International Day of Friendship: A Gift Guide

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the wonderful small-business community, it’s that our relationships with loyal customers and fellow shop owners can very quickly become cherished friendships. In honor of International Friendship Day, we’ve put together a gift guide to celebrate the amazing people we are honored to call friends! We aren’t exactly the type of people who celebrate every single little holiday that pops up on our Instagram feeds, but we really just couldn’t pass this one up. A solid friendship can seem so hard to find yet it’s the biggest blessing when it’s fought for, so we love taking any opportunity to shower our community with simple, thoughtful gifts to let them know how much they mean to us!


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Affirmation Notes by Stick With It Co.

If you find yourself in a long distance friendship, these sticky notes might just be your new best friend… literally! Heartfelt, encouraging words are so vital for healthy relationships, and spending so much time apart can be tough. If you’re not there to verbally encourage your friends, this sticky notes set will definitely come in handy. On each sticky note is a ready-made encouraging phrase that will brighten your BFFs day and remind them how much you care for them and cherish their friendship. Stick one on a hand-written letter and drop it in the mail, or maybe hide a few throughout their home the next time you visit them. 

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Clear Quartz Facial Roller by Slow North

Self care is more fun with friends! Treat yourself and your friends to a pampered girls night and bring along one of our Facial Rollers. Available in 3 different stones, these facial rollers are the perfect add-on to your skincare routines as they aid in skincare product absorption while simultaneously ridding your body of toxin buildup. After all, we like our friendships like we like our beauty routines… non-toxic ;)


200 Women by Geoff Blackwell, Ruth Hobday, Kieran Scott, & Marianne Lassando

“You can't empower women without listening to their stories” - Gloria Steinem. What better way to live this out than reading a book that celebrates, empowers, and honors women of all colors, shapes, and sizes. This powerful book showcases a series of interviews of 200 women who each boldly share their own words of wisdom and perspectives. Sharing this book with friends will surely strengthen your sense of community and will guide you to empower those around you.


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Folk Birds Neck Wrap by Slow North

Speaking of self-care, have you tried our best-selling neck wraps? They’re basically your own personal hug. They’re so easy to use - just heat up your neck wrap in the microwave and rest it on your neck and around your shoulders and you’ll never want to take it off! These are such a good gift to include in your girls night festivities - picture you and your gal pals sitting back and relaxing with your neck wraps, a feel-good movie, and maybe even a face mask to get your skin glowing as you drift off to a dreamy, euphoric state of mind.

Drops of Honey Mug by Apricity Ceramics

When we think of quality time, we picture ourselves sitting down with a friend with a warm cup of coffee in hand. There’s just something so comforting about the ritual of brewing coffee (or tea!) and cozying up on the couch to discuss everything under the sun within the safety of a trusted friendship. These handmade mugs by Apricity Ceramics are an adorable gift for that friend who craves this kind of quality time! 


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Gemstone Necklace by Tumble

There’s nothing that proves your best friendship quite like having a set of matching jewelry. These gemstone necklaces by Tumble are one of our favorite products to recommend to our sweet customers who come in looking for gifts for their besties. Gold-filled and crafted with genuine gemstones, these timeless pieces will last for years to come - just like your friendship!

We love celebrating the loved ones in our lives, and we hope this gift guide inspires you to pour more into your friendships not just on this special holiday, but every day.