Happy Gifting Guide 2023

Thank you for your support to my shop and to my fellow small business owners, artists, authors, and makers this season!

When you buy something from an artist, author, maker, or small business, oftentimes it's not just about buying some *thing* but also engaging with an idea, story, experience, or feeling created by a person who cares about sharing something meaningful. It's maybe cheesy and it's true!

I've gathered some of my favorites goodies from my shop and from other artists, authors, and makers as a gift guide below.

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  • Shaquanda's hot pepper sauces. If you've been here awhile, you know this is a favorite. Consider this your annual reminder to get yourself a bottle or two. My favorites are this one and this one

  • Smitten Kitchen Keepers by Deb Perelman. The third cookbook from an all-time favorite recipe blog.
  • Carolyn Suzuki's Bento Box collab is awesome.
P.S. Malai Ice Cream delivers. So if you know someone who's very serious about ice cream . . .


Children's Book Favorites:
  • Fresh Juice  Written/Illustrated by Robert Lui-Trujillo
  • Dim Sum Palace Written/Illustrated by X. Fang
  • Remember Written by Joy Harjo, Art by Michaela Goade
  • Homeland Written by Hannah Moushabeck, Art by Reem Madooh
  • On the Tip of a Wave Written by Joanna Ho, Art by Catia Chien
  • Pokko and the Drum Written/Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
  • Nell Plants a Tree Written by Anne Wynter, Art by Daniel Miyares
  • The Only Way to Make Bread Written by Cristina Quintero, Art by Sarah Gonzales
  • At the Drop of a Cat Written by Élise Fontenaille, Art by Violeta Lópiz
  • Summer is for Cousins Written by Rajani Larocca, Art by Abhi Alwar

  • Some favorite adult fiction that I've read this year: The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson, The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali, Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion by Bushra Rehman, Seven Days in June by Tia Williams.




      From my shop: Snow Fun PrintSnow Friends Holiday CardWinter Ski PrintBloom Upon Bloom BlanketMoonlight Dance Silk Scarf


      THANK YOU!