Foster & Flourish Holiday 2017 Gift Guide

Foster & Flourish is dedicated to supporting small creative businesses - and our 2017 holiday gift guide is a great way for YOU to support local makers (and snag gorgeous handmade gifts for your loved ones!). 


WHY WE LOVE IT: At Foster & Flourish, we can attest to how much we LOVE Panache Gift Baskets! These curated gift baskets and boxes are supremely gorgeous - perfect for anyone on your list. You can choose from one of their gorgeous premade gift baskets, or design your own with beautiful made-in-the-USA treasures.  They curate each gift with care and love - when your recipient opens it up, they feel loved and appreciated. Panache Gift Baskets are truly a special gift. 

WHO TO BUY FOR: The most special people in your life - your mom, your sister, your bestie... or even yourself ;) 

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We're in love with Panache's "Gather" gift basket - the perfect hostess gift. Find it here!

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WHY WE LOVE IT: Melissa's vibrant, expressive watercolor style sets her apart from others. Customers are drawn to her Coastal style and flair for color. Her botanical studies of birds, landscapes and nature have been trending receently - perfect gifts for your sea-loving friends and family!

WHO TO BUY FOR: Anyone in your life who loves the beach, and who appreciates fine watercolor artwork.

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We LOVE Melissa's crab notecard set!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRIENDS OF FOSTER AND FLOURISH: Get Melissa's gorgeous "Seascape" giclee print for $75, framed - a special offer just for you! Email Melissa to claim this offer. Also, get 10% off your first order with Melissa with code SHOP10. 

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WHY WE LOVE IT: The Handkerchief Shop creates the most beautiful handkerchiefs. They take pride in sourcing the prettiest trims and 100% cotton to make and embroider all of their handkerchiefs, all locally. Customers can customize their handkerchiefs with an embroidered monogram or sweet message to make them one of a kind.

WHO TO BUY FOR: Your man - every guy needs a good set of hankies. Or the bride in your life - she'll love a wedding hankie to dry her happy tears on the big day. Or anyone in your life who'd appreciate a stunning keepsake! Grandma, mom, sister... the list goes on. 

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We LOVE The Handkerchief Shop's gift sets for men! Get one of these sets to elevate your main man's wardrobe. Every gentleman should have a handkerchief on him. The Monogram Trio is perfect for a guy who loves the classics; the Lucky Trio is ideal for a guy who likes a little bit of whimsy in his wardrobe; and the Pastel Trio is for a guy who isn't afraid of color.

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WHY WE LOVE IT:  Poptart Couture was created out of pure sass: the sass that is needed to break up the daily grind and highlight life's lil' moments. Poptart Couture is a brand for every boss babe caught somewhere between world takeover + mini meltdown. Owner + doodler, Jordan Westfall launched Poptart Couture launched August 2016. Illustrations / production takes place in a lil' yellow cottage in Nesconset, on Long Island. Outside of the products offered online, Poptart Couture does wholesale for retail, so if you own a shop, check 'em out!

WHO TO BUY FOR: These products are PERFECT for your besties and your sistas-from-another-mista! They're fun, witty, and oh-so-cool. 

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We can't get enough of Poptart Couture's holiday collection - give us one of each of those gift tags! We're also partial to the Beyonce-inspired "Boy Bye" bandana

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRIENDS OF FOSTER AND FLOURISH: Join Poptart Couture's The Chit Chat Club for fun emails and special offers! 

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WHY WE LOVE IT:  Soul Cuffs carries inspirational clothing for women, and now they've just introduced girls clothing, too! They offer soft tops with reminders printed on your cuffs to motivate you throughout your day. Just for you. Be inspired.

WHO TO BUY FOR: We love the idea of getting these inspirational shirts for the special women in your life - especially for the younger girls who need a boost of confidence. 

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We love the Brooke Hoodie with a "You've Got This" saying for us. For girls, we adore the Jackie shirt with a "Be Yourself" saying.


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WHY WE LOVE IT:  Yellow Heart Art offers the cutest, funniest art prints for your home - or the home of your pals! Owner Leonora wants Yellow Heart Art’s playful approach at life to inspire you to embrace your inner awesome personal style. Since 2011 she greatly believes that your story and passion is best reflected in design. Whether it’s designs for your home, designs for your events or designs for your business she wants you to feel that creative spark that encourages you to be bold, unique and to never stop dreaming big. 

WHO TO BUY FOR: Do you have a friend that's a #BossBabe? What about your fave coworker? Yellow Heart Art's new line of prints are perfect for the go-getter in your life. Yellow Heart Art's work has been spotted in the homes of celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Mindy Kaling, and was recently featured at the launch for Lauren Conrad's new line for Kohl's. Whoever you buy a kickass Yellow Heart Art print for will be in good company! 

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We literally lol'd when we saw their "Really Hope My Bobby Pins and Hair Ties are Off Somewhere Starting a New Life Together" print. 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRIENDS OF FOSTER AND FLOURISH: Get free domestic shipping on any art print with code HOLIDAYSHIP17 

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Eye Love Accessories


WHY WE LOVE IT: Empassioned and inspired by her Greek grandmother, Eye Love's owner, Fay Mihos, designs Greek Evil Eye Accessories infused with positive energy and good vibes. Each of her items is one-of-a-kind. 

WHO TO BUY FOR: Anyone in your life who needs good vibes! According to Greek mythology, the eye emblem gives protection over whomever wears it. It doesn't hurt that these gorgeous designs are super-cute, too! 

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We love the lariat-style necklaces! Such a good gift item.  

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WHY WE LOVE IT:  We're devotees of Swell Anchor's workshops! Owner Christie Jones teaches incredible small-group calligraphy workshops in her Long Island studio - and she's launching an online calligraphy class this Black Friday. Christie also teaches super fun succulent planter workshops, as well - perfect for a Girls' Night out! You can snag Swell Anchor holiday gifts in Christie's online shop - ornaments, tees, totes, and more.

WHO TO BUY FOR: Swell Anchor's workshops are the perfect gift for your crafty sister or pals. We suggest the succulent workshop for the best girls' night out ever, and the personalized calligraphy ornaments as gifts for your family memberes.  

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We're obsessed with Swell Anchor's new online class that launches on Black Friday! Check out all their workshops here.

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WHY WE LOVE IT:  Deborah is a calligrapher and graphic designer specializing in custom invitations and calligraphy for weddings and special events, and fine hand lettering. Along with couture invitations, she offers custom monograms, ceremony booklets, menus, table signs and hand calligraphy for envelope addressing and place cards. You've probably seen her work on Martha Stewart's instagram page, too - those hand-calligraphed recipe names? Yup, that's Deborah! Been flipping through the Tiffany's catalogue and seen some gorgeous calligraphy elements on the page? Yeah, that might've been Deborah, too. There's a reason why top brands love her work - it's stunning! 

WHO TO BUY FOR: If you're looking for a swanky yet affordable gift for your work bestie, or to give as a token of appreciation to your favorite mentor, Deborah's sophisticated artwork is the perfect gift.

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We adore Deborah's desk calendar - it'll instantly brighten even the dreariest of Mondays all year long. 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRIENDS OF FOSTER AND FLOURISH: To celebrate Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday and Cyber Monday, Deborah is offering 10% off everything in her Etsy shop 11/24 through 11/28 with the code CYBERWEEKEND

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WHY WE LOVE IT:  Prepare yourself - when you see these gorgeous cookies, you're going to want to buy one of each. The Well Dressed Cookie is a boutique cookie company specializing in custom hand decorated sugar cookies for any and all occasions. Cookies are made from scratch to order and each order is completely customizable. They're fabulous personalized edible gifts for anyone on your list. 

WHO TO BUY FOR: Literally anyone who likes sweet treats - and these cookies are guaranteed to be a hit! They'd be fantastic stocking stuffers, or snag one for each person at your holiday dinner - such a great favor or place setting.

OUR FAVORITE ITEM? We literally can't pick just one. Guys - these cookies are amazing! Check out their Instagram for some of their gorgeous recent custom cookies. Those hula skirt ones - OMG!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRIENDS OF FOSTER AND FLOURISH: Mention code Holiday10 for $10 off any order of 2 dozen or more cookies through 12/31/17.

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