2013 Em for Marvelous Gift Guide: Neutral Gifts

6 December 2013

Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments on my last post! I know it might seem strange to follow it up with the first installment of this year’s gift guide, but… it’s not! And that’s the beauty of it :)


A. Striped infinity scarf ($16) | Soft and cozy with smart stripes — and handmade by a friend!
B. Scalloped metal pot ($10) | These are on my wish list this year! So pretty in person, and would make a beautiful gift filled with some bulbs.
C. Georgia Olive Tree seedlings ($20) | I love olive branch arrangements so much (we had one at our wedding!) that growing my own trees (inside?) seems like a worthwhile endeavor.
D. Black satin cat eye mask ($24) | As a professed cat lover, I’m not-so-secretly coveting this sleep aid.
E. Good luck porcelain horseshoe ($32) | Upturned horseshoes are thought to be good luck — this one would be so sweet as a housewarming gift, or nailed over your front door.
F. Adjustable rope dog leash ($60) | Best looking dog leash I’ve ever seen.
G. Tortoise link bracelet ($40) | Classic, but unexpected, and goes with everything.
H. Bulbs (varies) | As mentioned here, I was entranced by the bulb offerings at my local garden store. A selection of tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils would make a fun and unexpected gift for even the most novice gardener! Wrap them in a pretty pot.
I. Oh Happy Day print ($20) | This gold foil beauty hangs in our gallery wall, and I think it’d be a perfect pick for so many aesthetics!
J. Lux Fur Mittens ($36) | My beloved leopard gloves are becoming quite hole-y in their old age… I wouldn’t be happy to replace them, but these (faux) fur mittens would make the transition a bit easier.
K. Oversize mason jar drink dispenser ($20) | Southern style for a crowd.
L. 9″ driftwood heart ($44) | Made from hand-selected pieces of Santa Barbara driftwood.
M. Shanna Murray salad plate ($6) | I’d stock up on these, then load them up with goodies as gifts for neighbors and hostesses.

Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be back next week with the colorful gift guide, plus two new ones — littles and gents!

P.S. 2012 Neutral Gifts

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December 7, 2013 9:47 am


December 7, 2013 7:10 pm

Lovely picks, Emily! I know I wouldn’t hate receiving the olive tree seedlings or the dog leash myself! :)

December 8, 2013 10:22 pm

Eeeeek! Emily, thank you so much for listing my scarf in your gift guide! Can’t thank you enough for the support :))

December 9, 2013 3:27 pm

Great choices!! Love that scarf. So cute!!! I have a question that is off topic, but do you use Photoshop to create collages like the above? I’m considering purchasing it so I can do things like this.