It's always a treat when we get to work with someone who's not just a super cool boss babe but when that person is also someone we call “friend”. My HOME Mercantile (sister company to My HOME Apparel) is where I find myself when I'm stuck on gift ideas. They've got so much more than you know about so tune in, and start ticking off your holiday shopping list.
NOTE: This video has a giveaway attached that closes Friday November 30th 2018 (so if you're watching this after that date, the contest has already closed).
One of the things we love about the entire HOME group is what they stand for. The work Miriah and her team does in service of the communities they call home is exceptional. So, before we dive into the gift ideas, let's start with how you can jump on board the “giving back” train and get involved with the Shoebox Project.
The Shoebox Project
The Shoebox project is an initiative to help women in need in our local communities. This is the HOME store's 3rd year of involvement and their goal is to fill hundreds of shoeboxes for women in need. Whether you're in a position to fill and entire box yourself (details below) or simply to contribute a couple of items, every bit helps!
How The Shoebox Project Works
Each box is a $50 value and should contain a collection of items outlined here. The boxes must be wrapped but able to be opened (so wrap the box and the lid separately) and the items inside should be unwrapped.
Remember, if you can contribute a full box – that's awesome. If you can contribute a single item, that's also awesome! This is a wonderful way to give back to the women in our communities who are struggling this time of year.
Gift Giving at My HOME Mercantile & My HOME Apparel
Listen, if you have the option to shop online or actually visit one of the three locations (Truro, Moncton & Dartmouth) going in person is always our suggestion because it's just so festive. And because the shops are full of holiday magic and inspiring ideas. But, you can also shop online from wherever you are so we wanted to link a few of the items we talked about here.
For your convenience, friends:
Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Newfoundland, Canada & More. These are truly “a hug from home”.
Already have a scarf? They've got matching mittens and toques as well so you can top up your collection.
Buffalo Check Long John's
If you're living in Canada (or anywhere with a cold Winter) we don't have to sell you on the idea of long john's – you already know how awesome they are. What we can tell you is these particular one's are SUPER soft (they actually feel like cashmere)!
HOME shirts, sweaters & all the rest
Wherever you call home and whatever you're looking for…
Books & Journals
It's no secret that we're both OBSESSED with journalling AND books so this section is a no brainer for us. My HOME Mercantile has loads of journals, books, and inspiration for the the personal growth junkies (like us) in the crowd. And they've also got some sassy journals as well, like my personal favourite – “You are fucking awesome”!
Fun & Sassy
“You crafty bitch” socks and “calm the Fu*k down” mugs – now you're speaking my language! You heard us talk all about these items on the show but they're worth a look for yourself. These make PERFECT stocking stuffers or secret santa gifts! It's also worth noting that what's listed online is just a fraction of what they have in store. Need a good laugh? Head to a My HOME Mercantile location ASAP.
Self-Care AND For The Dudes
We all know that it's super simple to find body care & bath products for the ladies in the room. But, what's not so easy is finding great gifts for the fella's! So yes, My HOME Mercantile has tons of gift ideas for the gals but they've also got some super cool products specifically for our bearded friends as well (which we love).
If this doesn't help solve the problem of “I don't know what to get someone” then I'm afraid we can't help you! Guys, this is just a little tiny peak at what they've got over at My HOME Apparel & My HOME Mercantile – there is so much more than what we've shown here.
We hope this has inspired you to find some truly unique gift this year for the people on your list. As always, we'd LOVE to hear from you so leave us a comment or shoot us a DM over on Instagram!