this month, we’re asking several of our favorite folks from a wide-array of taste-making pursuits to fill us in on what’s made it onto their holidays wishlists. From stocking-fillers to their favorite gift of all time, we want to know what those who help us find the right things for our lists are hoping to find under their own trees! We’re sharing the delights of holiday shopping with these taste-makers – beginning with the man behind one of the West Coast’s coolest shops (and neighbor to more than one Pressed Juicery location) Unionmade Goods. Todd Barket, a Unionmade co-founder, is responsible for the timeless, yet timely mix that fills Unionmade’s three gorgeous locations. It’s that timeless/timely tension – think brands like Aesop, Birkenstock, Rifle Paper, Moncler – that has us hooked on the Unionmade experience, not the least of which includes their own rustic-feeling, mostly menswear line. Get into the gift-giving spirit and take a few shopping cues from Todd for a classically hip holiday…
In my stocking I hope to find...
A new pair of running shoes. I want a new pair of Nike Fly Knits. (I have the originals and they’re old.)
I've been looking for the perfect...
The gift I'm giving everyone:
Favorite places for holiday shopping:
Unionmade (of course), and then I like Omnivore in San Francisco. They have an amazing collection of cookbooks.
Person I splurge on:
My adopted greyhound Buddy.
Tradition I love the most:
Having some time off and relaxing in Sonoma County.
On my list every year:
The best gift I ever received:
A Leica camera.
The children in my life are getting...
I have a 2-year-old niece. I will be getting her a great doll house.
It's not the holidays without:
I always look forward to a gift from...
My mom and dad.
Wrap it up - fave wrapping paper/technique:
I like using fabric or a bandana to wrap gifts. It’s common in Japan and it looks great.
Favorite gift as a child:
How I'm giving back:
We will give to AMFAR.