Gift Guide: Creative and Crafty Gifts

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Creativity thrives in a relaxed mind, free of deadlines and ‘to do’s’. Here are a few gift ideas that foster an open mind and lend a bit of inspiration or just allow for creative exploration.

After 30 years of wonderful window and store displays combined with unique product assortments, Anthropologie has produced a book entitled “the art of ANTHROPOLOGIE.” It celebrates some of their greatest hits along with design principles and practices that drive their work.

Instead of a book, a subscription brings inspiration throughout the year. Dig into the world of Jo Packham’s Women Create. There are two magazines, Where Women Create featuring workplaces and stories of how they are used and What Women Create with articles about all kinds of creative pursuits. Both dive deep with thoughtful articles and tons of photos. There’s also an online component, with additional subscription content. 

For a crafty friend and their best 4 legged friend, Renaissance Ribbons’ dog collar kits feature their gorgeous jacquard ribbons along with all the necessary hardware and instructions.

Is your friend also creative in the kitchen? Treat her to a collection of Om Som sauces. They’re authentically Asian with super complex flavors, yet make prep incredibly simple. Their site has tons of recipes, but it can be as easy as a quick stir fry of veggies and protein with a packet of sauce. The sauces are also available at most Whole Foods Stores, so they’re great for last minute gifting.

70’s Bargello’s become an everything-old-is-new-again “thing,” and is the place to go for the revival. There’s an advent calendar that’s sure to sell out, Christmas Ornament Kits, and all kinds of other fun small projects.

Is papercrafting more her thing? Then wrap up one of Kikki K’s Paper Lover’s Books. With literally hundreds of pop out’s, stickers and pages to play with, there’s no end to the fun. 

Our favorite stocking stuffer? The Scented Stitches Sampler, of course. Try all four scents and create an aroma-theraputic ‘bubble’ during your stitching sessions.

Need a few more ideas? Check out our sister company Mood Food and their gift guides for self care gifts and healthy food gifts.


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