gift giving discount: 10% off at white elephant

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Our friends over at White Elephant have offered up a special discount for you, Shelterrific readers. From now until December 20th, you can get 10% off their goods by using the code SHELTERRIFIC-BLOG-FAN at checkout! Just enter the code in the “message to seller” section during checkout, and make sure to wait for a revised invoice from them. Among the vintage treasures up you’ll find there: joyous Wooden Blocks, $13.50.

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gift giving guide: meg’s wish list

Here’s an eco-friendly wish list from our contributor, Meg Donohue. For more stylish, green living check out her blog, Style Saves the World.

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Recycled Aluminum Bark Vase from VivaTerra, $110.

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Contemporary World Interiors (coffee table book), $50 at amazon.com.

Organic Cotton Flannel Larch Blanket (Throw) in Grey, at 2modern.com, $72.

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Embroidered Organic Cotton Napkins, $34 , at kaightshop.com

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TeaPosy Teapot (20% recycled glass), $45, importika.com

Noon Solar GrayMirror Tote (Hemp/Cotton bag w/ solar panel for charging electronics), $250, from earthgirlboutique.com

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Stash Organic Tea Gift Set$24.

Kobo Soy Candles, $33, at Sprout Home.

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Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Body Care Kit (organic ingredients, 25% of sales goes to nonprofit Heifer Internat’l), $20.

Felt Bird Ornaments (Eco-certified felted wool), $18, from branchhome.com.

Want more Shelterrific gift ideas? Click here to see more wish lists!

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gift giving guide: meg's wish list

Here’s an eco-friendly wish list from our contributor, Meg Donohue. For more stylish, green living check out her blog, Style Saves the World.

shelter_meggift4.jpg

Recycled Aluminum Bark Vase from VivaTerra, $110.

shelter_meggift2.jpg

Contemporary World Interiors (coffee table book), $50 at amazon.com.

Organic Cotton Flannel Larch Blanket (Throw) in Grey, at 2modern.com, $72.

shelter_meggift3.jpg

Embroidered Organic Cotton Napkins, $34 , at kaightshop.com

shelter_meggift1.jpg

TeaPosy Teapot (20% recycled glass), $45, importika.com

Noon Solar GrayMirror Tote (Hemp/Cotton bag w/ solar panel for charging electronics), $250, from earthgirlboutique.com

shelter_meggift6.jpg

Stash Organic Tea Gift Set$24.

Kobo Soy Candles, $33, at Sprout Home.

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Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Body Care Kit (organic ingredients, 25% of sales goes to nonprofit Heifer Internat’l), $20.

Felt Bird Ornaments (Eco-certified felted wool), $18, from branchhome.com.

Want more Shelterrific gift ideas? Click here to see more wish lists!

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xmas with the beckhams: a $50k treehouse

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Okay, celebrity confession. We love the Beckhams. Victoria just cracks us up — did you see her on Larry King the other night? — she’s actually far sweeter and smarter than all those paparazzi shots make her look. And David Beckham, well, his new Armani underwear ad sort of says it all, doesn’t it? In between all that glamour and gorgeousness they have three adorable boys, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. The other day we read on Babble that Posh & Becks and picked up up a $50,000 tree tent for the boys, from the Neiman Marcus Xmas catalog. Described as a new way to “experience nature,” it’s a creation of Dutch designer Dre Wapenaar. It comes with a 9-foot hardwood floor and a round mattress. But perhaps L.A.’s sexiest couple have other things in mind for their tree pod: The catalog recommends you send the kids to granny’s and use the tent yourself. Of course, $150 at R.E.I. and an air mattress could yield the same results.

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string lights that pull at our heartstrings

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We were tickled to hear that our friend Anna’s husband, Patrick Townsend, is having one of his designs sold via DWR this season: his signature String Lights, $150. They’re a replica of a set he made from objects lying around as a gift for Anna years ago when they first met (before marriage and two kiddies). This latest version is made from 19 mini bulbs and a plastic coated wire, and can be hung just about anything. Two red bulbs add just a dose of holiday humor, beaming like Ruldolph’s nose in the dark. It’s a modern holiday design that you’ll want to leave up all year long.

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