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Photos courtesy of Wantful.com

The Christmas shopping season is upon us! So to make your lives easier I'm going to offer up some holiday gift ideas every week until Christmas. Sound good?

This week I've got the ultimate gift for that person you just can't shop for - wantful.com. It's an online retail destination that only carries stuff that can't be found in mainstream retailers. Trust me, these well-designed premium products will impress even the pickiest person on your list.

So this is how wantful.com works. It's super easy and quick.

First you input who you're buying for and how much you want to spend ($30 to $500). Then you answer a few questions about their style and interests. With that info they spit out a variety (like 50-100) of recommended gift ideas. From those recommendations you select 12 gifts that are compiled into a beautifully printed book, wrapped in rice paper and sent to the person you're buying the gift for. Shopping has never been so easy and honestly it's all cool stuff!

When the person receives the book they choose one item from the 12 selected items, go to wantful.com and redeem their gift. The gift is then sent to them.

From jewellery, accessories, entertaining, to beauty, art and decor, and giving back I would be surprised if you can't find something for that special person on your list.

Above are a few things I'd like in my gift book and they're all in the $100 category! Pretty sweet.

Happy shopping!




for the minimalist

How slick is this?! I want one!

While this Vers Shellcase for iPhone isn't the most practical of cases it sure makes a statement! It's carved out of a single block of Bamboo, is reinforced with a steel case and comes with a soft scratch resistant lining. The only downside is that you can't access the volume button with the iPhone in the case so be sure to wear your earbuds with volume control.

Bonus points for Vers and this will impress the eco-friendly pals on your xmas list. They plant 100 trees for every tree used in the manufacturing of their products (yeah)!

These amazing cases are available at The Future of Frances Watson. Happy holiday shopping!

Please note: Every Friday from now until Christmas I will feature a gift for the people on your list. So stay tuned or send me ideas to feature.

November 19, 2010 — Alanna Banks