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  • 9 Thoughtful Gifts for Grandma

    Help make Grandma feel extra special with a thoughtful Mother's Day gift. We know that finding Grandmother gifts can be challenging–but don't worry, we've done all of the hard work for you. We've rounded up nine gift ideas that will put a big smile on her face.

    Fiat Luxe
    Like a soap and washcloth all in one, Fiat Luxe is wrapped in colorful wool felt for a lovely marbled look and gentle exfoliating feel. The soap is handmade in the USA using only natural ingredients and generously scented with botanically derived essential oils for a lovely aroma from the first wash to the last. Grandma will love using this felted soap and it looks beautiful displayed on the bathroom counter.
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    PJ Harlow
      These perfect spa-like clothing separates will take Grandma through the evening and into the night. The pieces are structured enough to work as a legitimate outfit if a neighbor knocks on the door after dinner, and they’re loose enough to keep her comfortable when she curl up on the couch to read a book or watch TV.
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    The Vintage Pearl

    Grandmoms can show that their loved ones are always close to their heart, with these handcrafted necklaces. Meant to be personal, these necklaces can be customized to reflect how many grandkids are in her family.
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  • Grandmother Gifts Sure to Delight

    Finding Grandmother gifts can be challenging. But don't worry, we've done all of the hard work for you. These Grandmother gift ideas are sure to delight that special lady in your life.

    Grandmother Gifts - Coin Laundry Kitchen Towels

    The Coin Laundry

    From a Montana-based company called The Coin Laundry comes an assortment of towels that absorbs whatever Grandma dishes out while adding a touch of 1950s retro-style to her kitchen, bathroom, or bar.   Shop Now


    Grandmother Gifts - Sweet Jules Caramels

    Sweet Jules Caramels

    These specialty caramels made with only the best natural ingredients sourced from around the world. Grandma wont want to share these silky-soft and buttery caramels -- but she shouldn't have to after all.  Shop Now

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  • Meaningful Gifts Can Come in Really Small Packages

     stocking stuffer ideas

    I've come to realize that people either dread the idea of purchasing stocking stuffers, or look forward to it. Personally, I adore the idea of finding small treasures that will light up faces on Christmas morning. Growing up, Santa always filled my stocking with the smallest (but most thoughtful)  gifts.  But the truth is, most stocking stuffers are not thoughtful at all.

    How many of us give or receive stocking stuffers that appear to be from the grocery store impulse buy section? Does chapstick, beef jerky, and gum sound like your typical stocking stuffers?  We can do better. Just because a gift is small doesn't mean it has to be from the gas station or impersonal. This year consider filling their stockings with meaningful gifts they will be as thrilled to receive as the gifts they unwrap from under the tree. Giving a meaningful gift of any size will put a smile on their face (and yours as well).

    Meaningful stocking stuffers for her

    Meaningful Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her

    LOVE Reusable Bags: Perfect for your wife, mom, or college-age daughter. This cute reusable bag is the  perfect space saver that can tuck into a purse or pocket. It folds up to the size of a tennis balls and can be unfolded with she goes to the market or needs a bookbag.

    Toesizes:  Toesizes come in fun colors and are great alternative to barefeet. Toezies are the sock for pilates, yoga & lounging around.

    Unitrex: Flexible silicone rubber pocket-sized pen and stylus tools come in bright colors and are compatible with all touchscreen devices. The perfect size to tuck into a stocking.

    Meaningful stocking stuffers for him

    Meaningful Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Him

    Razor Renew: Leather strap that sharpens and smoothes razors, blades, and knives to last at least 10x longer than normal. Use suede side to sharpen; flip over to smooth side to polish.

    Napa Soap Company:  This handy travel size shaving soap and traditional shaving brush will elevate his shaving experience. The travel tin and brush make it the perfect size for his stocking.

    This is Ground: Easily wrap earbuds, USB cables and other small wires in the convenient envelope-like case leather  case. The Cord Taco comes in a 5-pack so you can stick them in all of your family's stockings.

    Meaningful stocking stuffers for kids

    Meaningful Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

    The Dipr: A spoon made just for dunking cookies! You can even eat off the dipper! They come in a pack of four.

    Whooz?:  Whooz? charger stickers are full of personality, and will set their device accessories apart, so they'll always know which ones are theirs.

    Shains: Colorful rubber bracelets feature interchangeable peg charms (letters, and icons) that attach to spell out a message.

    Looking for more meaningful gift ideas? We have an entire Holiday Catalog full of gifts with meaning. Check it out here.

  • Best Friend Gift Ideas for Her

    Looking for that perfect gift for your best pal? Well, your search stops here because Grommets make great best friend gifts. Giving a gift that is thoughtful and has a story behind makes for a great conversation starter which is icing on the cake. Giving them that perfect gift and enjoying sharing the story with your best pal? Holiday magic.

    I'd tell you what Grommets I'm gifting my best friend this year, but I'm pretty sure she'll read this and I would hate to ruin the surprise. Instead I'll share my 4 favorite best friend gift ideas  with you. You can also browse our entire collection for her to get even more ideas.


    best friend gift ideas

    For your tweeting, instagramming, smartphone-addicted gal pal. The Mighty Purse is an attractive genuine leather clutch with universal charging cables built in. Charge the bag once, and it's good for recharging your phone, camera or tablet up to 2x while on the go. Six colors available here.

    best friend gift ideas

    The Secret Sweater  is a comfortable, packable layering cardigan that can be worn comfortably under a jacket or alone. It will become her go-to cardi for the office or a night out on the town.

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  • Making Gift-giving Personal Again: Gift Ideas for Grandma

    In the 21st century, it has become increasingly easy to buy, well, pretty much anything. With the click of a button or a quick trip to the mall, holiday shopping can be done in a matter of minutes. Yet this kind of modern-day shopping can often turn gift-giving into an impersonal, expressionless activity. In the pursuit of the perfect gift, we drive to big-box retailers or go online and buy a nameless, faceless product that usually doesn’t feel as special as the person we’re giving it to. It’s unlikely a consumer knows where something is made or by whom, or anything about what makes the gift unique. In a recent conversation with my grandmother, I asked her how different shopping is now than it was for her many years ago. Her response went something like this:

    “Do you remember hearing stories about the milkman making a daily delivery right to the front door? That actually happened. When we needed to buy a gift, we walked into town and went to the local family store. No big supermarkets, no shopping malls. I knew those people by first name.”

    In conversations with both my grandparents, I’ve detected a certain nostalgia for this time - when knowing a maker by name was commonplace. With the holidays upon us, it’s the perfect time to rekindle that maker-consumer relationship and make gifting a little more special for grandma this year. Whether she needs a problem solver, wants to be pampered, or would love a sweet something from her grandchildren, she’ll know that her gift was made by a real person with a story to share. And the best part is: she’ll know them all by name.

    To Make Grandma’s Life a Little Easier:

    La LOOP Eyeglass Holder: Elizabeth Faraut, entrepreneur and mother of three, founded La LOOP because she couldn’t find a stylish eyeglass accessory. Equal parts function and fashion, Grandma will never fish around for misplaced glasses again.

    RainRaps Waterproof Wrap: Designed by two longtime friends, Stacy Struminger and Rachel Teyssier, RainRaps were created for practical and stylish women. With no fussy sleeves or zippers, Grandma can easily slip on this piece when skies get stormy.

    Help Grandma Unwind:

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  • Dune Jewelry: A Sentimental Grommet In The Wild

    Dune Jewelry ----------------------------------------------------------------The finished gift!


    This past Spring, one of my oldest and closest friends got married on a picturesque beach in Napili Bay on the island of Maui. A Hawaiian wedding has been a longtime dream for her and while less people were able to attend, it truly was a dream come true. After deciding on the location, Lisa said to me “I need to take advantage of our ten days in Hawaii. I don’t know when and if we’ll ever have the chance to return.” I felt slightly sad that somewhere so special to her would be so far away without the knowledge of when another visit could take place.

    Six months before the wedding, I began working at The Grommet. Browsing through the myriad of beautiful and useful Grommets, I spotted dune designs and watched the video where the founder, Holly Daniels Christensen, talked about her vision for the business and how much she loved creating the sentimental pieces of jewelry. This gave me an “aha” moment and I knew that I needed to get Lisa this jewelry for her wedding - sand from the beach where she would be married was the perfect idea. She may not have the chance to return to Hawaii for years, if that, but I wanted her to be able to carry a piece of Hawaii, and her wedding with her forever.

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  • 9 Tips from Spa Week to get pampered like a pro

    We share many of our favorite bath and body products here on Daily Grommet, and although bringing a piece of the spa into your home is wonderful -- there really is somehting so relaxing about  a nice trip to the spa. We've asked our pal Michelle Joni Lapidos (Social Media Director at Spa Week), to share some tips for first time spa-goers.

    by Michelle Joni Lapidos

    As the editor of Spa Week Daily, I have fallen madly in love with the all the healthy benefits of the spa lifestyle (here is video evidence). I’ve discovered that Cupping and Gua Sha banish back pain overnight, and that Photo Facials can change your complexion in an instant. I’m thrilled that so many more of you will get to experience the wonders of spa-ing this fall, and many of you for the first time! In that spirit, here are 9 tips to get your "spa on" like a pro:

    1. Book in advance and share information ahead of time

    Most spas don’t accept walk-ins, especially during Spa Week when they’re at their busiest. Book your appointment beforehand and be sure to let the receptionist know if you are pregnant, have any special needs, allergies or medical conditions. By offering this information ahead of time, the spa will be fully prepared to accommodate you upon your arrival.

    2. Request a Male or Female therapist upon booking

    If you’re booking a hands-on treatment such as a massage, body wrap, or scrub, be sure to request a therapist based on your comfort level. If you don’t mind either way, then you don’t have to say anything.

    3. Arrive (at least!) 15 minutes early

    For many, a spa visit is the ticket for a bit of R&R. Arrive at the spa earlier than the time of your appointment so you can unwind and clear your mind before beginning your treatment.

    4. Wear casual attire

    If you’re coming from the office, bring casual clothes to wear after your treatment. You may walk in feeling stiff and stressed, but you’ll leave feeling refreshed and revitalized, so bring something comfortable to wear post-treatment.

    5. Speak Up!

    Is the pressure okay? Is the water too hot or cold? Are you comfortable? Remember, your therapist isn’t a mind reader. If there is anything they can do to make your experience more pleasurable, don’t be afraid to let them know.

    6. Avoid consumption of alcohol on the day of the treatment

    Alcohol consumption and spa treatments are similar in one aspect: the dehydration factor. Avoid any alcoholic beverages if you are planning a trip to the spa.

    7. Drink plenty of water

    A spa treatment often releases toxins from the body, so be sure to drink plenty of water before and after your treatment to keep yourself properly hydrated. This also comes into play if you plan on using spa facilities such as a steam room, sauna, or whirlpool.

    8. Tax and gratuity are not included

    Standard gratuity is 15-20% of the orginal spa treatment cost. Even though the spa is giving Spa Week customers a discounted treatment, your therapist is still doing the same amount of work. If you are unsure of the original price of the treatment, don’t be afraid to ask. While you are not required to tip, it is common courtesy and a great way to show your therapist that they did an exceptional job.

    9. (My favorite tip)… Embrace the NUDE!

     Don’t be afraid to shed your inhibitions - and your panties - for your deep tissue massage. For our video guide to spa etiquette, press play.

    Interested in booking a spa treatment? Learn more about Spa Week Fall 2011, featuring $50 spa treatments at 800 spas nationwide, starting ONE WEEK away, Oct 10-16. (See all participating spas on spaweek.com, and book yours now!)

  • Favorite accessories and fall fashion

    As fall approaches, the temperatures seem to be cooling down and wardrobes are changing. It's that time of year when we pull out those sweaters and scarves and start noticing what's new in fall fashion. Here around the office, we might be seeing longer sleeves and boots making their debut, but it's fun to see which accessories hold steady all year-round. Here's a few snapshots of the Grommet team wearing their favorite fashion finds.

    fall fashion 2011

    June and Wendy (above) are both always spotted wearing iheartjenna's leather wrap bracelets.

    scarf - fall fashion 2011

    Jeanne with a  Violet Love scarf.

    fall fashion

    Julia showing off tiny blooms in her Fluerings earings.


    And here's Danielle with an Evelyn Claude necklace ( it's created with an ancient Japanese technique called Kin-maki-e, where gold powder is dusted onto lacquered designs and polished, layer by layer, to create a fine sparkle).

    We'd love to know what your go-to fashion accessory is -- do you have "that" piece that you always throw on?

    Also, what have you seen that's hot for fall fashion 2011?

  • The old world charm of unique fragrances

    I first heard about Fabienne Christenson’s work with fragrances while living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through her company, Possets Perfume, she occasionally creates fundraising fragrances named after cats who are at Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic.

    Since her first attempt to make perfume many years ago at the tender age of six, Fabienne hasn’t looked back. She’s positively hooked on the art of perfume!

    perfume - possetsPossets are oil-based fragrances that are hand-blended by Fabienne herself. These charming scents conjure up images of old world perfume bottles and make you wish you had a beautiful dressing table full of antique atomizers. Every Posset has a story behind it, and Fabienne even writes an original Victorian romance called Dark Matter which inspires some of her scents.

    According to Fabienne, "posset" is an archaic English term which originally meant a sweet smelling "sop" or palliative which was concocted only to make you feel better, but not to cure anything. Later it came to mean something you treated yourself to, such as a small personal indulgence.

    Some of Possets’ scents are permanent, and some seasonal. Fabienne is always innovating and creating scents that intrigue and inspire. Cambienne might be her most interesting scent. It’s a perfume that she releases every January and tweaks periodically throughout the year to represent seasonal changes.

    Possets is “affordable bottled happiness,” as Fabienne likes to say. She wants every one of us to be able to afford to have an entire wardrobe of fragrances. And she’s not talking only about women! There are plenty of Possets for men, too.

    Tell us about your favorite perfume or scent?

  • Scarves with quite a story

    We liked Open Arms as soon as we heard about it. Leslie Beasley’s Austin-based social enterprise is committed to creating awareness that everyday choices can change the world. And that’s something that really rings true for all of us here at Daily Grommet where we focus on increasing the power of Citizen Commerce

    Open Arms employs refugees from around the world who make beautiful scarves from 100% recycled materials such as old t-shirts. The organization is focused on breaking the cycle of poverty and on providing enrichment opportunities as well as language skills training to its employees. Scarf-makers at Open Arms enjoy the freedom that comes from earning a reasonable wage (typically $3-7 higher per hour than the federal minimum wage).

    The entire Open Arms effort represents triumph and hope to refugee women everywhere. You can support this amazing work in three ways:

     1 – Learn more about refugees  in your own community. Find out about the ways in which you might be able to assist them as they resettle in our country (here).

     2 – Keep your old t-shirts out of landfills and donate them  to Open Arms where they will find their way right into the production line.

     3 – Enjoy one of Open Arms’ scarves! And if scarves aren’t your thing, these talented women also make dog toys and pillows

    In the words of Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

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