Handmade freshwater pearl strand necklace

Freshwater pearl strand necklace - monthly subscription gifts for women, from Fair Ivy!

January subscribers to all three of our subscriptions (Jewelry, Duet and Original—which is now closed) received this gorgeous pearl necklace, handmade by Just A Charm Jewelry. It’s the essence of class, without being overly fancy (so you can wear it on a regular day or dress up a fancy evening outfit with it!).

Freshwater pearl necklace - monthly subscription gifts for women, from Fair Ivy!

Freshwater pearl strand necklace - monthly subscription gifts for women, from Fair Ivy!

Freshwater pearl necklace - monthly subscription gifts for women, from Fair Ivy!

Freshwater pearl necklace - monthly subscription gifts for women, from Fair Ivy!

The packaging it came in was absolutely wonderful as well.  In a little kraft box with lace-type ribbon and organic twine, it was sealed with a cute circular sticker from the small business.  It felt like very organic gift wrapping–our favorite kind!

Creative gift wrap from fair ivy

Unique gift wrap from fair ivy

Artist's Info card from fairivy.com

Artist's Info card from fairivy.com

The Artist’s Card read:

“We make contemporary jewelry with clean and simple geometries. Each piece is handcrafted in New York City with sterling silver, gold-filled, semi-precious gemstones and delicate charms.  The style is modern, versatile, minimalist and understated.

We couldn’t agree more!

Creative gift wrap from fair ivy

Freshwater pearl necklace - monthly subscription gifts for women, from Fair Ivy!

Want to pick up this lovely pearl necklace as a surprise gift for a friend (or yourself)?  Head on over to Just A Charm’s Shop!

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One Little Mama ❤s Fair Ivy

Blogger One Little Mama loves Fair Ivy’s February jewelry surprise

This month, mom and handmade-loving blogger Kilee from One Little Mama was signed up for Fair Ivy’s Duet Subscription.  And she loved it!

Now, we don’t want to reveal the surprise too soon since February isn’t over yet, but if you are a super curious cat and want to know what the February gift is, click here to see the review and more photos of Kilee with her Fair Ivy monthly surprise gift (the item is hidden in the below picture)!

Review of Fair Ivy surprises
Photo from Onelittlemama.com

Ps.  You should totally check out One Little Mama in general for wonderful diy ideas, thrift store finds and fashion tips!  She also handmakes awesome stuff!

One Little Mama - review

Grapefruit Shea Soap

Grapefruit shea soap - monthly surprise gifts from fairivy.com

January 2014 was the last month of Fair Ivy’s Original Subscription—the one that sent three items per month (including one bath product).  This lovely grapefruit shea soap by Whispering Willow was the final of the bath product surprise gifts sent out—and boy was it lovely!  It not only smelled great, but had a wonderful color and came packaged so beautifully!

Grapefruit shea soap - monthly surprise gifts from fairivy.com

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We really liked the packaging—the wrapping paper felt like papier mache!  And the thin gold ribbon was a lovely touch.

Plus, look at that wonderful ingredient list—so clean!

Grapefruit Shea Soap

Ingredients:
Olive Oil
Distilled Water
Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Unrefined Shea Butter

Creative gift wrap from fair ivy

Unique gift wrap from fair ivy

Artist's Info card from fairivy.com

We love the logo and Artist’s Info card that came with this Artisan Grapefruit scented soap bar.  The card reads:

“Whispering Willow is a small bath & body company in NC made up of Julia & Wayne — a husband and wife team.  Together we handcraft natural bath & body products using organic oils, essential oils and eco-friendly packaging.  Additionally, we commit 10% of our profits to charity.

All of this means you can enjoy our products with peace of mind, knowing that not only are they great for you, but they are also helping to create a cleaner and healthier world for everyone.”

Artist's Info card from fairivy.com  

Grapefruit shea soap - monthly surprise gifts from fairivy.com

Want to pick up a bar of this grapefruit shea soap for yourself?  Or perhaps try a different scent?  Head on over to Whispering Willow’s store!

Sign up for handmade surprise packages

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