Ohh December. Cold cuddly. Winter warm. Aglow with holidays and festivities. And filled to the brim with presents. I think back to last year at this time, when the Designist Dream Hanukkah Gift Guide 2007 started gaining momentum for the blog. For me, it was a super fun experience, hearing from new readers around the world and sharing new works in progress as I learned about them myself. And for readers, you told me of great finds, great ideas and even better resources to hit up for cool, Israeli designed gifts for him, her, kids and home. So, I’m thinking, why not relive all the amazing gift fun from 2007 but in a way that incorporates this year’s biggest trends?
Okey dokey. Here it comes:
The Designist Dream All-December All-Holiday Gift Guide
(of items in, by or from Israel)
Because let’s face it, just because these gifts are from Israel doesn’t mean they can only be given on Hanukkah! Certainly on Christmas, even on Kwanzaa and why not on New Years – give away! And to celebrate the gift-giving spirit, I’ve found a slew of unique and (mostly) reasonably priced Israeli-made gifts for you, your loved ones, and maybe even a few on-loved but obligatory ones as the holiday seasons near. And I’ll reveal some great shopping sites for buying Israeli-made gifts in Israel and abroad.
And, as a bonus, Designist Dream will be teaming up with Modern Tribe to give away a fabulous present on Hanukkah to one luck reader! Jennie promises it’s going to be a really nice Israeli-designed item! So stay tuned for details on that early next week.
And, as if things couldn’t get any more exciting around here, on Hanukkah itself, December 22nd – 29th, I’ve decided to spend a bit time of time giving to others: I’ll be highlighting non-profit organizations here in Israel that use the arts to help people. It’s something I feel very strongly about and am excited to share with you all.
So let the good holiday times roll in December!