Taylor Sterling’s Small Shop Christmas Wish List

My husband and I aren’t big fans of buying each other a lot of Christmas gifts. If I really want something, I usually buy it for myself (and in my husband’s case: he never buys anything at all, ever). Still, it’s nice to get a treat from someone you love. We usually will give each other 1-3 ideas for something small we have our eye on. I like supporting small businesses — so I picked out a few things from some of my favorite small shops that I wouldn’t mind seeing under the tree.

  1. Asp & Hand Glass Cups & Straws: These oddly beautiful glasses are high on my list this year. I also think a collection of straws would make such a lovely gift.
  2. Bliss and Mischief “Give Bliss A Chance” Corduroy Hat: Bliss and Mischief is hands down one of my favorite small shops ever. I adore the founder, Hillary! I’ve been wearing baseball caps non-stop, and this one is calling to me.
  3. Tart Vinegar: One of my go-to gifts is artisanal culinary items — and Tart Vinegar is the one I chose to gift this year. I have to admit, I bought myself one, too (and snagged their awesome tote bag).
  4. Lia Ices “Family” Album: Bay Area local Lia Ices is an incredible musician. I’m drawn to her ethereal sound. I’m hoping to see this one under my tree (hint, Joey!).
  5. Ginny Sims Ceramics: Anything and everything by Ginny Sims!
  6. Hortense Jewelry Large Snail Necklace: Hortense is another small shop that is one of my absolute favorites. I appreciate how original Hortense is. She never fails to make exactly what I’ve been dreaming of: like this gorgeous snail necklace.
  7. Paloma Wool “Cluedo” Beret: Brings me back to the ’90s, and I dig it.
  8. Story mfg. Grateful Tee SS: I’ve been eyeing this t-shirt all year. More snails!
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Author: Taylor Sterling

Taylor Sterling is the founder and creative director of Glitter Guide. When she's not working on all things GG, she can be found reading and sometimes art directing photoshoots for @LolaJayne. She enjoys spending time with her family and eating french fries (not necessarily at the same time, although that's definitely the best combination). Follow her at @TaylorSterling