Holiday Gift Guide 2021 :: Stocking Stuffers

We couldn’t have a gift guide in the series of 2021 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 Manifest Wish Bracelet from Eleven Love. Perfect for anyone with big dreams and makes wishes at 11:11.

2. “Lumps -O- Coal” Protection Intention Set from Elevated Wisdom. If someone is getting a lump of coal in their stocking, better make it crystals with properties that protect your space from unwanted negative energy!

3. This Almond Macchiato Body Cream from Xpressive Mocha. Because what’s better than soft hydrated skin and smelling like a delicious hot beverage??

4. A super cozy ear warmer, like the Anderson Ear Warmer from Salem Style. This ear warmer is perfect for anyone who is “not a hat person” but also hates those other ear warmers that squeeze your head.

5. An You Are Enough Hand-lettered Sticker from Shop Bits of Joy. Because everyone should hear this and someone could sure use the reminder!

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 2021 :: Someone You Don’t Know Well

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??

gifts for someone you don't know

1. This Don’t Be Afraid to Take Whisks Pot Holder Gift Set from Bobbi Jean K. Because who doesn’t love some motivation? And a great pun??

2. The Salty Soap Trio from Salty Girl Beauty. Because literally everyone could use a set of awesome soaps that smell oh so good!

3. A Swedish Dishcloth from A Drop In The Ocean. And pro-tip from the shop owner, wrap this dishcloth around a bottle of wine for an awesome host gift idea!

4. The Iced Coffee Cozy from Salem Style. Because if they have ever had a cup of anything cold to drink, they’ll appreciate the wonders this little cozy can do!

5. The Christmas Treats Gift Box from Miller Road Made. Because who doesn’t love a cozy winter day wrapped up in a box??

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 2021 :: That Man In Your Life

Here’s a new category for the 2021 Holiday Gift Guides – Gifts for That Man In Your Life. 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.

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1. A bar of Fierce Man Soap from Soaps From A Chemist. And the fact that he will smell so good is kind of a gift for you too, right??

2. A stunning handmade Farmhouse Shave Bowl from Creek Road Pottery. He can also use the bowl to keep toiletries in as well.

3. A Celebration Beer Cake Mix from Molly & You. All he needs to add is a beer and an egg and *poof* he’ll make delicious treats.

4. The Dunnie Beanie from Salem Style. Because we could all use a great hat, and he’ll love how this one looks and fits.

5. A jar of Awaken Coffee Scrub from simple in nature. He’ll love the smell, and will feel refreshed.

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 2021 :: Your Mom

Introducing the third in the series of 2021 Holiday Gift Guides – Your Mom. 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!

Mom gift guide

1. A super cozy cardigan and pants Go With The Flow Ritual Set from Prism Wheel Designs. Not only will she be living her coziest life, this set includes a crystal wheel that snaps into the clothing and includes a ritual for her to take some time for herself!

2. A Customized Tumbler from Get Well Gift Shop to remind her of how much you mean to her when she is on the go!

3. An Aromatherapy Pen from Essential Ink. This will help her de-stress, especially if she’s using it to fill out her planner she keeps her packed schedule in. (Hi Mom!)

4. The oversized Essex scarf from Salem Style. So for when she does have to go out, she’ll be bundled up and extra cozy.

5. A pair of beautiful Palm Leaf Earrings from Lynnique will give her all the tropical vibes, even if there’s a foot of snow on the ground!

The best part about all of these gift ideas? They all come from small businesses! Aaaaaand 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 2021 :: Your Dad

For the second guide in the series of 2021 Holiday Gift Guides – 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 Dad

1. He’s not a regular Dad, he’s a #CoolDad! This #CoolDad Shirt from Banky Girl Creations will be sure to make him smile.

2. There’s always something about dads and ties! Help him elevate his tie game with this Hawaiian Koa Silver Inlay Wooden Tie Clip from bcr designs.

3. The retro design of these Dylan Sunglasses from Admiral Row will make him feel confident and remind him of back in his day.

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

5. Dad is sure to appreciate you upping his snack game with this Original Salsa from Prate Ringo’s Salsa!

The best part about all of these gift ideas? They all come from small businesses! Yep! ALL OF THEM!

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 2021 :: Tween Girls

Tween girls ( and non-binary tweens) can be so hard to buy for! They are starting to lose interest in toys, but they’re not quite teenagers yet. So as far as gift ideas go, there is a lot of confusion! Here are some gift ideas for the tween girl or non-binary tween in your life who you might be wondering, “what do I get??”

Tween Girl Gift Ideas 2021

1. A Super Cozy Young Readers Gift Set that comes with a book and pouch of cocoa from Misplaced Muse Creative

2. An Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet from Lunabella Bracelets that she’ll not only love the look of, she’ll love the essential oils that help her stay calm before the big test!

3. A Rainbow Wire Bookmark to help keep her place, whether she’s reading for school, or for fun, from WireCreationsbyJules

4. A Personalized Rainbow Mug from Stick’em Up Baby, so she can have her go-to mug for her cocoa or a cup tea!

5. A handmade crochet scrunchie from Salem Style. She can rock it in her hair, or wear it on her wrist. Just don’t tell her you did it first in the 90’s…

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.

6 Cool Gifts For Any Mom

There are all sorts of moms in our lives.

Whether she’s your friend who has been juggling her kids zoom learning, your cousin who just had a baby, or your aunt who just totally gets you, she would totally appreciate the acknowledgement! Looking for something different and out of the box to show her you care? Well look no further! 

The Fitness Mom:

For the mom who is always rocking the leggings and checking her stats on her smart watch, the Relax Tank is the way to go. This ultra soft tank is lightweight, perfect for any exercise, and promotes a calming message!

The Modern Mom:

For the mom who is always in the know, she’ll love the minimal style of the Moon Phase Necklace in Rose Gold. She knows how to make an awesome Instagram story and is always sharing her parenting hacks.

The On-The-Go Mom:

You know this mom, she’s EVERYWHERE. She’s always on the go, and literally has everything always on her just in case. The on the go mom would love the This Bag Contains My Face Pouch. Because even though she’s on-the-go, she’ll take a moment for herself.

The New Mom

She’s a new mom and she’s tiiiiired. The Rose Iced Coffee Cozy is just what she needs for a much needed caffeine intake. And since she might not get the change to drink it right away, the cozy will help those ice cubes from melting so quickly. So when she comes back to her cup, it won’t be a watered down mess!

The Soon-To-Be Mom

She’s pregnant in a pandemic, and her only silver lining is that strangers aren’t touching her bump. As it gets into summer, she’s going to feel hot. The Black Jersey Twist Headband will help keep her hair back. (And if she has morning sickness… well.. yea…) It will also come in handy in her hospital bag!

The Intuitive Mom:

She seems to have this mom magic within her. It always seems like she knows exactly what you need to hear. She just seems to always help guide you down your needed path, and you are so grateful for her help and guidance. You know the Rainbow Quartz Crystal Hair Pin is a little dash of added magic that would suit her well!

Speaking of awesome moms, I recently did a collaboration with my own mom. Have you seen it? Check it out here!

Holiday Gift Guide 2020 :: Gifts For Someone You Don’t Know Well

For the next guide in the series of 2020 Holiday Gift Guides – 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!

1 A box of Salt & Ayre Chocolates from Harbor Sweets. Because when in doubt, you can’t go wrong with fine chocolates!

2 A bottle of New England Reserve Rum from Privateer Rum. Privateer Rum is wonderfully crafted, making each bottle such a special gift.

3 A Grapefruit Lavender Candle from Loxley + Leaf. The amazing scent combo is incredibly relaxing, they’re sure to love it! (I mean, who wouldn’t want to relax a little more after this year!)

4 The Iced Coffee Cozy from Salem Style. Because if they have ever had a cup of anything cold to drink, they’ll appreciate the wonders this little cozy can do!

5 A Ceramic Mug from Beech Street Pottery. Whether it’s coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, it’s sure to taste better in one of these beautiful mugs!

We’re on a roll! As in the the last guides, these gift ideas all come from local businesses! So be sure to support all of these amazing businesses!

Holiday Gift Guide 2020 :: Stocking Stuffers

For the third guide in the series of 2020 Holiday Gift Guides – Stocking Stuffers! Whether you’re stuffing an actual stocking, or just looking for something small and lovely, here are some items that are sure to bring a smile to their face!

1 A set of Wicked Warmers from Payne and Comfort. Just pop these babies in the microwave and put in your pockets. Easy as that! (p.s. I bought these for my mom as part of a “survive a New England winter” set and she loves them!)

2 A jar of Chocolate Toffee Almonds from The Cheese Shop of Salem. Because who doesn’t love a little treat in their stocking??

3 A handmade Jotter Notebook from HausWitch. Because whether they are suddenly inspired, or realize they need to make a list, this notebook will come to the rescue and be there for them!

4 A super cozy ear warmer, like the Anderson Ear Warmer from Salem Style. This ear warmer is perfect for anyone who is “not a hat person” but also hates those other ear warmers that squeeze your head.

5 A Floral Flower Bath Bomb from CC’s Essentials. What better way to have a “treat yourself” moment is to take a luxurious bath? What a gift to receive!

Like the previous gift guides, these gift ideas all come from local businesses! Look at you stuffing those stockings and shopping small!!

Holiday Gift Guide 2020 :: Gifts For Your Dad

For the second guide in the series of 2020 Holiday Gift Guides – Dads. Many of you indicated that finding gifts for your dad presents a particular challenge. One person specifically suggested “for the father who doesn’t have any major interests besides books” and another said “I need ideas for my father in law who keeps to himself”. Here are some ideas for that man you just don’t know what to buy for!

1 A Green Monstah Mug from Sully’s Brand. Because although baseball came back, that man misses going to the game and eating a Fenway frank.

2 The Burger Blast Blend from Salem Spice Company. Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean he’s necessarily firing up the ol’ grill.

3 An 800 Piece Model Ship Kit from the PEM Shop. Listen, it’s going to be a long winter. This will help mix things up, and then he’ll have a cool model ship.

4 The extra long and cozy Forest River Scarf from Salem Style. Because if he goes out to use the grill from #2, he’s going to be thankful to be wrapped up.

5 A bar of Backwoods Beer Soap from Grace Gardens. This soap can be used for face, body, and even shaving. It’s great for his skin, and also includes beer!

Like the last guide, these gift ideas all come from local businesses! So there’s that awesome factor as well!