Tis the Season! We are excited to share our Gift Guide with you today. Shopping locally and supporting small businesses (bonus for women owned) is important. We work to stock local vendors and are constantly expanding our product line to bring more unique brands to you. Do you think someone at Amazon does a happy dance when a sale happens? We don't either. But you better believe that we do!
Up first is the Zestt Organics Travel Scarf. A beautiful accessory for any woman on your list this year. Zestt Organics is GOTS Certified, Environmentally Conscious and Women Owned. These scarves are soft and lightweight and will fit in a carry on for that trip you're finally ready to take or a tote for sitting near an open window at dinner.
For the hostess on your list, or the picnic enthusiast the Vintage Chicago Map Wine Tote makes the perfect gift. Neoprene construction to protect the precious cargo, this wine tote is made by Daisy Mae Designs, a women owned company out of Columbus, Ohio. The same vendor makes our Vintage Map Pillows which are year-round best sellers! (Hint... the pillows also make great gifts!)
Stocking Stuffer Alert! Or White Elephant! Or Teacher Gift! Or Treat Yo Self! Give the gift of soft hands this year with Chicago's own Soap Distillery Intensive Hand Balm (available in bright citrusy Rose and lightly lavender Beer and Cigarettes). Danielle Martin, founder and owner, "takes sustainability seriously" by using plastic free and biodegradable packaging whenever possible and avoiding essential oils that are unsustainable to produce. Danielle is also an active member of the community by supporting local organizations like the Broadway Youth Center. The balm pairs perfectly with a pair of Water Resistant Gloves from husband and wife founded brand ECHO New York.
Really this hat is cute on everyone! A tween is going to scoff at anything they didn't send you a link to so it's risky but one of our beanies would make a fun little surprise. And your friends would appreciate them too! Imagine stepping out in pom pom beanies together this winter!
Whether you're still WFH or the office is starting to open up and "invite" you back in the Elle Blazer is an amazing addition to your closet. Not only will you look the part the Elle Blazer from Grey State is made of 100% cotton for a lived-in feel. Grey State is a women owned brand focused on classic style, ethical sourcing and sustainable practices. We're proud to carry their products at Winnie Cooper.
Looking for a gifting strategy to help streamline things? "Something you want, something need, something to wear and something to read." Check the wear category off with any one of our cozy sweaters. Cardigans, pull overs, oversized, cropped. We are particularly fond of the ones from Honest Cotton, a female owned and operated clothing line that produces 100% cotton pieces you'll want to live in.
Go ahead and pick up a CHI hat while you're shopping. Someone will need a gift who isn't on your list, like your little sister's new boyfriend you just found out will be at dinner, and this cap will fit the bill. (couldn't help myself!)
What's not to love about ABLE bags. They're beautiful and each purchase supports ABLE. Working to break the poverty cycle, ABLE empowers women. Over 96% of their employees are women and the company focuses on education, teaching a trade and providing a living wage so women can thrive. Your mom, sister, bestie would be proud to receive an ABLE bag from you this year.
Is there a person on the planet who doesn't love a candle? We have so many to choose from! It makes sense to snag a few extras to keep on hand and if Christmas comes and goes and you don't find someone to give them to... you get to enjoy them through the winter yourself!
For the beer enthusiast and/or baker in your life! Soberdough bread kits are the perfect stocking stuffer or Bitter Pops Advent Calendar accompaniment. We've had customers buy them as hostess gifts, as Thanksgiving gifts for family who can't make it to town and as groomsmen gifts!
We'll be sharing these ideas on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to turn on notifications for our posts because we have more gift ideas, exciting collaborations and promotions coming up in the next few weeks!