Once I was on the Apartment Therapy site, I was there for a while. I entered some giveaways (who knew they had giveaways?) and am hoping for the gorgeous kitchen island because we have a discussion every six months or so here – pro or con kitchen island – and if I win it we don’t have to talk about it, it just shows up and
I get my way win, I mean.
Then I found some gorgeous links to homemade hostess gifts that are so gorgeous, fun and creative and green.
Here is the Apartment Therapy’s link to Handmade Holidays: 5 DIY Green Gifts.
Not feeling crafty but want to give something that stands out? Check out Fish Eddy ( a find from an architect friend with a great eye – Chris Chu), a great NYC store with eclectic finds like the Obama Birther Certificate Tray.
I personally love all of the Roz Chast dinnerware – Browse away! See what Pragmatic Mom is up to with GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK.
Dec 2: Kids Make Gifts CRAFT (ModPodge versus Clove Fruit)
Dec 3: Personalized Gifts (Fancy Address Stampers versus Pretty Papers)
Dec 4: Father-in-Law/Dad and Mother-in-Law/Mom
Dec 5: Tutors/Teachers
Dec 6: High Tech/Low Tech
Dec 7: Hostess/Gifts That Give Back
Dec 8: Sanitation Engineers, Mail Carriers, Hairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer, etc. (a.k.a. who else did I forget?) and Emily Post’s Etiquette on this subject.
Dec 9: Husband, Me (Our Own Wacko List); Capability:Mom Husband/Wife
Dec 10: Dog/Cat
Dec 11: Quick Gifts from Whole Foods versus Gourmet Food Store
Dec 12: ‘Cause I Am So Together, Last Minute Home Made Gifts: Pragmatic Mom and Capability : Mom