valentime’s day. yes, i said valentime. sue me. (please don’t sue me though, i am scared of courts). it can be an awful time or a time of delicious smelling, overpriced roses. BUT! what if we just called it a love month, and perhaps gave gifts all month long to those we love? and if it happens to be the 14th or the 18th or 29th when you give that gift, then who cares? 🙂
so gifts :: for anyone. old or young. hairy or otherwise.
for the lovelies in your life:
I have curated a few ideas that are handmade, and some even do good. so, double win. or win squared. either way, win. you get it.
need a gift for a fashionable lady? think scarf. always fun, super chic.
a bit audrey hepburn, yes? 🙂
the company that provides these scarves is super cool. i mean it. they are helping women in africa who make these scarves, gain employment and change their lives. i happen to be able to listen to the genius of the ceo of this company, at the influence conference in 2012, bought my own scarf while i was there, and it is my FAVORITE. i have really sensitive skin, and it does not make me even scratch. each scarf comes with its own handwritten note with the name of the woman who made it, and what you helped her be ABLE to do. love this.
so, to learn more, you can find the fashionABLE scarves and other Mocha Club stuff here: fashionABLE
for the dudes…hmmm, what to get them right? SO hard to choose between this belt sander, and that turkey call, or that football jersey, and this home brew kit. well? how about a handmade wooden wallet. the company is called Bound Tight Wallets, and I heard they are making rings too! made of wood! HOW COOL!
great idea, amazing design. win/win.
these are made in the u.s. of a. by a family owned company. wins all around if you ask me.
next up, your little girl. with hair like rapunzel or sometimes more like medusa? 🙂
trying to tame some crazy hair? look at these lovelies! they are handmade, and they give hope! this company gives back to a new cause each month. whoohoo for hair & hope!!!
also, i don’t know if you can tell, but those are little kitty cats on the headbands. sweetness. ♥
find these mini fashion statements here: she does justice
for the spunky, rambunctious, awesome little tinkerer:
you want something that let’s them stay still, while letting them soar creatively.
i seem to have a woodsy theme going on for the masculine peeps on your list.
i will not apologize. i love nature!
enter a michigan based company that repurposes wood for kids toys:
find these beauties here: McGregor Custom Inlay and Crafts.
furry, fuzzy or otherwise
of course i don’t want to leave out any furry pals you may have:
these monkeez and friends squeaker toy (how cute is this octopus!) would make any wiggly pet super happy, and the best part?
they give back, and you get to choose which charity! yay for giving back! find this one and others here: monkeez and friends
so friends, neighbors, generous folk of everywhere, let’s spread some love, and make every day this month a kind of love extravaganza!
p.s. i was not paid anything to promote these companies, they did not know i was doing so. i just kinda LOVE handmade companies, and I LOVE giving. it’s my favorite.
happy love month to you all!