Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: A Collection of 20 Prints
Samin Nosrat’s enthusiasm for cooking, flavor, and laughter is infectious. Whether or not you’re familiar with her New York Times bestselling cookbook, Salt Fat Acid Heat or her Netflix series of the same name, a quick glance at her Instagram (hey, @ciaosamin!) shows her signature grin, snaps of irresistible food, and illustrations from her cookbook collaborator, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. Together, Samin and Wendy have selected twenty of the spectacular illustrations from their James Beard Award-winning book–this box of twenty 8×10” prints is perfect for adorning the kitchen, office, or any other room in the house.
Petra's Garden Note Cards
Swedish artist Petra Börner’s cut paper art works are bold and timeless, and this box of notecards is like a miniature garden for Mom’s office or desk drawer. Twelve color-saturated cards printed on luxe, textured paper are perfect for thank you notes, love letters, or hanging on a bare wall to give it life. Don’t miss out on her vibrant wall prints, either!
Moms and Dads
Afoot and Lighthearted
Bonnie Smith Whitehouse
If your spouse or parents take evening strolls or enjoy their walks with the family dog, this guided journal will deepen and enrich their time spent outdoors. Afoot and Lighthearted encourages readers to harness the power of walking to cultivate and nourish attention, inspiration, and determination, as well as to combat distraction, anxiety, and the dreaded creative block. Organized around specific themes, this journal will prompt moms and dads to tap into the transformational magic of mindful walking and creative journaling.
How to Shine a Shoe
The perfect gift for trendy dads (and the ones who aspire to be), How to Shine a Shoe is an approachable guide to men’s shoes–oxfords, brogues, loafers, and more. With a sleek design your dad will love, this book includes information on how to choose quality footwear, tips on pairing shoes with patterned socks, ties, belts, and bags, and even tricks for matching fancy shoes with jeans. (It’s possible, trust us.)
The History of Space Travel Puzzle
Pop Chart Lab
From the inaugural space race of Vostok vs. Mercury and the famed Apollo program to the International Space Station, this puzzle celebrates every crewed space mission since 1961. For dads who can’t get enough arcane information about intergalactic travel, this 500-piece puzzle will scratch a history itch, plus, it’s a great way to connect with dad any day of the year.
Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) has taken Instagram by storm with her slice-of-life depictions of life, love, loss, and the perfect shade of lipstick. This workbook, a companion to her New York Times bestselling book Am I There Yet?, encourages burgeoning adults to write, draw, and problem solve their way through the loop-de-loop zigzagging journey to adulthood. Who said your twenties had to be tricky?
This set of 50 illustrated postcards from Mari Andrew is truly the perfect gift. Mari’s poignant artwork is separated by tabs labeled by occasion (birthday, congrats, thank you, empathy, and just because), so you can send individual postcards to share words of wisdom and encouragement. These pieces of snail mail also double as miniature wall art for desktops and new apartment walls.
Dot Journal (Gold)
All new grads need a way to organize the next stage in their life. Enter the dot journal: A blank canvas that allows users to create an organizational system based on their own journaling needs. Whether they need a place for note-taking, list-making, free writing, organizing day-to-day activities, planning long-term goals, or all of the above, this dot-gridded blank journal is perfect for every type of person–from Type A to Type Z.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and as much as moms appreciate flowers and love notes, step up your game and get the moms in your life something totally unique this year, like stylish stationery or a meditative journal (but she’d probably still love some flowers too). May is also the month to celebrate graduates’ most momentous accomplishment! Nothing says “welcome to adulthood” like a practical dot journal or reflective stationery from Instagram artist and Certified Grown-Up, Mari Andrew. Last, but certainly not least, we can’t forget to celebrate dads this June. Wish your pop a Happy Father’s Day with an out-of-this world jigsaw puzzle or a handy guide to men’s style that’s worthy of The Fab Five … trust us, he doesn’t need anymore #1 Dad mugs or NFL-themed grilling tools.
Curated by the editors at Potter Gift. Follow them on Instagram (@pottergift) for more great gift ideas!