I wasn't sure I was going to get to a GIFT GUIDE this year, because life has been like an out-of-control-circus. BUT here it is! When I started - there were SO MANY things I wanted to share that I became overwhelmed (which happens a lot). I've spent the year working hard and as quiet as it has been on the blog - it has been NOISY everywhere else. So without further adieu - here are some of my favourite things I have been involved in lately. Man, they make great gifts and I know this because I OWN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. How's that for an endorsement? (click the image to enlarge!)
- LOVE. DENYdesigns carries a line of my stuff and I love them for it. It's AWESOME. I don't get sent this stuff for free so I buy the things I love and I feel like I can give you an honest review. The LOVE duvet cover is AWESOME. BEAUTIFUL. GOOD quality. This duvet cover is so crisp and brilliant. I really love it.
- HELLO BABY #loveislove. THIS IS NEW. Actually, if we are being technical - this is old. I designed this baby book in 2009 BUT I REDESIGNED it last week to accommodate and celebrate every fabric of family. I'm really excited about it. It works for traditional and non-traditional familes. Adoptions. Divorces. And as Pilots affectionately puts it 'families that are cooler than ours because they have two moms'. I believe that love is love and people should be celebrated. This baby book is GOOD FOR THAT. The perfect gift for stylish new moms or dads.
- TOUT SERA INCROYABLES. That says EVERYTHING IS INCREDIBLE in French. It's a new print in my ARTshop and I think French is the most beautiful language there is.
- I (heart) PILATES MUG. I love Pilates and I designed this mug and a couple of other stylish things for the Pilates enthusiast.
- VALENKI BOOTS. I am working on a post about these boots because THEY ARE AMAZING and I'm really super happy to be working with them in a small way. I encourage you to watch their video and contribute to their Indiegogo campaign. I literally wear my boots for 12 hours a day and have never felt so stylish (or loved winter more)!
- FRACTURED HEART TEMPORARY TATTOOS. Pure awesome-sauce. I have a bunch of temporary tattos in my ARTshop that are perfect for anyone. THIS ONE is crazy popular. Stocking stuffers? ;)
- LARMES de PLUMES. That's French for Tears of Feathers. This is a print that is finally available! You can get it in a couple of sizes and it's beautiful, silent and meaningful.
- LOVE WHERE YOU ARE. This is a dog bed available at DENYdesigns and it makes me laugh because our dogs have been BAD and they have been spending a lot of time in our back porch. When I see the "love where you are" - well, I chuckle. PS. They love the dog bed, too!
- holidayMAGIC. Remember this book? It's the tradition you're about to start!! It's a fill in the blank memory-keeper that you fill with a couple key memories from your holiday season and then put it away with the decorations.
- IT'S NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS. This is a print of the original Theodore Roosevelt script that I did for the one and only Brené Brown. No joke. She's got the original and she's as inspiring as it gets. Get your own print in my ARTshop.
- FOLLOW THE SCRIPT. This is a fun book with a handful of my script work put together as a sparky collection. Order the book and RIP THE PAGES OUT and you've got 68 prints to choose from. It's a coffee table book full of sass and spunk. AND BEAUTY.
- BREATHE IT ALL IN. This is one of my favourite prints. The perfect gift to give someone (or keep for yourself!).
- YOU ARE SO WORTH LOVING. If you follow me on twitter (@kalbarteski) then you know that I LOVE everything the SO WORTH LOVING family stand for (the quality is unreal!). This is a sweet little piece that I scripted for them. Get yours!
- MAIS OUI! This is a collaboration I did with stylish fashionista Cake For Breakfast. And it's French for BUT, YES MY FRIEND!
- NO PLACE LIKE OM. This is a line I did for the yogis from Pairie Yogi Magazine!
- BE BRAVE + BE BRILLIANT. It started as a temporary tattoo and turned into clear back stickers and prints.
- STARS + SCRIPTS. This is a mini print set that gives you 10 small romantic star-themed prints to gift away!
- WHEN YOU LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE. This is an original painting and a print, but also a GORGEOUS fleece blanket available at the DENYdesigns. My favourite! I have two of them and I can't get enough!
- BE CLASSY. This is an oldie, but a goodie. Orders received DEC 4 - DEC 18 will receive a free BE CLASSY 4x6 and a BE BRAVE + BE BRILLIANT clear back sticker.
I hope you enjoy the list as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I feel an incredible debt to 2013. My Baba would say it has been 'good to the last drop'. xo