As a blogger, I have the extreme pleasure of being introduced to tons of new businesses and products every year. With Christmas right around the corner I thought some of y’all may appreciate hearing about the things that I love just in case you have a few more (or all..) Christmas presents to buy!
So without further ado, here are some of my favorite things that I’m either giving away to my friends and family this year.
DIY Mustard Kits
Glenwood Garden originally caught my eye because of their unique, fun, and sustainably made food items, but when I saw how they give back to their community I was hooked.
- one of our participating nonprofits and helps support the vital services they bring to our communities
- the small business food entrepreneurs who are helping change the food system for the better
- the customer – who can trust that Glenwood Garden is going to deliver a product that matches their initiative to shop with a conscience.
They have lots of different products on their site, but I (being a nerd and a foodie) was drawn to the DIY Mustard Kit. Because, come on, who doesn’t love making their own condiments? I’ve been experimenting with the different recipes that they provide and we plan on gifting some of these homemade concoctions.
The Deluxe Mustard Kit makes up to 6 jars of delicious homemade mustard. This kit makes it easy to create zesty, gourmet mustards in under an hour, and includes recipes, instructions, and ingredients for Raspberry, Honey, and Wine mustards. This kit makes a fun evening activity, and a great gift for home chefs and culinary novices alike. It’s fun to experiment with the included recipes, adding your own herbs and spices such as tarragon or cumin to create truly unique and interesting flavors. The guests at your next dinner party won’t know what hit ‘em!
Aromatherapy Gift Bags
You know I’m a sucker for small businesses with an emphasis on natural and affordable! Moody Sisters Skincare is that and more, with 100% natural, affordable, natural skincare for the whole family. Each product is handmade by Jess and Whitney in their kitchen and packaged with love and an abundance of fun and humor!
I got the Aromatherapy Gift Bag in chai for my daughter as a stocking stuffer. She’s gonna love it!
Pamper your skin with a bottle of Whipped Body lotion, loaded with skin loving ingredients like coconut oil, mango butter and aloe juice that absorb quickly into your skin. Need a quick fix in the afternoon? Aromatherapy oil roller bottles make it easy to take your favorite Moody Sisters scent anywhere! Finish up with a matching lip balm to complete your head to toe pampering!
LostMy.Name is by far one of my favorite gifts that I’ve gotten for Luke this Christmas.
Here’s how it works: Simply type in the child’s name on their website, select boy or girl and ‘presto’ – your story will arrive taking your child on a journey that offers an educational twist from fictional animal characters that have human qualities looking to locate the missing letters in their names. The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name and The Little Boy Who Lost His Name follow a child who misplaces their name and bravely sets out to find the missing letters. Along the way, a girl named Avery will encounter an Aardvark, a Viking, an Elephant, a Robot and a Yeti to help her find her name; whereas a boy named John will be helped by a Jester, an Ostrich, a Hippo and a Nabarlek to find his name.
Of course I’m gifting a custom “Lucas” book for the baby. I can’t wait to read it to him (seriously.. I can’t wait. I thought about giving it to him about a dozen times already!)
You can order your own personalized book here! Place your order before 12/18 and you’ll get it in time for Christmas, PLUS free shipping if you order before 12/14!
Natural Stocking Stuffers
What gift guide would be complete without mentioning some products from my favorite bloggers?
Scratch Mommy Skincare
Scratch Mommy Organic Skincare products are handcrafted by Jessica Healey. She uses only the finest sustainably-sourced, organic, raw materials in her products.
My daughter is obsessed with Scratch Mommy, so you know I’ll be giving her some of my favorite products from Jessica’s shop. How about these cute little Lip Lotions? A Lip Lotion without all of the nasty, chemically-derived, completely unnecessary ingredients (which are unfortunately present in most lip products you find…even the “all-natural” ones). I am excited to offer to you the simple, yet very effective, Scratch Mommy Lip Lotion.
Shalom Mama Herbals
Shalom Mama Herbals are handcrafted natural remedies made with high-quality, organic ingredients that are gentle enough for the whole family.
How about this Holiday Spice Herbal Bar Soap she makes? Not only is it made with the highest quality, therapeutic-grade essential oils, but it’s got a little something extra for dry, sensitive skin. Before processing, the olive and coconut oils are infused with skin soothing herbs (calendula and marshmallow root), resulting in a very gentle soap.