These gifts would do for any dear friend who was awesome. And not all the gifts are girly.
Eyelet Letter Press notecards ($16)
from Pistachio Press/Felt + Wire (an awesome shop)
Celia Birtwell Kitchen Drawer Tool Kit ($32)
Maria Kalman's And the Pursuit of Happiness ($20)
The Original Tea Stick from La Cuisine ($13)
Sixteenth Century Polyphonic Music for Compline ($18)
Year of Nesting 2010 Calendar ($60)
Vintage Etched Cordial Glasses ($21)
Fair Trade Ethiopian Coffee ($9.95 for 12 oz)
Persephone Books A-Book-A-Month Subscription
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