Designer’s Gift Guide for Women

14. December 2015
Jewelry / Brilliant Box made of glas by Normann Copenhagen

After putting together a Designer’s Gift Guide for Men last Monday, today I posted a little Designer’s Gift Guide for Women! I’d love to own every single piece from this gift guide (hint, hint) and I hope you can find something beautiful for your loved ones!

Normann Copenhagen – Brilliant Box

The Brilliant Boxes by Normann Copenhagen are the perfect place to keep your most worn jewelry safe and still close at hand. The glas boxes are available in two different sizes and with lids in various colors inspired by gems and precious stones. The patterned bottom part that is reminiscent of cut-glas creates a camouflage effect while the transparent lid lets you get a peek of what is inside. Who couldn’t use a little extra storage space for those small items you treasure the most?

Knit Kit by Wool and the Gang | Oversized shaggy scarf in midnightblue #diy

Wool and the Gang – Knit Kit

For all the knitting lovers or knitters to-be: Wool and the Gang offers Knit Kits for everybody, even for absolute beginners. This super-chunky and comfy scarf here is bound to become an ultimate cold weather companion for this season. The scarf is knitted using big needles and WATG’s sustainably produced 100% Crazy Sexy Wool. A beautifully soft wool that will keep you perfectly warm through the winter months, but light enough that it doesn’t weigh you down. And, so people say, knitting reduces stress and anxiety levels and who couldn’t need this after all the holiday hustle and bustle?

Oiva ceramic teapot with wooden handle by Marimekko

Marimekko – Oiva Teapot

Marimekko is a Finnish design company renowned for its original prints and colors. The company’s product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware. For Marimekko sustainability means respecting people and the environment in everything they do. Their value ”Fairness to everyone and everything” chrystalises their sustainability thinking. They treat other people fairly and create products that bring joy for a long time with minimal impacts on the environment. The straightforward white Oiva teapot, made of stoneware and rubber wood, would make a lovely present for any tea lover. (photo by nordic leaves)

Vintage brass paperclips by Present & Correct

Present & Correct – Classic Brass Paperclips

Classic paper clip designs brought back to life, in brass, for the most special of documents. Each box is beautifully designed and includes 10 brass clips. There are four years to choose from. You can purchase the paper clips at Present & Correct, an online paradise for everybody who is obsessed with stationery, paper and office objects.

Craft salt & pepper mills by Normann Copenhagen | Marble and stained oak

Normann Copenhagen – Craft Salt & Pepper Mills

Any marble lovers here? I thought so. Simon Legald designed these elegant and functional salt and pepper mills for Normann Copenhagen. The flaired shape and weight of the mill makes it comfortable to hold (I tested it in store last week!) and a ceramic CrushGrind grinder makes it an excellent quality mill. The body is made of solid stained oak which makes the Craft mills suitable for frequent everyday use.

Square Zip Wallet in burgundy leather by Everlane | Designer's Gift Guide for Women

Everlane – Square Zip Wallet

Why is it so difficult to find a small, simple and elegant wallet? After searching for quite some time I finally found this beauty in the Everlane online-shop. Only downside: They don’t ship to Europe, which means my search still isn’t over. But for all of my US-readers I simply needed to show this perfect wallet. It is 100% Italian leather and handmade in Spain (and I can’t buy it in Germany, what an irony 😉 ). Inside the Square Zip Wallet you can find a snapped coin purse, four card slots and a billfold pocket. To top it all off this leather wallet is also affordable because as an online only business Everlane eliminates brick-and-mortar expenses and pass these savings on to their customers.

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    Reply Missy - Getting Fit to Find Myself 15. December 2015 at 17:55

    Oh, I want the Brilliant Box an d if I could knit the Knit Kit! I would keep the Brilliant Box on my kitchen counter for when I do the dishes. My engagement ring is so big that I can’t get my hand when when I have it on or it falls off. This way I would always know where it is when I am done with dishes!

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 16. December 2015 at 11:11

      I love your idea of how to use the Brilliant Box, I would have never thought of that! And don’t worry if you can’t knit yet, they offer beginner kits and share videos of all the important steps. I teached myself with youtube videos as well. It took me some time, but in the end it worked out 😉 Have a lovely day!

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    Reply Cara 15. December 2015 at 18:06

    I’d take all of that! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 16. December 2015 at 11:11

      Glad to hear that Cara! Thank you for visiting!

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    Reply Julia 15. December 2015 at 21:00

    I need those pepper mills in my life! Thank you for this guide I know a couple people on my list who I still need gifts for and they’d love some of this stuff!

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 16. December 2015 at 11:14

      I would love to own the mills as well! And I have that feeling that I might find them under the christmas tree (Hey mum! 😉 ) I’m happy that the list helped you Julia!

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    Reply Carol Cassara 16. December 2015 at 4:55

    Some beautiful things. I love your aesthetic.

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