I have a confession: I haven’t thought of Christmas presents this year. Since Mike and I will be out of the states, there hasn’t been any Christmas shopping or even looking at gift guides like I usually do. It’s all been about how much money can we save for our trip and what little souvenirs can we get everyone in Ireland, Brussels or Paris. But, that ends here! Instead of choosing gifts for particular types of people, I’m going for a guide for everyone. There’s some pretty awesome things out there, so I’ve chosen to only pick items from a Kickstarter (or soon to be Kickstarter) or Etsy shop. I think these are the true businesses to support this year.
I hope you enjoy! And if you pick a gift from this post, please let us know!
Prynt phone case, $99
This is Prynt, a phone case that turns your smartphone into a polaroid. It’s not really available yet, but you could maybe give the recipient a printed “coupon” of sorts. Their prototype right now takes 50 secs to print a full picture, but they’re hoping, with new technology, it will only take 30 seconds. Pretty dope invention, if you ask me. There’s instagram and all of those apps that will print them, but this is instant gratification at its best!
The Ultimate American Sock, $25-$150
Even though I’m allergic to wool, I’m going to suggest this gift. It may not be sexy or creative, but this is a functional gift. And everyone needs some functional gifts for Christmas. They’re saying these babies are softer than cashmere. Who wouldn’t want their feet wrapped in cashmere?! If you do want these socks for Christmas, make sure you’re reading carefully. Only certain offerings are available for December delivery.
The Drinking Jacket, $75+
This is pretty hilarious, but ingenious. I’m a little surprised how many functions it has while not looking tacky. I’m not a big fan of the sunglass holder, but all of the other features are great for anyone who likes to drink.
Customized City Prints By Going Brogue, $19.95+
This kind of print is great for any art wall, study, foyer, etc. It’s a great way to show where your heart is or where you’re from. I also know the Etsy Shop owner and he’s great!
Timbrwood Watch, $78.95
I know there are other affordable wooden watches out there, but I know this company has great customer service. One of my past coworkers got a watch from them and it was broken and they switched it out for a new with with no worries. They advertise most of their watches as male watches, but I think they’re pretty gender neutral. My favorite is this sandalwood watch because it’s the perfect medium wood tone.
Chalkboard + Picture Frames by CheeseCrafty, $19-$50
Picture frames are always a good go-to present for anyone, but spice it up with one like this! Kristin does an awesome job of making kitschy frames for around the house that anyone would like.
Well that’s it! What’s your favorite item from the list?