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Holiday Gift Guide :: Gifts for Them in 2022

So often gift guides are made for roles based on gender. And while we have a few of those in our collection, we canted to include a guide for our non-binary friends. These are great gifts for anyone, and are not gender specific. So if you’re looking for a gift for them, we’ve got you covered!

1. A Pass The Cider Candle from Soy Much Brighter. Not only does this candle smell like holiday happiness, it’s vegan and cruelty free from a brand that believes in creating products that don’t come at the expense of animals, people, or the environment. This candle is perfect for invoking warm and fuzzy feelings all winter long!

2. A Gold Sun and Moon Necklace Set from Goldenhour Goods. They can be worn as a set or individually. Goldenhour Goods is a queer, woman owned small business and everything is designed and hand assembled.

3. A Botanical Moon Print in Teal from Moondrop Collective. They’ll love this beautiful watercolor print to display in their home!

4. The Harmony Grove Scarf from Salem Style. They are going to love being wrapped up in a long chunky scarf. They can style it in a number of ways, so it’s sure to be a favorite this winter!

5. The Little Big Bag from From Esme. Who doesn’t love a great bag? The Little Big Bag is as stylish as it is functional. The waxed canvas and waterproof zipper protect your items from water as the softness of the material molds to your hip!

Holiday Gift Guide :: Stocking Stuffers in 2022

We couldn’t have a gift guide in the series of 2022 Holiday Gift Guides without – Stocking Stuffers! Whether you’re stuffing an actual stocking, or just looking for something small and fun, here are some items that are sure to bring a smile to their face!

1. A bar of Bamboo Baddie soap from ButtahFly Skin Co. This bamboo scented soap is homemade with natural ingredients!

2. A Wild Decal from 603stix. This decal is made of durable weatherproof cut vinyl. You can use it for indoor or outdoor use on flat surfaces such as laptops, water bottles, skis, snowboards, vehicles, windows, etc.

3. A jar of Gingerbread Whipped Body Butter from Navana Creations. This body butter is all natural and sure to keep your skin dry during the winter months. Plus it smells like a delicious seasonal treat!

4. An Anderson Ear Warmer from Salem Style. It’s small enough to fit in a stocking, but still warm and cozy enough to keep any “not a hat person” warm and cozy!

5. A You Rock! Affirmation Deck from Katie Clover Therapy. Katie is a licensed therapist creating products that help people with their mental health. Her mission is to change the world and help people heal!

Holiday Gift Guide :: Someone You Don’t Know Well in 2022

This was by far the most popular guide last year, so it’s back! Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Someone You Don’t Know Well.

Oh man! Haven’t we all been there?? A new coworker? Your neighbor? Someone you got for Secret Santa? Someone your sibling just started dating? Or even someone you just started dating???

It’s so tough because you want to give something thoughtful, but you’re not sure where to start. Here are some ideas that you really can’t go wrong with!

They’re all special items that will make the lucky recipient really excited! And maybe they’ll go from someone you don’t know, to someone you DO know??

1. A Lobster Towel from Clutch Towels. They’re going to appreciate a super-absorbent and quick-dry towel! It’s also ultra-compact, making it easy to pack & take anywhere. And it’s made from 50% recycled water bottles!

2. A bar of The Unusual Soap from That Crystal Queen. Everyone uses soap (hopefully) and with this unique crystal infused bar, you’re just giving the recipient some good energy! You can also let them know it’s vegan and cruelty free!

3. A Lunar Calendar from Laura King Paints. This beautiful calendar is a memorable alternative to a traditional calendar. With this calendar, the recipient will not only have a work of art, they will be able to keep track of the phases of the moon.

4. An Iced Coffee Cup Cozy from Salem Style. Because if they’re a human, chances are they need to stay hydrated. They’ll love that it can be used on cold and hot cups. Game changer!

5. A Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle from Memoirs Candles. This candle is sure to make their home smell amazing and bring out joy. You can also feel good that it’s from a small business that specializes in clean, non-toxic products.

The best part about all of these gift ideas? They all come from small businesses! If you’re looking for even more small businesses to shop from this holiday season, check out the Shop 1-in-5 Pledge Small Business Directory.

Holiday Gift Guide :: That Man In Your Life in 2022

A new favorite category returns for this year: Gifts for That Man In Your Life in 2022! Now he may be your husband or boyfriend, or whatever. You KNOW who I am talking about and you’re like “why are men SO DIFFICULT to buy for?” Well my friend, here are a few ideas to get you started. And he’s going to be so psyched.

1. A bar of Yule Soap from Plainville Homestead. He is going to love how it smells, and the fact that it’s made with a focus on sustainability, ethical supply chains, and human rights advocacy.

2. A tube of Magic Hand Cream from New England Apothecary. This cream isn’t just a hand cream, it’s made by a research scientist with dry skin and a cosmetic chemistry hobby, so this cream is a science-first custom designed formulas focusing on performance and texture.

3. The Tech Traveler Bag from Tripped Travel. He’s going to love that there is a place for everything and his cords and tech accessories will not be a tangled mess. Now he’ll be ready to go anywhere!

4. A Dunnie Beanie from Salem Style. This hat was specifically designed for Mr. Salem Style himself and has been a favorite among men for several years! Your guy is sure to love it as well!

5. A Terry Tracksuit Set from Beached Goods. It’s going to be cold, and he’s going to want to live his coziest life. This tracksuit will be perfect for those days when he’s looking to be extra comfy, in style.

The best part about all of these gift ideas? They all come from small businesses! If you’re looking for even more small businesses to shop from this holiday season, check out the Shop 1-in-5 Pledge Small Business Directory.

Holiday Gift Guide :: Your Sister or Aunt in 2022

New for 2022 – Holiday Gift Guide – What to get for your sister or aunt in 2022. These ladies are pretty special, and you want to think of something that they will really enjoy.

Bonus points for a double gift category if your sister also happens to be an aunt.

Gift Guide for Your Sister or Aunt 2022

1. A Goddess Gift Basket from Moonlight at Midnight Holistics. She is going to feel like such a goddess after she uses all of the treats in this box for some much needed self care!

2. A Lavender Candle from Essex County Candle Co. Just one deep breath in and she’ll feel like she’s in a field of lavender, and it be instantly relaxed. Okay yeah, you probably should get this for yourself too!

3. A set of Manic Monday Hair Clips from The Style Fílos. She’ll appreciate how effortless it is to wear one of these clips. People will think she spent a lot of time on her hair. It will be your secret.

4. The Kernwood Hat from Salem Style. She’s going to love how soft it feels and how it pulls together what she’s wearing. Whether she’s running errands or at an event, she’ll make a statement in this hat!

5. A pair of Gold Twig Earrings from BeccStar Designs. Your sister or aunt is going to love a pair of beautiful handmade earrings. She’ll love the detail and how they elevate her style!

If you’re looking for more gift ideas to get something for your sister in 2022, be sure to check out the local shops in your community!

Holiday Gift Guide :: Your Dad in 2022

For the second guide in the series of Holiday Gift Guides in 2022 – Your Dad. When it comes to finding a gift for your Dad, many of you know the struggle is REAL. A lot of gifts out there for the “man in your life” aren’t super appropriate to give your dad… So what do you get for your dear father? Here are some ideas for that man you just don’t know what to buy for!

Gifts for your dad in 2022

1. Shower Steamers from The Elchemist. Dad is about to up his shower game with these steamers. Hand-crafted in small batches, these steamers are made from the highest quality ingredients, and are never, ever, tested on animals!

2. A bar of Three Kings Soap from Lux 47 Co. He is going to love how this soap smells and the added benefit of the charcoal. This soap also contains Kaolin clay – one of the clays that works well with all skin types!

3. A bag of Maple Chaitastic Pecans from Seahorse Snacks. Dad is going to love snacking on these pecans. He can also add the to his yogurt, oatmeal, or ice cream! And on top of the deliciousness, these snacks are made by a cancer survivor with an amazing mission!

4. The cozy Forest River Scarf from Salem Style. Because he’ll love being warm and snug in style!

5. A Light When Dad Farts Soy Candle from Baum Designs. You can both have a laugh with this one and after he’ll have a fragrant candle to well… light when he farts.

If you’re looking for even more small businesses to shop from this holiday season, check out the Shop 1-in-5 Pledge Small Business Directory.

Holiday Info For 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

The holidays can be very overwhelming! And here at Salem Style, we’re not fans of being stressed out. To help you navigate the holiday season, we’re going to be super transparent on everything that we have going on! Here is our holiday info for 2022.

Holiday Info

Promotional Days

11/25/22 – Black Friday Sale

11/28/22 – Cyber Monday Sale

Shipping Deadline

12/16 – This should be the last day you place an order if you want it by December 24th. Please note: This is not a guarantee but a strong suggestion. I do not control the mail!

FAQS

Q: Will you be restocking items?

A: Probably not because it gets really busy and the focus is on you and our customer service. But the good news is, the shop is more stocked than ever! With over 100 items to choose from, you’ll have a lot of choices!

Q: Will you continue to accept orders after the shipping deadline?

A: Yes! I will still accept and ship orders as received.

Q: Will you offer local pickup?

A: No. I apologize but it doesn’t work logistically with how busy it gets. Everything will be promptly shipped and the shipping costs are the costs from the USPS.

Q: If it’s a gift, will you ship to the recipient?

A: Yes! I and on top of that, I will include a gift note and make sure there are no prices included.

Q: Are you accepting custom orders?

A: Sorry, but that is something we cannot offer. But every crochet item is a handmade Salem Style original design that is unique and well crafted.

Q: Can you help me pick out a gift?

A: Yes! I am more than happy to help. Send me a message to get started.

Need More Holiday Info?

Please feel free to Contact Us to have your questions answered directly.

Holiday Gift Guide :: Gifts For Mom in 2022

Introducing the first in the series of this year’s Holiday Gift Guides – Gifts For Mom in 2022. Sometimes it can be challenging to find gifts for your mom. Whether it’s your mother, step-mother, mother-in-law, or anyone else that fills that motherly role in your life, here are some ideas for gifts this year she is sure to love!

Salem Style Holiday Gift Guide Gifts For Mom 2022

1. A pair of Chatham Earrings from Mermaids + Madeleines. She’s going to love these earrings inspired by the fiery sunsets in Chatham and bring her back to amazing summers. Mom is going to love this coastal inspired jewelry created that’s 14k gold filled!

2. A Woven Rattan Purse from SOLI & SUN. This purse is perfect for wearing on her wrist for day or night. It’s also big enough for her phone, even if it is a bigger size. The bracelet is detachable also, so mom can mix it up!

3. The Hydrate Face Oil from ISA ALEX Skin Care. Winter can be rough on our skin, and she’s going to feel radiant with this face oil. This face oil is is infused with sandalwood and rose and is sure to have her practicing self care this season!

4. A McIntire Scarf from Salem Style. She’ll be loving her effortless chic look with an oversized cowl. She can also wear it as a hood!

5. A Goddess Bloom hand painted wide brim fedora. She’ll love that she can wear this one of a kind hat, and then proudly display it in her home when she’s not rocking it. This piece truly is a work of art!

The best part about all of these gift ideas? They all come from small businesses! Furthermore, if you’re looking for even more small businesses to shop from this holiday season, be sure to check out the small businesses in your community or check out the Shop 1-in-5 Pledge Small Business Directory.

Our Brand Values

At Salem Style, we want to make sure you know our values: Science is real. Love is love. Black Lives Matter. Women’s rights are human rights. No human is illegal. Kindness is Everything.

With every decision we make, we honor our values. Salem Style is here to do our part to make the world a better place. While we are a small brand, we believe we can make a difference, even if it’s connecting to one person at a time.

brand values

Through our work, we are honored to have the opportunity to give back to organizations through raising money for donations, or donating items to the cause. Money is energy, and we believe that it is a tool that we can use to lift others up.

Handmade Crochet Items

If it’s a crochet item in the shop, it’s made locally by hand by either myself, or a member of the team! All of our crochet items are original designs, made with you in mind. We only use the softest materials so you feel cozy, confident, and ready to take on the day.

Curated Accessories

In addition to our line of crochet designs, we offer accessories from other artisans. Community is everything, and it’s an amazing feeling being able to offer goods by other makers. All of these items are intended to compliment our creations, and give you positive vibes.

We also strive to embody:

Boldness – having courage and determination

Gratitude – showing appreciation and thankfulness

Kindness – showing humanity and an open heart

Originality – embracing individuality and creativity

Transparency – to live honestly with integrity

Meet The Founder: Juls Donovan

Hi there! Thank you for visiting me in my little corner of the internet. Salem Style is my dream and my happy place, and I am so happy that you’re here.

I have a habit of not showing my face around here, leaving the question “who is running Salem Style??” Surprise! It’s me, Juls Donovan. I am the founder, CEO, designer, witch in charge of this little brand. On an effort to put myself out there more, here’s a post to introduce myself.

Juls Donovan

I start my day with a cup of coffee before anything else.

My home has been Salem since 2010.

I am a Scorpio Sun, Aquarius Moon, and Capricorn Rising.

Restorative yoga is the best during stressful times.

Go to pizza toppings: Pepperoni & Green Pepper (or plain cheese if it’s Papa Gino’s!)

I have been crocheting since I was about 7 years old.

I was never the “cool kid” and I marched to the beat of my own drum. But I always struggled with what it really meant to be me. I always loved making, and even dabbled in making jewelry when I was 12, even selling some of my creations in a trendy boutique in my home town. 

I started Salem Style as a creative outlet and a way to make a connection. Originally the name came from an idea that I had to start a fashion blog. But I quickly realized that what made my heart happy was creating my own accessories through my many years of experience crocheting.

Salem is magical. Making things is magical. Being true to yourself is magical.

The community that has flourished around Salem Style is the reason why I keep going. To prove that nothing is impossible, and when you really want something, you should go for it. And there’s no better feeling than that.

Stay wild moon child,

Juls