VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

It’s time for the annual VL Gift Guide and, as always, the focus is on the talented independent designers whose work we admire, including friends from Crafty Supermarket and a few cool peeps we met at Signature Mix in NYC earlier this year.

The 2015 World’s Most Super-Amazing 100% Awesome Cat Calendar by Milwaukee-based Kate Funk is the perfect gift for your favorite cat lover:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

Headcase Press out of New Bedford, MA is a letterpress studio that also offers a line of jewelry made out of mismatched lead type, including these post earrings:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

Nashville’s Freshie & Zero designs simple, sleek jewelry like this hammered triangle necklace:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

This cacao mousse mask smells like chocolate, looks like poop and works wonders on your skin! Urb Apothecary, based in Santa Cruz, offers a full line of natural hair and skin care products:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

Shea butter soap by Pueblo, CO-based Formulary 55 smells as great as the packaging looks:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

For the beardo weirdo in your life, Scott and Patrick of Cincinnati’s own Ohio Valley Beard Supply have been busy this year, developing their own line of beard elixirs:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

San Francisco-based Plastique* offers a full line of chic jewelry for women and men, including these awesome ampersand cufflinks:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

In previous gift guides, I’ve highlighted the work of Detroit-based Cyberoptix, and owner Bethany has expanded to a second business — Well Done Goods features a range of neck ties made out of unusual materials, like this one in perforated automotive leather:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

Straight out of Jersey City, Cognitive/Surplus designs goods that are both silly and smart, like these wine chemistry stemless glasses:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

From Cincinnati-based Dulcet Design, a set of rewritable cheese tags is great for a dinner party:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

Salt Farm in San Diego offers a line of amazing gourmet salts and salt blends:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

Based in Valparaiso, IN, Uncommon Handmade designs and manufactures pretty bits of home decor, like this pastel scallop clock:

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

Lastly, the Cincinnatian in your life definitely needs a copy of the Cincinnati Anthology, and not just because yours truly was one of the contributors:

The Cincinnati Anthology

Need even more ideas? Head on over to Pinterest, where we’ve gathered gifts for bird lovers, gardeners, dog and cat lovers, travelers, outdoorsy types, foodies, readers and writers, architects, graphic designers, as well as her, him and kids, plus a ton of stocking stuffer ideas.

To thank you for checking out our studio blog, please use discount code THANKYOU2014 for 20% off any purchase of $20 or more in our online shop, now through the end of 2014. Skip the malls and support independent makers!

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