A Gift Guide to being your own Secret Santa

By

15th Dec, 2012

Gift giving can be a little tricky because you don’t want to give mediocre presents to your loved ones, but if you find something really special, chances you’re probably going to feel tempted to keep it …. right? But I don’t want to encourage you or anything…

20121215-164625.jpg

Look at these shoes. They’re beautiful. And you deserve them.

20121215-164632.jpg

Hand-made boots using wooden lasts from the 40s & 50s, these western desert style leather boots by the Cobra Rock Boot Company in Texas are one-of-a-kind kicks. They’re made the way shoes should be made and look the way shoes should look. Drool. Available from Arrow + Arrrow.

20121215-164641.jpg

Did you know that you also deserve a cozy but trendy sweat-shirt? Yes, you do.

20121215-165024.jpg
Homies sweatshirt by Brian Lichtenberg

And of course no one would appreciate the invention of wine ice cream more than you would…

20121215-165047.jpg
Order a few tubs for good measure here.

while cozying up in front of your new fireplace…

20121215-165056.jpg
Trunk fireplace by Atria

with your tired feet resting on one of these awesome stools

20121215-165106.jpg
Dressed up furniture by KamKam
20121215-165110.jpg

And heck, everybody needs to know the time, right?20121215-165144.jpg

Around the world watch by Urban Outfitters

20121215-165147.jpg

Pop watch by Cold Picnic

especially for checking how many minutes until your popcorn is done…

20121215-165159.jpg
Movie popcorn machine by Barmans

Also, you should probably throw more dinner parties in 2013, which means you’ll be needing some chic new tableware…


West meets East with these stunning hybrid table centerpieces by Seletti, available from Fleux.

And your walls are looking a little bare. You had better buy some art…

20121215-165303.jpg

20121215-165309.jpg

20121215-165322.jpg
All of the beautiful and affordable pieces from 20×200 come conveniently framed. Browse they’re awesome online gallery here.

Which you could hang next to the art you will make once you have one of these…


Leica cameras.

And you’ll totally owe it to yourself not to break your new camera and invest in a new camera case…

20121215-165339.jpg

Explore a bespoke collection of exquisitely made camera cases from 1701.

Hey just a thought … are your speakers loud enough? Didn’t think so– looks like you’ll be needing these…

20121215-165356.jpg
Invisible speakers by People People

And I think you also need these. Because … SHOES!

20121215-165401.jpg
Vans Cali collection

And at the end of a hard day of Christmas shopping for yourself, you’ll probably need to sit back and relax with a cup of fondue…

20121215-165408.jpg
Fondue mugs via 7Gadgets

:::

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

Comments

More in Editor's PicksHow to start a subcultureInspiration VaultLife is MessyLost & FoundMovie / Music / Book JunkieNostalgiaObscure historyPeople / Icons / Muses

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

ferragamo

The Met Museum has a Serious Shoe Fetish

If you think you or a girlfriend have an out of control shoe collection, check out the Museum of Metropolitan Art and think again. Comprised of more than 5,000 examples, the Met's permanent collecti...

Trending 947
disneytunnel2

The Underground World of Tunnels beneath Disney

I don't know why I didn't figure this out when I was a kid. Did I really believe Mickey and Minnie were taking their lunch break in the backstage shadows of the rides? Of course there was a vast n...

Trending 1,809
birma9

The Supersized Ghost City

Welcome to no man's land, sorry, Naypyidaw, the vast and empty ghost city that became the brand new capital of Burma a decade ago when the government suddenly announced it was moving the capital fr...

Trending 1,656
fancyjunk

Fancy Junk Food prepared by Chef Jacques La Merde

Introducing the esteemed Chef Jacques La Merde, he's basically full of merde, sort of like all those pretentious foodists. So he has an instagram account where he plates junk food as if he were comp...

Trending 2,314
breau6

Sunset Snooping in an Abandoned Roadside Chateau

So I'll pick up where I left off yesterday. We were taking the scenic route back to Paris via bumpy country roads and soaking up the last of the Sunday sun, when we rolled through a tiny village ...

Trending 3,147