Manhattan artist Susan Connor's eye-catching paper goods—desk notebooks, ringlet jotters, and more—feature fantastical designs printed with vegetable inks on completely recycled paper. Even her blank notecards are simple yet brilliantly cheery.
Originally just a resource for letterpress stationery printed with soy-based inks, Elum has expanded into a full-fledged line of artsy wall prints, colorful gift wrap, and fabric-covered journals. Its vibrant paper goods—ranging from boxed sets of stationery to invitations and announcements—can be completely personalized, and best of all, they're all made from tree-free, post-industrial-waste cotton rags.
The season's coolest Web-shoppable picks—all of which look like they cost much more.
Located in a corner of downtown beloved for its pastel houses and narrow cobblestone streets, this stationery store—and its refined paper goods—is as elegant as the impossible historic surroundings. From Charleston's Other Downtown neighborhood store listing.
Affordable options for holiday gifting--all available online.
Everything here cultivates a cool, modern aesthetic: White votive holders shaped like anemones, oversize coffee-table books, gem-studded Alexis Bittar acrylic necklaces, and art deco-inspired Lafco soaps round out the mix.
This gift emporium holds witty offerings like handknit slippers designed to look like sneakers and ingenious mini purses that organize all of your bag essentials.
An enormous, two-level multi-department store devoted to of-the-moment, under-$50 clothing and fun housewares.
No trip to Nashville is complete without a stop at this museum and its accompanying gift shop. You can order a custom CD of your favorite country music songs played in the museum and have it waiting for you when you leave ($22 to $24 for 12 tracks).
Nashville suffers from no lack of antiques, and a fair percentage of the city's selection is on the affordable side. This mall, located in an old warehouse, has the added bonus of being near railroad tracks: Listening to the rattle of trains while browsing is surprisingly relaxing.