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Colorful Mixing Bowl Set, 10 Piece
How adorable are these versatile colorful nesting bowls?! They can be used for food storage, food prep, serving and entertaining and they all come with lids. They’re the perfect gift or a little treat for yourself since holiday entertaining has begun! And best of all, for this set of 10, they cost under $25!
Ashley Mary Pom Earrings
Hands down, my favorite earrings of all time. My friend Ashley Mary is so darn creative I can hardly stand it! I got my hands on a pair of her Pom earrings a few months back and you can find me wearing them almost every day. Ashley hand-makes all of her pom earrings using only vintage thread. That means every color is limited in quantity and all the earrings will have slightly different textures. They make for a one of a kind gift for that special someone of yours or a little treat for yourself.
Vintage Kentucky Rose Designs Rugs
We got a runner for our kitchen and a rug for our living recently from Kentucky Rose Designs and we are in love! Not only with the products but also with Gretchen who is the owner of the shop. She is a vintage rug curator and I don’t think there is one rug that she hasn’t posted on Instagram that hasn’t stopped me dead in my tracks. Receiving a vintage rug whether that’s for the bathroom, office, or kitchen this would be a one of a kind gift that would leave anyone speechless and grateful.
Compact Swivel Cheese Board with Knives
How adorable is this bamboo cheese board that converts into a multi-level wheel and has storage within? I have always loved giving cheeseboards and knife sets and this is totally something unique. And best of all, it compacts down so it doesn’t take up a ton of storage space. This is perfect for that friend of yours that loves to entertain, or maybe just for yourself!
Hello Baby Diaper Bag
Have any loved ones about to welcome in a new baby? This adorable diaper bag would make for the perfect gift. Stylish, functional and super inexpensive retailing at $29.99.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
This book is hands down both of the boys’ favorite book to read before bedtime. Since they were two years old and now Greyson is five I don’t think there is one night that they both haven’t asked to read it and will forever be a favorite of ours. If you’re looking for that perfect something small gift for a little, we highly recommend this book. And best of all it costs under $7.61.
Lissa & Nate
Lissa & Nate are one of the nicest couples we have ever met, so full of life, and so darn creative. Together they have been making one of a kind personalized jewelry and carrying down their family legacy for years. We’ve given their engraved jewelry as gifts now for the last couple years and with each gift, it almost brings our loved ones who receive them to tears.
Family Laser Engraved Gifts
Family Laser is a laser engraving company started by a dad and his three daughters, two of which are some of Morgan’s best friends! Their cutting boards, custom signs, and fun engraved products are perfect for gifts. We love them for weddings, new babies, or engraving a recipe from a loved one who has passed away.
Faribault Wollen Mill Co
Jordan had the opportunity to go and see the Fairbault Mill in person and was blown away by the entire process and we both went home with a new stripe wool blanket and we haven’t stopped cuddling up in them since.
It began in 1865 when a German immigrant created what became the Faribault Woolen Mill. The first mill was a wool carding factory, which turned local wool into wool batting. Then in 1892, the current mill was built. Today, the factory is in the same building as when it first began.
During WWI, the Mill supplied over 100,000 blankets to members in the military. They made another 250,000 blankets in WWII and still make blankets for all branches of the military. In 2009, the Mill had to shut down and close for the first time in history due to financial challenges. Then in 2010, there was major flooding on the Cannon River. An investor came in and revived the Mill and the factory was back up and running in 2011. It’s now one of two vertical woolen mills left in the United States – amazing!
Socks are the least donated, but most needed clothing item. Since homeless shelters only accept new socks, it’s much more difficult to donate them compared to other used clothing items. Society Socks will help change this.
Society Socks is all about fostering a community of people that care about each other’s well-being. A gesture as small as donating one pair of socks to charity leads the way to a better society. A pair of socks is a small stepping stone towards greater change. All we need to do is set the gears in motion.
One of the most effective ways to drive change is through social entrepreneurship. From this, the Society Socks pair for pair model was born. With every pair of socks that is purchased, another pair will be donated to charity. Society Socks is currently working with several charities to not only donate socks, but to help become more involved in communities and create a positive change. For a list of charities we work with, please scroll to the bottom of the page!
Peace Grenades is out of my hometown of Roseau, MN and is a screen print and apparel business located in Northern Minnesota. It’s owned by a husband and wife team and the hubby is my little brother Noah’s best friend. As they state on their website, they are basically just the happy couple that lives in the woods and designs awesome gear. They found a creative way to combine their love for art with a spirit for helping others and giving back. They believe by putting their creative minds to work they can make their vision of making the world a more peaceful place a reality.
The awesome thing about Peace Grenades is we vow to give back a portion of our profits from our line of Peace Grenades Gear to art programs, children’s organizations, and environmental funds in need. Our hope is that Peace Grenades Gear will catapult and form the foundation needed to help grow and spread peace by giving back.
You can find Jamie always rocking his Peace Grenade hat and not only being stylish he says it’s super comfortable and fits him perfectly.
Fiskars Fixed Utility Knife
One of our favorite must-haves that we each have on the c2s team is the Fiskars Fixed Utility Knife. If you’re looking for something for a man or woman who has everything in their life, this is a good one! And best of all it’s on major sale right now and under $10.
Love Your Melon
We’re all about Love Your Melon! And the best part is it was founded in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota by two friends, Zachary and Brian, who wanted to start a business with a meaningful and positive social impact. On a mission to improve the lives of children battling cancer since October 22nd, 2012, Love Your Melon began with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America. No matter what time of the year, Love Your Melon is always a great gift for any person in your life.
Titleist Pro Golf Balls
Jamie loves when anyone gets him a new set of golf balls! So if you have a loved one in your life who enjoys the sport of golf, I’m sure they would love some new extra balls no matter how many they already have.
Greens & Chocolate Cookbook
Taylor from Greens & Chocolate is one of our all-time favorite foodie bloggers and she has also written a couple of cook books, both of which we always have a few on hand for gifts. Last year we gave out her 30- Minute Cooking for Two cookbook and it was a hit and now this year she just released another goodie, The Easy 30- Minute Cookbook. Both of which were a hit with the family we gifted them to and in our home! I don’t think there isn’t one recipe we haven’t tried in 30-Minute Cooking for Two Cookbook and have been loving working our way through The Easy 30-Minute Cookbook. So if you’re looking for that perfect simple gift for the active family and friends in your life that love to cook but don’t have the time, this is for them!
Mini Bowls Stoneware
We’re lovers of cute little mini-bowls, whether that is to style your shelves or use to mix some good things up in! We use these all the time, and we also sell them in our shop! So we constantly give them out as gifts. Makes for the perfect holiday, hostess, or thank you gift! Take a few of them, stack them up, wrap them with a bow and ta-da!
Two of my girlfriends, who sadly have lost babies, both love and adore Molly Bears. When I first saw my girlfriend Heidi post them and then my friend Kelsey, it brought me to tears and also made me think…what an awesome gift to give someone who has lost someone, especially over the holiday seasons when their hearts are hurting the most! My girlfriend mentioned too that they can make it true to size or weight so that you can cuddle in remembrance. Such a special gift for someone who has experienced a loss and there are no words for what to say or do.
cuddle + kind
Another meaningful gift my friend Heidi told me about is cuddle + kind, which also gives back. And how adorable are these dolls for any lucky child?! cuddle+kind was created because a family wanted to make beautiful hand-knit dolls that help feed children. So for every cuddle+kind doll sold, they give 10 meals to children in need. Their dolls are made with natural, high-quality cotton because it’s important to them that they’re safe, soft and cuddly. Every doll is lovingly handcrafted by incredible women artisans in Peru, providing them with a sustainable, fair trade income.
Another goodie and favorite of ours is Funky Fibers who are local here right in Minnesota. From their macrame plant holders, macrame hangers and macrame earrings… these are just a few of my favorite of theirs! Any of their homemade items would make for the perfect one of a kind gift.
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