shop: VASHTIE’S HOLIDAY GIFT LIST

Ah, Holiday time. That time of year when you’re super stressed out, broke and caught in a web of consumerism. Um…I mean…that time of year where we celebrate the joy of family and friends (and for some of us, the birth of Jesus). I guess it’s really both. Now on to more important news…my HOLIDAY GIFT LIST of things I like, want and approve for other folks.

If you’re flustered over what to get, here is my pick of things I actually want. Yes – I am a spoiled grinch.

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1. JAMBOX BY JAWBONE – $199.99

Not only does this have great minimal wireless design, it’s also jam packed with sound. Use it as a speakerphone or just a speaker.

Also available, the CHARITY WATER JAMBOX and with every purchase 50$ will be donated

2. SHAKA WRAP AROUND BRACELET BY NOIR – $45

Doesn’t this just bring back memories of making keychains and bracelets for friends in middle school? I’ve heard them called by many names, but we called them “boondoggles”. I could do the boxes, the spiral and the Chinese stairs case, but I could never do the cobra. Noir offers these in many many colors. Check them out!

3. MARIMEKKO BEDDING FOR CRATE AND BARREL – $12.95 to $59.95

Who can say no to Finnish Design? I certainly love everything Scandinavia. These vintage designs take on a whole new feel, literally. Stay warm and cozy thanks to designer Maija Isola.

4. JOHN’S PHONE – $100

Quite simply a cell phone that makes and receives calls. Who knew! Hahaha. The sell here is that it’s a World Phone and you can use calling cards or SIM cards in it – no phone bill. If you’ve ever traveled overseas and came home to find your cell phone bill bugging, then you’ll know how necessary this phone is.

5. KOR ONE HYDRATION VESSEL – $29.95

Everyone needs a good water bottle and these are super cute.

6. PORTISHEAD – LIVE FROM ROSELAND NYC DVD (1998) – $18.00

7. CAMERA IN JAMAICA PHOTOGRAPHED BY BUNNY YEAGER – $95.00

A famous pinup girl (credited for discovering Bettie Page) turned great photographer takes us on a journey through Jamaica in the 60’s.

8. ANNICK GOUTAL FRAGRANCE – $165.00

I love a good classic scent, especially ones that make you feel like a dame.


9. STANLEY CLASSIC FLASK – $20.00

I just find these flasks adorable. Made in the same style as the classic Stanley Thermos, this will be sure to please your favorite boy or ladyboy like me. The design is just too cute.

10. KATE SPADE GOLD PLAYING CARDS – $18.00

11. EAMES – THE ARCHITECT AND THE PAINTER DOCUMENTARY – 26.00

I want this so bad, I might just buy it for myself. It’s a documentary on a couple who made great art. I love love and I love art – what a perfect marriage, if there is such a thing.

12. CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA – $48.00

I don’t drink hard alcohol, but if you just look at this Vodka Bottle you might understand why I want it. It’s just too cool for school. Also, with a spokesperson like Dan Akroyd – you can really argue?

13. SHARPIE BY TOM SACHS – $12.00

Tom Sachs is the man. And for just 12$ you can own a piece of his work.

14. DIPTYQUE VIOLETTE SCENTED CANDLE -$60.00

A good candle will never go out of style and how perfect, a “VIOLETTE” scent!

15. FUJIFILM INSTAX 210 WIDE FORMAT INSTANT CAMERA – $158.00

Have instant, tangible images in the palm of your hand with this adorable instant camera.

16. SAMURAI SWORD HANDLE UMBRELLA – $19.99 -$29.99

How perfect. You can keep dry and also pretend to be a Samurai from a Kurosawa film. This will be sure to please anyone’s inner child!

17. MUSTACHE MUG BY PETER BRUEGGER – $20.30

Now you can sip your latte and imagine your Tom Selleck.

18. POLLACK: CONVERGENCE PRINT – $200.00

A better alternative to owning a pricey Pollack Painting is having a framed print from the MOMA STORE.

19. NATIVE UNION POP PHONE HANDSET – $29.00

Nothing like an ancient phone handset to make you feel like you’re having a real conversation. I got a blue one a month ago and although some of my friends had jokes, it made for cozy chit chat when you don’t want to hold a hot cell phone in your hand anymore.

20. DYSON HOT HEATER FAN – $399.99

Because I hate the cold and I’m always cold.

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What do you guys wants for the holidays? I’m sure Black Santa is listening…

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