The Maison Boheme 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Happy December! The gift giving season is upon us, dear readers, and while I'm opting for a mostly handmade Christmas here in our house, I still enjoy scouring shops and online nooks and crannies for wonderful gifts made by others. This year, I've found some lovely new goodies and services to covet in addition to my stand-by favorite things. Here are ten thoughtful gifts for the bohemian soul.

For the  Organized Homeschooler
Taproot 2016 Calendar

Taproot Magazine is now selling their 2016 Calendar with original art by the ever-loving-talented Pheobe Wahl. It's a celebration of simple domesticity and eco-social justice. Find it HERE.


You all know that I'm an incense lover. And I am always on the hunt for warm, woodsy, earthy scents. I recently discovered a new favorite. It's a beautiful blend and it's the right price for gift giving. And personally, I think its perfect regardless of gender. It's called Woodstock from the West Third Brand Modern Apothecary. It has classic incense notes of sandalwood, patchouli, cedar, coumarin, musk, benzoin, olibanum with hints of vanilla. Its a dreamy, heady, perfect winter scent. Find it HERE.

For the Bohemian Hostess
Soap from Portland Apothecary

Also in the yummy-smelly-botanical-gift category are handcrafted soaps from the Portland Apothecary. These gorgeous soaps are made from essential oils and healing botanicals. My favorite is the Mountain blend, which is made with juniper, rosemary, fennel, charcoal and crushed walnut husks. The Forest blend is also heavenly.

For the Powerhouse Warrior Queen
Shield Earrings from Lynzee Lynx

These handmade shield earrings by Lynzee Lynx are to die for. I just bought a pair while I was in Portland, OR last week and I've worn them almost everyday since.They are seriously groovy and more light weight than they look. Find them HERE.

For the Commuting Wanderer
Trekker Bag from Tom's

This Trekker Backpack by Tom's is my husband's go-to bag for everything. When I was at the Texas Style Council Blogger Conference this past spring, I attended a keynote address by Bethany Joy Clark of Tom's. At the end of her talk she handed out these industrious bags to participants. (Bonus: for every bag purchased, Tom's donates money towards training for skilled birth attendants and birth kits to an expectant mothers in impoverished parts of the world.)

For the Artsy Creative Seeker
Studio Diaries Subscription from Flora Bowley

If you're looking for the perfect gift for the artist in your life, then consider a subscription to Flora Bowley's Studio Diaries. This subscription is an online offering from artist and inspirationalist, Flora Bowley. Every month, she takes you inside her studio to give you an intimate look at her creative process, introduce you to some of her favorite, creative friends, share her latest fascinations and offer an array of valuable, inspirational content. Find it HERE and learn more from her informational video. (And if any of my family members are reading this, and you're wondering what to get me this year... this would be amazing.)

For the High Heel Boycotter

These beautiful leather shoes are my hands-down favorite shoes ever. They're a little pricey, but its because they're handmade to fit your foot. When you order them, you trace an outline of your foot and they make it exactly to your specifications. And this year, when my old pair were all worn down and the soles were getting thin, I sent my shoes back to the company and they re-soled them, buffed out the scuffed up leather and shipped them back! Find them HERE.

For the Adventurous Tea Drinker

Last year, my sister-in-law gave me a tin of this Christmas-y tea from Teavana. I won't lie. At first I was skeptical. White chocolate in tea? It didn't sound right to me. But, oh, let me tell you - that first sip changed my mind. This tea is liquid Christmas, without being overly sweet. You can get it in 2oz bags HERE or you can go whole hog and get the 8oz tin HERE.

For the Transcendental Meditator with a Stocking to Stuff

Mayan Temple is my favorite incense for everyday burning. We go through these packs of 16 pretty fast in my house. The best price I've found is from

For Anyone with a Soul

This stunning collection of art from Nikki McClure is for everyone. Young, old, religious, secular, drunk, sober, optimist, pessimist - it's for everyone. There is a lovely review of this book on Brain Pickings (one of my favorite blogs) which addresses Nikki McClure's body of work and her intention with this collection. You can get your copy of Collect Raindrops HERE or on Amazon.