The top element of Christmas for me personally is scouring for presents to fill a stocking–somewhat elaborate goods that I mightn’t purchase but that are destined to continue. Here are 10 that we’d happily give (and receive).
Above: Driving the present interest -based amp Otter &; the Charasu Bar Soap; $8 in three scents: conifer, citrus and cedar has been created by Wax.
Preceding: The Ito Bindery Memo Block (L) and Modest Pad (R) are made with a 75-year old Japanese book binding business; $28 and $14, respectively, from Canoe. (Their bigger pads are excessively large to get a stocking but equally present-worthy.)
Above: The Super Choc-O-Food bar is a cooperation between Valerie Confections and LA design company, Commune. The oversize chocolate bar is full of fruits and nuts and packs a punch with its three brilliantly coloured hand stamped label packaging: $20 from Valerie Confections.
Previously: The new pencil du jour–the Blackwing Palomino Pencil with replaceable eraser. In a carton of 12; $21.95 from OK Shop.
Above: Tenugui, the multipurpose Japanese cotton cloth may be used in many ways– even wrapping paper, towel, scarf, and as a napkin; $14 from Tortoise shop.
Preceding: Bring the outside in. Obtainable in three scents: douglas fir, sweetgrass and sage.
Above: A brass Oversize Key Ring large enough $18 from Schoolhouse Electric.
Previously: The recently established brand ILA’s wood-fired Vermont nbsp & Maple Syrup;is worthwhile for the stylish black glass packaging alone, but better it tastes nearly as good as it seems; $28 from ILA.
Above: bottles of wine upward opened in the Brush Factory through the holidays with one of these maple Wooden Bottle Rock stoppers; $22 each.
Previously: This essential nbsp & Computer Keyboard Brush;comes with a softer one as well as a supple bristle to get into each of the corners of a computer keyboard; $16 from Brookfarm General Store.
Eventually, growing up in the UK our family tradition proved to be a tangerine in the underside of the stocking (it was the least appealing present). In recent years I’ve updated the custom that is citrus replacing it with cans of June Taylor’s Candied Citrus Peel.
If you’re trying to find a few gift-giving inspiration, take a look at our 2015 Present Guides, and for the inclined, see Gardenista’s 2015 Stocking Stuffers.
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