For a friend or beau or with a new car and aspirations of retaining the glorious new car smell,
Or because you so generously share your car with your aloof teen, sticky-fingered toddler, and anyone else who needs a ride.
Buy here for $30
Note: Hang this handmade, 100% cotton twill (with optional oilcloth lining) on the gearshift and make your way into spring with a litter-free car following the longest, snowiest, saltiest winter yet! It comes in dozens of lovely patterns and colors, but I wanted to show the gray so that you can picture it in a guy’s car just as well as a lady’s. GreenGoose is comprised of a husband and wife team located in Columbia, Maryland. Stephanie and Kevin adore working together, and have proudly ensured quality and care to over 5,000 pieces sold.
If you haven’t heard of Rocksbox, allow me to make a short and sweet introduction to this premium jewelry service (CODE FOR A FREE MONTH BELOW):
Rocksbox is for a busy gal who loves to dress up her work or casual wear with fun and current accessories. As a mom of two little kiddos, I am thrilled to pieces if I have enough time to shop for a new outfit let alone a new pair of earrings. So while I love a pulled-together look, it’s tough to think about what I have in the jewelry box that will match my outfit as I’m flying out the door Monday through Friday mornings. I’m thanking my lucky stars if I get to blow dry my hair– who’s with me?
Enter Rocksbox— all I needed to do was take a quick style survey and days later I have a fresh little collection of darling jewelry on my doorstep. I love that I can try each piece out and either wear once without the guilt of an investment, or re-wear and even buy if I fall in love. Once I return my Rocksbox I’ll be sent a brand new 3-piece collection and I can do this over and over for as long as I’m an insider (member).
Another perk about Rocksbox is that you get introduced to designers that fit your style. When I got my Rocksbox I immediately looked up the designers, curious about their brands and what else they had to offer. Of course I was gleefuly anticipating what would arrive in my first Rocksbox. I was delighted to find Chloe Heart Studs and the Mae Shimmer Ring, both by Gorjana and the Ariana Necklace by Perry Street. All three coordinate splendidly as a set, but work well solo, too. You get to build a wishlist once you become an insider, so if you like any of these pieces you can specifically request them.
Rocksbox is a perfect gift for any accessory-loving lady and can be given three different ways (or your can sign up to become a Shine Insider yourself!):
For the next 30 days use this code during checkout at receive 1 MONTH FREE:
If you are reading this after 30 days, you will still get 50% of your first month with the code: katehammerxoxo. This is a referral code, so I will benefit as well, so let me just say thank you ahead of time to anyone who signs up! Shared win– delight!
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.
:: 1. Griffin in Blonde Tortoise $95 :: 2. Griffin in Jet Black Matte $95 :: 3. Aldous in English Oak $95 :: 4. Ormsby in English Oak $95 :: 5. Banks in Striped Sassafras $95 ::
Quite recently I learned about the eye-wear miracle that is the Warby Parker HOME TRY-ON program. Listen when I tell you that this is the gift of gifts for the following scenario: the giftee likes to pick his or her own gift, but the gifter also enjoys gift selection participation. You do not have to submit yourself to a boring check mark to his or her gift list! You have options! You have Warby Parker!
So how does it work? Tell your giftee to head over to warbyparker.com and order five pairs of sunglasses through the HOME TRY-ON program. There is no cost for shipping either way. He or she will receive them in the mail within five days. Once the package arrives, Warby Parker encourages the recipient to spend the next five days trying-on each pair, taking photos, showing them to friends and family and ultimately deciding which one(s) to keep. And actually, if your giftee bravely shares pictures with them, Warby Parker will help with spec choices. Once the decision and payment are made, the box goes back in the mail and the new shades will be sent on their way.
Now maybe you’re thinking “this is really neat and all, but why Warby Parker in particular, aside from this program?” This company has distributed over a million glasses to people in need. When you buy a pair, not only do they give a pair, they provide training to folks in developing countries to give basic eye exams. So Warby Parker doesn’t just make high-quality, great-looking glasses, they give and teach and the core of their model is rooted in goodness. Giving a gift feels good, but giving Warby Parker eye-wear feels even better.
So let’s be honest, you may very well want to try this out yourself (and I enthusiastically recommend that you do). It’s free. It’s fun. Why not? Give it a go. Let me know what you think.
Note: Warby Parker has fantastic options for prescription eye wear, also eligible for the HOME TRY-ON. Also, the zip-up I’m wearing in the photos is by Under the Canopy, UTC has a self proclaimed “commitment to environmental and social responsibility — combining style with substance”.
UPDATE– Feedback from Warby Parker on Twitter:
He says he needs to be able to see his phone while he’s driving, but you want to keep him safe.
She says the world ends when her iPhone battery dies, but you can come to the rescue every time.
Package these gifts together as a 3-piece set for her or for him– all available on Amazon Prime with a total price tag under $40.
:: 1. Kenu Airframe + Car Vent Mount for $13.85 :: 2 & 3. Jackery Mini Portable Charger for $19.95 :: 4. dCables Short USB Cable for $9.99 ::
Note: The Kenu Airframe + Car Vent Mount easily clips-on for the perfect hands-free solution. The Jackery Mini Portable Charger is a lipstick-sized, fast-charging life saver that’s compatible with new and old iPhone models. The dCables Short USB Cable is a necessary compliment to the Jackery, curing any issue of long, tangled cord-mess.
For the sibling kiddos in your life on any holiday or just because,
Or for any child you adore who loves puppies and cozy jams.
:: 1. Buy infant sizes here on SALE for
$20 $12 ::
:: 2. For toddler sizes, buy here (same price) ::
Note: My mom bought these matching PJs for my little babes, Zoe (3) and Ari (8 mo.) as a “just because” gift. They get quite a kick out of looking alike, especially Zoe, so these sets are going to get a lot of mileage. Be sure to get that camera ready to capture the giggles!
For the quirky little man in your life:
for his Easter basket, Christmas stocking, or just because you like to see him smile.
Buy here on sale for
Note: This JACK SPADE ♥ GapKids hot dog phone case is compatible with the iPhone® 5/5s and it’s 100% Acrylic.
It’s a gift for parents disguised as a gift for the kids.
Get your children or grandchildren ready for nap time with an indoor trampoline to get the whole family through the winter in one piece. Perfect for family rooms or finished basements.
Buy here for $199.99
Note: We bought Zoe (our 3 year old daughter) an indoor trampoline to get us through the winter. It was probably one of our top 5 best parenting decisions to date. We honestly don’t know who loves it more.
And full disclosure– the link above is a referral link. Once you sign up you will get your own referral link to share with friends. How does it work? When a pal places her first order with your referral link you’ll get $15 in credit. Pretty great.
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)