Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Creative Minds + Giveaway

Top 10 Holiday Gift IdeasIt took some time and quite a bit of debate amongst a few of us to decide which of our crafty items were our most sought after gifts this holiday season. After a few games of “Go Fish” and a couple dozen rounds of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” we finally agreed on our favorite gift ideas for 2012.

Drum roll please …

Somerset Life RSVP Package1)      Somerset Life Gift Subscription

  • Subscribe a friend or loved one to this great quarterly magazines and receive a FREE gift at the same time! You’ll also get a gift announcement card, artfully packaged in a hand-stitched mesh bag, that you can personalize sand send to the recipient.

Book of Organization2)      Where Women Create: Book of Organization

  • Once you see how amazing this book is, you might just want to gift one for yourself. With hundreds of photos of “organizational secrets” from some of today’s most notable artists, this backstage pass is hard to pass up!

Faber Castell Gelatos3)      Faber Castell Gelatos – 34 Pack

  • This all-in-one set includes all 28 Gelato colors, water brush, two smudge sticks, and two foam blending tools in a slide-out gift box that doubles as a storage container for use in the studio or for easy on-the-go.

Papaya Art Luxe Totes4)      Dream Luxe Tote Bag

  • Luxe Totes are just right for transporting all of your necessities and adding a little “pretty” to the daily grind. Made of highly durable oil cloth material with sturdy hardware details and hidden magnetic snap closure, structured bottom panel, and colorful interior linings that are wipeable and water resistant, Luxe Totes also have a cell phone compartment that’s big enough to fit an iPhone, a zipper pouch and two additional slip pockets. This is no ordinary shopping bag.

2013 Planners and Calendars5)      2013 Weekly Planners & Calendars

Interior elements to this gorgeous Papaya weekly planner include a six pocket accordion storage folder, slide-out spiral planner, elastic band closure, and extra pages for personal notes. Just the perfect place to stay organized the whole year through!

Graffiti Glam Cling Mount Stamps by Traci Bautista6)      Traci Bautista Stamps: Creative Soul

  • Having to pick a favorite design from Traci Baustista’s new stamp collection was probably the hardest part of this process, but here is our winner! Her textured backgrounds and hand-drawn doodles fit perfectly on a variety of our easy-to-grip acrylic stamp mounts, which you can also be used with any of our Clearly Impressed stamps.

Cavallini & Co. Rubber Stamp Sets7)      Cavallini Rubber Stamp Sets: Paris

  • Packaged in an adorable Parisian tin, this stamp set is ready-to-wrap! Giftable tin includes eleven different French-themed stamps and a black ink pad.

Metal Stacking Tins8)      Metal Stacking Tins: Birds and Flowers

  •  These adorable and reusable stacking tins are great for giving as gifts or using to wrap gifts in. Compact and stackable, there really is no way to go wrong with these!

Insulated Lunch Totes9)      Botanical Study Lunch Bag

  • Papaya Art lunch bags are the perfect gift for your eco-conscious friends at the office or family members at home. Made of sturdy polywoven fabric that can be wiped off easily, a thin insulated material keeps snacks & lunches fresh.

Vintage Reproduction Boxes10)   Vintage Divided Box

  • Ready-to-wrap or use as unique wrapping, these faux vintage boxes add character to any project, whether you’re storing images, your own treasures, or artfully packaging treats to give away as a gift.

 

Did we miss one of your favorites?  Comment below with the gift that’s #1 on your wish list from The Shoppe at Somerset for your chance to win it!

 

 

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Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 @ 10:19 am
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162 Responses to “Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Creative Minds + Giveaway”

  1. Laurie says:

    Ooooo, Somerset Life!

  2. Ginia Bell says:

    A gift subscription is on my wish list!

  3. My favorite item? The Dream Luxe tote bag would be! I love the phrase “Follow your bliss.” I use it often as my shop nae is “Blissworks.”
    Pick me!! This would mean so much to me! I love all these glorious things!!

  4. alison baybay says:

    The gift that is #1 on my wish list is the Faber Castell Gelatos. I have been dreaming of owning these for months now.

  5. Cilla says:

    I have to agree with you. I love, love, love the Paris stamp set!

  6. Kathi Hall says:

    #8 Metal staking tins – for 2013another way to get organized in a fashionable way as well as an incentive to create. Would love this!

  7. Beckie says:

    All beautiful ideas. I’m hoping for a GelliArts plate this year: http://www.stampington.com/shoppe/gelliarts.html

  8. I love the Faber Castell Gelatos. Delicious! What a great assortment!

  9. Annie says:

    I would love to learn how to use the Gelatos, they look amazing!

  10. Helena says:

    The Metal Stacking Tins: Birds and Flowers are awesome, yes they are my faves :)

  11. Ursula says:

    It’s really not easy to make a pick here!! But the Faber Castell Gelatos are my favourite!!

  12. colette says:

    #5 the 2013 weekly planner for me plueeeeeease. xo

  13. Snap says:

    I had to flip a coin between Traci Bautista’s stamps and the LIFE subscription. LIFE won! :D :D

  14. Anne Davis says:

    I would love the Dream Luxe tote bag! I have a tote bag that goes in and out of the car, with necessities like a book to read in waiting rooms, a mending kit, and my camera, and I also store craft supplies in pretty totes in my little studio.

  15. Jingle says:

    I am loving the kraft wrap in black! That is SO NEAT and just shot to the top of my list! The Somerset Life subscription is my favorite on your list! :)

  16. Diana says:

    A Somerset Life subscription, definitely!

  17. turid dulin says:

    Love the stamp in the Parisian tin and the Dream Lux totebag!

  18. Faith Gaspar says:

    Oh My Goodness… I NEED the Book of Organization…..LOL…LOL

    Faith

  19. Lacey says:

    I have recently been introduced to your publications and have totally fallen in love. I would really love to get a subscription to Where Women Create Business. Already on my Christmas list at home is a subscription to Where Women Create, let’s hope the husband took notes! ;)

  20. ava g says:

    my fav is the Faber Castell
    Gelatos and Gel Sticks although the stamps are very attractive too…… hummm switch that order, or put them on equal footing… decisions decisions

    ava g

  21. KimMJ says:

    Stampotique originals stamps! Absolutely love them and was thrilled to see you carry them.

  22. Louanne Klesseck says:

    The Faber Castell Gelatos are creamy and dreamy. I would love the set of 34! ‘Twould be a happy addition to my Christmas birthday celebration. Thanks.

  23. No doubt about it: the TOP of my list is Somerset HOME subscription, and/or LIFE subscription! These are my favorite publications—ever! I have to travel over 2 hours to find a store that carries it here! Thank you so much for the chance to win a it! ~Heidi

  24. Nancy Lefko says:

    Your picks are great, but I’d love Dylusions spray inks!!

  25. laurie bouta says:

    Absolutely the Faber Castell Gelatos. They look really interesting. I love color so this would be great!I used to do the grunge and browns, blacks, etc. but now I’m all about COLOR!!! thanks for a chance to wind. Laurie

  26. my favorite would have to be the somerset life gift subscription!

  27. Kathy Neill says:

    My pick would be the Somerset Life Gift Subscription! Such beautiful eye candy and a pick me up for the soul.

  28. love the Faber Castell Gelatos. Love their products, also the Dylusions spprays – I have a few and they are the tops!!! Thanks for the opportunity – Jas

  29. Kaz Hobson says:

    Those stacking tins are just gorgeous,
    can’t take my eyes off them!!!

  30. Renee Zarate says:

    I didn’t even hesitate….number one pick for me is the Faber Castell Gelatos! I LOVE gelatos….they are so creamy and grungy. They look completely different when you touch them with a wet paint brush. A very wonderful item. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize (and such good ones).

  31. Deborah W says:

    The Faber Castell Gelatos – 34 pack is absolutely #1 on my wish list. They are just so gorgeous when you use them!!

  32. It’s ALL about gelatos! Would love to win more colors to create with! I would dearly LOVE a subscription to any of your amazing publications, albeit Take Ten is my favorite!

  33. elle says:

    Pretty tough. gnash, gnash! Gelatos, please :)

  34. Evelyn Kurz says:

    I have always loved the papaya oil cloth bags. Yum!

  35. Jerry says:

    I love all but would list a Somerset Life subscription as number one. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

  36. 2amscrapper says:

    I love the weekly planner

  37. Lynne Martin says:

    Where Women Create is my choice. I’m always making new organizers.

  38. Jill says:

    Oh boy…hard to choose! The book of organization would be quite wonderful!

  39. Teri says:

    I love the subscription to somerset life as well as the gelatos!

  40. Joellyn says:

    I’d be right along with you having a hard time picking the top ten! However, if I had to pick one, I’m all about the magazines & books. So, I’d pick the Somerset Life subscription.

  41. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    I love the Printers Tray Letterblock: Black w/ Silver Handle, and would love to try to fill each nook.

  42. Mikell says:

    I’d love a subscription to Somerset Life magazine. It’s my favorite.

  43. Jackie says:

    Oh, I love the Cavallini Rubber Stamp Sets: Paris!

  44. I would love someone to buy me the weekly planner by Papaya Art – her art is amazing!

  45. Chris says:

    Love the Dream Luxe tote bag (they are all fabulous picks! Hard to choose just one!)

  46. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    OOH, OOH, the “Book of Organization” is perfect since one of my resolutions for 2013 is to get my act (and my studio) together!

  47. Ella says:

    oooh, so many great choices! I collect tins and these are so stunning, but I’d have to pick a subscription to Somerset Life~ Hope Santa brings me the tins! I’ve been a good girl~ ;D

  48. Monica Baker says:

    Somerset Life subscription would be my #1 pick – but honestly any of entries would be wonderful :)

  49. Carol Douglass says:

    I have to say I would love the Faber Castell gelatos. I think the colors are amazing and would love to play with something new.

  50. Lisa M says:

    I don’t even need to look in the catalog; I am all about those beautiful tins! Storage and beauty all in one; who can beat it?

  51. Jennifer Hodges says:

    Gorsh! Well, Since I just made my own planner…I’d would pick the Gelatos. Been wanting to play with some! Good luck to all!

  52. Cindy says:

    Is it selfish to want it all? :) My favorite would be the Somerset Life subscription.

  53. Donna Larson says:

    Love the Cavallini stamp set. Very hard to choose as they are all my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway.

  54. Boo says:

    I would love to receive any of the Stamping/Altered art Magazines you publish. It’s a year of Eye Candy.

    Thanks for the give away

  55. karenladd says:

    Yum yum…everything is amazing but I crave the Clearly Impressed French Dictionary stamp set ! Great images mixed with text…love it!

  56. Marilyn Damschen says:

    Oooh, I’m lusting after the Book of Organization. Just what I need!

  57. tina zappone says:

    Hmm.. so many lovely temptations. My personal favorites are Tim Holtz’s Woodlands set (I’m obsessed with bottle brush trees!) and the gorgeous glittered stickers in a tin. I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  58. vickie Kolden says:

    I would love the Gellato set. I also love Somerset Home!

  59. Aleta says:

    My favorite item is the Where Woman Create Book of Organization. It is at the top of my Amazon Wish list.

  60. Deb says:

    Love the Birds & Nests Cavallini Stamps ♥

  61. sharon gullikson says:

    The Gelatos are definitely number one on my list. I love several other things, too, but I need those!

  62. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Those tin boxes are gorgeous!!

  63. Natasha Poteraj says:

    I like the Tim Holtz Woodlands set, but I think that if I could just have one, I’d pick the Faber-Castell Gelatos. I have some, but would like more colors.

  64. shartl says:

    Everything is so wonderful but that Gelato set is calling my name!!! Would love to give these a try! That, or a bunch of Glimmer Mists and i would be in heaven!

  65. AnnieG says:

    I think the stacking tins are so neat and I could lots of uses for them.

  66. Ariel Gill says:

    I’m loving these gifts – dear Santa hope you’re paying attention. The delicious Luxe bag is near the top of my list, along with the tins – I love any kind of can to store my art supplies in.

  67. Diana Pyeatt says:

    The Life subscription would be my first choice. Of course, I’d love to have them all. I’m not being greedy. I just know quality and style when I see them. :)

  68. Becky Green says:

    OH MY!!!!!! WHAT A NICE give-away!!!!! I like the Faber Castell Gelatos-34 pack!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE trying new techniques & I’ve HEARD about these but, haven’t tried them!!!!! Would LOOOOOVE to win them & learn something NEW! :) THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! :) SUCH GENEROSITY at this time of year IS WONDERFULLY NICE!!!!!!!!!! :)

  69. Jeannie says:

    I love the Song Birds stamp set. Of course, subscriptions to Somerset Home, Studio, or Life would be fantastic. Winning the lottery would be good so I could do some serious shopping in the Shoppe!

  70. julie m says:

    the Faber Castell Gelatos 34 Pack would be fantastic. can never get too many Gelatos and i don’t even have all the newer colors yet.

  71. Liz S. says:

    I too, love the Gelatos-which I have never tried!
    I must have color, color, color!!

  72. I love, love, love Gelatos! To have the complete set would be beyond cool. Then again, maybe I need the Book of Organization first. LOL!

  73. Susie Cross says:

    I would pick the Faber-Castell Gelatos. You made
    the choice very difficult. Lots of wonderful things!

  74. nancy dempsey says:

    The Gelatos look awesome and I would love to play with something new. Thanks!

  75. Jamie Vowell says:

    I love Somerset Life and a subscription would be fantastic! They are all wonderful gifts, however! Jamie V in MT
    jamievowell@yahoo.com

  76. Sandra C says:

    I would absolutely love to win the set of Gelatos. they can be used in so many ways!!

  77. I love gelatos and have only a few. Would love to win the big set of beautiful colors!

  78. sherry butcher says:

    Summerset life first, but waiting for Printers Tray Letterblock: Black w/ Silver Handle again this year.

  79. tina says:

    Oh wow – the Gelatos would be my first choice and the Somerset Life subscription 2nd—-What a fun giveaway – will keep my fingers crossed, For sure.

    Happy Holidays
    tina

  80. sue schubert says:

    I love it all, but the subscription would be my favourite.

  81. Stacy T. says:

    If I could have ANYTHING from the website, I’d love, love, love a one year subscription to “Somerset Studio”. (Especially, if it came with the free gift-artist paper pack- which I use ALL the time in my artwork.) But, if I’m choosing from the Shoppe, I’d love the Artist Printer Tray in Wood Stain. Crossing my fingers, and wishing you Happy Holidays!

  82. Karen says:

    Traci’s stamps!

  83. marykay says:

    I would have to pick the Somerset Life subsription as my gift for sure without a doubt.
    Or any subscription from Somerset for that matter. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Merry CHRISTmas

  84. rush says:

    i would love to have a subscription to “where women create” as well as the book on organization mentioned above!

  85. Rianne says:

    my favorite would be the organisation book. Need lots of inspiration there

  86. Karin T. says:

    would love a subscription to the Somerset Life! Such a fabulous springboard!! Thank you for the ideas and opportunity.

  87. kym lafontaine says:

    would love to try the Gelatos….A subscription to Any of your mags and The tins are lovely also The organization book….ahhh heck gotta love it all…fingers and toes crossed..thank you for a lovely creative year and looking forward to many more.

  88. The gelatos look amazing! These are on the top of my wish list.

  89. I would love to have a subscription to Artful Blogging!

  90. Melanie Butler says:

    I love Papaya Art’s lunch bag! What a cute way to eat healthy at the office!

  91. kathleen gaskell-blankenship says:

    I would like the Cavallini Rubber Stamp Sets: Paris. I may not be able to afford that trip to Paris yet. But at least I could stamp and dream about it!

  92. Walter Silva says:

    Love the book on organization!

  93. Nancy Johnston says:

    #4 Tote bag! Me me me me me!

  94. Kara Bay says:

    Definitely the gelatos! Could have a lot of fun with those.

  95. Jan L says:

    Oh… so many lovely things, it’s hard to decide. But the “Somerset Life Gift Subscription” is my favorite. I love Somerset Life and buy every issue.

    “The Book of Organization,” is my next choice – the cover is major inspiration in itself! And then… I do love Traci Bautista’s “Creative Soul” stamp.

  96. NM Creatrix says:

    Any of the bags would be #1 on my gift list…

  97. Di says:

    My hands down favorite item is the Gelatos set! I haven’t seen that set anywhere and I’ve been looking for it for a while. I would LOVE to win this!

  98. Barb Smith says:

    Thanks for offering these items as a giveaway. I’d be happy with any of them but my number one choice would be the Metal Stacking Tins with the adorable Birds and Flowers!

  99. Pat Holland says:

    I would love the book about organization! Maybe I could find some secrets in it that would let me acually do stuff instead of just trying to figure out where I put the supplies I need to do stuff.

  100. kate weber says:

    The Gelatos would be wonderful. I’d love to use them.

  101. ceparie says:

    I fancy the metal stacking tins. They remind me of one I have treasured for many years that belonged to my great Aunt who used it as a button box. Merry Christmas and thank you for this chance to win.

  102. eSeN says:

    I’d love to win the Faber-Castell gelatos! They look like they are fabulous to use, and the colours are great!

  103. Any one of the things on this list would be a fantastic gift, but a subscription to Somerset Life would be a Gift that would go on Giving the whole year through. Inspiration, Imagination and Motivation for a Creative New Year!

  104. Just love Somerset Life it is No 1!!!!

  105. Valory Degree says:

    A Papaya Art Lunch Bag would be my choice. How fun that would be to open up in the teacher’s room at lunchtime!

  106. Rebekah W says:

    Stamps from 7 Gypsies!

  107. Misty says:

    I think the Gelatos would be a lot of fun. I run a crafty meetup group and it would be great to have new items to try out with all the crafty ladies!

  108. Stephanie says:

    Wow!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE The Faber Castell Gelato Set! It is AMAZING!!! I have been DREAMING of this set and they would be used every day with my Mixed Media Artwork!! Thank you SO VERY MUCH for the chance!!! Stehanie

  109. Linda Gooch says:

    I really enjoy looking through your magazines and books for inspiration, so a subscription to Somerset Life would be great!
    Of course The Book of Organization might give me some great ideas for my studio too… And those Gelatos – I don’t know anything about them yet, but would love to play with them.
    Any of these would be wonderful. Thanks!

  110. Marion says:

    My favourite are the Cavallini stamps – so elegant!

  111. Denise Dudziak says:

    These are all great gift ideas…and I’d like any of them. My favorites are the subscription to Somerset Life and those beautiful stacking tins.

  112. Somerset Life because I have to drive more than 120 miles, round trip, to get to a bookstore that “might” have it in stock…and usually doesn’t!

  113. Phyllis says:

    It is really hard because all are so wonderful…no wonder it took so long for y’all. By a very slim margin, I would pick the luxe tote. I am the queen of reusable bags & totes…

  114. I would so love a subscription to Somerset Life! I always take a peek when I am at a book or craft store. What an inspiration!

  115. Jenene Evans says:

    Oh Golly Gosh you make it hard to choose, after much eni meni mini mo, #1 Somerset Life, I adore this magazine, full credit to the team who put this Mag together. Many thanks for the competition.

  116. Rebecca King says:

    The Faber Castell Gelatos are on my Wish List. Would love to try these out. Thanks for chance to win.

  117. Elizabeth Duncan says:

    Love the book Where Women Create Book of Organization. Love you website!!

  118. Stephanie C says:

    Gelato be kidding me!? I’d love to be the lucky recipient of the Faber Castell gelatos…but..you did say to mention something that might have been missing in this lineup? Why yes indeed…I just love your array of washi tapes…lovely.

  119. Susan Klement says:

    Without question, #2, Where Women Create: Book of Organization. I’m a very organized person and love to see how others do it. There’s always some new trick to learn.

  120. Sami Swan Thompson says:

    You’ve made it difficult to choose! The Deluxe Tote Bag! No, Somerset Life! No, a subscription to Stuffed! Wait – how about some little wire mannequins? But those new Handmade boxes are adorable. And the Gelatos! They look good enough to eat! I imagine using them and goosebumps start popping up on my arms.

    I love everything I’ve seen at The Shoppe, as well as in the magazines. Should I win, I’d be genuinely delighted with anything I received.

  121. Lizbeth says:

    I thought they were all wonderful and I would love any one of them as a gift but the one I put at the top of my list is the box of Gelatos. I am longing to try them.

  122. Mariah Beaney says:

    I would l love to create some order with the book of organization!

  123. Suzanne says:

    Each and every one would be a wonderful gift; however, I would choose as my number one the subscription to Somerset Life. Thank you for giving us the chance to win!

  124. Ann-Kay says:

    The Book of Organization is my favorite item

  125. Laura E. Holt says:

    I have been wanting to try Gelatos – that is my #1 choice. Thanks for a chance to win them!

  126. Linda Hahn says:

    I’d love a subscription to Somerset Life or a box of the Faber-Castel Gelatos! I’ve been wanting to try them and I love Somerset Life!!
    Someone, please look at my Christmas list!!

  127. Mary Anne says:

    The top of my list would definitely be a subscription to Somerset Life! The Book of Organization would be right up there too.

  128. upstatelisa says:

    The Gelatos look yummy!!! (So do all the other gift ideas)

  129. Casey C says:

    That set of Gelatos has me dreaming of a colorful holiday!

  130. Cheryl Walter says:

    A subcription to Somerset Life is the creative gift that keeps on giving all year long. :)

  131. Liz Cherry says:

    I love the weekly planner! I have been wanting for myself!

  132. Angela Vogel-Orton says:

    Tough choice, but I’d vote for the Dream Luxe Tote Bag….I am FINALLY trying to get my creative life up and running and I could use a tote that reminds me as I go thru my day to keep heading towards where I want to be in the next chapter of my life…supporting myself mentally..and hopefully financially…through ART!!!

  133. Julie says:

    I desperately need The Book of Organization, please pick me! Love your products

  134. Penny Leuthard says:

    Most definitely the subscription to Sumerset Life. The others are amazing also, but your subscriptions feed my creative soul and give me constant inspiration.

  135. Theresa Merkling says:

    Love them all – think the subscription would be my most favorite of all the gifts. Love all your pubs.

  136. Bev says:

    #1 would be awesome to win! I just recently received a copy of the Holidays & Celebrations special edition and I have hardly put it down since receiving it. It is filled with so many ideas and just beautiful and relaxing to look at…I couldn’t imagine receiving a new magazine such as this on a monthly basis.

  137. sam21ski says:

    Well my fave would have to be #6. But then again I love all of the Traci Bautista Stamps. Unfortunately I don’t own any of them yet, but I’m hoping to rectify that soon!!

    Thanks for the chance.

    Sam xxx

  138. My facorite is the Faber Castell Gelatos set!!

  139. The “I’m kind of a big deal” elephant Papaya insulated lunch bag…though when I click on the link, I get an error page. (Are they all gone?)

    I’d pack my lunch in it when I have to commute an hour and a half each way, to the hospital for treatment. It would totally cheer me up. It’s delightful.

  140. Skell Goens says:

    Probably the 2013 Weekly Planner. It reminds me of India because of the peacock.

  141. Peggy says:

    It would HAVE to be a Somerset Life Subscription for me!They are not on the shelves in my area and I love the publications.
    All the gifts are lovely,but I would love receiving the magazine more!

  142. jan b. says:

    My initial thought was the Book of Organization so I went in search of reviews only to be hugely disappointed. I am however, a “show me” kind of gal and would love to decide for myself. A very close running second is the SL subscription.

  143. Sophie says:

    I would like to have Somerset Life subscription as there are tons of inspirations in my craft world.

  144. Pal says:

    Of course, I would LOVE the subscription…
    But there is something about anything that reminds me that “I am a big deal”….

  145. Jen says:

    Tough choice… but I would love to read the ‘Where Women Create’ book to get my own craft space into order.

  146. Kathy says:

    I’ve already ordered the book of organization, so I’m going for number 4 Dream luxe tote bag. Honestly everything looks inviting!

  147. Cheryl Breske says:

    Somerset Life for sure….seconded by the Organization Manual!

  148. SusanG says:

    On the top of my wish list would be the Where Women Create Book of Organization or the Faber Castell Gelatos. I would be equally over the moon in receiving either. Thanks for a chance to win such wonderful gifts.

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  150. Sharon Rexroad says:

    Subscription to Where Women Create for Christmas and since my birthday is just 4 days later, a subscription to Where Women Create Business!

  151. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love the vintage divided box, but I also love your wire forms. Have looked at them for quite a while and would love to have one. However, everything you have is special. Happy Holidays!

  152. Susan Spiers says:

    Before the end of every year I hunt down a daily planner & calendar. Without which I would be completely lost & out of my mind!

  153. Nancy D. says:

    The Paris stamp set is my #1 pick!

  154. Lori D. says:

    I have my eye on those metal stacking tins but I must put the book and the gelatos at the top of my wish list. Thanks! Happy Holidays.

  155. Amy M. says:

    The number one gift would be the magazine because it is truly awesome! Thanks for a chance to win.

  156. Sami Swan Thompson says:

    I’ve changed my mind – the planner looks so inviting! Why in the world didn’t I choose that first? Wait, I know! It’s because everything you’ve shown us is so intoxicating that it’s nearly impossible to focus on a single item. Isn’t that a wonderful problem to have? Thanks for such lovely images!

  157. valerie says:

    j’adorerai gagner la superbe boite de gélatos!

  158. Theresa G. says:

    A gift subscription to “Somerset Life” is sweet dreaming; so I’m wishing for that sweet dream.

  159. Susan Gerdy says:

    My #1 choice would be #8 the Set of Tins, loved them the first time I saw them. Love love Papaya

  160. jan m says:

    Several of these items were on my wish list!!! Including Somerset Life and Faber Castell. But what really caught my eye here were the pretty tins!!

  161. Pamela U says:

    I would love the Book of Organization. I need all the help I can get!

  162. Sharon says:

    I am totally enamored with your magazines but not living in the U.S. makes them expensive for me. So I would choose a gift subscription of Sommerset Life! Wherin lies so many crafty, creative ideas!

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Top 10 Holiday Gift IdeasIt took some time and quite a bit of debate amongst a few of us to decide which of our crafty items were our most sought after gifts this holiday season. After a few games of “Go Fish” and a couple dozen rounds of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” we finally agreed on our favorite gift ideas for 2012.

Drum roll please …

Somerset Life RSVP Package1)      Somerset Life Gift Subscription

  • Subscribe a friend or loved one to this great quarterly magazines and receive a FREE gift at the same time! You’ll also get a gift announcement card, artfully packaged in a hand-stitched mesh bag, that you can personalize sand send to the recipient.

Book of Organization2)      Where Women Create: Book of Organization

  • Once you see how amazing this book is, you might just want to gift one for yourself. With hundreds of photos of “organizational secrets” from some of today’s most notable artists, this backstage pass is hard to pass up!

Faber Castell Gelatos3)      Faber Castell Gelatos – 34 Pack

  • This all-in-one set includes all 28 Gelato colors, water brush, two smudge sticks, and two foam blending tools in a slide-out gift box that doubles as a storage container for use in the studio or for easy on-the-go.

Papaya Art Luxe Totes4)      Dream Luxe Tote Bag

  • Luxe Totes are just right for transporting all of your necessities and adding a little “pretty” to the daily grind. Made of highly durable oil cloth material with sturdy hardware details and hidden magnetic snap closure, structured bottom panel, and colorful interior linings that are wipeable and water resistant, Luxe Totes also have a cell phone compartment that’s big enough to fit an iPhone, a zipper pouch and two additional slip pockets. This is no ordinary shopping bag.

2013 Planners and Calendars5)      2013 Weekly Planners & Calendars

Interior elements to this gorgeous Papaya weekly planner include a six pocket accordion storage folder, slide-out spiral planner, elastic band closure, and extra pages for personal notes. Just the perfect place to stay organized the whole year through!

Graffiti Glam Cling Mount Stamps by Traci Bautista6)      Traci Bautista Stamps: Creative Soul

  • Having to pick a favorite design from Traci Baustista’s new stamp collection was probably the hardest part of this process, but here is our winner! Her textured backgrounds and hand-drawn doodles fit perfectly on a variety of our easy-to-grip acrylic stamp mounts, which you can also be used with any of our Clearly Impressed stamps.

Cavallini & Co. Rubber Stamp Sets7)      Cavallini Rubber Stamp Sets: Paris

  • Packaged in an adorable Parisian tin, this stamp set is ready-to-wrap! Giftable tin includes eleven different French-themed stamps and a black ink pad.

Metal Stacking Tins8)      Metal Stacking Tins: Birds and Flowers

  •  These adorable and reusable stacking tins are great for giving as gifts or using to wrap gifts in. Compact and stackable, there really is no way to go wrong with these!

Insulated Lunch Totes9)      Botanical Study Lunch Bag

  • Papaya Art lunch bags are the perfect gift for your eco-conscious friends at the office or family members at home. Made of sturdy polywoven fabric that can be wiped off easily, a thin insulated material keeps snacks & lunches fresh.

Vintage Reproduction Boxes10)   Vintage Divided Box

  • Ready-to-wrap or use as unique wrapping, these faux vintage boxes add character to any project, whether you’re storing images, your own treasures, or artfully packaging treats to give away as a gift.

 

Did we miss one of your favorites?  Comment below with the gift that’s #1 on your wish list from The Shoppe at Somerset for your chance to win it!

 

 

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