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Research shows shopping for the one you love makes you happy - who knew?! I know a lot of people aren't into shopping for Valentine's Day, and I'm not particularly a big fan of it either, but I do love surprising people with little, unexpected gifts all throughout the year. They don't have to be anything crazy. Every once in a while I'll pick up, say, a mini lipstick for a make-up loving girl friend, some cassava chips for my dad at the health food store since he's crazy about snacks, or a book for the guy I'm seeing, since he loves to read. They're not big gifts - I call them "little happies" - but they're a nice way to brighten someone else's day, and in doing so, it brightens my day. And I love to receive little happies as well! A few months ago, I mentioned I was getting low on hair ties and a few days later, I got an amazon box in the mail with my favorite hair ties. They're nothing crazy - those little bags of Goodies hair elastics are my favorites - but I just thought it was the most thoughtful thing for someone to do and it was such a nice surprise.
In this year's Valentine's Day Gift Guide Giveaway, we're featuring a bunch of items from small businesses we love to support. One lucky US-based winner will receive everything here! To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us a time you've gifted or received a "little happy," or what "little happies" - if any - you like to gift and receive. Then, head to the Rafflecopter widget directly below and record your entry. If you have an email address you use for promotions, feel free to use that one because my entering to win, you give permission for the sponsors to be in touch, on occasion, with promotional emails. Due to international laws, this giveaway is open to US-based people only, although we'd still love to hear from our international readers. Thanks for supporting us!
Organic Optics Co. - Walnut Wood Sunglasses - $40 - Organic Optics, owned by two brothers, gets their inspiration from their Southern California Roots, mixed with family ties to Texas. They incorporate beach and country roots into handmade, 100% natural wood sunglasses. These handcrafted, Walnut Wood sunglasses are truly unique and functional. Featuring a flexible metal hinge and reflective green polarized lenses (UVA/UVB 400 rated) these stylish shades provide excellent protection for your eyes. Use YOGA15 for 15% off during the month of February.
Poreganics - Purifying Rose Cleanser - $38 - Restore your youthful glow while leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated by eliminating makeup and other impurities. Their mission is to develop skin care products with the mindset of a lifestyle commitment. Their products are developed with the highest quality of natural ingredients. They are Paraben-Free, Cruelty-Free, Sulfate-Free, Phthalates-Free and Vegan. Use code PGxYBC for 15% off.
The Yellow Bird - Face Oil, Peppermint Tea Tree Bar Soap, Lavender Lemongrass Bath Bomb - $51 - The Yellow Bird is a family-run, all natural skin care company that uses pure and simple ingredients, free of synthetic chemicals, to nourish skin and promote health. All of their products are handmade in the USA and are perfect for the entire family, especially for those with allergies and chemical sensitivities. They strive to provide products that are full of simple yet powerful ingredients (you can read everything on the label!). Their face oil reduces signs of aging with our natural two-step skincare regimen. The peppermint tea tree soap is a popular choice for those with acne, eczema, and other irritated skin conditions. Relax with their Lemongrass and Lavender bath bomb that is full of rich oils to promote skin regeneration and elasticity. Use code YOGA15 for 15% OFF.
Luxe Pillow - The Luxe Pillow 'Down-Alternative' Two Pack - $135 - Have trouble sleeping? If you answered yes it's time to take a look at your pillow. For something as important as sleep, which affects everything from your mood, to your health, to productivity at work and your relationships, a good night's rest is paramount. Luxe Pillow is a premium pillow company that has designed their pillows to help you sleep better, feel great, and achieve more! The Luxe Pillow 'Down-Alternative' pillows consist of a polyester gel fill that feels just like down. It's engineered in three separate compartments using 3C Technology. It means that you get superior softness with structure and support. Use code YOGA15 for 15% off.
Looseberry - Iyoga Past The Ankle Mesh Flow Pants - $62 - Looseberry is a Massachusetts based online Clothing Store (Brand) founded by clinical mental health therapist Vanina. They believe in making the world a better place by empowering others on their journey of the Self. Through practice and dedication Looseberry believes everyone is capable of becoming their better Self, leading mindful authentic lives. With this belief in mind, Looseberry features athleticyogi inspired apparel and accessories for the fashionista in you! Free flow in style with these Iyoga Past The Ankle Mesh Flow Pants – made of high quality polyamide and spandex, making them moisture wicking and breathable. Super four way stretch comfy and light soft feel. Bottoms Up No Problem! Looking chic and feeling good every workout! Use code YOGA15 for 15% off.
aTana LLC - Binghi Cross Body Bag - $125 - The Sanskrit word, aTana, means to wander. aTana is an eco-conscious bag and accessory line with an emphasis on yoga, festival, and travel. They are committed to designing products that are sustainably made using the highest quality materials and superior craftsmanship. As a member of 1% for the Planet, a portion of their sales are donated to fight plastic pollution and other environmental causes. Use code YOGA15 for 15% off.
Tee-Owels - 2 Hair Towels - $29.98 - Tee-Owels is a startup company that makes T-Shirt material hair towels for women who use T-Shirts as towels. For many women, especially in curly and ethnic hair care, tee shirt material is better for drying hair than regular bath towels and microfiber because its soft texture reduces the friction that causes damage breakage, and frizz. Tee-Owels are all about creating better hair care options for women of All hair types, thereby bringing you a full length sophisticated hair towel. Use code YOGA15 for 15% off.
Faerie's Dance, Inc. - Alba No Wire Support Bra - $38 - An eco-friendly, certified organic cotton support bra without wire or padding. This bra has covered under-bust elastic and inside shaping that supports like a wire without the metal. This makes a great t-shirt bra since the front stretches to form a smooth fit. Adjustable straps, 3-position back close and double layered fabric without padding. Use code Yoga10 - 10% off anything in the store through end of February.
Spray Studio - Hydro Glow Facial Tanning Mist - $29 - Spray Studio is a sunless tanning lifestyle brand combining healthy, high quality body care products for your sunless tan and fun accessories your sunny sunless life!
Spray Studio's Hydro Glow Facial Tanning Mist is made with organic skin-specific facial waters and oils. Each bottle is filled with skin loving nutrients for your perfect shade of glow and is also known to greatly improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation. Just spritz on brush and buff onto face and neck, leave 8+ hours, and enjoy your sun-kissed glow for days. Use code YOGA15 for 15% off.
MELT Method - Hand & Foot Treatment Kit - $49.99 - The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to begin reducing the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. The MELT Hand and Foot Treatment is an innovative self-treatment technique that can make your whole body feel better in just minutes. By stimulating the hands and feet, this easy-to-learn treatment can help reduce many common painful symptoms in just minutes a day.
Nāhele Designs - Liliʻi Earrings - $55 - Hawaiian Curly Koa earrings with vibrant teal angel wing shell inlay and 14k gold filled wires. Handmade in Maui, each Nāhele Designs piece is uniquely crafted using salvaged and reclaimed materials from world class musical instruments. They go to great lengths to source materials that are not only environmentally responsible, but also have a colorful history. The majority of the master grade Hawaiian Koa comes from the workshop of DeVine Guitars and Ukuleles, where custom instruments are handcrafted for musicians worldwide. Use code YBC15 for 15% off.