Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Your Ultimate Gifts for Thrifters Guide

Out of time, last second shoppers? It's better now that never. Since there's not much time to craft or shop for goods now, here's a few of my favorite online picks for our thrifty kind. Going with my Useful Gifts theme of the year I tried to select somewhat practical gifts.

Surely you've heard of Mod Cloth? This website's selection is catered to thrifters. Within you'll find everything thrifters seek: quirky/kitch items, vintage and vintage style bits, art/design books, and mod design.

A La Modern has an excellent selection of unique mid century modern designs. I'm impressed by their knowledge and dedication to preserving relics from this unique era of design. They specialize in vintage housewares and home decor.
1) Reuseable Dinosaur Fabric Stickers 2)Re-Usable Snack Baggies 3)Record Player Pin 4)Lovely Rain Print 5)Happy Clay, Short Tumbler  6)Remember this Album Notebook

Paper 'n Stitch is an online exhibition space for artists, crafters, and designers. Each artist is carefully hand selected every month. Quality is consistent, but merchandise definitely isn't limited. You'll find art, books and zines, ceramics, clothing, accessories, housewares, jewelry, paper goods, craft supplies, toys, kids, and vintage.

Magazines and Subscriptions

I heard of a service called Mag Hound that allows subscribers to choose any magazine of their choice each month. Sounds like a great gift to me.

I also recommend the following magazine subscriptions as gifts for thrifty friends:

Antique Trader // Makezine // Boho Magazine // ReadyMade  // Atomic Ranch  // Modernism  // Living, Etc. // Dwell  // Country Living

Shop Cute/Kawaii

I may have to start an "online shop review" feature, there's so many out there that I admire.

The Heyday Shop // Ismoyo's Vintage Playground // Little Odd Forrest //Cute Tape She Likes Cute

Unique Art and Prints

Thumbtack Press // Ashley G // Red Velvet Art // Sewing Stars // Inside a Black Apple // Miss Kika

 Just for fun, this is my current wish list. Ah, it's fun to dream...

1)Godzilla Art Tumbler  2) Little Robot and Rain Print 3)The Meal Deal Lunch Set (in black) 4) I'd Rather Be Thrifting 5)Help Me Hope Brown Travel Mug 6)Zojirushi Gold Water Dispenser 7)Mushroom Wristlet 8)Virtue of Patience Lunch Bag 9)Zojirushi Rice Cooker

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  1. Thank you Van for including papernstitch in this fabulous roundup. I love what you chose. And I especially love that "I'd Rather be Thrifting" poster from Etsy. Happy holidays!

  2. brittni: It's so fun to shop Paper 'n Stitch. I'll be back to shop after I extort some money from relatives, perhaps! Bwa-ha-ha!

  3. Thanks for the super nice feature on our shop Van! We like modcloth too, but weren't familiar with Papernstitch. Just had a look and they have some really great stuff! Oh, by the way I think my mom has that exact Zojirushi rice cooker. =)

  4. I so want the gold Zojirushi rice cooker, it cooks brown rice beautifully and it's a hassle to cook brown rice on the stove.

  5. Lovely picks! I pretty much want one (and in some cases two) of everything!

  6. I absolutely adore that "I'd rather be thrifting" print!! Great find!

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