Whether he brews at home, hangs at the corner pub, or simply enjoys a cold one after a long day– send him a pack of beer jelly to braise meats or top his toast. Perfect for groomsmen, birthday boys and Dads on Father’s Day.
Buy the Dark & Berry 3 Pack for $21
Note: Potlicker Kitchen is the delicious gem of the Northeast corner offering a full array of artisan jellies and jams one small batch at a time. Nancy and Walter Warner have mastered the art of culinary surprise featuring mash-ups such as strawberry chipotle jam, blackberry basil jelly and wild sumac jelly. They look to six nearby craft breweries to get the best local flavor canned for your enjoyment. “Like” them on Facebook to find out what’s next on the Potlicker oven rack!
It doesn’t matter if she spends the day hard at work at the office or hard at work at home, she’ll love wearing a charming pendant over a blouse or sweater any day of the week. Perfect for a holiday, but sweet as can be “just because”.
:: 1. Crystal Tassel Charm Necklace by JCrew $68 :: 2. Crystal Quartz Necklace by Dolce Ave. $29.48 :: 3. Blushing Deco Tassel Necklace by Pink Peonies Collection $110 ::
Note: Dolce Ave. is a side business for Megan, but you’d never guess it. She works full-time, but dreams up necklaces (alongside partner in crime/young daughter, Sofia) that are so sweet they’re nearly edible. Her designs are simple and sophisticated and made to suit your needs– for example, upgrade the necklace featured on Gifts with Bows to gold-filled for just $12. See what’s up next on the Dolce Ave. Facebook Page.
Pink Peonies Collection is so adored that the necklace featured above is on backorder until mid-April. But it is endlessly lovely and graceful, so don’t let a short wait keep you from the online checkout. Lifestyle blogger Rach Parcell is the dreamer and designer behind this company that blushes and sparkles with feminine beauty. Give her blog a look and step into her exceptionally well-styled life.
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.
She’s having a girl! Neatly fold this darling sweater in a box and wrap it up for your favorite mom-to-be.
Or give it to the sweet, little doll in your life for her birthday or even to wear this Easter.
Buy here for $22.99
Note: Funky Air Bear is a blog and Etsy shop imagined by Teddy P. of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Teddy has been knitting since age three, so she has plenty of skill to spare. I found Teddy’s sweet collection when she started following GWB this morning. So happy to share the love!
For a sweet girl’s bedroom or reading nook
Or to hang in the kitchen as a lovely reminder to mom on Mother’s Day
Buy here for $25
Note: Abby Hyslop Lettering is produced is Minneapolis, Minnesota by its namesake artist. Abby also offers lettering and illustrations for events, wedding and more. The print featured on GWB comes in various sizes, but is shown in 11×14″.
Feature these cuties in your next baby shower basket
Or gift them to a sweet child on his or her first birthday
(plenty more styles to choose from)
:: 1. Gold Moccasins :: 2. Dot Moccasins :: 3. Oui Oui Moccasins ::
All three pairs listed at $60 each
Note: Freshly Picked by Susan Petersen features baby moccasins, totes and apparel. FP baby mocs aren’t just darling– they are molded for comfort and they actually stay on!
:: 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.
For a special lady who appreciates fine craftsmanship and adores her fellow man
Buy here for $26
Note: Market Colors was brought to life to showcase and support the handiwork and artistry of widowed women in Malawi, Africa. Founder, Lizzie Randazzo explains, “We exist to make a difference in the lives of craftsmen throughout the world. We call it Handmade Impact.”
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 your child, grandchild, God daughter/son or niece/nephew:
a perfect gift when he or she loses a first tooth
Or better yet, gift this to an expecting mama for her soon to be sweet kiddo
Buy here for $32
Special Note: Beehive Handmade is made up of a pair of lovely and highly credentialed artists, Sandra Bonazoli and Jim Dowd. Sandra teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Jim “has personally soldered most of the architectural metalwork in Bill Gates’ house”. Their collaborative work has been exhibited at the Museum of Arts & Design in NYC.