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Father's Day Unique Gift Guide

1. Wiskey Wedge, $19
If dad is a whisky drinker, he will love this unique glass that stops melted ice from diluting the flavor of his favorite whiskeys. The Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge Glass will keep his whisky cold and strong! It's perfect for sipping whiskey, bourbon, tequila or scotch.


2. Alchemy Goods Wallets, $37-$42
If you’re looking for a durable yet slim wallet for dad that is eco friendly and simply and thoughtfully designed, look no further. The Franklin wallet is a flexible wallet made from an upcycled Bicycle Inner Tube! With lots of slots for credit cards, this planet friendly wallet is compact for everyday use and great for travel, or when dad is on the go. 


3. Virtual Reality Headset, $42
Dad can walk with the dinosaurs or ride a thrilling roller coaster! With the Virtual Reality Headset he can experience these from the comfort of his living room! The Virtual Reality Headset lets you watch 3D movies, play simulated games and experience virtual simulations by downloading content directly onto your smartphone!

4. Fajita Pan, $33
You don't need to go out to have restaurant quality fajitas with the Gourmet du Village Cast Iron Fajita Pan. Dad can use the Fajita Pan on the BBQ, on the stove top, or in the oven. The Fajita Pan can be used to cook up veggies as well as to serve sizzling hot fajitas at the table. This is sure to impress your guests. The cast iron pan comes with Fajita Seasonings, Recipes, and a Wooden Serving Tray

5. Heartwood Creations Secret Boxes, $13-$17
These beautifully handmade wood boxes make a perfect Fathers Day gift. They can be used to hold pills, jewelry, notes, coins and more! The small heart that is burned on back of each box is their craftsman’s mark that signifies it's a Heartwood original. The boxes are proudly handmade in the USA and have beautiful artistry and craftsmanship.

6. Tidepools, $16-Small/ $27 Large
Give dad the ocean for Father's Day. These awesome glass tide pools are like a day at the beach, right at your fingertips! Shake it up to stir the water, shells and sand, and watch as they settle into a new formation each time! It will be a great office stress reliever for dad. 

7. 
Emperor Gong Wind Chime, $80
This Emperor Gong captures the essence of the Far East with its wonderful sound and graceful design. This wind chime was inspired by traditional Asian design to reflect balance, harmony, grace, and beauty. Dad can enjoy this chime indoors or out. This gong is crafted by master wind chime craftsmen in Woodstock, NY. 

 

8. Zen Garden, $22
Dad's “happy place" can be at work! With this meditative, desktop Zen garden, he can soothe away all his workday stresses. The sand invites dad to create calming patterns in its surface using a natural finish rake and rocks to create unique meditative patterns in the sand.

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Celebrate your mother this Mother's Day with one of these heartfelt, unique gifts that we have hand selected especially for moms! Choose from jewelry, garden decor, fashion accessories, candles, or body fragrances. Any of these will make a perfect gift

for Mother’s Day!

 

 1. Artisan Lavender Gifts, Lotion $18/ Soap $8

Lotion Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/lavender-body-lotion

Soap Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/lavender-butterfly-guest-soap

 

For the Mom who would appreciate some spa time! This lovely artisan made lavender soap and lotion are the perfect gift! With the calming lavender fragrance she will be transported to field of blooming lavender. The lavender used for these beautiful handmade products is harvested from the magnificent Sonoma Valley of Northern California and then harvested and dried by a husband and wife team and hand crafted into unique gift items from sachets to lotions by local artisans. Give your mom a day of relaxation with a beautiful gift of lavender!

 

2. Apple and Blue Clover Candle and Room Spray, Candle $18/ Spray $21

Candle Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/apple-blue-clover-candle

Spray Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/apple-blue-clover-home-body-mist

 

These beautiful candles and room spray are perfection!! The soothing scent made with Apple and Blue Clover is my favorite from the collection and has an incredible calming effect. The aromatic Blue Clover from the Andean Mountains kissed with Apple & Magnolia on a bed of Oakmoss and Musk makes this scent so amazing! I am absolutely obsessed with the room/body spray.

 

3. Love Who You Are Accessories, Wallet $57 / luggage tag $11 / Pouch $30

Wallet Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/rose-wallet

Luggage Tag Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/rose-luggage-tag

Pouch Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/large-rose-pouch

 

Surprise your mom with a fabulous wallet, luggage tag or pouch! These cute accessories feature a woman’s face with the inspirational words, “Love who you are”.

Each item is lined with colorful patterns. The original artwork is made of a durable oil cloth material. The uniqueness and beauty of this collection is sure to wow any mom.

 

4. Solar Swizzle Stake, $42

Stake link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/mercury-solar-swizzle-stake

 

Add some style to mom’s garden with a beautiful piece of art! This solar swizzle stake adds a touch of color to any yard. The beautiful ornate metal and hand blown glass is a stunning piece during the day and then at night displays a soothing glow from the solar LED light inside of the glass finial.

 

5. Pearl Filigree Bracelet, $39

 Bracelet Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/pearl-and-crystal-filigree-bracelet

This beautiful vintage inspired bracelet by Clara Beau is unique, classic and trendy. Pearls wrap around your wrist with a beautiful Swarovski crystal flower as the centerpiece. The bracelet makes a great addition to any mom’s jewelry collection. This one is another on my personal wish list!

 

6. Hippie Trinket Dishes, $14

Mom Dish Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/i-love-you-mom-tray

Love You More Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/love-you-more-dish

Add some whimsy to mom’s day with a fun floral glass tray. These trays are pretty and functional! Mom can use them on her dresser for jewelry or for paperclips on her desk. Both tray styles are decorated with flowers and an inspirational message to remind mom that you love her!

 

7. Hummingbird Fountain, $37

Fountain Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/green-hummingbird-fountain

 

With this stunning green ceramic verdigris table top fountain, mom can create a relaxing spot in her home or garden. Crafted from fine glazed porcelain, this darling fountain features a hummingbird getting nectar from a flower. With the curved spillway, mom can listen as the tranquil water overflows into the pot below.

 

7. Sassy Heart Collection, Travel Mug $19/ Pouch $13

Travel Mug Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/travel-mug-gold-heart-ss

Pouch Link: http://www.lotusbutterfly.com/gold-heart-black-stripes-pouch

 

Put a little bit of sassy in Mother’s Day with an adorable matching black and white striped coffee tumbler and make up pouch within a gold glitter heart and a pop of pink! Whether mom takes her coffee on the go or needs an adorable little pouch to keep her make up fresh, these will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

 

Let mom know how much you care and appreciate her with a special and unique Mother’s Day gift! This list of suggestions are some of our favorites. Visit www.lotusbutterfly.com to see more unique, fun and heartfelt gifts!

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, grandmas, and moms-to-be!

Unique Christmas Gifts For Men

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is easier said than done! This is especially true when you're searching for gifts for men. Do you get him a tie? socks? slippers? If you want to avoid the phony thank you smile that gifts like that bring, you need to choose from our fun collection of men's gifts that are as unique as your guy is. Choose one of the gifts listed here or go to lotusbutterfly.com and you'll get a real smile from him on Christmas morning.

Cool Upcycled Wallets and Dop Kit

Aside from being totally unique and made from bicycle tire tubes, this Dop Kit is durable and has plenty of space to hold all of your man’s toiletries while traveling. The orange zipper is made from a tire valve and has an orange interior liner giving this bag a fun contemporary look. The exterior is water resistant and it has a convenient carry handle.

The black upcycled wallet is a modern take on a classic design. It features two card slots and a billfold compartment which means you have just enough space to carry the items that you need most. The green contrast stitching adds a fun pop of color, and because these wallets are made of reclaimed materials, no two are identical. These characteristics just add to the unique design and appeal.

Alchemy Goods is doing amazing things to upcycle materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill. By using old bicycle and truck inner tubes and a little bit of ingenuity, AG has created a great line of wallets and bags made entirely of reclaimed, vegan friendly materials. These products are handmade in Seattle, Washington, and because they are made of different reclaimed materials, the textures and markings will vary and no two items are identical.


Handcrafted Wood Memento Box

This lovingly crafted hardwood box features engraved images of golfers, enjoying the game they love. This functional box will be appreciated by the golfer in your life. The box has a metal hinge and a compartment with a soft black lining. It is perfect for storing jewelry or watches, a pocket knife, or any other keepsakes. Handmade in the USA from American Cherry hardwood. See our website for other engraved styles as well as boxes with wood inlay.

These boxes are handmade in the USA from a number of different types of wood, including many varieties of Maple, Walnut, Cocobolo, Tulipwood and more, and can be found with a variety of different embellishment styles such as inlays, marquetry and laser engraving. You can feel good when purchasing one of these boxes. This company knows the importance of caring for our environment. Heartwood Creations has chosen to work with different charities and tree planting groups such as the Hardwood Forestry Fund and The Urban Tree Alliance.

Desktop Fountains

A relaxing desktop fountain to bring a touch of zen and tranquility to your guys’s work, home, or outdoor environment. Each individually hand thrown fountain bowl is a unique work of art featuring a lovely one-of-a-kind color gradation of rusty reds and earthy browns. Each bowl is handmade so colors will vary.

The Georgetown Pottery craftspeople have been handcrafting fine pottery on the coast of Maine since 1972. The company takes pride in fashioning each piece in fine white porcelain China clay and finishing it with a lustrous individual glaze. No two are ever identical and each is unique!

Jelly Fish Lamp

This desktop mood light is perfect for his home or office, offering tranquil and realistic motion. Just add water and watch these jellyfish come to life! The dramatic, color-changing, florescent jellyfish lamp makes an excellent conversation piece. The perfect gift for any guy that should never be responsible for a pet. No food, no fuss, no way to kill these jelly guys.

Bar10der Tool

Help him look like a professional bartender. Making fancy libations has never been easier. He can impress his friends and family at the next shin dig. Whatever your skill-level or party plans, this Ten-in-One Ultimate Bar10der Tool is sure to make drink-making a total breeze. This epic all-in-one tool includes a muddler, a knife, a reamer, a stirrer, a channel knife, a corkscrew, a jigger, a strainer, a zester, and, of course, a bottle opener.

Zen Garden

For the zen dude. This soothing kit comes with everything he’ll need to enjoy the art of zen gardening, including a wooden rake, sand and rocks in a wooden tray. Also includes a book of meditations.

Firepots

If your guy is the consummate entertainer, he’ll really love this ceramic fire pot.  With the strike of a match the fire pot will create a magical atmosphere on his deck or patio. He will enjoy the mesmerizing dance of flames, without the annoying smoke or ashes that fire can leave behind. This pot features a hand painted design of earthy shades of green and brown. Just add Firepot Fuel and Wick (sold separately) and you will be ready to entertain in no time!

Perfect Christmas Gifts For Mom

We have the best Christmas gift ideas for moms! Make Mom's holiday memorable this year with a thoughtful, carefully-chosen present. You want the best Christmas gifts for mom because you love her like no one else. Make the holidays bright for mom with something from our wonderful collection of jewelry, candles, kitchen ware and gifts. Whatever you find among our Christmas gift ideas for mom, we're sure she'll love it as much as she loves you.

For the Sports Mom:

So often now moms spend more time cheering on their kids' at soccer, baseball, volleyball or softball games than they do anywhere else. While they probably enjoy the thrills of victory and watching their kids play, the most important thing is how proud they are of their kids’ achievements. With these cute sports purses every mom can show off their favorite sport! Chauffeuring the kids to and from practices and games has never looked so cute!

Girl Got Game bags is a women owned and operated company created by Sara with the help of her father in law, Howard Keene (former President of Rawlings). She has combined style and fun on the court or on the field. Each bag is constructed of a durable fabric from the same ball it represents. The bag zips with ease and carries anything you need for a day in the stands or a day in the store.  The ball embossed fabric wipes clean with soap and water to allow for a quality go anywhere bag.  The red lining has an interior side pocket with zipper. These bags are guaranteed to be a hit with quality straps to withstand as much as you can!

Girl Got Game Bag Softball PurseBaseball BagSoccer PurseBasketball Purse

For the Athletic Mom:

Mom always remembers to pack water bottles for the kids, but what about her? The new Canteen will hydrate mom while keeping her water cold for 25 hours! Even Oprah agrees this is the perfect gift! It's on her 2015 Oprah’s Favorite Things List! This cute and very functional water bottle keeps beverages cold for 25 hours and hot for 12! These fun bottles come in 9oz, 16oz and 25oz. The largest one holds an entire bottle of wine!! They come in several fun colors, fuschia, bright green, turquoise, white, or black.

 Corkcicle Canteen

For the Mom on the Go:

This sassy clutch style handbag speaks of style, elegance and utility. Certainly not to be missed this holiday season. This one is going to be the perfect travel wallet– it can hold all your basic accessories like the credit cards, keys, tissues and phone with ease.

This clutch comes in so many colors! My favorite color is the coral one, but you can choose one in mom's favorite color. How about red, navy blue, tan, black, gold, turquoise or pewter!

        Turquoise Liz Purse Coral Crossbody Liz Crossbody Bag

For the Fashionista:

Jewelry for mom doesn’t have to break the bank this Christmas. We have some of the most unique artisan jewelry pieces available in a wide variety of price ranges that mom is sure to love. With everything from Swarovski crystal jewelry to semi-precious stone jewelry, you’re certain to find one of our handcrafted jewelry pieces for the special mom on your list.

Clara Beau EarringLabradorite NecklaceAnna Balkan Blue EarringsGreen Crystal Earrings

 

                Green Larissa Loden EarringsCrystal EarringsFirefly Necklace

 

For the Busy Mom:

Nobody works harder than your mom. Show her that you appreciate all of the time and attention she’s dedicated to her family with a collection of lavender body and spa products. Pamper her with lavender lotion, bath salt, shower gel, hand cream, a spa mask or a lavender heat wrap.  Pick three or four items for a complete lavendar gift set. All are handmade in California from local lavender and beautiful fabrics.

Lavender SoapPaisley Spa MaskLavender Mist

Lavender ScrubLavender KitLavender By the Yard

 

Gifts For Animal Lovers!

Gifts For Animal Lovers

We all have our favorite animal. Here is list of unique gifts for those crazy cat ladies, dog or horse lovers, and wildlife enthusiasts in your life.

 

Dog Lovers

 Celebrate the bond dog lovers have with their furry friends by giving them something to remind them of their favorite pet. Here are some great gift ideas for those loyal dog lovers.

 

Dog Mom Mug

This creamy white, ceramic mug displays the words "Dog Mom" with pride. It has an embossed braid design around the base, a sculpted golden heart, and the word "woof!" with a paw print on the inner edge. It easily holds 14 ounces of your favorite coffee or tea, and has a large, comfortable handle with decorative scroll. Any dog mom would be happy to drink from this charming mug.

Dog Mug

Lavender Filled Plush Dog

If you're having trouble falling asleep, or just need a little help relaxing, Lucky The Lavender Dog is just the friend you need! This plush puppy is unbelievably soft, and the relaxing lavender aroma is even more comforting when you warm it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Lavender helps balance the mind and body. Lucky would make a thoughtful gift for someone who deserves a little extra peace of mind in their day.

 Lavender Dog

Cat Lovers

Cat lovers can be quite finicky when it comes to gifts. These gifts have that certain something that cat lovers are looking for: Cats! Pick one of these for the purrfect gift to leave a smile on their face.

 

Cat Butt Magnets

Add some attitude to your fridge with this funny but functional magnet set, featuring the rear ends of six kitties!

 Cat MagnetsCat Butt Magnets

Cat Coin Purse

Keep yourself meticulously organized with a Tabby Cat coin purse! This fierce feline will guard your valuables with lots of kitty cat charm. Coin purse is a waterproof, shiny vinyl,

 Cat Coin Purse

Cat Car Magnet

This car magnet lets the cat lover tell the world about their favorite family member! The outer edge has a brightly colored border with "I love my cat" in blue, accented with a heart and pink paw print. These magnets are super strong and can be placed on your car, fridge, or other magnetic surface. Magnet is approximately 5 inches round.

 Cat Magnets

Cat Tote

This warm and spicy orange tote features Lazy Cat with detailed stitching and metal button eyes. Plus, this versatile bag is super convenient with magnetic snap closure, cute polka-dot lining, and both slide and zippered pockets. Me-ow!

Cat Tote

 

Horse Lovers

If you know someone that loves horses, pick one of these unique gifts for horse lovers. Capturing the beauty and majesty of horses is not easy, but the following horse gifts do and are sure to be loved!

 

Horse Tote

A favorite around the world, Laurel Burch's fabric totes are usable art. This one features a quartet of trotting horses on the front and a vivid pattern on the back. With an inside zip pocket, 2 exterior pockets, a water resistant interior, and a zippered top closure this tote is as handy as it is beautiful!

 Horse Tote

Horse Treasure Box

This is a beautifully designed, lazer engraged, cherry hardwood box that any horse lover would enjoy receiving as a gift. The inside compartment has a soft black lining to keep your treasured contents safe. Handmade in the USA, There are many reasons that you should feel good about purchasing one of these unique, hand-made, boxes from Heartwood Creations, but one of the biggest has to be that this company really understands the importance of caring for our environment. Heartwood Creations has chosen to work with different charities and tree planting groups such as the Hardwood Forestry Fund and The Urban Tree Alliance.

Horse Box 

Turtle Lovers

Turtle Earrings

These adorable green and blue sea turtle earrings are made in Colorado. They are lightweight and the perfect gift for the turtle or sea life lover!

turtle earrings

Turtle Chime

Jacob's Little Piper Wind Chime is small, yet surprisingly musical. The blending of its three notes, all tuned in the pentatonic scale, creates a pleasant sound when struck. The Little Piper Wind Chime is made with weatherproof materials, so hang it insie or outside, in the kitchen, the garden, the car, or in any window!

 Turtle Chime

Bird Lovers

There are all kinds of bird enthusiasts out there: bird owners, bird photographers, and bird watchers. Sometimes it can be tricky to decide what to get bird lovers for Christmas. Here are some great options for a bird lover!

 

Felt Birdhouses

These darling felted wool bird houses are completely functional bird houses and can be hung outside. They could also be used decoratively and hung inside! They are made of naturally water repellant, hand felted wool. It they ever get wet, they will quickly dry. Wool is also naturally dirt resistant. Give the birds a warm place to live this winter.

        Butterfly Bird HouseDaffodil BirdhousePixie Birdhouse

 

Hummingbird Flag

This truly stunning banner will add a pop of color to your outdoor space. As these tiny hummingbirds hover over the flowers, be reminded that we should savor each moment, and appreciate nature and the things we love. Cherish the natural splendor around you!

Hummingbird Flag

 

Hummingbird Chime

For birders, gardeners, and lovers of nature, this hand-painted ruby-throated hummingbird chime will add a little music to your garden and home.

Hummingbird Chime

 

Butterfly Lovers

They also present a great opportunity to share the joy of butterflies with others. Here are fantastic gift ideas for a butterfly lover in your life!

Butterfly Bowl

An elegant dish for holding anything from olives to earrings. We just know you'll use it again and again!

Butterfly Bowl

Butterfly Wall Art

What a lovely and inspirational piece of art to enhance your wall or desk! Sumptuous soft colors and the encouraging words, "discover beauty it surrounds you" and "embrace change" will surely bring joy. Designed by American artist, Kelly Rae.

Butterfly Wall Art

Butterfly Soap

A charming handcrafted lavender butterfly guest soap from Napa Valley in California. Each butterfly soap is lovingly wrapped and tied with a purple ribbon.

 Butterfly Soap

Butterfly Fountain

Bring the relaxing sound of water into your home with this compact tabletop fountain. The butterflies and daisies adorn the earthy green, ceramic pot reminding you of spring no matter what time of year it is! Includes a variable speed, low-voltage, UL approved water pump, as well as a package of polished stones to place in the top of the fountain. Comes in an attractive box.

Butterfly Fountain

The Perfect Hostess Gift

Fall Favorites 2015!

Fall Favorites 2015!

Fall is my favorite time of year! I know people think we don't really experience fall here in California but the leaves on our tress do change colors and the days do get colder. O.K. it does get up to the 70's now and again, but the nights are always crisp. If you love fall like I do, you'll love the fabulous gift ideas we are featuring from Lotus Butterfly Gift Boutique. They are perfect for hostess gifts, birthday gifts, or just because gifts. There are some beautiful fall inspired serving pieces, my favorite new healthy cookbook, a bestselling cancle and an artisan tea set; all sure to fill your home with warmth and happiness. Share a little bit of fall with those you love.


These beautiful serving pieces are amazing! You'd never know that they weren't ceramic until you pick them up. Le Cadeaux  has combined the beauty of European dinnerware with the durability of melamine to create vibrantly colored serving ware that can be used both indoors as well as outdoors. Le Cadeaux is known as the ultimate in Melamine Dishes. The Allegra Red Baguette Tray Set includes a bread knife.They also offer a beautiful Cheese Board and Knife gift set. Both of these will make wonderful hostess or holiday gifts. Constructed of the highest quality melamine on the market today, these melamine dishes will hold up use after use, will not shatter like stoneware or ceramic and are dishwasher safe.

 

Bread TrayRed Cheese PLate

This is my favorite new, healthy cookbook. London chef, Yotam Ottolenghi showcases a sumptuous collection of vegetable recipes inspired by his Mediterranean heritage. His love of freshness and seasonality pairs with his interest in the diverse food cultures of his childhood to create uniquely flavorful recipes. Perhaps because he is not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable cookery is refreshingly innovative. 120 recipes with ingredients like artichokes, mushrooms, lentils and eggplant created with spices like harissa and cardomom, all realitively easy to create. Mouthwatering photos by Jonathan Lovekin accompany each delicious recipe. Who knew that vegetables could taste this good!


Plenty Cookbook

A quick and simple recipe from this gorgeous cookbook is the Asparagus Mimosa. This unique preparation with asparagus is one of my favourites. It is simple and therefore relies on the quality of the asparagus. So see if you can get the spears from a farmers’ market or a farm stand where they have been freshly picked. Roughly chopped tarragon sprinkled on top will make a good addition.

Recipe


Asparagus Mimosa
2 free-range eggs


2 bunches of medium asparagus (500g in total, trimmed weight)


2 tbsp best-quality olive oil


2 tsp small capers, drained


1 tsp Maldon sea salt


black pepper


Allow the boiled egg to cool down well and then grate on a coarse cheese grate.
Bend the asparagus until the bottom ends snap off and discard the ends. Place the spears in a large pot of boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes or until tender. It may take slightly longer if they are thick. 
Drain and whilst warm, but not hot, divide between two serving plates. Drizzle oil on top and sprinkle capers and some salt and pepper. Top with the grated egg, staying close to the centre of the stems so that the tips and bases are visible.


Warm up your  home with a Voluspa candles. These are our most fragrant candles as well as our best selling candle. This citrusy, delicate scent luxuriously combines notes of goji berry, ripe mango, and tarocco orange. Part of the Voluspa Japonica Collection, this candle is created from delightful embossed red glass and is exquisitely designed to pay homage to beautiful works of Japanese art. It aso comes in a Santiago Huckleberry, in a beautiful purple glass jar and Baltic Amber  in warm amber glass jar. See these colors on our website! Re-purpose the lovely containers for flowers or trinkets. Choose your favorite color, Red. Purple or Amber, all perfect for the holidays!

Red Candle

Curl up on the couch with a hot cup of tea in your personal Kati Cup or share a cup of tea from our fall inspired poppy Tea Pot. With the innovative strainer system you can enjoy your favorite loose tea by the cup or pot. The cup and the pot both have an innovative double wall construction to keep tea hot and cozy. Comes with decorative box. Other colors available on our website. Go take a look!

             poppy tea potkati cup

 Can't decide on a single flavor of tea? This loose leaf tea sampler contains three exotic flavor combinations of herbal tea including Mojito Marmalade, African Solstice and Harvest Apple Spice.  Pair the tea with an infuser mug or teapot for the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life. Tea Forté is a global luxury tea brand specializing in unique, artisan blended teas and accessories. Tea Forté takes pride in offering only the finest tea leaves in the world, working directly with growers who share their passion for exceptional tea. Tea Forté is the proud house purveyor to The James Beard Foundation.

harvest tea 

My "go to" gift this fall season is the canteen!  This canteen allows you to enjoy your favorite hot beverage for 12 hours! But, wait there's more! The 25 ounce bottle holds an entire botlle of wine, keeping it chilled for up to 25 hours! I have also noticed that the bottle doesn't sweat. It's crafted from stainless steel with a proprietary triple insulation. It has an easy-grip because of the flat sides and a no-slip bottom.  With so many bottles to choose from, this is the one you want, to keep your drinks hot or cold this fall. And like most everything here, we have more colors and sizes on our website!

                           Black CanteenWhite Canteen

Fun New Ways To Wear A Scarf!

Fun Ways to Wear a Scarf

As Fall and winter are approaching, I have started bringing out all of my scarves. Everyday that I go to add a scarf to add to my outfit, I am tired of the boring old ways I know how to tie a scarf. With this book, scarves, and scarf accessories, I know that each fall outfit will be fit for a fashionista!

50 Ways To Wear A Scarf: This book is a must have for the Fall! This book is packed full of awesome new ways to wear a scarf. Every page shows an illustration of a new way for every fashionista to leave your house looking fabulous.

Ways to wear a scarf

 Our new woven scarfs are one of our favorites for this season! The sublimely beautiful grey scarf with contrasting minty edges will envelope you in warmth and elegance while the cornflower blue scarf with contrasting orange edges will add a pop of color to your outfit.

 Woven ScarfWoven Scarf

 If you are feeling more artsy, a lighter favorite is our Kelly Rae scarfs. Peppy shades of bright peach, earthy browns, and pastel shades of turquoise make these a terrific scarf that will keep you warm while adding Kelly Rae's mixed media elegance to your look. Cherished worldwide by her legion of fans, Kelly Rae Roberts sums up her art and philosophy with these words, "My hope is that my work evokes a sense of clarity and peace inside of you as you walk your own path in life, and that it inspires you to discover your own limitlessness." Let Kelly Rae bring some light and levity into your life as she has done with so many others!

     Kelly Rae ScarfKelly Rae Scarf

 A favorite around the world, Laurel Burch's designs are usable art. At the age of 14, Laurel Burch left her tumultuous home life in Southern California. Along the way she began painting and designing jewelry for herself. People began to ask her where she got them and slowly but surely the phenomenon of collecting Laurel Burch began! Born with osteoporosis, Laurel passed away in 2007. Although she is greatly missed, her spirit and her art continue to brighten our world to this day. This silky scarf features an elegant trio of sophisticated feline fellows ready for a day on the town.

Cat Scarf

 Tired of that boring old scarf? You can rock a minimum of 11 different looks with this versatile and trendy bandeau! So chic with a cream, yellow, orange, teal and blue floral print, this year-round Boho accessory can be wrapped around your head, neck, ponytail, wrist, or body. 

Boho BandeauBoho Bandeau

As women, we all know what it is like to struggle with keeping our open cardigans and scarves perfectly placed throughout the day. MagneButton creator, Christy Grierson, has designed a solution to this fashion crisis with a simple, yet brilliant, magnetic device. MagneButton fashion accessories allow you to keep your outfit layers in place, without the use of safety pins (and the holes they leave behind). After getting feedback from her customers, Christy started designing heavy-duty magnets with fashionable embellishments to successfully solve the safety pin problem. The MagneButton is available in a wide variety of designs, and it is easy to see why this product became an instant hit.

Watch the video from their website here: MagneButton Video

 This super strong magnetic button closure not only adds a touch of color to your outfit, but it will actually make your life easier. This design features a multicolor mandala with shades of blue, green, and purple with small butterflies and roses. Just think, no more constant rearranging your scarf or shawl throughout the evening. Or quickly add a touch of elegance and timelessness to your outfit with this High Dome Pearl MagneButton. This magnetic button closure features vintage-style, silver base. It can be used to hold your scarf in place, or to keep your cardigan or light sweater from hanging open. There are so many different ways you can use this accessory to create a finished overall look.

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Gifts For Your Favorite Nerd!

Confession… I’m a bit of a science nerd. I’m a total sucker for clever, nerdy products that are cool, but also serve a functional purpose. Check out some of my favorite nerdy gifts below!

 

  Have you heard of Soap Rocks?  Oh my goodness what a feast for the eyes (and the skin)!  The artist that created this line, Todd Pink, was truly the perfect person for the job.  After experiencing a lightbulb moment while looking at left over bits of soap, he was able to use his background in Conceptual Art, Geology, and Chemistry to create the objects of beauty that you see here!  And, by the way, they are completely functional and clean like nobody’s business.  Bonus!  They sparkle and smell amazing.

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Another favorite nerd gift is the Solar Robot…  It claims to be for ages 5 and up, but I gave one to my friend’s son and I’m jealous!  I want my own.  This cool creature comes with solar panels, wires, a gear case body, and everything you need to start building your own personal bot.  Completely customizable, the rest of the design is up to you.  For example, you can use a recycled paper cup and forks for arms.  The possibilities are just about endless.  Plus, it’s a great opportunity to learn about recycling and alternative energy sources!  Wow.

 solar robot kit 

Fascinations 3D models, by Metal Earth, are designed by a team of physicists, engineers, magicians and, of course, children. Their products are intended to cause a reaction of amazement, with a goal of inspiring the question, "How does that work?" These nifty 3D models are available in a wide variety of designs, ensuring that you will be able to find the perfect one to suit your taste or add to your collection.

 

Calling all Star Wars fans! This is an excellent gift for anyone who collects Star Wars items or enjoys building 3D models. Just follow the included instructions to pop out the pieces, bend, and attach them. Then you'll ready to display your very own DIY Millennium Falcon mini model! 

Star Wars Kit

 

  Ahoy mates! If you love to collect pirate items or are a fan of building miniature 3D models, you must add this beauty to your collection. Instructions are included to help you along the way, as you pop out the pieces from the metal sheet, and attach them. Soon enough you'll be showing off your own Black Pearl 3D model.

 Black Pearl Kit 

This P-51 Mustang model will hold your attention as you build it from the ground up. Just follow the included instructions to pop out the pieces and attach them. Soon, you'll have an awesome 3D mini model to proudly display in your home or office.

 P-51 Mustang Kit 

  Mighty Wallets are the original Tyvek wallet, and they are "Mighty Thin, Mighty Strong, Mighty Green". It would make a great gift for any comic book fan. This wallet transforms over time as you fill it, by adapting to your personal storage requirements

 

  Celebrate your love for super heroes with a Batman or Superman wallet! The Batman Wallet is definitely a conversation starter. Featuring the classic logo on the front and an inner image of Batman in mid-kick, this wallet is a must have! The Superman Wallet features the classic logo on the front as well as an inner image of the moment of transformation.  It almost seems like an homage to Superman himself. Both are designed in an origami style with two money pockets, two credit card pockets, and two business card pockets

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  Crazy Aaron makes putty that is like playdoh for adults. Grab yourself a tin of Crazy Aaron’s Amethyst Blush, Thinking Putty. The trippy color will calm your nerves and sooth your brain. Being heat sensitive, the purple fades to reveal a cool pink! And Crazy Aaron’s Krypton putty glows in the dark! The putty bounces, stretches, pops, changes colors, and snaps. Almost guaranteed to make you think!

 

  Made and invented in the USA by "Crazy Aaron," who developed Putty World's Thinking Putty after years of searching for the ultimate desk toy. He started out selling putty from under the desk in his cubicle and now sells it all over the planet! This company proudly employs individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.

 

                             

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