If the Christmas season wasn’t already festive enough, I get even more excited to shop for my loved ones. Gift-giving is one of my love languages, and there is nothing more satisfying than discovering a gift that the recipient will a) love, and b) actually use in their day to day life. When I select gifts, I want them to be a combination of thoughtful, creative, unique, and somewhat unexpected. I take gift giving as a personal challenge to consider the recipient, think about what I’ve head him/her say or do in the past year, and assign a gift that perfectly suits them. Maybe for you this year it might be an ornament or vellum landscape!
While I spend the bulk of time online searching for gifts for other people, I can’t help but slowly build a list for myself. I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t had my eye on a couple items over the year, and finally get the chance to pull them from my bookmark archives. Every year, I always end up with several items from my favorite artists on that list, and this year is no exception. My favorite creative minds have outdone themselves this year. I’ve picked my top favorites that are on my list that just might end up on yours too ;)
Blakely’s work combines waterside scenes with color & whimsy. There is totally room on our walls for this painting, right Austin? ;)
It doesn’t get much sweeter than these original paintings of angels. Lulie leaves these angels unnamed, so that whoever purchases them can honor whoever their angels may be.
Custom wrapping paper is on my long list of dream projects. Emily’s wrapping paper is the best kind of color explosion that will ad a bust of color to the gifts under your tree!
I may or may not have already snagged one of these beautiful calendars to give as a gift. I don’t know who the lucky recipient will be, and I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a chance I’d keep this one for myself…