November 26, 2011 · filed under life

13 gift ideas

We are celebrating the holidays super low-key around here this year. I’m just not feeling very merry or jolly, y’know? But that doesn’t mean a little retail therapy can’t help improve the mood a bit. Here are 13 gift ideas for you, or the 30-ish year old lady in your life who likes Etsy and pretty accessories.

from Etsy

(1) personalized pendant necklace w/ gemstone – $31 on sale through Monday. I bought one of these with a little M on it and simply adore it.

(2) 2012 desk calendar – $16. I don’t have this exact calendar, but I have something similar (now sold out) and it’s delightful on my otherwise drab desk.

(3) narwhal love print – $20. Sort of an inside joke in this house. But it’s cute even if you don’t get the joke.

(4) cat ball - $79. Howie has a cat ball. Howie loves his cat ball. Your cat is probably now jealous of Howie.

(5) handwritten address stamp – $52. A bit spendy but oh, so pretty!

 

to look pretty

(6) emi-jay hair ties – $11. Found via whoorl. At the top of the list to buy for myself if Santa doesn’t do it first. My name is Janet and I am a Ponytail Addict.

(7) gap colorblock scarf – $21. Found via RA. It would match everything, don’t you agree?

(8) essie school of hard knocks nail polish – $8. It’s green with lots of gray in it, and it’s amazing.

(9) sephora eucalyptus cuticle oil – $12. Adding this product to at-home manicures makes salon manicures pretty much unnecessary, so really I’m saving you money. Credit goes to my sister-in-law for this find.

 

just because

(10) iphone4 capsule – $40. I love my current case, but this one seems one notch more protective of my precious phone. And how adorable is that design?

(11) florence + the machine / ceremonials – $15. This album motivated me to clean my room this weekend. Anyone who knows me in real life knows this is a big deal.

(12) eco yoga mat – $54. Something to excite the new yogini in me.

(13) canvas storage bins – $28-$48. Maybe I’d be better at cleaning my room if I had a couple of these.

I’d love to hear which of these items you want the most, or what else you’re buying this holiday season.


10 Comments

  1. Michelle
    November 26, 2011 10:43 pm

    Um, I love that case for the iphone! I am currently looking for a new case for my beloved iphone 4s (and I was looking for one when you posted about your current case). I am also in love with Essie nail polish. It’s becoming a habit to purchase a new color whenever I am at Target.

  2. Aly @ Breathe Gently
    November 27, 2011 12:05 am

    Super cute iPhone case – and I love the cat ball. I am jealous of Howie’s cat ball. Only we buy Oscar spendy beds and he prefers sleeping on the floor, or on cardboard boxes. I kid you not. He’s passed out on one right now.

  3. jen
    November 27, 2011 11:49 am

    Love Florence + the Machine! Definitely good motivator-music. :) On your list, I would be most excited for the nail polish, the scarf, the desk calendar. But what I’m most excited for is the holiday decorations I just ordered from Roost. They are lovely. I allow myself some mad money to spend on holiday decorations every year and figure in about 20 years I’ll have an amazing collection. :)

  4. jen
    November 27, 2011 11:53 am

    I meant “what I’m most excited for ARE the decorations” hello grammar, nice to meet you.

  5. alison
    November 27, 2011 5:14 pm

    Is this like a registry where I get to tick these items off your list? Because I love all the ideas! (Might have to get a few for my Mother’s-In-Law!)

  6. RA
    November 27, 2011 5:35 pm

    Oh, yes, those colorblock scarves DO go with everything! I got lots of compliments on mine over Thanksgiving, and then I made it all awkward when I was like, “Feel how SOFT it is!” But, it is so soft! Big, big thumbs-up from over here.

    Lovely selections, all.

  7. Tonya
    November 27, 2011 9:47 pm

    I love all of these….maybe because I am a 30ish woman??? Thanks for the ideas and I have several people I can think of for some of these!

  8. Janet
    November 28, 2011 12:08 am

    Hey, I am a 30ish lady who likes Etsy and pretty accessories! You have great taste. :)

  9. Chrissie
    November 30, 2011 11:57 am

    Oh gosh, I love so many of these things. What a great list!

  10. K
    December 1, 2011 12:44 pm

    One day Iris and Howie should meet. It would be love at first sight.