Some friends have commented that I must be pretty organized to have my list almost complete. Au contraire - I'm really a very experienced procrastinator. The only reason I've gotten the ball rolling is the fact that I have to ship pressies around the country so I have to account for Canada Post delivery. I've also been doing a bit more Christmas shopping online, so I have to allow time for the gifts to be shipped to me as well.
A few family members have also asked me what I'm asking Santa for...so I've been spending a bit of time scouring the interwebs for gift ideas for myself.
Whether you're looking for that special something for friends or family, looking to spoil yourself, or a little bit of both, there are at least two great online magazines to help you out.
I stumbled upon Gifted the other day...and found something pretty darn perfect on almost every page. I have very similar taste to Ez (the woman behind the mag) - some of the gift ideas I came across are things I've already purchased for people on my list.
A few of my favourite items were a cute little pink & metallic zipped pouch, and a beautifully-designed wall calendar.
Every month has a colourful, unique illustration...
Just today, I discovered another fantastic gift guide - this one from Anthology Magazine.
The Anthology guide led me to discover a new Etsy shop with some lovely prints. Anna See creates gorgeous illustrations that are surprisingly affordable.
The above print is from the gift guide, and here are a few other fantastic prints from her Etsy shop...
Indian Peacock - hand-pulled linocut print
Venice Buildings illustration
Whether you've just begun, or have yet to start tackling your list - good luck and happy shopping :)