Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: For Her
- With her myriad interests and discerning taste, it can be hard to shop for the lovely lady in your life.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have had an adoration for jewelry. So much so, I used to have a pretend shop in my room and I would sell my grandmother her own jewelry. I decided to select jewelry for the Dwell 2010 Holiday Guide in honor of sentimental memories and the uniqueness a piece of jewelry provides to our individual style.
Handcrafted gifts carry a certain charm with them and often prove to be the less-expensive and more personalized gift alternative. With endless do-it-yourself projects out there, you can rest assured that you’ll find something to make for everyone on your list. Here are a few DIY gift ideas to jumpstart your creativity and put you in the crafty holiday spirit.
Oh boy oh boy do we love this new collection of upcycled goods from Poketo. Using primo leather salvaged from loved-no-more sofas, the artsy LA brand—partnering with a non-profit design firm in South Korea—has put together a series of passport cases, card cases, button wallets, pouches, and (our favorite of the lot) clutches, Even better? Each one is unique! You get a little grab-bag thrill with every order. Super good stuff.
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but a truly unique piece of jewelry can be more precious than any gemstone. Unlike in years of yore, personal adornments are no longer worn simply to display one’s social status. Now, gals of all means and backgrounds wear bold pieces that are both glamorous and make a personal statement all their own. I have selected some new pieces that you can mix with your coveted vintage baubles. They're also perfect on their own. Peruse these pieces, which would make excellent gifts for the jewelry lover on your list; I'm smitten with them all.
- This year, skip the relentless rows of big-name toy stores and check out Dwell's selection of fun holiday gifts for the mini modernists on your list.
The Union Design Festival is a continuation of the Capsule Design Festival, and focuses on original independent creations produced by SF Bay–based designers. There will be clothing, bags, hats, accessories, jewelry, kids' and baby clothing, inspired t-shirts, paper goods, glass work, and a few other odds and ends.
- Welcome to the Dwell Holiday Gift Guides! There are seven special product assortments hand-selected by our editors, and we've rounded them all up here for your convenience.