valentine's day gift ideas

Oh, Valentine’s Day. Sort of a doozy for single girls like me, but still also pretty fun. I makes me miss the days of elementary school when we passed out tiny paper cards. Did you ever do that? We used to decorate paper bags and put them on the corner of each desk. Then, you could give valentines to all of your friends and your crush. In hindsight it was sort of a popularity contest, but super fun regardless… Anyways, Valentine’s Day is one that certainly sneaks up on you. Whether you think it’s a made up holiday or love to cozy up to your sweetheart, I rounded up 100 Valentine’s Day gift ideas — head to to see ‘em all.

(links: love shams from Modcloth / X&O card from Baba Souk / chalkboard canisters from Target / handkerchiefs from Mark & Graham / heart socks from Nordstrom)

valentine's day gift idea
I’m a bit of a packaging nerd, so this bubble bath from Urban Outfitters really speaks to me. How great is that packaging??

valentine's day gift idea
I am loving this oh-so-sweet frame from Terrain. It’s perfect for a year long, not just Valentine’s Day.

valentine's day gift idea
And for the foodie… heart-shaped macarons!

clutch from Sons & Daughters Portland, plus a code for 25% off //

Behind in your holiday shopping for mom, your best friend, or even yourself (ahem)? Allow me to suggest Sons & Daughters Portland — straight from my favorite place in the world the Pacific Northwest! They take a minimal approach to leather with a focus on function and simplified design. Using techniques from the past, their goal is to craft pieces with a vision of a sustainable future. Each piece is made from the finest domestic materials and handcrafted in Portland, Oregon. Plus, because each item is made of quality leather, it will get better with age. Don’t you just love how leather ages? They recently sent me the Triangle Clutch and it’s love at first sight. I dig the laser engraved geometric pattern on the super smooth leather; this is a piece that feels like an heirloom.

Plus, exciting news: Sons & Daughters Portland is offering 25% off to all Jojotastic readers through December 21st. Use code ‘jojotastic’ at the check out. Head to Sons & Daughters Portland to shop more!

clutch from Sons & Daughters Portland, plus a code for 25% off //
from left to right, top to bottom: tablet case / triangle clutch / zigzag clutch / phone wallet / laptop sleeve

clutch from Sons & Daughters Portland, plus a code for 25% off //
photography by Ashley Lynn Fry

#giftguide men's grooming //

I always find it rather tough to figure out gifts for the men in my life. This year, I am going straight to the source: Huckberry. While shopping their site, I was totally inspired by the mens grooming section and had an a-ha moment: what if I treat my dad to some grooming goodies? Here are some of my top picks in a variety of price ranges (from left to right, top to bottom):

#giftguide men's grooming //
Chairo Kame toothbrush / Stash Box by Triumph & Disaster

PS – for San Francisco readers, be sure to check out Huckberry Holiday Home — the first shoppable home for guys. The house will be open to the public from Monday, December 9th thru Monday, December 16th, and they’ve filled it with everything from a 1965 Porsche 356c to Room & Board furniture to favorite brands like Woolrich, Poler, and Taylor Stitch.


Here are a few gift ideas for the budding mixologist in your life. Or maybe you’ve got somebody on your list who’s looking to stock their bar, not only with delicious booze, but with essential barware too. Give a gift that will be festive and merry all year round!

  1. A roll of cloth napkins from Casa
  2. Anthropolie’s Wishbone Bottle Opener
  3. A bottle of tasty Chartreuse Liqueur
  4. Tovolo King Cube Ice Tray from Sur la Table
  5. Scrappy’s Bitters
  6. Engraved and hand turned wooden muddler from AHeirloom
  7. Double old-fashioned glass from Crate and Barrel
  8. Dutch copper mug
  9. Clear bottle from Ikea for homemade simple syrups and mixers
  10. Brushed gold cocktail shaker from Crate and Barrel

Chin Chin!

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gift guide: Joanna's wishlist //

This year I’ve got a hodgepodge wishlist—a common occurrence, I think, the older one gets. I feel satisfied with what I have and don’t need anything in particular. Plus, I have already treated myself to the few items that did catch my attention.  This season, I’m simply looking forward to family time and wishing for continued happiness and growth for us all. But just in case Santa needs a few ideas for my stocking, here are some just-for-fun things I have my eye on.

  1. Hamburger Bean Bag from Urban Outfitters
  2. Gingham pajama shirt and shorts from Sleepy Jones
  3. Elizabeth and James Cynnie Sling Bag
  4. Anchor the Call mug from Modcloth
  5. Weiner Dogs crew sweatshirt from Bean Goods
  6. Handmade Copper Tea Kettle from Kaufmann Mercantile
3 thoughtful gift ideas from Firefly boutique //

Meet Firefly, a boutique full of that laidback California style and a mix of eclectic, thoughtful gifts. Located on one of my favorite shopping destinations, Abbot Kinney, I love Firefly’s assortment of accessories and home decor — this one is totally shop-able for the coming holidays! To make your life easier, here are a few gift pairings to get you inspired.

Check out even more great gifts at Firefly!

agenda 2014 – For a Better Year //

A fresh new year always started off with such promise, so many new goals and wishes… Well, let your agenda for 2014 inspire you! Graphic designer Julie Joliat created a day planner with a fresh approach: Every week reveals a fresh tip or challenge for you to spice up the year. Go to a place you usually avoid, take a day off and do nothing, make your own walnut bread, change the layout of your room/home, etc… The agenda for a better year features all the usual stuff like maps and holidays (and how to tie a double windsor knot!), but I just love the subtle encouragement and gorgeous graphic design of this agenda.

agenda 2014 – For a Better Year //

agenda 2014 – For a Better Year //
images via Julie Joliat

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