The Holiday Gift Guide For Grandparents

Welcome back to this week’s blog, the Holiday Gift Guide for Grandparents! I am Hadley Webb, and I am with the Marketing team here at Anita.

Growing up, one of my fondest memories with my Grandma was going to her house. We always worked on a different quilting or sewing projects while I was over and that was our bonding time! She taught me everything I know about sewing, so this week’s gift guide is very special to me.

I hope that through this gift guide, you are able to not only find a few collections for your grandparents, but also make memories that will last a lifetime through the gift that you choose!  

Pin Cushion

(Holiday Gift Guide Exclusive – Editor’s Pick)

The staple piece in any sewing kit is a pin cushion! This was the first item my grandma made me save up for when she began teaching me to Sew. I would have loved to purchase this and create one myself. It is not too late for you to add a personalized Pin Cushion to your sewing room, though!

Keepsake Sack

Recycling is the new thing! With this Keepsake Sack you can stop wasting all of your paper and plastic bags by switching to this reusable one. You can use it to store your All Access magazines or you can use it to carry all of your groceries home in! Either way, this bag is going to help you REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE!

Sewing Machine Cover

(Holiday Gift Guide Exclusive – Editor’s Pick)

 

It is no secret that these machines are not cheap! So we need to make sure they are protected. This machine cover is a great way to ensure you are getting the most life out of your machine and that it is being taken the best care of!

Needlepoint Nativity

A nativity scene for our Holiday Gift Guide is a necessity! What is great about this collection is there are so many different designs and they can all be transformed into ornaments. The possibilities with this collection are endless. You could create a whole Christmas tree nativity scene with Needlepoint Nativity!

Pocket Hand Warmers

There is no reason to accept the cold! With these Pocket Hand Warmers you don’t have to. These hand warmers are not a one time use product like the drug store hand warmers so you can reuse them to stay warm all winter!

Country Pot Holders

We know Grandparents LOVE to cook, so what better gift than this Country Pot Holders collection? This collection includes the most beautiful designs that are not specific to any season so you can use them year around!

Jewelry Bowls

This gift is tailored more towards the grandladies (that’s what I call grandmas). Diamonds used to be a girl’s best friend but nowadays ALL jewelry is a girl’s best friend! These Jewelry Bowls are a great addition to any grandparent’s jewelry box and will help them organize while also adding a pop of color!

Chic Travel Accessories

If the grandparents in your life are anything like the ones in mine, they are always on the go! Whether it is to come visit you or go visit a friend, these Travel Accessories will help them get to point A to point B a lot easier!

Toilet Paper Caddy

(Holiday Gift Guide Exclusive – Editor’s Pick)

This is a collection that can be put to use! With the Toilet Paper Caddy, you don’t have to worry about the person receiving this gift, never using it. There is nothing better than gifting something that is practical!

Mylar Christmas Card

I had to add the Mylar Christmas Card to this gift guide. Grandparents are notorious for giving cards for every holiday! They love to add a personal touch and they will read through cards for hours to find one that expresses how they feel perfectly. Well now, they actually will be able to express themselves perfectly, because they will be the ones creating the card from scratch!

I hope these 10 collections have given you more direction this holiday season! You can view our For Grandparents Holiday Gift Guide page here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Customer Experience team at customerexperience@anita-goodesign.com. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

Holiday Gift Guide – For Babies and Kids

Welcome to this week’s holiday gift guide from Anita Goodesign! My name is Gretchen Lindsay and I am the Digital Marketing Manager Over here at Anita, we’ve been busy gearing up for another holiday season and this year we are excited to offer a new holiday gift guide each week leading up to Christmas. This week’s gift guide is “For Babies and Kids!”

Creating gifts for babies and kids is sew much fun. There’s truly nothing like a child’s imagination, so for this gift guide, we chose designs that were imaginative, sweet, and creative. I hope this gift guide helps you create the perfect present this holiday season!

Baby Bibs

Anita Goodesign Baby Bibs, holiday gift guide

How cute are these baby bibs? Our Baby Bibs collection is the perfect gift to make for a baby because you’re making a gift that’s handmade, practical, and personal. Plus, you’ll love how easy it is to stitch these bibs out! 

Baby 1,2,3* (Holiday Gift Guide Exclusive – Editor’s Pick)

Baby 1,2,3

Baby 1,2,3 is a huge collection of baby and toddler-friendly designs that are sure to bring a smile to the parents-to-be and everyone who comes across their beautiful new family. It includes 150 adorable designs for the new baby’s blanket, pillows, toys, clothes, and more! There are so many animals, appliqués, and phrases to combine and choose from, the nursery will be overflowing with love!

Classic Baby

machine embroidery designs, holiday gift guide

Our Classic Baby Embroidered Additions Collection is a tribute to timeless baby designs. Plus, it’s part of our Embroidered Additions collection. Every Embroidered Additions collection consists of 15 different embroidery designs with each design coming in 4 different sizes. Embroidered Additions, Classic Baby, makes adding these designs to clothing, projects, and quilt blocks sew easy!

Blanket Stitch Baby* (Holiday Gift Guide Exclusive – Editor’s Pick)

in the hoop, machine embroidery

Blanket Stitch Baby is an absolutely darling quilting collection. The 20 main designs come in blocks and as individual designs. The blocks all include beautiful hand stippling and gorgeous borders. There are also folded fabric blocks, running stitch blocks and blank blocks included in the collection. It makes for a treasured keepsake!

Vintage Baby

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Here at Anita, we adore our Vintage Baby Collection. This collection is full of soft and beautiful baby designs. There are storks, booties, rattles, a rocking horse, a baby buggy and a host of others. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!

Baby Christmas

christmas machine embroidery designs

Maybe this is going to be your baby or grandbaby’s first Christmas! Well, with our Baby Christmas collection, it’s your opportunity to embroider Christmas designs on his or hers onesie, bibs or blankets. With 25 cute Christmas designs and sayings to choose from, we know you are sure to find just the perfect one for that new little bundle of joy.

Measure Me Growth Chart* (Holiday Gift Guide Exclusive – Editor’s Pick)

measure me growth chart, anita goodesign

Gone are the days of pencil marks on walls and notches in door frames. You’ll never have to worry about moving and losing your little one’s milestones with our precious Measure Me Growth Chart. This cute collection is a perfect touch to any little boy or girl’s room. Featuring an accurate scale measurement in the ruler blocks, these cute designs will climb tall with wild life fun!

Outer Space

anita goodesign outer space

These retro Outer Space designs are perfect for t-shirts and other garments. There are aliens, ray guns, space dogs and cats, and even more. I’m confident that your galactic-obsessed little one will find these designs out of this world!

Chunky Puzzles

Chunky Puzzles Anita Goodesign, holiday gift guide

Our Chunky Puzzles collection features two 6-piece puzzles made entirely from fabric and embroidery thread! These puzzles are a great gift for any little one. As a sure-fire way to boost self esteem, kids will learn to grow their cognitive and fine motor skills just by piecing together the bigger picture. Each puzzle can be used as a toy or finished and framed to display on the wall. 

Racetrack Playmat* (Holiday Gift Guide Exclusive – Editor’s Pick)

racetrack playmat, anita goodesign

Ready…set…start your stitching! Our Racetrack Playmat collection includes 25 different blocks available in 5 sizes. The blocks can be placed in any sequence to have your roads wind and turn any way you want. Let the race begin!

I hope these 10 collections have given you more direction this holiday season! You can view our For Kids and Babies Holiday Gift Guide page here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Customer Experience team at customerexperience@anita-goodesign.com. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

Holiday Gift Guide – For Hostess

Hello Everyone! It’s Hadley and I’m here to welcome you back to this week’s blog.  All year, but especially during the holidays, everyone is always so thankful for that friend or family member that takes on the burden of hosting. It truly saves the rest of us from the stress of planning. How do we show them our appreciation and thank them for all of their work? In this Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess, we will go through 10 designs that we think are perfect for that! 

Celebration Bottle Aprons- 

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To kick off the Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess, I want to bring back the Celebration Bottle Aprons. Who doesn’t love a bottle of wine or champagne!? They make every party/gathering more fun. Why stop there? With this adorable bottle apron you can dress up the drink that you are gifting to your host this year. What makes this gift even better is that it is not seasonal. You can add this to your bottle at any time during the year. 

 

Cuckoo Clock Danglers

Anita Goodesign Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess Cuckoo Clock Danglers

This design was selected because it will always be relevant. There isn’t an age group that wouldn’t enjoy having this design on their favorite things! Also, the most important skill to have when planning an event is time management, so this clock seems fitting for your host!

Seasonal Peeking Pot Holders

Anita Goodesign Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess Seasonal Peeking Pot Holders

What is the point in hosting if there is no food? Kidding! But really, I have never met a host who didn’t enjoy bragging about how good of a cook they were. It is usually what fuels their excitement to host. So, of course, we loved these Peeking Pot Holders as a gift for our fabulous host! 

Sunbonnet Sue For All Seasons

Anita Goodesign Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess sunbonnet sue seasons

We had to include this Anita favorite in our list of designs for our host! This design follows Sue through all 4 seasons. Making this a great gift for any time of the year and it can even become a gift that you give a different part of with each gathering that your host plans! 

Lotsa Hearts

Lotsa Hearts

Lotsa Hearts is a collection designed that you would think was created for a gift such as this. What better way to show how much we love the work put in by our host than a design full of hearts? What makes these hearts special is that it is they are created through smaller objects. So you can find a heart that describes your host’s interests perfectly! 

Hand Stitched Cork Coasters-

*Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess Exclusive – Hostess Pick

Anita Goodesign Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess Hand Stitched Cork Coasters

I have never met someone who enjoyed when their guests didn’t use coasters. That being said, our next gift idea is the Hand Stitched Cork Coasters, created to prevent the problem that all hosts hate. This is the situation that hosts dread the most, which is why it was selected as a host favorite! Not only is this a practical gift but it will mean so much coming from someone as a gift.

Napkin Corners & Rings

Napkin Corners & Rings

Here we go with another practical gift for our host! This time we can give them a gift that will help to decorate their dinning room table! It is always so much fun for hosts to be able to decorate the table, especially since a lot of times tables are used as a showcase and for looks, not actually for eating. Giving this as a gift will always keep you in the front of their mind when setting the table! 

Country Pot Holders

Anita Goodesign Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess Country Pot Holders

We mentioned the Seasonal Pot Holders Earlier, and here are some more! The farmhouse style has been in for a while now so we could not leave out these Country Pot Holders, great for the host who enjoys their farmhouse style decor!

Apron Faces

*Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess Exclusive – Hostess Pick

Anita Goodesign Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess Apron Faces

We already discussed how you cannot have a party without food. So why wouldn’t our Apron Faces be a great idea? What makes this design so great is that is also an express design. Which means that this will also make a great last minute gift idea! 

Valet Trays-

*Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess Exclusive – Hostess Pick

Anita Goodesign Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess Valet Trays

This collection is a great way to help your host keep their house as organized as possible while hosting their guest! The Valet Tray is also a fun creation for you as well because it has the ability to be mix and matched. That means that you can also include pieces and  customize this based on seasons or holidays!

I hope these 10 collections within our Holiday Gift Guide for Hostess, have given you more direction this holiday season! You can view our For Hostess Holiday Gift Guide page here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Customer Experience team at customerexperience@anita-goodesign.com. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide – For Teachers

Hi everyone! My name’s Elise Friedman, and I do the Social Media here at Anita Goodesign. This week’s Holiday Gift Guide, our Holiday Gift Guide for Teachers, is quite near and dear to my heart, as my mother is a 7th and 8th grade English teacher. 

I know that this has been an unprecedented year for everyone but especially our educators. From abruptly adjusting their lesson plans to work on an online platform to remote teaching, this academic year has been nothing shy of abnormal. So this holiday season, let’s show them some love and thank them for all they’ve done! Without further ado, here are my top ten products for teachers:

Back to School* (Holiday Gift Guide Exclusive – Teacher’s Pickholiday gift guide

She’s not a regular teacher, she’s a cool teacher! This online collection is bursting with fun and color. From the arts, to humanities, to math and science (personally least favorite subjects!), every subject is covered. Adorned with little emojis, this collection truly encapsulates the joy of learning!

Learn to Count

Anita Goodesign Learn to Count

Our children are our future, and we want to always make sure that they have the necessary tools in life to be great. When it comes to learning, you must know the fundamentals before you move on to the hard stuff. For this collection, we combined beauty and brains to mold this creative project.

Occupations

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This collection includes 12 different professions such as teacher, police officer, dentist and engineer. Each trade includes an assortment of designs associated with each line of work. For example, an apple from the Teacher large design can be stitched separately onto a lunch bag or sweater because it is offered as in individual design.

Class Act Desk Set

Anita Goodesign Class Act Desk Set

This design set consists of four different desk accessories–a desk pad, a mouse pad, a pencil holder, and a paper holder. All four are done in the hoop, with the two holders requiring a bit of machine-sewing for final assembly.

Apples

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Perhaps a bit cliché, but adorable nevertheless, this embroidery collection features 27 different realistic apple designs. This collection took a long time to digitize because every apple was shaded by hand using multiple colors. If you’re stitching out something for an educator in your life, I think this would look just darling on a flag.

Tea Bag Bookmarks* (Holiday Gift Guide Exclusive – Teacher’s Pick)

Anita Goodesign Tea Bag Bookmarks

We’ve taken the concept of tea bags and turned them into the perfect companion accessory for your next reading session! Each of the 12 designs included in this collection have been digitized to stitch out a main design, which will act to mark the page, as well as securing a string and tag.

Book Pillows

anita goodesign book pillows

Book lovers know the unique feeling of cracking open a brand new book and being transported to a new place. We can get lost in the pages, enjoying every moment. Every moment, that is, until we have someplace to be! Now, not only can you take your book with you, but you can also have a comfortable place to prop yourself up no matter where you go!

Pocket Notebook Covers* (Holiday Gift Guide – Teacher’s Pick)

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Let your notebook covers be bold and beautiful to show off your personality! With 10 notebook covers to choose from, you can organize and decorate all the binders and notebooks you need. Follow our step by step instructions to find out how to make the perfectly sized cover for a 1 1/2” three ring binder!

Cutesy Cozies

anita goodesign cutesy cozies

Carry your favorite cup around in style with these cute free standing cozies! Each design features a different motif and theme for you to customize with your favorite colors and fabrics! Choose from cozies with adorable animals such as a llama or panda, or make the cozy with the crown to showcase what a true queen (or king) you are!

Early Bird Organizer

anita goodesign early bird organizer

We all know how important it is to stay organized! We have created this collection for those who love quilting, as well as keeping organized. You will love seeing these birds come to life as each block is stitched out. These designs also have unique echo stitches which enhance the angles and curves of the shape of the whimsical birds, flowers, and birdhouses.

I hope these 10 collections have given you more direction this holiday season! You can view our For Teachers Holiday Gift Guide page here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Customer Experience team at customerexperience@anita-goodesign.com. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

 

Holiday Gift Guide – For Him

Welcome to this week’s holiday gift guide from Anita Goodesign! My name is Gretchen Lindsay and I am the Digital Marketing Manager. Over here at Anita, we’ve been busy gearing up for another holiday season and this year we are excited to offer a new holiday guide each week leading up to Christmas. This week’s gift guide is “For Him!” 

Let’s face it. Shopping for men can be a bear sometimes. But I’ve gone through our fabulous inventory to find the top picks for the special men in your life. I’m confident you’re going to love stitching out these manly, yet endearing, designs.

Dad’s the Man

Anita Goodesign Dad's the Man

Dads are not only fatherly figures, but they can also be our best friend and role model. What better way to show him how much you and the kids care than with a perfectly tailored message? Express your gratitude to that special father, grandfather, step dad or paternal figure in your life with Dad’s the Man.

Sports

Sports, Holiday Gift Guide For Him

If the men in your life love sports, our Sports Collection is perfect for them! Whether their game of choice is tennis, baseball, soccer, or any other sport including a ball, this series of designs is sure to look great on anything you choose to stitch them on (we personally recommend a drawstring bag or quilt).

Hunt Club

Anita Goodesign Hunt Club

Have a game hunter in your life? If yes, then Hunt Club is a perfect choice! This collection truly has It all. Ducks, hunting dogs, deer and many other designs that are sure to please. Decorate your country hideaway, woodsy living room, clothing, camping bags and more with dozens of designs we know you will love.

Manly Minis

Holiday Gift Guide For Him, Manly Minis

We wanted to create a collection for men that was subtle and could be worn everyday and the finished product was Manly Minis! We designed an assortment of 50 different designs that are all approximately 1.5” in size. These designs are perfect for golf shirts, dress shirts, ties or any other article of clothing. Best of all they are all only 1 color so they stitch quickly!

Lodge

Anita Goodesign Lodge

Is the man in your life the adventurous and outdoorsy type? Is his ideal vacation buried deep in the woods with nothing but a tent, fishing pole, and a campfire? Then our Lodge Collection will speak to his outdoorsman soul!

Motorcycles

Anita Goodesign Motorcycles

If the dude in your life has the need for speed and loves the sound of a revving motorcycle engine, this is the collection for him!  Our Motorcycles Collection features 10 different motorbikes, all with a different essence. Some of the bikes resemble vintage motorcycles, while others have a more modern look. Each design utilizes appliqués for an added splash of color and texture. Try adding these elements onto fun clothing projects like denim shirts and jackets, leather vests, bags, and more!

The Man Pack

The Man Pack, Gift Guide

Poker, cigars, and relaxing with buddies – the perfect guys night. The Man Pack is a collection filled with designs reminiscent of every guy’s idea of a low key evening. These designs look great stitched out on summer camp shirts – front or back!

Sport Fishing

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Our favorite thing about this collection is how realistic the designs are. The avid fisherman in your life will be impressed with how lifelike each design looks once it’s stitched out on his favorite fishing shirt and/or gear. The designs from our Sport Fishing Collection also look great stitched out on decorative pillows for your guy’s man cave.

The Great Outdoors

Anita Goodesign The Great Outdoors

Is your man happiest when he’s outside in The Great Outdoors? Then this quilting collection is the perfect gift for him! Each design included will remind him how wonderful Mother Nature is. With camping, wildlife, and fishing designs, he will always be reminded of how amazing The Great Outdoors really is.

Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day, Anita Goodesign

The marine lovers and avid fisherman in your life will love this designs from one of our favorite embroidery collections. Bring back fond memories of fishing with dad, a lake trip from your childhood, or even the smell of salt in the ocean air! With 18 different species from salt water to fresh water fish, our Catch of the Day designs will work swimmingly on all kinds of garments or decor items! In 3 sizes each, these fish will look great on vests, sweatshirts, hats, bags, or even framed on their own!

I hope these 10 collections have given you more direction this holiday season! You can view our For Him Holiday Gift Guide page here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Customer Experience team at customerexperience@anita-goodesign.com. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

Holiday Gift Guide – For Her

Hello and thank you for reading this week’s gift guide! As the holiday season approaches, we will be sharing a new gift guide each week through Christmas. Before we get started, I want to introduce myself. I am Hadley Webb and I am part of the Marketing team here at Anita Goodesign. This week I am going to go through all the Anita inventory to select the top gifts “For Her!” 

I personally love shopping and I know what a girl likes. Here at Anita we know that shopping is not everyone’s favorite pastime, so I am here to do all of the work for you and help you to find the perfect gifts for all of the special women and girls in your life!

Roaring Twenties

Anita Goodesign Roaring Twenties, Holiday Gift Guide

I am covering all these products in no particular order, however; I am really excited about this first design. When talking about Flappers and the Roaring Twenties there is no age range to purchase this product for. Every woman, no matter the age, can relate to this collection. It’s timeless! This collection takes us back to a time all about class, elegance and beauty, just what us gals want life to be about!

Anita’s Lace

Anita's Lace

Women love lace! This design is a favorite for HER because it can go on ANYTHING! Whether you need to add some flair to your dinner napkins or maybe add to a towel you have. The places you can put this design are endless and are sure to dress up anything you put it on!

Christmas Gift Tags

Christmas Gift Tags, Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas gift tags give regifting a new context. There are so many times we get someone a gift and it sits on their shelves for years or until they have forgotten a gift, then they decide to re-gift. Not with this design. This one can be a gift from you for them to make for someone else, and be able to add that personal touch!

Fashion Clutches

Anita Goodesign Fashion Clutches

No matter the age, a clutch is a closet essential. So what better gift than something that can be personalized and used daily. On top of adding to the closet this Collection also teaches a new technique, that is the zipper technique!

Quilted Greetings

Anita Goodesign Quilted Greetings

I don’t know about you, but cards are one of my favorite parts of gifts. I love saving them and looking back at the cards I’ve received over the years. This is a card that no one will be getting rid of any time soon. Name a better card than one that is created from scratch!? Gifting this to the special Lady or Ladies in your life will give them something to do for someone special in their life.

Candle Wraps

Anita Goodesign Candle Wraps

One of the more practical collections mentioned in this blog is the Candle Wrap collection. This design is great to pair with the home decor in anyone’s house. There are different styles and designs, one for any and all candles!

The Perfect Sewing Room

Anita Goodesign The Perfect Sewing Room

This is a great gift to give someone that you know LOVES to sew and needs to spruce up their sewing area. Think of this as a “sewing starter pack”. This Premium Plus Collection includes different techniques and designs. It is a great gift for those shopping for an Anita lover but isn’t sure what their special lady has or doesn’t have. This Collection includes a little of everything!

Princess Dream House

Anita Goodesign Princess Dream House

This is another design I selected for the younger ladies! Not only is this a thoughtful and fun gift to give but it is a great project to grow your skills. This Princess Dream House is something those little ladies can use for years and always be reminded of who gave it to them!

Mug Rugs & Coffee Wraps

Anita Goodesign Mug Rugs & Coffee Wraps, Holiday Gift Guide

I love this as the last gift because it is so useful! If you know a woman like me who lives on coffee and tea, you must get this collection as their Christmas gift! This collection comes with 10 designs. You can add this Coffee Wrap to your Starbucks coffee or to your home brewed cup. It is a design that will be around as long as you are still drinking your daily coffee!

I hope these 10 collections have given you more direction this holiday season! You can view our For Her Holiday Gift Guide page here.

Visit our site and see if you think there is something better for the special woman in your life. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Customer Experience team at customerexperience@anita-goodesign.com. Happy Holidays, everyone!

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