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The ♀ Designer's Gift Guide

 

I decided to do a round of items from clothing, jewelry, cooking to everyday living that are "designer" friendly. Nothing is over $300. So if you wanted to get super fancy you'd probably want to look elsewhere. Most of these items are everyday utilitarian items, although who doesn't love jewelry?... and fit in the "must create a sense of joy or beauty while of high quality" category. 

 
NO.6 NEW SCHOOL CLOG ON WEDGE IN BLACK NO. 6, $275

NO.6 NEW SCHOOL CLOG ON WEDGE IN BLACK
NO. 6, $275

MINIMAL QUARTER MOON RING—AGJC ETSY, $60.07

MINIMAL QUARTER MOON RING—AGJC
ETSY, $60.07

WINDEN MA NECKLACE NEED SUPPLY, $185

WINDEN MA NECKLACE
NEED SUPPLY, $185

EPIPHYTIC WALL PLAQUE PISTILS NURSERY, $40 If you're indoors all day working in front of a computer, plants are pretty much a necessity for sanity.

EPIPHYTIC WALL PLAQUE
PISTILS NURSERY, $40

If you're indoors all day working in front of a computer, plants are pretty much a necessity for sanity.

CUBE TOTE BAG—OELWEIN LITTLE OTSU, $16 You can never have to many tote bags. For work, for books, for groceries, for carrying treats to client-get-togethers.

CUBE TOTE BAG—OELWEIN
LITTLE OTSU, $16

You can never have to many tote bags. For work, for books, for groceries, for carrying treats to client-get-togethers.

PRIME TIMBER 2.0 MECHANICAL PENCIL—PENCO LITTLE OTSU, $14.95 This is an awesome mechanical pencil for those who like a broad stroke or feel like they can't use regular mechanical pencils because they tend to break the lead. The Prime Timber is made in Japan with a barrel of California incense cedar and holds a 2mm lead so it writes just like a standard pencil. It comes with a sharpener so you can get a point on it.

PRIME TIMBER 2.0 MECHANICAL PENCIL—PENCO
LITTLE OTSU, $14.95

This is an awesome mechanical pencil for those who like a broad stroke or feel like they can't use regular mechanical pencils because they tend to break the lead. The Prime Timber is made in Japan with a barrel of California incense cedar and holds a 2mm lead so it writes just like a standard pencil. It comes with a sharpener so you can get a point on it.

WHITE STAPLE—CRAFT DESIGN TECHNOLOGY NEED SUPPLY, $20

WHITE STAPLE—CRAFT DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
NEED SUPPLY, $20

STEREO SEASONAL BLEND HEART COFFEE ROASTERS, $19 One of the best places to get coffee in Portland, this coffee blend is one of my favorites to make at home. It has that wonderful hint of chocolate and it grinds well.  50% Ethiopia, Reko. 50% Guatemala, La Esperanza. 

STEREO SEASONAL BLEND
HEART COFFEE ROASTERS, $19

One of the best places to get coffee in Portland, this coffee blend is one of my favorites to make at home. It has that wonderful hint of chocolate and it grinds well. 

50% Ethiopia, Reko. 50% Guatemala, La Esperanza. 

DESK ORGANIZER—GOLDEN BISCOTTI ETSY, $48.83 This versatile desk organiser is not only useful on your desk, but also suitable in your kitchen or entry hall. It is perfect for storing writing utensils or other small items such as keys, letters, business cards, reminder notes and important information.

DESK ORGANIZER—GOLDEN BISCOTTI
ETSY, $48.83

This versatile desk organiser is not only useful on your desk, but also suitable in your kitchen or entry hall. It is perfect for storing writing utensils or other small items such as keys, letters, business cards, reminder notes and important information.

"UN" POWDER RMS BEAUTY, $34 I already own RMS Beauty's "Un" Cover-up, and I love it. It goes on shear but its buildable and it doesn't cake. The powder can be used as a foundation or a light concealer as it visibly melts into the skin while covering imperfections and redness. 

"UN" POWDER
RMS BEAUTY, $34

I already own RMS Beauty's "Un" Cover-up, and I love it. It goes on shear but its buildable and it doesn't cake. The powder can be used as a foundation or a light concealer as it visibly melts into the skin while covering imperfections and redness. 

COMME DES GARCONS SMALL CLASSIC POUCH WALLET NORDSTROM, $99

COMME DES GARCONS SMALL CLASSIC POUCH WALLET
NORDSTROM, $99

SLOPE UPHOLSTERED OFFICE CHAIR WEST ELM, $299 This is kind of one of those utilitarian things that everyone needs, but never thinks about...well that's my biggest problem anyway...which is why I 💕 my chiropractor. It is hard finding an office chair that is comfortable first, then looks good, and doesn't cost a zillon bucks. This chair from West Elm actually checks both boxes and you can sit comfortably rolled right up to your desk...sans arms. 

SLOPE UPHOLSTERED OFFICE CHAIR
WEST ELM, $299

This is kind of one of those utilitarian things that everyone needs, but never thinks about...well that's my biggest problem anyway...which is why I 💕 my chiropractor. It is hard finding an office chair that is comfortable first, then looks good, and doesn't cost a zillon bucks. This chair from West Elm actually checks both boxes and you can sit comfortably rolled right up to your desk...sans arms. 

DAINTY DOT STACKING RING—KNUCKLEKISS JEWELRY ETSY, $22+ My friend makes beautiful jewelry, but I especially love her stacking rings. 

DAINTY DOT STACKING RING—KNUCKLEKISS JEWELRY
ETSY, $22+

My friend makes beautiful jewelry, but I especially love her stacking rings. 

GREENTERIOR—COFFEEKLATCH  NEED SUPPLY, $60  

GREENTERIOR—COFFEEKLATCH
 NEED SUPPLY, $60
 

HOME LIMITED EDITION NO. 1 THE DRESLYN, $150 Includes the minimalist Rose Gold Edition of The Dreslyn Tarot Deck + Guidebook, Calm Bath Salts from Herbivore Botanicals and Sacred Incense from YOKE. 

HOME LIMITED EDITION NO. 1
THE DRESLYN, $150

Includes the minimalist Rose Gold Edition of The Dreslyn Tarot Deck + Guidebook, Calm Bath Salts from Herbivore Botanicals and Sacred Incense from YOKE. 

COME AS YOU ARE SWEATSHIRT WILDFANG, $50 I'm not a huge fan of logos or clothing with text on them, but I'm willing to make an exception with this shirt. 

COME AS YOU ARE SWEATSHIRT
WILDFANG, $50

I'm not a huge fan of logos or clothing with text on them, but I'm willing to make an exception with this shirt. 

MOUNTED MOOSEHORN FERN PISTILS NURSERY, $60

MOUNTED MOOSEHORN FERN
PISTILS NURSERY, $60

COTTON BUD NAIL LAQUER BUTTER LONDON, $15

COTTON BUD NAIL LAQUER
BUTTER LONDON, $15

MARSEILLE SOAP, BLACK TEA AMAZON, $25

MARSEILLE SOAP, BLACK TEA
AMAZON, $25

CHARCOAL CLEANSER MILK MAKEUP, $28 I first tried Milk Makeup as a sample and loved it. Their mascara is one of only handful of mascaras that I can wear without having an allergic reaction. Then I saw an interview with one of the co-founders on Mother Magazine and I was pretty much sold. I love just going to their website and looking at the design...and the how-to videos...

CHARCOAL CLEANSER
MILK MAKEUP, $28

I first tried Milk Makeup as a sample and loved it. Their mascara is one of only handful of mascaras that I can wear without having an allergic reaction. Then I saw an interview with one of the co-founders on Mother Magazine and I was pretty much sold. I love just going to their website and looking at the design...and the how-to videos...

RECTANGLE PENDANTS EARRINGS—AGJC ETSY, $52.42 I LOVE everything in AgJc's shop. Pretty much I would wear ANYTHING that comes out of it. The aesthetic is so fantastic with the oxidized silver pieces and generally minimal lines. 

RECTANGLE PENDANTS EARRINGS—AGJC
ETSY, $52.42

I LOVE everything in AgJc's shop. Pretty much I would wear ANYTHING that comes out of it. The aesthetic is so fantastic with the oxidized silver pieces and generally minimal lines. 

BRASS CLIP IDEAL—TOOLS TO LIVE BY LITTLE OTSU, $10.95 Clippys are such an important accessory on a designer's desk. At least on mine. It helps me keep all my paperwork and ideas organized and straight.

BRASS CLIP IDEAL—TOOLS TO LIVE BY
LITTLE OTSU, $10.95

Clippys are such an important accessory on a designer's desk. At least on mine. It helps me keep all my paperwork and ideas organized and straight.

GIFT SUBSCRIPTION—CEREAL MAGAZINE CEREAL, £22

GIFT SUBSCRIPTION—CEREAL MAGAZINE
CEREAL, £22

LARGE BELTED CUP MAZAMA, $40 A good cup of coffee in the morning is imperative. Personally I love not having a handle and I use the cup to warm my hands. This cup is the perfect size and weight (it doesn't easily tip).  

LARGE BELTED CUP
MAZAMA, $40

A good cup of coffee in the morning is imperative. Personally I love not having a handle and I use the cup to warm my hands. This cup is the perfect size and weight (it doesn't easily tip).  

2017 CLASSIC PLANNER BLACK MARJOLEIN DELHAAS, €40.95 There is nothing better than a paper planner in my opinion. The act of writing down your to-do's and schedules and then crossing them off when you're finished...just about the most satisfying thing.

2017 CLASSIC PLANNER BLACK
MARJOLEIN DELHAAS, €40.95

There is nothing better than a paper planner in my opinion. The act of writing down your to-do's and schedules and then crossing them off when you're finished...just about the most satisfying thing.

APOLLO CHUKKA BLACK SNEAKER—NATIVE WILDFANG, $90 Starting out a kid's brand, Native started making adult sizes, and they are wonderful. I currently own the low top version. They are versatile, extremely comfortable and when they get dirty you can just throw them in the washing machine.

APOLLO CHUKKA BLACK SNEAKER—NATIVE
WILDFANG, $90

Starting out a kid's brand, Native started making adult sizes, and they are wonderful. I currently own the low top version. They are versatile, extremely comfortable and when they get dirty you can just throw them in the washing machine.

INCENSE BOOKLET—PAPIER D'ARMENIE DREAM COLLECTIVE, $5

INCENSE BOOKLET—PAPIER D'ARMENIE
DREAM COLLECTIVE, $5

TERRACOTTA BURNER PAPER BURNER—PAPIER D'ARMENIE  AMAZON, $19

TERRACOTTA BURNER PAPER BURNER—PAPIER D'ARMENIE 
AMAZON, $19

BRAIN DUST MOON JUICE, $30 So you can be on top of your game...the ingredients in this powder work amazingly well at helping with focus. I've also had luck with buying the ingredients separately at an herb shop.

BRAIN DUST
MOON JUICE, $30

So you can be on top of your game...the ingredients in this powder work amazingly well at helping with focus. I've also had luck with buying the ingredients separately at an herb shop.

THRILLEST IN POPPY RED—KOSAS THE DRESLYN, $24

THRILLEST IN POPPY RED—KOSAS
THE DRESLYN, $24

HEALTHY HANDS CUTICLE OIL—LAND OF WOMEN THE DRESLYN, $34

HEALTHY HANDS CUTICLE OIL—LAND OF WOMEN
THE DRESLYN, $34

SUNSHINE OIL MILK MAKEUP, $38

SUNSHINE OIL
MILK MAKEUP, $38

COOLING WATER MILK MAKEUP, $38

COOLING WATER
MILK MAKEUP, $38

FJALLRAVEN KANKEN DAYPACK AMAZON, $74.14

FJALLRAVEN KANKEN DAYPACK
AMAZON, $74.14

Rebecca Guss