hunt & gather: holiday gift guide for kids

one of our favorite holiday gift guides to put together every year is the one for kids, they are so much fun to shop for! we love finding ideas that help spark their imagination, sense of wonder, creativity and awakens the magic they feel during this joyous season. i hope you’ll agree that these ideas for kids are what make the holidays so much fun to celebrate with little ones around.

holiday gift guide for kids via kishani perera blog

  1. maileg rolling scooter & sidecar set via barneys new york
  2. petit pehr felted wool mobile via smitten for the wee generation
  3. babylit book set via juniper books
  4. viddy pinhole camera kit via the pop-up pinhole co.
  5. hector serrano’s finger puppets via a+r
  6. toothbrush buddies via uncommon goods
  7. a teepe to call your own via land of nod
  8. woven play star feather headband via lost & found

 

hunt & gather: holiday gift guide for him

most tend to think that men are very hard to shop for during the holiday season, and for the most part we would tend to agree! but, this year we actually had trouble narrowing down the options we found for that special guy in your life. this round up actually has items that you’d even welcome seeing in his man-cave or borrowing yourself. we hope these ideas help ease the experience when shopping for him this year!

holiday gift guide for him via kishani perera blog

  1. connor snake paperweight via barneys new york
  2. oon power outlet via okum
  3. the bluetooth gramophone via gramovox 
  4. haptic lab’s ghost ship kite via a+r
  5. v-room navy face towel via lost & found
  6. backgammon via papersource
  7. etched walnut wooden bow tie via uncommon goods
  8. himalayan salt tequila shot glasses via sur la table

 

hunt & gather: holiday gift guide for her

when shopping for her this holiday season–whether it be a sister, mother or girlfriend–remember that you don’t necessarily have to dazzle them with jewelry, you can dazzle them with your imagination by selecting items that are unexpected and original. show them you’ve gone out of your way to find a gift that is truly unique like her.

holiday gift guide for her via kishani perera blog

  1. geometry brass bowl via by april and may
  2. wall hanging via heather levine (prices vary depending on size and availability)
  3. round brown clay thrown bells with african stars via mquan studio
  4. indigo dye kit via little paper planes
  5. lumino gilded multicolored coasters via uncommon goods
  6. paseo silver notebook via calyspo st. barth
  7. italian espresso cup with gold decorations via le petit atelier de paris
  8. pyramid planter via leif

 

hunt & gather: holiday gift guide for the host

today we’re starting off our yearly round up of holiday gift guides and we’re so excited to share what we found with all of you! feels appropriate that we’re starting it off with gifts for the host since a lot of us are being invited to holiday parties or hosting them ourselves. so, what better way to acknowledge the hard work of a wonderful host then with gifts that speak to their wild imagination and ability to put on a memorable party! don’t forget to check back into the blog every day this week for more gift guides!

holiday gift guide for the host via kishani perera blog

  1. white duck feathers via mineral and matter
  2. yumi yumi’s creature cups via a+r
  3. diana f+ honeycomb camera via lomography
  4. kitchen knives block set via bodie and fou
  5. brass plated coaster via by april and may
  6. foodie dice via abe’s market
  7. brazilian soapstone grill via lost & found (prices vary depending on size)
  8. homemade gin kit via terrain

 

hot off the press: popsugar home

we were so excited to be featured as one of popsugar home’s ‘4 designers we’re dying to shop with’ after they featured our ‘tastemaker gift guide‘ for the holidays! see a brief of the feature below, but be sure to stop by popsugar home for more! thank you again to popsugar home for the feature!

 

our week

this time of year is never short of crazy! we are all grateful to have taken advantage of a little downtime before the end of the year crunch set in. some of us here knocked out some serious shopping, while the pups have been ‘helping’ us pack for a big move to their new home! okay, so they are more of a distraction, but we totally welcome their cuteness. this week saw the completion of a gorgeous project in the palisades, and a huge delivery of babycakes from a very sweet client that truly made our week! if you aren’t aware, our babycakes obsession may be a little out of hand. when we aren’t eating cookies, actually with cookie in hand, we are working away on many other projects also nearing completion. we cannot wait to share all of them with you! be sure to follow us on twitter for regular sneak peeks at the progress! today we are sharing with you some highlights of our week!

‘we love to all snuggle in one bed, but we are growing so fast we will be too big soon!’

rummage is having a holiday super sale you cannot miss!

pantone released its color of the year for 2014 and we love it

thanks to ad for sharing mokum’s latest design collaboration with catherine martin, inspired by the roaring 20s

someone in the office wants to use this stamp for a failed thanksgiving recipe and a parking ticket or four

please excuse us while we swoon over this table that is currently on sale. we don’t have a place for it, yet

someone fell head over heels for this cabinet and tells us everyday she will find a way to obtain it

so many interesting and classic wooden games; great gifts for little ones this year

speaking of gifts for the kids, be sure to check out our gift guide for children (and many others!)

these ecstatic shelter dogs on the way home for the first time melted our hearts. just another reason to adopt, not buy!

 

 

 

 

holiday gift guide: for the foodie & for the traveler

we all have at least one foodie in our life who talks about ingredients we have never heard of, and has every kitchen gadget imaginable. if not this foodie, you definitely have the foodie in your life who loves food and every single thing about it, even if they might not have their cooking skills up to par just yet! either way, we found some unique gifts that will fit the bill this year!

  1. cookie stamps for a cute way to ‘trademark’ their homemade treasures
  2. cooking classes for the foodie who hasn’t quite mastered a certain cuisine
  3. big jug of organic maple syrup because maple syrup can be used in various recipes and is always amazing
  4. handcrafted blue net bag to display your produce or transport it home from the market
  5. smoked arbequina extra virgin olive oil for the foodie who knows the power of olive oil best
  6. keurig mini because honestly, we couldn’t live without ours and the pop of color makes it even better
  7. cheese survival kit complete with cheat sheet for storing, tasting, and serving
  8.  garden in a bag is an adorable way for a foodie to grow herbs on their kitchen windowsill
  9. green herbal tea kit for the foodie in your life who wants to try every tea under the sun
  10. cocktails by daniel boulud is a two volume collection; one for him and one for her

 

we all have that traveler in our life who we can’t even keep track of these days; whether it is that awesome job they took or their gypsy soul that keeps them from sitting still. it is hard to find them something unique and useful for their lifestyle, but we think we’ve found a good round up this year. hopefully you’ll agree!

 

  1. another destination pouch is a great gift your traveler can keep with them as a reminder of you
  2. african basket bowl is both beautiful and useful; and small enough to travel along if they like
  3. diana f+ is a classic and cool way for the traveler to capture all of their memories
  4. luggage scale to keep that impulse buyer and/or excessive packer in check while traveling
  5. standard travel umbrella in ultra compact case, complete with lightening bolt design
  6. 4 in 1 color blocked adapter for the traveler who never knows what country they will be in tomorrow
  7. f1 lift for baggage eye mask because if they’re going to look silly on the plane they might as well make a joke about it
  8. chalkboard globe for the traveler who gives many meanings to making their own map of the world
  9. compact blender and chopper for the traveler who loves to make their own creations anywhere they go
  10. 36 hours. 125 weeks in europe. may present itself as a challenge to the ambitious traveler in your life

 

holiday gift guide: for your boss & for the art lover

your boss will never tell you anything on their list, so you’re left to guess what they don’t already have and would love to receive this year. this can be tough, but thankfully we put some real thought into our top ten picks this year!

  1. owl-engraved desk calendar is a gorgeous and simple take on the expected new year calendar gift
  2. white whale mixers are bold in every sense; design, humor, and flavor
  3. miky ipad slipcase with cardholder and usb card holder is sleek and practical
  4. copper patina planter because how can you go wrong with a copper planter?
  5. pine made pie box for safe and chemical free transport of their beloved homemade pies
  6. brass magnifying stand is both aesthetically pleasing and useful in viewing the finer things in life
  7. wire pencil holder for a more industrial and stylish way to organize writing utensils
  8. black push pencil from the classic company, kaweco, comes a sleek mechanical pencil
  9. therm-o bottle is the ultimate eco-friendly, reusable bottle; featuring a removable tea strainer
  10. acrylic and gold tone stapler and tape dispenser would look great on any stylish boss’ desk this year

 

we know the art lover in our life doesn’t want for us to buy them art, but we still want to find that unique art related item that they never knew they couldn’t live without! we found some seriously artsy items we are particularly excited about this year!

  1. ancient kauri wood geo sculpture for the modern art and sculpture lover in your life
  2. modern art desserts by caitlin freeman pleases the eye and the tummy, if you’re ambitious enough to try
  3. paint strokes iphone case by rifle paper co. is the perfect pop of color and unexpected design
  4. antique style craft scissors because honestly, these are beautiful and we need them just because
  5. mirrored half circle garland for the art lover who could also use a little mirror action in their home
  6. rising of the setting sun painting by wayne pate for an affordable and cheery piece of art
  7. mini coloring book for the art lover in your life who enjoys drawing and/or coloring
  8. pantone inspirational color palettes for the art lover who truly loves color
  9. moca membership for the art lover who frequents the museum and would love to do so freely
  10. decorative hand painted arrow to serve an aesthetic and possibly symbolic purpose for an art lover

 

 

holiday gift guide: for children & for the animal lover

we can probably all agree that children are the most fun to buy gifts for, partially because we get to channel our own inner child and reminisce on our childhood holiday celebrations. while the options are endless, this can leave us overwhelmed as well, so we’ve gathered our top ten items for this year!

  1. metallic piggy bank is a funky take on the classic saving method we grew up with
  2. chalkboard door hanger because what kid doesn’t love to put a message on their door?
  3. colorful splash tray that a kid can imagine many uses for; food, junk holder, or pencil tray
  4. cardboard animal heads because they’re playful, eco-friendly, and animal friendly
  5. silkscreened kite for a day at the beach and a lesson in flight (and patience)
  6. multicolor pompom garland for a colorful and festive accent to be enjoyed all year round
  7. fashion designer kit for that stylish child that loves all of your fashion magazines
  8. sleep like a tiger is a new and adorable bedtime read that is sure to become a classic
  9. slim sonic toothbrush because kids love electric toothbrushes and now they’re super cool
  10. mr. food face plates which of course, reminds us of our beloved wooly willy toy

 

we all have an animal lover in our life, and we are proudly that animal lover who has dogs instead of children! we’ve rounded up our top ten picks for the animal lover in your life this year!

  1. animal prints because they’re totally adorable and would brighten anyone’s day
  2. vintage butterfly tray mostly because it is beautiful, but useful and unique as well
  3. dog grooming tools so the pups can always look and smell their very best
  4. soopertramp preppy dog collar for the sophisticated and stylish pup (matching leash available!)
  5. phoney baloney bacon & coconut treats because who doesn’t love bacon, especially when no piggies are actually involved
  6. cat tipi for that cat who needs a stylish abode to hideaway in after a long day of sun bathing
  7. dog peacoat because contrary to popular belief, some pups are sensitive to the cold
  8. turtleshell lidded candle serves as a decorative object when not in use
  9. fancy dog bowl for the design minded dog owner in your life who appreciates a good gingham
  10. bird by andrew zuckerman is an incredibly vibrant and beautiful book that anyone would appreciate

 

holiday gift guide: for the hostess & for your neighbor

as exciting as it is to host gatherings, we all know how much work it also includes, so we never show up to a party empty handed! see below for our favorite gifts for the hostess this year to show your appreciation!

  1. metallic zebra dish makes a glam catch all that can be used almost anywhere
  2. paper placemats for an interesting yet disposable addition to any gathering
  3. embroidered bucket is an adorable place to stow cooking utensiles or even makeup brushes
  4. dipped salad servers are eco-friendly and bring a pop of color to the table
  5. hand painted ceramic vases for the hostess who needs some creative storage
  6. baking kits from babycakes because if anyone isn’t obsessed yet, they will be
  7. photo tips towel for the hostess who likes to photograph her kitchen adventures
  8. soma water filter because we truly believe everybody on your list should have one
  9. sparklettes for a hostess to have on hand for any special occasion that arises
  10. test tube to spice rack is great for space saving, convenience, and display

 

we also like to show our neighbors some thanks for the holidays, just for being near and dear! below we have some no fail gifts that are perfect for someone you may not know so well!

  1. colorful backgammon set because nothing breaks the ice like a classic game
  2. antique mirror box to be used as a catch all or to hide away special items for safe keeping
  3. universe terrarium for the plant loving neighbor who appreciates good design as well
  4. vintage blue glass bottle is beautiful and can be worked into almost any style of decor
  5. brass plant mister because who doesn’t want to hydrate their plants in style?
  6. stick lighter to keep out on any table or windowsill without being an eye sore
  7. stargazer lights to accent any area of the home without feeling cheesy
  8. soap bars that might be too pretty to use but are great to have on hand for guests
  9. silver pyramid vase because this unique vase can serve many purposes
  10. incense for the neighbor who loves a wonderful smelling home