The BUST Holiday Gift Guide 2015

by BUST Magazine

The BUST editors share their top picks for prezzies that’ll leave ‘em smiling all season long. 



Associate Editor

1. Rock On Wall Hook, $32

This devilishly awesome wall hook is ideal for hanging up tough leather jackets.

 2. Ticket Stripe Sip Sip Tumbler With Straw, $14

This twee tumbler is perfect for cat lovers, silly chicks, and thirsty girls.


3. Digit Hear the News? Glass Set, $19.99

All the soothsayers on your list will already see this gift coming. 


4. Doe Ear Bell Jar Ring Holder, $32

Help your homegirl show off a few of her favorite things in this cute-as-a-baby-fawn bell jar.


5. Yas Kween Necklace, $68

Broad City fans and death-dropping ballroom champs will love this ace accessory. 


6. Green Gypsy, $7

Made from all locally sourced, organic, and sustainable ingredients, this lacto-fermented hot sauce is perfect for farm-to-table foodies. 


7. Alley Cat Gouger, $10

Every member of your girl gang needs one of these kool kitty keychains with sharp ears that double as weapons in a pinch.


Creative Director

1. Pastel Teal Floral Headphones, $29.80

Who doesn’t want cute floral headphones? Plus, this company offers free shipping on orders over $25.


2. Atlas Brass Pepper Mill, $76

For the ultimate grind, this Greek classic looks good and will last a lifetime.


3. Frida Kahlo’s Garden, $34.95

Your art-loving pals who can’t make it to Mexico to visit Frida’s place can transport themselves there with this beautiful book.


4. Library Card Socks, $10

The perfect accessory for library lovers.


5. Liddabit Sweets Gift Box, $45

Known for their perfect sea-salt caramels, Brooklyn’s own Liddabit Sweets makes tons of other chocolate goodies, too! 

6. Meeting Notes 1 by Liz Tan, set of 4, $45

These ceramic coasters are super cute, but Coastermatic can also make custom ones from Instagram pics!


7. Vessel Super Large Art Edition T-shirt, $20

Bow down and worship she that is Leslie Hall



Managing Editor

1. Bob Ross Master Paint Set with Extras, $178.40
Now that Bob Ross—the puffy-haired king of little puffy clouds—has returned to the public eye thanks to Hulu, a whole new generation is clamoring for his painting kits. 

2. Hels’ Bells Bullet Casing Necklace, $18

Handmade in Pennsylvania by artist Helen Kaucher, this tough-as-nails necklace is perfect for your favorite Furiosa. 



3. Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack, $124

Pick from dozens of colors and patterns to design the perfect customized bag for your bestie. 


4. Black + Decker 36V MAX Lithium Stick Vac with ORA Technology, $299

Gift the neat freak in your life this easy-to-store cordless cleaning machine that converts easily from a floor vac to a hand vac. It totally sucks! 


5. Legacybox, $75 and up

The family archivist can pack this prepaid box with outdated tapes, films, and photos, send ‘em off, and in a few weeks, they’ll all be returned as digital files.

 6. Sacred Source Kali Standing Cold Cast Bronze Statue, $110

Give the fiercest femme you know some female inspiration in the form of Hindu goddess Kali, the demon slayer, handcrafted by village artisans in Calcutta.




Contributing Editor

1. The Future Is Female T-Shirt, $30

Every feminist needs this tee in her wardrobe. Plus, 25 percent of the shirt’s proceeds go to Planned Parenthood, which makes it the gift that keeps on giving.

2. Pineapple Tumbler, $29

For the boozin’ broad who wants to class up her cocktails, this pineapple tumbler is a home-bar must-have.


3. Male Tears Koozie, $5

What’s more delicious than male tears? This koozie! A collab between designer Lindsay Eyth and Rebecca Henderson of Weird Empire, it’s the ultimate stocking stuffer.


4. Hamsa Hand Necklace, $124

Protect your best babes from the proverbial evil eye with this modern-day talisman.


5. Love Cave, $90 (custom caves start at $160)

Honor your boo (and your special bond) with miniature nudies in a geode cave, handmade by L.A. artist Bianca D’Amico. Want them to look just like you? She customizes, too.


6. Arcos Hairpin, $84

Long-haired ladies will love this hairpin handcrafted by Portland jewelry designer Teresa Robinson.




1. Flew the Coop No Cuckoo Cuckoo Clock in Fuchsia, $34.50

With all of the style and none of the noise, this mod take on the traditional chirping clock will make sure they always know when it’s time to go cuckoo. 

2. Multi-Device Charging Station and Dock, $39.99

The technophile on your list can charge up all of their gadgetry with this handsome and eco-friendly bamboo dock. 

 3. Mantry Monthly Box, from $59

Perfect for any male- or foodie-identified folks on your list, this subscription box is filled with goodies like Black Truffle Mustard and Alpine Soppressa.

 4. Martha Stewart Collection Collector’s Enameled Cast Iron 6-Quart Round Casserole in Sky, $179.99

Brighten up their gray winter days with this sweet, baby-blue Dutch oven, guaranteed to give them the warm fuzzies. 

 5. Doctor the Recipe Shaker Set, $19.99

They can play doctor whenever they want with these geektastic Dr. Who shakers. 


6. iFetch, $115

Addiction affects not just the addict, but also those around him. And if someone you know has a dog with a ball-chasing problem, this toy, which allows the pup to throw the ball himself, might just mean the end to their suffering. 

7. Metro Chai in Naked Chai and Pepper Mill, $16 each

These small-batch chai tea blends are big on flavor.

Photographed by Kate Lacey

This originally appeared in the December/January print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today

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