• SaltCellarSalveAndBalm | totallybydesign

    My top small gift ideas

    This year, I started early. Back in November, I checked out Remodelista’s market in South End held over the weekend at Lekker. Bonus – I got my worn out Remodelista book signed by Julie Carlson! But I also met great local vendors, and was really smitten with super friendly Salt Cellar Shop.  Left with hand salve and balm. The ingredients list alone can make you fall in love with. Hand salve travelled to my gardener Mom in Poland, but the rosehip balm stayed with me.SaltCellarSalveAndBalm | totallybydesignSaltCellarHandSalve | totallybydesignNext stop was a local shop Loyal Supply, which just opened in the neighborhood recently. After candle (Carl) and washi tape (me) I stocked up for family. All gifts have already made it to their recipients for St. Nicholas Day, when we were in Poland recently, so I am not giving away any secrets… For my Dad, handcrafted shaving soap, he has been faithful to soaps for years.ShavingSoap | totallybydesign

    For my sister-in-law it was Ashware Geoplanter, made in Brooklyn.

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    Coming up next: best finds for your home office and studio.