Holiday Gift Ideas For Awesome Young Girls

girls white cotton dress

The holidays are here, and you might be looking for the perfect gifts for your daughter, granddaughter, or niece. Jacaranda Living has the perfect items to wrap up with a bow and place under the tree this year. Whether the recipient is just learning to walk or is running around the house, they will revel in the sweet details that our gifts provide. The following are some ideas to add to your list.

Cotton Dresses
Girls white cotton dresses are perfect for any occasion, and the child in your life will love the soft fabric and pretty, feminine details. To make the outfit complete, consider purchasing some shoes and jewelry to match. They might just want to put on their new cotton dress right away.

Tooth Fairy Pillow
There is nothing quite like losing a tooth and waking up to a surprise from the tooth fairy herself! Our tooth fairy pillows are embroidered with childlike designs, enticing the imagination. For older children, our boudoir pillow covers for kids might be a better option.

girls white cotton dress

Monogrammed Towel
Young kids love all things personalized, and your little loved one will certainly enjoy a bath towel with their own monogram. Stepping out of the bath at night will feel that much more cozy when they can wrap themselves in this fluffy towel. These gifts can be a great option for an entire family on your list as well.

Room Accessories
Our door hangers for kids and babies offer sweet messages to anyone passing by. And a linen tissue box cover can make a nightstand more cozy. You know your daughter, granddaughter, or niece’s personality, so select room accessories that match her just perfectly.

Matching Bed Set
Whether the little girl in your life is a newborn who sleeps 10.5 to 13 hours per day, or a child jumping on their bed, you can help make their bedroom feel magical. From our boudoir pillow cases to entire sheet sets, you can give this child a full bed set to tie their room’s decor together.

From girls white cotton dresses to bed sheets, there are plenty of gifts to make the child in your life happy this holiday. By gifting high quality items to your loved ones, you can support small businesses and give them a gift they will use. Happy gifting!

Bedtime Holiday Gifts For More Luxurious Sleep

victorian pajamas

The holidays are just around the corner, and you are likely searching for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. You know your loved ones better than anyone, so you want to find a present that they will use and enjoy.

What better gift than a luxurious night of sleep?

Sleep accessories are a thoughtful gift for anyone on your list. Whether you give these gifts individually or as a gift basket, the following are some ideas to impress everyone on your list.

    • Boudoir Pillow Cases: A pretty pillow case makes the bedroom a more inviting place to be. Your loved one will look forward to crawling in bed every evening and resting their head on this soft cotton fabric. You might also consider adding a matching throw blanket.

 

    • Essential Oils: An essential oil diffusor with relaxing oils will put the finishing touch on your loved one’s bedtime routine. This aromatherapy will help them wind down during the evening and get a full night of restful sleep. You can also add oils that will help them wake up in the morning as well.

 

    • Victorian Pajamas: White cotton pajamas are some of the most luxurious pieces of clothing that your friend or family member will own. Victorian pajamas could be a white cotton nightgown or nightshirt.

 

    • Nightstand Accessories: The physical space where you sleep can make or break your restfulness. A beautiful, calming nightstand can help your loved one unwind every night. A tissue box cover, plant, candle, and other small items can help them craft a welcoming space.

 

  • Books: Among comfy pajamas, a relaxing nightstand, and other bedtime accessories, books are the perfect addition. Consider giving your friend or family member several of your comforting favorites. This way, they can be lulled to sleep by quality literature.

By gifting the above gifts, you can help your loved one find more restorative sleep. We need seven to nine hours of sleep per day, and the right sleep accessories can encourage this rest. To make these gifts even better suited for your loved one, consider how you can personalize them with monograms and floral details. This will make the gifts that much more thoughtful.

Handmade vs. Custom Made – Gifts for the Holidays to Show You Care

Not everyone is a gifted crafter. Not everyone can bake, or has the time to make embroidered gifts. Sure, we love to receive homemade fudge, or a beautiful knitted sweater or afghan, but these days most people have a tough time finding the time to wrap gifts, let alone make unique items for family and friends.

But if you’re a crafter, and there are definitely a lot of you out there, Jacaranda Living has some great embroidered gift items or blank items to be embroidered that will fit right in with your desire to give something special to those you love. Think it’s too late? Not really.

Embroidered or hand painted items can be beautiful as gifts. Time may be running out to give a completed item by Christmas or Hannukah, but you can order the item and provide your recipient with a picture of the finished product. Then let them know you’ll be working hard during the winter to create their gift.

Embroidered Gifts are Unique and Beautiful

Whether you’re embroidering a cosmetic bag for a friend, or a tissue box for a co-worker, or a pair of slippers for a favorite aunt, Jacaranda Living has a variety of blank pieces ready to embroider that will work perfectly.

large cotton cosmetic bag
large cosmetic bag ready for your embroidery or painting

Not sure where to find the unique patterns that will make your gift the one they treasure? Consider Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n Thread blog. She’s got great ideas for a variety of designs and even shows you how to use coloring books for inspiration. With so many coloring books out there for adults, you may even be able to ask the person you’re making something for to share their favorite design and you can turn it into an embroidered piece!

Fabric Painting Can Create a Custom Gift to Treasure

If you like painting, why not try fabric painting to create a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special? Look for videos on YouTube that show how to paint flowers, and other designs on bed sheets, scarves, and tablecloths. Jacaranda Living has quality cotton napkins, robes, and pillow cases that would work well for this type of project.

Cotton Dinner Napkins Ready for Embroidery
The Perfect Cotton Dinner Napkin

Just search for “one stroke painting” on YouTube to find a wide variety of projects from easy to complex.

Not All of Us are Artistic – Some Ideas for Embroidered Gifts

Not the type to sit and embroider or paint? Don’t worry, Jacaranda Living can still be your path to giving a unique, embroidered gift to treasure for years to come. From baby gifts to bed linens to ladies’ nightgowns and dresses for the little girls in your life, we’ve got a range of embroidered and monogrammed items made of high quality cotton

a full range of baby items
A beautiful set for baby with sweet embroidered details

and linen, enhanced with lace and fine details that show how much you care.

Consider a pretty set for the littlest member of your family, perhaps booties, a hat, a bib and a onesie all embroidered with little sheep.

 

Maybe a sweet cotton springtime dress for a young lady with a love of elephants.

little girls dress with pink elephants
Pretty white dress embroidered with pink elephants

Who doesn’t love a cool cotton boudoir pillow and you can have it embroidered with a wide selection of designs including this pretty Nantucket basket of flowers.

Embroidered pillows with multiple design options
Pretty Boudoir Pillow with flower-filled Nantucket Basket Embroidery

Or put together a picnic basket of goodies featuring these fun lobster embroidered cocktail napkins that would be a hit with anyone who likes to plan an outing with just a bit more flair than the usual.

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Lobster embroidered cocktail napkins, the perfect picnic accent

Embroidered linens and handmade gifts show you’ve thought about the person you’re giving to. Whether the gift is something you’ve created, or something you’ve had created just for them. If you’re shopping for gifts and want something personal, consider Jacaranda Living. We’ve got gifts that show people how much you care.

 

 

 

Sources

http://www.jacarandaliving.com/linen-for-monogrammers.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CpX9s-sRSI

http://www.needlenthread.com/

 

Great Holiday Gifts for Mom Start With Jacaranda Living

When it comes to holiday gifts for mom, let’s face it, she may be the most important person on your list. Mom, Ma, Mum, or Mommy, young, old, or just hitting her stride, moms are an important recipient and can also be one of the toughest people on your list to buy for. But fear not! There is hope!

Something Practical – Sleepwear from Jacaranda Living

Remember when you used to receive socks, or underwear for Christmas? Perhaps not your favorite gift. Maybe you also received gifts of simple toiletries, or clothes you needed anyway, and it didn’t seem much like a gift. But have you given thought to whether your Mom received those types of gifts?

In fact, many mothers forego their own needs to make certain their kids have more than enough. A “practical” gift can actually be quite luxurious when you give it some extra thought. So why not make the “practical” extra special this year? Some of the following items offered by Jacaranda Living make great gifts. You’ll be giving top quality items that can be customized for your Mom or any other special women in your life, and it’s probably something she’s hoping for but wouldn’t buy for herself. Why not show her how special she is with a special gift from Jacaranda Living?

Sleepwear – Who doesn’t love to snuggle down at the end of a long day in their favorite robe and slippers. Jacaranda Living offers a wide range of beautiful cotton nighties, pajamas, slippers and robes that would be a perfect choice. They can be embroidered with many beautiful designs to make them a gift she’ll treasure for many nights to come.

DG40 Slippers (Closed Toe) - Natural Linen, Embroidered

Create a Cuddle Up Sleepwear gift package especially for her by including a cocoa mug featuring pictures of you, grandchildren, special artwork, and it’ll make ending every day a celebration. Popsugar has a great article on how to make your own very special mug to go along with a cuddle up sleepwear gift package.

Lingerie Bags

Every woman can use our special lingerie bag to ensure that delicates, and hand-wash only items don’t get damaged in the wash. Moms are busy women so having a lingerie bag (especially a beautifully embroidered one from Jacaranda Living) is the perfect way for her to get all those much loved delicates cared for gently.

DN325 Lingerie Bag, White Cotton - Clothesline (Colorful)

Our Every Day Life recommends pretreating any stains first, then using the lingerie bag to make sure your delicates stay that way. Your Mom may appreciate more than one lingerie bag, one for every day, and one for special delicates to keep them stored safe.

Something Fun – Botanical Patterns for Raingear and Luggage 

Some Moms are outdoorsy, active types who would enjoy a gift that goes along with that lifestyle. Some do the 9 – 5 thing, and spend most of their day in an office wishing they could bring the outdoors in. We’ve got some cute items that might be perfect:

RH105-EG Rain Umbrella - English Garden

Umbrella and Raincoat

Some days heading out into a nasty morning filled with rain and fog can be downright dreary. But with a raincoat and umbrella from Jacaranda, Mom could take the sunshine with her. Our ensemble is sure to put a smile on her face and perhaps a few others as she commutes to the office.

Shoulder Bag

As with the raincoat and umbrella, carrying a hint of springtime can be a great way to keep your Mom feeling positive and upbeat. Our bags are made of cotton with beautiful botanical patterns.

Weekender Bag

If Mom travels for business, she may love a beautiful carryon bag that stands out from the pack, and has room for all her important items.

RH109-BOT Weekender Bag - Botanical

Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest – Tablecloths and Napkins

If your Mom is the one in the family who hosts every holiday dinner and is at her happiest planning a party surrounded by family and friends? She may enjoy a gift that makes that kind of day extra special.

Beautiful cotton embroidered napkins

The table is usually the highlight of the event. These  tips from Martha Stewart can help her create a table worth remembering. Elegant table linens can make a big difference in the overall look of a table. Jacaranda Living offers a variety of embroidered table linens. We also offer a variety of fabrics and embroidery patterns to match her personal style.

 

The most important thing when selecting a gift for Mom is putting thought into it. In fact, any gift should be something you think about. Who is the person you’re buying for? What do they like? When you care about the recipient, you should also put care into selecting a gift that shows it. Giving a gift from Jacaranda Living means you’re choosing a gift of quality and elegance. Our gifts can be personalized to tell your Mom, or the person who is like a mother to you, just how much you care. Visit our website to see more and consider a gift from Jacaranda Living this year.

Sources

http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Sharpie-Mug-DIY-Project-24955886

http://oureverydaylife.com/wash-bras-using-lingerie-bag-28781.html

http://www.marthastewart.com/274744/holiday-table-settings#225498

 

 

Christmas Traditions Begin with Jacaranda Living – Start Yours This Year!

Does your family have Christmas Traditions already in place? For many, the holidays are a time to start new Christmas traditions that will be enjoyed and treasured by your family as it grows! A few of our favorite traditions include:

Reindeer Gifts

If your family attends church on Christmas Eve, the reindeer can stop by the house to leave Christmas pajamas, slippers and robes for the whole family. Include a little note from the reindeer with a few tips

  • get to bed as soon as possible
  • leave Santa some cookies and maybe chocolate milk this year
  • thank them for taking care of their assigned elf (if your family enjoys the christmas traditions of Elf on a Shelf)

While superhero and princess inspired pjs are great for the little ones, consider our comfortable Kelsey Pajamas for the ladies of the household. Finish the outfit with our sweet scuffy slippers embroidered for the season with wreaths, snowflakes, and even a Christmas Tree! We’ve got 10 Holiday designs to give our slippers a true Christmas Eve touch.

Christmas Traditions include the Twelve Days of Christmas
sweet embroidery designs that feature favorite Christmas Carols, another of many Christmas Traditions

Sweet Twelve Days of Christmas embroidery options for slippers!

And don’t forget robes! Light cotton or cozy waffle or willow weave with satin trim. Robes from Jacaranda Living are the perfect Reindeer Gift and will be used all year long.

 EL280 Bath Robe** - Cotton, Long Sleeve

Cookie Traditions – Making Holiday Cookies Can Be an Annual Event!

And speaking of cookies for Santa, why not make Christmas cookies a tradition? Whether yours are a family tradition, like Pizzelle, pfeffernusse, or pepperkakor, making the perfect Christmas cookie takes time and can become a fun competition each year with other family and friends. Who has the best cookie? Sites like allrecipe.com and bettycrocker.com have 100’s of recipes to choose from if your family doesn’t already have a favorite. Ours would be this recipe for Soetkoekies (sweet cookies) from South Africa which can be found on food.com.

South African Traditional Soetkoekies (Sweet Cookies)

  • Yield: 80-90 cookies. The dough should be rolled out really thinly — about 1/6th of an inch — to get a crispy cookie.
  • INGREDIENTS
    • 5 cups cake flour
    • 2 cups brown sugar or 2 cups yellow sugar, if available. (yellow sugar is very light brown sugar)
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1tsp ground cloves
    • 1TBS ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/4 lb butter, soft
    • 1/4 lb rendered pork fat (or Crisco)
    • 1/2 cup sweet sherry or 1/2 cup muscatel or 1/2 cup madeira wine or 1/2 cup port wine, but you may need up to 3/4 cup of the sweet wine
    • 2 large eggs, whisked well

      LL680-CK Ladies Apron - "I love beautiful cupcakes"
      Fun aprons for adults and kids from Jacaranda Living
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 380 F
  2. Grease cookie sheets.
  3. In a large container mix first eight ingredients very well.
  4. Cut in the butter and Crisco/fat with your hands until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Whisk the eggs, add just 1/2 cup sweet wine to the eggs, then stir into the dry mixture until well-blended. Add more wine sparingly if too dry. Mix until it forms a fairly stiff dough. The dough should be easy to handle.
  6. Remove dough from bowl, kneading until smooth, then, on a floured surface, roll out to a thin sheet (1/6th of an inch). This will need to be done in batches.
  7. Using your favorite holiday cookie cutters, cut cookies and place carefully on the greased sheets. Bake in batches in the preheated oven.
  8. Use the center rack in the oven, as cookies burn easily on the bottom, especially if you use dark sheets.
  9. Check cookies after 5 minutes being careful not to let them burn. Cooking time can vary depending on oven and size of cookie but is usually about 7 minutes.
  10. Remove with a spatula, and let cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers.
  11. Can be made and stored weeks in advance.

There are so many recipes for holiday cookies, and so many different ways to make them your own. Make the search for this year’s recipe part of your holiday fun! Have young chefs in the household? Consider Kiddie and Ladies Aprons from Jacaranda as a pre-holiday gift to help everyone get in the mood.

Take Out  as Part of Christmas Traditions – Explore Take Out Options on Christmas Eve

Many households celebrate both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and it can get pretty hectic preparing two celebrations with food, dishes, planning, and cleaning up! Why not make Christmas Eve the time to get takeout. Whether you go Chinese, Mexican, hearty soups and fresh baked bread, or try something entirely new, researching menus, and deciding what you’ll share this year can become an annual ritual in the weeks leading up to the big day.

Whatever you do for the holidays, make sure to enjoy the time together with family and friends. Life is stressful and at busy times, when to-do lists seem endless, it can be easy to forget the reason for the holiday, and get overwhelmed with making certain everything is perfect. Give yourself a chance to sit, relax, and savor those you love. It’ll give you a chance to breathe, and to create memories that will sweeten over the years.

Get your orders in now for the holidays!

At Jacaranda Living we’d love to help create your Christmas Traditions and make your holidays a time to remember. Get your order in now while there is still plenty of time to embroider and ship your gifts wherever you’ll be celebrating this year!

Sources

http://www.parenting.com/gallery/christmas-eve-traditions

http://www.food.com/recipe/south-african-traditional-soetkoekies-sweet-cookies-187261

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/841/holidays-and-events/christmas/desserts/christmas-cookies/

http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2013/01/the-mystery-of-the-missing-pig-fat-and-how-to-render-lard.html

Why you should consider Cotton for your Hypersensitive Child

Little Girls Candy Cane Christmas Dress

Little Girls Candy Cane Christmas Dress

It is estimated that 25% of American children have sensory issues. Clothing made of Cotton rich fibers will offer hundreds of different sensory friendly options for a multitude of hypersensitive issues.

Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant. Cotton fabrics have excellent absorbing capabilities, does not pill, is not itchy, keeps its shape, is never clingy or causes static electricity and does not irritate the skin, but most importantly it is cool, soft and comfortable for the hypersensitive kid in your life.

PInk toothfairy Pillow on Girls Bed

Jacaranda Living 100% Cotton Sheets for hypersensitivity

So not only does cotton look and feel great; it’s also a safe choice when choosing Christmas or birthday gifts. You may not know all the health and medical needs of a friend’s son or daughter when looking for a gift, so consider playing it safe and going with a fabric everyone can enjoy.

View a selection of our English Cotton Dresses for girls made from 100% cotton!

white nighties for little girls, white cotton nighties

Spring Break Sale!

Now through April 5th Jacaranda Living is holding a sale on all our items!  From custom embroidery, to monograms, baby gifts, white cotton nights, custom sheets, home decor, coastal living decor and more!

Use coupon code “SPRINGBREAK” at checkout to save!

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NY NOW!

Come see us at NY Now from January 31-February 4th!

We will be showcasing our most popular products and some of our newest products, including terry cloth towels, new embroidery designs, and more!

Stop by booth 2753 in the Home Section of the show to come see us!
Use this map to help you navigate all the vendors.  

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5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Coming up with unique Valentines Day gifts is a challenge.  Here are a few ideas for some gifts that she’ll love!

-Colonial Candies
Who doesn’t love a little chocolate!  You can order these boxed chocolates right on the website and get your loved ones favorites, from caramels to dark chocolate or a variety.  colonial candies

-Gemvara – Necklace
Gemvara makes some beautiful pieces that fit any budget.  Even better, you can custom design any piece by picking metals and stones you like best!

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Nighties from Jacaranda
A white, cotton nightie that is comfortable, luxurious and sexy makes a perfect gift for her.

nightie

-Succulents from One Kings Lane
For a house plant lover, check out these beautiful succulent terrariums from One Kings Lane!  Available in a variety of sizes and types.  Succulents are easy to care for and make a beautiful addition to any home or office.

succulent

-Stationery
There’s just something about having nice stationery…  Find some beautiful, unique stationery at Papyrus.  These are great for little notes, thank you notes and look fantastic on your writing desk.

stationery

5 Unique Hostess Gift Ideas

Here are our top picks for hostess gifts this holiday season!

1-Towel Set – (From Jacaranda Living)
Who doesn’t love beautiful new towels for your bathroom!  Especially when they are embroidered!  Package them up in a nice basket or even repurpose a dish and put a few nice soaps with them.

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2-Salt and Pepper Shakers that have style (from Zady)
These handcrafted, white shakers go with any table setting.  Fill with salt and pepper and pair with a nice set of napkins.

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3-Hand Poured Soy Candles – (From Vessel Candle Co.)
Gift a beautiful candle your host can enjoy all year long.  These clean burning candles give off a delightful smell!  

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4- Beautiful Mugs – (from Small Glow)
Treat your guest to some nice, personalized and quirky mugs.  Pair it with some coffee or tea for the perfect gift!

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5-Martini Set (from Crystal Classics)
Everyone brings wine to a party.  Set yourself apart by bringing a martini basket!   Buy a nice bottle of vodka or gin, pair with these classic coup glasses, a shaker, olives and write out a recipe.  Cheers!

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