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Paper Seahorse 2015 Holiday Gift Guides

by Alex English December 30, 2015 4 min read

Still scrambling to find that oh-so perfect gift? Don't worry we've put together a few holiday gift guides that are sure to delight. From the ultra crafty to the wander-lusting traveler, there's something special at The Paper Seahorse for everyone on your list. 

Also, if you bring in any item from Tampa Bay Humane Society's Wish List, we will give you 10% off your purchase. 'Tis the season of giving! 

The Calligraphy Collection

You can’t go wrong with this triple-threat gift collection! For the aspiring calligrapher – everything you need to get started all in one bundle! 

1. Modern Calligraphy by Molly Subre Thorpe
A comprehensive guide for everything you need to know in order to get started in script calligraphy. Written by world renowned calligrapher, Molly Subre Thrope, she included 20 DIY projects for wedding, parties, blogs, and more. A perfect companion for at home practice. 

2. Calligraphy Starter Kit
Everything you need to get started. This basic starter kit includes the same supplies used during the Modern Calligraphy class; a bottle of Higgins Eternal Ink, an ink well neatly tucked into a precious muslin bag, one Nikko G nib, one Brause Extra Fine 66 nib, and oblique pen holder and a modern calligraphy alphabet template and a few sheets of practice paper. 

3. Intro to Modern Calligraphy Class
Be the ultimate gift-giver and give a gift certificate to one of our Modern Calligraphy classes. We offer both Beginners and Intermediate Modern Calligraphy classes. Nothing beats thorough, in-person instruction, especially for this "hands-on" skill. 

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The Crafty Collection

We carry a slew of items any crafty person would love, and we’ve highlighted some of our favorites. 

1. Midori Origami-Origami Paper
Once you touch Origami-Origami paper you will feel the Midori difference and instantly be inspired to create. Each pack comes with 2 different designs and a total of 20 individual sheets. They're cut into perfectly sized squares so out of the packaging they are ready to use! 

2. MT Washi Tape
Also crafted in Japan, MT Washi Tape comes in a variety of colors and playful patterns; it is extremely durable, yet easily removeable making this tape one of our favorite brands. Washi Tape has a variety of uses, from decorating letters, gifts, and even walls. The possibilities are endless and the crafty person in your life will know exactly what to do with a roll or two.

3. Coccoina Glue + Paste
Sourced from Italy, this speciality glue is almond scented, non-toxic, and solvent free. It works like a charm with papers, cloth, and photographs -- easily a top choice among artists and crafters. Definitely a favorite here at The Paper Seahorse. We carry it both in glue stick form and in a cute vintage tin as a paste.

4. French Paper Kits
The possibilities are endless with these paper kits from French Paper Co. Each kit comes with fun, retro patterned top-quality paper, along with color complementing card stock paper, and enough unexpectedly snarky stickers to leave you crying. Happy tears, of course! The kits also include templates to make everything from envelopes to file folders. A paper lover's dream all in one neat kit. 

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The Nostalgic Collection

Boy, do we have the good stuff for the old-school, analog lovers on your list! The Paper Seahorse houses Tampa Type's vintage typewriter collection, which is the largest in the southeast. We also carry restored vintage art deco lamps and hard-to-find vintage pencils. 

1. Refurbished Vintage Typewriter
For an old soul, a refurbished vintage typewriter would be the ultimate gift. There's plenty of typewriters to choose from, from Royals to Coronas - we even have a selection of typewriters that write in script. Not only do that make great statement pieces in your home, but they have been restored to working order. Old school is in and owning a vintage typewriter is all the rage. 

2. Vintage Gooseneck Lamp
They say lighting is everything. We've got the mood lighting covered. The Paper Seahorse carries Frivolous Dry Good's collection of restored art deco gooseneck lamps. Each lamp has been restored and rewired with all new cloth cord. Each lamp is unique in its character marks, but all are sure to create the perfect ambiance for task lighting. 

3. Vintage Pencils
A vintage lover is sure to appreciate some hard-to-find vintage pencils. These pencils, sold in singles or by box, have a rich history, are carefully crafted and coveted by many. They are the perfect addition to any collection! 

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The Travel Collection

Trying to find a gift for something bit by the travel bug? Look no further,  Midori Traveler's Notebooks are top quality and easily customizable, perfect for the next adventure. Best part is their covers only get better with time, imagine the tales they could recount if journals could talk. 

1. Midori Traveler's Notebook
When you purchase a Midori Traveler's Notebook you receive a luxurious leather bound cover and a slick blank notebook refill wrapped in a protective muslin bag with an extra elastic band to customize your journal. The Notebook becomes unique to each individual thorough wear of the leather cover and the different inserts one might choose to keep in the Midori Traveler's Notebook.

2. Midori Notebook Refills + Accessories
Customize any Midori Traveler's Notebook with your choice of notebook refills and accessories. From lined to sketch paper, Midori notebook refills consist of dreamy, top-quality paper. Midori's MD (Midori-Diary) paper even holds up to fountain pen ink. If you are giving a Midori's Traveler's Notebook to a more organized traveler you can include a monthly planner, or weekly planner so they know the exact date of their next adventure. Each Midori Traveler's Notebook can snuggly fit up to 3-4 refills at a time, not to mention the variety of accessories such as zipper pockets and card or picture displays.

3. Midori Sticker Collection
The Paper Seahorse carries the full line of Midori Traveler's Notebook accessories, including the Midori Sticker Collection. Wanderlust-ers will have fun customizing their notebooks with retro-themed stickers that add a cool and unique look to their journal pages. 

4. Delfonics Wooden Pens
You can't buy an awesome journaling system without considering a carefully crafted wooden pen to go with it. Not just your average ball point, Delfonic wooden pens feature a timeless natural look and a precise writing point. The hexagonal shape makes for an easy grip, and they easily slip into the Midori Traveler's Notebook pen holder. 

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