Full of inspiration and truth this incredible book of creative prose and poetry quiets our mind and softens are hearts to the beauty of our dreams and the magic of the ordinary. From the inspiring mind of Tess Guinery comes a work of refreshing words, so eloquently spoken that it will surely be a treasure for anyone who receives it.
The perfect one piece that doubles as a bodysuit. Wear it dry or wear it wet, dress it up or dress it down. One of my favorites from the collection this piece is my go-to for so many different reasons.
When I mentioned makers (& shakers) this incredible talent came to mind. Aleksandra is someone I have followed for a while because of her raw creativity and genuine inspiration that she puts into the world. She is an expert woodworker based in Oakland, CA who's pieces are eye catching and will stand out in any home or venue (& when I buy a house you can believe one of her pieces will be among the first investments on my walls) . Not into things? No problem, the fact that she is willing to share her talent through her workshops means you can give an experience to that someone in your life who appreciates memories > things.
Handmade jewelry and accessories rooted in Jacksonville, FL. Most pieces are made to order so they're customizable for any person on your list. As a fellow small business I know the grind & supporting my local community is always a priority especially during the holiday season!
You may be thinking what is a food subscription service doing on this list? As part of sustainable living I take my food seriously. The ingredients, where it comes from, and the footprint all informs how and where I shop. Personally, I like to shop locally or at the Farmer's Market whenever possible, but with busy schedules sometimes I just don't have the time (I know I'm not alone). The Green Chef is a USDA Certified Organic Company that works with farmers to source sustainable and delicious ingredients. In addition to their eco-friendly packagaing they offset 100% of their carbon emissions with programs through Terrapass. For the gift that keeps on giving all year long this is a go-to.
Another brand local to Jacksonville that I love because they think global. Case+Drift specializes in all-purpose lifestyle products designed for both vagabonds and professionals alike. Their Turkish towels and outdoor/travel bags are custom designed with style and versatility, making them great for travel, weekend adventures or everyday use — across the seasons! Dreamed up by a fellow explorer (shoutout to Casey!).
USHA- meaning dawn, the moment before sunrise is a slow living inspired Australian based company working with local artisans in Indonesia to create a collection of sustainable bags made with natural materials. Through their blog they highlight those living a slow and sustainable lifestyle and a glimpse inside their brand. Although we are across the pond from each other we are joined through the common ideals of ethical manufacturing and sustainable living.