GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Frugalista Gifts For the Cold-Natured: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
Have practical gift recipients who always feel cold?
You’ll likely find the perfect gift below to satisfy both of those traits.
Frugalista gift ideas that show that practical need not be boring.
The 22 ounce Bronze Japanese Koi Cast Iron Teapot heats evenly and retains heat. Would they love hot tea until the end of the pot? This one also has an enamel interior and comes with a removable tea filter. Bonus: free tea and a beautiful Koi design on the teapot.
Did you know that in the mid 19th century…cast iron teapots evolved from being a kitchen item to being a status symbol used to serve tea. Many nobles cherish their teapots as treasures…kept in the family for generations.
New baby boy in the house or on the way? Baby, it’s
cold freezing outside. Gift the Varsity Reversible Down Vest for infants to ensure his warm travel. And baby will look good, too. Down and feather filling. 3 COLORS–and, of course, the signature polo pony.
79.50 ralphlauren.com (check out the sale on boy and girl infant/toddler winter wear)
Give the Oaxaca Traditional Mexican Chocolate as a stocking stuffer or a ‘I don’t know you like that’ gift. The advertised dark, subtle, cinnamon smoke flavor seems an intriguing taste experience. If your recipient is always cold and loves chocolate, this is a winner. Bonus: the 10 servings of chocolate come as a solid chunk that can be eaten. Zingermans, though, recommends making it into hot chocolate for best enjoyment.
The moisture wicking fleece-lined Acorn Highlander Slippers come in various colors. Styles for both men and women. Kids, too ($15/$20/$38). Toasty wool, velvety-soft upper and memory foam footbed. They’ll thank you as they slip these on every morning—especially as the rubber soles allow going outside for the paper.
$24 -$26 $28-$32 Compare at $46 – $50 sierratradingpost.com
Men’s Cashmere Blend Ribbed Glove fits most hands. Bet on several more freezing fronts moving in the coming weeks and months. An extra pair of gloves–always welcome. In 3 colors with attractive leather trim.
Are they always losing a glove? Gift the Avoca Left Right Spare Gloves. The extra, ambidextrous glove covers the loss, whether they lose the left or right glove. men’s and kid’s versions available in 3 colors.
The four vibrant sections of the Colorblock Cozy Scarf brightens up the necessary winter bundling up. It’ll also probably complement many of her outfits.
Keep his head warm and make him feel international with the TRADITIONAL FUR COSSACK. Lined. He might get out of kick out of the history of the Cossacks. Wealthy Russian families hired these mercenaries to ensure and extend their families’ control. Now, it seems it’s just a pretty mean hat.
$44 http://us.topshop.com (International, Order by 12/17/13 for Christmas delivery)
HAPPY FRUGALISTA GIFT SHOPPING!
KEEP THEM TOASTY!
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