by Ashley Fagan
With Easter just around the corner, you've probably noticed your supermarket shelves adorned with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow Peeps and bags upon bags of rainbow colored jellybeans. Sweet treats have always been the Bunny Man's go to gift choice for your little one's holiday basket but it's a hard pill to swallow when your trying to cut back on the sugary snacks. I propose an alternative solution! Surprise your child with a fun theme inspired basket instead! I'm not saying cut the candy out completely, I'm not a monster! I enjoy chocolate just as much as the next guy but scale back on the candy and stuff that basket with fun and useful gifts to accompany those adorable chocolate confections. You and your little will be much happier for it!
Make your bedtime routine a little bit sweeter with these cute night time inspired Easter Basket gifts!
Cute Stuffed Animal: I love Jellycat brand stuffed animals! The designs are durable, creative and whimsical! Check out these cute Easter themed characters from Amazon.com.
Bedtime stories: Add a few books to your Easter Basket this year! My daughter is currently in love with Julia Donaldson books. The stories are creative and rhythmic, each one offering a positive message to your youngster. The illustrations are also adorable! I don't mind reading these over and over again and your little one will be happy to add a few new stories to their bedtime collection! You can find Julia's books on Amazon.com here.
Super Soft PJ Set: Who doesn't love a new cozy pair of PJ's? We love Gaps bedtime jammies which come in a bunch of cute patterns and can usually be found on sale! And they are 100% cotton! Find the perfect set here.
Slippers: Throw in a fun cozy animal slipper! I love these cute slippers from Pottery Barn Kids found here.
Bath Toys: Add a few bath toys to your basket to sweeten the deal! We like these adorable dish washer safe suction toys by Fat Brain Toys found on Amazon.
Star Projector: Project the night sky in your little one's bedroom! Parents and kids will both enjoy this incredibly cool starry night projector! Find it here.
Summer Time Basket
Let's get excited for summer! This year the Easter Bunny is bringing all the Summer essentials! Including a new bathing suit!
New Bathing Suit: A new suit is the perfect way to roll in summertime! Boden.com has some adorable swim and summer attire for your little one! Check out this super cute bunny suit from Boden!
Sandals: Add a new pair of summer kicks to the mix! Target has a great selection of comfortable and affordable summer time sandals. Find them here.
Hooded Towel: Add a personalized beach towel that will last all summer long! I love Pottery Barn's cozy hooded towels! Find them here.
Beach and Summer toys! It's time for some outdoor fun! I like to add some chalk, bubbles and a new beach pale to the basket! Check out this Eco friendly sand pale from Green Toys found on Amazon.com
Backyard Sprinkler: When you don't have access to a pool or beach, a fun backyard sprinkler can be a great alternative! We love this one by Melissa and Doug! Find it on Amazon.com
Arts & Crafts Basket
I don't think there is a kid on this planet that doesn't love making art! Let's encourage our little Picasso's to get creative by adding to their art supplies!
Giant Art Pads: I love these Melissa and Doug Giant Paper pads. The're durable, and large enough to create beautiful masterpieces! They can be used with crayon, paint and marker too!
Paint Sticks: Avoid the mess of paint and opt for these clean and fun paint sticks that come in a variety of cool colors! You can find them from Ooly for a great price here.
Craft Projects: Every year my little one paints me a critter to add to my garden! We love working on these together and they add a fun element to your garden bed! I like ALEX brand craft projects which can be found here.
The Ultimate Art Case: This Crayola brief case is filler with crayons, markers and pencils and is perfect for both beginner and advanced artists! Find it on Amazon for under $20 here!
Sticker Books: My kid loves stickers...me not so much! These creative paint by sticker books eliminate those sticky little buggers from landing all over your house! You still get all the fun but the stickers actually have a purpose and place to go besides your living room walls. Check them out here.
Books About Art: Diane Alber's art inspired children's books are fun and also informative for young artists! You can find them on Amazon.com.
by Ashley Fagan
Step 1: Use the stickers and marker to personalize your gift tags. Depending on the age of your child, you may or may not need to help out.
Step 2: Scoop 1/2 cup of trail mix into each bag and secure with a twist tie.
Step 3: Tie the gift tags to each bag.
THAT'S IT! YOU'RE DONE!
And in the words of my idol Ina Garten, "How easy was that?!"
By KitchenComa Blog Team
One of the greatest gifts you can give to a child is a love for reading. Reading to children from a very early age can significantly impact their love for reading as they grow throughout childhood and into adulthood. Finding books that are can be both engaging and entertaining can be a challenging but we've got you covered with our all time favorite children's books! We promise that you'll actually enjoy reading these on repeat! So pick up a book, snuggle up with your kiddos and enjoy our all time favorite picture books!
Room On The Broom by Julia Donaldson Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
A lovely and silly story about a friendly witch and her loyal cat who meet a few unexpected friends during their journey to uncover lost belongings. Julia Donaldson is a wonderful writer! We are avid fans of her work! The Gruffalo, Stick Man, and The Singing Mermaid are a few of our favorites, among many others! The illustrations and storytelling are enough to entertain even the most adverse little reader. Mom and Dad will also enjoy the creative tales and melodic rhythm of the writing. If you haven't picked up one of these books yet, I highly recommend you add a few to your collection immediately! A few of the stories have been turned into short films which are narrated by acclaimed actors such as Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Simon Peg (Shaun Of The Dead). Our little one is a massive fan! You can find more of Julia Donaldson's books here.
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin Illustrated Daniel Salmieri
Did you know that Dragons LOVE tacos? They love chickens tacos, and beef tacos, they love tiny tacos and gigantic tacos! Who knew?! Dragons Love Tacos is a funny story about a boy who is throwing a taco party for a bunch a hungry taco loving Dragons. But watch out! Dragons HATE spicy tacos! Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri make a wonderful pair with their goofy storytelling and direct narrative style. The reading feels as if the story is being told directly to the listener which immerses the child into the reading experience. Our little one loves to yell out during our nightly reading of this particular story. “No Dragon! Don’t eat the spicy taco!!!” She’s a very dramatic toddler haha. We also enjoy some of their other stories such as, Big Bad Bubble and Those Darn Squirrels! , to name a few. With the silly artwork and goofy writing, these books are sure to bring a smile to any face, both young and old. You can purchase this lovely book here.
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
For anyone - young and old - who feels a little bit awkward, Gerald the main character of this tale, will help you find the silver lining. In this tale, Gerald, a giraffe clumsy with his crooked knees and long thin legs, finds himself sad because he feels like he doesn’t have the skills to dance at the annual Jungle Dance with the rest of the animal kingdom. Rhino’s could rock ‘n roll, lions could tango and chimps do the cha-cha. They all laughed at Gerald, yelling, “Giraffes can’t dance, you silly fool! Oh, Gerald, you’re so weird.” Sad, right? But fear not, this book is all about finding your own groove and it is a great mental health guide for all of us. After Gerald runs off, he finds the moon and a cricket who give him some sound advice - that sometimes when you’re different you just need a different song. Check it out on Amazon.com.
George and Martha written and illustrated by James Marshall
Two loving hippos learn the meaning of friendship in this book with five smaller stories inside it’s loving pages. My copy is in Spanish, translated by Yanitzia Canetti, and I love to read the stories aloud to help further my language learning. There is a hilarious vignette about a less-than favorite soup (spoiler, it ends up in a shoe) and an array of ludicrous situations made extra comical because of the bulky size of the two friends (think hot air balloons and dressing fancy) as they navigate each hilarious situation. There might be a deeper level to gain from this awesome duo but my Spanish needs more work to sort out the nuances.
There’s NO Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent
When Billy Bixbee wakes up to find a small, friendly dragon in his room, his mother tells him that there’s no such thing as a dragon. The day goes on, and the dragon grows in size. But, if there is no such thing as a dragon, the mom can’t react to the dragon growing astronomically in size, eating all of the pancakes (apparently dragons also LOVE pancakes) and growing so big that he moves the entire house. This book is fun and lighthearted but also packs the message that with some things (apparently dragons) it is better to deal with the problem at hand when it is just a small problem, rather than denying the whole thing and ending up with a massive disaster down the line. Hopefully Billy’s mom learned her lesson. Either way this classic tale is a great fun read and who doesn’t like friendly dragons? Find it here.
Star in the Jar written by Sam Hay and illustrated by Sarah Massini
When a little boy comes across a fallen star and tries to take care of it, carrying it around with him in a jar, he is filled with joy. He marvels at the night sky, as we all are known to do, and is thrilled about his new companion. When he realizes that the star needs to go back to its home in the sky, the little boy has to both solve the problem of “how to return the star?” and how to overcome his sadness over the loss of his star-buddy. He does it with the help of his sister. Oh sibling love! The art in this book is equally as lovely as the message that the words hold and you can find it here.
Eight Little Planets by Chris Ferrie
This educationally forward children's book teaches while also engaging its readers at the same time and for that reason, it's one of our favorites! Chris Ferrie is a well known Physicist based out of Sydney, Australia. He illustrates complex concepts in the most simplistic ways that even toddlers can begin to understand. And bonus - it’s an easy way for adults to brush up on elementary ideas and concepts too! With its bright and adorable illustrations and credible teachings about the solar system, this one is a great addition to your child's library. So, brush up on your planetary knowledge and buy it here.
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
by Emily Winfield Martin
Emily Winfield Martin is an incredibly talented artist and author. Her writing is beautifully rhythmic and inspiring while her artwork is whimsical and unique. I love her books for the pictures alone but the stories are adorable and sentimental. Just try reading this to your little one without getting choked up! A lovely story about all the wonderful things we hope for our children and the unconditional love we have for them. This makes a wonderful gift for new parents or for a baby shower! We own a few of her books, some of our favorites being Day Dreamers, and Dream Animals. She also writes book for older children as well! Check out Snow and Rose, an imaginative retelling of the classic fairy tales we grew up with. You can find more of Emily's work here.
by Leah Vegotsky
If you’re a crafter like me or simply looking for a weekend activity to occupy your kids, these vintage inspired fairy ornaments are the perfect Holiday DIY project.
This craft is intended for older children. I thought it would be a great idea to do with my 3 and 1 year old. Let’s just say it did not turn out well. But hey, they had fun making a mess and being creative so that’s all that matters!
To make things simple, I bought everything besides the clothes pins from Hobby Lobby.
I found the clothes pins on amazon here.
Paint hair - I chose to keep it simple and make the hair kind of blockish (whatever color you want). I think this gives them an antique look.
Paint eyes and mouth - do not stress about it being perfect. I also made rosie cheeks.
Paint a shirt - I rounded the edges trying to create shoulders.
Let dry for 10 mins
Cut out the wings using felt - I made a heart and cut around that, then flipped them over so you don’t see the black lines. I then glued the wings to the fairy’s back.
Cut tips off feathers - this makes gluing them easier and glue feathers creating a waist on your fairy.
This picture is for cuteness! My 3 old Mackenzie, working so hard! Merry Christmas!
by Stephanie Spickler
photo credit Rachel Nourse Photography
The end of the year always seems so busy, with or without kids. We tend to stack our expectations and raise our standards with every passing year. We also indulge, in eating cookies, we splurge on ourselves and pamper our souls, we gather with family and friends. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!
We decorate our homes and warm up those cold, blustery days with home baked goods. We strategically place decadent smelling (and way overpriced, yet completely necessary) Yankee candles. We brighten our homes with freshly cut Evergreen trees, wrapped in dozens of glowing lights. The tree can be so tedious to decorate, but the gorgeous glow is so mesmerizing, the magic of Christmas comes alive.
Most of us run around, handpicking the most perfect gifts for loved ones, putting extra special thought into every detail. It’s the time of year that we handpick gifts to treat ourselves too! We go to the fancy malls and walk store to store, stacking the bags until our arms can’t carry anymore. Some of us spend late night hours or lunch breaks during work scouring the internet, Etsy and Amazon narrowing down the endless possibilities of the perfect gift. We put so much time and effort into making others happy, seeing others smile and light up with joy!
It’s the time of year we remember to splurge on ourselves too! Indulge in an overly relaxing pedicure, try the newest holiday flavor coffee at Starbucks that you’ve been drooling over, invest in that property or stock you have been eyeing up...soak in a hot bath and browse the online retailers for some new pieces for your wardrobe. Whatever it is, do something for yourself.
We wrap gifts for loved ones with care and love, because we want those people to know how much they mean to us. We want to see their eyes brighten when they see the sparkly ribbon perfectly tied. We choose wrapping paper by carefully assessing which one the person receiving the gift, would most enjoy.
It’s the season for family and friends to gather to celebrate together - some of us travel by plane, car, bus and trains to be with loved ones. To hug and chat and laugh about the year in review. We prepare a decadent dinner for all to enjoy, set the table with our best china and bust out the bubbly and the eggnog!
Some of us are extravagant, over the top and work hard to go all out when it comes to the cost of the season. We remind ourselves the real meaning of the Holidays - Though we get caught up in the glitz and glam of the season, there is deeper meaning. And we all know that. So we open our hearts and give all the love we possibly can to our friends and families, we’re extra nice to strangers...Except when driving, because its a well known fact everyone is a bad, angry, driver during the holiday - kidding, totally kidding!
All the running around from store to store, all the concentration we use planning the perfect holiday meal, all the physical labor we put into our meals and cookies, all of the love we put into wrapping, all of the decor - all of the time we spend designing the perfect holiday “look”. All of the Hustle. All of the Bustle. Is it worth it? YES!!! It’s all so worth it!
But seriously … don’t forget to treat yourself & give yourself as much love as you give others this season.
by Ashley Fagan
It's no mystery that reading is necessary and useful to encourage personal growth. It's drilled into us from a young age and encouraged throughout life, but how do we consistently feed this useful but time-consuming skill?
Over the years I've found that variety plays a major role in how much I read. About two years ago I joined a book club which pushed me to finish one book per month. I must admit, it sounded a lot easier than it actually was. Finishing a book in a month on top of the ever-expanding list of To-Do's that my life requires was a daunting task. I've always loved to read but struggled to find time...or was I? When I really thought about why I wasn't squeezing that reading time into my day, it had nothing to do with not having time, it had more to do with not wanting to trade reading for another relaxing alternative like watching my favorite show on Netflix or testing a new recipe. When I realized that I had to make a trade in order to finish the books on time, the material I was reading became incredibly important to whether or not that was going to happen.
The great thing about book club is that it got me to read books I NEVER would have picked up on my own. Our method of selection is based off member recommendation and then we put it to a vote, so everyone's personal reading preferences are evenly distributed throughout the year. We've read murder mystery, self-help, sci-fi, love stories and time-period pieces. Each one offering a new outlook into what it is that will really get me to dedicate more time to reading. For me personally, I love a good mystery and sci-fi novel and if it incorporates both, Jackpot! Everyone is different but, I highly recommend reading outside of your comfort zone and pick up something you never thought you would enjoy! Ask your friends, ask your Mom, ask your coworker "What is your favorite book?". I think you'll be surprised by their response! Make time for yourself and make time to read! It's so much more valuable than you can ever imagine! Expand your knowledge and try something new. Here are a few of my recommendations from books I've read this past year.
Winner of the Guardian's 2016 "Not The Booker" prize, The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel, is a beautiful poetic novel that focuses on the impact of good versus evil. Its themes play into hypocrisy, racism, sexism, labels and the drive of human nature. A tragic but beautiful piece sure to stir plenty of emotion. What would you do if the Devil came to town? Find it Here.
A debut novel by Stuart Turton, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a unique and creative mystery novel reminiscent of my favorite childhood game, Clue, meets another classic favorite movie, Groundhog Day. Aiden Bishop has 8 days to solve the murder of Evelyn who will inevitably die at 11pm each day unless he can find the killer before the night ends, but each day Aiden wakes up as a new guest at the party where Evelyn will die and some of his hosts aren't as helpful as he would hope. This one kept me guessing until the very end! You can find it on Amazon here.
A debut novel from author Rena Rossner. The Sisters of The Winter Wood is an imaginative tale of love, family, youth and strength. Two sister's Liba and Laya are faced with the magical secrets passed down through their family for generations. Set in a small village near the border of Moldova and Ukraine, this beautifully woven tale of the bond between two sisters during a trying time for their Jewish community while coming into womanhood is a creative recreation of classic fairytales.
A New York Times Best Seller and soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Resse Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is an intriguing novel that follows the story of the Richardson family who live in a picturesque suburban community where perfection and appearance is of the upmost importance. Everything changes after they rent their guest house to a quirky artist and single mother named Mia. When a custody battle erupts within their community, lines are drawn and tension sets in. This story unravels the weight of secrets and the strong pull of motherhood. A heart wrenching story that highlights the devasting impact our choices can have on one another.
A Pick from Stephanie Spickler
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a book I’ve read many times. I am in love with this book for many reasons but I like to re-read it during transitional times in life. It’s hard for me to categorize this book because for me, it’s mostly an organizational guide to organizing life. The secret just kind of reminds you to look at what you really desire in life, your main priorities and how to maximize your time and efforts to “do it all” so to speak. I have no boss as a stay at home mom (unless you count my 3 & 1 year old! ha!) so it’s easy to get off track, switch tasks constantly, but The Secret kind of keeps you on track if you have a lot going on.
by The Kitchen Coma Team
Tis the season to be Merry! The holiday shopping season is upon us which means so is the stress of buying all those gifts! We've got you covered with our favorite finds for everyone on your list this year, all while staying under $25! So, stop stressing, pour yourself a drink and take a peak at our top holiday gifts .....and maybe pick something up for yourself while your at it.
Ashley's Top Gifts Under $25
I just love this idea! A great unisex gift for the traveler in your life. This interactive scratch map lets you track your destinations with the nostalgic coin scratch off method. The more you scratch, the prettier it becomes! It's not just an interactive gift, its a piece of meaningful art as well! You can find it at here for only $19.95! It comes in a cute little cardboard tube for easy wrapping! Just add a bow and voila! You've got yourself a pretty cool gift!
Super cozy throw? Yes, please! Who doesn’t like to snuggle up with a soft cozy blanket? This gift is perfect for the snuggler in your life! Plenty of colors and cute fringe detail make this blanket the perfect addition to any room. West Elm is featuring lots of cozy blankets for the Holiday season starting at just $19! What a steal! I’m planning on snagging one of these for myself! Find your cozy blanket here.
I’m a big fan of gifts that keep on giving which is why I wanted to include a cookbook. Perfect for the person in your life who loves spending time in the kitchen and equally perfect for someone who wants to learn more about cooking. I am absolutely in love with Joshua McFadden’s book, Six Seasons. Its a practical approach to cooking every vegetable you could possibly imagine and is broken down into 6 seasonal categories so you know what to cook depending on the time of year. The book itself is beautiful and the recipes are outstanding! You can find it on Amazon for only $21.94 if your a Prime Member! You can find the link to purchase here.
I’m totally obsessed with Jelly Cat stuffed animal! They have a wide range of cute and quirky characters to choose from, all of which are super soft and cuddly! This London based company is a favorite among many children, including Princess Charlotte who totes around their adorable fuddlewuddle pig! If you're looking for a reasonably priced children’s gift, look no further! You’re sure to find a perfect match for the kid in your life. You can find them here for under $25!
Leah’s Top Gifts Under $25
It’s always difficult shopping for a teenage girl because of all the changing trends. I’ve always loved gifts that i could incorporate in my room. I found this charming little cactus growing kit which is a plant very in trend right now. Whether you have a green thumb or not this is a great gift for someone to not only use as decor in their room but, something they can nurture and watch grow. It’s only 16$ on Urban Outfitters!
Flowers are a pleasant surprise anytime of the year. Why not add a little extra to it with a pretty vase. You can buy one white rose from the grocery store or local florist and even cut a little branch of your christmas tree to make it look holiday ready. This is also a great gift for the host of the holiday party you are attending. They can use this as part of their decor on the food table. Simple little touches go a long way. I found this small, modern, gold vase that would look beautiful in any home. Plus its only $16 from Anthropologie.
I really love a personalized gift. To me it shows there was a lot of effort put into to it. This is a gift for your friend who is always the bartender at each party. This small cutting board is perfect for cutting up fruit for your bartender’s delicious mixology skills. You can engrave this adorable cutting board to their name or nickname for only $9.99!
Andrea's Top Gifts Under $25
Give some honey, honey! These days, a spoonful of honey does way more than make the medicine go down. It is pure heaven and I love gifts that have a hint of luxury, without requiring crystals. With a little research, you might be able to find an amazing raw honey produced locally in your hometown. If you don’t have time to shop the farmers markets, at $19.95, Beekeeper’s Naturals Wildflower Raw Honey is a worthy selection. It might seem pricey compared to the average grocery store buy, but this sustainably sourced raw honey has a note of floral to round out its light sweetness. Beekeeper’s Naturals also partners with scientists at The University of California Davis Honey Bee Research Facility and the Canadian Bee Research Fund, leaders in research to support pollinator protection.
The British might have alienated us to the point of Boston Tea Party level of “You’re not on the list” thanks to the tea tariffs a few centuries ago, but our former colonial benefactors across the Atlantic definitely know their tea. My relations with Great Britain has led me to believe one thing, I always want “a cuppa.” Yum. And, it turns out, not all vessels are created equal. The simple design of Sophie Allport’s fine bone china Speckled Maran hen mug is dishwasher safe and will delight any tea drinker - and maybe garner some converts - with the perfect tea drinking experience. The designs are various so, though I am a HUGE fan of chickens, there are also dinosaurs, holly, vegetables and others. The size large mug can be purchased online for £14 plus shipping (that is approximately $18) plus shipping.
Accent socks! I think that there is never a bad time to endow a man or soon-to-be with tasteful, conversation dress socks. This design, created after “William” the unofficial mascot at The Met, features the favorite hippopotamus statuette molded out of ceramic material made out of ground quartz. Since arriving at the museum in 1917, William has been a visitor favorite. The critical analysis sites that the design by the Egyptian artist (ca. 1961-1878 BC) demonstrates the artist’s appreciation of the natural world. I, in turn, really appreciate these socks. At $18, they are a gift-worthy foot covering, and can be purchased online or at their retail store.
For the record, I am a huge critic of a lot of the crafting sets that are out there - especially if it is marked “for kids.” A prime example of the worst thing you could buy is one of the “Paint your Own Disney Princess Glitter Dome” box sets. Now, if you are a talented painter and have your own high quality brushes that can get to that level of detail - eyes and lips in particular - then you have no reason to be buying this even if you can paint it, because they are not water tight in my experience. But wow, this is a gift GUIDE not a cautionary tale. There is a new paint-by-number in town and it uses stickers! I had an afternoon making a beautiful succulent with a friend who had a package that came with six or so 5x7 cards to make your own mosaic sticker-by-number. And boy am I glad I couldn’t find the admittedly lovely southwest cards because I found this: Paint by Sticker: Music Icons. YES, PLEASE! You can pick these up at both Target and Barnes & Noble for a similar price, or order it online and have it delivered for just under 20 bucks.
Fact: if you like this hand candy, buy them now. I ordered my cousin a pair of these WARMEN Nappa Leather text-friendly gloves last year in fuschia (a color I don’t see available) but this year, the VIOLET is totally warming my heart, but it puts you 99 cents over budget. I won’t tell if you don’t. These gloves are lined with a cashmere and wool blend that is just heaven and provide an amazing accent color for winter warriors and those of us who wear a whole lot of black. The price range is $22.99-$25.99 on Amazon with free Amazon Prime shipping.
Stephanie's Top Gifts Under $25
Knock Me Out Tea by New Moon
The Knock Me Out Tea is a personal favorite! The hand blended ingredients are traditionally used in herbal medicine as a natural sleep aid. Its aromatic and dreamy smells will help your brain unwind and relax quickly. It’s not just for bedtime either, drink a cup to ease stress at work or when you want to relax and refocus, like when the kiddos are rambunctious and you need to calm down from the mom-hype you feel. No matter your reason for wanting to relax, a hot cup of this ultra smooth Knock Me Out Tea will have you sweet dreaming in no time. If this isn’t on your wishlist, it should be!
Knock Me Out Tea - Link to Purchase
Enviro - Gift
THIS is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving! If you’re shopping for a planet lover, or someone that enjoys gardening this is the perfect stocking stuffer. These Bee-Bombs are filled with seeds that you can place in your yard, garden or landscaping that will grow into gorgeous bee friendly flowers. The seed bombs are created to include a mix that will attract and benefit the insect population. If you love the planet and enjoy doing tiny gestures to keep it alive, then this is the gift for you! They come in a variety of flowers and brands, but this particular favorite can be found here on Etsy.
Bee Bombs - WIldflower seed bombs & pollinators
For The Guys
This is an organizational, functional, aesthetically awesome gift and it’s my Guy Gift pick this year. Whether you place it in your foyer or mudroom, or have it sitting on your kitchen counter. This gift is like a sic in one deal. There is a place for a wallet, keys, phone, earbuds, watch, bracelets AND you can personalize it, which makes it meaningful - not just functional. It’s amazing that this is under $25.00! If you’re looking for something unique, practical AND sentimental, you’ve found it. This particular piece can be found and ordered through Etsy.
You can purchse the un-personalized for $19.98 and the personalized for only $22.79.