gift guides - for her and the host

This is my first foray into Holiday gift guides. I know this time of year we are inundated with blogs, magazines and newspapers telling us what to buy. I think finding the perfect gift for someone takes time and talent. You really have to put yourself in their shoes and think, "what would they like." When you get it right the reward is worth its weight in gold. Below are some inspired gifts for her and for the host or hostess. (Check out, that Douglas Fir Spring Tea from The Arthur. It's tea that it made from nothing more than the tips of Douglas Fir trees. Apparently, it has a lovely, lemony taste and a sweet forest-like aroma!)

1) Scout & Catalogue -  Astral Scarf
2) Biko - Fishscale Bracelet in Brass
3) Jennifer Graham - Three Cylinder Vessels at Coterie
4) Big Tinsel - Orbit Necklace at The Arthur
5) Bev Hisey - Die-Cut River Rock Blanket


1) Aesthetic Outburst - Cross Stitch 2012 Calendar available through Pistachio Press
2) Brass Antler Bottle Opener at Indigo
3) Flame Birch Muddler at Coterie
4) Juniper Ridge - Douglas Fir Tip Tea at The Arthur
5) Virginia Johnson - Turtles iphone sleeve

Next Monday, I'll be back with some ideas for the little ones and for him.