Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter, and sometimes, you just need a little gift that says big things. Maybe it’s a little something extra to go with the bigger gift. Or it’s a collection of little things that all go together. Or maybe it’s that little something that says “I’m thinking of you.” Whatever the reason, stocking stuffers shouldn’t be an afterthought. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite little, and not so little, somethings that all make great gifts.
Light up their world
Candles are the perfect little something. Just about everyone loves them, they’re pretty, practical, and you can find gorgeous, and green, candles for everyone.
Not just for the ladies, the gift of a little pampering is ideal for the person who has everything.
For your furry friend
Fido and Fluffy deserves stockings, too! Fill theirs with sustainable treats that are good for them, and good for the planet!
Pair with a potable
If you’re giving a bottle of their favorite libation, include some themed stocking stuffers to go along with.
Because sometimes, you need something that really stands out.
You’ve cleaned your guest room, stocked up on linens, planned out the menu and even tackled the table. Getting a jump on all the prep well before the annual holiday family invasion begins is a great way to ensure things go smoothly and with as little stress and hassle as possible. Now that you’ve got your space all spruced up, there’s one more thing to think about before guests start arriving, and that’s atmosphere.
You’ve decorated and dressed, cleaned and organized, primped, primed, and prepped everything you possible could, what else can there be? Creating the right atmosphere seems like a small thing, but in reality, it’s that finishing touch that ties it all together. After spending so much time and effort on everything else, you don’t want it to all fall apart for lack of a scented candle.
How can you create a welcoming, holiday atmosphere? Oh, that’s easy. Continue reading
Candlelight is like magic. The soft, flickering light is universally flattering and sets a mood that is almost irresistible. Candles bring subtle sparkle to any space, and they’re wonderful style chameleons as well – they can be glamorous and elegant, or rustic and homey. Choose natural beeswax candles, or those made from eco-friendly soy wax, and they’re an amazingly green choice that adds unbelievable drama to your home. Go ahead, decorate with candlelight!
Yikes! Life is busy sometimes! Between job, commute, shuttling kids to and fro, getting the dog to the vet, tackling the grocery shopping and everything else, sometimes it feels like we’re constantly on the go. Add in electronic intrusions from email, texts and instant messaging and it starts to feel like we don’t have time to stop, let alone actually relax and smell the roses. Continue reading
From a candlelit dinner to the flicker of flames on a birthday cake, candles create an unmistakable ambiance that electric light just can’t replace. Unfortunately, most modern candles are made with paraffin – it’s readily available, relatively inexpensive and easy to color and scent. It’s also a petroleum product and recent studies show that burning paraffin candles releases a variety of toxins, including the carcinogens benzene and toluene, which can lead to breathing disorders, headaches and other not-so-fun health issues. Plus, since it’s petroleum based, it’s not great for the environment. Continue reading