Holiday Gift Guide
Every year we scramble to find the right gifts for our friends and family, or at least I do. This year is no different. As of publishing, I haven't bought a single gift (well one). So hopefully this guide helps my fellow procrastinators out there. This year, I compiled an eclectic group of products that I've either found great joy from this year, or would be happy to receive myself. You'll see gifts from brands and makers we've featured on the site and beyond. Enjoy and Happy Holidays.
Keep track of all things, scribble important notes, wrote a haiku now. This one supports schools. $20 via Public School.
Few things have given me so much calm in the last few years. For all the snark out there about the hipster vinyl love affair, record players really do force you to slow down and relax - in the best way possible. More on that here. This machine has treated me very well and I've recommended it to a few friends who have bought their own. $270 via Bestbuy.
Point and Shoot Camera
This is the Nikon One Touch, but any point and shoot camera will bring endless joy to a creative friend or loved one. No need for messing with photoshop, filters or presets. Just frame and shoot, and the images come out looking fantastic. Things were simpler before digital. $20 up at F Stop Cameras.
Magnum Contact Sheets
You can learn a lot looking about a photographer by closely examining their most notable images, but maybe you can learn even more by looking at the images that didn't make the cut. With Contact Sheets, you can see how photographers approached taking their iconic images, from various angles and settings. $29 via Amazon.
The best knife in my drawer, and why I learned to sharpen my own knives. It was given to me years ago and it's something I enjoy using almost every single day. $150 via Sur La Table.
This watch got a lot of attention this year for good reason. It's a sub $200 mechanical watch redesigned to be true the vintage original. It's like the watch gods heard what we were asking for. Would make a perfect gift for someone new to the watch world, or anyone who appreciates a sharp watch. $200 via Timex.