{Holiday Gift Guide 2010}

Thursday, November 18, 2010

After receiving several emails about holiday gift recommendations I decided to put together our first Holiday Gift Guide. Almost everything suggested costs less than 20 dollhairs because let's be honest, most of us know extravagance as getting a few extra minutes in our jammers. Enjoy!

1. Blue Bottle Coffee: For the coffee lover we'd definitely recommend Blue Bottle's Ethiopian Yirgacheffe ($19.75 lb) or Mexican Chiapas ($17.75 lb) whole bean coffee. Both are two of our favorites.


2. Mustache Glass: Team Loerke thinks this glass is for anyone with a sense of humor and lack of facial hair ($15.00).



3. Camera Lens Bracelets: I am not a big jewelery wearer, but these lens bracelets totally make the photographer in me clap my hands and say yeah (2 for $15.00).


4. McClure's Garlic Dill and Spicy Pickles: You guys know how we feel about pickles. We recently saw these on one of our favorite TV shows, "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" and can't wait to try them ($12.00 each).


5. Mix Stix Drumstick Kitchen Spoons: Thanks to one of readers we now want to rock out while cooking with these ($10.00).



6. Funk Off! Vegan Bath & Body Products: Ever since Michelle & Chad introduced us to their shiz last month we've been hooked! We highly recommend all of their products but our favorites are their Oatmeal Milk & Honey Soap, Sapmoss Bonsai Body Spay, and their Later Gator Moon Goddess Body Lotion ($7.00 each).



7. Jonathan Safran Foer and his wife Nicole Krauss have both released new books that we're dying to read: Tree of Codes ($26.40) & Great House ($12.47). We'd also suggest reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The History of Love.


8. Charles Chocolates: For the chocolate lover you can't go wrong with Triple Chocolate Almonds ($12.00) or Orange Truffle Twigs ($17.50) from Charles Chocolates. Both will have you singing, "Fra ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra."


9. Telegram: Did you know that you can still send an old fashioned telegram anywhere in the world? With TelegramStop all you have to do is type in your message in true telegram fashion (the word "stop" is substituted for periods), preview your telegram, then click send. Telegrams are delivered within 4-8 business days via mail truck ($5.65, international postage included).

10. Tiny Bird Ring: Again, I don't wear much jewelry but this bird ring is too cute for words ($22.00).


11. Yellow Submarine Tea Infuser: Perhaps with iTunes latest announcement this would be the perfect gift for Beatles fans and tea drinkers. "We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine ..." ($16.00).



12. Fred & Friends Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters: What's not to love about leg kicking and fist pumping ninjabread men? Yes please! (3 for $14.00)


13. Electric Throw: Okay, okay, so this isn't less than $20.00 but it's certainly cheaper than a standard electric blanket and much more attractive than a Snuggie. As winter approaches I can't help but want one of these to A) put on our biscuit when Husband's gone on rotations B) to take to work (since space heaters got the axe) and C) wrap up with on the couch for late night movie watching ($29.95).


14. Egyptian Goddess Perfume by Auric Blends: I can't tell you how many people ask me each day what perfume I'm wearing. I've worn this since I was 14 not because I'm afraid of change, but because I LOVE IT. THAT. MUCH. ($7.00).


15. Postcards from Penguin: What's not to love about post cards and old Penguin Book covers? We think this 100 card boxed set is a steal ($16.50).



We hope you enjoyed our Holiday Gift Guide! If you have a little larger budget we'd highly recommend getting your loved ones a pair of TOMS ($54.00) ... the Loerke's have been fans for a couple of years and now they're one of the few shoes we'll wear. TOMS is even offering free shipping today!
Only 36 more days until Christmas.

XOXO

18 comments:

Scatterbox said...

THE TELEGRAM. Total why-didn't-I-think-of-that idea.

Thanks for listing those pickles. I was racking my brain a couple weeks ago trying to think of the name.

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

Ninja-man cookie cutters and submarine tea infuser-- PERFECT. Unique. Love 'em!

Ben said...

Wow! TelegramStop is one of the coolest things I have ever seen! Love it.

addison said...

shut the front door. a telegram? i'll be sending christmas greetings this year roosevelt style (stop)

these suggestions are the bomb.com

Grace @ Arms Wide Open said...

cute ideas! so happy coffee from chiapas was included. i love!!!

Kayla said...

Holy sh%t! Telegrams! I was wondering not 2 days ago if those were still possible to send. Today's Letters = my hero for putting that on the list!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Those mustache glasses and ninja bread men are AWESOME!

lela said...

These are great! I was just wondering what blue bottle coffee was yesterday when a friend mentioned it.
I am putting together a different list of holiday ideas over at my blog - challenging myself to look beyond myself.
www.chinachat.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Telegrams! I am so excited!

Also, one to add to your list-
http://www.mrelliepooh.com/pooh_prodcuts.html

(maybe a "to do" list pooh pad?)

Courtney said...

Camera lens bracelet?! WHAAAT?! I'm all about that!

R said...

oh my stars...the ninjabread men made me spit out my diet coke i was laughing so hard!!

now to go clean the laptop screen...

Shandell said...

how funny, I saw both the mustache glasses + the telegram website just yesterday and thought of you!
great list, thanks for sharing!

EmLoves said...

The hubs and I saw McClure's pickles on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" (LOVE)also and found them at Williams-Sonoma! They are very delicious, but we still like Claussens the best :)

Courtney said...

These are all amazing!

Michele said...

Fantastic recommendations! I ordered a whole bunch of things and now feel thismuchcloser to having a handle on christmas shopping :)

oursomethingnew said...

Lemme tell ya...the husband and I read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and we LOVED it...bawled our eyes out (maybe that was just me) and wanted to read it again immediately...hooray for a new book!

Anna said...

Egyptian Goddess is the best! It's all I wear! I love the way it smells just a little bit different on everyone.

Great gift guide!

Kim said...

I asked for and received Egyptian Goddess for Christmas. Love it!!

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