long list: cool things that come in small packages
It’s the little things, right? What is it about tiny stuff that makes us go “squee!”? We can’t help oohing and aahing at small versions of everyday objects, from little ceramics to miniature houses. If you’re keen to send someone (or yourself) a bite-sized pressie, we’ve curated this here list of small objects that make a big impression.
1. Illinois maker Small Queue whips up lovely, hand-stitched leather goods like coin pouches and cross-body bags. We’re particularly smitten with this fox-shaped cardholder. It can be made with a strap if you feel like turning it into a teeny purse. Around $114
2. Running out of room for your house-plant babies? Feast your peepers on these adorable mini-cactus planter sets made by Tierra Sol Studio. Around $24.50
3. If you’ve got a mate who needs a pick-me-up, or a bit of recognition for being a rad friend, send them one of these tiny celebratory trophies by Another Studio. Choose from five awards, including “Wonder Woman” and “Utterly Gorgeous” and “Most Thoughtful”. Awwww. Around $11
4. Treat yourself to some fancy-pants skin care; Elizabeth Arden’s Vitamin C Ceramide comes in the cutest little capsules. Vitamin C is thought by skin-care fiends to give your face a bit of a glow, but it works best when it’s fresh. These capsules keep all the good stuff protected until it’s time to dab it on your face. rrp $79-$150
5. Have your childhood abode or dream home memorialised in the form of a sweet miniature dollhouse made by crafty lass Marina Paredes Molina. She stocks her tiny wooden digs with itty-bitty, handmade homewares, from sewing machines to refrigerators. Price on request.
6. Make your office space a little more swish with this mini clipboard, which is both cute and practical. Pinned to a corkboard, it’s perfect for holding notes, cards and other loose bits and bobs. Pick it up from Milligram for rrp $14.95.
7. Sure, these watermelon-scented gummy bears by LoveLeeSoaps look good enough to eat, but warning: they’re just for washing your bod. Around $9.50
8. Size should never matter when it comes to greeting cards. Your pals will get a big ole kick out of this tiny card, which comes in an equally tiny envelope. It’s made by Edinburgh artist poosac, who recommends this particular card for a partner who’s “bald and proud”. Around $9