It’s December which means the countdown for Christmas is on and stress levels are likely running high. My main panic is related to my upcoming trip to Australia and wrapping up my projects before that—let alone presents! If you’re like me and hate the icky commercial side to the holidays but still want to get your loved ones something nice, here’s an OMGift Guide of things I’ve had my eye on.
I’ve tried to focus on small companies and sole traders that promote good design, have an environmental conscience and other less-evil aspects of life. This way you can actually gift twice by shopping small and giving big.
The School of Life
Entertain, educate, console and transform. The School of Life is often a go-to of mine for great gifts all year round. I always LOL at the Aphorisms and everyone knows a person who could read a few.
Any type of travel mug makes a good gift but these Stojo cups are great because they stack down! No more excuses for not carrying one of these.
Package Free Shop
A package free zero waste shop, selling everything from toothbrushes to tote bags, this shop is the solution for those wanting to reduce their environmental footprint, but don’t know where to start. Most things in this store are simple, beautiful and obviously good for the earth!
I would like to fill my house with all things Closed Mondays. Beautiful hanging planters, baskets and buckets, all handmade by Bekka Palmer. How to choose?!
I love this Color Puzzle by Clara von Zweigbergk but pretty much everything from Area Ware is worth listing in this guide so check it out. Puzzles are always good for Christmas because it doubles as something to do when everyone else is napping off lunch!
Bedding, towels, pillows and clothing. All bold, colourful prints designed by Ellen Van Dusen.
Adam JK Gift Shop
I’ve purchased a few things from Adam JK over the years and they never disappoint. I recently bought and read his latest book Things Are What You Make of Them and would definitely recommend it for a gift this Christmas.