peek at new york’s gift fair: we’re excited to see donna wilson designs

As the last few weeks of summer wind down, thoughts turn towards prepping for the season ahead. In addition to gathering all the hefty fall fashion magazines in seplace of the perfect pair of boots, and trying to teach ourselves some new lunchbox tricks, we’re excited about the holiday shopping that awaits. Our prep always begins in late August when we hit the New York International Gift Fair, which kicks off later this week. Usually we troll the aisles discreetly, like spies from the blogger world, taking photos with our iPhones and gathering press materials that fuel us for months ahead. It’s also a chance for us to meet some of the people behind the brands we love, like Donna Wilson of Donna Wilson Designs. The London based creator made her start a decade ago knitting whimsical creatures from wool yarn, but has now branched out to include cozy home accents, delightful tabletops and even fashion accessories (for our fall bag hunt).

Click here for a peek at what we loved at last year’s gift fair.

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