Friday, February 5, 2010
"GIFTED" the Hipster Edition
These people aren't so different from you, so never be intimidated (NEVER! they can smell it!) Just like you, they want things that are classic (expensive), durable (expensive), and made in America (Brooklyn). When it comes to buying them presents, there's really a very simple formula to follow: if it looks way too simple to cost as much as it does, the hipsters will like it. If it is handmade, in limited editions, hanging in Eastern European design museums, and adopts school gardens, old musicians, or dying stars with every purchase, they will definitely, definitely like it.
So let's get started, shall we? Let's pick a gift for the hipster wedding.....
From top to bottom, left to right (that's right, just like in a book....good job!)
An annual membership to an organic CSA (What's that? A weekly or monthly box of organic produce delivered from a LOCAL farm!)
A French press for their organic coffee (because a lot has changed but hipsters still like coffee). This is my favorite version from La Cafetiere, in orange ceramic that will last forever.
Some nice, Frenchie-looking, understated, Baggu reusable shopping bags (but never, EVER bags that say "ORGANIC!" or "REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE" because this is NOT understated and NOT hip.)
Peter Bruegger moustache mugs....because I think we're ALL clear on how they feel about moustaches.
A simple, white Heath Ceramics bud vase (hand made, shown in design museums)
A Pia Wallen crux blanket (hand made, in limited editions, and in design museums..check, check, and check!)
A handmade return-adress stamp that shows off their newly-married status, because these people even expect bill-paying to be creative!
A vintage Polaroid camera and some new Polaroid film (because they like to take a lot of out-of-focus pictures of themselves)
There's really so much more, but we'll stop here for today. Oh, my phone's ringing. That Maggie Gyllenhaal...every five minutes, I swear!