Tis the season: every day this week, I'll be posting ten holiday gift ideas - fifty total by Friday. This year, I aimed to feature items from small businesses (Etsy and otherwise), or my favorite local shops here in NYC. Other items are things I own and love.
Day 3: Foxes, Feathers, Beauty Every Day.
-Sailing Ship Kite, $40. As magical for adults as it is for children. Made in New York City.
-Hand-stitched baseball, $39. I once asked during a high school baseball game whether there were two balls in play - which pretty much says it all about my knowledge of sports, both then and now. Still, I think these baseballs, handcrafted and stitched in waxed linen, are gorgeous.
-Cat paper doll, $8. This cat is tiny and adorable and ballet-slipper pink - and he couldn't care less about any of it.
-Antique astrology chart, $65. For astrology addicts and stargazers, a map of the sky that dates back to 1873.
-The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 4, $17.96. Anais Nin has felt like a spiritual guide to me this past year. I have this line taped to my wall.
-Della MacBook case, $38. Handmade in Ghana, using local, sustainable, vegan materials. (Della is an amazing company that offers education and skills training to its employees in West Africa. Read more, here.)
-Feather tattoo, $5 for 2. To encourage free spirits.
-Honey Maple Cream, $13. Made in Pennsylvania using fresh milk, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Indie food website Mouth suggests pairing it with almond butter for what sounds like the most astoundingly delicious sandwich of all time.
-Anthony Burrill print, $75. For your bedroom wall, because what better words could there be to wake up to?
More tomorrow! For Monday's and Tuesday's guides (and other gift ideas from my archives), click here.