Okay ladies, this one's for you. Need gift ideas for friends (or to put on your husband's shopping list)? I've found 15 gifts for every lady. Whether she's a techie, crafty, foodie, or bookworm, this is your go-to list!
1. Treasure Eco Keepsake Notecards by Nikki McClure Nikki McClure is the illustrator behind some of my favorite children's books, Mama, Is It Summer Yet? and All In A Day. Now you can enjoy her beautiful style any time (and find a little motivation to write a real-live letter!). Check out her other "grown-up" products on Amazon.
2. Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea I ask my husband for this every year. It is heaven in a hot mug. Of course I could go and buy some any time of year, but it's even sweeter when it's from my hubby.
3. Godiva Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bars The same goes with this chocolate. LOVE it. I try not to eat it all in one go, but it's so hard. Maybe I'll get two bars this year (hint, hint).
4. Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens for iPhone I bought a lens kit for my iPhone not too long ago, but it had a ring that was supposed to stick onto the phone and it just never held up. The Olloclip looks like a way better deal.
5. Sew What Sewing Kit from ModCloth If you're already a crafter you may not need the supplies that come inside this kit, but the box itself is cute enough. What crafter doesn't love the look of a vintage sewing machine? Well, I guess if you don't sew...
6. EcoTools Makeup Brush Set If you like to glam it up (or have a friend who does), a nice set of eco-friendly bamboo makeup brushes is the perfect gift. I've used them myself and love them.
7. Ruffled Pie Plates from Sur la Table I was on a pie kick over Thanksgiving break (a record four pies in one day for someone who doesn't usually bake pies), and these pie plates would have made baking so much easier. Ceramic dishes seem to cook more evenly, and they look pretty, too.
8. Spice Craft Measuring Spoons from ModCloth Need a little baking motivation? These decorated measuring spoons will do just the trick. You might even start making excuses to bake another pie (yes please!).
9. Wool and Silk Scarf by Pirrti Handwoven These beautiful scarves are handwoven by a sweet woman named Anne-Marie that I met during the Craftcation conference earlier this year. We bumped into each other at the elevators and when I complemented her on her scarf, I was amazed to learn that she'd made it herself! This is definitely a splurge, but in a world of mass-produced everything, it's a gift that is sure to be treasured. At the very least you should read Anne-Marie's story--her shop name has such special origins.
10. Tech Me With You Gloves in Plum from ModCloth If you're reading this blog, chances are you're something of a techie. And I wouldn't want you to miss out on all my great posts just because you're outside in the cold and need to wear gloves. Put these touch-screen friendly gloves on your wishlist and stay in-the-know on all things Maker Mama (you can take a break to check your email, too).
11. Eco-Friendly Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings and Rings at Alex and Ani I first saw these gorgeous bracelets on my friend Claire of The Half-Hearted Housewife. She had a trio of them and I was instantly drawn to their shininess. And they're made in the U.S. out of recycled materials to boot. Make sure my husband knows I want one of these, too!
12. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Wild is a memoir about a 22-year-old woman who travels the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail (1,100 miles) by herself and with no previous hiking experience. This book sounded amazing when I heard about it, and I'm still just as excited to read it.
13. Design*Sponge at Home Are you a home decor lover? Design*Sponge is one of my favorite design blogs, and they've compiled a book with not only inside tours of some awesome homes, but also DIY tutorials to spruce up your own space.
14. What Would Audrey Do? Audrey Hepburn has to be my favorite actress of all time. Everything about her was just graceful and classic. Even after she grew older, she still emanated that grace as she worked with the poor. I would indeed be interested in what Audrey would do in everyday situations.
15. The Complete Novels of Jane Austen I have to admit I don't think I've actually read any of Jane Austen's novels (I heard those gasps). I've watched the film versions of them all, but I know I'm missing out. This beautiful box set would be a great introduction to new Jane Austen readers, or a fun collectable for the hard-core Austen fan.
Ooh, I can't choose my favorite from this list! What's yours? Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? I'm still working on mine!