Wednesday, January 27, 2010

VD warning!

VD, or Valentine's Day as it's commonly known, is quickly approaching! Don't get caught at Jewel buying tired roses at 6pm on February 14th! I have put together some easy grab-n-go gifts for the special gal in your life. I have limited quantities of these, so it's best to shop early to get the most choices. The small reusable gift heart canisters start at $15, and contain some tried and true favorites put together in a special way. I've also got a few gift baskets put together, if you're more traditional. All of them feature a unified theme that will show her that you are thoughtful, caring, and supportive of businesses that are eco-friendly! What chick doesn't dig that?!

There are lots of great options for unique jewelry and hand knit accessories too. And if you are really inclined to buy flowers, we have some great recycled glass vases to put them in! Of course we have a nice selection of Valentine cards too--even some vintage reproduction ones with Valentine hankies tucked in them. And be sure to check out the Valentine-themed dishtowels!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Make Somebody's Day

It seems a lot of people are really down lately. Maybe they're struggling with crap at work or at school, maybe they're just not where they thought they would be by now, or maybe it's just the weather. Whatever the reason, a little "pick me up" gift could really help them know that you understand and care. These little gifts don't have to be big or expensive, it's just the fact that you're thinking of them that will maybe cheer them up a bit.

We have a selection of small Hide A Note cards. They're too small to mail in their little envelopes (each card is 2.5" square) but they're perfect for tucking into a backpack or briefcase or hiding in the medicine cabinet or a drawer. There are four cards in a pack with subjects like Thanks, Quotes, Kids, Friend, Birthday, Love, Get Well, and Encourage. That's potentially four days of cheer for $1.99.

For a quarter you can get an organic gourmet lollipop. For $1.50 you can get an aromatherapy smencil. For $2.50 you could give them a great scented votive candle. For kids, there are some great Melissa and Doug things for under $5--sticker books, coloring books, and kazoos. Everybody can use lip balm this time of the year (starting at $3.25). You know you love getting a new lip balm. . .

A handwritten note on some cheerful notecards can make a far away (or across the street) friend feel appreciated. Find some inspiration in a new box of notecards for yourself!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year's Greetings!

It is officially 2010, and I'm still wondering what I'm doing owning a business. It sure is fun (for the most part), though. I have to thank you all for your support over the last year and a half--of course I couldn't have done it without you!

What are your resolutions this year? We have plenty of things here at Fly Right to help you if you resolved any of the following:

  • To be more organized
  • To eat healthier/cook at home more/bring your lunch to work
  • To create less waste
  • To use more recycled/upcycled products
  • To keep in touch with old friends
  • To keep the house a little cleaner
  • To support local businesses and businesses that are environmentally conscious

All of these are worthy goals to achieve, even if you're not into making formal resolutions. As they say, every little bit helps.

I hope that 2010 will be a healthier, happier, more prosperous year for all of us!