Are you still putting off your holiday shopping like I am? If so then I am here to help… you. I’m pretty sure there’s no help for me. I have a disease and the only cure is spiked eggnog and some sort of roasted meat, unless there is a 12 step program for serial procrastinators. But, back to you. Let’s do this, shall we?
I have a specific kind of person in mind for these gifts — me. But since I have more personalities than Sybil, let’s just say that this selection of goodies appeals to my more youthful and carefree side, the side that would like to go out and get crunked until 2 am. But this side would still pull herself together the next morning to make coffee and straighten the pillows. And this side is not so youthful that she might resort to utter insanity, like wearing neon spandex leggings. Let’s call her homey with a dash of derring do.
What better to document the adventures of your inner wild child than a mini digital Rolleiflex camera? Thread a waxed leather string through the side holes and wear that sexy beast as a purse. Dance floor problems solved. Booya! $280 from Amazon.
Gotta have a hot necklace if you’re going to party. This handmade specimen by Nomoi Koru is flashy not trashy. $34 from Etsy.
But life is not all about bad 80s coverbands and overpriced drinks. Your house needs love and attention, too. 144 Empty Parking Lots by Jenny Odell (thanks to the gods of 20×200 for listening to my prayers!) will give your home that requisite touch of existentialism. I say spring for the 11×14 size if you can afford it — size matters for this piece. $50 from 20×200.
These are just damn cute, but still suggestive enough to have some edge. Kissing creamer and sugar set by Reshape Studio (ps: they have some very cute vases, too). $64 from Etsy.
You like glamor, I like glamor, and I love Art Deco. This gold beaded pillow has the holiday X factor in spades. $42 from Urban Outfitters.
And now a couple of cheap thrills before I hit you over the head and steal your wallet: this Christmas ornament with a living airplant by Tortoise Loves Donkey is sleek enough to live beyond its holiday expiration date. Mount a hook on your window and tie one on. $9.50 from Etsy.
A fainting spell comes upon me every time I look at this picture… Muhammad Ali training underwater, photographed by Flip Schulke. 24×36 poster for $2.25 from Amazon. No, that is not a typo.
Got money? Then by all means Tord Boontje for Artecnica’s completely useless (as far as I can tell) Witches Kitchen Utensil Set is the gift you must purchase… for me. Does that joke ever get old? Not really. The gargantuan price of this set is in direct proportion to my oversized obsession. $770 from Unica Home.
That’s it for today, little buddies. I hope you got some great ideas to wow your friends and loved ones. Tune in later this week for more gifts n things, and perhaps a surprise guest to school you on all the best last minute prezzies you can nab right here in Austin.