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DeSmitten Gift Guide 2011

Today I bring you my list of Holiday Gifts that would be great to give or receive! From Vintage finds to quirky prints, my gift guide has a bit for everyone!

Happy Shopping!

1. French Vogue’s former editor, Carine Roitfeld came out with a book filled with her editorials, showcasing her eccentric styling. Irreverent  ($62) is inspiration for every fashionista!

2. I recently broke our digital camera, so we are in dire need of a new one! The Nikon Coolpix S8100 ($280) is small and has a great zoom lens.

3. I’ve been obsessed with Hugo Guinness’s sketches for years! I would love either print, Briefs or Eyeglasses ($275 each)… Simple prints that make great conversational pieces.

4. Recently I am craving a warm throw to have on the sofa. I love this navy graphic throw ($195) from Haus Interior. Made from combed cotton, it is great for all seasons!

5. One to kill every living thing in our apartment (except the cat!), I have faith in this hanging cacti terrarium ($160), from Score and Solder…it is artistic and hopefully kill-proof!

6. On the search for an everyday face wash that isn’t too harsh for my sensitive skin, this Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ($15) sounds perfect!

7. Always keeping my eye open for the perfect vintage silk robe to wear while getting ready, this 1950’s Kimono ($85) is perfect!

8. This cashmere scarf ($340) from A Peach Treaty, creates employment for skilled artisans working in socio-political strife around the world. It is also a great accessory with neutral colors and prints to go with any winter coat you wear this year!

9. Our apartment has electric heat=very expensive, so we keep the apartment at a cool 58 degrees all winter long. These adorably warm Rachel Comey Bunny Slippers ($290) may be expensive, but are indeed built to last. And they are made from humanely found baby alpaca fur! Fun fact- Alpaca is one of the most sustainable fibers in the world!

10. After using a very cheap set of pots and pans for the past few years, it is time for an upgrade! Le Creuset set in Black Onyx ($580) would be the ultimate in Christmas gifts, or at least one piece would be a good start!

A.b.solutely Fabulous’s Gift Guide

Today’s Gift Guide is brought to you by Amanda of A.b.solutely Fabulous! Her must-have items are fit for every fashionista!
Visit her blog for inspiring images, fashion week recaps and more!
1. I am the girl who drinks iced coffee when it’s 20 below zero. But I’m not too keen on paying for it at coffee shops, so this Bodum Bean Ice French Press ($33.30) is perfect for me, and naturally you need a quirky reusable tumbler ($11.95) to take it with you on the go. 

2. While my current apartment has no coffee table for me to display fancy books on, [or room for a coffee table, really] these two are top of my list anyway! I was beyond obsessed with the McQueen exhibit at the Met this summer, and drooled over this book  ($45) every time. I’m also a huge Gaga fan, and this collaboration ($50) between her and Terry Richardson is just gorgeous. 

3. I love a good headband, and this leather turban style from Ban.Do is perfect for casual or dressy occasions. ($65)

4. I’ve been obsessed with these Marc by Marc Jacobs zipper pull earrings for a couple years now, and they’d make a great stocking stuffer! ($58)

5. I love a fun USB flash drive, and I’m also love Pandas, so of course I’m all about this one. It would be great for my internship, because I’m always hopping around from computer to computer to work, and this would be so much easier than e-mailing myself everything. ($14)

6. I am *dying* for a more professional quality dress form. Once my sewing machine arrives in the city, this would come in handy for fitting and draping my projects. ($350)

7. This handmade journal would be great to keep my life organized. I’m not a typical day-planner person, but this would be more my speed. Plus, the journal is handcrafted by marginalized Muslim women in Northern India, made with 100% recycled cotton paper, and proceeds from this collection go to fund literacy programs for the women artisans and children in the community. Gifts that give back always make me feel extra happy. ($18)

8. For under $50, you can’t beat this True Blood inspired Tarte Cosmetics lipstick. It’s seriously the most perfect shade of red. ($24)

9. I’m a huge fan of Black Milk Clothing. This Australian label has some of the coolest and unique prints on their clothing. If I could only pick one piece to make mine, it would definitely be the Galaxy Leggings in RedPurple, or Green. ($75.54)

10. Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite shows on television right now. It makes me cry with laughter every single week. Plus, I have a pretty big girl crush on Amy Poehler. Seasons 12, and 3. ($20-$50)

Undeclared Panache’s Gift Guide

Today’s gift guide comes to you from Lauren at Undeclared Panache. Her blog highlights fashion, interior and this year wedding inspiration!

Check out her wants for this Holiday season, I am sure you will want a few of these things too!

1. I’d love to hang this sweet flamingo print somewhere in my apt.
2. A classic men’s style watch.
3. Furniture making class at Makeville Studio.
4. I would love a few packs of Polaroid film to get my camera out of hibernation.
5. Can’t decide which book from my favorite decorating bloggers I’d rather to my library, Design*Sponge At Home or Decorate
6. A very special little bag to match some very special shoes, Kate Spade Sparkler Gia
7. An adorable video camera to document my exciting year ahead!
8. It’s been haunting me ever since I passed up a whole set of these lucite foliding chairs at the flea market.  Now, I just need one for some extra seating at the kitchen table.
9. Lulu Frost + J.Crew = arm candy I want to own.
10. A stylish leash upgrade for both Maggie and myself.

Byrdie’s Gift Guide

Today’s gift guide, brought to you by Bryn of Byrdie. Visit her blog for her accounts of NYC life!

1. this gold bird bowl would make such a pretty and interesting centerpiece
2. i’ve loved this calendar necklace ever seen i first saw it years ago. it’s perfect to commemorate a special date

3. the cartier love bracelet is on my dream wish list. it’s something i would wear everyday and have forever
4. baggu has awesome products in great colors. i love this pretty, metallic pouch
5. a fun, bright coffee table book – great for kids and adults
6. i’m always a sucker for sequin. this party dress would be so fun for holiday parties

7. i could totally use an ipad or a macbook to easily jam in my handbag without weighing me down
8. i’ve always been a fan of this fun New York skyline dinnerware
9. this argan oil moisturizing stick is without any junk like parabens, fragrance, etc and perfect for multiple uses
10. a sleek, functional (and bright) suitcase to make travel easier

Coco Canal’s Gift Guide

This week I will be featuring a new gift guide everyday. Each gift guide put together by one of my favorite fellow fashion bloggers.
Today, Melina from Coco Canal shares her eclectic and inspiring gift guide! Be sure to visit her blog and see what else she has been up to lately!
1:: I love to snuggle up on the couch with friends for a cozy night in and this Pendelton blanket I’ve been eyeing for a while. It doesn’t hurt that I love the pattern and color combo. {$218}
2:: I’m really into hats right now and when Miu Miu sent wool caps down the runway I swooned.  Casual chic at its best! {$395}
3:: In a perfect world I would make enough money to take a week’s vacation to this castle in the sky–well in a tree house in La Piantata, Italy at least.
4:: Sex and the City never gets old to me.  This book has an image of every ensemble worn by all four leading ladies and the designer name/description for each piece in the look. I mean! {$20}
5:: If I didn’t work in fashion I would be a chef.  How adorable would a date be at The Brooklyn Kitchen for a couple’s cooking class or for a pre-bachelorette party?! {prices vary on the type of class}
6:: Head over heels in love with these fringe boots by Isabel Marant.  I’m a sucker for anything with fringe and a wedge has proven to be my best friend for work and life walking the city. {$2,200}
7:: Last Christmas I signed up for an Instagram account and finally found something to do with all the images.  Head over to Casetagram and you can make a case with images from your account–Genius! {$35}
8:: Like I said before, I love to cook and this mortar and pestle works for anything from guacamole to dressings and spice rubs. {$50}
9:: I’m always looking for a special touch when it comes to accessories.  I would be over the moon to receive these collar clips in my stocking this year to add some pizzaz to any button down. {$18}

10:: The holidays can’t always be about me.  I stumbled upon this wine company, Swanson Wine, and think the bottles are the cutest gift ever.  A congratulations, I’m sorry, Just Married…Thoughtful and adorable. {$25}