The holiday season is one of our favorite times of the year not only for the decorations but also because we get a chance to give gifts to our friends and family. Melanie, Founder of Oak & Honey Events and Katelyn, Associate Event Planner, will be sharing some of our favorite local and sustainable products over the next couple weeks to guide you along the way this holiday season. We hope our posts will not only help you find the perfect gift that the special ones in your life will enjoy but also help you support local businesses and reduce your impact on the environment. Making someone's day and doing good - What could be better?
First up, Katelyn is sharing with you her favorite gift picks for the special lady in your life.
Apotheclaire - Gift Certificate
At Oak & Honey Events we do our part to reduce waste produced by helping plan and design eco-friendly, green weddings and events. A business that helps save the planet and keeps us gorgeous? Of course, we're in love! Let me introduce Apotheclaire to a special lady in your life. Apotheclaire located in the heart of downtown Akron is a green circle salon which recycles 98% of their shop, including hair. They not only offer a number of hair services but also carry many of my favorite local products, including brands like 1820 House Candle Company and Humble from Humble Bee Family Farm. Also, they sell hair products such as Oway Organics that reduces their impact in the environment with mindful packaging and shipping practices.
Humble bath and body products is the brainchild from Humble Bee Family Farm. Humble is handcrafted goods made with organic and sustainable ingredients. I haven't found a product of theirs that I haven't been obsessed with. They offer both bath and body products from lotion to soaps to lip balm for the lady in your life. I can't get enough of their roll-on perfume made with jojoba and apricot oils. Some of my favorite scents are Mountain Momma, Patchouli Lime or Lavender Patchouli which are definitely swoon worthy.
Glam & Grace
Glam and Grace located in Cleveland, Ohio offers fun, bold beauty products that let you experiment with your own style. They have a number of products that every girl will love and feel gorgeous wearing. I'm currently obsessed with Glam and Grace's Handcrafted Lipstick in Muted Red and Peachy Nude. If make-up isn't her thing, Glam and Grace also carries unique, bold jewelry made out of materials like leather, rhinestones, and tassels.
Fount - The Finley Clutch
By now, especially if you live in Northeast Ohio you've heard of Fount. Fount is a design and production house based out of Cleveland, Ohio with a focus on luxury leather bags and accessories. I'm currently crushing on their Finley Clutch in peppercorn black.
Keats - Gift Set Box
I discovered Keats products and I haven't turned back. I fell in love after my first purchase and haven't bought any other soap brands since. Keats offers what they call, “all natural, unrefined, organic," products. A number of their soaps come in many delicious scents with fun names like Wit + Wonder with Rosemary and French Green Clay and Mystic + Muse with cinnamon and citrus orange. My personal favorites currently are Gumption + Grace with lemongrass and ginger. Also, Hope + Harmony with cedar wood and lime. Keats soap bars start at $10 or you can purchase gift set perfect for the holidays for $35.