Gift Guide - For the Guys

Shopping for men, I admit, can be tricky. If you know the person well clothing is a good choice, but somehow I always find that accessories are the better option. These are the things they can get their hands on, show off to their mates - - the gifts that tell a story. From the gentleman classics to the stuff they’d never buy themselves, here are a few catching my eye right now.

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Gift Guide for the Homebody - Far and Wide Collective

Tis the season for gift guides! Do you know the store Far and Wide Collective? It's an online marketplace that offers unique products made by artisans from developing countries like India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Swaizland, and more. If you're looking to give something totally coveted this season look no further. Here are a few of my favourite things.

Santa - I will happily take anything on this list.

1 Floral Quilt - $139 - Artisan: Nylla Perveen Junejo from Pakistan

2. Throw Pillow - $89 - Artisan: Rasuljon Mirzaahmedov from Uzbekistan

3. Charcoal and Gold Bowl - $98 - Artisan: Quazi Designs from Swaziland

4. Green Beaded Necklace - $39 - Artisan - Quazi Designs from Swaziland

5. Hand Towel - $16 - Artisan: Barefoot from Sri Lanka

6. Basket - $59 - Artisan: Kasigau Weavers from Kenya

7. Walnut Trivet - $49 - Artisan: Masoud Abdul Baqi from Afghanistan

Lately, I've been drawn to images with the same colour story: winter whites mixed with caramel, indigo and grey.  I love the warmth of wood against cold marble just as much as a good latte on a cold winter's day.  These photos leave me wanting more.

What colours are you drawn to this season? - Amy


1. via Elizabeth Roberts, Ensemble Architecture

2. via Daniella Witte

3. via Cereal.  Photography by Rich Stapleton

4. via This is Glamorous

5. via Daniella Witte

6. via Stella