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Monday, December 06, 2010

Cup-of-Jo Gift Guide Part #3: Your Twin Sister Who Loves Hiking by the Ocean and Wept When She First Met Your Baby.

Wool mittens, handmade in Brooklyn, $45. (There are sold out, but here's a similar pair).

Porcelain bag vase, $35. (Flower delivery optional.)

A candle that smells like the seashore, $30. (You could wrap it in this cute tote.)

Anchor notecards, $28 for ten.

Peanut-butter-and-jelly rugelach cookies, made by the two adorable sisters above, $20 (about 24 pieces).

Kneepad tights to show off her cute quirkiness, $35.

Lavender sachets (inspired by vintage seed packs) for her dresser drawers, $19.

A silk friendship bracelet, because you're not just sisters, $38.

P.S. More gifts for sisters...

60 comments:

wonderchris said...

Cute!!! Love the pic of those sisters - too adorable.

Anna said...

your picks are always awesome, but i think my absolute favorite part of this series is your wonderful titles. LOVE them.

hugs to you Joanna!

MrJeffery said...

love the mittens! and i want that candle.

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww those mittens are so sweet! I dont have a sister but my best friend would love them:) Great ideas:) Thanks! Btw: so sweet that you share such a lovely bond with her:)

Sarah said...

Those mittens are beautiful. I hope my sisters are reading this, too!

DiamondsandTulle said...

i think my sister and i will both need a pair of those cute kneepad tights!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

~ Faith said...

I don't have a twin sister... but I know my younger sister would love any one of these.

~F

alex said...

I love this one, especially the title, what a sweet description. my favorite is the silk friendship bracelet, i love how it updates an old classic. would love to give these to all my best friends

alex said...

okay that's a lot of 'loves'

isabug said...

I have to agree that I love the guides, but the titles are the best! It's so nice to have a sister! I always end up getting the most presents for mine :)

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these sweet comments! hugs, anna! :)

Mocha Mornings said...

Ooh. My sister - who is not my twin but also loves hiking by the ocean - would love the regelach cookies. I adore the gift guides so much and get several ideas from them! PS: I also love the description of who the gifts are for :)

gemma said...

want those cookies right now!

heidi adnum said...

Thanks, Joanna, love this list. Esp. the knee-pads tights!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i think my fav. part about this post is that she wept when she met toby! oh, so sweet!

SWEET HOME CONNECTICUT said...

love these gift ideas! check out the gifts i just found! :) http://skv6.blogspot.com/2010/12/scored-hip2save.html

Meghan said...

Ok. Now I need the rugelach. Holy moly. PB and J?

And sisters are amazing creatures. I get to see mine in 3 weeks. And her daughter, who looks at me in such a strange way as if she thinks that I am some mutant of her mommy. I love it.

meig said...

Great gift ideas! Those pb&j rugelach cookies are calling my name!

My Style Advice said...

i would love to smell that candle!

GANGSTA BRIDE said...

A slingshot pencil. For that time she hit you when you were 11.

Cassandra Marie said...

I wish I had a sister! I really like the idea of a seashore candle :)

xo,
Cassie

molly ruth said...

i have fraternal twin girls that are two years old and i can only wish that they grow into grateful and creative sisters like you and your twin! great gift ideas too!

Studio 13 said...

awww friendship bracelets :) so simple but thoughtful.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, gangsta bride, i love that! we used to fight when we were little and did really awkward karate kicks.

Joanna Goddard said...

ps. if i hadn't already done a post on this Maine perfume, i also would have added it to this gift guide:

http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2010/09/maine-perfume.html

Brittany H. said...

I'm really liking those tights and mittens! Stay warm!

X,
www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

She wept when she met Toby? how cute is she.

Bethany said...

Jo, love your blog. I always find inspiration here. You have some really great gift ideas that I can find ways to translate to my budget. Still, seeing the price tags on some of these is just another reminder for some that we're not made of money.
$38 for a friendship bracelet we could make ourselves?
This is less like "wow! what a great item to save for!" and more like "even if I had that kind of money, I wouldn't spend all of it on a single pair of mittens..."

Color Collective said...

love those friendship bracelets!! perfect for sisters!

Miyan said...

i don't even like PB&J but those croissant cookies look so damn good! and the silk friendship bracelet is a great idea. i love your holiday gift guide posts!

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Roxy Te said...

How sweet are those friendship bracelets! I've been on the hunt for the perfect ones for my girlfriends this year!

Jen said...

Love the kneepad tights! So cute!!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for your note, bethany! i have a tight budget myself for gifts, so i always keep costs in mind on my gift guide posts, and i keep almost everything under $50 (and usually under $30). but thanks for your feedback!

Rachael said...

My little sister is in the process of moving back to the East Coast from California, so the keeping-warm items and that seashore candle would be so perfect for her!

maggie said...

love all!

a designer + a contractor said...

i want a pair of the kneepad tights! very cute : )
www.adesignerandacontractor.blogspot.com

Bre said...

No sisters but I have some sweet and lovely girlfriends that certainly fit the bill. I'm dying to get my hands on this seashore smelling candle! And that vase is just too cute!

carina said...

So sweet that she cried when first seeing Toby. I can still remember holding my sister's babies for the first time.:-)
As always great finds. You make the best lists - I made my own this year, so know how much work it is! Thanks for taking the time.

Innamorata said...

I love...all! Thank you!

Anna Walker said...

Your sister wept the first time she met Toby? That is so amazingly sweet!

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

This picture of the 2 sisters is priceless...so cute ! And I love your last comment on the friendship bracelets because you're not just sisters, so true... xx

Shamim said...

I'll have to play the part of my own twin sister since I a) don't have one and b) must have those kneepad tights! Beautiful and sweet selections : )

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to hear what you have to say for dad's. Because I am STUMPTED!

woolandthebear said...

my twin sister is sometimes the easiest person to buy for and at other times, like this year, the hardest person to buy for.
regardless... being a twin is so fun and so special and so unique!
isn't it the best!?

Maria said...

love this post! Beautiful things!

Wendy said...

Love the mittens and the anchor note cards.... And the lavender sachets!

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, anna, it was so sweet! stephanie, dad is coming up soon!! and tiffany, i so agree, being a twin is the best :) xoxo

Shannon said...

I'm loving these gift guides! Thank you!! So fun!

Lucy said...

my karate kicks were not awkward.

Courtney said...

I live in CT, but am from eastern Canada, and just getting ready to take my baby girl home for the first time (she is a month or so younger than Toby)...not gonna lie, I teared up at the title of this gift guide. I'm so excited to see my sister's reaction when she sees her niece for the first time! :)

Julie said...

LOVE the notecards!!!

www.celebrityowned.com

kaela d said...

love the mittens : ) i like that they force us into the past....no texting on your smart phone is a good thing every now and then.

Kristen said...

This is so sweet! I am also a twin- it's the best :)

Sarah said...

I just ordered a friendship bracelet for my bestie since I'm twelve. Thank you for such a perfect, perfect gift idea.

Gudrun and Iris said...

amazing: ) made me smile, i'd love to smell the seashore candle!!

londonviennacologne.blogspot.com

classiq said...

lovely gift ideas

Joanna Goddard said...

courtney, that is so sweet!!! i'm excited for you.

and that's a cute point, kaela :)

bailey said...

L-O-V-E the anchor cards :)

bailey
traveling-anchor.blogspot.com

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