You know the person on your wishlist who always looks ready to hit the gym, but is still so put together? You know he or she already has the latest and greatest gear from the shelves, except custom techie-soft slouch pants. Worn long, or pulled up, the fabric is soft and washes well, with a waist band that provides comfort in all workouts… and in everyday wear. The best part is that they’re totally customizable, making them unique to the wearer.
Bethany, owner and creator at Second Star Kids has a beautiful array of fabrics- making your choices [near] limitless… and she can make them in any size. I’m thinking a custom-family style may be in order- can you imagine how cute a whole #fitfam photo would be?!
Be sure to order these handmade gems before December 1 OR grab up a giftcard if you can’t decide on a fabric, and let your gym-rat choose their own fabrics to show off!
I do love custom clothes… for the whole family! Annika is the designer that sews every day together as one beautiful piece of art.Gifts that create a life that’s meaningful, happy, colorful, comfy and fun! Click To Tweet
Her blog, NoNi [made with love], brings you into her colorful world of beautiful handmade children’s clothing, parenting and life development tips and other inspiring posts, written by this amazingly talented mommy of two sweet little boys, Noah and Niki. In her beautiful home, she stores more fabrics than any craft store I’ve ever been to. They’re unique, in both design and touch- the organic cottons hugging and flowing in the most comfortable fashion.
The design process starts with choosing fabrics with your child to create something truly made for them. Addie loves the fabrics she chose… and while I saw them, initially, as clashing- she absolutely loves the way they go together. Who can fight with a child who expresses their creativity so beautifully?
These clothes are sure to make any child in your life feel good and look good… there is nothing like wearing art and being wrapped in the love of a handmade garment, is there?
For the kitchen
Glitter Brat Glasses are absolutely amazing all year long. I love this stem (and stemless) glassware because it is 100% your design. Owner, creator, mama of two, and wife, Nikki, is a crafty woman I met about 8 years ago and her talents never cease to amaze me!
When I saw the items she was hand painting and detailing, I came across one featuring a picture of a dog and knew, immediately, I needed to get a mug made for my step-dad, who is mourning the loss of the family dog.
You can order right through her Facebook page and find out which New England craft shows Nikki will be at- where she sells her beautiful works of art.
Warrior Mamas + Papas
Graeme and I met by total chance when she posted about her new shop in a Facebook group we are both a part of. Curiously, I headed over to check out her stuff, and the warrior mama in me was struck. Her pieces speak to men and women with empowering, short phrases that support The Postpartum Mama in all her glory… and yes, the papas, too.
Grab the COFFEE Because Toddler tri-blend shirt–> HERE.
I am so proud to know this mama who is a survivor of postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Living with PTSD. Thriving through self-care. An advocate for parents and families dealing with maternal mental illnesses. And a community builder, growing the Self-Care Squad. Her shop gives a whole new level of support to friends and family around you who love empowerment, who need a boost, with a bit of raw realness mixed in.
I proudly show off my warrior everyday with my laptop skin. It’s a reminder that I am on the other side of my depression and I owe it to those around me to support and uplift. It’s a conversation starter when I work away from home, and it was a gift from Graeme… which makes it all the more special. Can you think of a mama or papa on your holiday list that would love some hope and humor with their mental health?
Custom everything… with a decal!
If you check out my video, you’ll see the fun gifts I am sending my Beachbody team! And later this month, you can catch a few videos on YouTube about creating your own Christmas Countdown and holiday Gathering sign… but the question isn’t what am I customizing, it’s what are you customizing?
With so many options, you can literally create anything you want! I love that Darling Decal Co offers the phrasing, fonts and color choices to make gifts for literally everyone on your list! From a travel mug to the car window, there are tons of choices AND the option to make your own design, too. Working with shop owner, Claire, anything is possible!
I also love that whatever I choose, I get to totally personalize by getting the perfect vessel to add my decal to. For $5, I can gift a personalized glass or mug for anyone- adding a home baked treat, or a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the holidays, without breaking the bank! Darling Decal Co are super high-quality vinyl (no tearing, ripping or rolling, and they send easy to follow directions (or check out my Facebook Live video above to see how simple it is!) for application. Don’t want to do it yourself? They can add the design to multiple different types of cups, glasses, etc. and even work wholesale pricing! Think party favors, schools, PTA, fundraisers, or weddings on a budget!
All the beautiful people
Sensational Showers are my go-to for the best artisanal soaps. Made right here in New England, these are the perfect stocking stuffers!
With amazing products like the Barbershop Quartet Vegan Bar (are you smelling that? …remind you of the soft masculine aromas of a clean shaven sailor with notes of sage, orange, lemon, cedar wood, and vanilla? Mmmmm.), your recipients are sure to enjoy their gift through these cold winter months.
Handmade soaps demonstrate a timeless craft that creates a beautifully unique experience. Each batch is carefully hand crafted and individually cut to reveal a unique bar every time. They’re made with natural ingredients that help replenish the moisture in your skin, unlike the majority of commercial soaps which can leave skin tight and dry. The ideal gift for your holiday hosts, teachers, as a splash of holiday in your own soap dish, or to stuff those stockings on Christmas Eve, Sensational Showers offers soaps, moisturizers, a mens’ line, and so much more for everyone on your list!
Musicians, music lovers, fashionistas, and jewelry lovers
Wear Your Music blends wearable fashion with memorabilia in a unisex way. With a commitment to philanthropy & the environment, Wear Your Music encourages people to Hear it, Love it & Wear it – while always remembering to do good.
WYM is a music merchandise company that strives to hit all the right notes: Music, sustainability, fashion and charity. A small company, primarily comprised of women, they provide flexible work hours and child-friendly offices, stretching their benevolence to the environment and beyond by recycling and giving back to heart in both their personal and professional lives.
Gifting a loved one’s favorite artist’s strings in jewelery is about as close as you can get to the ultimate music lovers custom gift! For me? I imagine wearing James Hetfield’s autographed strings someday!
But there’s more! From guitar string necklaces, rings and earrings, to key rings and charms to customize each piece, Wear Your Music is more than guitar string bracelets and charity. They are music and art and philanthropy rolled into fashion, cutting edge style, and custom gift giving.