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Eugene Weekly : Gift Guide : 11.23.11

Eugene Weekly's 2011 Gift Guide

Aprons aren’t just for June Cleaver and Mildred Pierce anymore. In fact, a new breed of kitchen cooking accoutrements, once a sign to academics and malcontents of sexist repression and involuntary housewifery, has become a symbol of badass baking and ownership of the kitchen. Take the full bib aprons that are part of Anna’s Haute Scrambled Aprons, protective wear made from repurposed skirts and pants that is no less fashionable for being utterly utilitarian. Postmodern in design, these wonderful aprons present a sort of colorful conceptual collage that adds panache to the serious work of making meals. The bibs and pockets, created from fun and fanciful fabrics, complete the ensemble. Created by Anna Lawrence, these Haute Scrambled Aprons are made in a variety of designs and are available at Eugene’s Holiday Market for a mere $45; for more information or to peruse aprons online, visit annashauteaprons.com




Have a real tea party, minus any hoopla politics or protest signs, with Annie Heron Ceramics’ Tea for Two Tea set. $100, annieheron.com



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Get your pup a collar and a bed

Homegrown Holiday Albums

Halie Loren, Anna Gilbert release classic Yuletide albums 

Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum Pum

Great holiday gifts for musicians of all skill levels

Artimals for All Seasons

Local painter Noelle Dass discovers the joy of doodling 

The 2012 End of the World Zombie Apocalypse Survivors’ Starter Kit

Look, Ma, No Hands

BeerHoodie pouches your brew for you

Haute Scrambled Aprons and Tea Set for Two

Liquid Christmas, in style

Glasswork gifts by Obsidian Manufacturing