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Friday
Nov232012

the darling guide to gift guides

I think I might love giving gifts more than receiving them. There's just something about finding the perfect thing for that particular person and presenting it in a pretty package. It makes me happy. Sometimes, I do need a little help with the search, and I'm so grateful for all the gift guides out there. Thanks to them, I've gotten a head start on my Christmas shopping.

Here's a list of gift guides by friends and favorites. Feel free to add yours in the comments.

Anthology Magazine // A special online issue of one of my favorite print mags filled with holiday gifts and home inspiration

A Subtle Revelry // A magazine devoted to "holiday merrymaking," which includes a product guide along with tons of DIYs

Brooklyn Bride // Not just for brides or grooms, this guide has a sweet selection of gift ideas

Creature Comforts // My friend Ez's lovely and perfectly curated guide that includes over 325 ideas

Design Conundrum // A gift guide that shines a light on art, one of my favorite gifts to give and receive

Design for Mankind // Erin's picks just scream creativity and personality (kind of like her)

Design*Sponge // Guides to ornaments, wrap, presents, and even a "no buy" gift guide

Dooce // Some of Heather's favorite things that you might like, too

Justina's Global Gift Guide // A selection of beautiful and unique gifts from around the world

Miel // A few ideas for writers and readers

Miss Moss // Beautiful gift guides arranged by color (the author is based in South Africa, so most of the products are not stateside, but it's still so nice to look at)

New York Times // Gifts under $25, under $250 or for the traveler

Note to Self // Sarah's gift guides reflect her classic and refined style

100 Layer Cake // Pretty guides for Her + Him

Say Yes to Hoboken // Favorites under $25 and ideas for kiddos compiled by Liz, who also happens to be a former Darling client (Also check out her fantastic Say Yes to a Handmade Holiday series)

To & From Magazine // 142 pages of gift guides curated by lots and lots of stylish bloggers

Reader Comments (3)

I saw this too via Swiss Miss: http://coolhunting.com/giftguide/

Thanks for putting this together Christine! So helpful! xo

November 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheila Buchanan

Hi, I love all the gift guides that appear online at this time of year. Luisa always has some great ideas on The Wednesday Chef as does Tim from Lottie and Doof. I decided to join them this year so have been posting gift guides every Friday (four so far!) at my blog, Dressing for Dinner.

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGemma

Thanks for including my gift guide of artwork! Such a great list, I now don't have to worry about holiday shopping :)

December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaia McDonald

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