2009 Holiday Gift Guide: Gal Pals
As for the girl friends in our lives, I spend most of this blog talking about different things ladies would love. This really isn’t a post that is unlike anything else I’ve done, but I hope these ideas will still be helpful.
If you’re like me, you get together regularly with your gal pals around a bottle (or three) of wine. I love how affordable all the wine accessories are from Crate and Barrel (stemless glass, carafe, and pitcher).
Books! For the artsy friend, why not give her the Lotta Jansdotter “Printing Studio book” that comes with all the tools she needs to start printing her own artwork, including stencils, blades and full instructions. Lotta is definitely a printmaking expert and great teacher. Craft Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco is a how-to guide to get your craft up and running. (I’ll be reading mine again this Christmas, I’m sure!) Also, last month I finished a great read for our generation of ladies who want to do more but are just, kind of, stuck. Kevin DeYoung’s book, “Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will OR How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressens, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, Etc.” has a long title but a refreshing message.
It is Christmas, in fact! Ornaments are lovely gifts as well. I adore these felted ones from Lupin, one of my favorite felt extraordinaires!
Finally, how about a few random finds for your quirky girl buddy? Banana salt and pepper shakers by Michiko Shimada, a handpainted nativity set by Goose Grease, and a Plus Minus Pin Set by Etcetera Media.