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Enchanted Unicorn Gift Ideas, Part 1

Unicorn Gift Ideas

Unicorns are more than just horses with horns, they remind us to believe in magic and to dream big. So if you know someone who needs more unicorn magic in their life (and who doesn’t?!), this gift list is for you.

And why did I label this gift list ‘part 1’ you ask? As I was doing my research for these unicorn gift ideas, I realized pretty quickly that this was going to be a two-parter. There are simply too many beautiful unicorn gift ideas to limit myself to just one list. And there are no shortage of unicorn gift lists flying around the interweb, but thanks to a lot of digging and a little bit of my own unicorn magic, I found some gems I bet you’ve never seen before.

Watch for part 2 of the unicorn gift list coming later this summer!

16 Enchanted Gift Ideas

1. Uni Tank

Unicorn Gift Ideas: spirit-animal-tankWhen picking a spirit animal, always pick a unicorn!

Available from Design by Humans: Unicorns Are My Spirit Animal Tank Top

2. Kid’s Tee

Unicorn Gift Ideas: believe-kids-teeI love this one! This tee has such a great message, I wish it came in my size (oh wait, it does!). Nieces birthday present: check!

(*as of the date I’m publishing this list, the tee is sold out in small, but it’s still available in other sizes)

Available from Fox & Tots: Believe in Yourself Unicorn Tee

3. Sterling Silver Ring

Unicorn Gift Ideas: ringA beautiful and unique statement ring that doubles as a weapon. Don’t mess with a unicorn.

Available from Etsy: Unicorn Statement Ring by Anomaly Jewelry

4. Coffee Mug

Unicorn Gift Ideas: mugIndeed we are all magical creatures, and being magical is so much easier after our morning caffeine.

Available from Etsy: We Are All Unicorns Mug by Handwritten Mugs

5. Rocking Unicorn

Unicorn Gift Ideas: unicorn-rocking-horseRocking horses are awesome, but a princess deserves a rocking unicorn. This plush unicorn from Pottery Barn Kids is absolutely cuddly and adorable.

Available from Pottery Barn Kids: Unicorn Faux Fur Plush Rocker

6. Paperclip Holder

Unicorn Gift Ideas: uni-paperclip-holderMythical and magnetic, this beautiful unicorn looks great on a desk and tames the wild paperclips from the bottom of a desk drawer.

Available from Perpetual Kid: Unicorn Paperclip Holder

7. Tape Dispenser

Unicorn Gift Ideas: tape-dispenserScotch tape is so 19th century. In the age of all things washi tape, make any desk magical with this adorable unicorn tape dispenser with her rainbow tape.

Available from Paper Source: Unicorn Tape Dispenser

8. Sock Monkey Unicorn

Unicorn Gift Ideas: uni-sock-monkeyWhen a rare mythical creature meets a timeless classic – you get a sock monkey unicorn pony.

Made with original Rockford Red Heel Socks, even his magical horn is made of sock material and is neither sharp nor stiff. He’s 100% handmade and 100% huggable.

Available from Etsy: Sock Monkey Unicorn Pony by Philomenas Friends

9. Light Up Slippers

Unicorn Gift Ideas: slippersWhat’s better than one unicorn? Two unicorns! With their golden horns, rainbow manes and cheeks that light up, these magical buddies will brighten any slumber party or just a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Available from Smoko: Unicorn Light Up Slippers

10. Coloring Book

Unicorn Gift Ideas: adult-coloring-bookLaughing and coloring, two proven methods of easing a stressful day. These coloring pages of rowdy unicorns in various states of mischief are sure to lighten any mood.

This one is definitely intended for the adults (I’d rate it PG), not a children’s coloring book.

Available from Amazon: Unicorn Adult Coloring Book

11. Mythical Earrings

Unicorn Gift Ideas: earrings“If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.” Said the unicorn.

Perfect for any age or anyone who still believes in magic. Handmade from solid sterling silver.

Available from Etsy: Sterling Silver Unicorn Stud Earrings by Sarah Lucie Jewellry

12. Floor Lamp

Unicorn Gift Ideas: giant-uni-lamp-resize<< This picture! I mean seriously, what else can I say about this gift idea? What little boy or girl doesn’t want to sit reading next to a magical buddy.

This Giant Uni lamp sits 20 inches tall and glows a soft light in the dark, also includes 16 colors and multiple flash and fade modes.

Available from Smoko: The Giant Unicorn Lamp

13. Pencil Skirt

Unicorn Gift Ideas: skirtA statement wardrobe piece for anyone who believes. This beautiful handmade pencil skirt comes in 4 colors and sizes small – 3XL.

Available from Etsy: Unicorn Skirt from Bruno and Betty

14. Whimsical Frock

Unicorn Gift Ideas: periwinkle-frockJust like a unicorn, a unicorn lover is not to be tamed. This lovely periwinkle frock with tulip sleeves is perfectly packable for their next adventure.

Available from ModCloth: Oh My Gosh Dress in Unicorns

15. Folklore Book

Unicorn Gift Ideas: myth-bookThe perfect book for any unicorn lover’s bookshelf or coffee table. With more than 200 pages of illustrations and stories, this collection of folklore shares the whimsy and mischief of the mythical unicorn.

Available from ModCloth: Unicorns-The Myths, The Legends, and Lore

16. Uni Pinata

Unicorn Gift Ideas: pinataI think it’s pretty clear that there’s only one candy when it comes to filling a unicorn pinata – and that candy is skittles, of course!

Available from CandyWarehouse: Unicorn Pinata

A Very Vegan Gift Guide

A Very Vegan Gift Guide

When I decided to do a vegan gift list, I did so expecting this to be a challenge. My personal experiences lend more to the Gift Guide for the Bacon Lover than a vegan gift guide. To my surprise, this gift list was actually one of my favorites to write! With a little research, there are a lot of amazing (and thoughtful!) options for our vegan friends.

This vegan gift guide was a powerful reminder to me of how much I love what I get to do and how much FUN it is to pick gifts with the recipient in mind. I promise you that there is something on this list that will surprise and delight your eco-friends. And by purchasing these items you’re giving the earth your own little hug.

*Special thanks to my friend Erin for giving this list the vegan once-over and to my friend Bek from Sweet Peaches in Pittsburgh for giving the list a vegan chef seal of approval.

The Whole Schmear of Bagel Gifts

15 Vegan-Friendly Gift Ideas

1. Retro Tee

vegan gift guide:power-up-tshirt

Not another Kale t-shirt! Check out the obscure and pithy happenings with the zombie loving vegans at Goods and Evil Clothing.

“We don’t do obvious. Obvious is easy. Our designs usually come from the blurry edge just outside of the norm.”

Available from Goods and Evil Clothing: Vegan Power Up T-shirt

2. The Bubbly

vegan gift guide:champagne

Before you toast your vegan friends, stop and check out the Barnivore website. Two vegans from Toronto have done all of the legwork for you, running down information on which libations are vegan-friendly.

As recently as January 2016, Veuve Clicquot (pictured here) reassured Barnivore that they follow a vegan-friendly champagne making process.

Visit Barnivore for their complete vegan beer, wine and liquor guide.

3. Clever Barware

vegan gift guide:age-of-asparagus-cup

The series of mistaken lyrics pint glasses are hysterical. This one is especially perfect for vegan friends.

… And peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Asparagus … A-spar-a-gusssss

Available from Meriwether of Montana: The Age of Asparagus.. Mistaken Lyrics Pint Glass

4. Yoga Mat

vegan gift guide:jute-yoga-matA yoga mat that’s truly tree pose friendly. It’s made from jute fibers that give it a unique look and feel as well as a small ecological footprint.

Available from Barefoot Yoga Co.: Natural Jute and PER Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat

5. Box ‘o Veggies

vegan gift guide:csaA thoughtful gift that will last all season. Gift a share in their local farm’s CSA. These CSA’s support small farmers in growing and harvesting their crops that they then share with their CSA investors (typically) via weekly boxes of their most recent harvest. *I see a dinner invitation in your future with this gift 😉

Available from Local Harvest: Find a Local CSA

6. “Leather” Journal

vegan gift guide:journal

A handmade journal to inspire your herbivore. It starts with a faux leather cover, inside the journal is stuffed with sketch quality paper and the page binding is handsewn with hemp thread.

Available from Etsy: Vegan Faux Leather Journal from BoundByHand

7. Natural Skincare

vegan gift guide:pacifica-beauty-kit

A perfect way to gift that kale you’ve been thinking about. Pacifica is a 100% vegan and cruelty free skincare company. This kit includes four skincare products formulated with superpower fruit and flower naturals.

Available from Pacifica: Super Detox
Natural Solutions Kit

8. Beard and Body Soap

vegan gift guide:beard-soap

Even guys need pampering, and Brave GentleMan answers the call with this vegan, ultra-moisturizing soap with it’s invigorating scent.

“It softens coarse beards, mustaches and skin with organic coconut oil, fair wage and clay-filtered Moroccan argan oil and vitamin E.”

Available from Brave GentleMan: Beard & Body Brick: Citrus

9. Planter Necklace

vegan gift guide:planter-necklace

What a lovely gift, especially for someone who spends their days under the fluorescent lighting of cubicle world. A stunning way to surround oneself with nature and accessorize any outfit!

The pendant and closure are both handmade and attached with 16″ of natural cording.

Available from Etsy: Half Moon Living Plant Necklace by Gems of the Soil

10. Beautiful Glass Jars

vegan gift guide:weck-jars

A classy way to store and display their earth-friendly nibbles. These classic glass canning jars are a favorite of mine. Their tapered shapes and glass lids are easy to fill and make a stunning display. A perfect gift to pair with a cookbook or the CSA share.

Available from West Elm: Weck Juice Jar, Set of 6

11. Chocolate!

vegan gift guide:vegan-twix

Turns out your sweet tooth can be ethical, compassionate and oh so happy 🙂 With Easter coming…and Mother’s Day…and well, Mondays, finding this gem came at the perfect time! From the artists at this little vegan sweet shop in Bethlehem, PA, handmade vegan candy bars like Better Finger Bars, Twin Caramel Cookie Stix and even Veganbury Eggs. Hop to your keyboard and stock up on these vegan delights.

Available from Vegan Treats: All the Heavenly Candy Bars!

12. Fun & Flirty Scarf

vegan gift guide:scarf

Lightweight and perfect for spring, this 100% cotton scarf is made from organic cotton grown from seeds that have not been genetically modified and without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. The flirty cotton tassels make this a fun way to dress up or down any outfit.

Available from Alternative Outfitters Vegan Boutique: RockFlowerPaper Buttons Pink Cotton Tassel Scarf

13. Cookbook

vegan gift guide:vegan-pantry-cookbook

Gorgeous photography and tempting recipes fill the pages of this vegan cookbook. Vegan or not, anyone who appreciates delicious food and high quality ingredients will drool over the pages of this book.

Available from Amazon: The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples

14. Serious Eats

vegan gift guide:real-vegan-faux-gras

Perfect for a host(ess) gift or even poker night! This toasted walnut lentil paste is a humane  hors d’oeuvres alternative to foie gras. Enjoy this vegetarian foie gras on a warm baguette topped with sliced onion, capers or fresh arugula. Umm, yes please!

Available from The Real Vegan: Faux Gras-The Humane Foie Gras Alternative

15. Wrapping Paper

vegan gift guide:flowering-gift-wrap

Consider their gift down to the tiniest details. This flowering wrapping paper is made from recycled paper that is embedded with flowering seeds (like Baby Snapdragon or Black Eyed Susan.) After unwrapping one of these veggie-fabulous gifts from our Vegan Gift Guide, they can even plant the gift wrap. You thought of everything!

Available from Little Kay Gardens: Flowering Gift Wrap

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas

I guess all I really have to say about these Star Wars gift ideas is…

These are the gifts you’re looking for.

11 Gift Ideas For Any Star Wars Fan

1. Downward Jedi

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Stars Wars Yoga Mat

Use the force, Yogi.

Available from ThinkGeek: Star Wars Dark Side Yoga Mat

2. Operation Game

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Operation Game: Star Wars Edition

You are the surgeon we’ve been looking for.

R2 needs needs help removing items like a lightsaber, a hiccuping hologram and a cranky crankshaft.

Available from Amazon: Operation Star Wars Edition

3. Do. Or Do Not.

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Do. Or do not. Bracelet

Is there a better philosopher than Master Yoda? He’s like the Oprah of his time. “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Available from Etsy: Star Wars Bracelet from Spiffing Jewelry

4. Wookie Photo Bomb

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Wookie Photo Bomb TshirtRebels are #1! You just have to see this shirt close-up to understand how funny that damn wookie is.

Available from TV Store Online: Star Wars Wookiee Photo Bomb T-Shirt

5. Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

I can pretty much guarantee that this Tauntaun sleeping bag smells way better than the one Han made for Luke in The Empire Strikes Back. And it’s much lighter to lug around 🙂

(If you didn’t see The Empire Strikes Back, I can’t help you here…)

Available from ThinkGeek: Star Wars Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

6. Millennium Falcon Cufflinks

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Millennium Falcon Cufflinks

She may be a hunk of junk, but these cufflinks surely are not. Made of palladium and officially licensed by Lucasfilm, this Millennium Falcon will look magnificent on the cuff of any well-dressed rebel.

Available from Brookstone: Star Wars Palladium Millennium Falcon Cufflinks

7. Storm Trooper Chair

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Storm Trooper Adirondack Chair

This handmade all wood Adirondack chair is kind of amazing. The artist, Mike from Ohio, has done a fantastic job of creating a classic star wars iconic image, while still maintaining the look and feel of the iconic Adirondack chair. A woodworking jedi are you, sir!

Available from Etsy: M + W’s Storm Trooper Adirondack Chair

8. Death Star Ice

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Death Star Ice Mold

Now you can make your own death star at home with this ice SPHERE mold.

And what does one do with a ball of death star ice? Thanks to the Geeky Hostess, we have the recipe for a Death Star Cocktail. Although damn girl, after a few of these I’ll be laying on the floor of the cantina.

Available from ThinkGeek: Death Star Ice SPHERE Mold

9. Coffee Mugs

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Stackable Coffee Mugs

Oh, I am not going to lie, I want this one and I want it badly. Han makes me want to make chewy noises…

Available from Amazon: Stackable Coffee Mugs

10. Travel T-shirt

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Visit Tatooine Tshirt

From the Tatooine Visitor’s Bureau. Come and visit our white sandy beaches, enjoy twice the beautiful sunsets, lots of casinos and our local cuisine.

Available fromSnorgtees: Visit Tatooine T-shirt

11. Han Solo Carbonite Phone Case

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: han-solo-iphone-case

Like Jabba, you too can have a piece of Han frozen in time.

This iphone case is a high-resolution image of Han in carbonite, printed onto a rubber iphone case. This seller had many positive reviews on Etsy for his version of the Han Solo carbonite case.

Available from Etsy: Han Solo Carbonite iPhone 5 Case by Dagobah

Now, update your own giftbug registry you must! Don’t forget to add these Star Wars gift ideas to your your giftbug registry. The coffee cups are already on mine 🙂

For the Love Of Horses: A Gift List

 

samantha: the birthday girl

Today is my niece Samantha’s birthday and in her honor we are offering up a gift list for horse lovers.

I’m not bragging, (that’s a lie – I so totally am!) my fabulous niece happens to be a bit of an expert on what it means to loooove horses. So today I’m turning the blog over to Samantha who’s sharing her own love story with horses and some super cool gift ideas for the horse lover in your life.

Samantha and her horse Ruby
Samantha and Perfectly Pleasant (her friends call her ‘Ruby’)

Ask the Expert: Horses and the People Who Love Them

giftbug: How old were you when you first fell in love with horses?

Samantha: Well, when I was little (Mom says she was four) Gram and Grandad took me to the South Park pony rides and I loved them and then for Easter because she knew how much I loved horses, Nana took me to Pony Camp. 

Samantha riding her horse Ruby
Samantha and Ruby at a recent competition.

Samantha started taking riding lessons less than 2 years ago and she’s already racked up more than 32 ribbons. This summer Samantha’s family grew when her dream came true and she got her own horse, Ruby.

giftbug: What do you love most about horses?

Samantha: They’re really sweet animals and you can do a lot with them. And they’re really fun. And I love riding them.

giftbug: Which do you like better, riding western or english?

Samantha: Hmmmm…. …. ….well, I guess I like Western a little bit better because Ruby does better at it and I do it a lot more….and because of all of the sequins. 🙂

giftbug: So Samantha, do you have any ideas for people who want to give a special gift to someone who loves horses?

Samantha’s Top 6 Gift Ideas for Anyone Who Loves Horses

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who rides horses, Samantha suggests:

1. A New Halter

Web Halter: 3 Gems Tack

Available from 3 Gems Tack: Dura-Tech Cushion Web Halter

2. “Cool Brushes”

Butterfly Brush & Comb: HorseLoverZ

Available from HorseLoverZ: Butterfly Brush and Comb Collection

3. Hoof Polish

ponyglam-hoof-hilites
A pony pedicure!

Samantha: This is cool nail polish that comes in all kinds of great colors and it’s glittery. You can’t use if for shows though, we have a boring black polish for that.

Available from Pony Glam: Hoof Hi-Lites from Pony Glam

You don’t have to ride horses to love them, so Samantha also wanted to share some ideas for anyone smart enough to love horses.

4. Horse Action Figures or LEGOS

LEGO Friends Sunshine Ranch

Available from Amazon: LEGO Friends Sunshine Ranch

5. Cowgirl (or Cowboy) Boots

Cowgirl Boots: Rod's Western Palace

Available from Rod’s Western Palace: Macie Bean Turquoise Sinsation Boots

6. Outfits That Have Horses on Them

Horse Printed Top: Etsy

Available from Etsy: Girl’s Horse Printed Tank Top by Girl’s With a Twirl Boutique

Samantha’s Top 6 Gift Ideas for the Horses

And because we can’t forget about the horses!

1. Plain Granola Bars

Samantha: These are their favorite treats because of all of the oats in them.

2. Sugar Cubes

3. Mints

Samantha: They really love candy canes!

4. Carrots

5. Apples

6. Peppermint Nuggets

peppermint nugget horse treats: MannaPro

Available from Amazon: Manna Pro: Peppermint Flavor Nuggets for Horses

This list is definitely giftbug approved! Thank you Samantha for all of the great horse themed ideas! And check out her Mom’s giftbug registry to see how she categorizes all of the perfect gift ideas for the whole family (Ruby included!)