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13 Fun Gifts for Creatives & Designers

Is there a special designer, crafter, artist, maker, DIY-er, or just general creative person in your life? Probably, because those people are awesome! As two creative queens ourselves, we wanted to put together a gift guide of general things we’d love to receive as presents. We actually already own a lot of these, but a creative person will never say no to another awesome set of pens or beautiful sketchbook. (Hint: buy us anything on this list and we’ll be ecstatic!)

1. Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Notebook – $20

These are our absolute favorite notebooks/sketchbooks. You might consider them the Cadillac of notebooks. We love the dot grid version linked here, which is great for both sketching or jotting down notes. The cover is silky smooth leather and the pages are high quality. It would make an A+ bullet journal, but really any creative could find a use for this notebook!

2. Steal Like An Artist – $10

Austin Kleon has written a super fun book which goes into what nobody tells you about being creative. It’s a quick and fun read, packaged in a cute little square book, but it’s one of those that gets you thinking deeply and inspires you to be the best artist you can be.

3. Kuretake Metallic Brush Pens – $9

Favorite brush pen alert! These are our top choice for fun modern calligraphy projects. We love the juicy brush tips and rich metallic pigment. But these pens aren’t just for brush lettering, and are great for drawing on colored or dark paper.

4. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Print – $6-20

What’s better than an inspirational print? This modern lettering print will add excitement and encouragement to any creative’s desk, office, or bedroom wall. Pop it in a frame for an extra special touch!

5. Holiday Pantone Sleigh Tee – $30

Designers all know and love Pantone Colors. So why not make them smile with one of these fun holiday-themed Pantone tees?

6. David’s Tea Customizable Mug – $23

I received this mug for Christmas a few years ago, and I loved that I could flex my creative muscles and decorate the mug how I wanted. There are tons of fun mugs out in the world, but sometimes you just want something you can’t buy on the shelves. And David’s Tea makes the best tea mugs – a nice large size with metal strainer and lid! Pair it with some loose leaf tea (this is one of our absolute faves) for a truly special treat.

7. Introduction to Brush Lettering Kit – $55

Kickstart a loved one’s obsession with writing beautifully! Our Intro to Brush Lettering kit includes an in-depth workbook and three brush lettering pens, all packaged nicely in a gift box. The comprehensive workbook includes full instruction on how to begin brush lettering as well as tips and tricks inspired by our experiences lettering and teaching workshops.

8. Micron Colored Pens – $25

These felt tip pens are great for everyday writing and doodling. We love the smooth ink and fine tips, and all of the colors will ensure notes are taken to the next level.

9. 2019 Calligraphy Calendar – $10

A cute desk calendar is always one of those things I love receiving as a gift because I forget to buy it for myself. We created this simple, modern hand lettered calendar to be functional yet pretty, without being over the top. This would make a great stocking stuffer!

10. In Progress – $23

The two of us have been captivated by Jessica Hische since our graphic design school days, when her work opened our eyes to the world of lettering and being a badass design lady who does soul-feeding work. We appreciate that she is honest and tells it like it is, truly sharing details that help lift other designers up. This book details her art and process, and is a great resource for any digital artist, graphic designer, or letterer.

11. Be Bold Zipper Pouch – $10

Natasha got me this pouch, with a cute little inspirational typography quote, and I love it to store pens in. Because there are truly never enough bags/pouches/tins/containers/etc. to hold all of our pens.

12. Embossing Starter Kit – $40

We don’t know any creative who doesn’t love embossing. The process results in adding raised elements to paper craft projects, which look so cool (especially when done in the silver and gold included in this kit). There are a few tools involved, which is why we love this starter kit that includes everything needed to get started: a heat tool, embossing pens, and silver and gold embossing powders.

13. Easy Knitting Kit – $36

Natasha and her mom are both avid knitters, and have taught me how and guided me through projects multiple times. Although I love the cathartic nature and having the ability to make cool knitwear, I just don’t have the resolve to research knitting projects on my own. A knitting kit like this is great for someone like me who would like to knit things, but needs all the materials and guidance to get started.

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9 Fun Gifts for Wine Lovers under $30

Whether it’s yourself, your best friend or your mom, everyone’s got a wine lover in their life. Obviously, we both love sipping (ahem, guzzling) wine all year, so we’ve got some fun gift ideas we’d like to share!

1. Marble Wine Cooler – $26

Using a wine cooler – and a modern marble one at that – is a super easy way to go from causal to fancy shmancy. Amelia has one of these and we love using it to keep our champagne cool during our business meetings 😉

2. Relax Greeting Card – $5

This relax card is perfect to pair with a gift any time of year, to tuck a gift card into, or simply to spread some wino love! This is a digital print of our original hand lettering.

3. Bottle Stopper – $5

Amelia got me one of these and it’s just the best. Even if you usually finish your open bottles of wine or champagne, these little stoppers comes in handy much more than you would think. It’s a perfect little stocking stuffer for the lover of bubbles in your life!

4. Wine Decanter – $28

Using a wine decanter is classy AF – but also super easy! We love the design of this one, especially since the shape allows for easy pouring and minimal red wine spilling.

5. Bring Me Wine Socks – $10

I got these for my mom last Christmas and she just adores them. She loves wearing them when my sister and I are home and drinking wine together. We get a good kick out of how funny they are!

6. Wine Tumbler – $14

Wine on the go! These insulated tumblers are great for wine and other beverages – keeping them hot or cold while preventing condensation from your hands. The lids are dishwasher safe and leak proof, yay! Plus look at all the fun colors to choose from.

7. Metallic Wine Glass Pens – $9

These are a super fun idea for hosts or housewarming gifts! They are easy to use, come in a bunch of colors, will stay on for the life of a party, and wash off with warm soapy water. Amelia and I each have a set of these and we love inspiring our guests to hand letter their names 🙂

 

8. Wine Is A Grocery Print – $6-$20

This quote makes us smile as wine is always on our grocery lists! It is a print of our original hand lettering with a gorgeous burgundy gradient. It’s perfect for framing in the kitchen or above a bar cart area!

9. Red Wine Stain Remover – Set of 3 for $23

Yup, spills happen. And if you’re like Amelia and I they happen too often! I bought the three pack to share with my mom, sister, and I and we use it more often than we’d care to admit. I swear it actually works – I’ve used it on carpets, white pants, and sweaters – to name a few!

Please note prices and availability are subject to change. 

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10 Fun Gifts for Foodies under $30

If you’re anything like us, you have a bunch of food lovers in your life. We both love eating and cooking, and that love can be seen in a lot of our work. Our foodie greeting cards and prints were actually some of the first items we were inspired to make and sell, and have remained top sellers over the past few years! But aside from cards and prints, there are so many items that as foodies ourselves we own and love, or are planning to buy for the food lovers on our list this year.

1. Foodie Love Greeting Cards – $5 each

These cards are perfect to pair with a gift, to tuck a gift card into, or simply to spread some foodie love. Does your loved one like cheese, pizza, or veggies the most!?

2. Microplane – $15

When I asked Natasha what her favorite kitchen tool is, she excitedly told me: microplane! It’s great for garlic, ginger, and topping food with cheese (which is obviously where her microplane gets the most use).

3. Flour, Too Cookbook – $25

Everyone in the Boston area knows that Flour Bakery has some of the best food around. Joanne Chang, Flour’s owner, brings some of her most delicious recipes for baked goods and savory treats into this cookbook for the home cook. And we can attest – everything we’ve made has been so good! I love getting this cookbook for both people who have been to or have yet to go to Flour in person.

4. Dipped Wooden Kitchen Utensil Set – $18

Everyone can use beautiful utensils in their home kitchen! After just hosting Thanksgiving, I realized that I have a lot of utilitarian kitchen utensils, and not enough beautiful serving utensils. And I’m obsessed with the color options and paint dip on these handcrafted goods. (Everything in the shop is so fun and modern!) I’ll be buying these as gifts for some people on my list – anyone want to buy me a set? 😉

5. Beginner Cheese Making Kit – $30

Did you know that making cheese at home isn’t actually that complicated!? I received this cheese making kit as a gift a few years ago and was so excited to learn how to make my favorite food at home!

6. Cheese Slate – $22

Ok, so I’m on a cheese gift kick here. But who doesn’t love cheese? We love that slate is chalk friendly and you can label items right on the surface they sit on. A great gift for a true host with the most to show off their lettering skills while serving up a delicious platter of cheese!

7. Food Lover Prints – $6-$20 each

These prints would be great in any food lovers’ kitchen (or really any room for that matter). We love the hand lettered quote along with colorful, fun iconography to truly make a statement!

8. Citrus Juicer – $19

My favorite unnecessary kitchen tool is hands down the citrus juicer. This is one of those items that you don’t need (you can just squeeze your lemons or limes with your hands after all), but now that I have one I can’t live without it! Not only does it save me from squeezing citrus juice all over myself, but it also much more effectively gets all the juice from the lemon or lime. And as a bonus: it catches the seeds so they don’t fall into your sauce or cocktail or vinaigrette or whatever else your adding citrus to.

9. Punny Dish Towels – $17 each

We love when something makes us lol, and look how cute these are! Because who couldn’t use a dish towel with a good joke or pun, and also a cute illustration for good measure?

10. Pizza Floatie – $20

For the foodie who loves to hang at the pool, lake, or beach, a pizza floatie is definitely in the cards! Help your loved one become the talk of this year’s floatilla 😉

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14 Fun Gifts for Travelers under $30

Why is it that holiday shopping creeps up on us every year? November quickly turns into December and we all end up frantically searching for perfect gifts for our loved ones. If you have a traveler on your list, we’ve got you covered! And as travel lovers ourselves, we can attest to these items being fun, unique, and well priced. Happy gifting!

1. Say Yes to New Adventures Tote Bag – $20

The perfect tote bag for adventure seekers! This bag features our original hand lettering, screen printed with coral ink on a 100% cotton tote bag.

2. Universal Travel Adaptor – $17

A universal adaptor is a must have for any international traveler. We love this one because it can work for 150 countries and has 2 USB ports, giving you the option to charge 3 devices at once. Plus it comes in fun neon colors!

Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask, Blindfold, Super Smooth Eye Mask (One Strap) - The Authentic Are ONLY"Sold by Alaska Bear"3. Sleep Mask – $8

Putting on a sleeping mask while *trying* to sleep on a plane is a must have for me. I love this one because it is silky and lightweight making it super comfortable to wear while blocking out those pesky bright lights.

4. Portable Speaker – $26

Gotta keep the tunes going while you’re on the go! With up to 12 hours of playing time, this super loud compact speaker is rain, shower, and sand proof making it perfect for all sorts of adventures.

5. What is Life But One Grand Adventure Print – $6-$20

We love a good gallery wall, and this print of our original hand lettering pairs perfectly with travel photos. Available in our Etsy shop in three sizes.

6. Smartphone Tripod – $23

We love this compact tripod for when we’re traveling! The flexible legs make it easy to set up your phone on uneven surfaces so you can use your camera timer to take group photos anywhere. We also have fun using this to capture time-lapses of those gorgeous vacation sunrises and sunsets.

7. Packing Cubes – $20

These are a game changer. Like I don’t know how I packed before using these awesome cubes. You can organize by clothing type or outfits to make unpacking super easy when you get to your destination. They are also a life saver for separating dirty laundry. They come in at least 15 colors so there’s a set for anyone on your list!

8. Scratch off World Adventures Map – $26

How fun is this map?! It has a gold scratch off surface to reveal a colorful world map to keep track of states and countries that have been visited. We love that this is designed and printed in the US!

9. Where Chefs Eat – $24

Looking for the best midnight snack or secret local gem? This book has it all, from 5 star restaurants to hole in the wall diners, there’s something delicious for everyone to explore while traveling. Yum!

10. Luggage Scale – $13

This is one of those “I didn’t realize I needed this until I had it” gadgets. If you (or your loved ones) are like us, and tend to overpack only to then try standing on your scale holding a suitcase to see how overweight your bag is then this will make your life much easier. It is very accurate and super easy to use!

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11. Google Photos – FREE!

Amelia has been using Google Photos for years and holy shit are they are life saver. Super easy to set up and gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. Never worry about deleting photos on your phone to free up storage again!


12. Turkish Towel – $24

These 100% cotton towels are highly absorbent and dry very quickly, light in weight and take up little space, making them the perfect travel companion. Loads of colors to choose from you should probably get one for yourself too!

13. Portable Charger – $26

Running out of phone charge when trying to take photos or use map navigation while traveling is THE WORST. This compact charger stores enough juice to charge your phone at least twice and comes with an 18-month warranty. Whoop!

14. Not All Who Wander Are Lost Print – $6-$20

Another one of our fun travel prints for a gallery wall! We love the message behind this quote, and it’s available in our Etsy shop in three sizes.

Please note prices and availability are subject to change. 

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