a mirror bookmark by Areaware for all the reading we now have time to do!