Ülrika's Top Ten Gifts and Books

This is the time of year when we reflect on our favorite things over the past twelve months. As the gift buyer I seem to have favorite things each day, week, and month, so compiling a list of 10 always takes a bit of effort. This year my focus is going to be on my top gift items with a side of books.

For everyone who misses the art of letter writing the Jabara Accordion Letter Set offers a new world of taking pen to paper. The manufacturer, Haibara, was established in 1806, and has continued to offer high quality paper products. Each kit features 90 lined perforated sheets along each fold that can be cut to any length as well as 10 envelopes. This beautifully formed writing set gives you the option to write just a few words or a longer letter.

As a person who loves journals (probably more than I should), when I found out about Rustico I really appreciated the fact that these journals were handmade to order from high-quality top-grain leather as well as refillable. Each of the leather journals use raw stiff leather, it allows the journal to take shape and patina over time as you handle it, giving each journal a unique look. The simple elastic strap closure holds the 5" x 8.125” dot grid notebook, which can be used to bullet journal to writing about your adventures. Come in and see our other styles.

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These lightweight, hand-dyed and hand-printed 80% cotton, 20% silk scarves are perfect for our weather here in Houston. They’re also ideal for yourself or for those who have an appreciation for nostalgia and all things writing. Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.

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I am a sucker for tea towels, especially after having them gifted to me last year during the holidays. Jay’s magnolia are 100% cotton-made and feature a beautiful image of the magnolia on the front and the back of the tea towel. Each towel is dyed with non-toxic dyes. As with all tea towels the more you wash them the softer they become.

These beautiful meal planners from Ramona and Ruth feature a letterpress cover and 55 weekly sheets for all of your meal planning needs. Each sheets has space for daily meal planning as well as an entire column for your shopping list. You have more than a full year of staying organized and looking forward to meal planning.

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Djeco 1001 Nights Observation Puzzle is more than just the average 200 piece puzzle. After you have completed the puzzle the fun starts again; use the border items to find the images inside of the picture. This puzzle will continue to be enjoyed once it is complete. It also features a poster as a bonus.

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This reminds me of an updated Mr Potato Head. Everything you need is in the metal box to create your very own monster. The box has two different sides that makes creating with the 49 wooden pieces endless. You can choose to create both sides or use as many pieces for your masterpiece on one. Inzebox offers hours of creativity and playing time.

Francesco Mastalia has taken his experience of photographing indigenous people, religious, and spiritual, throughout the years. In his new collection, boasting both photographs and text, Mastalia explores the personal experiences of 108 of today’s leading yoga practitioners and how their practice has transformed their mind, body, and spirit. Each photograph is taken on a large format camera using glass plates, which gives each photograph a new dimension.

The Strange World of Willie Seabrook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943679058
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Spurl Editions - October 25th, 2017

First published in in 1966 this memoir is now being republished by Spurl Editions. The novel follows two writers in their turbulent relationship and marriage. Seabrook, a renowned writer of the occult and Worthington, a novelist and short story writer find themselves caught in Seabrook’s sadist world and his alcoholic destructive downward spiral. This intense memoir is also a self-reflecting piece while Worthington was married to Seabrook.

Love Your Lunches: Vibrant & Healthy Recipes to Brighten Up Your Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9781784880958
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Hardie Grant Books - April 4th, 2017

I can’t seem to say enough about this cookbook. And it’s so much more than just having innovative recipes to pack in your lunches. Most of the recipes make a great dinner and could be a staple at your next dinner party. One of my favorite things is how Bec Dickinson arranges things to make ahead the morning before. I have found myself coming back to this cookbook more and more throughout the year. Most of the recipes are either vegan or vegetarian, however there is room to add your favorite protein. A great tool in my food planning.

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