Our Favorite Things: Holiday Staff Picks!

POSTED BY: KAYLA CONYER

We know holiday shopping can be stressful, but it should also be fun and satisfying too! From books to ceramics, we've stocked up on all your favorite brands. Luvhaus, Moglea, W&P, Rifle Paper, and more! Not sure what to get? Check out our staff recommendations:


Name: Jenn, Inventory Manager
Her Pick: Dog Lover's Puzzle by Wild and Wolf, $18
Jenn Says: "This combines 2 of my favorite things... jigsaw puzzles and dogs. The Dog Lover's Jigsaw Puzzle features 54 popular dog breeds and once you're done putting all 1000 pieces together, you can put it in a beautiful frame as a work of true art. I can't wait to get my paws on this!"


Name: Noa, Sales Associate
Her Pick: Buenos Nachos by Gina Hamadey, $25
Noa Says: "I love this item simply because it's a book ENTIRELY OF NACHO RECIPES...I'm giving it to my sister's boyfriend because he loves cooking and Mexican food. I could totally see him using it when entertaining people. "


Name: Rachel, Creative Manager
Her Pick: Santa Lucia 24 Piece Brass Ornament Set by Roost, $57
Rachel Says: "This set of snowflake ornaments is so delicate and lovely. Like jewelry for your Christmas tree! I would give this to my best friend who always has the most beautiful tree with a perfect assortment of ornaments."


Name: Giselle, Owner and Buyer
Her Pick: Ceramic Shark Heads by Lorien Stern, $325 - $475
Giselle Says: "I've admired these sharks from afar for a while and I feel so lucky to finally have them available at Rare Device for a limited time. I'm giving this gift to my family to add to our growing collection of happy art in our home."


Name: Isalina, Buying Assistant
Her Pick: Shift Magazine Volume 1 by Leslie Cheng, $24
Isalina Says: "There is something precious about holding a small zine in your hands that is wholly satisfying to me. Turning through Shift is a personal and tactile experience, like navigating the private world of artists and writers with your two hands. Some type of boundless energy comes out of this collaboration work, with only the loose concept of Time to unite them. A publication exploring moments in transition, Shift vol. 1 breathes with experimentation, play, and thoughtful meditation. I would send this zine to my old friend and fellow artist in Japan, as inspiration for us to bond over, for our own creative work and future projects."


Name: Lauren, Sales Associate
Her Pick: Vintage Style Watering Can by Kikkerland, $35
Lauren Says: "I mean, you could recycle an old water bottle, or you could use a cute brass watering can like a classy plant witch."


Name: Kayla, Administrative and Customer Coordinator 
Her Pick: Aesthetica Botanica by Sandu Publication, $46
Kayla Says: "Aesthetica Botanica is a beautiful resource for every plant witch in your life. With tips and tricks for growing, maintaining, and propagating your plant babies, there is something for all inspiring horticulturists to learn. I’ll be giving this to all my plant-loving friends! "


Name: Terry, Sales Associate
Her Pick: Large Hoops by Machete, $36
Terry Says: "These Machete hoops are so fun! They’re lightweight, come in beautiful colors, and they are elegant and stylish all at once. They make an awesome gift for a teenage daughter/niece, homegirl, or best friend."

All photos by Dave Medal