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Fab Holiday Gift Guide

I’ve been a member of Fab for a long time. I’ve bought some awesome things through them, like my Eames bird and my giant botanical print; they’re good at featuring great design and quirky stuff from independent designers. Today, I’m working with them to share my favorites from the Holiday Shop. Usually Fab makes items available for only a short time, but everything in the holiday shop (and below) is available through the end of the year.

Fab Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Forget Me Knot Ring in Neon Green
    Because we can all probably use a neon green reminder every now and then.

  2. Luckies Video Notebook Lined
    Things are not always as they seem…

  3. (of)matter Arrow Necklace
    Simple, but cool.

  4. The Heads Of State Gatsby Print
    So fantastic! Imagined business cards from the guests at Jay Gatsby’s spring party.

  5. Areaware Roller Stop Green
    Perfect for derby ladies.

  6. Twig Terrarium Zombiarium
    Care instructions: water. And brains, probably.

  7. Tattly Illustration Set
    I want to get the Tattly set for the kids, and steal a few for myself.

  8. Farrah Sit Porcelain Containers
    I’ve been looking for hanging plant containers and having a hard time finding ones that I like. These, I like.

  9. DPCTED Cuddle You Tee Green
    I actually bought one of these in red for Brandon a while back. it makes me giggle.

  10. Native Union POP Phone in Orange
    Ahoy-hoy.

Points for Presents

I’m working with American Express to share ideas for holiday gift giving. All of the gifts below can be purchased with points from their Membership Rewards program. Some of the items (numbers 1, 6, and 7) can be purchased directly with points, and the others can be had by redeeming points for gift cards.

American Express Points For Presents Gift Guide

  1. KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer

  2. Alphabet Needlepoint Pillow (via gift card)

  3. Torpedo Sconce (via gift card)

  4. Newgate Bubble Wall Clock (via gift card)

  5. Squirrel Cookie Jar (via gift card)

  6. Dooney and Bourke Florentine Domed Buckle Satchel

  7. Michael Kors Acrylic Tortoiseshell Watch

I’ll be sharing more gift ideas next week too. Are you having trouble coming up with ideas for someone in your life? Let me know in the comments and I’ll help out with some ideas. Glorious ideas.

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I was selected by American Express to help educate consumers about how to use Membership Rewards points. As such I was paid for my services as an ambassador, but all gift choices selected and opinions about the gifts and American Express are my own.

Shelving it

Every day (or nearly), I sit in my home office across from my Expedit shelves. Truthfully, I’m kind of over them.

More truthfully though? They probably wouldn’t bother me so much if I could just keep the rest of my office neat. (It’s a mess in here right now.) Still, I do a lot of mental redecorating that revolves around those shelves. Here’s what I’d pick if I could wave a magic wand.

*Poof!* New shelves that didn’t cost anything or take any time to put together, that magically styled themselves, and fit perfectly in the room!

  1. Whitewashed Wood + Metal Shelves

  2. Emerson Shelf
    p.s. There’s more rustic industrial style in my post on Babble.

  3. Slim Étagère

  4. Lap Shelving System

Also, I pretend that if I had any of those bookshelves, that my stuff would somehow be condensed and look like this. Because it’s super practical to arrange one’s books with the spines facing in.

I assume the baskets and bowls shown are there to store the necessary pixie dust to make this configuration practical.

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