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.


Stitch Fix… What’s in the Box?

Stitch Fix :: March 2015 Box :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB

I’ve mentioned Stitch Fix before on GWB, so it won’t surprise you that earlier this week I received a scheduled Fix in the mail. So let me tell you all about it and what makes Stitch Fix an awesome gift.

In this Fix I received 1. Jaiden Jogger Jean by Liverpool, 2. Iva Open Cardigan by Staccato, 3. Tomson Mixed Material Top by THML, 4. Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse by 41Hawthorn, and 5. Martelli Scoop Neck Sweater by Pink Martini. My favorite piece from this Fix was the THML top for its work to weekend versatility and darling embroidery. One thing I really love about this program is that you get introduced to new brands and companies. The experience is entirely personalized and delightful. It’s many miles away from a trip to the mall.

So what happens when you give the gift of Stitch Fix? The lucky lady will fill out a pretty extensive fit and style profile and choose a date to receive her Fix of five items. In my fixes I have usually received four clothing items and one accessory, but in my recent fix was all clothes.

The individually styled Fix costs $20 (no extra shipping), but that money can be used toward making purchases from the Fix. The cost per item ranges based on what she tells her stylist. Once she gets the package in the mail she will have three days to try everything on and decide which things to keep. She will simply drop off the remaining items in a pre-paid shipping bag at a nearby post office or mailbox. That’s it– easy!

Think you know the right girl for this gift? Gift certificates are a click away.

Note: The links above are referrals. Once you sign up you will get your own referral link to share with friends. When a pal places her first order with your referral link you’ll get $25 in credit. Happy face!


Gift Guide: Your Sweet Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids :: Gift Guide :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB

:: 1. Summer Dress Watch by Modify $50 :: 2. Warby Parker Sunglasses– Griffin in Blonde Tortoise $95+ ::3. Gold Dot Frame by Lunares $45* :: 4. Ballerina Pink Tieks $175 ::  5. Foil-Pressed Personalized Stationary at Minted $49/set of 15

*If you’re new to One Kings Lane sign up to get $15 credit for a $30+ purchase

Note: Don’t forget to put a photo of you and your best girl in the frame before you wrap it!

Look out for a Groomsmen Gift Guide on GWB– Monday February 23rd!


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)


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.


Lucite Monogram by Happy Valley Goods

Happy Valley Goods :: Lucite Monogram :: $75 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB

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.