It’s crazy to believe the holiday season is so quickly upon us! It’s a time to reflect on the way the universe has guided me and the amazing people it has placed into my life.
I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such a talented, supportive community of artists and designers throughout the county. Each of these amazing humans is filled with passion to not only succeed but to succeed the good way. Much like Little Korboose, these featured artists built their companies on strong values of treating the land, materials, and people with respect.
Our holiday gift guide highlights these passionate, talented artists who create meaningful gifts that are perfect for you and everyone on your list.
Little Korboose Organic Cotton Dish Towels ($21): We had to include ourselves in the guide of course ;). This eco-friendly home goods shop makes the perfect gift to add a minimal yet inviting touch to your home. Choose from hand-drawn wall art, tea towels, organic pillows or accessories. Little Korboose also recently added a modern wood three-legged stool to their line! All of the materials down to the smallest details like zippers are carefully sourced to guarantee that they are of the highest quality and produced in a sustainable, ethical manner. Think high quality, low impact. Little Korboose home goods are compassionately crafted designed to be long-lasting statement pieces in your home.
Kat & Roger Wall Hanging: This L.A. based ceramic shop also draw on the land as inspiration, specifically from the South, Portland, Lake Tahoe, California, and the Midwest. Kat & Roger combine classic shapes and graphic surface patterns with earthy natural clay textures. You can find their carefully crafted ceramic pieces in online & shops throughout the U.S.
P.F. Candle Co. No. 5 Spruce Candle ($16): These are my absolute favorite candles, especially the teakwood & tobacco scent! The candles, reed diffusers, room sprays, eau de parfum and incense make great stocking stuffers. Warning: you may want to keep them for yourself. All of P.F. Candle Co. products are USA made as they are designed and produced in Southern California.
Vacilando Quilting Co. Presidio Quilt ($1,800): My dear friend, Laura, launched Vacilando Quilting Co. after taking a year-long road trip around the U.S. in a 1986 Airstream trailer. She uses travel as inspiration to create intricate handmade quilts, pillows and canvas goods. Her cozy quilts are also customizable to create a memorable, personalized gift.
Austin Press Stationery: This San Francisco based shop creates beautifully handcrafted objects including art, cards, candles and an apothecary. Austin Press features an old world charm with a rich assortment of handmade gifts.
Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Face Oil ($72): I seriously can’t go a day without using my Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Face Oil. This natural and cruelty-free skincare brand thoughtfully uses each ingredient for a specific therapeutic reason and does not use fillers of any kind. Herbivore Botanicals ethically sources the finest raw natural materials to make you smell, look and feel great.
Odette New York Hex Monogram Charm ($60): My signature gold triangle rings are from Odette New York, a sustainable NYC jewelry studio. The company works with reusable materials from local artisans and family-run businesses to maintain a small environmental footprint. They even offer eco-friendly gift packaging as your package can arrive in a reusable poly-bag!
Iron & Resin Regin Hat ($28): This Ventura-based surf, moto, and skate shop creates high-quality, handcrafted goods. The clothes and gear are built to last and heavily inspired by the team’s adventurous lifestyle and experiences. By the way ladies, Iron and Resin is launching a women’s line very soon!
Red Wing Iron Ranger Boots ($319): Are you looking for boots that transcend the test of time and outlast harsh working conditions? If so, you’ve found your match—Red Wing Shoes! All shoes are American made in Red Wing, Minnesota. To minimize their environmental footprint, Red Wing offers to repair and revitalize well-worn boots.