Monday, November 28, 2016

Unique Gift Ideas : Shop Small

I used to be that person that would have my Christmas shopping done before November hit. It was a huge stress relief to not have to worry about shopping. This year is a little different as November is almost over and I have not bought one gift yet! I'm kind of freaking out a little inside. 

Luckily, this year I have chosen to shop small.  By small, I don't mean just buying a few things, I'm talking supporting small businesses. As a small business owner myself, I know how important it is to shop small and support small business owners. I also am a huge sucker for personalized and unique gifts so I wanted to share some unique shops who take pride in their work and really love what they do!

Shevelkin Designs | If you are a coffee lover like myself, you will absolutely LOVE this shop. The owner, Stephanie, is the sweetest and SO creative. She makes everything in her shop by hand. Her designs are so fun! My favorite right now are her coasters and brew mat. The colors and detail is stunning!  Get 10% off using SWDBLOG 11/28-12/4

Check her out on instagram @shevelkindesigns

Karried Astray | Who doesn't love a cute handbag? I mean, you carry them with you everyday anyways right? Might as well have a few cute patterns to add to your collection! She custom makes every handbag with love so you can choose your own style! I love the colorful prints she uses! Each one is unique and sure to please! Use code Jingle to receive 10% off your purchase. Valid 11/28 to 12/13.

Check her out on instagram: @karriedastray

Mini be Couture | She makes the cutest handmade crochet items! From unicorn dolls, beanies and gloves, to cute cozy's! Her crochet work is spectacular and I love everything she has in her shop. Everything just looks so cozy! Also she is offering a discount to my readers, use code BOSSLADY20.

Check her out on instagram @minibecouture

Mesmerics | If you love monogramming as much as I do, then you will love these monogrammed cozies! I love the different colors she has to offer. She carries cozies, dice bags, stockings, wallets, pillows, baby burp cloths and more! I love her patterns, they are truly one of a kind. Use code SHOWERED20 for 20% off your purchase. 

Follow her on instagram @mesmerics.on.etsy

Geek Fashion Source | This shop has the cutest "geek" fashion wear. I personally love the fun prints on the suspenders. But she also has bow-ties, fun glasses, custom designed shoes and more! Love game-day wear? She has the perfect unique selection for sports fans! She is also offering a special discount code to my followers, use code  HOLIDAYSEASON20 at checkout to enjoy 20% off your purchase.

Follow her on instagram @sweetlookscollection


Rustic Valley Kids | This shop has beautiful scarves and bows. If you are on the search for a beautiful patterned bow or scarf, this is your place! She has a wonderful collection to choose from. I love the colors she has available!

Follow her on instagram @rusticvalleykids

Scarf & Bow SetMulticolored Bow | Floral Scarf & Bow
And of course I can't leave out my own shop. I will be making some gifts for friends, co-workers and family this Holiday. {Shop: Showered With Design}.

Also search hashtag #SEIZED to see all the shops participating in "SEIZE THE DEAL."(Ends tonight) All shops are using the coupon code SEIZED so you can enjoy a discount from over 180+ shops!


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Housewarming Gift Ideas

I recently came across Jenny's post on housewarming gift ideas and decided to put my own ideas in the mix! The holiday season is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get some Holiday Shopping done before the mad rush of crowds fills the malls (and the streets). Black Friday is only weeks away which means the holiday shopping is about to begin! I have always been a huge fan of bringing housewarming gifts to friends and family to add a little touch of love to their new homes! 

Personalized Coasters | Wine Sign $14.99 | Personalized Wine Opener SetCutting Board $11 | Personalized Decanter

My favorite gift ideas always start in the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home. That's where friends and family gather and spend the most time in. The kitchen just brings people together. Whether it be over drinks or a warm cooked meal, it's one of my favorite spaces in my home. Here are a few of my top favorite gift ideas that they are sure to love:

Personalized Wine Opener Set |  Wine opener sets are usually not items you think to buy for yourself. Sure you have some plain old wine openers lying around in your junk drawer, but do you have a personalized set with all the cool gadgets? These are great to keep around when you are entertaining.

Coasters |  Always a staple in the dining room, kitchen, and living room. Where friends gather, grab a drink and relax.  Personalized coasters are a must in my home. They add that little extra touch and makes you feel somewhat professional in your own home. Everyone needs coasters, and these are the perfect gift.

Decorative Cutting Board |  I love kitchen decor, and what better way to give your friends/family  cute decoration that can also be used daily! Display them on a cute stand near your favorite cook book and be reminded of the cute and thoughtful gift every time they are in the kitchen.

Kitchen Wine Sign | Spruce up the kitchen with this cute wine sign. I love little art blocks in kitchens and how it adds that little extra touch. It brings all the little details together.

Personalized Decanter | Because who doesn't love the look of one of these? They look so fancy! I always sport mine at little get togethers that we have when we entertain. We get so many compliments on them!

I love ALL of these ideas and I know your giftees will too! I am also hosting an online auction for my shop on my facebook page. If you are wanting to find a great gift for less, head on over as I will be posting from 11/10-12/22! Perfect for your Holiday Shopping!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Peachy Keen And Some New Items

Wow it's November, it's Election Day, and it's also time to start thinking about Christmas shopping if you haven't already. Leslie at Peachy Keen has started sharing her Small Business Christmas Shopping list. She will be posting a new shop every day so make sure to keep checking back to learn all about the shop, the shop owner and a little behind the scenes details. It's so fun to learn about the shop owners and how they got started on Etsy!

You can read all about how I got started {And also grab your special discount code for my shop} at Peachy Keen.

I know I've mentioned before, but if you haven't already joined ,my facebook group now's the perfect time to! Just in time for the Holidays: Showered With Design Boutique

I have some MAJOR VIP savings in that group so you won't want to miss out!