Gift guides are back by popular demand! I'm starting with the sisters and moving on to dudes and kids. Hopefully all this week? I don't know. I'm pregnant and tired. We'll see. But please do leave your additions in the comments! I'd love to help everyone with a nice, long list.
1 // a chemex: ranging from $37.50-$45.50 for different sizes, this is a great gift (especially in the something-they'll-appreciate-but-might-not-ever-buy-for-themselves way) for the coffee lover in your life. Which is most people in my life. Just make sure you wrap it well so it doesn't break in transit.
2 // reading material: I'm always happy to receive a book - especially one hand picked by a friend. After I'm finished with them, I either add them to my collection, pass on to a friend or donate to my neighborhood library. All feel equally good. Books I read this year that I loved include:
+ Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
+ Yes Please
+ Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
You could also go any kind of Nora Ephron or Zadie Smith.
3 + 4 // a warm accessory: My girl, maggee, is facing winter in chicago so I always think of scarves/hats/gloves when I think about her christmas gift. I love this Zara scarf ($29.90) and a red beanie ($20) atop any head gives me good Steve Zissou vibes (though navy, as well, looks good on everyone and you can't go wrong with grey).
5 // a perfect blush: Josie Maran's blush stick ($22) and Botanics mineral blusher ($8.99) are two of my favorites and I think everyone could use a tiny bit from now through May.
6 + 7 // a pretty accessory: And for a more all-season gift, something sparkly will always be welcomed. This is fancy and this would be great for every day. Rosebud salve ($6) makes a nice topper for a little box with a little something inside.
8 // a great tee: Even your pregnant friend will appreciate this! (Selfish.) Unlike most articles of clothing, most women can be found at some point in a tee shirt, so you know she'll wear it if it's cool. I love this super soft guy ($58) I got at anthropologie but bridge + burn has some great ones ($32-$36) and you can't go wrong with a madewell linen tee.
9 // something for the house: When I left for college, an old family friend who is also an amazing woodworker, gave me a handmade measuring tape smoothly encased in wood ($18). I love it so much and it has traveled with me to every house I've lived in. A great, beautiful, practical gift.
Don't forget to include receipts and tie it all up in something festive! Happy holidays!