Perspectives of a Lady, Gentleman & Dane

Gift Guide for Friends: They Have Seen You at Your Best and at Your Worst but Still Stick by Your Side People in Your Life

Hannah Sheflyand

A few of my close friends have had life changes this year, such as a new apartment, a new job or a new partner, but mostly a lot of moving so I hope you can understand that a lot of the gifts below are focused on atmosphere and decor, but with a lot of fun and love thrown in:

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Beer & Food Prints, $44, this etsy find is a steal for 6 prints that would go perfect in any 20 or 30 something yr olds kitchen, and it has all the basic food groups covered!

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I Hate Perfume Home Sprays, $55, just the thought of having the smell of “fir tree,” “russian tea” or “summer kitchen” at your fingertips sounds delicious especially when working out the kinks in a new place.

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Zingerman’s Make Your Own Flavor Gelato, $175, speaking of deliciousness, this company lets you make up your own ice cream flavors and sends 10-12oz canisters, this will hold over your friend for a while đŸ™‚

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Best American Essays 2014, $11, an amazing bundle of writing that I enjoy reading every year and then passing on to friends. A must read… (there is also different versions with short stories, science, mystery, & travel).

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Bespoke Box Subscription, $90-270, The ultimate man gift is this subscription. Instead of getting a bunch of random things mailed to him each month, the company picks a specific theme every month, such as the one pictured above labeled Churchill, and then the subscriber can choose whether to get the box or skip until the next one. Brilliant! (For a female friend Birchbox is pretty fantastic)

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Animal Print Shop Photographs, $25-950, I love love love this company. They have the most adorable photos of animals, I can see how they would be cute in a kids nursery, but I find the wild animals would be perfect in any ones bedroom!

Greenery Meerkat, $40, I can understand how it would seem a little weird to  give a plant as a gift, but throw in a perfectly curated garden with a meerkat and how can anyone resist?

Greenery Meerkat, $40, I can understand how it would seem a little weird to give a plant as a gift, but throw in a perfectly curated garden with a meerkat and how can anyone resist?

Illuminated Dog Leash, $25, to add some extra style and cheer to any dog loving friends who  have to walk in the cold in the middle of the night with their pooch.

Illuminated Dog Leash, $25, to add some extra style and cheer to any dog loving friends who have to walk in the cold in the middle of the night with their pooch.

Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board, $42, everyone has been raving about this and I wish I had the room in my kitchen for it too. I think paired with a few pieces of cheese this can be a very thoughtful gift.

Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board, $42, everyone has been raving about this and I wish I had the room in my kitchen for it too. I think paired with a few pieces of cheese this can be a very thoughtful gift.

Tattly Gold Brecelet Set, $18, who says once your old enough for real tattoos you can still wear temporary ones. I think this is a really cute set that the company offers (however the

Tattly Gold Bracelet Set, $18, who says once your old enough for real tattoos you can not wear temporary ones. I think this is a really cute set that the company offers (however the floral set & zoo crew set would be pretty awesome too).

Cards Against Humanity, $25, if you have played this game before then you can understand how its the perfect gift for any occasion. For those who have not played it, its like Apples to Apples only filled with awesome adult humor.

Cards Against Humanity, $25, if you have played this game before then you can understand how its the perfect gift for any occasion. For those who have not played it, its like Apples to Apples only filled with awesome adult humor. Also a must in any adult household, especially for those who like to entertain.

I am excited that the holidays are getting so close! Hannukah with my family is going to be celebrated next Tuesday, and from there we are just another week away from Christmas and then New Years! Yay. I am happy to say we have finally finished doing all of our holiday shopping and now get to enjoy the rest of the month a little more peacefully.

How about you? Any luck finishing your gift list?

If you haven’t already, here are a few more gift ideas for men, women, dogs and family!

6 Comments

  1. Good call on the Zingerman’s! They’re actually located in the town I live in. Their delicatessen is delicious.

  2. Loving this gift guide, especially wishing for the home spray and the slate cheese board…
    Crossing my fingers!

    +M+

  3. love the cheese board – good idea!

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