All I Want for Christmas is…

by Amanda Blackburn

Christmas is less than two weeks away now (yikes!), and the time remaining to purchase those all-important gifts is ticking away. No need to panic yet though. In the spirit of holiday giving, we’re sharing a few things from each of our Christmas (or every day) wish lists. Who knows, maybe we’ll spark an idea for that hard-to-buy-for person lingering on your shopping list. Happy holidays and happy shopping!

Brian Gray

Letterpress Calendar

Fabien Barral Letterpress Calendar
I bought the 2011 version of this and really liked it. The 2012 is available now.

Moleskin Notebook

Moleskine Squared Notebook & Moleskine Pen
I also usually buy a couple of these notebooks every year. I’m sort of lost without them. And, it would be nice to have one of the pens to go with them.

Brooks Running Shoes

Brooks PureConnect Running Shoes
I’d like try these new minimal running shoes on for a couple of miles.

Joshua Cook

Studio On Fire Book

Studio On Fire Book—Iron Beasts Make Great Beauty
The book’s craft and portfolio displayed inside makes Studio On Fire’s Iron Beasts Make Great Beauty too inspiring not to have in my personal library.

simplehuman Trash Can

simplehuman Sensor Trashcan
My wife and I have been looking for a stainless steel trashcan to match the appliances in our new kitchen. Simplehuman’s purpose statement and sleek design makes this decision a no-brainer.

April Miles

OtterBox Case

OtterBox Defender Series iPhone Case
I would love to pretend that I need an OtterBox case for my iPhone because I let my 4 year old daughter play games on it, but the truth is, I shattered my first phone myself and likely would have shattered this one by now, without a “Defender.” My current, plain black Otterbox is aging, so I’m hoping I might find this one under the tree this year.

Jon McClure

Miniot Cover

Miniot Cover
Every couple of months, I find myself looking for new cases/covers for my iPad or iPhone—but this cover could end my search. Often usability comes second in most great ideas, but this case has the style and functionality that I need.

Browser Sketch Pad

UI Stencils Browser Sketch Pad
Using a moleskin notebook can be a great start to laying out your website. But when the time comes to get serious, I think these Browser Sketch Pads are perfect to see the layout and overall proportion.

Josh Miles

Brand Memory Game

BIS Publishers Brand Memory Game
This is a great way to improve your “brand literacy.” I’m guessing you’ll know more of these than you think!

Amanda Blackburn

Baggu Bags

Baggu Reuseable Bags
I bought a handful of these bags many years ago, and I still use them almost every day. Since, they’ve come out with a whole array of fantastic colors that I’d love to add to my collection.

Tiny TOMS Shoes

Tiny TOMS Classic Shoes
My son doesn’t really “need” shoes yet, but I love these little versions of the adult TOMS for when he does. Also, it feels good to support the TOMS One for One Movement with every purchase.

What about you? What’s at the top of your wish list this Christmas?

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  • http://twitter.com/a_blackburn/status/147823248640442370/ Amanda Blackburn (@a_blackburn)

    RT @milesdesign: These are a few of our favorite things – Designer wishlist: http://t.co/z3TKc8mQ

  • http://twitter.com/the_is/status/148545156436594689/ Emily Theis (@the_is)

    RT @milesdesign: These are a few of our favorite things – Designer wishlist: http://t.co/z3TKc8mQ