2008 gift guides: samantha’s picks

[today i’m sharing two special budget-friendly gift guides created by my fantastic winter interns, samantha and despina. stay tuned for the under $50 guide at 1pm today]

this holiday season i’m loving anything vintage or vintage inspired. i’m also crazy about great packaging, which is why i included some soaps from french paper and fresh. the fragrances are lovely, but the packaging is even better. also check out anthropologie for great accessories like their amazing pinch pine tea set. i hope this list helps give you some ideas for the holidays! -samantha

[image above, clockwise from top left: apple casserole dish $24.99, pop ink soap $20, pinch pine tea set $24-$78, lomo diana dreamer camera $65, featherbrain headband $34, dean and deluca spice rack $150, vintage canisters $29, new year earrings $98, victorian ring dish $6]

[image above, clockwise from top left: over and over by mike perry $35, max brenner hug mug $9.90, cannabis, rose and patchouli parfum by fresh $75, waterlily soap $14, luxe pillow $36, yee-haw journals $22]

Erin @ dessert girl

Wow! I think I love everything in the top panel! I also really like the hug mug, but for some reason I keep picturing it sliding out of my hands! :-)


I really want to get one of the Lomo Cameras…I am looking into them. They have quite a few listed on the Urban Outfitters website…they even have a splitzer attachment.

Jennifer "JR"

I got that exact headband for my sister on etsy for her birthday. It looks so gorgeous with her light blue eyes. Their craftsmanship and packaging is beautiful too. I highly recommend it!

Julianne (aka Samantha's sister!)

Samantha, I love you. These gift ideas are so you, and of course, I love all of them. This gift guide flows very well together. It has that vintage feel with the color combinations and shapes, yet at the same time, very sophisticated. I also like how it demands your attention, but isn’t too flashy. It has a laid-back look to it as well. I love this gift guide. I’m so proud to be blood related to you! I love you so much! Keep up the good work!