In keeping with the Trends and Tolstoy theme of fashion and intelligence, this year’s holiday gift guide features gifts for all the stylish intellectuals in your life. As one of them I advise you to avoid books, it gets too tricky with translations and editions, and pick one of these whimsical options instead.
For the Bookworm
Sweater: Comes in a variety of other titles. Book: Every Jane Austin lover’s ultimate guide. Book Clutch: These are all completely handmade and she takes custom title requests. Ring: Works for all genres and titles. Phone Case: Who doesn’t need a casual Lolita allusion in their daily life? Cuff: This has an excerpt from Crime and Punishment on it in Russian, but the store offers other books as well.
For the Art Lover
Dress: Everyone needs a good Da Vinci in their closet. Phone Case: Scare off callers with the help of American Gothic. Mug: A nice memento of the Goya exhibit currently at the MFA. Book: This photo book includes some never-before-published portraits of Frida. Top: This site has shirts by a variety of hard to find artists. The best part? It’s chiffon for a seamless addition to your stylish wardrobe. I’m partial to this Goya version (surprise).
For the Feminist
Sweater: See what they did there? Earrings: “Well behaved women rarely make history.” #preach. Ring: Giving it to them plain, simple, and in a pretty package. Mug: At the end of the day we all just really need some cupcakes. Tank: Yes to everything about this.
Bookends: The end is near. But hey, death by books seems like a good way to go. Mug: On this hilarious history mug Henry VIII’s wives slowly disappear when you add a hot beverage. Earrings: Nib earrings, perfect for writers and calligraphers alike. Pillow: Just try not to think too hard about Degas and his dancers while you snuggle with this.
What gifts are you planning for your smart and sassy friends?