2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on November 21 2018

Keeping up with our annual tradition, I've put together a gift guide of my favorite designers that have inspired me this year. This year's guide includes thoughtful products that are beautiful, useful and made by women. The following gift ideas are from businesses that I love and will be giving as gifts this year to my family and friends.



Aplat culinary totes
For dinner parties, potlucks and picnics, Aplat has a beautiful and zero-waste approach to transporting and storing food with their culinary line of cotton canvas totes, bags and dish covers. I love their commitment to sustainable, zero-waste design, and the thoughtful and beautiful simplicity of all their products. Our pick for the perfect gift this year is the Plat tote and Plat cover to transport pies and other dishes. This gift set is $66, with a variety of colors to choose from. 

Ebb Coffee Filters
For coffee drinkers, a reusable cloth coffee filter will improve the morning coffee ritual.  Oakland-based GDS Cloth Goods makes cloth coffee filters made with organic cotton. The website has tons of great brew guides for pour over coffee, Ebb filters are $18 and available for a variety of coffee prep methods. 

Record Dividers Gift set
We've put together a limited-edition set of our most popular style of record dividers, perfect for gift-giving. This set includes three alphabetical panels (A–H, I–P, Q–Z), plus any two genre/experience panels of your choice. This wood record divider set is the perfect starter set for a new collector, or a seasoned pro who needs a little help in the organization department. Normally $145, this holiday set is available for $137. 

Hannah B Quinn Bookends
Simple, clean, durable and useful, Hannah B Quinn crafts bookends from scrap industrial metal materials. Useful and beautiful, we believe are two essential requirements for  any new object that enters our home- these bookends fit the bill. Available in a few colors, we like the mint and white bookends starting at $52. 

Proud Mary Bloody Mary Mixer 
A good stiff drink can't solve everything, but this Bloody Mary mix gets pretty damn close.  Made by a Bartender and professional Pickler, this lady-made mix has a memorable kick sure to to make your holidays memorable. Head to Proud Mary's website for a full list of retailers, including those that ship. One bottle makes approximately 6 drinks, $12-15 each.

The Record Tote, classic black 
Designed to hold 10-15 albums, this durable tote comes with a removable wood base to distribute weight evenly and protect your vinyl. This versatile Koeppel Design tote bag tote transitions beautifully from the record store to the wine shop, from a listening session to your next dinner party. It supports 4 bottles of wine, or 15 LPs!  Fill this tote with produce from the farmers market, a picnic lunch, or all the supplies for a vinyl night with friends. More than just a record tote, this hardworking bag will keep your haul supported. Available in 3 colors, each tote is $109. 

Jen Pearson Design Bottle Opening Device
This brass geometric bottle opener is one of the most beautiful openers I've come across. It is a tool with purpose and beauty. Designed and manufactured in California. Available online and select retailers, $56 each. 

New Minimalism by Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici
A book I'm excited to read over the holidays is New Minimalism- exploring our emotional relationships to our things and offering insight and step by step help to helping you create a space that is beautiful, intentional and uncluttered. This book is published by Sasquatch Books, and is available at independent book stores and one big online marketplace (you know the one) for $17.

Atocha Design Turntable Stand, Single Playa' Edition 
Our friends at Atocha Design have just released a beautiful new record stand perfect for a single turntable, amp and stack of your favorite records in heavy rotation. For small spaces and entertaining, this is the perfect set up. Made in the US, and built to last Atocha Design makes investment worthy furniture that is as beautiful as it is thoughtful. Starting at $1950.