One of those..
Plum Island Soap Co. The Man Can
“for the guy who has everything” gifts. The Man Can is by Plum Island Soap Co., a company based in Plum Island, Massachusetts. The kit comes in a 1-gallon paint can and includes all the products one needs – soap, shave gel, bay rum oil, hand butter, and a bath mitt. Smart, functional and sure to be used. Even guys appreciate good hygiene, right?
Photo: Plum Island Company
and make your everyday dinnerware unique, and I mean truly unique by decorating your set with a sharpie. I have yet to try this, but apparently baking the finished work of art for 30 minutes at 150 degrees sets the design permanently. One of a kind, practical, inexpensive and clearly made with love.
Peanut Pocket Knife
it is just fun losing yourself on the web, especially when you come across great little pieces like this Peanut Pocket Knife Necklace. Maybe the perfect mother’s day gift, (hint hint) or an accessory to make you feel a little edgy, even if you’re not. Take a peek at all of the sweet jewels at over at Ardor.
Honey & Jam Photography
Hannah’s food blog Honey & Jam for some time. Now, you can purchase some of the lovely photographs she takes herself. Love these custom prints hung in a kitchen, or as a thoughtful housewarming gift. Just like the recipes found on Honey & Jam, these photos are delightful!
Photos: Hannah Queen
In a perfect world..
Belle Heir Vintage
where there are no messes and money is no object, my child’s closet would be stocked with clothes from Belle Heir. The collection of fine vintage for little girls and boys is exquisite. They offer unique pieces for children from newborn to five years old and each one is just so sweet. I do think they would be perfect for a special occasion, or would make a lovely gift for a dear friend. Take a look at more from Belle Heir here.
Photos: Belle Heir
Felted Wool Mobile
and eco-friendly felted wool mobile. These are all one of a kind, and would make a really thoughtful gift for a new mom who doesn’t want to fill her home with the standard baby gear (that was me!). You can also celebrate the month your baby was born with a mobile from part of the birth month series. Sqrl & Bee Studio makes pretty things that would bring a welcome sense of tranquility to any nursery.
Photo: Sqrl & Bee Studio
Ceramic Skull Jewelry Box, $379
for keepsakes. The ceramic skull jewelry box from Meadowlark has two compartments inside, so it’s easy to keep things organized and store all those earrings, rings, necklaces, or whatever else. I’ve always liked the skull-shaped candles, but this is way more functional in my opinion. Also available in white and sold at Good As Gold – a site I recently came across that is pretty much guaranteed to put a major dent in my wallet.
Photo: Good As Gold
Zodiac Embroidery Kit
with the Zodiac Embroidery Kit. The do-it-yourself constellation kits are created by Jessica Marquez of the Brooklyn based Miniature Rhino. It would make a really thoughtful, personalized and best of all inexpensive gift, or keep it for yourself to hang proudly in your own home.
Photo: Miniature Rhino
Wild Alphabet, An A to Zoo Pop-Up Book
perfection. To me, the best gift for a child is a book. A dear friend recently gave the Wild Alphabet book to my daughter for her first birthday, and I’ve been stuck on it ever since. The illustrations are brilliant, and each animal is engaging as it literally pops off the page – getting her ready for an upcoming visit to the Bronx Zoo!