Elise Yetton is a freelance writer and art director based in Nashville, Tennessee. She can be found daily over at Pennyweight, where she shares inspirations in everything from fashion to art to music and beyond. She eats way too much Mexican food and is known to lose herself for hours on Pinterest.
The holidays are fast approaching, which means that most of us are diving head-first into our gift search. I can’t help but splurge sometimes, but it’s also important to save where I can.
For the Lady Friends
Shopping for my gal pals is one of my favorite things this time of year. I usually hunt for things that immediately catch my eye but still reflect my friend’s unique style and personality.
[Clockwise from top left: Sheath brass organic ring from La Chica de los Anillos; Recycled glass succulent planters from marianandhazel; Splatter leather-suede pouch from Corium; Linen brown apron from Small Batch Production; Wooden geometrical paperweight from KarolinFelix Dream; Gold dipped geo earrings from amerrymishap; Turkish antique kilim coasters from sukan]
For the Dapper Gentlemen
Whether it’s your dad, husband, brother or just a good guy friend, shopping for the dudes in our lives can be so tough! I tend to gravitate towards classic, masculine picks that appeal to all types.
[Left to right top row: Aftershave from FIG + YARROW; Canvas directors chair from AM radio; Collection of rustic skillets from Modred Vintage; Left to right middle row: Vintage lace up boots from Granny's Bootery; Wool men's shorty shorts from sartoria; Leather journal from peaseblossom studio; Left to right bottom row: Vintage chemex coffee carafe from Gallivanting Girls; An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails from Elizabeth Graeber; Wood toothpick case from Midnight Coiler]
For the Little Ones
Let’s face it, oftentimes these wee gifts are just as much for the parent as they are for the little one. Why not pick something that not only looks good, but is functional too? Whether it’s a special decoration for the nursery or a toy for countless hours of play, you can’t go wrong with these cuties.
[Clockwise from top left: Baby origami mobile from Kidivist; Baby bear slippers from Baby Cricket; Hand-printed baby leggings from Thief and Bandit Kids; Mid-century rocking horse from bellalulu vintage; Animals of High Moral Standard print from AnimaliaShop; Wooden hedgehog push toy from Imagination Kids]
For the Restless
These gifts are perfect for the mother-in-law, sister, coworker or friend who’s always on the go. Encourage them to get some rest this season and pamper themselves with lovely, comforting presents.
[Clockwise from top left: Handmade Turkish bath robe from Eco-Friendly Beauty; Hazelnut chocolate whiskey sandwich cookies from whimsy & spice; Natural tile pillow cover from PAWLING; Handmade hanging lamp shade from Filigree Creations; Handmade vegan soap samples from Prunella Soap; 24 mini bath bombs from Elegant Rose Boutique]