From John Mackey on December 14, 2009 in Home Decor
Here’s a list of stylish yet practical items for the homeowners in your life (or for me, if you feel so inclined). These multi-taskers can be used in traditional, everyday ways, but will be put to especially good use – and received with particular delight – by recipients with a creative spark.
Japanese Masking Tape
Bundle up a few rolls of these in complementary hues along with art supplies, and you’ve got the perfect gift for an arts-and-crafts fiend.
Pink Tool Box
Or create a DIY repair kit for your favorite independent woman.
Magnetic Spice Rack
These spice jars stick to a stainless steel wall-mounted rack. They can store up to 3 ounces of goodies and are dishwasher-safe. Get creative and fill with assorted nails, picture hangers, etc. for a new homeowner.
These delightful little creatures can hold just about anything, from raincoats to children’s artwork.
Eco-Friendly Bird Feeder
I love this gift for the outdoors. A very economical way for your recipient to keep their feathered friends happy.
These too-cool plastic vases fold flat when not in use.
Art Gift Certificate
Help your friends help themselves! Give them a gift certificate to an affordable online art resource. They’ll thank you for allowing them to replace their generic stuff.
Give the gift of time with this Karlsson DIY wall clock.
Etsy House Portrait
And, finally, for a truly custom gift, give a hand-crafted portrait of your recipient’s home. An artist at the Etsy store works with your photographs to create a customized little wall hoop. Your friends will appreciate it for years to come.