Gift Guide

5 Beautiful Gifts for a Stress-free Mother's Day by charity buchika

Happy Mother's Day to all of you beautiful, style-loving mamas. We at Teaselwood Design want you to know something:

You might not have it all together, but you are everything to your children. You might feel like a mess in a dress (or in sweatpants, if we're being real). You might wonder if you're being the best mom you can be or if you should try harder. You probably lose sleep worrying about your little babes, even when they're 17 years old. Your home might be chaotic despite your best efforts to wrangle it-and that's okay. We give you permission to be imperfect, to be human.

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Teaselwood Stocking Stuffers Guide + 20% off the shop by charity buchika

A Guide for the Foodie, Chef and Farmhouse Lover in All of Us

Favors for the foodie, clever kitchen companions, heartwarming handmade home goods. Teaselwood’s Stocking Stuffer Guide includes an assortment of all of these and more to create a truly inspired, not-your-average-stocking stocking.

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First things first – before you go stuffing anything, why not switch it up this year and give your mantel a fresh new (yet ironically vintage) look? Our recommendation: Vintage European Grain Sack Stockings. ( Made from vintage grain sacks popular in Europe, these are some incredibly unique holiday pieces that add a charming, rustic farmhouse feel to your mantel. They’re sure to become an instant family heirloom (an oxymoron in most cases, no?)

Now that the stockings are hung with the utmost of care (and style), let us begin piling in the goodies. Some of our shop  favorites include:

Holiday Collection Hand Poured Beeswax Candle Inhale the sweet scent of the holidays (Christmas Orange, Holiday at the Cape, or Highland Forest) with one of our small batched hand-poured candles made with pure local bees wax, sustainable palm oil and wicks of 100% all natural ring-spun cotton. No zinc, no lead, no metals – no smelly chemical nonsense, just pure holiday cheer.

French Rolling Pin Understated elegance plus a design that allows for easy circular rotation means this little ditty will not only look sweet in your kitchen, but it will deliver on the goods – the bakery goods, like the most perfect pie crust you’ve ever laid eyes (and taste buds) on.

Hand Balm  Handcrafted from local beeswax and high quality essential oils right here in Skaneateles, NY, this is best described as a multi-purpose, slather it here, there and everywhere beauty balm. It’s a lifesaver in crack-your-skin-cold wintry temperatures, too.

Farmhouse Spice Crock and Syracuse Salt Company Gift Set Artisanal sea salts (Roasted Garlic, Lemon Rose, White Truffle… mmm) made by Syracuse Salt Company in Teaselwood’s adorable farmhouse stoneware spice crock? Match. Made. In. Foodie. Heaven.

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Teaselwood Farm Maple Syrup Our luscious, natural syrup is exclusively packaged for us from a family-owned and operated maple tree farm in Vermont, the nation’s leading producer of maple syrup, by the way. Your lazy Saturday morning pancake breakfasts will never be the same.

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Goldenrod Honey to It’s the bees’ knees, an oh so tasty and healthy sugar substitute. Our raw honey is produced for us at a small local apiary located in Upstate NY using a blend of late summer flowers – golden rod, purple asters and basswood.

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Modern Farm Collection Petite Cutting Board  Hand carved just for you, this board is perfect for slicing and dicing, serving up a pretty appetizer or as a breakfast plate for your peanut butter-and-honey covered toast.

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Well, there you have it, stocking stuffing inspiration from your elf friends here at Teaselwood. Remember, we also offer gift certificates that fit nicely in those sacks, and we’d be delighted to create a custom holiday gift basket if you’re looking for something larger than stocking-size.

Because we are feeling very Merry this year we are going to do an unexpected 20% off everything in the shop on purchases over $100.00 till Friday night with the code <<STOCKING>>.

Here’s to a very merry one! Happy stocking stuffing, everyone!

Cheers,

Charity

Teaselwood Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Build a Basket in 5 Easy Steps by charity buchika

Happy (almost) holidays! Before you even begin to feel overwhelmed with shopping, let us give YOU a gift. The gift of a gift-y lesson. A lesson in building the perfect gift basket! Because, let’s face it, whoever invented the gift basket was a genius. A little of this, a touch of that, all personalized and all wrapped up in a super cute, reusable bin of sorts? Like we said, pure genius. And so easy to tailor it right to your friend of choice. Happy. Holidays.

So let’s get down to business. Gift basket business, that is. Let’s talk five basic basket necessities:

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1. Build your base: First, choose a cute basket, box or to hold all your goodies. Strive for something adorable yet functional that your gal pal will want to display in her house or cart around on her shoulder while out and about.

2. Select something to sip: What will it be? Wine, coffee or tea? Think about your giftee’s preferred potable potion and find a nice one. We recommend supporting your local boutiques with this purchase. Besides boosting the local economy, you’ll get better one-on-one attention there as far as selecting the very best treats to suit your special someone. Places we personally recommend around CNY: Recess CoffeeAnyela's Vineyard, Buttonwood Grove Winery Glen Edith Coffee Roaster

3. Trim the table: Taking the goodies in your gift baskets a step further by providing something pretty and practical for your friend’s tablescape. Our table linens for example, add a touch of softness, everyday practicality and elegant simplicity all in one. What’s more, they’re heirloom material. Literally.

4. Add to the ambiance: Fill the air with the sweet smell of the holidays and add a cozy feel to your basket! Our candles do exactly that and without all the nasty additives and chemicals so often found in your average scented votive. Not to mention, ours are hand-poured and use locally sourced ingredients.

5. Pick a platter: We at Teaselwood are head-over-heals for cutting boards. That’s why our shop has so many fantastic ones to choose from – European style, farmhouse style, heart-shaped, the list continues. Picture: Charcuterie. Patisserie. Cheese. Fruits/olives/dips. Anything and everything looks exceptionally appetizing when it’s presented on a cutting board. Ours are especially unique as they’re hand carved and made just for you! (Or, in this case, your friend!)

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Want a little assistance creating the perfect gift basket for someone special? We would be delighted to work with you one-on-one to help you customize it to his or her personality!

For example, a couple ideas…

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The Baker Basket: For That Betty Crocker, House-Always-Smells-Amazing Friend

We recommend the following one-of-a-kind goodies found in our shop: Batter bowls, Rolling pin , Wooden spoon,  Dishtowels, and  Apron.

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The Hostess with the Mostest Gift Basket: A Little Generosity for the Generous Guy & Gal Hosting The Holiday Gathering:

Choose treats like:

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Petite cutting board with limes and gourmet bitters

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Farmhouse mug with tea or coffee

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Teaselwood Farm Maple Syrup and pitcher

What are your favorite items to receive a la holiday gift baskets? Any special touches you add to your own creations for friends?

If you would like to check any of these in person you can find us;  December 1st at The Krebs Ladies night from 6:00-9:00 and also at December 6 at  Emma James Boutique  4:00-8:00 Skaneateles we will have show specials, hope to see you.

Cheers,

Charity

20% Off Teaselwood Design Shop by charity buchika

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We have a lot to be Thankful for this year and wanted to do something this holiday season to say Thank you to all of our customers, friends, and family! Please use the code LETITSNOW to take 20% off your  Teaselwood Design order now through the end of day Monday. We have lots of great gift ideas for everyone on your list.

To make it super easy we put together a gift guide filled  with our favorite new products that just hit the shop last week.

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Many of our products are made in the USA and are made by us or by local makers.

Having a hard time deciding on a gift?  Send us a email and we will help you put a gift that will be a favorite for years to come.

Please stop by, we  will be at the Lakeside Holiday Fair this Saturday at the First Presbyterian  Church Skaneateles NY  from 10-5. Hope to see you!

Hope youhave a wonderful Thanksgiving.

XOXO,

Charity

All Photos: Alice G Patterson Photography