Archive for December 20th, 2013

Part of the Sandwich Mountain range in New Hampshire is bathed in the late afternoon sun on the eve of the Winter Solstice.



This set of Fox Glasses from Paper Source.


Clarice from Build-a-Bear Worksop.


Support the world’s largest no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency: The North Shore Animal League America.

FF: The VIVA Brass Bicycle Bell by Tokyo San Esu

SS1I think a new bicycle is the perfect Christmas gift, which makes a bicycle bell, like the VIVA Brass Bicycle Bell by Tokyo San Esu, the perfect stocking stuffer.

About the VIVA Brass Bicycle Bell by Tokyo San Esu: “A straightforward, superior solid brass cycle bell with a bold bright sound, the VIVA Brass Cycle Bell has been an industry standard since its introduction in 1974. Chrome plated clamp attaches to handlebars. Off you go!”

The VIVA Brass Bicycle Bell by Tokyo San Esu is available from Teroforma.

FF: Cufflinks from

SS2Cufflinks, a classic gift for men, are making a comeback in a big way. Bling has always been a great go-to gift for women, but not so much for men, at least since things like cufflinks went out of vogue. But now, cufflinks, which can be chosen to fit the style and interest of the man, are back and a perfect stocking stuffer.

The folks at make it easy to choose just the perfect pair of cufflinks (and related accessories) for the man in your life.

If I am the man in your life (I need to meet you soon) I like the sterling Red Sox cufflinks.

Find all the great Cufflinks and other gift items from here.

FF: The Mini Trays from Theo

SS3I love this mini tray from Theo – a tray that is perfect for serving up little things and small enough to fit in a stocking.

About the Mini Trays from Theo: “These cute mini melamine trays are perfect for your cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit. The tray is available with two beautiful watercolour illustrations: Squirrel and Bunny.”

See all the cool products from Theo here.

FF: Hey Boo’s Coconut Caramel Jam

SS4Jam may be a strange thing to put in a Christmas stocking, but not all jams are as special as the Coconut Caramel Jam from San Francisco-based Hey Boo.

About Hey Boo’s Coconut Caramel Jam: “Hey Boo’s Coconut Jam, also known as Srikaya in Indonesian, is slow cooked in small batches using high quality natural ingredients. The primary ingredients are premium coconut milk, cane sugar, and egg yolks. The result is simply delicious, yet wholesome, as well as dairy and gluten free. Our Premium Coconut Jam has a silky and smooth texture, with a golden color, which reflects the natural hue of the eggs. The rich creaminess is achieved by cooking the ingredients according to the traditional technique of making Srikaya.”

See all the Coconut Jams of Hey Boo here.