My Christmas Present Idea for you today is to theme your gifts. I decided to choose two themes for my gifts for my Mother – her favorite flower and travel. All of the things I bought her have poppies on them and are handmade items from all over the world. I even went so far as to incorporate the travel and poppy feel into my wrapping, as you can see from the pictures. And, frankly, the wrapping is my favorite part. I just love pretty paper and tags!
Anyways, I know she is going to enjoy opening these and I’m sure lots of your friends would like gifts like these as well. Below you will find links to all of the places I purchased my presents at.
I got the pretty tea caddy and address book from a sweet little french shop called MinaSmoke. The owner, Cherifa, is kindly giving you all 15% off of all of her pieces with the use of the code SIMPLYDAVELYN (deal lasts until february 8th). If you purchase anything from her (I highly recommend you do, her art is SO pretty!), make sure to tell her I sent you
This pretty brooch was handmade for me by a sweet Romanian lady (Laura). Her shop, Fluffy Hedgehog, is a place worth checking out. I love the brooch!
I got this lovely pocket mirror from a Ukrainian shop called Ziz Accessories. I absolutely love the piece and the shops staff are very nice. Definitely visit their store.
I am so in love with this poppy shirt – so much so, that I’m probably going to steal it from my Mothers closet from time to time! The design is handprinted by some lovely people in North Carolina who run a shop called Fly Trap. I love all of the designs (created by Jody) and the materials they use! The ink is really thick, but smooth – not likely to start tearing – and the shirt is sturdy with fitted sleeves that I love. Check Fly Trap out!!
This lovely seal stamp and these sealing waxes are from a shop in Hong Kong called Back to Zero. I ABSOLUTELY adore their stamps (they have so many cool designs) and think you will most definitely find something you would like there. Seal stamps just make gifts look so much better!
This lovely iPhone case is from Senay Studio, a Canadian shop. I think it is one of the prettiest cases I have ever seen and there are many other lovely designs worth looking at.
I got this necklace from a shop in Texas called Rainforest Necklaces. This piece of jewelry is made with sturdy materials and is of better quality than it ever looks in pictures. I like it very much!
This poppy kitchen towel is from a shop in Washington called CT Towels. Carolyn, the shop owner, is very sweet and you will like her products!
These cute little enclosure cards are from Michelle Brusegaard, a Minnesota shop. I know my mom is going to love using them!
This is just one of the lovely stamps at Dragonfly Buzz’s Stamp Co. Rubber stamps are ridiculously expensive at craft stores these days, so this shop, with its reasonably priced stamps, is a great find!
This cute poppy spoon is a garden marker! I love it and can’t for my Mom to use it in her Poppy flower beds this spring. You can find it at Daisy Chestnut, a Connecticut shop.
The pretty poppy flowers that I used on all of my packages are from a shop in Thailand called Squish n Chips. I loved these so much and am quite certain my Mother will save them for card making or scrapbooking.
Well I hope this post gave you some ideas for your shopping! Let me know what you think! xoxo