Holidays tent to show up all of the sudden and without a warning. They catch me unprepared and I end up running around like a headless mad woman, trying to get ready for what should be the best time of the year. This year I made a list and checked it twice: here comes my perfect holiday gift guide. Perfect in a way of being neither age or gender specific. And perfectly convenient, just order online and pick up at your door steps.
This little cube makes HD videos and comes with Wi-Fi and Image Stabilization. My first thought was: do I really need this? I have a camera on my phone bla bla bla… But after I watched their little video, I know I have to have the Polaroid Cube in my life. Love everything about it: size and colors, magnetic and you can take it into the water with a little waterproof box (which I would never do with my expensive phone).
Rifle Paper Co. makes beautiful notebooks, calendars and journals. This Travel the World Calendar is a limited edition with beautiful vintage paintings every month. I am looking forward to frame the pictures afterward.
This is the gift I don’t dare to ask for. On my wish list for months and I am in love with this camera bag for even much longer. It had been in and out of my card for an embarrassing amount of times. And this is why: it’s damn pricy. But I keep telling myself, this will be the last one I will ever need (who am I kidding?). It’s beautiful, look at this leather, we are going to age well together. The ONA Prince Street Messenger Bag has the right size to carry around all day while travelling or any other regular day. I won’t be able to schlep anything bigger around anyways. I’ve been an awful good girl! Santa baby…
I am a writer, scribbler and drafter. I take notes and make lists all day long and even write occasionally blog posts on paper before transferring them into the digital world. Therefor I love to use Lamy fountain pens, because they never spill (even after flights), they are sturdy and look classy. I have several of them and like to write with the fine nib. The pens and the inks come in fun colors. Great as stocking stuffer.
Call me old fashioned, but I am still very fond of board games. A power outage shouldn’t be the only time you pull out a fun game. Board gaming is very social and I love to play with family and friends. The evenings are colder, staying at home and sitting in frond of the TV sounds tempting. But it is much more fun to sip some red wine and play the heck out of this game with another couple or your kids. The Ravensburger Labyrith is classic, fun and easy to learn, keeps you interested for a long while. This makes a great gift, perhaps combined with an invitation for dinner?! Maybe a monthly dinner and game night could be the next big thing for your gang.
I had no clue what to expect! Scratch and sniff… like those annoying perfume adds in the magazines? Not at all, this is fun and a great way to learn about wine. This book taught me to ask my wine dealer the right questions, that leads to the right bottle of wine for me. I used to ask for “something that somehow works with chicken”. The author Richard Betts uses simple expressions instead of describing wine with words, I would never associate with like: “this is a sensitive wine”. Great gift for the occasionally wine drinker and connoisseur and everyone in between.