Gift Guide | H is for Home for the Holidays

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Carlisle Peak Anorak Jacket

The holidays always make me a little bit homesick for Lake Tahoe. I’m from the California side (obvs.) and I spent the majority of my formative years in South Lake Tahoe. This Christmas marks my third year living in San Francisco and may well mark the first year I don’t make it home for the holiday. A part of me is ok with this. And another part of me is making indignant, whiney noises in the back of my mind, appalled at the very idea of it.

Whatever ends up happening, I wanted to put together a little assemblage of pieces that remind me of home. So, without further ado…a Tahoe themed gift guide.

  • I feel like I’ve seen these cool wood-cut topographical maps of the Lake before, but their still very cool and remind me of going on school field trips to places like the Lake Tahoe Maritime Museum
  • This Pendleton Canyonville Tote should hold everything a girl needs for an overnight in the mountains. Unless your me, in which case you need six of these.
  • this darling vintage round paint-by-numbers landscape would have looked adorable in the little cabin my best friend and I shared for a year. It was a priceless 70’s  Tahoe relic of a house, all 70’s shag carpet and knotty pine paneling. My weird, converted attic room had wall to wall lime green shag carpeting. I shit you not. Top it off with a yellow tiled kitchen and matching yellow stove. Yup, this baby woulda fit in just fine.
  • a pretty blue and grey rug to snuggle up on in front of the fire while the snow swirls down outside.
  • bring the mountains with you with these charming little snow-capped mountain top studs.
  • I have expressed my newfound love for chunky-knit infinity scarves before, and now my lust for them cannot be slackened. Except perhaps by these pretty little numbers by Scarf Lovers on Etsy.
  • A a few nips from this scenic mountain-scape flask on the bus ride up and I probably wont harm any screaming children. I might even share with them.
  • This is probably what the kids and I will be drinking.
  • More snuggly goodness with this yummy grey eco-cotton hand knit sweater by Max Melody on Etsy.
  • I owned the bomber-jacket equivalent of this awesome Carlisle Peak Anorak Jacket from Ruche when I was in high school and fucking adored it. Thus, all army green jackets with hoods will forever remind me of waiting for the bus in the snow with the extra-deep hood on this bad boy pulled up over my headphones.

What reminds you of home? Are you heading there for the holidays?

Gift Guide | E is for Ear Candy

 
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Music is pretty universal. No matter who the person is, gifting them something to enjoy their favorite tunes through will make you a hit. I rounded up a few of the most attractive music listening devices I could find on the interwebz. Let’s rock.

  • Go retro and introduce some vinyl into someones life with the Crosley Keepsake Deluxe USB Turntable. Plus, the keepsakes cool USB outlet allows your albums to be recorded in digital format so you can enjoy your records on the go.
  • Or, for the more discerning audiophile, this beautiful, high quality and limited production turntable is called The Barky Turntable and it is lovingly custom built by the design geniuses over at Audiowood.
  • This cool Bluboom Blueooth Portable Speaker by Triple C Designs is made of beautiful, natural walnut and has a rechargeable lithium battery lifespan of up to 7 hours of stylish playtime.
  • This beautiful Upcycled Mid Century Modern Speaker has been retrofitted with bluetooth capabilities so you can still enjoy the joys of Rdio and Spotify without having to leave your phone sitting on top of the stereo.
  • Similarly, Tombox is a project by German design firm Diefabrik that restores discarded, quality speakers and adapts them for use with modern technology.
  • And in other recycled objects, these cute portable amps built into mint tins is absolutely adorable.
  • These LSTN Cherry Wood Troubadour Headphones are so pretty that I literally let out a little coo of contentment when I saw them for the first time. Each pair is individually handcrafted out of reclaimed cherry wood, and for ever pair sold, LSTN helps restore the hearing of a person in need through the Starky Hearing Foundation.

E is for Ear Candy

  • These gorgeous I-MEGO Throne Headphones in Gold are so luxe, with gold detailing and plush leather, there’s memory foam in their ear-pads, for chrissake. The acoustic engineering on this particular set is geared toward the big bass of rock, R&B and hip hop. I imagine Biggie and Black Sabbath sound equally amazing through them.
  • For a subtler dose of opulence, The Monitor Headphones by legendary amp makers, Marshall, are made of black vinyle leather with brass accents, evoking the spirit of the companies rock and roll history, while providing high quality sound and comfort.
  • These quirky DVF♥HVN Cat Headphones were created as a collaboration between NYC DJ Harley Viera-Newton and stylish cat lover, Diane Von Furstenberg (the adorable cat on the ear piece is inspired by Ms. Von Furstenburg’s beloved kitty, Marmite). The set even comes with a matching mini-mp3 player that can hold up to 70 minutes of music.
  • This slick IDEA Card Speaker is so slick and glam, like a slim gold bar that sings to you.
  • Yeah, that pretty black headband she has on? Thats a set of headphones. The Molami Twine Headphones are made of a soft, flexible headpiece that wraps around your head, looking for all the world like a lovely silk head wrap. Molami also makes a bunch of other very chic headphones and their function meets fashion ideal has resulted in some gorgeous work.