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…


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

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.

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

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.

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


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.


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.


Hannah + April
(Entertainment Marketing Manager & Entertainment Publicist)

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