2021 Holiday Gift Guide

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holiday gift guide

Who's left on your shopping list? I compiled this list of mostly New England makers (or those with New England roots) to give you some ideas for how to shop small this holiday season. I tried to include names of the person behind the brand, because we all do a little happy dance when we get an order. Imagine any of us doing a little jig because YOU helped support our mission!

Zero Waste Shower Set – Long Cedar Soap Tray, Sheep Milk Solid Shampoo, Sheep Milk Bar Soap

Zero Waste Shower Set ($44)

Made in small batches by yours truly! The long cedar soap tray is wide enough to fit a bar of sheep milk soap (of your choice – but pictured with Frances) and the Alma sheep milk shampoo bar, and has the added benefit of extending the life of each bar by allowing the water to drain off. Each tray is finished with a mixture of our lanolin, coconut, and beeswax conditioner making the entire set petroleum-free.

Wool & Leather Sunglasses Case ($68)

I have to rep at least one other sheep product on here! Julianna of Maragold Designs makes these beautiful sunglasses cases with Italian vegetable-tanned leather and Burel wool from Portugal. Originally from Boston, she now makes everything from London, where she's closer to her suppliers. Flat rate shipping to the US – but she'll be home for the holidays, so include a note if you want her to save you some shipping costs by mailing them from Massachusetts. 

Aqua Stud Earrings

Heritage Stud Earrings ($64)

Made by designer Kimberly of Porcelain & Stone in Boston, MA. Kimberly's jewelry manages to be timeless and simple while also showcasing pops of color. I bought similar stud earrings a few years ago and they are my go-to choice for making me feel pulled together. Made with gold fill, these are ideal for sensitive ears.

Upcycled Scrunchies

Upcycled scrunchies ($15)

Made by Stephanie at Nestful Vintage, these scrunchies are largely made from silk and feel nice on your hair. I bought one for me and one for my mom last year and think you'll love them!

Tarragon Mint Candies

Tarragon & Mint Candies ($5)

Baxter's Fine Candies are small batch mints made on drop rollers from the 1800s (how cool is that?!). They are made in Maine and delicious, plus I love the packaging. 

Payne & Comfort Flaxseed Eye Pillow

Socket Sack ($18)

Handmade in Manchester, Connecticut, by Erin of Payne & Comfort, these eye pillows are stuffed with flaxseed (and lavender if you want!). Freezer/microwave safe. 

Lunch City Studio National Parks Color Palette

National Parks Color Palette Print ($32)

Made by artist and architect Courtney of Lunch City Studio in Somerville, MA. Her entire color palette work is fun to look at, but it's the National Parks poster that makes me excited to daydream. 

Botnia Hydrating Serum ($55)

Made in small batches by Botnia in Saulsalito, CA, this hydrating serum is what my skin craves each winter! 

Linking to the shop at Soul Skin Studio – although the rest of the links are direct, I am thrilled to help promote my friend (and childhood neighbor!) Lauren's soon-to-open holistic aesthetician studio! Lauren is the person who originally introduced me to Botnia and my skin is better off for it. Shopping your favorite brands through brick & mortar is an important tool for small businesses to reach more people. However, if you prefer to shop directly, please visit the Botnia site.  

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