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!


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,


Inspiration of the Poolside Cozy

At the beginning of March this year, I made an announcement that the shop was going to be taking a break. (You probably don’t remember, you’re a busy person!) During this time, we went to Florida to visit my mom and stepdad at their house. It was the first time we flew since the world changed and went somewhere close to home.

It felt great. The moment I changed out of my ”airport clothes” I took a deep breath, put my feet in the pool, and let out a huge sigh of relief. The weight lifted from my shoulders and for a moment, I was fully present and just enjoying being right where I was.

That feeling was the ultimate feeling. Letting go. Releasing tension. Feeling free.

During this trip, I wasn’t planning on buying yarn. But when I went in the store, I saw this yarn that had the same color pallet as the pool. The blue and teal tiles, the tan cement border. This reminded me of that very same pool, and the joy it brought me.

poolside cozy

And with that, I made the Poolside Cozy. So whether you’re going to work, class, checking things off your list, spending the day with your family, or taking a trip of your own – I hope this cozy inspires you to take a moment and find your own poolside.

Because we all need to relax and let go.

Meet the Salem Style Iced Coffee Cozy

Don’t have an iced coffee cozy?

We’ve all been there. You’re craving your favorite cold drink so you decide to get one. When you’re handed that cup, you feel the chill and almost instantly your hands are wet. Now your cup is slippery and your hands are cold and clammy. You put the cup down to dry your hands and when you pick up the cup, puddle. Or worse, you leave the cup for a bit, pick it up, and then put something else where it was. Hope it wasn’t important, because now it’s drenched!

Well, it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why I created the crochet iced coffee cozy. I wanted to make something that not only insulated the cup, but gave your hands some relief. So many times I would put my iced coffee down on my desk, and important things I was working on feel victim to the puddle.

salem style iced coffee cozy

The Salem Style Iced Coffee Cozy is always handmade using 100% cotton. The cotton is soft, super absorbent, easy to wash, and dries very quickly. No longer will you have to use a second cup, or any other disposable option.

The cozies available in 3 sizes, and the sizes are modeled after the cup sizes at Dunkin’. (This is New England after all!)

The cozies were first released on the first day of spring on March 20, 2015 and are still a fan favorite to this day! I enjoy making them, and I hope they make your iced coffee experience way better!

Crystals: Why We Love Them

I have been drawn to crystals for a very long time, and I have gathered a collection through different situations. A few years ago, I was going to present to a group on how to use Instagram for business. I arrived to the event early, and was very nervous. Anna from A Fine Balance Wellness gave me a Tigers Eye crystal to keep in my pocket. She told me it would help with my confidence and courage.


Well my friend, I rubbed that crystal in my pocket while I took some deep breaths. I felt my body relax and I created a safe space for myself to breathe before it was time to present. When it was my time, I felt calm, focused, and confident. Yes, I controlled the situation, but having the crystal gave me something to focus on.

Crystals are essentially stones to help with healing. They’re tools to help us with what we need. When you are drawn to one, it’s probably because the energy it represents is what you need. So when you catch yourself noticing a certain one, pay attention to why you may be drawn to it.

I wanted to allow the same feeling I had to be accessible you. That’s why I have a few small collections of crystal items in the shop. There’s even a Tigers Eye necklace to inspire confidence and courage in you.

According to Well + Good, “The more you touch your precious stones, the more you can tap into their energy, so wearing them is a smart strategy.” And well I love to wear crystals because it’s easy. And when you look in the mirror and see yourself wearing it, you can remind yourself of your intention and use the time to check in with yourself.

Taking A Short Break! March 2022


Rest is so important. The shop is going to be taking a break from March 1st – 10th.

You can still place orders, but they will not ship until after the break is over.

Everything is okay! As a small business owner, I just need some time to step back, rest and recharge.

If you have been needing a break too, I think you should do it.
If there are things that can wait, let them wait.
Take care of you.

As for now, time off is calling, and I’m going to answer

See you later & Stay Wild Moon Child

🖤 Julianna

Our 10 Year Anniversary!

We’re celebrating 10 years in business!!

10 Year Anniversary Salem Style
Amazing Cookies by CUT&iced

I can’t believe today is the 10 year anniversary of Salem Style!

On this day in 2011, I clicked “open shop” on Etsy. I had about 5 listings, and horrible blurry selfies. I didn’t know ANYTHING about running a shop. I figured it would be something I would “try out” until it was time to move on.

But the flame never went out, in fact, it got bigger and stronger.

And with that said …


If it wasn’t for you, there would be no Salem Style!

Whether you just found us yesterday, or have been here for the entire 10 year journey, I see you and I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. <3

So again, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

xo – Juls