While we are all looking forward to leaping into 2021, some of us want to leave 2020 behind with some added holiday spirit to fill the air.
Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to spread joy this holiday season.
Stay Cozy!! At Mightly we think whatever you wear for sleep or lounging is just as important as what you wear out and about. This season, we are introducing our new line of 100% Organic Cotton, Fair Trade Certified Pajama Sets in the most buttery soft rib knits, along with our award winning “No Nasties PJ’s,” made with the same organic cotton plus a bit of stretch. Our new PJ’s have the same soft and stretchy necklines for easy dressing and our signature flat seams are designed to keep kids comfy throughout the night or while snuggled up watching a movie.
And while sleep is one way to stay cozy, we also recommend indulging in our favorite Cacoco drinking chocolate. There’s nothing more fun than gathering friends and family for a warm cup of chocolate, but not just any chocolate. These Fair Trade Certified™ chocolate blends are combined with organic superfood herbs and spices to make for a different and unique type of drink. These naturally rich and creamy drinks are filled with beneficial nutrients and available in a variety of flavors to fit everyone’s spirit. Whether you are the Spicy Dark type, the Mint Chocolate variety or the classic Rich Dark, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy.
For the little ones that like wearing a little sparkle, we love supporting jewelry made from fair trade artists like the beautifully made beaded bracelets from Aid Through Trade. These colorful bracelets are fun to mix and match and trade with friends. Plus, they are available in adult sizes and mommy and me, so you can share your commitment to supporting Nepalese artists with your kiddos.
Love Art, Wear Art! We love using our Dresses and T-Shirts as canvases to showcase beautiful artwork, especially by our partner artist Lili Arnold. If you love our signature Lili’s Garden Dress or the limited edition print Night Crows or Poppies t-shirts, you can also enjoy her artwork as a print to adorn your wall. Lili combines her beautiful hand block printing technique with her love of nature’s beautiful objects to create unique pieces of artwork.
Treat Yourself! OK…we haven’t forgotten about you on our “who has been nice” list. Whether you share with a BFF or decide to keep for yourself, there’s simply nothing better than indulging in the best panettone. Our friends at From Roy are nothing short of serious when it comes to delivering a luxury and iconic panettone that starts with a small slice but inevitably doesn’t stop there.
It’s all the Buzz! It’s no secret, bees are amazing creatures and when alarming news of the honey bee epidemic started to gain mainstream attention, three friends came together to build 100 beehives to help support their local ecosystem. This was just the start to how Bee Bella began their mission to make positive change. Now, the company gives consumers a chance to enjoy a byproduct of the bees -- naturally, lip balm! Every purchase of Bee Bella lip balm contributes to research funding for the honey bee epidemic, they source only organic ingredients, and the lip balm is Fair Trade Certified™. At Bee Bella, you can do good and feel good!
Sugar and Spice, and All Things Nice! If you are Bay Area local moms like us, you have probably visited Oakland’s best little theme park, Fairyland, too many times to count. A fun day at Fairyland can easily continue as you explore Lake Merritt and up Grand Ave, where if you follow your nose, you will undoubtedly find Oaktown Spice Shop. With some of the best varieties of salts, herbs, and spices to choose from, this shop carries everything to spice a favorite rub, dress up a marinade, or flavor a baked treat. Their salt selection is amazing too, along with teas and other herbs but our favorite is their Saigon Cinnamon. Our family adds it to everything from homemade pancake batter, fruit shakes, or as fairy dust on warm rice pudding. If you aren’t a Bay Area resident, no problem...it’s all available online!
At Mightly, we love the idea of keeping the planet and people in mind during the holiday season. However, sometimes the best gift is simply lending a hand, sending a note to a friend or offering a bright smile and some cheer.