Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide

Here are several holiday gift Ideas for around $20 - all available in M Design Boutique.

Beautiful tall holiday mug comes with homemade instant hot chocolate coffee mix with crushed peppermint. Great on its own or add peppermint shnapps for a fireside treat! This is a great gift to bring a holiday party host, and can be packaged as a gift for two by request.

Travel Candles $6 or 3 for $15
Cute travel candles in holiday or everyday fragrances. High quality Soy Wax with  100% Cotton wicks for clean-burning 30% longer burning candles than paraffin. Shown above is the Baked Treat Travel Candle Set (Maple Pumpkin Pie, Warm Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread) Get all three for $15 for a perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift.

 The Peppermint Hat is a hand-knit "twist" hat that is made to resemble a peppermint candy. Make it a stocking stuffer by ordering it in the cute candy cane bakery box!
The Gingerbread House Kit comes with recipes for gingerbread and icing, enough candy for one completed house, and the pattern for cutting out a recipe for 4 houses. Great idea for kids!

 While not in the $20 ranges, this is a must-see. The Gingerbread House Party Kit comes with recipes for gingerbread and icing, enough candy for four completed houses, the pattern for cutting out a recipe for 4 houses, a holiday cookie cutter and a pastry bag for icing. This is a great party starter kit -- just add friends and cocktails! 

Order a Team Color Hat for the sports-fan on your list! These are available in any team colors (football, basketball, baseball, major league to kids leagues!).

Be sure to check out all of the great holiday gift ideas in M Design Boutique, as this covers only a few choice picks in the $20 price range.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Coffee Cup Candle - Looks and Smells Like A Vanilla Latte!

Now Available in M Design Boutique!
If you order this cute candle and add a Coffee Cup Cozy to your order, you get a discount on the Cozy! Just be sure to contact me and tell me which Cozy you'd like to add to your order and I will make you a custom listing with the discount reflected in the price. Shipping is also cheaper this way! What a great gift idea for the holidays!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pac Man Fever!

Now that we've all had our flu shots (ok...I still have to go get mine), the only thing to worry about is the epidemic PAC MAN FEVER! Symptoms include running into googly-eyed ghosts, insatiable hunger for dots and of course, the chills. So warm up and fight the fever with these awesome hats!

All Pac Man Ghosts Are Available by Request!

The Lovely Ms. Pac Man Available With or Without Dots

The Original Pac Man Comes With or Without Dots
 Click the images for more info!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gift Favor Travel Candles Customized for Your Event!

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Check out some ideas for M Design Boutique's Soy Travel Candles! These make a great Favor Gift for wedding showers, baby showers, birthday parties, dinner parties and so on.

These Soy Wax candles burn cleaner and longer and feature 100% Cotton wicks. The wax is creamy and fragrances can be customized to match your party theme.

Labels are custom designed by me, Melissa Fouch (Graphic Designer) to suit your needs. I can match the design to your theme, your invitations or colors...I can even put a photo of your honored guest, home or anything else on the label along with a few lines of text.

Check out some examples below!
 The host of this party liked both designs I came up with for her, so she ordered half and half. She also liked three fragrances: Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread and Maple Pumpkin Pie. So her guests will get a variety of designs and fragrances. I welcome custom ideas such as these.

 Above: Example of a label to be used for wedding favors. This could also be used for a bridal shower or engagement party to announce the wedding date. Match the fragrance and image to your wedding flowers, or use a design element and colors from your wedding or shower.
Pricing works like this:
Minimum order is 10 Candles

10 - 19 Candles = $3.25 per candle + Shipping
20 - 39 Candles = $2.75 per candle + Shipping
40 - 59 Candles = $2.50 per candle + Shipping
60 or more Candles = $2.25 + Shipping

Click here to find out more and order your special event Travel Candle Gift Favors! 

Scroll down to see some more examples from a variety of events  M Design Boutique has done candles for!
Destination Wedding

Baby Shower

Announcing Our Engagement

Real Estate Promotional "Drop-in" Gift

Baby Shower

Tropical Wedding

Variation on the Hydrangea Label
Birthday Party

Newport, RI Wedding

Purple Damask Promotional for Theatre Production Opening Night
Record Label Album Release Event
*All artwork is provided by clients and layouts are altered to fit candle labels.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

From the Kitchen and Garden of The Historical Eager Homestead

Soup in a Jar! Fifteen Bean Vegetarian Soup Mix -- Just add water! Makes a great gift. This is a simple dinner solution, and tastes great on its own or with added ingredients such as chicken or vegetables. 

Whole Leaf Sage Grown at The Eager Homestead -- This cute farm-packaged sage works great with Thanksgiving Turkeys, among other things!

 Acorns from New England Oak Trees -- Perfect for holiday decor, crafts and kids projects. These are a beautiful color and look great on their own in a bowl!
Hand-poured Candles for the holiday table -- Fragrances: Orange is Pumpkin Pie Spice, Brown is Brown Sugar, Yellow is Sunflower and Green is Apple Crisp. Watch for the Christmas holiday candles soon!
 The Eager Homestead is a historical home in Marlborough, Massachusetts. It was built in 1682 by the Eager family and was the farmhouse for the area surrounding the home...which extends for miles. We are the proud owners of The Eager Homestead and enjoy keeping up the old-world traditions in the kitchen and garden. Please enjoy a taste of history!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stocking Stuffers for $20 or Less

 Looking for ideas for a stocking stuffer? Maybe a gift swap with a $20 limit, or just some options to give handmade gifts without spending a fortune? Here are a few ideas for cute handmade gifts for the special people on your holiday gift list this year. Click on each image to find out more about what is shown or to purchase. Additional photos and info available.

Hand-knit Mug or Cup Cozies -- Elastic Loop and Button Closure to Fit All Sizes Just $12-$15


These Cozies come packaged as shown below, or you can add gift wrap (see below for info)

Cute Handmade Earrings for Just $17 -- Lots of designs to choose from.


Baked Treat Soy Candles in 2 oz. Travel Tins Just $6, or a set of 3 for $15

 Remember to purchase the "Add Gift Wrap" listing with your order. You can choose from regular gift wrap for $3.50 and recycled plain brown (with decorative embellishments as shown) for $5.

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