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Editors’ Picks: Gifts for the Finicky

Dec 6, 2011

by Alison Feldmann handmade and vintage goods

When it comes to pack rats of discerning taste, I’m blessed to call many friend. However, finding a just-so gift for the impossible-to-shop-for is a formidable task. What do you get the aunt with a novelty-cow-collecting problem or the sister who insists she’ll have an aneurism if she receives another bottle of lotion? The answer is simple: blow their lotion-hating, cow-obsessed minds. Give those finicky folks something they never would have thought to want. Whether it’s an architecturally stunning tea pot or a classic signet ring, you’ll be the holiday hero.


For the Eccentric Aunt

[Clockwise from top left: Vintage Wood and Brass Bangle from The Deeps; Mating Earrings by Carrie Bilbo; Crocheted Lace Stones, Collection of Three by Monica J; Stoneware Dragon Tea Pot by 42 Pots; Hidden Messages Double Brooch by Ivy Nixon JewelleryHand-knit Washable Wool Socks by LizSox; Ceramic Head Vase by AdrienArt]

For the Person With Everything

[Clockwise from top left: Calligraphy Address Stamp by Emilie Friday’s Calligraphy; Quirky Ceramic Mouth Vase by Reshape Studio;  Hand-Dyed Silk Scarf by shoprarebirdCeramic Stoneware Mug by Leah Sheely; Narrow Signet Ring by Neta Jewelry; Cumulonimbus Brooch by The Oak Leaves; Mittens by Sarah McNeil; Son-of-a-Bee-Sting Pencil Pack by Earmark]

More Mind-Blowers

[Clockwise from top left: Gold Female Torso by Elke HutchensThe Gentleman’s Hat by Heart Pump Arts; Circles and Bars Original Painting by flatfile; Porcelain Lightbulb Candlesticks by Eco Elements; Buddy the Elf Cat Hat by Scooter Knits; Glow-in-the-Dark Radium Soap by amandalouise; The Painted Masterpiece Ring by Art by WinonaCat House / End Table by Modernist Cat]


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