It's the most wonderful time of the year and The Beaded Sheep goodies are here! This year there are so many more products in the shop, as well as multiple patterns for each product, so I figured a gift guide might be helpful when it comes to shopping for your loved ones.
This year, I also have a very exciting new "product" of sorts and it is........ gift cards!!! You can either choose from a generic price point or choose your own with a minimum of $10. I decided to do this partly because I have had many customers tell me that someone they love would enjoy a product of mine, but don't know what pattern to get. With the gift card option, you can still get someone a gift and shop small as well.
Aside from the gift cards, I have a ton of products this year that are sure to bring joy to any recipient you choose! The great part about my products is that they are practical on top of being cute. I truly hope that when you give a Beaded Sheep product to someone that it is exciting for them.
For this gift guide, I decided to break it up by interests and qualities rather than by the specific type of person (i.e. mom, dad, grandparent, etc.). Without further ado, let's jump in!
My first category had to be Christmas, and these gifts can also be great for someone who recently moved into a new place and needs some Christmas decor. You can't go wrong with some sparkly Christmas napkins and this year I also have added two variety packs (A Few Favorite Things and Poinsettia) where all four napkins in the pack are different. When you buy both packs, that gives you eight different Christmas napkins for your holiday gatherings!
Aside from the variety packs, I also have several new sets of napkins that have both modern and retro prints. Check out the gallery below for the different sets.
This year I also have paperless towel sets and small paperless towels in several different Christmas patterns that are a perfect companion for cleaning after some holiday cooking and baking! I know when I am baking, I enjoy having a cute towel to clean up my spilled flour, sugar, and sticky kiddo finger residue. The paperless towel sets are great for cleaning up big spills and for placing underneath a dish at the table.
To match all the paperless sets are small towels that are a great multipurpose product. The small towels can be used for so many things including a cleaning towel, a coaster, a tiny napkin, a washcloth for tiny hands, or a trivet for a warm dish (just not one that came right out of the oven). I use these tiny towels all the time for my kids and know that I will be using these constantly as my kids help me bake for Christmas.
For all the holiday products, you can check out the Holiday Collection on the shop!
As someone who became a plant parent in the last year and as someone who knows a lot of plant people, this is definitely a category worth making! I am definitely drawn to patterns that contain plants because they can make a great neutral napkin, or be a great multipurpose paperless towel for both kitchen cleanup and plant decor.
All of these plant goodies can pair well with a plant, a gift card to their favorite greenhouse/plant shop, or a plant pot for their next plant purchase. Either way, these products will continue to add green lushness to their (or your!) home.
The Avid Reader
A few months ago, I found a pattern worthy of my bookworm status and have only gotten positive feedback about this adorable pattern! Bookworm is all over my shop in various forms as paperless towels and cotton rounds, so be sure to add these to your list if you love to read! Alongside these, I also have a cute napkin pattern that has kitties reading books, which is great for those who love reading with their furry friends.
Either of the small Bookworm towels would make a great coaster under a mug of coffee or tea while curled up with a good book.
We all have at least one person in our life (unless it is ourselves) who is a total neat freak and loves getting new cleaning products. There are so many products in my shop that can fall under this category so I selected a few products that I feel would make a tidy person feel great satisfaction while they used them.
The first item in the gallery above is one of my newest products, which is a set of two washable sponges! There are three patterns for these sponges (see them all here) and they have been a huge hit since coming to the shop. They have a mesh side for scrubbing dishes and can be thrown right in the wash when they need a cleaning. The second item is my small paperless towel made with a terry cloth back, making it great at holding moisture while you clean and getting the tough stuff on your surfaces. The third item is a set of four paperless towels that are another essential addition to your cleaning regimen with their two layers of absorbent flannel.
Someone who purchases eco-friendly products has a high likelihood of also enjoying nature, so this category was a must-have for my gift guide! I love grabbing patterns that showcase nature, but there are a few that really stand out.
All of these patterns are named after parts of nature and are great ways to give the gift of sustainability to your eco-friendly friend or family member. They can use the Bee Field market tote for a foraging adventure, the napkins for an outdoor picnic, the Bitty Mushrooms dish towel to bring the outdoors inside, and The Wood paperless towels to minimize their impact on Mother Nature.
There is nothing like a gorgeous flower pattern for fabric, and these products on the shop showcase that! I love a good flower pattern and usually will snap up at least a yard of fabric when I see one. If you know someone who loves flowers, gardening, or just pretty things, these products are sure to delight!
With gift giving, getting a flower pattern can be a pretty safe bet because they're so pretty! The two dish towels that are pictured above also have a cool story as they are repurposed from Italian tablecloths. My friend, Matt's, mom had these gorgeous tablecloths from Italy that she never used and asked if I would want to use them to make something out of. So if you are looking for a gift that is giving something else a second life, Civitavecchia and Florence are what you'll be looking for!
Girls Night Gal
Have a friend who loves to host a girls night? Grab that girlie a fun gift as a thank-you for bringing you and your girls together! I have a few cloth napkins on the shop that I made with a girls night in mind because they are super fun and feminine.
The first set of napkins shown is Sprinkles and this napkin is slightly different in that it is a cocktail napkin fold and looks adorable with a glass of wine and cheese plate. It is a slightly bigger napkin than my usual trifold napkins and has plenty of room for snacks during a girls night. The second is Sisterhood, and it celebrates all different women and is one of my four-year-old's favorite patterns. It is bright and bold while highlighting women of all styles with fun accessories. The last napkin set shown is Wallflower and this is a subtle but sweet napkin set that is dainty and abstract all in one.
For the person on your list who loves their beauty routine, these products were made for them and make a great gift with some skin care products, or a great stocking stuffer.
If you love someone who is an avid face washer, getting them a pair of Take Care of Yourself Tie Dye no-drip cuffs will be a guaranteed hit for their stocking or with a skin care product. These cuties are put on before you wash your face so that the water doesn't come down your arms and get your sleeves wet! A pack of 14 Pretty Peepers cotton rounds is also a sure-fire hit because these little reusable rounds get softer with time and cotton rounds are one of my best-selling products. Instead of having to throw a round away after one swipe of washing off mascara, just put a dot of makeup remover on them and rinse to be able to reuse them over and over again. They can then be tossed in the wash and used for years. Lastly, I have small drawstring bags (seen here in Blue Moon) that are great for storing your no-drip cuffs and cotton rounds or bringing them with you when traveling.
Going to someone's home this holiday season for a party or holiday gathering? Bring along a hostess gift, especially if this person is the go-to hostess in your life. As a hostess myself sometimes I am constantly using my dish towels, paperless towels, and cloth napkins when I have guests over to make their experience in my home enjoyable.
Any of these gifts that make hosting more enjoyable are a perfect pairing with another kitchen-related item, or as a bundle from my shop. Not sure what patterns they would like? Give them a Beaded Sheep gift card!
I hope this gift guide has been helpful for finding gifts this holiday season for your loved ones! Let me know what items are your favorites and I hope you have a great holiday season!