Gift Guide, Holidays, Shopping

Fun Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I think we can all agree, shopping for mom is WAY easier than shopping for…well, anyone else! Moms tend to love comforting little cozy things that usually look pretty cute and always smell amazing. Today’s gift guide is focused on little things that will make your mom feel happy or relaxed, because damn, she deserves it.

$20 and under

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Slippers $17.99 – Slippers are the best. I wear mine probably more than any other shoe I own. Some beautiful slippers can feel so luxurious! Although if you want to hold true with the “always smell amazing” thing, you might want to spring for some socks as well…

Owl Mug $18.00 – What mom doesn’t like things shaped like animals? Maybe pair this with a fancy tea and a pretty ribbon?

Wood Car Diffuser $19.99 – If your mom is one of the 0.0001% of moms who don’t diffuse oils, then just skip this one. But if not – perfect gift!

Abstract Flora Postcards $10.00 – Because moms like…mail? Right?

The Little Book of House Plants $14.99 – I highly suggest pairing this with a small potted plant.

Tea Towels $5.99 – What is it about a clean, crisp towel? It’s one of the most inexplicably luxurious things.

Funny Coloring Book $9.79 – Have you tried adult coloring books? So relaxing! This one made me laugh. Pair with colored pencils, obviously.

Scented Candle $17.99 – The undisputed most calming gift. Plus this jar is super cute…

$40 and under

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Simple Gold Earrings $32.00 – These are great every day earrings that are subtly stylish and go with everything!

Blue Napkin Set $30.00 – Cloth napkins are where its at! I love this shade of blue.

English Usage Chart $30.00 – Raise your hand if your mom has ever corrected your english usage? I thought so… Now raise your hand if anyone who is not a mother has ever corrected your english usage…no hands? huh, shocking.

Leather Wrapped Notebook $29.00 – I will the first to admit that I have a shelf full of blank notebooks that I have received and never used, and yet I always love receiving them! And this one is just so pretty…

Vellabox Candle Subscription $10.00/month – Ahhh! This blows my mind! A new candle every month! This is the perfect gift for any woman in your life…(*hint hint, nudge nudge…)

Yellow Bag $24.99 – Happy yellow tote bag! Happy, happy, happy! Pair with a pretty scarf tied on?

Cotton Blanket $35.99 – Beautiful throw blanket! Classic.

Electric Water Kettle $34.99 – This thing totally changes how I drink hot beverages. I wouldn’t think such a little thing could effect my life so much! Extra points for looking cute. Pair with a pretty mug and some nice tea or coffee, but only if your mom is REALLY awesome…

Denim Apron $24.99 – Aprons help me feel like I know what I’m doing in the kitchen. In fact I think their usefulness has less to do with protecting your clothing from flour and more to do with the mindset that you have while wearing one.

This Mother’s Day, every mom should be curled up with a pretty blanket, wearing pretty slippers, sipping from a pretty mug, with tea that was brewed from a pretty kettle, enjoying a pretty candle (or 4), and writing in a pretty journal, dabbing at the corners of her mouth with a pretty napkin, while wearing…you guessed it: pretty earrings.

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide

When creating this gift guide, I was not emotionally prepared for the sheer multitude of ADORABLE coffee mugs there are out there! Seriously! Its overwhelming.

Buying Christmas gifts has always been something I love thinking about. Barring that one time I got my big brother a stuffed animal just so he would never play with it and I could swoop in, I have always tried to get loved ones things that they need/really really want. As a designer, I couldn’t help adding a few design-centric things in there, but for the most part these are items that could be useful and/or cozy.

Today I have for you three guides tailored to three different, yet still budget friendly price points. Everything is either at or under the price point.

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(1)Cozy Sweater / (2)Infuser Water Bottle / (3)Earrings / (4)Hyperbole and a Half / (5)Scarf / (6)Candle / (7)Stone Paper Journal / (8)Apron


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(1)Sloth Mug / (2)Velvet Journal / (3)Throw Blanket / (4)Leather Tote / (5)Fancy Soap / (6)Hourglass / (7)Breakfast Book / (8) Candle Holder and Sticks


$60 Gift guide

(1)Shoes / (2)Trenchcoat / (3)Jigger and Shaker / (4)Speaker / (5)Print / (6)Decorative Beads / (7)Earrings / (8)Throw Blanket

I hope everyone has an amazing Christmas! Let me know if this guide was useful.

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Guide to Gifts for Fathers

Welcome to The Fig Design’s first ever gift guide! The next holiday happens to be Father’s Day so thats what we’re doing here today. Just keeping it real…

For Father’s Day growing up my siblings and I would, in addition to the ties and socks, invariably get our dad some form of comically large chocolate. Giant Hershey’s Kisses, giant Hershey’s bar, giant Snickers, etc. As kids we understood that “dad likes chocolate” and looking back on this holiday, I realize that his exclamations of “Oooo! Chocolate, my favorite!!” while genuine, didn’t represent the total rapture I thought we were providing him.

Thankfully my knowledge of how to buy for men has developed in the last few years, so in ADDITION to the giant chocolate you get your dad this year, consider some of the below items that (I believe) most men would be (hopefully) happy to receive.

(Note: the noticeable lack of power tools and sports gear in the below guide is not lost on me. The fathers in my life, while they have their moments of handiness, don’t have a particularly high desire/need for power-tools or sports gear, so it didn’t really occur to me to include them!)

Fathers Day Gift Guide

(1) Suit – Dads and fashion- the age old dilemma.

(2 Komono Shaun Sunglasses – Geometric glasses are the next thing. Help your dad onto this trend train.

(3) Baseball Cap – Insert favorite sports team here.

(4) Glass Water Bottle – Does your dad loose his water bottle, like, every day?

(5) Beer Brewing Kit – Complicated instructions and alcohol. Great mix.

(6) Running Shoes – To help him get rid of that “dad bod”

(7) Leather Duffle Bag – Traveling in style.

(8) Whiskey Stones – Because dads like whiskey, I guess??

(9) Cotton T-Shirt – Great piece for layering that goes with most stuff.

(10) Toilet Coffee Cup – Because dads like potty humor for some reason??

(11) Eye Glasses Holder – Come to think of it, I might actually get this for me! Super cute little styling thing…

(12) Watch – I love the simplicity of this watch!