On Our Wish Lists

Once again the Clementine editors are sharing a peek at what they are gifting and lusting for this season.
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With Christmas right around the corner, our editors have been busy finding those perfect holiday gifts for family and friends - who can blame them for building a small wish list of their own along the way? Here are a few of their favorite picks - we hope you find some inspired last minute options for those you love (present company included, of course!).

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Founder, Erin Loechner
I'm giving my bookworm friend my own dogeared copy of this book because it is so, so beautifully (oddly) written and is surprisingly profound when it comes to the inner-workings, tension-pulling head and heart of a woman. For any gal in your life, it's a tasty treat. To Buy: Dept. of Speculation ($18)

My 3-year-old daughter loves to help her dad with 'fix-it' projects around the house, so I'm gifting both of them a woodworking kit with a project guide they can share. (Admittedly, it's a selfish gift - he can entertain her with a new project while I get to dive into the latest Joan Didion biography, but hey, everyone's gotta indulge a bit at Christmastime, yes?) To Buy: Build It Yourself Woodworking Kit ($34.99)


Executive Editor, Amanda Carter Gomes
When I came across this beautiful limited edition calendar by Jennifer Young Studio and Good on Paper, it was love at first sight. If there is anything that will help me make my travel dreams of 2016 come true, it will be staring at these pages over my desk each day. To Buy: 2016 Calendar ($38)

An investment piece that will no doubt stand the test of time in my closet. I have been on the hunt for a classic, yet modern wool coat for years. I finally found my match in Zady's Essential Collection. To Buy: The Wool Coat ($450)

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Home & Living Editor, Robin Reetz
I love a good low heel, and not just because I'm too lazy to wear higher heels. There's something about a low, block heel – particularly one in dark grey suede – that feels extra chic right now. Would love to call these my own! To Buy: Jeffrey Campbell Bitsie Heel ($125)

I love the idea of wearing a raffia bag in winter for an unexpected contrast Akosua's handcrafted bags are nothing short of beautiful. My pick goes to the Baw Pot for its perfect size, shape, and for the fact that it was completely handcrafted in Ghana. Talk about good craftsmanship! To Buy: Baw Pots by Aaks ($134)

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Beauty Editor, Laurie Leopold
I love the geometric designs from Chicago jewelry maker Michelle Starbuck, especially this bracelet she created for the holidays from a vintage charm box. It’s the focal point of the bracelet and linked to beautiful brass chain. It’s a unique handmade piece that is a thoughtful gift for others and to yourself. To Buy: Vintage Clasp Bracelet ($42)

I love the details in Argaman & Defiance raw silk scarves. The maker uses natural dye extracts from tree bark, roots and leaves and crafts each piece in her Chicago studio. I love the undone edges and versatility of the infinity shape. The black and white is such an awesome complement to any look – causal or holiday best. To Buy: Argaman & Defiance Silk Infinity Scarf ($42)

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Wellness Editor, Brooke Klauer
For the book lover, I love Anna Rifle Bond's work and the beautiful paper company she has created. She illustrates most everything under the Rifle Paper Co. brand, and my favorite is her latest endeavor: a fully illustrated rendering of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. A whimsical addition to any book lover's shelf! To Buy: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ($30)

For the mom-on-the-go, I love the FEED bag not only for its functional role in my every day life (with two toddler's in tow!) but how it gives back—by making this purchase, FEED will provide 50 school meals for children around the world. Their mission is definitely worth supporting this holiday season! To Buy: The Daily Bag ($75)

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Features Editor, Jennifer Snyder
The not-so-digitally-remastered sound of record always reminds me of my childhood and I'd love to bring a little more vinyl into our home in 2016. Besides, who doesn't want to raid their parent's record collections and appreciate the classics from time to time—right? To Buy: Record Player ($130)

After traveling through multiple time zones, elevations and weather systems while on the road this year, I've definitely been searching for a portable humidifier to help keep my skin, hair and—let's face it—my sinuses happy regardless of location. To Buy: Portable Humidifier  ($30)

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Style Contributor, Conni Jespersen
New Balance sneakers are some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. With the price point always under $100, it makes for a great investment - especially when I can wear them to the gym, on the weekends, dressed up or down, they make for a great pair of sneakers. To Buy: New Balance Sneakers ($80)

This San Diego brand is one of my absolute favorites. Owner, Erin, just launched this line of her bags that I am obsessed with. The cinched bucket tote with tassels is definitely on my wish list this holiday. To Buy: Boutonne Cinched Bucket Tote ($208)


Social Media Manager, Taylor Meadows
I love the Everlane Street shoe in black leather. I purchased a pair of their sling back sandals to wear while I was in India. I knew the shoe would treat my feet well and I knew they would last through the journey. The street shoe has been in my cart for a while, but with my busy life I forget to actually hit the "proceed to checkout button". To Buy: Leather Street Shoe ($135)

Being from North Carolina, I love to support local brands. Arrow + Sage is a a local Raleigh ceramics company. Anna Eaves owns and operates the small business. What makes Arrow + Sage so special is that it’s a one-woman show. Anna works long hours to create beautiful ceramics for her customers around the world; she doesn’t use a potter’s wheel and crafts everything by hand. I am in love with these indigo tumblers. I have many plans for them as I start to plan fun dinner parties for 2016. Dear Mom and Dad, these are really all I want for Christmas! To Buy: Indigo Tumblers ($30)

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