Trying to find the perfect gift that feels thoughtful and meaningful can be hard when online shopping makes everything so accessible. With so many options, gift giving sometimes loses the feeling of surprise and delight you get when both you and recipient open their gift. Creating a hand-made gift is our favorite solution! A hand-made gift offers personal touches, creativity, thoughtfulness and often is more budget friendly than buying a gift from the store. We have rounded up some of our favorite DIY gifts that are quick and easy to make before your next holiday party!
We are so thrilled to follow up with our Meet the Maker brand, S’well. In this exclusive interview with Founder and CEO Sarah Kauss and Creative Director, Rachel Ivey we learned about how they have made hydration a business with sustainable style. See our interview with each below!
What does the development process look like when choosing designs and shapes of your water bottles?
Our product line has grown incredibly and offers our Creative team a fun opportunity to marry style and function. We consider the current global trends each season when it comes to colors, patterns and finishes, while also making sure to stay true to our sustainable goals, drawing inspiration from the natural world. This is the fun part in working towards our ultimate goal of helping rid the world of single use plastic bottles! – Rachel
Were their any specific textiles that inspired you?
We look at trends that identify with people on a global scale – how they are feeling, what they are thinking, etc. and translate that into our designs. For our Fall/Holiday ’18 collection we took inspiration from both the natural world and global culture—from Japanese-inspired prints and vibrant European textile designs to classic American enamelware. -Rachel
What lifestyle trends is S’well focusing on in the near future?
I started S’well in 2010 with a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles by creating products that looked better and worked harder. This still holds true today, and our innovation strategy continues to communicate this, while emphasizing lifestyle in every form. – Sarah
Do you plan on incorporating more features to your products in the near future? (Magnetic? Place card holder? Water filter? Dishwasher safe?)
We have so many new developments for 2019 and beyond in the works. We have been busy conceptualizing our latest collections, innovating our next forms, and working on unique business initiatives. These are exciting times for S’well and I can’t wait to see everything unfold. – Sarah
What makes S’well water bottles a good holiday gift?
There is truly a S’well for everyone! From our new large-format Roamer to our giftable Cocktail Kit and workout-ready Sports Cap, S’well offers boundless ways to celebrate and stay hydrated in style this season! -Sarah
For more information on Founder, Sarah Kauss and how she started her brand, read her first Meet the Maker interview here.
Shop our full collection of S’well water bottles for your next holiday gift!
No birthday party is complete without a well-stocked goodie bag. The only thing that could make your parting gifts more festive for friends and family? Making them yourself. With a simple lineup of supplies in your craft room, you can make custom gift bags to match any occasion. Use the below guide to add a personal (and pretty) touch to your next soiree.
Summer break is just around the corner. Before trading in the backpack for a beach tote, show an A+ teacher your appreciation with a thoughtful gift – Paper Source has got you covered with items for teachers of any grade, along with wrapping and DIY tips to add a meaningful touch to your gift.
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With Thanksgiving week upon us, it’s easy to forget last minute details like picking up extra whip cream for the pumpkin pie, or planning what you’re going to eat on Wednesday night…(crucial). There’s also the task of getting your Thanksgiving host or hostess a thank you gift. This gift doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy, just a small token of appreciation for allowing you to eat copious amounts of food in their home. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite, one-and-done hostess gifts for the season.
Easter is hopping down the bunny trail – and quicker than we all expected. If you are scrambling to find goodies and gifts in time for Easter, fear not! We’ve come up with a list of treats and toys to fill some baskets for the entire family. From kids to crafters, we’ve got you covered.
Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be stressful, and yet every year, we build it up to be a day of anxiety. This year, we’ve created the ultimate gift guide for that special someone in your life, so you can focus on celebrating and strengthening your relationship, instead of worrying over a gift!
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