2022 Holiday Gift Guide

At the end of the year, we love to express our gratitude and good wishes with gifts to people around us. Here are some online art and design gifting options. These gift ideas work throughout the year for all occasions.

Send Cards

It is so joyful to receive a card with a personal message. For those of us who can’t quite make our own cards, there are wonderful artisans who help us to say what we want to say. 

  • Playa Paper Handcrafted paper goods. All cards include postage.
  • Pretty by Post Curated greeting cards for snail mail lovers available as single collections or subscription.
  • Project CELEBRATE FREE digital cards designed by Michelle Chiang.

Artist & Artisans

Many artist and artisans have wonderful gifts for sale.

  • Andres Palos Andres Palos is a Los Angeles based digital and film photographer. Prints are available in different sizes and frame options on this website.
  • Ira Meyer Ira Meyer photographs the amazing sceneries and animals of Antarctica and the Arctic.
  • J&S MakeScents Hand poured soy wax candles.
  • Leather E 100% handcrafted leather hair accessory & jewelry.
  • Matt Spangler Matt Spangler is an artist who draws robots. His website has prints, original arts, and merchandise available. 


Books are the most versatile gifts. Instead of ordering online, visiting a physical bookstore offers a sense of adventure. You may find things unexpected.

Museum & Gallery Stores

Museums and galleries often have online stores that cater to art lovers.

Other Ideas

With some imagination and planning, this gift can be memorable without necessarily costing a lot of money. It could be a trip to a museum, a self-guided architectural walking tour, an art/craft class, a spring picnic at the park, etc. The options are limitless. You can create a ‘gift certificate’ to be redeemed after the hectic holiday season. 

Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Guide by Elemental Green

Elemental Green has gathered some of our favorite eco-friendly products to help infuse your home with healthier, more-sustainable gift-giving ideas. Whether you are looking for something for loved ones or dropping hints about a special treat for yourself, we are continually curating this list with fresh products that members of our team have vetted, tried, and recommended enthusiastically.


My Journey of Hair Donation

I just cut off my hair for donation. It is the 9th time. This journey started in 2000. I figured since I was so lazy to do things to my hair, I would grow it for donation.

I have donated to Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids. My awesome stylist friend Leslie has been so generous in cutting my hair. She does such a good job I never miss my long hair.

Remembering Laurie Fraser

She had the most beautiful sparkly eyes.

This is what I remember the most about Laurie. We met at a workshop for the NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification) exam. Since we lived close to each other, we became study buddies and we attended trade events together. 

Laurie loved cooking and had prepared delicious meals for us a few times. I would bring tea and/or desserts to share. Interior design brought us together, and food bonded us. 

I will always remember her impeccable style and bright laughs. 

2017 WestWeek – PDC