11.26.2014

Gift Guides 8 | For the Art and Designer Toy Collector

Previous gift guides shared:
1: For the Makeup/Beauty Fanatic
2: For Your Favorite Nerd
3: For the Traveler
4: For the Paper Crafter
5: For the Kawaii Lover
6: For the Sweet Tooth
7: For the Nature Lover
Browse all gift guides here.

Art and designer toys are one of my personal vices. I love collecting things and have to have something from each of my favorite artists! This guide was one of my favorites to compile, because I love sharing talented artists with you guys. It can be a little bit difficult to buy art for someone else, since tastes vary so much. Here are my suggestions:

+ If you have a chance, take a look around their home or personal space. For example - if you're purchasing for a coworker, this could be how someone decorates their cubicle. Take a note of their style (realistic vs. cartoony, photographs, themes) and color preferences.

+ If you don't have a chance to visit, think about their interests and how they style themselves. Someone who loves high fashion might be into illustrations like #6, while a dinosaur-lover might like #10 or #12. A girl with pink hair would be chuffed to get an illustration of a pink-haired girl.

+ If in doubt, get a figurine. They're small and unobstrusive and they can always be used to brighten up a work space if it doesn't fit your recipient's home decor.

+ Don't be afraid! I've gotten art I loved and art that wasn't exactly my taste, but I always appreciate it. Art is such a personal gift and any art/toy collector will appreciate that you noticed their collection and wanted to add a piece to it. It helps add nostalgic value to their collection as well, knowing someone picked out this piece for them.

11.25.2014

Gift Guides 7 | For the Nature Lover

Previous gift guides shared:
1: For the Makeup/Beauty Fanatic
2: For Your Favorite Nerd
3: For the Traveler
4: For the Paper Crafter
5: For the Kawaii Lover
6: For the Sweet Tooth
Browse all gift guides here.

My personal relationship with nature is a bit tenuous. For my part, I've never taken great care of my plants (is there anything worse than a black thumb? That's what I have). Nature responds by sending me frequent and rather unpleasant allergy attacks. However, both the guy I'm dating and my best friend are much more into nature... and that's the point of a gift guide, right? To think up things other people would like! So here goes my attempt. :)


11.24.2014

Gift Guides 6 | For the Sweet Tooth

Previous gift guides shared:
1: For the Makeup/Beauty Fanatic
2: For Your Favorite Nerd
3: For the Traveler
4: For the Paper Crafter
5: For the Kawaii Lover
Browse all gift guides here.

Being a dessert-lover myself, I barely had to do any searches to find these delicious goodies! Lots of scrumptious sweets and sweet-inspired goods.


11.23.2014

Gift Guides 5 | For the Kawaii Lover

Previous gift guides shared:
1: For the Makeup/Beauty Fanatic
2: For Your Favorite Nerd
3: For the Traveler
4: For the Paper Crafter
Browse all gift guides here.

For that friend who wears kigurumi pajamas and has a sizeable Hello Kitty collection!



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