Gifts For Hippie Chicks

gifts for hippie chicksIt’s the season to go gift shopping again, and you may be wondering what to get for your boho, dreamy, floaty, new age, spiritual, environmentally conscious friend or relative.

Choosing gifts for hippie chicks isn’t that hard, once you know what makes them tick. On the photo above you can see a few gift ideas, which you honestly can’t go wrong with. Here’s why:

1. Turquoise Ruffle Scarf – because it’s crochet (a hippie’s favourite) and handmade here at Cosmic HQ. No slavery involved in the creation of this unique, stylish and cosy little number.

2. Chunky Jade Bracelet – hippies cannot have enough crystals and gemstones in their collection. They are healing stones, didn’t you know? And they spread so much positive vibes. Lots of bracelets are in the sale, so check out the others, too.

3. Red Crochet Flower Brooch – because hippie chicks are a bit like butterflies, they love flowers. They love to adorn their clothes and bags with flowers. Flowers everywhere. Buy them one, which lasts and they can stick anywhere they like. And yes, it’s handmade here at Cosmic HQ, too.

4. Pink Embroidered Jewellery Roll – for all those healing crystal jewellery pieces. And this one is sparkly and fairly traded from India. See the full range of jewellery rolls.

5. Turquoise Brocade Purse – because it’s sparkly, fairly traded and fits into a tiny handbag or trouser pocket. More purses here.

6. Hand-embossed Leather Notebook – perfect handbag size to record poems, thoughts, dreams, quotes, words of wisdom and phone numbers of lovely people. Also, its paper is made of recycled cotton waste. No tree had to die in the making of this product, and the pattern contains flowers, too.

Happy Shopping!

Christiane

 

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How To Create DIY Happy Jars

happy jars

Here at Cosmic HQ we love creative ideas that are inspirational and fun. 

Our guest blogger Laura Fernandez shows you how you can record and collect your happy moments in a simple yet imaginative way, and even turn them into a gift:

There is nothing like happiness coming from one simple jar and that is exactly the purpose of happy jars.

The do-it-yourself, happy jar also called as ‘a jar of happiness’ was created to bring back smiles and laughter amongst friends and family. One simple concept of happiness can take a person a long way and that it exactly what this jar does.

People have confused happy jars with cupcake jars or candy jars but this concept is completely new.

The basic purpose of a happy jar is that it acts like a simple reminder of all the good things that happened in a month or a year. With small things a person can go back into time and remember all the small, but important things about his or her life.

The do-it-yourself process is simple and requires just a handful of items. This is how it works:

 Things Required

A person takes a large or medium sized jar with a lid. Some people like using fish bowls instead as well.

He or she needs to place it in one of the busiest parts of the house, let’s say the kitchen or the sitting lounge. Next to the jar should be a pen and a notepad containing small pieces of paper.

Some people also like to add instructions next to the happy jar so that anyone passing by can read the instructions first.

The Setup

The best part about happiness jars is the personal touch. Some people keep candies next to the jar and some people keep photo frames to remind them of best times and close relationships. However the main step comes next.

The Purpose

An individual is required to write what made him or her happy that particular day, fold it and throw it in the jar.

The essential part is to add the date so that it could be recorded. Happiness has no boundaries and so doesn’t the happiness jar.

A person can write anything or everything that made him or her happy, whether it was a newly bought piece of clothing or an act of kindness that someone else did.

happy jar ideas

Some people also like to add receipts of memorable times or trinkets of any kind.

Opening the Happy Jar

An individual carries out this practice of writing on small pieces of paper and putting it in the jar for an entire year.

It is usually opened up again on New Year’s Eve, which makes it a perfect time to reminisce about the past.

The happy jar reminds a person of all the good things that happened to him or her throughout the year and makes the person thankful for all the blessings.

Make it a present

When a happy jar is shared with another person, he or she can give it to the partner as a gift. The jar or the bowl can be wrapped up in a nice wrapping with a bow and can be presented on New Year’s Eve because that is the time to share the happy jar.

A happy jar is a happiness recording system which might not be a famous concept but it is certainly a unique one. Years pass by for people and they hardly remember what they did all year. With the help of a happy jar, special or happy moments can never be forgotten; in fact they will always be remembered and cherished till the happy jar exists.

Author’s bio: Laura Fernandez is a content marketing writer working for an established marketing agency in NYC. She loves re-doing her interiors over and over again and is usually on the phone with Homejoy making plans with the staff there.

Have fun creating your own personal happy jar!

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

 

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Top 10 Gifts for Her

top 10 gifts for herWith the Christmas season coming up yet again, it seems to get harder every year to find gifts that are thoughtful and unique.

Women tend to get toiletries, perfumes, chocolates, candles and the odd tipple, but why not choose something more unusual this time? Something hand-crafted and fairly traded from India or made in the UK?

Forget mass-produced merchandise from China. Here you can find some lovely things that are produced in small quantities yet very affordable.

So, if you’re struggling to find that perfect present, one of our top 10 gifts for her will be perfect whatever the occasion:

Satin Velvet Scarves Turquoise Detail1. A Beautiful Velvet Scarf

Stunning designs and super-soft. Hand-embroidered and fairly traded from India.

 

 

 

Sequined Velvet Bags Black/Purple2. A Pretty Velvet Bag

Unique designs for all occasions, hand-embroidered and fairly traded from India.

 

 

 

Large Embroidered Notebooks3. A Handmade Notebook

All of our notebooks and journals are made from recycled materials.

 

Carnelian Bracelet

4. A Gemstone Bracelet

Many are in the SALE right now, and they all come in a FREE gold organza gift bag.

 

 

 

5. A Mystical Pewter Brooch

Hand-made by an artisan co-operative in Cornwall.

 

Quartz Crystal T-light Holder

 

 

6. A Sparkling Quartz Crystal T-Light Holder

Looks stunning on the coffee table – and it is said to have healing properties too!

 

7. An Incense Selection Gift Box

Entirely natural ingredients, delightful fragrances and fairly traded from India.

 

Purple Embroidered Keepsake Box

 

8. A Hand-embroidered Keepsake Box

Very pretty, for photos, letters, cards, crystals, jewellery….

 

 

Sun Wall Plaque9. A Magical Sun Wall Plaque

This ancient symbol of enlightenment is hand-cast in Cornwall.

 

Celtic CD Greeting Card

 

10. A Music CD Greeting Card

A musical gift and greeting card all-in-one. Relaxing, new age music. Suitable for all occasions.

 

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Happy Shopping!