September 20, 2012

A compendium of somethings to give

This post is almost completely made up with photos taken from my "Christmas ideas" folder in my computer. This year, the holidays are not taking me off guard! I have a ton of ideas, the problem is everything requires money :/. I think I've come up with a good and consistent list of inexpensive goodies to give away to David's relatives, but as you know, every little thing adds up, so I'd better start getting those little gifts asap! Of course, I can't show you the exact packages I want to prepare just yet; David's family hardly ever check my blog, but who knows? I don't want to ruin the surprise. I'm using some of these products as inspiration to recreate my own little thingies ... And I've also included a lot others I wish I could afford.

Anyway, if you want to start shopping for the holidays or for whatever reason, here's a list with some of my favorite and most original online stores and ideas. 

Something for the Christmas tree: I know it's way too soon to think about putting up your tree yet, but I've found these bizarre ornaments and had to share them with you. They're all available at Sur la Table. Just a heads up: they're not cheap.

Something for those with a sweet tooth: If you love chocolate or know someone who does (wait, is there anybody who doesn't love chocolate?), Chocomize is the store you need to check out. You can create your personalized chocolate bar and find a lot of yummy products.

Something for make-up lovers: So, you have a favorite lipstick shade that has been discontinued and can't find it anywhere; or maybe you think you can come up with a unique signature shade of your own ... Is that you? Then go ahead and get it over at 3 custom color specialists. You can create and order your custom color make-up (and when I say make-up I mean pretty much anything: lipstick, eye shadow, concealer, etc.) online or schedule an appointment to consult one of their specialists.

Something for button lovers: Badge Bomb sells boxes with the cutest buttons and magnets. My favorite are all of Gemma Correll's and The Black Apple. They also take custom orders, so you can make your own buttons :p.

Something for those who are proud of the city/state they live in: MapTote sells the most adorable tote bags, tees, buttons and pouches. And once again, they take custom orders.

Something for color lovers: I want to throw parties just so that I have an excuse to get and show off all of these colorful items, hehe.

Aren't these the coolest table runners ever?

Something for geeks: You can find odd products such as pixelated censorship towels and something called "Pinata Anatomy" at Carmichael Collective.

I'm not sure these glasses belong in this category. I can't tell if they're nerdy or just terribly fashionable. What do you think?

Something for those who love cooking: Les Gouters Rigolos is one of the most playful cookbooks I've ever seen.

Something for paper lovers: You'll find the most adorable stationery and everything made of paper at Upon a Fold.

Hope you enjoyed this compendium!

Have a great weekend, y'all! ;P


chantilly said...

aww, i wanna get a map tote! i've heard of those cosmetics companies before that can recreate your favorite makeup exactly. luckily i haven't had to use one, but it's good to know they exist! x

Anonymous said...

This is the cutest post! I love the towel, cooking ideas and chocolate bars! :) And it's not too soon to think about decorating the tree...I'm already way pumped for Christmas, lol!

Kirsten Renz said...

i'm definitely going to check out 'upon a fold.' love that sort of stuff. and i'm also thankful i can make things for people for christmas. this years going to be tight in the money department, so that's always helpful.

hope you're having a happy weekend!

Katrin said...

Wonderful things as usual! :) Now I can't wait to go Christmas shopping! I want these buttons!
Have a wonderful weekend, my dear Miki!

ceci a. said...

Ohhh estos compendiums me matan! El de los golosos es tremendo! Ando con muchos antojos de chocolates!
Besos enormes Mili y feliz otoñoooO! Por allá es precioso!

seelvana said...

el alcaucil y los pixeladosssss
premiooo para ellos!

Marisa Noelle said...

It's never too early for Christmas!! I have to say something about those adorable ornaments - not only do I want them all, but the fruit/veggie ones remind me of these vintage ones from the 60s that my grandmother had. They are in my possession now, but the only ones I have left are grapes and strawberries. Wouldn't the rest of these, just complete my collection :) That cookbook also looks like something that I would completely fall in love with. Happy Friday Miki! xo Marisa

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

So...Cat Box...out of all these awesome things the only thing I will remember is the box of cat buttons. One track mind :p

Oh and those pixelated glasses are awful...

PS - I've actually been posting this week!! Hopefully I'll keep at it!


Coquis said...

Hi Miki! I love the stationery stuff and those for the X-mas tree. I actually can't believe we're getting closer to it.
I hope you're enjoying the weekend :)

healthymommyhealthybaby said...

You always share the coolest and cutest things! I love those candy bars!

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Maria said...

Omygoodness, so many things I love! Those colored utensils are so pretty! I am gonna favorite them. :)
And the custom color makeup...what a great idea!
Thank you for sharing, Miki!

Nena Nadine said...

Yes, those pixel sunglasses are super nerdy and I want them!