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Oh Joy Gift Guide: Gifts for Teachers!

 

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Teachers are the best! This time of year, I often get asked what's a good gift to give teachers? They spend all day teaching our kids how to be smart and be good people, so nothing really seems like enough. But, I've put together a few of my favorite things to give ranging from $9-60. Now, keep in mind, some schools collect cash gifts to distribute, so you may already have it covered. And, I know that gift cards to a local coffee shop or Target are also popular teacher gifts. But, if you are looking for a physical, tangible gift here are some of my favorites in a range of price points and keeping in mind various ages of teachers, too!

1. Otherland candle ($36) for relaxing outside of the classroom, 2. Enevu Cube Light for the science teacher who has everything, 03. ($30)Odd Pear socks ($22) to add fun to every day, 4. Oh Joy x Erin Condren Petit Journal ($9) and Teacher Lesson Planner ($60) for keeping track of all the things, 5. Valerie chocolate bar ($10) because who doesn't like chocolate, 6. Ren Vois jewelry dish ($34), 7. Hana flower pencils by Trinus ($22) for the crafty teacher,  8. Solar-Powered Rainbow Maker by Kikkerland ($38) to add a rainbow to the classroom or their own home, 9. Rainbow multi-tool set by Kikkerland ($20) for the teacher who always fixes everything, 10. Studio DIY tee ($27) for a younger teacher who loves her relaxation time.

Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide: $50-100

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We're back today with our fourth gift guide of the season! This time we have Oh Joy! team picks from $50 to $100...when you want to spend a little more for that special someone on your list! 

01. Kristin Ess curling iron ($60) from Joy, 02. Kaleido Pink Breeze Convertible Tote Bag ($64) from Traci, 03. Instax Mini 9 ($56) from Kim, 04. CASTLE YEAH sweatshirt ($84) from Joy, 05. Poketo coasters ($68) from Jess, 06. Ok! by Angie Stalker Happy Myles framed print ($99) from Courtney, 07. Glamorous furry stripe coat ($70) from Julia, 08. Meri Meri Space Twin Sheet Set ($100) from Nicole.

Oh Joy Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids!

2018_Oh-Joy_Kids-Gift-Guide_112018There are so many amazing gifts for kids out there these days, this one was really hard to narrow down. But here's a selection of some of my favorite from fun to crafty to useful!

1. Whistle & Flute graphic tees (from $24) are also a favorite to throw on for an easy and cute outfit, 2. My kids have been obsessed with this Petit Collage Ice Cream Social Game and love playing it together ($16 - Get 15% off with code: OHJOY), 3. Q&A a Day for Kids which is my 7 year old's new favorite thing to fill out every morning while I'm making breakfast ($11), 4. Kid Made Modern's Arts and Crafts Library ($39) provides a little bit of everything for stocking your kids' craft table and creating endless projects, 5. For parents who want to instill Feminism in their kids, My First Book of Feminism for Boys ($8) makes for an easy and empowering read, 6. Made for Me ($13) focuses on the love of a Father and child also makes a great gift for a Dad from his kids, 7. Of Unusual Kind makes a diverse range of paper dolls (from $16), 8. I Love Plum's Tutu ($55) are colorful and whimsical for the little dancers in your family, 9. Coloring Without Borders ($24) offers a bi-lingual coloring book in which 100% of the profits Families Belong Together, 10. Read Your Story (from $30) allows you to customize books with your kid's faces on them and makes a super fun and personal gift, 11. Small Birds ($55) for a high-quality and super cozy sneaker for your little one (esp. nice for those who don't like to wear socks!).

Oh Joy! Black Friday deals...

Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Black Friday Deals...

It's Black Friday, and we've got A LOT of deals for you! We're celebrating today with FREE GROUND SHIPPING over in the Oh Joy! Shop, but we also wanted to make sure that you knew about all the deals our partners are having today! So take a look below and shop away... 

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Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide: $50 and under

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Happy Monday! We're back today with our second holiday gift guide of the season! Last week we shared the Oh Joy! team picks under $25, and this time we're sharing our favorites in the $25 to $50 range. These are great gifts for family, friends, and co-workers who you want to spend a little more on. These gifts are thoughtful, but won't break your budget!

01. Poketo Themis Prism Mobile ($49.50) from Julia, 02. bkr Glass Water Bottle ($48) from Kim, 03. Sugar & Cloth Melamine Condiment Cup set ($25) from Jess, 04. Shashi Golden Sunrise Beaded Bracelet ($44) + Shashi Color Lovers Beaded Bracelet ($42) from Courtney + Traci, 05. Free People Skin Gym Rose Quartz Facial Roller ($28) from Nicole, 06. Ban.do Initial Stud Earrings ($25) from Kim, 07. Herbivore Botanical ROSE QUARTZ Illuminating Body Oil ($48) from Traci, 08. Little Market Personalized Candle ($30) from Courtney, 9. Society6 This Is A Good Day To Have A Good Day Framed Art Print ($50) from Julia, 10. Xenia Taler Marina Dessert Plate - Set of Four ($42) from Joy + Jess, 11. Oh Joy! for CALPAK Power Luggage Tag ($32) from Joy + Nicole.

oh joy! team gift guide: under $25!

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The holiday season is here! And we're kicking off this year's gift guides with a series filled with picks from the entire Oh Joy! team. We've each picked at least one item in a variety of price points that we'll be sharing with you as we lead up to Christmas...

01. Pinch Mini Emergency Kit ($18) from Joy, 02. Knotwork LA incense holder ($24) from Kim, 03. Ban.do thermal mug ($18) from Julia, 04. Fine Little Day tray ($24) from Jess, 05. West Elm marble and copper dip bowl ($15) from Traci, 06. Oh Joy for Erin Condren notebook ($25) from Courtney, 07. palm tree ornament from Oh Joy! shop ($18), 08. Oh Joy! phone case ($25) from Nicole, 09. Machete mini hoop earrings ($25) from Joy, and 10. Rifle Paper Co. pen ($16) from Joy.

pattern blocked gift wrap!

Pattern Block Gift Wrap / via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! If you're like me, you always have random pieces of wrapping paper leftover, BUT you don't throw them away and let them go to waste. So today, we're showing you how to take all those leftover scraps and turn them into something super cute and useful by making pattern-blocked gift wrap! It's great all-year round but especially handy just in time for the upcoming holidays. Here's how... 

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8 gifts that give back for father's day!

Father's Day Gifts that Give Back

Father's Day is next week! This time around, we're focusing on gifts that give back so that you can have something that feels extra good to purchase for your favorite Dad this year! Here are 8 of our favorites...

1. Fuego Box - Give him a box of hot sauces in a mix of brands and flavors. The Chili Cause Crate donates $5 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

2. Double Good Popcorn - Everyone loves popcorn, and these flavors are SO fun! Available in a variety of flavors, half of every dollar goes to help children with special needs. 

3. Quarterwear hat - He'll stay cool and covered with this everyday baseball cap. Every purchase feeds 25 children through Feeding Children Everywhere.

4. State Bags backpack - Whether heading into work or to the park, it's practical, durable, and sophisticated. For each bag purchased, one fully-stocked backpack is hand-delivered to an American child in need.

5. WeWOOD watch - These cool watches made of 100% wood helps him keep track of time. And with every purchase, a tree gets planted with Trees for the Future.

6. LSTN headphones - He'll love listening to music in style especially when proceeds from sales of all LSTN products go towards giving hearing aids to people in need worldwide through Starkey Hearing Foundation.

7. Toms sunglasses - Always a must-have for the summer, the purchase of these sunglasses also provides eye exams and treatments to those in need.

8. Candle from The Little Market - For Dad's relaxation time, this candle gets the mood going while also investing in female entrepreneurs to help end poverty.

3 ways to furoshiki with 3 different gifts...

Three Ways to Furoshiki with Three Different Gifts... / Oh Joy!

When I went to Japan several years ago, I became obsessed with Furoshiki—a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that's super multifunctional. You can wear them as scarves, use them as wall hangings, or even to wrap presents! So often, I want to give a gift that doesn't have a box or comes in an odd shape, and a furoshiki comes to the rescue. So today, we're showing you THREE different types of gifts you can put together to give friends and family with three different ways to wrap them using a furoshiki! Here's how...

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mother's day gift guide!

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It's almost time to celebrate that favorite lady in your life—mom! Here are a few of my favorite things for all kinds of amazing moms right now in a range of prices!

01. Nora Kogan MAMA and MOM rings, 02. tassel earrings by SJO, 03.Custom Mini Moon Necklace by Elisa Solomon, 04. Otherland candles, 05. Oh Joy! for Target diaper backpack, 06. Oh Joy! for CALPAK power luggage tag, 07. Oh Joy! for CALPAK sunset luggage, 08. Goverre traveling wine glasses, 9. Valerie Confections x Clare V chocolate bar.