I saw some good wood on a recent holiday-shopping trip…lots of it! And, no, I’m not talking about the specimen manning the entrance to the Abercrombie shop.

For those of you who can never get (or give) enough wood….perhaps the following gift ideas will get you excited.

 

 

This is a gift for the Lumber-jacker at heart, who likes to get down and dirty, taking pleasure in maintaining his own stock of lumber. Apparently, this sleek model performs “exceedingly well” according to Garrettwade.com, where it sells for just under $75. Well, I hope so. Cuz that’s a big wad of cash to put out on a tool with strictly one function.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clearly Phoebe Philo had wood on her mind when she created this look for the Celine Fall 2011 collection. It reminds me of the wood-printed neoprene pieces from last Spring’s Rodarte collection, that I’m still kicking myself for not grabbing when I had the chance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the Rodarte Spring ’11 Runway look. I guess the lesson here is to not let good wood get away, eh?

 

 

 

While the makers of this wallpaper saw an entire room wrapped in this wood, there are other creative ways to use just one roll. It is especially useful when there’s an over-sized package to wrap. Cole & Son wallpaper is $198 per roll @ Anthropologie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this strap-on Maison Martin Margiela faux-woodgrain messenger bag. In white leather, this cross-body fits a 13″ laptop inside, among other things. I found it on ebay. The seller is asking $550 or you can make an offer. Looks pretty pristine with original tags. Not from this current season, but who cares! It’s timeless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A perfect gift for those who saw wood when they sleep. This firm log pillow is only $18 @ www.fredflare.com. But don’t judge it. Just because it’s cheap and gets laid a lot doesn’t mean it won’t make a unique gift for that special someone.

 

 

 

Sharing a bed with someone who saws wood is tough. You might sleep better with wood headphones from Esmooth cradling your head. These are constructed from ebony wood for a smoother sound, and are compatible with most audio sources–such as iPhone, iPod, computer, MP3 and CD players. Contact the vendor directly @ www.woodheadphones.com for pricing.

 

 

Who would turn away a hunk of wood with a big bow that’s guaranteed to get your fire going. These White Birch logs @ Gilpatricks Firewood and Logging come with a complimentary sack of Norwegian pine cones. Price upon request. (Between you and me, this sounds a lot like the high-priced call-girl of wood.)

 

 

Yes, you guessed it! Even your iPhone can get a permanent case of stiff wood. Handcrafted in Japan by Hacoa, this iPhone cover is made-to-order in a choice of Walnut, Rosewood or Maple. The cost is $83, with a wait for delivery that seems well worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re heading off on a date to Central Park’s Wollman Rink, or warming the bench, front row, at New York Fashion Week, this is the wood to be doing it with. The Alain Quilici skate bootie is $1,180 @ Opening Ceremony. Seems you’ll get a lotta bang for your buck, here. This shoe will always make a lasting impression, defy the trends, and be interesting for seasons to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect for those last-minute holiday party gifts, the Elum wood-grain gift bag offers a quickie option when you don’t have time for a wrap job. Get it at @ www.papyrusonline for $4.95.

Let’s face it, wood can be a slammin’ gift. My advice is to get on it before it’s beat.

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