We live in apartments and work in offices, so no one really spends anywhere near the amount of time outside that they want to. For those who want to infuse the fresh smell of the great outdoors without actually having to go out there, these We Took to the Woods Candles ($45, United By Blue) are perfect. With scents like “Into the Glen,” “Alpine Cottage,” and “Meet Me in the Meadow”—your house will smell like an outdoor adventure, even if the only “outdoor adventure” you go on lately is to go pick up take-out.
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You've got an outdoorsy friend. He's fit and healthy. While your idea of fun on a Saturday is daydrinking at a beer garden and eating too many giant soft pretzels, is idea of fun is a strenous five mile hike. He's always jetting off to Colorado to go skiing or planning crazy trips to Europe to climb mountains that you've only heard of on survival TV shows. You visit his apartment and his "gear" is all over the place. He has gear. You have suitcases. It's obnoxious, but to each his own, right? Yeah, we'll go with that.
Your outdoorsy friend will flip out over these My Outdoor Alphabet Prints—our favorites are The Skier's Alphabet ($30) and The Backpacker's Alphabet ($30)—that detail out all of the aspects of a life spent outdoors.
So you're decorating a nursery—maybe it's for your child, maybe it's for your sister's child, maybe it's for a random child (you are an interior designer, perhaps?) and you want to strike a balance between cute and whimsical and the typical overly saccharine crap that you find in person at Babys R Us or online allllll over Pinterest.
You want to design a nursery that will grow with the child, so you don't have to redo it when the kid goes from being a tiny little baby to an obnoxious 4-year-old who hates baby blue and is obsessed with race cars.
These Modern Moose Clocks, Robot ($42) and Shark ($42) are perfect for this mission. They're completely adorable, handcrafted out of wood with moving parts adding cuteness without adding cutesy-ness. We all know there's a BIG difference between the two.
Leading up to Christmas, everyone wants snow. It's festive, it's quaint. All of the music is talking about dreaming of a white Christmas and playing out in the snow—generally making something that's pretty much always unpleasant sound wonderful. But just as quickly as you go from constantly listening to Christmas music to abruptly STOPPING that shit on December 26, you stop pining for snow. Once holiday festivities have dissipated, you ain't got time for snow. By February, you want to throw your boots and gloves against the wall. Invest in this Snow Joke Sweatshirt ($49, West Elm) and wear it whenever yet ANOTHER snowstorm hits and you wish you were dead.
Holy moly, the final season of Downton Abbey is upon us (premiering Monday, 1/5), and even though I've never watched a second of that boring-ass period piece starring a bunch of British douchebags and Maggie Smith (who is a TREASURE—have you SEEN The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood?!), apparently people are still obsessed with this show. Of course, they're obsessed in the same way that they're obsessed with other boring, weird shit like Dr. Who or Sherlock, which is to say that even their obsessions are boring.
But if you know some boring girl who's obsessed with this show, or you ARE some boring girl who's obsessed with this show, then scoop up this Downton Abbey Wine Duo ($30, Wine.com). You can drink it while you're watching the show. Put it in an expensive crystal glass and you'll be just like the Chicken Lady. Kinda badass.