I believe in buying people the kind of gifts they’d never buy themselves, and all of the following items fall under that heading for me. They’re all deeply unnecessary, but each in its own way quite excellent. For starters: I have been trying again to meditate—it is so hard!—and believe I could at least do so stylishly (if not effectively) on this cushion.
The cutest speaker maybe ever.
And these socks just delight me.
A diminutive photo printer would come in so handy. I miss actual pictures.
This wrought iron snake would look perfect on a coffee table.
Such an unstoppably gorgeous Murano glass vase.
I have it in my mind that I need a red puffer, and I like the shirttail hem on this one.
These black cutting boards are so unexpected and cool.
This skull print mug from Astier de Villatte is just precisely the type of item I would never buy for myself—it’s so pricey for a mug—but would be impossibly thrilled to receive.
It exceeds the GOACA price limit, and I don’t have my fingers crossed that anyone’s going to splurge on it for me, but I have wanted this knot ring for ages and ages.
My new favorite Fornasetti plate.