'Tis the season for gifting, whether you're celebrating Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or Festivus. You may think you have plenty of time to get those presents purchased (Hannukah's already begun, so get on it!) but with Christmas two weeks from today and Kwanzaa beginning on December 26th, if you want to have that special something shipped from across the U.S. (or abroad), you better step on it. Below, five gift ideas for shoppers hoping to get packages in in time for wrapping and putting under the tree, or beside the kinara.
Bedding, bath towels, and other home goods from Brooklyn-based Dusen Dusen start at $38.
All the glorious cups, bowls, planters, and more you could want, courtesy of Brooklyn ceramicist Helen Levi. And, if you're in the New York City area, Levi is having an open studio tomorrow, Saturday, December 12th, in tandem with a handful of other Brooklyn-based artisans who'll be hawking their wares, too.
Tortus Copenhagen, owned and operated by American-born Danish expat Eric Landon, has set Instagram ablaze for reasons that are obvious when you visit his account. The vessels he hand throws on a wheel and glazes in a variety of punchy shades are pretty gorgeous. Check it out.
Shadra Strickland is a Baltimore, Maryland-based illustrator whose dream-like works in watercolor, gouache, and ink frequently grace children's books but can also be purchased as prints to frame for your home. Shop her work over at her Etsy store.
∙ Tortus Copenhagen [Tortus Copenhagen]
∙ Helen Levi Ceramics [Helen Levi]
∙ HAY Mini-Market Brings Irresistible Danish Design to the Masses [Curbed]