Happy St. Patricks Day: Gifts in Green

Gifts in Green :: St. Patricks Day :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB

For Her :: Monogram Earrings by Michellerie’s Boutique $8 :: Monogrammed Envelope Clutch by Embroidery by Melissa $22 ::

For the Kids :: Luck Tucker by Leslie McGuirk on Amazon (PRIME) $3.15 ::

For the Baby :: Croo-ak Clutching Toy by HABA on Amazon (PRIME) $16.14 ::

For Him :: Mens Skinny Tie by April Look $69 ::

Note: Michellerie’s Boutique is located in Miami, Florida and run by former-accountant turned stay at home mom of four. After several thousand sales through her Etsy shop, it’s clear that the change in her career path was meant to be.

St. Mary’s, GA is home to Embroidery by Melissa, an Etsy shop that specializes in personalized, monogrammed gifts. Melissa is a single mother of 3 boys who happily supports her family by sewing, a skill taught to her by her late mother who passed away from cancer but remains her major inspiration. Follow along with Melissa on Facebook.

Known for her quirky characters and style, Leslie McGuirk has sold over 2 million of her books across the globe. She has been recognized by both the Chicago Tribune and The New York Daily News for best children’s book of the year. Enter the comic world of McGuirk and enjoy a laugh while reading to the kids.

HABA is a fantastically thoughtful company that actively takes the worry out of toy selection for the children you love most. Valuing quality and safety above all, they explain, “when we want to bring colors into play we only use solvent-free, water-based stains. This means that toys are totally safe to pass from hand-to-mouth”. Babies, this is your cue to chew!

April Look was born in 2011 to Vaida and Agne of Lithuania. They say, “we feel that handmade has a lasting value that mass production can’t match. April Look believes in the beauty of simplicity.” Natural fibers are the base of each item– the tie featured above is made with linen and cotton.

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Watercolor Custom Portraits by Sophie & Lili

Sophie & Lili :: Watercolor Portaits :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB

Can you even imagine giving or getting this for Mother’s Day? Beyond sweet.

Or what about as an Anniversary gift? Stop it.

To your grandparents of all their grandkids? Is it too much adorableness? Are you overcome with joy at the thought of it?

Buy here for $80 & up

Note: Sophie & Lili is powered by studio artist Jennifer Vallez. Her custom pencil & watercolor sketches are done on archival 140 lb watercolor paper. Finished size 5.5 x 8.5″ – unframed. Wait list 6-8 weeks. Send in your photo with details on your custom presentation. Price increases with number of family members (don’t forget to add your dog or cat)

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Gift Guide: The Cat Lover

Cat Lovers :: Gift List :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB

:: 1. Felt Planter $24 :: 2. Ice Cube Tray $10.20 :: 3. Cat Watch $5.94 :: 4. Phone Stand $20.75 :: 5. Cat Initial Necklace $32 :: 6. Pair of Mugs $17.98 ::

Note: The ice cube tray, watch, phone stand and pair of mugs are all available on Amazon, and the felt planter and cat initial necklace are handcrafted by Etsy artists: Stella Melgrati’s The Yarn Kitchen and A Brilliant Impression out of Texas, respectively.

I bought the pair of mugs for my Aunts this past Christmas and it was a hit– highly recommend.

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Cotton Kantha Throw by Hand & Cloth

Hand & Cloth :: Cotton Kantha Throw :: $112 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB

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.”

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