- Organic Link Bracelet $72 | 2. Rex Necklace $76 | 3. Square Studs $30 | 4. Lite Link Bracelet $42 | 5. Thin Cuff $38
For a global traveler; someone who dreams in the colors of the continents.
She appreciates skilled craftsmanship, local artistry and handmade goodness.
She understands the power of hope and wishes to grow it where it is needed most.
NOTE: Red Earth was imagined and brought to life by Travis Gravette in 2010. He explains, “our name was inspired from the red dirt roads and footpaths of rural Uganda,” a place that became near and dear to his heart during college and thereafter. Over the course of several years working to empower local leaders in Uganda, Travis met a number of artisans whose excellent craftsmanship allowed them to support their families. Now five years strong this company assists artisans worldwide to grow their businesses and to create new job opportunities. Read more about Red Earth here.
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Ready to Wear
Salt + Light Tee by Walk in Love $25 | Elea Ring by Gorjana
$75 $49.90 | Diamond Pendant by Mark + Graham $178 | 16 Stone Bangle by Margaret Elizabeth $165 | Berry Bliss Bracelet Set by Market Colors $15 | Ripley Bracelet by Kendra Scott $95 | Jersey Dress by Joules $53 | 360 Monogrammed Earrings by Swell Caroline $44
Turkish Towel from Design Darling $45 | Brass Planter by School House Electric $50-65 | Monogram Pillow by PB Teen $28.99 | Wish Eau De Parfum by Lollia $44.50 | Marble Cleat Box by West Elm $26-35 | Hello Object by West Elm $29 | Spring’s Eden Soap from Anthropologie $8 | Ginger Jar from One Kings Lane
$119 $89 |
Today I’m bring you part two of the 30 for 30 gift guide. See an explanation of the guides, how I feel about turning 30 and part one here! Happy gifting!
On the Go
The Cape Elizabeth by The ROPES Main $75 | Floral Travel Mug by Ashley Brooke Designs $24 | Cedar Street Stacy Bifold by Kate Spade $100 | The Pastoso Flat by M. Gemi $178 | Ormsby Sunnies by Warby Parker $95+ | Key Chain by Baggu $9 | Color Block Stripe Phone Case by Pencil Shavings Studio $28.50+ | Monterey Watch by Kate Spade $295
On the Desk
Pink Metal Pen by Poppin $14 | Corta Maison Candle in French Bourbon Vanille by Voluspa $25 | Personalized Note Cards by Sophie & Lili $21.50 | Personalized Tumbler by Caroline Randall Made $18 | Simplified Planner by Emily Ley $58 | Sullivan Double Frame by Kate Spade $75
I just celebrated a milestone birthday on July 16th. In celebration of turning 30 I’m welcoming this brand new decade with 30 gift ideas. Today is part one: “on the go” and “on the desk”. Tomorrow you’ll see a new post with part two: “ready to wear” and “happy home”, so make a note to check back.
For me, turning 30 really could not feel better. I have felt like a thirty something trapped in a 20 something’s body for several years now. I got married at 24, bought a home and started having kids right away which turned out to be a pretty solid recipe for making friends with a slightly older crowd (which I love).
30 brings on a new level of confidence that closely resembles becoming a parent. When I had Zoe I changed. I never felt like a “real” adult until I was a mom. That’s just me. I know people have those moments in a million different scenarios, but something about having this incredible responsibility for this sweet, tiny human made me feel more responsible in all facets of my life. It wasn’t my first job out of college, or even getting married. Maybe it should have been, but it wasn’t.
Some friends have asked if I “feel old” now. It’s a playful and curious and standard question and the answer is yeah- I do. I really do. But in a good way. Game on! Let’s do this! And while we’re at it, let’s enjoy some really beautiful things that bring big smiles to our faces. Dan and I have had a few conversations lately about quality. Stuff quality, clothing quality, furniture quality. Coming into my thirties has presented a great opportunity to edit our house, closets and offices. Dear Lord may I never fill a shopping cart at Target with absolutely no forethought.
The 30 for 30 gift guides are inspired by great quality and really honoring my aesthetics all while being mindful of blending in small businesses and companies that pay it forward. I hope you enjoy it and pick up an idea or two!
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Whether she has a newborn babe or grown up kiddos, a mama loves to be reminded of her most precious sweethearts.
:: 1. Monogram Cuff Bracelet with Nautical Trim by Swell Caroline $116 :: 2. Heirloom Glass Locket by Restoration Hardware $160 :: 3. Monogram Birthstone Cuff Bracelet by Swell Caroline $38 :: 4. Monogram Cuff Bracelet Series by Swell Caroline $35-39 each ::
Note: Swell Caroline is the place to shop if you want timeless, reasonably priced, monogrammed jewelry. Located in Atlanta, GA this online shop is about as bright, preppy and Southern as it gets. Get the scoop on specials and sales by following them on Facebook!
Recognize these items on a registry for your friend’s upcoming wedding? Take advantage of these sales and buy the happy couple two kitchen appliances instead of one by avoiding standard sticker prices. Not only are these great deals, the Cuisinart line is sleek and easy on the eyes making them a lovely gift choice for the newlyweds!
:: 1. Smart Stick Hand Blender
$65 $34.99 :: 2. Duet Blender/Food Processor Set $185 $89.99 :: 3. Classic Nonstick Round Waffle Maker $55 $25.99 :: 4. Custom 14-Cup Food Processor $325 $159.99 ::
Note: First things first– if you don’t have a free membership to Zulily, sign up here to access the deals listed above. Once you enter the Zulily site simply use the top-right corner search box to find ‘Cuisinart’ products. Alternatively (if any of the products are sold out or the sale is over) use the alternative links below to access these kitchen must-haves on Amazon. All are PRIME or free shipping eligible:
:: 1. Smart Stick Hand Blender :: 2. Duet Blender/Food Processor Set :: 3. Classic Nonstick Round Waffle Maker :: 4. Custom 14-Cup Food Processor ::
I have owned and used all of the products listed on today’s post, so I personally recommend each of them. Two we received as wedding gifts and the other two we bought post-wedding. Our primary uses for each? The Smart Stick is great for fast single servings of smoothies, the Waffle Maker is a definite Saturday morning staple, the blender is perfect for smoothies for the whole family, and the food processor is our go-to tool for hummus.
For the one with the color coded closet
who rearranges the magazines on your coffee table
and flips the direction of your TP (you get the idea)
Buy here for $28.99
Note: I got a labeler for Christmas from my Mom and the rest is history. If it can be labeled, it has been or will be. Promise.
For your sweet friends on their way to the alter
To adorn a bedroom, whether nursery, teen lounge or grown up bunk
Or even for the office… for day one on the job, or ten years in
Buy here for $75
Note: Happy Valley Goods is “a family business that is committed to creating and producing cutting edge products and decor that will increase the visual happiness in your home, office, or classroom.” A Lucite monogram? Consider my visual happiness to be in excellent condition.
For a new mom to wrap around her tiny bundle
For your grandmother’s birthday to outfit her reading nook
For the happy couple to share on a porch swing
Buy here for $112
Special Note: Hand & Cloth is a Non Profit organization 501c3. They explain, “When you purchase products from Hand & Cloth, you are protecting women in Bangladesh by providing dignified work. Through our vendors, the women are paid fair salaries and are able to send their children to school.”
A send off gift for a high school grad on her way to college
A bridal shower gift for a soon-to-be Mrs.
A housewarming gift for her or them
Buy here for $50
A bridal shower gift for a soon-to-be Mrs.
A housewarming token for her, him or them
A send-off for a dear friend destined to a new home
Buy here on Etsy for $27