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8 Awesome Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day + Giveaway!

GIVEAWAYCan you believe Mother’s Day is just around the corner again?! Last year was my first mother’s day, and it was such a precious time.

Wilder “gave” me a very special locket, and a hand written note with his hand prints on them. I know, he was quite advanced for 4 months ūüėČ

Today I wanted to share with you some shops that might have the perfect present for your mom or yourself (wink wink, share this post with the hubby!?)

I personally know all of these amazing shop owners and appreciate how they take pains for ethical production and sustainability. Many of them have their proceeds give back to the community and support good causes, which I will also share below!

AND – we have all teamed up for an amazing instagram GIVEAWAY for you!! (Scroll to the bottom for details)

1. Flax and Wool Kids
Paige has just launched her new shop and I couldn’t be more excited!! Well known for her cute and affordable moccasins, she has now added the cutest rompers, dresses, and playsuits that are perfect for your little one for summer! Check out her shop here!
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2. Ellery Mae Candle Co
Oh my goodness these handcrafted 100% soy candles are to die for! I especially need to get my hands on the new Citrus & Champagne one – who doesn’t want a new fresh smelling candle for summer?! Check out Janelle’s shop here!
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3. Andrea Lorene & Co
Andrea has a passion for not only making gorgeous hand crafted jewelry, but for inspiring women with messages of encouragement, love, and faith. I adore some of her newer pieces that incorporate a lava stone, which is a natural diffuser bead! So all you do is put a drop of your favorite essential oil on it to feel uplifted all day! Check out her shop here!
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4. Wild and Free Supply
Some of you may not know this, but while my husband Lukas and I were in Honduras this past year, our hearts were breaking at the amount of poverty we encountered due to lack of jobs. So we decided to open up shop and give some good people good jobs so that they can help put food on the table for their families! Check out our shop here!



5. Grace & Salt
Justin & Keary Cheney recently got back from Uganda with their two beautiful children and their shop helps support their adoption! They have a variety of beautiful pieces you definitely want to check out here!



6. Cynthia Jaquez/ Young Living Essential Oils
Almost everyone has heard of essential oils, but Mother’s Day just might be the perfect time to get some oils into your life and check out what the fuss is all about!¬†I just love Cynthia’s enthusiasm for health, and heart to help others. ¬†She uses her business to partner with a missionary or cause driven organization every other month and gifts them 50% of her earning to support their mission- how amazing is that?! ¬†Check her out here!

7. Jjajjababy
I just found this shop and got to meet the amazing owner, and not only do I adore her products, but I love her heart! 25% of all her sales go to help her grandkid’s adoption from Uganda. Check out her shop here!

Aren’t these the cutest wooden teething rings?!

8. Mama Sew Happy
Amber creates modern, functional, high quality and stylish apparel and I personally adore her bibdanas! They were such a lifesaver while Wilder was in the drooly baby stage. Everything is handmade with love right here in California. Check out her shop here!

To enter the instagram giveaway, simply follow the steps on my instagram account, @suzyvandyke

Giveaway includes: Mustard playsuit from Flax and Wool Kids, Citrus & Champagne soy candle from Ellery Mae Candle Co, Lava Bead diffuser necklace from Andrea Lorene & Co, Rustic Wallet from Wild & Free Supply, Blush Ombre Paper Bead Necklace from Grace & Salt, Lavender Oil from Cynthia Jaquez, and a Mint and Coral Arrows Jersey Swaddle Blanket from Jjajja Baby Co.



10 BEST of the BEST Christmas Gifts for Her for Under $20

Happy Saturday everyone, and this sure is a HAPPY Saturday when you see the exciting thing that is happening here on the blog today!!

One thing I REALLY want to do this year for Christmas is help support LOCAL businesses. Why should people do their Christmas shopping at Target when there are so many skilled artisans in our immediate friends’ circles?!

You may have seen my facebook post asking small businesses to post their shop link, and WOW there are so many beautiful shops out there. I spent hours looking at every single store you posted and picked 10 of my favorite gifts for her for under $20!!

I wanted to share these gifts with you, and give these shop owners a chance to tell you a little about themselves. But that’s not all…queu drum roll…

We are doing a KILLER CHRISTMAS BUNDLE GIVEAWAY on instagram to one lucky person with one of each item listed below!!!! And the great¬†thing is that if you win, each item ¬†is guaranteed to get to you before Christmas!!! ūüėÄ But if you want to keep them for yourself, hey no judgment here.

I hope you  take a look at these beautiful items and get to know the amazing people behind the shops. To enter the giveaway, simply go to my instagram, @suzyvandyke, click the KILLER CHRISTMAS BUNDLE GIVEAWAY photo, and read the details!!

10 BEST of the BEST Christmas Gifts for Her 

for Under $20 

    1. Floral Be Still Mug from Kristin Schmucker

      Ooooh I’ve had my eye on this mug for quite some time! Kristin has all sorts of beautiful things in her shop, as well as some awesome Bible Study tools, so make sure to check out her shop here.¬†I am so encouraged by her love for the Word of God and how she encourages women on instagram!

      Can you tell me a little about your shop?
      My shop exists to help women cultivate an intentional walk with God, and fill their lives with reminders of who He is.

      Just for fun, what’s your favorite thing about Christmas? My favorite thing about Christmas is being with the people I love most focusing on the things that matter most.

    2. Gold Paper Bead Necklace from Grace & Salt
      graceandsaltI met Justin and Keary years ago and was blown away by their hospitality and compassion for other people. They are in the process of adopting two beautiful littles from Uganda! They also make stunning wood art and so much more so make sure to check out their shop here!

      Can you tell me a little about your shop?
      ¬†¬†The idea of Grace & Salt came about when Justin‚Äôs love for fine craftsmanship and woodwork collided with my (Keary) love for cooking, entertaining, having people in our home and around our table. For us, it’s about the space we create around our table for memories to be made, stories to be told, and a place for hearts to connect. Our goal is to create high quality products that help cultivate a welcoming space in your home to connect with and celebrate others. Our shop has also helped us support our two adoptions in Uganda!

      Just for fun, what’s your favorite thing about Christmas?¬†This year, my favorite thing about Christmas is spending it for the first time with our two beautiful kids!


  1. Birch Snowflake Christmas Ornament/ Gift Tag by Stone and Willow
    I had the joy of leading a Pursuit Community Group with Megan for quite a few years, and am so proud of her for opening this shop! Can we talk about how cute these are?! Check out the rest of her stuff here!

    Just for fun, what’s your favorite thing about Christmas?¬†The giving spirit and coming together of families¬†to celebrate the greatest gift, the gift¬†of our Saviour is my favorite thing about Christmas.

    Can you tell me a little about your shop?¬†I create handmade home decor – Most of the items I make remind me of my childhood in a small country town surrounded by hunting, fishing and wide open spaces. I’ve always had a passion and skill for making things with my hands. Starting an Etsy shop with some of my very favorite things to make sounded like a perfect fit and I am loving it so far. I’m also a wedding photographer so having some photo skills comes in handy for taking product photos. ūüôā

    4.  Deeply Rooted Magazine Issue 08, Love

    deeplyrootedmagI just bought this for one of my Christmas presents, and am so excited to share with you! I met Dianne, the owner and editor last year at a conference, and was so encouraged by her love for the Lord and how she seeks to encourage other women to read His Word.
    One of my favorite things about this mag is that it goes deeper than alot of Christian publications and it’s sooo pretty. Check out the website here.

5. Calligraphied Custom Ornament by Jordanne Marie Paper & Design


I have had the joy of working on several projects with Jordanne and am always blown away by her stunning work! Along with beautiful calligraphied print and artwork, Jordanne has many other goodies on her website here!

Can you tell me a little about your shop?¬†¬†Basically, I’m a lover of pretty things, color, typography & design.¬†I’m obsessed with my sweet baby boy, Jonathan and my amazing husband,¬†Ryan. I’ve been Catholic my whole life, but had a spiritual awakening just a few years ago and fell more in love with this amazing God that we praise.¬†These are not my talents, I’m merely a vessel that God is using to spread his word. All that I am and all that I have is because God made it possible.

6. Amos Earrings by Greenola Style



I recently came across Greenola Style, and just fell in love!! Just take a look at their mission & impact and you will see why I love it so much!  This shop is on a mission to change the world! Check out their site here.

Can you tell me a little about your shop? Through design and innovation, we provide advancement opportunities to artisans in marginalized regions of the world. We use fashion as a tool to create positive change in the world.

7. Aztec Bibdana from Mama Sew Happy

So you guys should probably know that all the cute bibdanas you see on #wilderfreedomvandyke’s hashtag is from this awesome shop! SO many cute options it’s hard to choose. Check out their shop here!

Can you tell me a little about your shop?¬† Keeping babes stylish and dry will keep Mama Sew Happy. We offer modern, functional, high quality and stylish accessories for everyone in your life.¬†Everything is handmade in Napa Valley California.¬†Each piece I make, I sew each stitch with the amount of love I give my own son. I will never send out a product I wouldn’t put on my own babe.

8. Adorable Baby Mocassins from PB&J Threads


Ok, so if and when I have a baby girl, all she is going to wear are these adorable blush fur booties!! ūüėČ But really how can you choose when there are so many adorable baby shoes and mocassins reasonably prived right¬†here¬†at the shop?!

Can you tell me a little about your shop?  PB&J Threads is about making affordable, adorable, sustainable kids gear. We use recycled leather when we can! We are also about giving back, for every pair we sell, we donate a pair to a child in need.
Just for fun, what’s your favorite thing about Christmas?¬†My favorite part about Christmas is celebrating that the God of our universe came to earth as a baby to redeem us and make us His! Also, eggnog is good.


9. Floral Custom Monogram Stamp from Antiquaria Design Studio
I have been obsessed with Antiquaria Design Studio for years ever since I met my friend Bailey at a social event. What’s not to love with all the pretty stamps, stationary, cards, prints and more? Check out the shop here!

Can you tell me a little about your shop?  Antiquaria designs are meant to be approachable, not fussy or over-the-top. At Antiquaria, we believe design should feel natural, like it’s meant to be there, like it’s always been there. Above all, our designs should make you happy.

10. Anchor Bow Baby Headwrap from Lock and Key Glamourie lockandkeyglamorie
I love that you can get a matching headwrap for yourself too! My friend Trish has all sorts of fun things so make sure to check out her shop here!

It was definitely hard to choose favorites from all the wonderful shops you guys sent me, that were also under $20, SO I also created a Top Christmas Gift Ideas for Her Pinterest Board and pinned MANY of your things to share as well!

Check it out here and if your shop is featured, feel free to repin, and favorite so more people can see your lovely work ūüôā