Shop local with the Esther & Elsa 2018 Gift Guide- For Her
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You know, that beautiful time when gift giving, shopping, and supporting local businesses collide.
It’s probably no surprise that we absolutely LOVE local entrepreneurs and business owners. They are the fuel behind our events. It should also not be surprise that the absolute best way to support local makers, artists, and entrepreneurs is to buy their beautiful, heartfelt creations. It’s also a sure-fire way to give a unique gift to someone on your list.
Each item was handpicked by members of our team. We encourage you to browse other items made by these businesses. And check out our other gift guides linked below:
So, without further adieu, here are our selections for some of the ladies on your list.
Quad Espresso’s Hammered Wave Earrings: These are on our Social Media Coordinator’s Christmas list and have been a best seller for Quad Espresso this season. The streamlined design is a modern accent for almost every occasion. You can order these and other handmade pieces on Quad Espresso’s website.
Anna Gelbach’s custom canvas shoes: Anna is an incredibly talented artist and has a killer eye for design. These sneakers are a guaranteed WOW gift. Each shoe is unique and hand drawn. Check out her illustrations, her paintings and reach out to Anna through her website, HERE.
Bajari’s Flower Bar necklaces: All year, Bajari has been surprising us with their delicate use of live plants in their necklaces and earrings. From the teeny tiniest fern leaves (a hot item this season) to their use of delicate flower petals, these pieces are one-of-a-kind and, as a result, become a special gift. Check out their Etsy shop for more color options.
Light Your Whick Soy-Candles: These luxurious candles were selected for the “For Her” list because they double as massage oils (O-keeerrrrrr). A seasonal scent that our team loves is Hot Toddy, but their year-round options are ridiculously yummy as well. Smell at your own risk. You will want to buy them all. You’ve been warned.
Johnny Fly Co’s Troi sunglasses in Pewter and White Zebrawood: This may have been the hardest decision we made for our gift guide because, let’s be honest, WE WANT THEM ALL! Ultimately, the Troi glasses made the list because they are bold, fashion-forward, and make a statement. And, just in time for the holidays, you can check out Johnny Fly’s new Winter Collection on their website, HERE, for even more gifting options.
Fit Atelier’s Stance Hoodie in Royal Blue: Get ready to live in this hoodie for the rest of forever. The color is stunning and the bell sleeves add a touch of glamour. We didn’t even know a hoodie could be described as glamorous until we saw this lightweight terry number. Find more options on their website, or pop into their flagship boutique in Dilworth.
Twenty Two West’s Cloud Woven Necklace: Because, what’s not to love about a tiny loom necklace?! If you see how these are lovingly made, you can’t help fall in love with them. Plus, we believe these necklaces can be used for a dressed up or dressed down occasion. This necklace would be a gem for any lady on your list, from artsy to professional, it’s a universal favorite in our eyes. Find more stunning pieces by Twenty Two West on their website, too.
Rachel Tenny’s Affirmations for Mamas: This is for every mom on your list. Moms are total superstars and these cards remind them of just how special and important they are. We challenge any mama to read these cards and not cry… They are sweet, meaningful, and so pretty. If you love an affirmation as much as we do, Rachel has cards for students, creatives, and for anyone who needs positivity spoken into their day. She’s got you covered. Shop her full collection of Affirmation cards, HERE.
Originate’s Long Gold Aztec Pendant Necklace: Picking just one piece from Originate’s shop was hard to do, but this long pendant necklace won out for it’s versatility and intricate details. For us, it’s the perfect accessory to pair with a sweater, open cardigan, or light jacket. You could say our styling minds probably had too much fun perusing Originate’s Etsy shop.
CharLIT Apparel’s Friends Tee: This is for the girl who can get lost in an entire season of Friends without coming up for air. She may also quote Friends lines without even realizing it… We all know the girl (it may be you). If it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, CharLIT is there for you! But there’s no need to “PIVOT” when you’re on CharLIT’s website, they have a bunch of designs to choose from and all of them are on super soft shirts.
Sprezza Foundry’s Be a Pineapple Print: We absolutely love this quote and we know the girl in your life will love it too. The vibrant colors and whimsical lettering have captured our hearts. While you’re adding the Pineapple Print to your cart, there are more fun prints in her Etsy shop. You can even collaborate on a tattoo design (Which is AWESOME!).
Stamped and Cashed Chips and Salsa Cuffs: These are for the girl who knows guac is extra! They are perfect for Taco Tuesday, or any day really. Stamped and Cashed can even customize cuffs for you! You really can’t go wrong with any of the pieces on their site.
That rounds out our list of gifts For Her.
Don’t forget to check out the other gift guides to inspire your holiday shopping this year.