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2020 Gift Guide

Welcome to my 2020 gift guide. I love insight into what other people are giving / using / loving… so here is mine! So this year I’m sharing a little bit of everything – from the gifts we have given, those I use on the daily and what I’m wishing for. There are just a few items that have a specific referral code and if I end up making $5 from writing this post well then I’ll consider it worth while ;)

However, the main reason I wrote this was to support some of the friends and small businesses that I love. So many people have supported me along the way, and some of these gifts come from past clients. It literally makes all the difference to have a team of people cheering us on and supporting us. If you want to purchase a gift card from me, you can do so here.

Gift Guide 2020

  1. Living Roots Wine : $22 2018 ADELAIDE Depths of the Earth Red Blend
  2. Little Farmhouse Flowers : $155 Flower Subscription – 6 weeks of fresh flowers grown in the Adirondacks delivered to your home (if you live in Saranac Lake / Lake Placid / Keene / Jay)
  3. ManiMe : $15-$25 at home gel manicure customized to fit your nails ($5 towards your first order here)
  4. Nisolo Chelsea Boot : $200 (currently 25% off) you will love all of their shoes -this company who works with artisans to craft each shoe at a living wage.
  5. Hanna Andersson : $29-$35 Pajamas in Organic Cotton – it’s just fun to have a tradition of new pajamas on or around Christmas, especially in a year where you are spending more time at home.
  6. Everlane oversized alpaca crew / the japanese oxford square shirt / basically anything from here : $68-$95 ethically made clothes priced with radical transparency.
  7. Pure Placid : $15 Mount Marcy Hand & Body Lotion
  8. Wobble board : $149 something kids have endless uses for
  9. Wonder Landing Co : ($90 handmade quilts with Rifle Paper Co Fabrics / masks / and aprons for adults and kids
  10. Solo Stove : $179 (on sale normally $269) the portable fire pit we have and love.
  11. Veronica Sheaffer Cropped Poet Blouse : $155 normally $225 designer and recent Project Runway contestant, who I started following years ago after falling in love with her custom bridal designs.
  12. Grace Lee : $1138 Link Earrings with Diamonds yes this is a splurge but fine jewelry is always a welcome gift, right? Grace generously shared her rings with us for my first + third workshops
  13. Monarch & the Milkweed : $10+ CBD confections made in Burlington, VT
  14. Anja Acupressure Mat : $49 we were introduced to this tool this year – it definitely works on relaxation and stress release

For the creative small business

For the small business owner, one of the best gifts you can give yourself is more time. Here are a few of the tools I use regularly :

Honeybook : a gift for yourself and 50% off for the year – this is the client management software that I have used for the last 3 years. It make organization + getting paid so easy!

Flodesk : enjoy 50% off – this is the email provider I upgraded to after starting with MailChimp – the best thing is designs are beautiful and there is no cap on how large your list can grow to!

I hope you enjoyed this list and let me know what I might be missing from the products or businesses that you love!



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