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Hannah & April’s Holiday Gift Guide

The internet is already abuzz with (2009) best of lists and holiday gift guides. April and I decided to throw our giftie picks into the mix…

HANNAH’S PICKS

Sarah Utter’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart. Wonderfully typographic, and so true.
Via Jen Bekman
$15

On a recent trip to New People, I discovered the perfect stocking stuffer: MT Japanese masking tape. Get one for yourself so that all of your packages will be uniquely wrapped.
On Etsy
Set of 5 for $18

The Sartorialist (Penguin) by Scott Schuman (also known as the love interest of French blogger Garance Doré). The inspiration to put your fashion maven hat on everyday.
$25

Just genius. Deadwood, the Complete Series. Ian McShane slays me, seriously.
$97.49

Very cute retro-patterned glasses from IKEA.
$5.99 for a pack of 6

Turquoise Chopper Headphones at Urban Outfitters. Making listening to tunes at work fun.
$70

Über lovely Eames Rocking Chair to dress up the old abode.
$475.00

APRIL’S PICKS

Dusty Groove: I have never been to this store, only bought from their site, but they have some seriously great music. I have never regretted anything that I bought from them. I’m sending gift certificates to far-flung friends who I am not sure of what they already have in their collection.

Some picks:

Funk Soul Sisters: this collection of some awesome ladies layin’ down seriously funky tracks. Have you ever heard Spanky Wilson’s version of “Sunshine of Your Love”? Get this just for that alone.

A Certain Ratio: Funk meets Punk in Manchester, England. You may recognize their excellent cover of “Shack Up.”

Magazine Subscriptions
I love to read magazines and what is better than a gift that arrives fresh and new each month?

Bust: my kind of feminism: strong, crafty, girlie, smart, creative, and sexy.

Harper’s: a great way to learn about our world no matter if you have 10 minutes or an hour to read.

Jewelry

Ever walk through a mall and stop to look in the jewelry store window and wonder, “Who wears that stuff?” If you like unusual, artisan jewelry, try Robert Redford’s Sundance catalog. Well-made, unique pieces.

My pick for my mom who loves Southwest style:
Expansive Turquoise Ring

For my Lady Friends

Holly GoNightly Sleep Mask: Just like Audrey Hepburn!

Pacifica candles, soaps and perfumes
These natural scents are captivating and pleasant without all the chemicals in commercial products.

For Paul, my super-cool, super-geek friend:
Star Trek Enterprise Bottle Opener

What I Asked for…
I am a big Edward Gorey fan, so I wanted this lithograph from his Gashlycrumb Tinies from the Signal catalog.

Cheers!

Hannah + April
(Entertainment Marketing Manager & Entertainment Publicist)

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