My favorite time of the year is almost here! The Holidays! Thanksgiving, Chanukah/Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, etc., all revolve around happiness, love and peace for one another. A time when we focus on all of the blessings we have received throughout the year and take the time to be grateful; a time that is filled with Love, Laughter and Magic! It is a time when we forget the everyday hustle and we focus on celebrating, giving, family and friends. This time of the year really fills my heart with JOY and it should be like this all year round!
Friends and family find the time out of their busy schedules to see each other and spend some quality time. Holiday parties all around. And who can forget the exchanging of gifts to show appreciation for one another. It’s just a joyful time! I have always loved giving to my loved ones and this time of the year makes it even more fun! But I know that it can also take a toll on our pockets which is why I have compiled a few gift ideas that are for every pocket size and can help you in choosing gifts your friends and family will surely love.
Gift ideas for the kids:These handmade crochet items are unique, stylish and one of a kind. Can be made in the color(s) and size of your choice. There are hair-ties (crochet balls), hair-clips made with crochet flowers and embellishments, headbands, hats for boys and girls (can be made in any size), blankets for babies or toddlers, and more. Price ranges from $6-$70. Items such as the hair-clips, hair-ties, headbands make perfect stocking stuffers! You can shop directly through JBlueCreations
Gift ideas for the women in your life: When gifting something to your mom, grandma, sister, friend, child’s teacher or any special woman in your life, you can never go wrong with accessories! These crochet essentials (scarves, hats, ear-warmers) will never go out of style and can be made in their favorite color(s). And jewelry?! You know you’ll make that lady very happy! With the variety of items Stella & Dot has to offer from beautiful and simple studs, rings, and bracelets to statement pieces, wallets, purses and more… You can also give it a special touch by getting them an engravable necklace and personalizing it with a sweet word or special date. Prices vary from $12-40 for the crochet items and $19 and up for Stella & Dot – There a gift idea for every pocket size.
Gift ideas for the men in your life: Men love accessories too and we have the perfect items! A beautiful and delicate crochet hat, scarf or scarf and hat set in a neutral or bold color, whatever his preference or a beautiful set of personalized cuff-links from Stella and Dot will give him the perfect accessory touch. Crochet hats, scarves and scarf and hat set range form $15- $40 and cuff-links are $95 (engraved) .
In celebration of the Holidays I would also like to give back to a family I hold dear and have been following for over a year now. The Halstead family’s then two year old son Tripp was involved in an accident, where a tree limb fell on his head and crushed his skull. The doctors did not think he would make it, but the strong and brave little boy pulled through. And now two years later he is making progress with the help, love and dedication from his parents. I have created a Stella & Dot online Trunk Show for which as an independent stylist, I will donate 95% of my commission of the sales to the family, which will contribute to the continuous recovery of Tripp. So when doing your Holiday shopping please consider shopping through the trunk show as your purchase will make a difference in Tripp’s life this Holiday Season!
*You can follow Tripp’s journey via his facebook page www.Facebook.com/TrippHalsteadUpdates
Hope this post makes your Holiday Shopping a breeze this year!
Kari De Jesus