5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition


5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

If you need a gift for a girl boss, this blog post is perfect for you! I put together a gift guide earlier featuring Canadian small businesses that have products perfect for women entrepreneurs and busy leaders. ⁣⁣

Today, I'm featuring Books & Nooks' books and book accessories, The Flax PAC's heat packs, Teal Tiger Creations' jewellery and metal bookmarks, That Gurl Images' custom mugs and Thoughtfully Handmade's handmade birthday cards!

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1. Custom Mugs and Coasters

That Gurl Images | Custom Mugs and Coasters | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

A girl boss is a go-getter, entrepreneurial superstar who may or may not be at the office all the time. Why not give her something to spice up her office? In comes That Gurl Images by Victoria.

That Gurl Images | Custom Mugs and Coasters | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

Victoria creates ceramic mugs and coasters with photos or fun sayings on them. Her dad works with tile, and after visiting him, she decided to try it out herself. And so her business was born!

That Gurl Images | Custom Mugs and Coasters | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

What Victoria loves most is to create personalized gifts that make other people happy. That's why all of her designs can be customized with different colours, fonts or images to suit your girl boss. You can also commission her for custom pieces by using your own photos or ideas to make a unique gift! She also does ornaments and keychains.

That Gurl Images | Custom Mugs and Coasters | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

I especially appreciate that Victoria sources her ceramic blanks from Canadian businesses. So, if you want to give a super customized mug or coaster set, check out That Gurl Images on Etsy or on Instagram!

2. Heat Packs

The Flax PAC | Handmade flax heat packs | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

Most girl bosses (including myself) sit in front of a computer at a desk all day, every day, to make sure our businesses run smoothly. That means tense shoulders, migraines and a bad neck. I'm sure the girl boss would appreciate a heat pack from The Flax PAC to soothe those aches and pains!

The Flax PAC | Handmade flax heat packs | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

Candace makes these awesome flax packs infused with lavender that's designed to be placed around your neck to help you relax. Candace started The Flax PAC after discovering that her daughter had scoliosis. Unfortunately, other heat remedies weren't working for her, so Candace designed her heat pack!

The Flax PAC | Handmade flax heat packs | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

She uses 100% medium-weight cotton fabrics to maximize heat retention. I love how Candace also sources her flax seed and lavender from Canadian businesses local to her area! The Flax PAC is designed for durability and functionality. I also love the fun fabric that Candace chooses! Her packs can be heated using the microwave or oven. So, if your girl boss doesn't have one, she can use the other to heat up her pack.

The Flax PAC | Handmade flax heat packs | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

To get your hands on a flax heat pack, visit The Flax PAC's website to shop online. If you'd prefer to shop in-person, they're in some stores across Ontario- you can check The Flax PAC's website to see where! Also, don't forget to check out their Instagram for shop updates.

3. Books and Stationery

Books & Nooks | Books and Stationery | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

What girl boss isn't addicted to caffeine, cute office decor and self-help books? If your girl boss loves these three things too, Books & Nooks has you covered!

Books & Nooks | Books and Stationery | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

Assumpta created Books & Nooks because she wanted to share her passion for reading, writing and cute accessories. Assumpta has curated awesome self-help, fiction, non-fiction, children and young adult books from mostly Canadian authors.

Books & Nooks | Books and Stationery | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

She also has a selection of luxurious scented candles and guided journals to add to someone's reading experience! Once again, I love how all of the featured vendors (including Assumpta) sources from local Canadian shops. Books & Nooks also has a book club list and a blog called MishMash for tips and insights from everyday people.

Books & Nooks | Books and Stationery | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

If you're worried about shipping, don't! Books & Nooks offers a flat fee shipping rate and free shipping for orders over $50. You can also purchase a gift card if you're not sure what your girl boss will like! To shop, just visit Books & Nooks website. Make sure to also visit their Instagram page for behind-the-scenes content!

4. Jewellery and Metal Bookmarks

Teal Tiger Creations | Handmade Jewellery & Metal Bookmarks | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

If none of the above work for your gift, a beautifully handmade bracelet or metal bookmark will certainly do the trick! Tanya from Teal Tiger Creations uses natural Gemstones, Magnets, Crystals, glass beads and stainless steel accent pieces to create these stunning bracelets and bookmarks.

Teal Tiger Creations | Handmade Jewellery & Metal Bookmarks | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

Tanya started Teal Tiger Creations because she always had a passion for beads- she always made things for her family over the years. After moving to a town that held regular craft shows, Tanya decided to try selling her jewellery! Now, she sells online and handmade vendor shows.

Teal Tiger Creations | Handmade Jewellery & Metal Bookmarks | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

Since Tanya also tries to support local businesses, she sources most of her beads from Canadian small businesses, mostly in Ontario. Tanya holds a high standard for every item she creates. Every piece of jewellery is handmade and designed by her.

Teal Tiger Creations | Handmade Jewellery & Metal Bookmarks | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

All her materials are high quality to make sure her jewellery is long-lasting. Tanya also does custom designs that are unique to her customers! To give a bracelet from Tanya, head to Teal Tiger Creations' website or Instagram page.

5. Handmade Cards and Bookmarks

Birthday Bonanza | Handmade Birthday Card | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

Know your girl boss well enough that it'd be awkward to not get them a birthday present, but not well enough to get them something personal? A handmade birthday card is your solution! I have many birthday cards fit for all occasions. If you do know them well, you can also get them a card in their favourite colour and pair it with any gift from this gift guide. That way, you can write a thoughtful message inside to make the gift even more special!

Galaxy Away | Handmade Watercolour Bookmark | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

I also have a line of self-love greeting cards. If your girl boss is feeling slightly burnt out and needs a reminder of how awesome they are, my Positive Change collection is for you! If your girl boss loves to read, I've got some gorgeous handmade bookmarks too. Handmade by me, intended for you to give, all of my cards and bookmarks are meant to spread joy to whoever receives them.

Stack O'Presents | Handmade Birthday Card | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

I started Thoughtfully Handmade with a mission to help others spread positivity. Giving a handmade card is a small gesture that can bring a lot of happiness to people's lives! By purchasing something from me, you're also donating ten cents to Toronto Environmental Alliance. They are a non-profit organization that strives to build a greener Toronto.

You Got This | Handmade Self-Love Mental Health Card | 5 Things to Give: Girl Boss Edition | Thoughtfully Handmade

To purchase a card or bookmark, you can click on a photo above with the design that you like or visit the "Shop" page on my website. Don't forget to subscribe to my newsletter, Yandy's Chronicles, for fun behind-the-scenes content and to DM me on Instagram if you want something custom!

 

Weren't all of those gifts so fun and unique? I hope you were inspired by my suggestions in this girl boss gift guide and found the perfect gift for them! I know how hard it can be to find a thoughtful gift that supports local businesses and your budget. Well, I did the hard work for you by curating this gift guide, so you have no excuses now. If you weren't inspired, I have so many other gift guides! Just look at the recommended section to see!

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