Posts Categorized: 2012 gift guide

3

gift guide : for the foodie

UT-giftguide-foodie

this one’s for all those who love to cook and those who appreciate well made food.

one : herb drying rack / two : ceramic strainers / three : sprouted kitchen cookbook / four : whiskey & pecans ice cream / five : maple bourbon pickles / six : american honey trio / seven : small cheese paddle / eight : cheese of the month club / nine : italian salami sampler pack / ten : staub cocotte / eleven : salt grinder / twelve : black hawaiian salt / thirteen : spicy bloody mary mix / fourteen : a collection of teak spoons / fifteen : cactus tea towel

see all my 2012 gift guide

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}

12

gift guide : for that beatiful gal that you love

unruly things gift guide for her

this list is part of my own wish-list this year as well as some gifts that would be perfect for your wife, girlfriend, sister or best friend.  it’s the stuff that she loves and makes her feel beautiful.

one : that parka she’s been coveting / two : a greenpan skillet for perfecting fried eggs / three : a cookbook all about her favorite meal of the day / four : a cardcase monogrammed with her initials / five : a new perfume with woodsy notes of jasmine and chai tea / six : moon earrings so her son can see the moon all day / seven : a pair of lounge pants {now sold out}, perfect for snuggling with a hot cup of tea / eight : a colorful hat that brightens up her mostly black wardrobe / nine : a terrarium to keep on her nightstand / ten : cozy wool slippers to warm her feet all winter long / eleven : a throw blanket for extra chilly nights

see all my 2012 gift guide

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}

3

gift guide : for that handsome guy in your life

gift guide for him

this one’s for all those lucky guys in your life.  it might be your husband, your brother or your very best friend.  it’s straight-up guy stuff that he’s bound to love.

one : a slate and wooden board for making his favorite type of dinner – snacks / two : the perfect flannel shirt for keeping him warm / three : a new pair of polarized shades / four : beard oil to keep his unruly beard tamed / five : a leather case for his iPhone to protect it from his busy toddler son / six : a forged beer bottle opener, customized with his initials / seven : noise cancelling headphones so he can tune out his chattering co-workers / eight : those new shoes he’s been eying / nine : a new snowboard so he can hit the slopes in style / ten : a beer making kit so he can make his own batch of coffee donut stout / eleven : a custom rubix’s cube for his desk filled with pictures of his little dude

see all my 2012 gift guide

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}

3

gift guide : for your super cool dad

UT-giftguide-dad

buying gifts for my dad is always tough.  seems like he doesn’t really have many wants and anything he needs, he’s already got.  but somehow I always manage to come up with some great ideas for him that I know he’ll enjoy.

one : snowshoes for treking through the snow / two : his favorite locally roasted coffee that he sampled while visiting you / three : a fancy bow tie & a matching one for his grandson / four : a replacement carry-on bag for traveling the world / five : a crepe pan for perfecting his favorite breakfast / six : a set of tasting glasses for his evolving beer appreciation / seven : a few of your favorite local {and age-able} craft beers / eight : a bonsai tree for his window office / nine : a compass so he can always find his way / ten : a new chair for his deck / eleven : a geometric wooden puzzle to keep him entertained / twelve : a kindle so he can leave those hardback books at home / thirteen : an e-reader case with a fabulous print

see all my 2012 gift guide

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}

9

gift guide : for your beautiful mother

unruly things gift guide for mom

whenever I think of what to get my mom for Christmas, I always think of things that I would want for myself.  do you do that too?  I always picture cozy and practical.  I still haven’t decided what I’m getting my mom, but just about everything from this list sings her name.

one : a cardigan in her favorite color / two : a bold polish color / three : the lightest weight, yet warm merino shawl / four : an initial necklace with her favorite grandson’s initial that she can add on to / five : cashmere lined leather gloves / six : the prettiest notepad for jotting thoughts / seven : a few leather pouches for organizing her purse / eight : a few ounces of your favorite chai tea / nine : a new mug to enjoy it from / ten : the best face lotion on the planet / eleven : cozy slippers / twelve : a subscription to a beautiful quarterly magazine to enjoy all year {the last day to order is this Sunday, Dec. 9!}

see all my 2012 gift guide

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}

4

gift guide : something for the kiddos

kiddos

last year when it came to giving gifts to Wolf, he was much more interested in the wrapping than the actual gifts themselves.  this year he’s beginning to get it.  {and knows which toys are new!  sayonara old toys.}  needless to say, I’m pretty stoked to see his little eyes light up at each of his new acquisitions.  we’ve made a very small list of ideas for him but here’s a list to entertain all kiddos, big and small.

one : cashmere baby blanket, for soft new skin / two : soprano ukulele, for tiny fingers / three : star scarf, to keep toasty / four : mukluk moccasins, for warm feet / five : little knot bow tie, for stylish gatherings / six : mono cat, for a new friend / seven : classic balance bike, for exploring / eight : a little kitchen, for pretend play / nine : beautiful blocks, for motorskills in training / ten : tattly tattoos, for acting tough

see all my 2012 gift guide

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}

10

gift guide : the perfect calendar

UT-calendars1

hooray!  it’s finally time to commence the gift giving season.  this year, I thought I’d start off my gift guide with what I think to be the simplest and most fun gift to give – a calendar.  in the past, I’ve always designed and printed my own calendar which I’ve given as gifts to friends and family.  they’re such a great gift and are used every day!

here’s my collection of stellar calendars to give.

UT-calendars2 UT-calendars3

one : hello small world jaunty animals calendar / two : darling clementine harvest calendar / three : marimekko wall calendar / four : anek kitchen calendar / five : eve sand landscapes calendar / six : fieldguided dreamcats calendar / seven : red cruiser beer & food calendar / eight : hillshop illustrated calendar / nine : rifle paper co. garden calendar / ten : little bright studio constellation calendar / eleven : ink & wit vortex calendar / twelve : krisztina vona animal calendar / thirteen : present & correct cut out calendar / fourteen : kin of kin lunar calendar / fifteen : one canoe two letterpress calendar / sixteen : snow & graham botanical calendar / seventeen : the hungry fox floral calendar / eighteen : the house that lars built language of flowers calendar

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}