Hello again! It's been a while, but here's another "Gift Shelf girl" of the week.
Quick recap: The Gift Shelf is a part of our blog/Instagram where we give you some suggestions on what to get as a gift for someone's special day. Whether its your creative girlfriend, minimalist father, or angry neighbor, we've got you covered!
Today we have here Film-loving Fiona who knows a movie quote for every situation and would rather stay at home to watch Netflix than go out on a Friday night.
Here's a few items that s/he might like with the imdb movie links in case you are not a movie person yourself ;)
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1. Bonnie & Clyde T-shirt ($85)
Here's a cute white T from the classic 60's film Bonnie and Clyde (1967) drawn by French artist Marguerite Bartherotte. (She has her own fashion brand too!) Seems like this T-shirt is limited in
Don't know what to get for your friend's birthday, an anniversary with your girlfriend, or a surprise gift for your colleague who is moving away? Not to worry- The Gift Shelf is here to recommend you the best gifts for every person in your life :)
This week we have Elegant Eleanor, who knows how to dress chic in every occasion. You may find it difficult to gift a lady with an exquisite taste, so our tip to you is keep it classy. Here are some beautiful items that are sure to get you some compliments on your perfect choices!
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1. bhldn Balinese Carved Wood Hanger ($34)
Handcrafted wooden hanger so beautiful she would probably use it as an interior piece rather than to
Every week we'll be updating you with the perfect gifts for a certain type of friend in your life. Today we've got a selection for DIY Darren, that friend who knows how to fix everything, and spends all his free time in the woods. (And some other options for DIY Diana too!)
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1. Sam's Natural Crafter’s Hand Care Pack ($24.95)
Because he has no idea what to do with his poor crafter’s hardworking hands.
2. Occidental Leather 5055 Stronghold Suspension System ($120)
Supposedly what every D.I.Y. Darren would love to own. Now he can really work on that big project with no problem carrying some crazy stuff with comfort! Just be safe please!
3. Nüüd for iPhone case ($99.99)
Lifeproof’s case should protect his phone from all the crazy places he go! Definitely get him one before he gets another crack on the screen, or drops it in snow/water.
4. Victorinox Swiss Army Evolution Wood 17 ($70)
A very functional swiss army pocket knife with 13 features, but most importantly with a beautiful walnut wood design- perfect for him to carry around everywhere in style!
5. 1 Gallon Small Batch Beer Brewing Kit ($49.99)
Here's a fun activity after a long day of DIYing...more DIYing! He can learn to brew his own craft beer right from his home with this kit from Northern Brewer.
6. "New Treehouses of the World " ($40)
If he hasn't already, he’ll eventually end up building (at least) one treehouse in his lifetime…so why not have design references from the one and only Pete Nelson! Oh and while you are looking through books, another one with beautiful photos is TASCHEN’s "Tree Houses. Fairy Tale Castles in the Air " ($69.99).
And...here's some gift ideas for the DIY Diana, the lady "doers" in your life too!
The countdown has begun...It's a week till Valentine's Day! Have you decided what to get for your loved ones? In case you have forgotten- not to worry, you still have one more week-end left to shop for the romantic day! Here's a selection from us to make your life a little bit easier ;)
1. Coordinates Collection Legend Engraved Diamond Bangle Bracelet ($337)
We've all gone through the "initials on a necklace" phase, so try something new by sharing coordinates of your secret place with your bae!
2. Pierre Marcolini Valentine Selection (3,564 yen)
Here's a classic gift that is bound to make your girl happy :)
3. Paul Smith Wide-striped cotton-blend socks ($17)
There's nothing wrong with making your man wear red on V-day ;)
4. Knock Knock What I Love About You Journal ($11.99)
A cute little book to spark up your relationship <3
5. Heart face wire pair rings (price unknown)
Unfortunately, we couldn't find a shop that sells these rings but aren't they the cutest thing? Please let us know if you find it!!
6. Men's Society Sneaker Cleaning Kit ($23)
Leather shoes need cleaning but sneakers do too! Here's a shoe cleaning kit for the sporty/casual guy.
7. Easy, Tiger Mine Stackable Mug ($12)
Here's a casual but sweet gift for the couples that are just starting out!
We also found this one which supports LGBTQ community :)
8. Hardgraft Zip Cards in Black Oil (135 euros)
Boys don't like to carry small change, but here's a wallet that will make him want to! The clean sleek design is beautiful isn't it?
9. Polo Ralph Lauren Tartan Touch Screen Gloves ($98.00-->$69.99)
A classic and stylish pair of gloves with a high-tech detail. He can lead the way with google maps, even in the cold!
Some other options for your girlfriend/wife/date:
Scroll for a variety of classic casual V-day gifts, some flowers, and some stylish options of clothing, accessories and jewelry.
For your boyfriend/husband/date:
Scroll through for perfect gifts each with three different styles, and three different price points for your beau;)
The Gift Shelf is a segment where we update you with the perfect gifts for every type of friend in your life. So far we've got Artsy Annie, Busy Billy... and here comes a selection for that one friend we just can't keep our eyes off of... Clumsy Claire.
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1. Bluetooth Tracking Tag ($40)
Exactly what she needs after all the hours she searches for her key before leaving her home! Well, as long as she has her phone... :P
2. Wms&Co. Hand Stamp Gift Set with Personalized Voucher ($60-$65)
Perfect gift during the holiday seasons and even for everyday...especially for your "Clumsy Claire" so even if she miswrite those recipients' address, at least her own address won't be wrong with this stamp for "return" :)
3. "I don't trip, I do random gravity checks" T-shirt ($16.98)
Not sure if she'd wear it to the public, but how could you resist giving a t-shirt that says all about her? Perfect Lazy Sunday wear for sure. All love.
4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing ($16.99)
Let the master of decluttering "KonMari" ease her clumsy life at peace. ommmmmm.
5. Saturn Red Wine Glass ($36)
No more expensive cleaning for wine stains! Be sure to change all of her glasses into this one- we recommend she uses it for tomato juice too.
6. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit ($21)
Because you NEVER know what on earth she might encounter....if only there's "Maxmergency" Kit that's this compact.
Here are some more options in case you want to make her a full care package ;)
Found anything you like? Have other items you recommend? Feel free to comment below, or send us a message on our Instagram @The Gift Shelf ;)
Every week we'll be updating you with the perfect gifts for a certain type of friend in your life. Today we've got Busy Billy, your friend who is constantly juggling 10 things at once.
Busy Billy is that friend in your life who has his corporate job, starting out a side business with a few friends for fun, is on the local soccer team, and loves to go out for drinks even on a weekday. Yes he's got it all, but don't you sometimes want to tell him to just chill out for a moment?
Here are a few items that will either make his life easier, or help him to relax from time to time :)
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1. HEADSPACE Meditation App ($7.99/month for an annual subscription)
With this app he can create his own relaxing 'zen' time for even just as short as 5 minutes whether he has a few minutes to spare before he goes to work, or he's at a parking lot in his car in between client meetings.
2. Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags ($ 9.99)
These bags coated with Teflon will help him make a quick & easy breakfast in the morning- and no need for cleaning up melted cheese all over your toaster.
3. hibi 10 Minutes Aroma (¥3,888 for a pack of 5)
The minimal design of the packaging, the easy to carry size, and most importantly the fact that that these scented matches will burn out after 10 minutes is perfect for a 10 minute break in his busy life, no?
4. Hamilton and Hare 'Days of the week' underwear gift box (£265.00)
WIth these classy boxers, he'll be sure to check what day it is first thing in the morning!
5. Trunk Club Personal styling service (depends on your order)
We're not saying just because he's busy he has no sense of style BUT... wouldn't you love for your friend to look so dapper? After consultation on his style preferences, they will ship him hand-picked designer clothing to his doorstep and he can choose which one to keep or send back.
6. g.u.s Multi-Device Charging Station Dock & Organizer ($34.99)
This stylish charging station made of bamboo will keep all his electronic devices in one place, without the worry of the chords tangling. He'll never need to look for a misplaced iPhone again!
and here are some options for the Busy Britneys in your life:
Found anything you like? Have other items you recommend? Feel free to send us a DM on our Instagram @The Gift Shelf ;)
There's always a special occasion throughout the year whether its birthdays, holidays, or anniversaries when you want to give a present to someone as a small gesture of love and appreciation.
We all love the idea of giving a "gift", but it can also be a nightmare to find the "perfect gift". Some people like surprises, others hate it. Some like something that can be kept forever as a capsulized sweet memory of that day, others prefer something more practical, even edible. Would she like this? Does this fit his style? All of a sudden, the generous act of giving becomes a nerve wracking task that you procrastinate till the last minute.
That's why we've decided to create The Gift Shelf. A go-to-guide for gift ideas for every single person on your address book- the adventurous traveller to the creative book worm, male or female, young or old.
We plan to keep updating it weekly and even made a new Instagram account to let you know whenever we add a new character to our list of potential gift receivers.
We'll be starting out with personalities by the alphabet- "Artsy Annie", "Busy Brian"...the rest is a secret! Please follow us if you're even a little bit curious about what comes after that ;)
For Artsy Annie...
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1. SHABD : Magic Jar Dye Kit, Silk Scarf ($75.00)
Not only does this jar look pretty on your desk, its actually a kit to dye the luxurious silk scarf into your very own design!
2. HALLIE BATEMAN Paint Water Mug Set ($28.50)
Have you witnessed your friend accidentally dipping his/her paintbrush in their coffee? Well now you know exactly what he/she needs :)
3. Klimt "The Kiss" socks ($8.00)
I give you one mission: discreetly figure out your friend's favorite artist. If completed, you've got the perfect gift whether its Klimt, Van Gogh, or more!
4. 'Melting' Dali watch ($90.00)
A watch is something you look at so many times a day, which is exactly why it makes sense to place your friend's inspiration right there on his/her wrist!
5. ACCORN STUDIO Luna moon lantern (30cm- $340 / 40cm- $450 / 60cm- $910)
If your financial situation allows, do go for the magical gesture of gifting the moon! This handmade art piece from Taiwan started out with an Indiegogo campaign- a nice BTS story you can tell your friend as well.
6. Gondola pastel Kyoiro pastel 18 colors set ($21.81)
& for those living in Japan: ゴンドラパステル 京色パステル 18色セット（￥ 2,268）
Aren't these the most unique colored chalks you've seen? It will make your friend want to create some beautiful chalk designs and perhaps help you decorate you room/shop/cafe/etc.
Here are some other options: