A Village Gift Shop in Glendale carries Nora Fleming! Keep watching to learn more about the brand and how you can find a piece of every occasion. Come by and see us at 3 Village Square in Glendale or learn more at www.avillagegift.com.
One of the reasons I love shopping with Miss Em’s (other than the fact that she’s locally based and a rockstar #GirlBoss) is that she not only has great jewelry and accessories for ME, but also fun gift items for the kiddos on my list. It’s stuff you don’t see picked over at all the department stores, or worry if they’ll have four duplicates of it under the tree. Here are a few of my favorite unique gift items for kids on missems.com!
($13) And there are a TON of other bibs with funny sayings like “Taco Tuesday,” “I’m so fancy,” and a mermaid-themed “Call me on my SHELL phone.”
($18) This is an oversized canvas holiday drawstring gift sack that features printed holiday graphics and a chalkboard banner so you can personalize it with the kiddo’s name. You can wrap up a bigger item with this, or put several smaller items in it. Helloooo, easy gift wrapping!
($20) This is a 6-piece set that includes a reindeer bell, Santa glove, button, glasses and footprint stencil kit with glitter. There’s also a poem on the box explains the discovery magic! So fun!
($20) Make counting down the time until the big day fun AND educational. Plus, it’ll help remind you of how much time you have left to buy all those last minute gifts and get it all wrapped, haha!
($35) I bought this for my daughter last year at the Miss Em’s Holiday Open House, and it’s seriously been one of my best purchases EVER for her. It’s easily her most-requested book at night time — unlike any of her other books and it always induces the best belly laughs — and I just love the bonding time we get from it.
Buckeye Piggy Bank
($22) Ok, if you have a kiddo on your list who’s first letters were O-H… I-O, then this is the gift for them. And hey, tell them to start saving their pennies for OSU tuition, or at least season tickets for lots of OSU games in the future!
($15) You can’t have an Elf on the Shelf in your house without a door for them to come in, right? This is such a fun idea for your Elf on the Shelf lovin’ littles to spark their vivid imaginations, or if you just want to add something unique to your holiday decor.
($20, 0-6months) I love getting the little holiday-themed onesies that make the littles look extra super cute for the season. There are lots of cute onesies, socks, and adorable accessories like a bowtie and suspenders set on her site, so check them out, too!
Lots of cute fall stuff here at even better prices. Everything from blazers and handbags, scarves, cute tops, and then also, hats, tons of infinity scarves. Plus, flannel, sweaters, dusters, booties. Oh my gosh! And speaking of shoes, walls and walls and walls of fabulous fall boots. I couldn’t believe how many boots I found. All different colors: brown, tan, black, gray, and then plus, they have great fall dresses and sweaters and they paired them together so cute. Really cute outerwear, vests, and even things for your fall and winter sports.
Ok here are some of the great things I found: these Hunter boots, yeah, they were only $48. And these pom pom Steve Madden’s, you won’t believe the price on these, $15.50, and I love the cut on these caged CATO heels. So cute, only $12. And then, these booties, great color, original tags from Nordstrom $79, only $16 at Clothes Mentor. Can’t go wrong with a little black dress, either, and this one’s from The Loft, and it’s only $16. And then the necklace that goes with it, that’s only $8 at Clothes Mentor. Then I loved this fall sweater, it’s got a great hi-lo hemline, it’s got the cut-out cold shoulders, original tags on it even, and at Clothes Mentor it’s only $10.50. Lots and lots of great denim, these have original tags on them, they’re Joe Jeans, and retail price $169, well, at Clothes Mentor only $28. Then, these gray denim, so fabulous. Calvin Klein, original tags on it, only $14.50. Then this sweater, love the fringe at the bottom of it, great cable knit design, $12. This denim top, in a babydoll silhouette, it’s got original tags on it from Altered State, but you’re going to find it for only $10.50. Cute necklace that goes with it, it is only $6.50. I love that they have plus-size at Clothes Mentor. This pair of great denim is only $12.25.
And they also put together different outfits for you and have them on display, so you can have grab-and-go outfits. I love this quilted vest, it’s got some gold embellishments. You’re going to find that for $18.50 at Clothes Mentor. The long-sleeve top that goes with it, $10. And then the gold necklace, you can wear this with a ton of things – dress it up, dress it down, $6.50. And the bag that they have with it, it’s a crossbody Michael Kors, in kind of a maroon color, only $85.
Lots of athletic wear and athleisure, like this outfit they put together. The pants are only $12. The Adidas shirt that goes underneath it, it is only $9.25. And then the Nike jacket, love all the zippers on it, $15. Plus tons and tons of outerwear at Clothes Mentor. Like this navy, lightweight jacket, paired it with a checked top. The top is only $10.25 and the jacket itself is only $13.50.
And I really love the color on this olive green, army-inspired color from Old Navy:$15.50. And I absolutely fell in love with this dress from J. Crew, it was only $17, and the matching necklace that goes with it, $6.50.
I ended up buying all of it and tons and tons of other stuff. Stocked up for fall, I did leave a few things for you though so you have to come and visit! There’s tons of locations all over town, see which one is closest to you at clothesmentor.com.
I love shopping on my friend Emily’s site, www.missems.com, because there’s a TON of cute jewelry, bags/scarves and baby stuff (at SUPER affordable prices). But I also love doing business with her because she supports lots of local charities.
The first kind of charity she supports is YOURS. Click here to see a video I did last year that documents how to host an online shopping party with your friends and family to fundraise for a cause of your choice. For the sale I did last year, I raised funds for a family who needed money for fertility treatment… so your cause doesn’t necessarily need to be an official 501c3 charity.
You can also host online shopping events that are not related to a charity (like this one I’m doing on Oct. 23) where you earn credits to use on her site instead. But in case you’d like to host a Miss Em’s fundraiser, here are some highlights:
- 15% of total sales from a Miss Em’s party get donated back as a check for your organization
- Can be done online as a virtual/Facebook party (can you include the video you did last year as a party) OR…
- It can be an in-home party where your friends and family come to you
- All pieces of jewelry are $5-$25 or less so everyone can feel comfortable purchasing something without breaking the bank
Miss Em’s also hosts events throughout the year in Columbus and Cincinnati where a portion of proceeds benefit a local cause. Here are groups they’ve done fundraisers for previously: Boy Scouts, cheerleading teams, volleyball teams, southern Ohio survivors, Pelotonia, Cincinnati Children’s, and many more.
Click here to check out the “Upcoming Event” section of her site so you can see if there’s an event coming up (where she’s either hosting or being a vendor at) that you’d like to attend. It’s always neat to see and try on the items in person instead of buying online! You can also “like” Miss Em’s on Facebook so you get invited to events in the future. Here are a few pictures of previous Miss Em’s events and fundraisers so you can see how fun they are! Hope to see you at one soon!
We got a sneak peek of the boutique items you’ll see at this year’s RetroFittings event! Keep watching for more and click here to get your tickets and use code CHIC to get $5 off!
Happy Frugalista Friday! Our Editor-in-Chic heads to the Clothes Mentor Fields Ertel location to learn more about their new arrivals for fall, to check out their amazing designer items, and to hear more about their upcoming Girls Night Out on October 12! Keep watching to learn more and find a Clothes Mentor location near you at www.clothesmentor.com.
A Village Gift Shop in Glendale now carries Lizzy James. Stop by and check out the collection for yourself at 3 Village Square in Glendale. Learn more at www.avillagegift.com.
National Coffee Day is September 29! Celebrate the start of coffee season at A Village Gift Shop with a fun test tasting event! Stop by and see us at 3 Village Square in Glendale and learn more at www.avillagegift.com.
Fall is almost here and at A Village Gift Shop we have tons of new fall arrivals to get you in the seasonal spirit! Stop by and see us at 3 Village Square in Glendale to see all the fun fall and Halloween items we have! Learn more at www.avillagegift.com.
This huge rug event is happening this week and next at the two different local Ten Thousand Villages locations — Harper’s Point and O’Bryonville — where they bring in close to 400 rugs. And these aren’t just any rugs. They are high-quality, fair trade, artisan made, hand-knotted rugs. These rugs truly make a difference for the artisans who make them so you can feel good knowing your purchase is empowering women, building schools and supporting village development.
These rugs are made from Dumba sheep – their wool is high in lanolin content, natural scotchguard
And the designs come in several different categories – Contemporary, traditional, tribal. You’ll find natural dyes, synthetic dyes, hand spun wool, and some machine spun. Whatever your style, you’ll find something you love here at this amazing rug event. But these special pieces are only here for a short time, so make sure you stop by soon!
Harper’s Point: Sept. 14-17
O’Bryonville: Sept. 20-24