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Made in the USA: Hostess Gift Ideas

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Attending a bridal shower, birthday party or family gathering soon and looking for a simple and charming gift to bring for the hostess or guest of honor? Take a look at this range of made in America around the house items available now on Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s website.
Simple and Sweet, Smelling That Is

Drawer sachets never go out of style. Give a gift that keeps on giving with charming sachets filled with the calming scent of real lavender flowers. Friends who travel frequently can even tuck one into their suitcase for a real treat when they are on the road. Charming imagery on Hope Pink Ribbon Sachet or Heart Flowers Sachet is sure to make anyone smile. Wonderful aromas are also achieved with jar candles in fragrances such as watermelon or strawberry, just right for the busy hostess who wants to keep room’s smelling fresh.

Hope Pink Ribbon Sachet
Heart Flowers Sachet Watermelon Jar Candle

Life is Good Beach Clock Beach Time

Whether you have a friend who decorates their bathroom in a seaside beach theme or you have a friend who does the same in their dining room, these charming accents feel fresh from the sea to enhance relaxation and laid back atmosphere in every room. Life is Good Beach Clock will remind you of the time while keeping your mind on all things beach related, whether for an in-town home or ocean front cottage. Beach Time Placemat or Coaster Set make a wonderful duo for giving to a friend who hosts summer gatherings in their yard or coastal home.

Beach Time Placemat

Beach Time Coaster Set

Patriotic Charm

Many folks decorate with Americana theme all year round. Enhance the collection of a close friend with charming gift ideas just right for Fourth of July parties or for display throughout the year. Americana Candle Jar is available in two sizes and features rustic imagery on pasted labels and inviting scents of favorite American desserts in wax colors of red, white and blue. Americana Coaster Set and America & Flag Sign Blocks offer primitive imagery for display on patriotic occasions or all year long.

Americana Candle Jar
America & Flag Sign Blocks Americana Coaster Set

Non-slip Pastry Mat Handy Kitchen Helpers

Hostess gifts are often overlooked when attention should be paid to the guy or gal who opened their home for a special event or gathering of friends and family. Show your appreciation for their hard work, especially if they prepared the food, by giving the gift of a reliable cooking tool that they can use in the kitchen. Non-slip Pastry Mat is simply essential for any host who makes pies, cookies or other delectable desserts. Kitchen Helper Guide is always welcome in any kitchen, by new or seasoned cooks alike. Garlic Keeper offers an easy way to keep garlic fresh for friends who adore Italian cooking.

Kitchen Helper Guide Garlic Keeper

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Made in the USA: Alice Backman Potholders, Hot Pads and Sachets

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Coordinate your country kitchen with matching kitchen textile collections. Unique designs by Alice Backman add charm and functionality to your kitchen or dining room. Hot pads and pot holders protect your counters and your hands. Sachets filled with various natural scents and spices produce a lovely aroma in a kitchen pantry or cupboard.
Patriotic Flowers Potholder My Dog Potholder
Kitty in the Garden

This svelte black feline peers amongst hollyhocks and sunflowers on a bright spring day. Happy to be amongst the flowers enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the garden. PairĀ  Kitty Garden Hot Pad and Kitty Garden Sachet for a purr-fect addition to your kitchen. Kitty Garden Potholder pulls the entire look together for a coordinated look offering a decorator’s touch. For added charm, each of these darling kitchen accents are made right here in the USA. Imagine the possibilities for decorating and the gift giving opportunities each piece offers.

Kitty Garden Sachet
Kitty Garden Hot Pad Kitty Garden Potholder

Sunflower & Blue Jay Potholder Bright and Cheerful

Make your kitchen or dining room the brightest, warmest room in any house. Create an inviting space worth spending time in with family and friends. Bring more color into every meal with these whimsical potholders. Sunflower & Blue Jay Potholder is as bright as can be, showcasing vibrant imagery on a white background. It sure would bee cute to give this next potholder, Teapot With Bee, to a tea loving friend. Cat on Bench features a sweet kitting dreaming amongst the garden blooms.

Teapot With Bee Potholder Cat on Bench Potholder


Traditional colonial symbols for hospitality, pineapples will make your family and friends feel welcome. Pineapples are not just for eating – display them throughout your home to encourage a comfortable, welcoming vibe. To start, pair Pineapple Potholder and Pineapple Sachet for a thoughtful and traditional addition to your kitchen.

Pineapple Potholder Pineapple Sachet

Hints of Red

Many homes feature kitchens showcasing red accents. We make it easy to update your decor with this powerful and popular color. Gingerly perched on a branch, this cardinal makes it through winter dreaming of the warmer weather of next year on Winter Cardinal Hot Pad. Add in the red berries on Spice Sachet and you are well on your way to coordinating your red themed country kitchen.

Cardinal Hot Pad Spice Sachet

Winter Kitty

Holly berries surround the black border framing the central feature of Winter Kitty Hot Pad and Potholder. For year round use, adding a special touch during the holiday season and well into winter.

Winter Kitty Potholder Winter Kitty Hot Pad

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Holiday Gift Ideas Under $25

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we are proud to share with you some great gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. This collection of features products that are all priced $25 and under. Whether you’re looking for the perfect hostess gift or a small addition to an existing gift, you’ve come to the right place. From handcrafted ornaments to made in Maine gift ideas, we’re sure you can find something for that special someone, at just the right price. Happy holidays from everyone at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!

Sitting Bunny Ornament A Distinctive Holiday Gift

It could be said that an ornament collection is not quite ever complete. Each year, add a new ornament to a friend’s collection with any one of these unique options. For a festive touch on a gift package, simply fasten the ornament to the gift with ribbon or thread. An added accent goes a long way when giving gifts; little touches make the whole exchange much more heartfelt. Sitting Bunny Ornament will add sparkle to any tree, and Felt Star Ornament adds a handmade appeal. Maine moose features lights wrapped in his antlers for a truly magical touch to any holiday decorating.

Felt Star Ornament Maine Wool Moose Ornament With Lights

A Gift from Maine

Ah, Maine. The sound of the ocean and the wind whispering through the pine trees. The smells of the sea salt air and the sweet hint of balsam fir in the forest. There are so many things that we cherish about our great state of Maine, and we love to share these things with all of you. Give a gift inspired by this great state with an Embroidered Balsam Pillow or an Embroidered Balsam Tree Ornament made right here in Maine; both are filled with fresh Maine balsam fir needles. This adorable terracotta owl will hold balsam essential oil, made right in Maine. Artist Harry Smith, from Maine, designed the tree ornament and the terracotta owl.

Embroidered Balsam Pillow Sachet
Embroidered Balsam Tree Ornament Terracotta Owl Diffuser

Peppermint Salt and Pepper Shakers For the Cook and Entertainer

Ring out the bells for Christmas, and grab the entertaining supplies, too! Every budding chef, and trained veterans, too, will appreciate a thoughtful gift made just for them and their kitchen. Festive accents like the Peppermint Salt and Pepper Shakers will make adding spice so much more fun during the holiday season. Whimsical Days of Christmas Flour Sack Towels feature fun interpretations of the classic holiday song with cheerful imagery for each themed line. Everyone needs a glass cutting board for their cheese plate – glass stays cooler than wood, and the bits of cheese are easy to clean off!

Whimsical Days of Christmas Flour Sack Towel Winter Friends Glass Cutting Board

For the Kids

Make the holiday season magical with items that are sure to please every kid on your list. Gifts such as the Felted Flower Kit or the Felted Purse and Hat Kit will grab a child’s attention for hours and provide them with an engaging hobby that they can develop for years to come. Santa’s Key makes the arrival of the jolly old man himself magical for every home, especially those without a fireplace for Santa to slide down. Give the key with the instructions to a curious child, and then bake some cookies for the big man to enjoy on Christmas Eve.

Santa's Key
Felted Flower Kit Felted Purse and Hat Kit

Gifts for Friends

Close friends and family members deserve something special each holiday season. A perfect gift does not need to cost much, as is seen here with this selection of items. Grab the gift that will be both functional and decorative, all year long. With a Wine and Friends sack, bring a bottle of wine to the hostess’ party and leave the reusable sack for future usage. A whole range of soup bowls are available including the Comfort and Cheer option featured below. Start a new tradition with a friend by giving a puzzle piece wall plaque that can be adjusted and modified from year to year to accommodate new pieces.

Wine and Friends Bottle Sack
Comfort and Cheer Soup Bowl Family Rules Puzzle Piece Wall Art

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