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...
(Clockwise from left)
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: