Gift Reviews

Sacred Rebel Oracle Deck

Sacred Rebel Oracle Deck

The Sacred Rebel Oracle ($23.95 retail, ISBN 9780738745770) is a truly unique blend of transcendent artwork and earthly wisdom. Cards feature images of resplendent, ethnically diverse women and symbols paired with relatable messages such as “Bring It Into Form,” and “Listening for Truth.” With practical clues to your biggest questions printed right on the card, interpretation is a breeze for the beginning or advanced practitioner.

Sacred Geometry Magnets and Pendants

Sacred Geometry Magnets and Pendants

Sacred geometry is an ancient science experiencing a revival in modern culture. These magnets and pendants from are right on trend with an assortment of designs laser-cut into birchwood and sealed with a clear coat to protect the wood. Images include the ever-popular Flower of Life, Sri Yantra, and Triquetra, and several other sacred symbols. Crystal grids and handmade incense holders are also available.

Wox Dog Doy

Wox Dog Doy

This durable dog toy (4" x 6.5") from certified B Corp West Paw Design has a lot to offer customers who are discerning pet owners: it’s BPA free; it’s made in the USA; it’s dishwasher safe; and it’s 100-percent recyclable. More importantly, its unpredictable bounce makes this fetch-and-tug toy fun for pups and their people. A great grab-and-go gift for Fido’s stocking!

Pooch Selfie Smartphone Attachment

Pooch Selfie Smartphone Attachment

This fun impulse gift is for the dogs ... literally! Designed to help people take better photos with their pups, it easily attaches to iPhones and Galaxy smartphones and holds the one thing sure to capture a dog’s attention: the coveted tennis ball—and this one squeaks! Keep the ball rolling with a pet-selfie campaign: Ask customers to tag their Instagram moments with your store name.

Plush Purr & Pounce Cat Tunnel

Plush Purr & Pounce Cat Tunnel

This faux-furtastic play tunnel raises the bar on feline frolicking (and luxury napping). Complete with a peep hole for surveying the room for pounce-ability and a dangling mouse ready to be stuffed with catnip, this is a must-sell gift for cat owners who love to pamper their pets.

Socks for Pet Lovers

Sock It to Me Socks

Whether your customers are pet owners or they just like expressive socks, they are going to LOVE these whimsical cat and dog themed knee-high socks. Sock It to Me has socks for women, men, and kids in many unique, fun-filled designs. A great hostess gift or stocking stuffer, don’t be surprised if shoppers splurge on a few pairs for themselves, too!

Healing Crystal Pet Charms

Vibes Up Healing Crystal Pet Charms

Crystal healing is not just for people—pets love it, too! These healing crystal pet charms are filled with positive intention. Available in green aventurine, rose quartz, clear quartz, amethyst, and jasper, each comes with a lobster-claw clasp that makes it a breeze to change out for a different charm. Start a fun Facebook campaign: Ask customers to tag photos of their pets modeling their favorite charm with your store page! After all, who says pets don’t love a little bling?

Whisker Relief Bowl

Dr. Catsby Whisker Relief Bowl

Do you have customers who love to pamper their feline friends? The answer is YES, and they are going to flip over Dr. Catsby’s Whisker Relief Bowl, the Rolls Royce of cat bowls. Its unique shape eliminates whisker fatigue (look it up—the struggle is real!), and the stainless steel material protects against bacteria. The attractive packaging is also practical—the box makes gift wrapping a breeze!

Dreamland Fairy Kit

Dreamland Fairy Kit

Parents are looking for “unplugged” craft activities they can share with their kids. This adorable Dreamland Fairly Kit has everything they need to help tots express their inner artist, all in one easy-to-merchandise box. The kit comes with a fairy house ready to decorate with the included paint and magical fairy dust, and the beautifully illustrated companion book is sure to help spark imagination.

Eco Fire Truck

Eco Fire Truck

Completely sourced and made in the USA (with USA-made tools!), this colorful, pint-sized toy (6" x 3" x 5") is actually a 3D puzzle that assembles into a moveable fire truck ready for kids’ imagination. Safety tested for ages three and up, it’s made from 30 percent sawdust and 70 percent BPA and phthalate-free plastic, and the colors are molded in, not painted on. The icing on the cake is the fun, attractive packaging that will help the trucks sell themselves!

Once Upon a Mat Bundle

Once Upon a Mat Bundle

When Namaste Kid’s founder noticed her toddler following along with her yoga DVD, she realized kids are natural yogis. Active play helps kids develop their motor skills and their ability to creatively problem solve, and this fun yoga bundle helps kids do both! It comes with an instructional DVD geared to kids two-and-a-half years and up, a kid-sized (24" x 48") yoga mat, and a 12-oz. stainless steel water bottle, all packaged in an eye-catching box ready for fun in-store display!

Tassel and Bead Necklaces

Benjamin International Tassel and Bead Necklace

One of this year’s favorite summer fashion accessories is the long necklace. Benjamin International has many colors and styles of tassel necklaces to choose from, making it easy to mix and match. They are so affordable and stylish that customers will want to build a collection! Their basic tassel-and-bead necklace is 20 inches long and available in purple, peach, bronze, turquoise, grey, and black, and embellished necklaces like the ones shown here are available with an elephant, hamsa, om, or sun/moon charm.

The Magician Movie Maker Kit

The Magician Movie Maker Kit

This company’s tagline is “Dress up and dream big,” and their creative-play kits help kids do just that! The Magician kit, part of their Props in a Bag collection, comes in a drawstring backpack filled with magician essentials: top hat, eye mask, cape, bunny, magic wand, and a fun backdrop. Plus, their free app helps families create and film their own movies. This fun gift idea is begging for an in-store demo—with videos shared to your store’s Facebook page, of course!

Laser-cut Sphere Stand

Technician of the Sacred Sphere Stand

One of the most unique items at INATS this year were the stunning mandalas, sphere stands, and multi-layer art from Adrian Rasmussen. All are true showstoppers that bring sacred geometry to vibrant, three-dimensional life. Each piece is laser cut and then hand painted by Technician of the Sacred artists. Mandalas (4" or 5.5") can be used for crystal grids or gorgeous altar décor, while rock lovers can upgrade their sphere collections with elaborate stands (4 sizes). Adrian’s multi-level designs are also available as wall art and stickers 2", 4" and 6").

Red Thread Collection Scraggle Bear

Red Thread Collection Scraggle Bear

This soft, huggable keepsake bear is sure to be an instant customer favorite! Plus, with every purchase of Scraggle Bear (there are cat and bunny versions, too) Bunnies by the Bay donates a portion of the proceeds to charities for kids. A win-win!

Henna-Mehndi Designs Coloring Postcard Book

Lark Crafts Henna-Mehndi Designs Coloring Postcard Book

Coloring books are still all the rage, and Sterling Publication has one for every age. They also sell coloring notecards, posters, journals, and, one of our favorites, postcards. The smaller size (4" x 6") makes each postcard easy and fun to complete in a short amount of time and then mail to someone special. The postcard book (ISBN 9781454709688) contains 30 postcards and retails for $9.95.

Vibe Bottles

Vibe Bottles by Soulwurx

Created by Reiki practitioners and infused with love, Vibe Bottles ($19.97 suggested retail, 16-oz. jar; $34.97 suggested retail, 64-oz. growler) combine sacred-geometry designs with the power of intention. Beautiful, stylized artwork (hamsa, lotus, flower of life, Metatron’s Cube) produced in limited editions makes these glass bottles instant collectors’ items. Also available are waterproof vinyl decals, which allow customers to personalize their intentions with additional words and designs. Perfect for individual, spa, and festival use.

Guardian Grandmother

Guardian Grandmother

Stoned Parrot’s newest creation, the Guardian Grandmother (approx. 20" to 30" tall), is a beautiful work of art. A unique combination of natural feathers, wood, stones, and crystals bring into fruition this spirit totem. Guardian Grandmother reminds us to connect to our ancestors for guidance and protection. She can be placed on an altar or a bedside table to assist in a peaceful night’s rest. Each is a one-of-a-kind special piece of art.

Seed of Life Blossom Earrings

Seed of Life Blossom Earrings

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These statement earrings have a lot to say: They’re made in the USA from sustainably harvested wood; they’re a great impulse purchase; their intricate laser-cut design and smaller size (under 1") is very fashion forward; and they are part of a whole collection of cool designs, so there’s something to suit many styles and tastes. Consider these the perfect stocking stuffer!

Eat Your Peas Books

Eat Your Peas Books

Author Cheryl Karpen has sold over one million of these sentimental gift books that offer “words from the heart, wisdom for the journey” with the simple premise of being there for a loved one through good and bad. There are 12 themes to suit different recipients, from sons and daughters to new moms.

Foaming Sugar Scrub

Southern Hospitality Foaming Sugar Scrub

SoHo Feet’s product line is rustic, simple, and elegant. Founded by a podiatrist, this three-step regimen is designed to soak, scrub, and moisturize the most neglected part of our body! I love the bright colors of the Foaming Sugar Scrub (6 oz. or 16 oz.), with suitably southern flavors like Mint Julep and Magnolia. As a retailer, I am particularly impressed with the accessories, signage, and merchandising options that help identify the brand.

Moravian Star Ornaments

Moravian Star Ornaments

These beautiful, leaded-glass ornaments have a history dating back to the mid-1800s. Originally used in Moravian churches in Germany, they are now a staple, year-round decoration. A husband-and-wife team creates these beautiful stars by hand in the USA. Available in all colors of the rainbow, they are constructed of 12 equal points, each measuring four inches. A decorative ribbon for hanging is tied to a small hoop soldered to the top point, and they come gift boxed.

Mind & Body Pillar Candles

Mind & Body Pillar Candles

Finally, a stand-alone pillar candle from a company that has always celebrated a natural way of living with botanical-inspired fragrances. The scents were chosen to help you discover your inner joy, peace, tranquility, and balance, each using three distinct essential oils. The Mind & Body lifestyle brand pillars come in eight different blends and are available in three sizes (4", 6", and 8").

Raku Potteryworks Heart Stones

Raku Potteryworks Heart Stones

These beautiful two-inch raku “stones” are the perfect gift from the heart for friends, teachers, co-workers, healing arts practitioners—just about anyone on your customers’ lists. Each features one of 16 inspirational designs (the lotus is my favorite) and comes gift ready with an organza bag and story card. The initial 48-pack wholesale order comes with a free raku display bowl and engraved wood sign.

Herban Garden Candles

Herban Garden Candles

These attractive candles smell as if they came straight from the Herb Garden—a great way to bring the outdoors in! Available in four fragrances in a ceramic pot, each comes with a disc of herb seeds to plant later, a creative way to extend candle season into the warmer months. I also love their seasonal Firestarters in Citronella and S’mores scents. We brought in their Cinnamon, Bacon, and Pine scents last fall, and customers loved them!

Labradorite Moon Necklace

Labradorite Moon Necklace

Fun and colorful are the words that best describe this handmade-in-the-USA resin jewelry line. These one-of-a-kind pieces are meticulously crafted in handmade molds from resin combined with pigments; inlaid gemstones; eco-friendly wood; flecks of copper, gold, and silver; and more. The Labradorite Moon Necklace comes on an antique-brass chain with fancy-cut labradorite beads in the chain.

Manifestation Tattoos

Manifestation Tattoos

These beautifully designed, contemporary Manifestation Tattoos are socially, spiritually, and eco conscious. Featuring affirmational words and phrases, they are a constant reminder of the intention each tattoo message conveys. They may even inspire you or your customers to get a real tattoo! Available individually, as themed packs, and (my favorite) in a greeting card to send to a loved one who needs a little inspiration. They are nontoxic and made in the USA.

Greeting Cards

Viabella Greeting Cards

Beautiful colors and upbeat sentiments make these cards the perfect addition to any store. Embellishments such as bright gold glitter, delicate raffia ribbons, tipped-on foil accents, and stamped designs elevate any occasion from special to extraordinary. Great for celebrating accomplishments, milestones, or “just because.”

Recycled Cement Bag Collection

Recycled Cement Bag Collection

Elephants, tigers, and snakes (oh my!) adorn these practical and original wallets, messenger bags, and tote bags. What a nice surprise to learn they are made from recycled cement bags, and that all Malia Designs products are made in Cambodia by Fair Trade groups helping to provide employment to women fighting human trafficking. The collection also includes a beautiful, screen-printed line. All the products have a high-quality feel.

Essential Oil Roll-Ons

Essential Oil Roll-Ons

Everything I picked up in Luxe Apothecary’s Atlanta booth smelled amazing! I know quite a lot about essential oils, and whether your customer is an expert or a novice, they will delight in Luxe Apothecary’s pure essential oil roll-ons. The packaging is wonderfully simple, allowing the product to speak for itself. I also love their luxurious Monoi Body Scrub and Coconut Flower Bath Soak.

Citrus Zinger Sport

Citrus Zinger Sport

The Citrus Zinger Sport is a BPA-free, portable water bottle that houses a citrus juicer in the base, allowing customers to infuse their water on the go. A mesh barrier ensures seeds and pulp are kept in the base while the lemon continues to infuse throughout the day. It’s super simple to use and combines two health benefits in one. Customers can use it at work, running errands, or going to class. A great gift for teachers!

SpaMister Glass

SpaMister Glass

GreenAir makes (in the USA) a wide range of diffusers to suit all your customers’ needs—from kids’ rooms to dorm rooms to travel—and you can buy direct from them. This means significant savings to you and your customer! There are many innovative designs in the pipeline, but my current favorite is the SpaMister Glass.

Rose Earl Grey Tea Drops

Rose Earl Grey Tea Drops

The smartest invention since the tea bag! Organic blends of tea, spices, and just a hint of sweetness are formed into dissolvable tablets, perfect for one cup of tea (available in a compostable box or a wooden gift box). Hailing from England, I was quite cynical, but I was very pleasantly surprised! The tablet dissolved quickly, and without any steeping necessary I enjoyed a flavorful cup of tea! Any tea lover would be delighted to receive these.

Natural Toiletry Kits

Natural Toiletry Kits

These TSA-approved, single-use toiletries make traveling a breeze! With unique, self-explanatory, and humorous packaging, these make great gifts for the frequent flyer. Themed collections contain everything you need for a quick getaway. It was refreshing to speak with Squeeze Pod’s founder, who is committed to bringing high-quality, natural ingredients to this niche market, and he intends to keep the product line boutique—not big box!

Habit Rabbits

Habit Rabbits

These adorable, hand-sculpted glass rabbits (3" tall) are created to bring luck by helping clarify what you want and helping you reach it. Whether breaking a bad habit or starting a new one, the Habbit Rabbit will remind customers of their quests. Each comes in a clear-plastic cylinder with a tiny metal rabbit charm to carry in your pocket. Available in 15 different colors.

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