Gift Guide 2018 – Home and Lifestyle

Home and Lifestyle Category

Shop the Rising Tide annual holiday gift guide for body and self-care, candles, food and treats, home goods, kitchen items, ornaments, and more!

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Flora & Fauna

“At Flora & Fauna we believe the products we love must not harm ourselves, animals or the earth, so we focus on using quality ingredients — like concentrated plant extracts and oils. No harsh chemicals, no sulfates, and most importantly no harm done to you, animals, or the earth. Cruelty free & vegan beauty and skincare.”


“Buying cologne sucks. Buying cologne as a present sucks even more. GUY FOX is a California-based, indie cologne company that makes buying cologne easy and personal. With GUY FOX, he’s guaranteed to get a gift he’ll love with his name on the bottle! Meaning you get major brownie points without breaking the bank.”

Heavenly Hot Packs

“I am Tina Grimstead located in Edmonton, Alberta! I have been sewing for 20 plus years and enjoy making Heavenly Hot Packs for people to cozy up with!”

Payne & Comfort

“Erin Payne created Payne & Comfort in 2015, a rad product brand dedicated to self care of the mind and body. She hand-makes all of her hot/cold therapy packs out of a home studio in Tolland, CT.”


“Rebekah started making plant based skincare wanting to take control of the ingredients she puts on her body having lived with Psoriasis since her teens. Sanara is derived from the Spanish word ‘to heal’ which acts a beacon to all the products she creates.”


“Susan Kitson is a former flight attendant, and mother of three boys. SleepSwag was born in Nov. of 2015 out of a passion for getting a great night of sleep! Susan loves that she gets to work on something that she is so passionate about and brings purposeful thought and intention to designing products that help friends, family, and community get a few extra winks.”

The Willow Field

“Cait is a wife, mother and maker, who believes deeply in the healing power of plants. She resides in Long Beach, California, with her surfer husband, two silly pups and adorable baby girl.”


C & C Holistic Living, LLC

“C & C Holistic Living was founded by Stephanie Gardner, a healthy lifestyle enthusiast. The name was inspired by her two children Christen and Caleb who are 10 and 11 years old and her love for educating people about making simple changes to live better lives. A strong believer in the value of health and wellness, Stephanie, a candle lover, has transferred that into making beautiful healthy 100% beeswax candles.”

Earl Grey & Polka Dots

“Sara Pietila creates products that foster connection and celebrate the women in our lives that stand shoulder to shoulder with us, especially since her best friend Lisa died last year. Her collection: steady + flight was created in honor of Lisa and represents the beautiful balance of friendship through images of anchors & hot-air balloons.”

Feya Candle Co

“Inspired by the love and comfort given to her by her Granny Faye & Aunt Pamela, who both passed far too young, our founder Sarah Spitsen knew if you create a company with a big heart at its center, it can live like they lived – with compassion and with greatness.”

Kinfolk of Mine

“Each candle is hand poured using 100% U.S. grown soy wax, cotton-core wicks, fine fragrance oils, and apothecary-inspired packaging. Skin-safe”

Post Monroe Supply

“Small batch, hand-poured, 8 ounces, natural soy wax candles in amber glass jars. Poured in Long Grove IA.”

Simply Curated

“Sarah Cooley is the founder and designer behind Simply Curated, a luxury candle company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sarah’s love for design and her attention to detail make each candle truly special.”

Sweet Water Decor

“Sweet Water Decor is a motivational + inspirational brand based in Pittsburgh, PA. Owner + Designer, Melissa creates hand-lettered designs for each item in the shop. Our candles are hand poured in Sewickley, PA with 100% US grown soy wax & are gluten, phthalate, and lead-free.”

The New Local Soy Candles & Wax Melts

“Nicola launched this candle company in 2016, with a Studio Art background and a passion for smelling everything. The New Local Soy Candles & Wax Melts is a small-batch candle company operating out of Hickory, North Carolina, and offers hand-poured, scented soy candles.”

Tiny Fox Candle Co.

“I’m a military wife and stay at home mama. I make soy candles for the cozy home.”


Cultivate Taste

“Certified tea specialist from the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City who makes her own tea blends using mainly organic and fair trade teas that happen to be loose leaf. Most of the teas I use to blend come direct from the farms in the origin countries.”

Dolce Federica Chocolates

“Federica specializes in hand-crafted small batch chocolate bonbons with rich and intense flavors inspired by her home country, Italy. Her custom creations add flair to holiday events, showers, and bachelorette parties, and she provides custom wedding favors and corporate gifts. Dolce Federica is the recipient of several awards and was a Finalist at The International Chocolate Awards.”

One Creative Cookie

“Kelly Trout, owner/baker/architect, has been baking custom cookies for clients across the nation since 2010. Merging a keen design eye and a carefully honed family recipe (with just a touch of perfectionism!) Kelly creates cookies that taste as good as they look.”


Alexis Drake Leather Goods
& Accessories


“Together with her small but mighty team of women, designer, Alexis Garrett works from their Wyoming studio to create leather goods and jewelry that celebrate urban function and western heritage. Handbags, leather goods, sterling, and brass jewelry.”

Blair Made

“I’m Abby and I spend my days handcrafting wooden signs under the supervision of my crazy herding dogs. After moonlighting this business for a year, I quit my 9-5 job two months ago to pursue it full time. I’ve been pushing the limit of dry shampoo use ever since.”

Daydreams Factory

“We live on a hundred-year-old farm in rural Maryland with twenty-four chickens, eight ducks and a German Shepherd named Sadie. Our passion is to reuse and recycle. We stand between commerce and the landfill yelling, ‘Hey wait, we can use that!'”

Drawn to Ecology

“As an artist and an environmentalist, I am passionate about supporting and protecting the health and diversity of our world’s ecosystems by producing products made with the earth in mind. Using sustainable papers, hemp, and recycled packaging, purchasing from Drawn to Ecology is guilt free.”

Girl and Her Guys

“I’m a Wife + Mama on the daily. Maker of adorably fun doormats for the modern home! I often ask, what would Joanna Gaines do?”

Ingrained Carpentry Co.

“We are two carpenters, craftspeople and creatives, passionate about building unique, original pieces. We love working together in our shop to build rustic, handmade decor for your home.”

Joyful Creations

“Katie Rowland is a lover of all things home related, which is how she came to be a maker of home decor. She is very specific about the decor she chooses for her home, which is why she loves custom creations!”

Letter Bliss

“Tetia is a mom of four grown kind people, a Shishi (grandmother) to two precious grandchildren, a calligrapher, an actor, film producer, dessert lover, huge Bruce Springsteen fan and an artist. Creating beautiful letters and words and watercolor washes to make your home or your event more special completely makes her day.”


“LIEFdesign is a handcrafted design studio specializing in design, lettering and paper goods. Emilie Eklund started the studio with a modern design aesthetic which is inspired by the natural world and hopes to cultivate and illuminate the beauty around us in our everyday.”

lovely little home co.

“lovely little home co. fine art is inspired by things, moments, and places photographer and owner Paulina Johnson finds beautiful. Many of her photographs feature lively natural landscapes and cityscapes in pastels and bright, true-to-life colors. Enjoy her curated collection of travel wall art to bring beauty from around the world into your home.”

Lusicovi Creative

“Elise Rorick is an Enchantment Artist (a term she made up) living in Indiana, and visiting as much of the rest of the world as she can. She believes in the power of stories and other art to move, connect, and empower people, and she creates all her mixed media artwork with this inspirational intention in mind.”

Marigold & Grey

“Former medical/surgical sales professional turned creative entrepreneur, owner and founder Jamie Kutchman is a full-time gift designer, blogger, mentor and speaker. She believes that the gift giver deserves the same amazing experience as the one receiving the gift.”

May We Fly

“Leana is a watercolor artist, designer, and founder of May We Fly, a stationery and gift brand devoted to all things delightful. Her aim is to create products that celebrate simple pleasures and add beauty to daily life. She loves finding wonder in the little things, and is most inspired by simply walking out the door into the world around her.”

MossHound Designs

“Nicole began her journey into fiber arts after meeting her husband in 2015. His father is a sheep farmer and she fell in love with the animals and the yarn they produced. Between her love for nature, animals and all things 70’s decor- the progression into fiber arts was effortless.”

Out Of My Bloomin’ Mind

“I like to think of my business as the perfect, personal touch for all of life’s loveliest moments. I designing paper flower arrangements that will tell your story and remind you that some things in life are forever.”

Paper Pleasers

“Ellen’s sixth sense of creativity started at a young age, lasted through college as the only girl in her dorm equipped with a glue gun. She’s melded her love for design, her eye for natural beauty in reclaimed wood, her technical skills in laser cutting and construction.”

Ruffled Lane

“Hand dyed silk ribbon and textiles for meaningful moments. Based in Richmond, Virginia”

Script Beach Studio

“Making something special for people warms my heart and brings me joy. If I can help make someone’s special day, event, or gift-giving better and more unique then I succeeded.”

Selena Ashley Designs

“Designer fueled by color, florals & wanderlust. Lover of encouraging words, handlettered quotes and bucket list travels.”

Shimmer + Stain

“I am a mother and maker of words with meaning. Creating custom calligraphy items to represent the most meaningful moments in life.”

Signet Sealed

“I’m Sarah, a color-loving greyhound mama and illustrator based in Nashville, TN. I mostly focus on creating city-themed products, and love infusing all of my art with whimsy, fun, and of course, color.”

The Handkerchief Shop

“My name is Colleen Corcoran. I am the owner of The Handkerchief Shop and the creator of Happy Hanky, The Hank handkerchiefs and Pet-kerchiefs for our furry friends. I take pride in sourcing 100% cotton fabrics and pretty laces so I can create beautiful wedding keepsakes and wardrobe staples for men, women and pets!”

The Poetry of Silk

“Botanical dyer extracting colors in harmony with nature. Every step is slow-crafted by hand in my studio: from dyeing silk using plant dyes from flowers, roots, foliage, nuts, fruits, and woods; sourced from fair trade companies or locally foraged, to lightly pressing for a natural texture, and rolling onto handmade wooden spools.”

Tin Parade

“Napkin Wraps are a twist on a classic napkin ring. The Napkin Wrap collection combines metal, fabrics and leather into distinct accent for table settings.”

Wayfaring Prints

“Graphic designer, photographer and wannabe Joanna Gaines with a passion for helping people travel in style.”


Amanda Louise Design

“Amanda is an artist and designer based in Ohio who specializes in hand lettering and illustration. She draws inspiration mostly from the beauty of nature and creates designs with a modern edge. She is on a mission to spread love, encouragement, and a little bit of magic through unique and uplifting gifts and home decor.”

Blue Dogwood Boutique

“Kate Shore is a painter living in Orlando, Florida. When she’s not painting glassware and canvases for Blue Dogwood Boutique, she also paints scenery and props for theatres and theme parks. Most of her clothes have paint on them. All of her clothes have dog hair on them.”

Creations By Sasha

“I love designing unique and personalized custom stationery for weddings and events and making awesome mugs for the go-getter woman who loves wine and coffee!”

Creative Heart Press

“Creative Heart Press is a boutique brand of joyful products that add style to your life & inspiration to your heart. From tees and mugs to gold foil prints, Creative Heart Press offers something that everyone can enjoy, share and display from home to office.”

Earl Grey & Polka Dots

“Sara Pietila creates products that foster connection and celebrate the women in our lives that stand shoulder to shoulder with us, especially since her best friend Lisa died last year. Her collection: steady + flight was created in honor of Lisa and represents the beautiful balance of friendship through images of anchors & hot-air balloons.”

Full Heart Co

“Your hand-lettering, non-profit loving, Lilly Pulitzer wearing friend. I am here to inspire and encourage you to live a life of joy, influence, and grace. I want that for me + I want that for YOU.”

HERE. a pop-up shop

“Be HERE. & NOW, cheers to all things (coffee, tea, wine – in any order), including appreciation for your tribe. Know it’s your positive vibe that attracts them! xo, Amy & El”

I Love Nice People

“I Love Nice People is a give-back home and clothing line. For every item purchased, 40% is donated to help end human trafficking and modern-day slavery.”

Lemon Zesty

“Artist Monica Martino chronicles the absurdity and weirdness of everyday life, as messy, awesome and perplexing as it is. She was a producer for the Discovery Channel for almost 20 years but was seriously injured while filming in the Amazon. During the long recovery, she started drawing and painting. She founded Lemon Zesty in 2017 with the goal of creating ‘fresh art with a sour twist’.”

Prairie Cloth Company

“I’m Emily and I started Prairie Cloth Company after we decided to cloth diaper our daughter. I wanted to share all the easy and fun ways to turn homes eco-friendly.”

Rachel Allene

“Rachel Heckmann is an educator, product shop owner, encourager, and the creative stylist and director at Rachel Allene, an online shop that is dedicated to creating heartfelt products in order to inspire creativity, joy, and gratitude in women.”

Rosalynne Love

“Rosalynne Love is an apparel and mug shop, specializing in lettered products that bring joy to your life and your home. She accidentally started her business while in design school, and where her love for screenprinting was born.”

Sweet Water Decor

“Sweet Water Decor is a motivational + inspirational brand based in Pittsburgh, PA. Owner + Designer, Melissa creates hand lettered designs for each item in the shop.”

The Paper Hatchet

“Sometimes a guy just needs to send his friend a card that is not covered with kittens and glitter! We created this company because we believe hand written notes and are still important and our cards give men memorable ways to add a personal touch to their correspondence. We are a family and veteran owned business and proud that our cards are made in the USA.”


Graphic Anthology

“Graphic Anthology designs joyful stationery and gifts in the Pacific Northwest. Our products are a modern mix of cheerful stylized illustration, bold type, and bright color. Inspired by our multiracial experience, Scandinavian simplicity, and kindness through connection, Graphic Anthology goods encourage relationship making (and maintaining) through the exchange of words on paper.”

Love Offering

“As someone who’s experienced the hardship of loss, I desired to create something that sparks joy and hope in the time of grief. I hope that this gift brings sweet comfort during the holiday season. Each ornament is hand painted pink and blue as a representation of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Infant Loss Awareness with the color yellow as a sign of Hope. Ornaments are measured 3 1/4 inch and made of glass.”

SBurkeDesign & Co

“Sam Burke, a graphic designer that is known for her unique and fun paper goods. Also for her one of kind customizable gifts.”

Younique Ornaments

“After designing quilted ornaments for family and friends for years, we decided to share our creations with others. Our unique quilted and painted glass ornaments are lovingly created to be given, cherished and rediscovered year after year.”




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