BY DONNA FREYDKIN
Sophia Bush, the star of 'Chicago P.D.' and women's education activist blends wild and wise in her gift guide.
The Helios table lamp by Workstead: "This is an awesome design and product firm split between Brooklyn and Charleston, SC. I love their aesthetic, and I particularly love any home objects that remind me of space!"
"Big Magic" (deluxe version) by Elizabeth Gilbert: "Gilbert is one of my all-time favorite authors. And Lourdes Sanchez, an artist from NYC, created 250 one-of-a-kind copies of her latest book. They are each an art piece, and the book is deeply inspiring."
Wild Honey perfume by I Smell Great: "I have a long running tradition of giving the women close to me a beautiful fragrance for the holidays. And this year I am so excited to be able to give them a gift that I created! Wild Honey is my base fragrance everyday. Our line is meant to mix and matched and layered, so I always work up from here. And our lip lushes make perfect stocking stuffers too!"
Houndstooth leash: "A friend of mine created Houndstooth out of LA, and I am completely obsessed. I'll never use another leash again! The materials are incredibly soft -- no more hand burns when your dog pulls on a hike! -- and beautiful. It's not easy to find a leash that's also a gorgeous accessory. And as if that combo isn't cool enough, they also donate a portion of each sale to Best Friends Animal Society. So you can help rescue pups in need while you take care of your own at home!"
Eclectic pillows from Amber Interiors: "Amber Lewis is an interior designer whose work I love! And she has an incredible shop with all the best versions of everything you want in your home. Her pillows in particular make me swoon!"
Le Creuset 10.25" cast iron skillet in flame orange: "I've been seriously getting in touch with my inner domestic goddess this year. As I dive deeper into the world of cheffing, I'm learning about high quality cookware that can do a multitude of things. A cast iron skillet like this is next on my list. And they make such fantastic gifts! Any time I've given someone a piece of Le Creuset it's been a hit!"
Akola Project, The Love Necklace: "Akola is one of my favorite conscious brands based in Uganda, Africa. Akola employs and empowers female artisans. I was lucky enough to spend time with them this past summer, learning to roll paper beads from the ladies. I'm still terrible at it! They quickly realized I'm a better designer than roller, so I was given the opportunity to collaborate on this design, which I put together and then the artisans produced. It was such an amazing experience!"
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