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This is an updated gift list as of February 24th, 2022.

Handmade Things

I love handmade things, and I love fun surprises! I would love it if you made something just for me!

Here are some ideas:

  1. Decorate boxes around the size of a shoebox. Could be a great craft activity for kids.
  2. Music, stories, or poetry you wrote.
  3. Sculptures or artwork made by you or the kids
  4. Textiles, knitstuff, sweaters, etc that you made

Art Supplies

  1. Flower stickers or other pretty stickers to seal envelops with
  2. Stickers from Bees Knees Industries
  3. Paint from Beam Paints


  1. Huang Fei Hong Spicy Peanuts
  2. Hot sauce from Soothsayer Hot Sauce. I prefer red sauces to green or yellow ones.
  3. Mrs. Renfro's Salsa, especially the Ghost Pepper or Habanero ones
  4. Dried Chile Salsa from American Spoon
  5. Truffle Salt, dried chili, or other intriguing spices and seasonings
  6. Tanka Bars, especially in any of the chili flavors
  7. Nutty & Fruity snacks - e.g. mandarin, lime, hibiscus
  8. Whole chilies from Curio spices - e.g. tobasco, habanero, etc.


  1. Candles from Moonstone Chandlery. Fun fact, Maureen and I share the same birthday!
  2. Blood Orange or other citrus candles from Black Luxe Candle Co
  3. Fraser Fir candles or difusers from Edgewater Candles

House Things

  1. A little lidded box for lint
  2. A cute countertop container for coffee


  1. Hiakai by Monique Fiso
  2. Gjelina by Travis Lett
  3. Nuku by Qiane Matata-Sipu


  1. Basic sort of stretchy gloves, like you might find at the dollar store.
  2. Hardbottomed wool slippers, or just ridiculous slippers because that's fun too.
  3. Harvest and Mill ankle socks in small
  4. wool socks, maybe from Smart wool?
  5. A Baron Fig Venture Slimline backpack ... or two!
  6. Accessories or jewellery from KFleye
  7. Jewellery, especially rings, from Fanta Celah
  8. Accessories, earrings, or
  9. Hats or anything from Flood Clothing
  10. Masks from Current Location Press or By Raquel Olivio


  1. kite, (this artwork is not yet titled) by Andrew Shoemaker. He will probably know what I'm talking about if you ask and say you know me.
  2. A Margins Imprints moon phase or star chart print. I especially like the cobalt blue ones
  3. A giant pot (for a giant plant) from Carnevale Clay or, really, anything she makes! Her big pots can also be purchased at Cultivate in Evanston.
  4. Mugs or things from Ralph Nuara or Michael Imes
  5. More lizards, ideally ceramic

Textile Things

  1. Anything from Sunhouse Craft
  2. The Sun Runner from SRM Prints
  3. The Gold-on-Black Wheat Runner from Follysome Prints
  4. Anything from Andria Green or SRM Prints
  5. Anything from Root River Baskets
  6. A Constellation Quilt from Haptic Labs. They also have a DIY kit of you have ambition to make it (I don't).


  1. Pauline Boss's Class (I already have the book)
  2. Beginning Dakota Language Course at University of Minnesota, which I believe can be taken online. I already have the book Beginning Dakota -Tokaheya Dakota Iyapi Kin

Final Note

If you are interested in financially donating in my name, I would be honored by gifts to the following three organizations:

  1. The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora
  2. Children’s National, workplace of Dr Packer who invented the treatment that saved Tom’s life
  3. An organization of your choice supporting the lives of cats with FIV and/or FeLV