I have been collecting names of vendors and artists this past year that stood out from the crowd. Especially in support of local businesses. I am all about supporting local and made in America! I was looking for items that made me feel good. I think we all need some warm and fuzzy feels this holiday season.
I am looking forward to cooking and baking more. Well maybe not more than during the shut down but you know what I mean. Time to hang with family and friends, go crazy with decorations, trees, and lights, eat, drink and be merry. I want some traditional Christmas and holiday nostalgia this year! Bring out the snow globes, Nutcrackers, train sets and ceramic Christmas villages, Oh My! Yep, I think I will vomit Christmas traditions all over the house this year.
Too much? Well, to each her own. How about I share my top unique gift ideas for Christmas. My list is for adult men and women. I don't have kids so I am not going to pretend what I think they want.
Don't forgot that the all mail carriers this year are predicting slower than normal deliveries so plan ahead!!
1 - Not Just Any Soap -
Durty Gurl Flair - Amazing handmade soaps by Teresa Bruner, a friend and fellow member of a business coaching community we are both part of. The rich smells, luxurious feel and gorgeous colors and textures make these soaps unique and the best gifts for anyone on your list. www.durtygurlflair.com
2 - Something PersonalRudyBlu Initial Pearl Pendant Necklace - Of course I am going to add some of my own pieces on this list. Especially since personalized jewelry is one of the most trending items this year. Our large baroque pearl pendants have 14k gold or sterling silver initials embedded in tot he pearl. You can have diamond initials too! Allow 2-3 weeks. Made to order.
3 - Light My Fire
Vida Verde Candles - A new brick and mortar store in Stanwood, Wa near my home is this lovely mercantile and candle shop. The owner makes the candles in house at the shop. Many are soy based and for those sensitive to smells she has a line of unscented luxury. Check out the adorable shop in person too when in the area.
4 - For Your Man
If you know a man in your life that likes to wear bracelets I bet he will love the stainless steel beaded leather bracelets we make. We turn our own steel beads on a lathe, an old screw machine, leaving the tooling marks on the beads for texture. The shackle buckle clasp is adjustable and can be plain or engraved with a US Flag or SOWW logo (Special Operations Wounded Warriors) We donate a portion of our sales to SOWW, an amazing organization.
5 - Jewelry Clutch
One of my new fave companies out there is Franki Ray. Two best friends teamed up to create a limited line of gorgeous leather wallets, clutches, duffels, backpack and briefcases. I bought a wallet awhile back for myself and I am hooked. The best part is how much fun these two besties are having. When you see their products you will understand why. This item the Treasure Trove Jewelry Clutch is perfect for transporting your collection of RudyBlu Jewelry too. (Hint hint)
I love writing my goals and dreams out on a daily basis. It just makes you feel good! Try it. To make it fun and easy is the Living Well Planner. I have been using mine for two years now. The books are colorful and well thought out as a daily and monthly calendar and goal setting project. It really is hard not to feel motivated and organized with this planner. Does not matter when you start it. You make up your own calendar. livingwellshop.com
7 - Hearts
RudyBlu Large Heart Gemstone Necklaces - Who doesn't like hearts? These hearts are big. Carved blue opal, jasper, labradorite, rose quartz and more! Chunky sterling silver rolo chains add texture and weight to these fabulous necklaces. For the woman who loves to stand out and have fun.