Hello and Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating, we are going to be sharing some last-minute gift ideas this week, but first I have to share my favorite seasonal cookies this year. We’ve all heard about the ugly Christmas sweater, there are parties, pictures, all manner of fun associated with these. But what about the Ugly Hanukkah sweater?
Zoe Lukas of the Whipped Baked Shop in Philadelphia has this one covered, her Ugly Hanukkah Sweater Cookies are available via her etsy shop, $22.95 for the three shown above, or $87.95 for a Deluxe Set of 12, 2 each of the designs seen below.
On to our primary topic, gifts with a nautical inclination. One of my favorite things about blogging has been the truly swell people you get to meet along the way. One such person we have enjoyed chatting with (in a cyber sort of way) and getting to know is the one and only Nautical by Nature. Miss NbN is an *amazing* resource when it comes to all things nautical, and has shared wonderful ideas this year, as she always has. We have borrowed just a few.
One fun set of cards: the 12 Days of Christmas from a nautical perspective, found in these cards by Shirley Bell Designs.
The Ahoy Rings via Five Knots, $30.
Urban Outfitters offers this Leather Anchor Key Ring ($18).
Ralph Lauren’s Cosmetic Bag in Newbury Nautical at Bloomie’s for $35.
A 3 Piece Kitchen Set offering 2 towels and a potholder, $28.99 at Linens & Things.
The Nautical Guest Towel at Lemon Daisy Designs on etsy.
Another Nautical Anchor Makeup Bag, this version via etsy vendor SSKDesigns, it runs $21.
We also offer quite a few possibilities at the Preppy Princess.
Here are the goodies shown up above, in quasi-clockwise order:
- Boatman Geller Anchor Lucite Ice Bucket, $55 (must be ordered by midnight tonight for Christmas delivery)
- Pink Pineapple Cape Breeze Whale Bangle bracelet, $28 (available in several colors, comes in gift box with striped grosgrain ribbon at no extra charge)
- Jonathan Adler Ahoy Letterpress Correspondence Cards, $17.50
- Bottom Line iPad Cases (also available for e-readers and netbooks) $30-50
- Boatman Geller Anchor Luggage Bag Tags, $12 set of two
- Pink Pineapple Enameled Anchor Cuff, $36
- Preppy Planet Have a Whale of a Holiday foldover note cards share a “Happy-Happy, Merry-Merry, Joyful-Joyful” sentiment, the non-denominational cards are $22 for a set of 1o
- Kiel James Patrick Norwich Tide Turning earrings in red/green whales $22
- Our exclusive Needlepoint Bracelets in anchors or whales are crafted by York Designs, available with ($60) or without ($42) single initial monogram
- Sailor Bags Sailcloth Lunch Sack is $20.50, $32.50 with personalization up to 25 characters
- Snoozies lightweight slippers (12.50) in red lobsters on navy
- Pink Pineapple Trip Vanderbilt anchor earrings $25
Until next time, may all of your sails be full!