Cute Cats–Cool Gift Ideas for Cat-Lovers

Da Vinci was most certainly right when he said that the smallest feline is a masterpiece! I mean, who wouldn’t stop and stare in googley-eyed awe at the sight of a kitten? Likewise, cats are a popular subject for online entertainment. From YouTube to blogs, nearly everyone everywhere is showcasing or parodizing the cat’s personality and antics in some form or fashion. More popular and successful works have been published, publicized, and franchised—which is convenient if you’re stuck trying to find a gift for someone who adores cats. There are a few cute and cool cats on the internet that I know which also have some of their own merchandise! Their comic craftsmanship and charming nature will make them the gifts you’re looking for to give to that cat-loving friend or family member!

Simon’s Cat—Simon’s Cat is a delightful cartoon phenomenon from YouTube! Hand-drawn frame-by-frame, this feline is aesthetically simplistic, but lives the hilarious and crazy life all cats lead!  Just recently produced for Simon’s Cat are a brand-new cartoon book, an animated short, and even a few iPhone apps!

Pusheen the Cat—Pusheen the cat is a cute, plushy GIF character that lives on Tumblr! In addition to being a blog-able statement, Pusheen is quite a fashion statement too as she is on a number of apparel and accessories.

Gemma Correll—Gemma Correll is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. Her artistic interests are a wider range beyond just cute pets and her style, especially those of her cat cartoons, is satirical and sketch-like. Her cats can be found on several of her nick-knacks and in her book “A Cat’s Life”.

Naturally, felines are beautiful and graceful creatures. Artistically, they are even more ingenious as a statement on their dispositions is expressed for entertainment! Any feline-fan will appreciate a gift with any of these internet sensations this holiday season! They’re each a masterpiece in their own right, and totally the cat’s meow!

Objects With Purpose

Objects With PurposeMost everyone can appreciate the smell of a candle or the ambiance that they create, especially during the Fall of the year! However, what most people do not know is that most candles are toxic, that’s right, they are harmful to use. How then are you supposed to enjoy the benefits of a candle or give one as a gift and enjoy it with a clear conscience? The answer is simple, you need an alternative. Luckily, one business by the name of Objects With Purpose is working to make candles that you can enjoy in more ways than one and candles that are not harmful in the least!

How exactly is a candle from OWP different than a normal mass produced candle? For starters you can use them for more than just burning. You can use it as a candle (obviously), a body butter when they are warm, and a solid perfume when they are cool. Talk about a versatile product! Now onto what they are made of. Essential oils along with organic renewable coconut shea and apricot butters are what make up these candles that serve more than one purpose.

One very important for any candle though is how it smells. Don’t worry about the smell lacking because it doesn’t. In fact the scents are comparable to that of high end boutique candles and to be honest they smell even better than those. You can tell that thought was really put into these candles, from the scents to the uses of them. These aren’t just candles you burn once and throw away, these are the kind of thing that you want to give as a gift and perhaps get one or two for yourself while you’re at it. This holiday season don’t settle for a boring and harmful store bought candle, light something that will make memories and fill the air with cozy scents, then enjoy the other benefits that these candles offer. Do it all with a clear conscience knowing that you and your loved ones won’t be harmed by these candles.

For more information or to place an order be sure to check out ObjectsWithPurpose.com or their Etsy Shop!

Fancy Box

Fancy, the website that has been bringing us exceptionally amazing products and goods for quite some time has users in awe yet once more with their new subscription box! Anyone who has ever used the website knows how it works, but just in case you have somehow missed out and never used it before, here’s a quick rundown. HIgh quality and often high priced items are posted to the website and once you create an account you are able to click the button that says “fancy” on each item that you…well, fancy. You are then able to go back to these items later on or purchase the item. It’s a genius website that has claimed numerous hours of my time spent.

So what’s in the box? Good question, you’re going to love the answer! You know how a lot of subscription boxes send everyone the same thing each and every month? Fancy does not do that, you have the option to choose the category that you would like to be sent items from, for example: Men, Women, Home, Gadgets, Media. This is a cool twist on the subscription box idea because with such a vast catalogue like the website has, it would have been a shame not to diversify the items included in the boxes. The final and most important thing that we are sure you care the most about is getting the bang for your buck, right? Each month you only pay $30 and though that is on the higher end of some subscription boxes, you get $60+ worth of goods in your box every time.

The final verdict, get this box! We have yet to see a box that has such a vast selection of goods included in it, sends expensive and high quality items to you once a month, and does it for only $30.

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Bulu Box

Bulu BoxOne monthly subscription box that you should know about is the Bulu Box. Many monthly subscription boxes are targeted towards one type of person, people who like sweets, people who like cosmetics, etc. but what really separates the Bulu Box from all of the others is that it is a box that literally anyone and everyone can enjoy.

Each month for only $10 you will get a box full of four to five premium health and fitness related samples. When they say premium, they mean it! The samples that you get are actually more like month supplies. You will get a few products that you can use once or twice, but you will get enough in each of the boxes to last you a month until your next one arrives. You really get your money’s worth with this box.

Staying healthy is sometimes a hard thing to do, but the assortment of products included in the Bulu Box gives enough variety that allows for anyone to be able to use the products in the box. If you aren’t into major fitness programs then you can still enjoy the other health related products in the box. Keeping yourself healthy means lots of things, not just looking healthy. While you will get some really great stuff in your box each month that will help you stay fit and look great, there are many things included that are just for your overall health. This means that even if you don’t spend every day at the GYM then you will still be able to enjoy the stuff that this box has to offer. For example one product included in one of their boxes was a drink mix that helps you relax naturally, I think just about anyone could use that!

Overall, the Bulu Box is one of the top monthly subscription boxes to get! If you care about your well being and would love the opportunity to try generous proportions of some of the top brands then don’t hesitate to get this box. This box also makes a wonderful gift for any high school or college student who wants to keep healthy but doesn’t have the time or cash to dedicate to getting the products for themselves. You can cancel anytime, but our bet is that you won’t want to. Go ahead and subscribe or find out more by visiting them online at BuluBox.com!

Cozy Leaf Artisan Loose Leaf Tea Blends

Cozy Leaf TeaCozy Leaf is a tea company that might just be your next favorite place to buy tea! They specialize in selling a large variety of loose leaf teas. Offering most any variety that any tea lover could want, this seems like the natural choice for anyone who enjoys a cup of tea now and then. What really makes Cozy Leaf special is their option to create a custom blend of tea!

There is also a really neat option on the Cozy Leaf website that allows you to subscribe to their Tea Club and receive a different and unique blend of tea each and every month in the mail, this can also be given as a gift subscription! The Tea Club offers two options, the Caffein Tea Club and the Herbal Tea Club.

The aurora that the teas from Cozy Leaf emit are awe inspiring and will fill the air with delicious smells that will have everyone around you wanting a cup of what your having. The flavor of the loose leaf tea offerings is second to none. Don’t worry about getting a package of tea that has been mass produced by a machine, the teas from Cozy Leaf are hand blended and the attention to color, flavor, and smell are evident.

If you are looking for your next favorite blend of tea, chances are you will find it at either the Cozy Leaf Website or their Etsy Shop. If you’re not quite sure what to try or are new to the world of delicious hand blended teas, may we recommend getting their sampler, you are sure to find a blend that you will fall in love with in their sampler. Cozy Leaf truly lives up to their inviting name by creating the perfect cup of tea to help you relax and get “cozy” with every cup of tea that you drink.

A Whimsical Twist on Practical Houseware

Wolfum creator Annabel Inganni spent nine years in apparel design before her designs took an interesting turn in 2010. Inganni is now creating household items like linen napkins, bookends, and coasters, but her flair for the unique provides a whimsical and stylish twist to these seemingly traditional pieces.

Los Angeles based Wolfum makes simple, everyday products from organic cotton, recycled poly twill, and FSC certified walnut. Quality materials mean lasting items, and lasting items mean less replacement and waste. If that wasn’t enough, bold patterns and colors like sage, olive, and navy adorn each hand-made product.

Wolfum’s collection of unique linens have a timeless appearance, with patterns that could have easily been taken from a trunk of beloved vintage items or used to embellish a modern tabletop. Wolfum’s colorful animal bookends and wall hangers also add a fanciful feel the the collection. Tigers, rabbits, coyotes, and a slew of other creatures in a variety of delightful patterns and colors would be perfect for a child or adult.

Whether it’s a mix-and-match collection or a coordinated set, Wolfum products are Inganni’s answer to a boring room. U.S. made and built to last, Wolfum’s whimsical products can be purchased at California shops like ST&NDARD GOODS and La La Ling, as well as Wolfum’s website.

Nanoblock

Sometimes the older crowd misses the days when they were able to play with building blocks and get away with it. One company recognized that and decided to do something about it! We all used to love building crazy creations with blocks and wasting countless hours making intricate structures out of blocks to then just take it apart. Nanoblock is all about the building of smaller block creations only not to be taken apart afterwards but instead collected and displayed! Nanoblocks are the building blocks designed for those more skilled than the average child and more patient. These little blocks are really quite small and measure smaller than a coin. Patients and time is no doubt a factor required when building with Nanoblocks, but one that pays off in the end with an individual piece of collectable art!

It makes sense really, why spend time building something only to take it apart? You don’t have to with these tiny building blocks, in fact they come packaged to where you have enough blocks to build the specific design that you buy. It’s not hard to build with them, but it does take some time compared to throwing a few big toy blocks together. So if you fall into the category of those “too old” to play with blocks, then Nanoblock are most certainly for you! With plenty of designs to choose from and a continuously growing catalogue you are sure to be entertained with these little blocks for a big amount of time!