2018 Holiday Gift Guide

With sales starting weeks ago, you may have already completed your holiday shopping. But is it really just about finishing? Here are a few picks from our team that will have everyone dubbing you gift giver extraordinaire. Pass this gift guide along if you’re feeling it.

Gregory’s picks

Poketo 2019 Wall Art Calendar – Grace any space in need of an artistic touch.

Classic Books and Modern Art Print – For bibliophiles and graphic designers alike. Available in two color options.

Maze Infiniti Puzzle – For science geeks and nerds. This is a fresh new type of jigsaw puzzle inspired by topological spaces that continuously tile. There is no fixed shape, no starting point, and no edges. They can be assembled in thousands of different ways so it’s truly a puzzle for rebels.

Soil + Sun Herbarium Poster – Add some nature to your walls. We are one.

Italian Herb Napkin Rings – Add creativity, craft, and class to your next dinner party.

Catrina’s picks

Bad Vibes Sticker Pack – I love cute things. I love mild self-deprecation. This sticker set is a manifestation of the two!

Hers & Also Hers Embroidered Towels – Two important homemaking things happened in 2018: 1) I installed a magnetic knife rack on my kitchen wall, and 2) I got a sudden urge to hunt for quality bathroom hand towels. This towel set is the best one I discovered.

Votive Candle Set – My commitment-phobia to just 1 scented candle PLUS my love for nature-scented candles TIMES my admiration for candles in understated glassware EQUALS this petite votive candle set from Boy Smells!

Dave’s picks

Awesome Sticker Statements – Slap these on to anywhere that needs a bit more personality.

Culk Sweatshirts – I’m digging pretty much anything from Culk, but especially these NYC and California sweatshirts.

Dutch Apple Pie – This pie from Julian Pie Company is next level, mouth-watering delicious.

Tuft + Paw Modern Cat Bed – Not your grandma’s cat furniture.

Reggie Jackson Tee – He might be Mr. October, but this Reggie tee is always in style.

Monique’s picks

Party On Ankle Socks – They’re excellent!

TOPO Accessory Bags – Never lose your keys, wallet, and cellphone in your backpack again!

Felt Coasters – From one of my favorite San Diego (formerly LA) makers, Cotton & Flax.

Baby Clydesdale Hot Sauce – Keep your holidays spicy.

Dip-dyed Macrame Plant Hangers – Delightful hangers from an Ocean Beach creative.

Yeah Right Press Bandanas – Love them all but especially the Native Plants of California.

SANKAT CO Wallets – They fade into the perfect shade of brown leather.

Kiran’s picks

Kodak Patches – The classic film company got hip to our interest in all things vintage. This is a great stocking stuffer for your analog friends.

NeuYear Calendars – These large format calendars have been a staple for me the past few years. The one year I didn’t pick one up, I felt kinda lost because sometimes digital is no substitute for pen and paper.

Bookniture – Furniture that folds up into a large book. Use it as a chair, footrest, table, stepstool, and more.

reMarkable – A digital tool for paper people.

Our November mixtape

While seasonal blues may have caused us to miss an October mix, we’re back at it with some tracks that bring up topics we can relate to: opening bands, freelancing, and being on the move. Tune out your chatty coworkers and give this a click.


Listen on: Apple Music | Pandora | Spotify

Purple is more than just Prince

With Casper, Tuft and Needle, HIBR, Keetsa, Leesa, and probably a dozen other companies out there, competition in the sleep biz is hotter than ever. I’m probably late to this, but I just love that Purple went a different route and hired Tim and Eric for some killer content marketing. The Purple Boys series is hilarious.

To watch the full series, click here.

Hope you’re having a great day

Nothing like Sir Reggie Watts to pick you up during a challenging day. I just can’t help but smile watching this.

 

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Our September mixtape

In mix No. 108 we bid adieu to summer with one last soirée. Catch tunes from Big Red Machine, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Sir Paul McCartney, and more. Click it or crickets.

Listen on: Apple Music | Pandora | Spotify

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