I searched far and wide to find a unique and quirky combination of gifts for you to offer to your friends and family this year, so welcome to my New Product Showcase #2! Since Christmas is simply not complete without chocolate, let’s start there.
Not only is this chocolate exceptionally crafted and delicious, it is also empowering. Here’s the story: Divine Chocolate is co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative in Ghana that supplies the cocoa for each bar of Divine. As owners, they get a share in the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace. Women, in particular, participate in the farming and reap rewards otherwise unavailable to them in this very patriarchal society. So enjoy the chocolate and feel good about making the world just a little bit better.
These smaller chocolate bars are also very delicious, and fit perfectly into a stocking! Just $3.50 each.
Decorating for the holidays is a treasured tradition, and we found some delightful pieces to help add to your home or office. Here’s Shari unpacking these little treasures.
Carefully constructed of hand-built clay, then hand-painted and fired, this lovely collection of Santas and Snow People will put a smile on your face. Already these are now gifts for employees of at least two employers, and adorn the mantle of several of your homes and table tops.
See? I bet you’re smiling already. Priced at just $18 – $45, you can find a perfect gift or just the right touch for your home or office.
Do you have someone in your life who love to knit, crochet or sew? These people can be difficult to buy for because they tend to be quite creative. Well, have I got the perfect thing for you! Lisa Magetteri carved these luscious designs in wax, and then cast them in brass, bronze and sterling silver. Get a pair of buttons that are unique and gorgeous – an excellent choice for your creative friends. This pair features crows, but we also have a garden set and a dragonfly set. Stop by to check it out!
New Product Showcase: Quirky Stuff
Got a sense of humor? Got someone who is slightly, or maybe totally, irreverent on your list? Look no further for the perfect gift. It’s even functional! Choose a Bitch Bag!
All Bitch Bags are fully vinyl lined (because sometimes things get messy). They are a nice size for fitting all kinds of Bitch needs and measure about 10.5” x 7.5” with gusseted bottom. A strong zipper enclosure keeps it all inside. Just $18 each.
Mark Your Calendar: First Dibs
Long-time residents of Edmonds might remember the festive party night opening up the holiday season called First Dibs. Downtown Edmonds merchants would have special food and drinks and showcase all the newest holiday merchandise in a party atmosphere. Well, I’m thrilled to let you know we’re doing it again after several years hiatus! Please join us next Thursday, December 6, from 5 – 8pm to get your holiday shopping off to a great start in a festive environment in downtown Edmonds. Click here to see who’s participating and what they’re offering that night.